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Reviews & Demos

Audulus 3 has arrived – The massive modular synth app is here

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If you’re familiar with modular synths, you’re no doubt familiar with Audulus. It is a massive modular synth app that is universal to both iPhone and iPad, but also Mac (and coming soon to Windows). The newest version of the app has just been released today, called Audulus 3. Check out the launch video: Here’s just Rock On →

Waay: Music theory that matters gets an update – Now universal!

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Waay: Music theory that matters just got updated for iPhone today. This app, from developer Ten Kettles, is a great music theory app for both beginners and more experienced musicians. I did a review of the app when it launched for iPad (review here), and I really dig it. Here’s a look at their promo video: Rock On →

Funk Drummer review – The latest drum app from Luis Martinez

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Developer Luis Martinez has recently released the latest in his drum apps, this one with a brand new funk. It should be fairly obvious from the name in what to expect from Funk Drummer. Very similar in look and feel to his previous apps Rock Drummer (which I’ve reviewed here and here), Brazilian Drum Machine Rock On →

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 →

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 →