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iOS MARS Closed 2013-2016

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Hello everyone, I regret to inform you that iOS MARS is closed for the foreseeable future. All previous information posted on the site is still up for your use but with no one currently running the site, Basically, the lights are on but no one is home. This is to say that there will be 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 →

Magic Ears Mastering – Your first song is free!

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Hey everyone, Today I just wanted to remind you about Magic Ears Mastering by Adam Matza. If you haven’t heard about it, Magic Ears Mastering is an audio mixing and mastering service. And get this…. They are currently offering mastering of your first song (under 5 mins) FREE! So, basically, no matter how good you 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 →

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 →

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 →

Jam Maestro gets a big update in Version 3.2!

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Jam Maestro by developer David Blake is an app that we’ve featured here quite a bit on iOS MARS. Both Ryan and myself are primarily guitarists, and this app is brilliant. I’m a self-taught guitarist who primarily learned how to play by reading as many Guitar World and GFTPM tab magazines as I could get Rock On →

Free presets for synth-Q – Big thanks to developer Never Be Normal!

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Getting new presets for a synth app is always a treat. So imagine my excitement when I saw that the developer of synth-Q had created a whole batch of brand new presets for this great synth. Did I mention that they’re free? All you need to do is click the link here. These presets are Rock On →

Elastic Drums gets another big update in Version 1.6

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Elastic Drums, the fantastic drum synthesizer app from Oliver Greschke and MoM Instruments, just keeps on getting better and better. Today saw an app update to Version 1.6, which brings many new features, including Audiobus Remote compatibility, as well new bass and drone synths, and an entirely new Jam Screen. Check out the video from Rock On →

Oscilab gets another great update – MIDI Note and CC out and now Universal!

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I’ve written several times now about Oscilab, the sequencer/synth/drum machine/”all-in-one” app from developers 2Beat (check here for the review, here for some user sounds, and here for Ryan’s video demo). Well, today we got a bit of a surprise with a big new update. Not only is the app now Universal (previously only iPad), but Oscilab Rock On →