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KORG iDS-10 – The Nintendo DS synth comes to iOS

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KORG recently launched the iDS-10 for iPhone, and in typical KORG fashion, there was not much advance hype about it. The app is a port of sorts of the Nintendo DS version, but with some updated visuals and features. The app is a dual-synth plus drum machine plus voice synth. Each of the two synths Rock On →

NOISE – A sweet new free app from ROLI, makers of the Seaboard RISE

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One of the more intriguing music hardware products of 2015 was the Seaboard RISE controller from ROLI. Launched on September 9th, the Seaboard provided users new ways to play music. While the Seaboard may have been a little out of the price range of many musicians, ROLI has just released a FREE app for the iPhone 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 →

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 →

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 →

Fugue Machine – A multi-playhead piano roll app from Alexandernaut

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The much-anticipated Fugue Machine by Alexander Randon (Alexandernaut) was just released today. It’s good. So good. Check out the demo video below: You may already own Alexandernaut’s other app, Arpeggionome. Much like that app, Fugue Machine approaches music sequencing in an entirely unique way. Using up to four playheads simultaneously, you are capable of creating Rock On →

BIAS FX – A monster guitar effects app from Positive Grid

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If you’re a guitarist using iOS devices, there’s no doubt that you’ve already heard about BIAS FX. Released back in April of this year, I’m very late to the party. But I’m on board now, and I’m very much enjoying the latest offering from Positive Grid. Check of just one of their YouTube demos for Rock On →

PressIt multiband compressor – A new compressor app from Klevgränd Produktion AB

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After boldly promising on Twitter to release a new app every month, the developers from Klevgränd have delivered the first app. Enter PressIt, a multiband compressor app for iPad. Check out their release demo video below: Keeping with their previous interface sensibilities, PressIt provides a simple interface that emphasizes using your ears to find your sound. Rock On →

Emo Chorus – VirSyn’s new chorus app

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Hot on the heels of their Tap Delay app, VirSyn has just released Emo Chorus. Adding to their collection of effects apps, Emo Chorus is, of course, a chorus app. Compact in size, universal, and with a user-friendly interface, this app should appeal to those looking to add little chorus to their sounds. I say Rock On →

Notetracks – A cool collaboration app for iOS musicians

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Making music on mobile devices have allowed musicians like me to be able to create full songs on my own, in the comfort of my own home. While this allows me to do this at any hour of the day or night, one thing that is missing is the collaborative aspect of working with other Rock On →