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Waay: Music theory that matters – A new music theory education app from Ten Kettles

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While most of you reading this are using your iPad for music creation, some of you probably use it for other purposes as well. Whether it be iOS gaming, photography, ebook reading, or just surfing the web, the iPad is an amazing tool. But how many of you are using your device for music education? 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 →

Patterning by Olympia Noise Co. is here!

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The much anticipated Patterning drum sequencer by Olympia Noise Co. has just been released today. If you’ve been reading this site, or are a regular on the Audiobus Forum or the iPad Musician Facebook page, you’ve likely seen some pre-release info about this app. I’ve been fortunate to have a copy of the app for 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 →

LORENTZ Polyphonic Synthesizer – The new synth from iceGear is here

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Without much advance hype (save for a few teaser photos on Twitter), iceGear has released LORENTZ, their new polyphonic synthesizer for iPad. This synth is likely to appeal to a wide range of audience, from those seeking lush pads to those looking for some squelchy bass lines. Much like their previous synth Laplace (which I Rock On →

Tap Delay – A new delay effects app from VirSyn

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If you’ve been involved in the iOS music scene for any amount of time, you likely already own an app or two from VirSyn. While not only a developer that makes great iOS synths (Tera Synth, Cube Synth, etc.), they’ve also managed to create some great effects apps as well (Audio Reverb, Harmony Voice). To Rock On →

bent.fm – A circuit-bending synthesizer app for your iPad

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There is a curious but fascinating subset of musicians out there who create music by circuit bending. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, circuit bending is “the creative, chance-based customization of the circuits within electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and digital synthesizers to create new musical or visual instruments Rock On →

Music from The ordinary – A soundtrack and novel from Chris Ritchie

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Many iOS musicians are looking for ways to expand their exposure with their music. Many are creating great videos to go along with their tracks, and posting these on YouTube. Others are performing live with their iDevices to spread their music. As SoundCloud continues to become bloated and overrun, it’s tough to get your music Rock On →

Audiobus Remote has arrived – A new app from the Audiobus team

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By now you’ve likely heard about the release of the new app from the Audiobus team – Audiobus Remote. Interest peaked last week when the team slowly started dropping hints about a “super secret” new app on the way. We can now finally see what they hype was about, and I think you’ll agree it Rock On →

Diode-108 gets a sweet new update – Advanced FX and more!

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I’ve previously written about Diode-108, the excellent drum sequencer app from Vibrant Digital Engineering here and here. It’s a fantastic sequencer, full of samples that range from classic 808/909 sounds, more exotic electronic sounds, and even some impressive rock/acoustic kits. The app just got a nice update today, which added Advanced FX Mode, which allows you to add Rock On →