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Monthly Archives: April 2015

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Metronom from Monoplugs – A metronome plus a rhythm and speed trainer

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Metronom (yes, I’m spelling that correctly) is a new app from Monoplugs, developers of the great B-Step Sequencer 2 Pro app (which I reviewed here). This one is exactly what you’d expect it to be – a metronome app. But it does add a bit more than just a metronome, as you can see in Rock On →

Johnny Mini hits the App Store

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Christopher Rice (Holderness Media) just released the iPhone version of his sweet tremolo effects app, called Johnny Mini. As with the others in the “Mini” series, this version has all the fun of the iPad version, but for your iPhone. If you missed the release of the iPad version, here’s a demo video showing it Rock On →

Diode-108 review – Another great drum sequencer for iOS

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Diode-108 is the newest drum app entry into the iOS scene, brought to us by the developers Vibrant Digital Engineering. Now, before you run away saying “Not another drum app”, hang in for a few minutes and read on. Diode-108 offers several very unique features that are not available elsewhere, and the easy-to-use interface and small Rock On →

This Music Plants Trees – A new compilation album to help the environment

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A new compilation album is being released to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Brought to you by Sound for Good Records, This Music Plants Trees is an album of 155 (!) tracks from many walks of life. There are a lot of familiar names from the iOS music scene, including Martin Neuhold, Frozen Lonesome, Rock On →

TC-Orbiter – A new MIDI iPhone controller for TC-11 and TC-Data

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Bit Shape Software, the developers behind the extraordinary TC-11 and TC-Data apps, have released a new app that allows you to use your iPhone as a motion controller. Called TC-Orbiter, the small app uses the gyroscope and accelerometer of the iPhone to transmit MIDI signals to your iPad. If you’ve played with TC-11 before, you Rock On →

New release from Adam Matza – Transitions

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The “holiday” of 4/20 saw a new album release from Adam Matza, called “Transitions”. This album is very heavy on the experimental side, and has a very live feel, owing to the fact that these tracks were live improvisational sessions at Hendricks Isle Studios (Fort Lauderdale) and live public performances between September 2014 and March of Rock On →

MoDrum and BassLine – Drum synth and bass synth sequencers for iOS

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Call me tardy to the party, but I’ve just recently picked up both MoDrum and BassLine from Finger Pro. I’m really having fun playing with these two together. These apps are definitely like peanut butter & jelly. MoDrum is a drum synth aimed at capturing the classic 808 drum sound. A few years ago, I Rock On →

Brute LFO – A modulation app for your analog synths

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Ever since buying an iPad, and delving deep into the world of iOS synth apps, I’ve fought a heroic battle to stay away from hardware synths. I’m up to my eyeballs in synth apps, so why would I need to descend into the money pit of analog synths. I’ve been good…up until I watched the Rock On →

Weeel! from Klevgränd is released – MIDI pitch bend and modulation control from your iOS device

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The developers over at Klevgränd have just released another new app, this one with the whimsical name Weeel!. Designed as a X/Y pad to control pitch bend and modulation for hardware devices that may lack a physical wheel to do this. Here is there launch video, which (sort of) shows off the app: As you Rock On →

PhaseRings gets a great update – Audiobus compatibility and more!

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PhaseRings, by developer Charles Martin, just got an update today, making it much more usable for iOS musicians. This update brings in both Audiobus and Inter-App Audio (IAA) compatibility, so you can now send these sweet sounds through your favorite effects apps, and into your DAW of choice. In addition, there is now full MIDI Rock On →