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Author Archives: Sean Garland

DrumPerfect Pro has arrived! The new version of DrumPerfect from Marinus J.G. van de Molengraft

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For me, one of the great aspects of iOS music apps are the great drum apps available. I’ve never owned any physical drum machine hardware, and I am a terrible, terrible drummer. So, having access to such incredible drum apps has allowed me to create tracks that I simply would not be able to do Rock On →

Kirnu Cream Mobile – A sophisticated arpeggiator for the iPad

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The long-awaited Cream Mobile arrived recently on the App Store, bringing a new take on arpeggiators. What once existed on the desktop is now available for iPad. While there are not any iPad demos from the developers just yet, take a look at this demo from the desktop version: Cream Mobile is a very deep, Rock On →

GeoShred review – Wizdom Music and MoForte release a new “shred synth”

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Wizdom Music, the developers known for Jordan Rudess apps like GeoSynthesizer and Jordantron, have teamed up with MoForte (makers of moForte Guitar), have recently released GeoShred for iPad. This app is like a cross between GeoSynthesizer and moForte Guitar, with many new features and sounds. Check out the excellent tutorial below for more: While the Rock On →

KORG iDS-10 – The Nintendo DS synth comes to iOS

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KORG recently launched the iDS-10 for iPhone, and in typical KORG fashion, there was not much advance hype about it. The app is a port of sorts of the Nintendo DS version, but with some updated visuals and features. The app is a dual-synth plus drum machine plus voice synth. Each of the two synths Rock On →

NOISE – A sweet new free app from ROLI, makers of the Seaboard RISE

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One of the more intriguing music hardware products of 2015 was the Seaboard RISE controller from ROLI. Launched on September 9th, the Seaboard provided users new ways to play music. While the Seaboard may have been a little out of the price range of many musicians, ROLI has just released a FREE app for the iPhone Rock On →

(Bring Back My) SynthMaster Love – A new video from Better Than Epic

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There is most likely a considerable crossover between readers of our site here and the Audiobus forum. If you haven’t signed up and browsed the forum over there, you really are missing out on some great discussions. And today brings us a collaboration between three Audiobus forum regulars (and one non-member). They have put together Rock On →

Rytmik Ultimate – A new groovebox app for iPad

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The developers Cinemax have just released their groovebox app Rytmik Ultimate for iPad (simultaneously released on the Nintendo 3DS and Windows Steam). Described as “a powerful pocket music station”, this app is geared towards those who like to make chiptune or club/techno tracks. Check out the launch demo video below: While not a traditional synth Rock On →

Audulus 3 has arrived – The massive modular synth app is here

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If you’re familiar with modular synths, you’re no doubt familiar with Audulus. It is a massive modular synth app that is universal to both iPhone and iPad, but also Mac (and coming soon to Windows). The newest version of the app has just been released today, called Audulus 3. Check out the launch video: Here’s just Rock On →

Waay: Music theory that matters gets an update – Now universal!

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Waay: Music theory that matters just got updated for iPhone today. This app, from developer Ten Kettles, is a great music theory app for both beginners and more experienced musicians. I did a review of the app when it launched for iPad (review here), and I really dig it. Here’s a look at their promo video: Rock On →

Funk Drummer review – The latest drum app from Luis Martinez

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Developer Luis Martinez has recently released the latest in his drum apps, this one with a brand new funk. It should be fairly obvious from the name in what to expect from Funk Drummer. Very similar in look and feel to his previous apps Rock Drummer (which I’ve reviewed here and here), Brazilian Drum Machine Rock On →