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Author Archives: Sean Garland

Poseidon Synth – A most excellent synth from VirSyn

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VirSyn is one of the most well-known developers in the land of iOS. From incredible synths (Tera Synth, Cube Synth) to great effects app (AudioReverb, iVoxel), musicians know what to expect when they purchase a new VirSyn app. But, I’m not sure any of us expected the sounds that are coming out of Poseidon Synth, Rock On →

SilQ Equalizer – A new 32 band stereo equalizer app from the maker of Guitar Capo+

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SilQ Equalizer was recently released for iPad, filling the void for equalizer apps on iOS. The developer behind SilQ is TonAppAs, who also brought us the excellent Guitar Capo+ guitar emulation. While there are a few equalizer apps available already on iOS (AUFX: PeakQ comes to mind), I do believe that none have the depth Rock On →

midiSequencer gets a big update – Now universal, as well as some other goodies

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A big update to midiSequencer just hit the App Store today, and it’s a beauty. The app is now universal, so you can use your iPhone to trigger either iOS synths or external hardware synths. There are not a lot of step sequencers for the iPhone, so this is a very welcome update! The app Rock On →

Kuvert – Swedish Envelopes – The next monthly effects app from Klevgränd Produktion AB

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Keeping their impressive promise of releasing one new app per month this fall, Klevgränd Produktion AB have just released Kuvert. Kuvert allows you to select from five envelope types – volume, low cut, high cut, “Glitch”, and Delay. Much like their previous apps, Kuvert features a very minimalistic interface that encourages you to interact and experiment Rock On →

AudioShare gets an update…but read this first BEFORE updating!

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The indispensable AudioShare app has just been updated, but I suggest reading the update notes first! Developer Jonatan Liljedahl gave users a heads-up in advance, that Apple has required him to remove the web browser functionality from AudioShare. This means that if you use AudioShare to download free user-created presets or samples, you will no Rock On →

FLUX: FX play – Noiise brings their great effects app to iPhone

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Noiise has just brought their fantastic effects app FLUX:FX over to iPhone in the app FLUX:FX play. As the iPad version is one of my favorite effects apps, I was very excited to hear that it would be available (in a slightly stripped-down version) for my iPhone. Check out this cool demo with a modular Rock On →

BIAS Pedal from Positive Grid – Create your own custom distortion pedals!

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Positive Grid has just released the latest in their iOS effects apps. BIAS Pedal allows the user to custom-build their own distortion pedal, or tweak some of the existing preset pedals included in the app. Check out the launch video below: Anyone who may have been following the development of BIAS Pedal may remember that Rock On →

FieldScaper from Igor Vasiliev – A field recorder app with twisted possibilities

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Developer Igor Vasiliev has just dropped another “far out” app into the iOS world with his latest app, FieldScaper. This universal app serves as both a field recorder, and a soundscaper. Check out the overview video below: Per Igor’s website, the purpose of FieldScaper is “to shorten the way from recording samples to create spectacular Rock On →

midiSTEPs – The new MIDI step sequencer from developer Art Kerns

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After releasing midiLFOs in July of 2015 (review here), developer Art Kerns has released the another in his series of MIDI apps, called midiSTEPs. As the name implies, this app is a step sequencer app that sends MIDI out to your iOS and external synths. Check out the video below. As you can see from Rock On →

Fugue Machine – A multi-playhead piano roll app from Alexandernaut

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The much-anticipated Fugue Machine by Alexander Randon (Alexandernaut) was just released today. It’s good. So good. Check out the demo video below: You may already own Alexandernaut’s other app, Arpeggionome. Much like that app, Fugue Machine approaches music sequencing in an entirely unique way. Using up to four playheads simultaneously, you are capable of creating Rock On →