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Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Tap Delay – A new delay effects app from VirSyn


If you’ve been involved in the iOS music scene for any amount of time, you likely already own an app or two from VirSyn. While not only a developer that makes great iOS synths (Tera Synth, Cube Synth, etc.), they’ve also managed to create some great effects apps as well (Audio Reverb, Harmony Voice). To Rock On → – A circuit-bending synthesizer app for your iPad


There is a curious but fascinating subset of musicians out there who create music by circuit bending. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, circuit bending is “the creative, chance-based customization of the circuits within electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and digital synthesizers to create new musical or visual instruments Rock On →

Music from The ordinary – A soundtrack and novel from Chris Ritchie


Many iOS musicians are looking for ways to expand their exposure with their music. Many are creating great videos to go along with their tracks, and posting these on YouTube. Others are performing live with their iDevices to spread their music. As SoundCloud continues to become bloated and overrun, it’s tough to get your music Rock On →

Audiobus Remote has arrived – A new app from the Audiobus team


By now you’ve likely heard about the release of the new app from the Audiobus team – Audiobus Remote. Interest peaked last week when the team slowly started dropping hints about a “super secret” new app on the way. We can now finally see what they hype was about, and I think you’ll agree it Rock On →

Diode-108 gets a sweet new update – Advanced FX and more!


I’ve previously written about Diode-108, the excellent drum sequencer app from Vibrant Digital Engineering here and here. It’s a fantastic sequencer, full of samples that range from classic 808/909 sounds, more exotic electronic sounds, and even some impressive rock/acoustic kits. The app just got a nice update today, which added Advanced FX Mode, which allows you to add Rock On →

MIDIBrute by Numerical Audio – An iOS app to configure your MicroBrute or MiniBrute


I’ve slowly started dipping my toes into the world of hardware synths. While I had been exclusively iOS for many years (with the exception of my guitars, of course), I had managed to resist the siren song of analog synths. Until, I finally bought an Arturia MicroBrute earlier this year. A great synthesizer at an Rock On →

The Most of It – A new “greatest hits” album from Evangelos Koudonas


I’ve featured a lot of musicians and their albums here on iOS MARS, and the majority of those musicians make music that would be described as electronic, or ambient, or dance/EDM. But today, I’m here to tell you about the new album from Evangelos Koudonas, called “The Most of It”. This album is all about Rock On →

midiLFOs app review – A great way to add LFO modulation to your synths

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Every once in awhile, an app comes along that makes you think “Why didn’t anyone think of that before?” Developer Art Kerns has just released midiLFOs for iPad, and this is one of those apps. With midiLFOs, you can control your virtual iOS synths or hardware synths via midi using LFO waveforms. As you can Rock On →

Frobulator – A wild new effects app from Matthew Caldwell


A new effects app called Frobulator has just hit the iOS world. Billed as “an experimental stereo-modulated filter and spectral delay app”, it most certainly lives up to that. This is the first app from developer Matthew Caldwell. Check out the demo below. If you’ve read my previous reviews, you know that I really enjoy Rock On →

apeSoft app all get big makeovers in Version 2.0 – Stria, iPulsaret, and iDensity


There are some developers who just seem to “get it”. Making music on iOS devices can be a unique experience compared to hardware or desktop counterparts. Some of the best, and most unique, apps in the iOS world come from the developer apeSoft. Three of those apps were recently updated, bringing improved UI’s and even Rock On →