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apeSoft app all get big makeovers in Version 2.0 – Stria, iPulsaret, and iDensity


There are some developers who just seem to “get it”. Making music on iOS devices can be a unique experience compared to hardware or desktop counterparts. Some of the best, and most unique, apps in the iOS world come from the developer apeSoft. Three of those apps were recently updated, bringing improved UI’s and even Rock On →

Hexaglyphics gets some sweet new features in Version 1.1


I wrote a review for Hexaglyphics when it was released back in May of 2015 (check it out here). I was pretty enthusiastic about it, because I’m a big fan of noise apps, and Hexaglyphics brought some unique features to the iOS scene. Today the developers of Hexaglyphics, Phantom Devices, have released an update to Rock On →

apeDelay – Another great effects app by apeSoft


I’ve been a fan of apeSoft apps for quite some time now. Not only is there the “trio” of apps (iDensity, Stria, and iPulsaret) that were released a while ago, but the incredible iVCS3 synth. The iVCS3 is an amazing emulation of the classic (and rare) EMS VCS3 hardware synth. If developer Alessandro Petrolati has stopped Rock On →

strng – The newest app from Erik Sigth


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


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


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


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 →

Brazilian Drum Machine – Another great percussion app from Luis Martinez


Brazilian Drum Machine was recently released for iPad and iPhone. This universal app comes from Luis Martinez, the developer behind the excellent Rock Drum Machine 2 (which I reviewed here), and Afro Latin Drum Machine 2. If you’re familiar with the developers other apps, you’ll feel right at home with Brazilian Drum Machine. Using the Rock On →

Classic App Review – KORG’s iElectribe


Anyone who’s read some of my previous reviews knows that I’m a pretty big fan of the iOS apps that KORG has developed. My “desert island/can only have one app” choice would easily be KORG Gadget. I’ve recently been exploring the depths of the KORG iMS-20, all the while dreaming of owning a physical MS-20 Rock On →

Tin Pan Rhythm – A new song composition app from developers Tin Pan


Developers Tin Pan have just released their first app, the aptly named Tin Pan Rhythm. Besides being a great app to help me perfect my spelling of the word “rhythm”, it is a very user-friendly tool for song composition. First, I have to say how much I appreciate the demo video above. Love the kid’s playroom Rock On →