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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 →

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 →

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 →

midiLFOs app review – A great way to add LFO modulation to your synths

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Every once in awhile, an app comes along that makes you think “Why didn’t anyone think of that before?” Developer Art Kerns has just released midiLFOs for iPad, and this is one of those apps. With midiLFOs, you can control your virtual iOS synths or hardware synths via midi using LFO waveforms. As you can Rock On →

strng – The newest app from Erik Sigth

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The latest app from developer Erik Sigth (Humbletune) is a string synthesizer called strng. Based on the Karplus-Strong string synthesis (read more about it here), emulates the sound of a string being plucked. Per the developer, “The physical modelling starts with a short burst of noise that then guided by a tuned delay buffer and Rock On →

Korvpressor from Klevgränd arrives – A new compressor/ limiter for your iPad

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After taking an unexpected (and welcomed) departure into creating a synthesizer with Enkl, the developers at Klevgränd have returned to making effects apps with Korvpressor. Complimenting their already outstanding distortion app (Squashit), delay app (Vandelay), reverb (Røverb), and phaser/flanger/chorus (Svep), Korvpressor is a compressor/limiter app. I’ve highlighted how much I like their previous efforts here, and Rock On →

Arpeggist app review – A new stand-alone arpreggiator from VirSyn

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If you’ve been involved in the iOS music app scene for even a short time, you’re probably familiar with the developers VirSyn. Known for their excellent iOS synths (Tera, Cube Synth, and others) and effects apps (AudioReverb, Harmony Voice, iVoxel, etc.), VirSyn has a legion of fans. Those who have used their synth apps are also Rock On →

Classic App Review – GlitchBreaks by Alex Matheu

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I’ve been a huge fan of the app Sliver from Alex Matheu ever since it was released. But I never did try out his other popular app, GlitchBreaks – until now. Originally released way back in April 2012, GlitchBreaks is a universal app that does exactly what you’d think it does – creates glitch drum Rock On →