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Hexaglyphics gets some sweet new features in Version 1.1

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I wrote a review for Hexaglyphics when it was released back in May of 2015 (check it out here). I was pretty enthusiastic about it, because I’m a big fan of noise apps, and Hexaglyphics brought some unique features to the iOS scene. Today the developers of Hexaglyphics, Phantom Devices, have released an update to Rock On →

A reminder to back up your Alchemy Mobile presets before July 7th!

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I want to remind everyone that you will no longer be able to download your Alchemy Mobile presets after July 7th, due to the recent demise of Camel Audio. This includes both the desktop and Mobile versions, so I’ve included the links for both. Here is the press release they have sent on this issue: Rock On →

Patterning – An upcoming app from Olympia Noise Co.

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Olympia Noise Co., the developers behind the outstanding apps Ondes, dotMelody, and Chordion, have just published a sneak peek at their newest app, call Patterning. Check out the teaser video below. As you can see, Patterning is a drum sequencer that has a very different UI from your typical sequencer. Vaguely resembling Loopseque, but clearly Rock On →

Looking for some audio mastering? Take a look here!

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There’s more to creating great tracks than just inspiration and performance. If you’re serious about your music sounding its best, you’ll want to consider mastering. On the iOS app front, we do have a few good options in Igor Vasiliev’s Audio Mastering, and Final Touch from Positive Grid. These apps come with some good presets Rock On →

Free App Alert! Guitar Lick Master (and IAP’s) FREE for a limited time

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With the recent update to Yonac’s Steel Guitar app, and the release of Positive Grid’s BIAS FX, guitar apps seem to be in in the spotlight lately. And just today, developer Ninebuzz has made their guitar training app Guitar Lick Master free for a limited time. The app features different packs of guitar licks to Rock On →

This Music Plants Trees – A new compilation album to help the environment

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A new compilation album is being released to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Brought to you by Sound for Good Records, This Music Plants Trees is an album of 155 (!) tracks from many walks of life. There are a lot of familiar names from the iOS music scene, including Martin Neuhold, Frozen Lonesome, Rock On →

New release from Adam Matza – Transitions

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The “holiday” of 4/20 saw a new album release from Adam Matza, called “Transitions”. This album is very heavy on the experimental side, and has a very live feel, owing to the fact that these tracks were live improvisational sessions at Hendricks Isle Studios (Fort Lauderdale) and live public performances between September 2014 and March of Rock On →

Elastic Drums gets a universal update

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The fantastic drum synth app Elastic Drums just got a much anticipated update this week, going universal. The new layout is great on the iPad, putting all the controls right at your fingertips. Check out the new preview video to see it in action: I previously reviewed Elastic Drums back when it was released (found Rock On →

Borderlands Granular update will be released March 30th

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Yes, it is true. The long-awaited, highly-anticipated update to Borderlands Granular will be released March 30th. While it may have been a long time coming, it is definitely worth the wait. Check out the demo video below for a teaser: New features include Audiobus compatibility, “Open In” functionality from Audioshare, Inter-App Audio (IAA) instrument, scene Rock On →

Monotone Delay gets updated for Audiobus 2 support – and is FREE for a short time!

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Monotone Delay, the great KORG Monotron Delay emulation from Justus Kandzi, just got updated today for iOS 8 and Audiobus 2 compatibility. This app is a sweet little gem, and does a great job of putting a Monotron on your iDevice. Check out the side-by-side comparison below (the interface has changed slightly since this demo): Rock On →