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iMusicAlbum updates FieldScaper for iPad & iPhone to v1.5

FieldScaper iPhone landscape

Igor Vasiliev of iMusicAlbum has released version 1.5 of FieldScaper, an advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a

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Dynamic Tonality releases XronoMorph: Loop generator

Dynamic Tonality XronoMorph

Dynamic Tonality has released XronoMorph, a free app for creating multilayered rhythmic and melodic loops. Each rhythmic layer is visualized as a

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Toontrack releases Classic Rock Grooves MIDI pack

Toontrack Classic Rock Grooves

Toontrack has announced the release of Classic Rock Grooves, a comprehensive collection of drum MIDI grooves inspired by a wide definition of

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Modstep is now a hub for everything; learn how to use it

Modstep, the step sequencer on steroids on iOS, just got a huge pile of new features. It hosts AU plug-ins (yes, iOS plug-ins). It adds per-track MIDI, for hardware and apps. It has loads of new features for clips and arranging. It is, basically, a MIDI daw with built-in instruments that’s unlike nearly anything on desktop – only it was designed from the ground-up for the iPad. In fact, it does so much that it’s a bit overwhelming. So, let’s take a birds-eye view of what’s new – and then turn to the singular educational force that s Jakob Haq to explain how to use it.

First, what’s new? A big release dropped just last week, called “1.1” – though “2.0” wouldn’t be a stretch.

Here’s the full feature list:
http://modstep.net/out-now-modstep-1-1/

The highlights:

Plug-ins. Work with Audio Unit plug-in instruments and effects on iOS – these are Apple’s new plug-in format that works both on desktop Macs and iOS. You can drag-and-drop instruments to tracks, and chain them together. So that means lots of sound combinations are at the ready (apart from Modstep’s own built-in instrument).

More MIDI. Per-track MIDI routing let you combine hardware and software instruments easily. There is also MIDI file import and export (so you could use Modstep to make clips to use in tools like Ableton Live, or import Standard MIDI Files – the developers were annoying me with endless renditions of the X-Files theme). And, adding to Modstep’s already impressive out-of-the-box support for hardware, there are new templates, too.

Clips and patterns are more usable. There’s a lot here. But you can pull up settings with a long tap, and see a preview of notes inside patterns. There are new options for how you manage and delete clips. Also, you can loop clips and loops and add scene follow action. That’s right – Modstep has added the feature that Ableton Live obviously needs yet still a decade later lacks, in the form of Scene “follow actions.”

More scale and tempo controls. Transposition, here we come: you can set a global scale. Or you can set scale and tempo per scene or scale per track, if you prefer.

Modstep acts as an effects processor. Route audio to and from a computer via Studiomux, or other apps via Audiobus. And you can add any number of plug-ins (until you run out of power) plus make master effects chains.

Play on the main screen. THere’s a global keyboard with pads and velocity so you can use the iPad as a controller, if you want. There’s also a metronome.

Also, a bunch of stuff is fixed.

AU: What is it good for?

So, Audio Unit plug-ins work on Modstep – great, now, where are the AU plug-ins?

Here are a few. Synths:

Effects and so – first, a bunch by Blamsoft:

And more:

  • RP-1 is a really pretty stereo delay processor (nicest of this bunch, actually, visually) with lots of routing options
  • MicSwap is a mic emulator, so very handy as a plug-in

Clearly, there’s nowhere near the selection and depth of what you get in desktop plug-ins – it seems the market just isn’t there yet. On the other hand, one or two of these – or even just a fondness for that great SEM synth – and you’ve justified the feature.

Tutorials

Start with this general overview:

Here’s a look at how internal instruments and plug-ins work – for the all-on-the-iPad workflow:

And here’s how MIDI works – for either apps (desktop or mobile) or outboard gear:

Or, for all the tutorials in one place, here’s a playlist:

More:

modstep.net

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Industrial Strength releases Mrotek – Rawstyle sample pack

Industrial Strength Mrotek Rawstyle

Industrial Strength Samples has released Rawstyle, a powerhouse production tool kit by Mrotek. Rawstyle starts off with three amazing sound sets to

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Kontakt Hub intros Synferno cinematic library by Rigid Audio

Rigid Audio Synferno

Kontakt Hub has announced the release of Synferno, a cinematic Sound Module by Rigid Audio, containing 300 different kits that can be

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Backpullver releases Vatanator drum machine for iPad

Backpull Vatanator

Backpullver has released Vatanator, a drum machine app for iPad. It comes packed with 140 built-in presets, and ability to add your

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Reveal Sound intros Ultimate Trance Bundle Volume 3 for Spire & Construction Kits

Trance Euphoria Ultimate Trance Bundle Volume 3 for Spire & Construction Kits

Reveal Sound has launched the Ultimate Trance Bundle Volume 3 for Spire & Construction Kits, a sound pack bundle by Trance Euphoria.

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Cymatics releases Savage Drums for Trap

Cymatics Savage Drums for Trap

Cymatics has announced the release of Savage Drums for Trap, a sample pack for trap music production. When you think of trap

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The Loop Loft Weekend Specials – Up to 90% off + free Hip Hop Drums Vol 2

The Loop Loft Weekend Deals Hip Hop Drums Vol 2

The Loop Loft has launched another round of Weekend Specials, offering up to 90% off selected products for a limited time. This

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