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Speed Bumps – A new album by thinds

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A new album from thinds just hit Bandcamp today, called Speed Bumps. Made exclusively on iPad, the five song EP can be purchased for $3 USD here. Speed Bumps by thinds Using mainly the e-l-s-a and brother apps from developer Erik Sigth, along with Novation Launchpad, the album is a bit hard to classify. Part ambient, Rock On →

Digital Jeepney releases a fantastic new patch set for iVCS3

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Digital Jeepney (aka Hazel Pascua) has continued to share her knowledge of the enigmatic iVCS3 app, and today has released a new (free) patch set for the app! You can download the set at the Dropbox link over on her blog, found here. There is even a new YouTube video highlighting some of the sounds Rock On →

FM4 Preset Competition is on!

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Some of you may recall that I wrote an app review of FM4 when it was released in December 2014. This brilliant FM synth from Primal Audio is a great sounding synth, and a ton of fun to fiddle around with. As I mentioned in my review, the interface has all the knobs and controls on Rock On →

FAWM is here! Here’s a few musicians to follow

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February is upon us, and as many of you may know, that means it’s time for FAWM. If you’re not aware of FAWM, it is February Album Writing Month. The concept is to create 14 tracks in 28 days. Over at the FAWM website, musicians can upload their tracks for the community to listen, and receive Rock On →

Waldorf announces their new iOS app – iOS Attack

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Waldorf just made a big pre-NAMM splash with the announcement of their upcoming app called iOS Attack. This drum and percussion synth has been available on the desktop since 2001, and is scheduled to hit the App Store sometime in Q2 of this year. The app features a 16-step sequencer, with 24 different instruments to Rock On →

MicSwap Pro gets an update – Now Audiobus and IAA compatible

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I recently reviewed MicSwap and MicSwap Pro, a microphone emulation app that simulates different microphones. That review can be found here. In that review, I mentioned that I thought the app was a great entry into the iOS marketplace, as there really aren’t any mic sims available other than MicSwap. One of the others things Rock On →

Voice Jam Studio sponsored contest – Win pro audio gear from TC-Helicon and TC Electronic

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I have previously reviewed Voice Jam Studio by TC-Helicon, which is an effects app combined with a looper and video recording capabilities. It’s got all of the great effects from TC-Helicon that you’d expect, plus some pretty smart looping features. So, here’s some pretty exciting news. TC-Helicon is giving away $12,000 worth of pro audio gear Rock On →

AudioShare gets a massive update – An amazing app gets even better!

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AudioShare, the absolute must-have app from Kymatica, just got a MASSIVE update today. Seriously, check out the list of new features below: MAJOR NEW FEATURES • New and improved visual design. • Auto-zoom when trimming audio. • Apply fade in/out when trimming audio. • New built-in text editor for taking notes. • WiFi Drive: Access Rock On →

Fiddlewax Blue has gone free!

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Adam Kumpf, the developer of the most excellent Fiddlewax Pro (which I written about here and here) has just made one of his previous apps, Fiddlewax Blue, absolutely free! In what I consider to be a great gesture, Adam has decided that he would like to do what he can to make Fiddlewax Blue available Rock On →

KORG Module has arrived

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The long-awaited KORG Module has hit the App Store today, and with an introductory price. Starting today, and running until December 11th, Module is on sale for $29.99. This includes the five modules Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Clav, Organ, and Multi. Also new to iOS musicians today are the two sound libraries, which are also on a Rock On →