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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 →

MusiClock – A great jamming app and scale trainer for iOS

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MusiClock by developer perTunes is a nice little improv jamming app that can also be used as a scale trainer. As a musician with less than impressive music theory training, and with a five year-old drummer and seven year-old pianist for accompaniment, this app helps me in both categories. Check out the quick developer demo Rock On →

Patterning by Olympia Noise Co. gets a great new update

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard about Patterning, the great drum app from Olympia Noise Co. Released in August (read my review here), the app has just been updated to Version 1.0.4 today. Here’s a look at the updates: What’s New in Version 1.0.4 Important! Patterning will update the database on first launch. This may Rock On →

Esspresso – The latest app from Klevgränd Produktion AB

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Earlier this year, the developers at Klevgränd Produktion AB promised a new app each month this fall. Last month brought us Pressit, a multiband compressor. They are now 2-for-2, as they have just released Esspresso, a de-esser for iPad (also available for Windows and Mac’s). As is their way, this release also gives us another brilliant Rock On →

Midiflow – An incredibly full-featured MIDI utility app

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Midiflow by developer Johannes Doerr has been available for some time, so this isn’t a typical “new” app review. Quite frankly, MIDI has always been a bit of a mystery to me, so I’d stayed away from this app. Most if not all of my iOS tracks have been live recordings layered on top of Rock On →

BIAS FX Studio Rack Pack

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Hello all, Today I wanted to take a little time to talk about the Studio Rack Pack available as an in-app-purchase within BIAS FX from Positive Grid. Originally I had planned on making a video to show off these addon effects but it occurred to me that there really isn’t a proper way for me Rock On →

AnalogKit review – A new modular app for hackers, pros, and beginners

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The developers Bitcount Ltd. have recently released a new app call AnalogKit. Billed as a “music hacker’s paradise”, the app aims to please both experienced modular synth users as well as those who just love to experiment. Knowing that I fall more into the latter category, I was eager to take AnalogKit for a spin. Rock On →

DrumKick gets a great new update – Check out the video!

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Developer Mark Jeschke just updated his great app DrumKick to version 1.1.8. With this update, DrumKick is now compatible with MIDI foot controllers, such as the iRig Blueboard or the Keith McMillen SoftStep. Here is an awesome video of Mark busking in the streets on DrumKick, along with some guitar. Check out the use of Rock On →