M3000 Free Edition – free virtual Mellotron for the iPad

May 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Omenie has released M3000 Free Edition – a ‘freemium’ virtual Mellotron for the iPad.

M3000 Free Edition is a fully-functional recreation of Streetly Electronics’ M4000 tape-replay instrument. Compared to the full version, the app offers just 5 tapes from Streetly Electronics’ production library, all authentic mellotron voices. In-App Purchases allow the full voice set of the 50th Anniversary Edition to be downloaded, and many other voices as well.

Apart from the limited voice set included with the app, no functionality is removed in this free edition. MIDI and AudioBus is fully functional, including ‘Two Trons’ mode where 2 different MIDI channels can control the A/B/C and D voices.

M3000 Free Edition is a free download

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iVCS 3 for iPad a Demo and Tour Around This Amazing App

May 5, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A Tour and Demo of this amazing simulation of the classic synth from EMS, the VCS 3.
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/ivcs3…

The VCS3 was created in 1969 by Peter Zinovieff’s EMS company. The electronics were largely designed by David Cockerell and the machine’s distinctive visual appearance was the work of electronic composer Tristram Cary. The VCS3 was more or less the first portable commercially available synthesizer—portable in the sense that the VCS 3 was housed entirely in a small, wooden case.
The VCS3 was quite popular among progressive rock bands and was used on recordings by The Alan Parsons Project, Jean Michel Jarre, Hawkwind, Brian Eno (with Roxy Music), King Crimson, The Who, Gong, and Pink Floyd, among many others. Well-known examples of its use are on The Who track “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (as an external sound processor, in this case with Pete Townshend running the signal of a Lowrey Organ through the VCS3’s filter and low frequency oscillators) on Who’s Next. Pink Floyd’s “On the Run” (from The Dark Side of the Moon) made use of its oscillators, filter and noise generator, as well as the sequencer. Their song Welcome to the Machine also used the VCS3. The bassy throb at the beginning of the recording formed the foundation of the song, with the other parts being recorded in response. The VCS3 was also a staple at the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, and was a regular (and most frightening) sound generator for the Dr Who TV series. Many fo the monsters and atmoshere;s created for the show came directly from the VCS3. 

Description

The VCS3 has three oscillators (in reality, the first 2 oscillators are normal oscillators and the 3rd an LFO or Low Frequency Oscillator), a noise generator, two input amplifiers, a ring modulator, a 18dB/octave (pre-1974) or 24dB/octave (after 1974) voltage controlled low pass filter (VCF), a trapezoid envelope generator, joy-stick controller, voltage controlled spring reverb unit and 2 stereo output amplifiers. Unlike most modular synthesizer systems which use cables to link components together, the VCS3 uses a distinctive patch board matrix into which pins are inserted in order to connect its components together.
Keyboards controller


DK1 keyboard controller

Although the VCS3 is often used for generating sound effects due to lack of built-in keyboard, there were external keyboard controllers for melodic play. The DK1 in 1969 was an early velocity sensitive monophonic keyboard for VCS3 with an extra VCO and VCA. Later it was extended for duophonic play, as DK2, in 1972. Also in 1972, Synthi AKS was released, and its digital sequencer with a touch-sensitive flat keyboard, KS sequencer, and its mechanical keyboard version, DKS, were also released.

Audio Mastering for iPad v. 2.5

May 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://itunes.apple.com/app/audio-mas…
The first fully functional professional quality audio mastering application for iPad. For everyone who wants to take their final mixes to the next level. Precise control of all parameters and highest quality audio processing, the most important part of any mastering, is the base of this application.
More about Audio Mastering:
http://audio-mastering-ipad.com
Track “Spiel Struktur 92″ by Marc Bestgen
http://reverbnation.com/marcbestgen

B-Step Sequencer for iPad has been released

April 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Monoplugs has announced the release of B-Step Sequencer for iPad, a melodic, chord based step sequencer inspired by a bass guitar.

The sequencer comes with native support for one or two Novation Launchpads. B-Step supports CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI ports, Network MIDI and a lot of MIDI hardware devices. It also supports MIDI Learn, so you can control B-Step’s user interface with any MIDI controller you like.

B-Step can work as MIDI clock master or you can sync it to another clock master.

B-Step Sequencer for iPad features

  • Native Novation Launchpad support.
  • Advanced MIDI learn.
  • Drag’N’drop.
  • 3 color profiles.
  • Clean and simple user interface.
  • Run in background.

B-Step Sequencer for iPad is available for purchase at the introductory price of $16.99 USD until May 15th, 2014.

B-Step on iPad controlled with a Novation Launchpad MINI and the black Micro Kork produces the sound. This is a blues chord progression and I’m just edit one bar that i copy every loop to the others and playing around with some octave shifts. You can get B-Step Sequencer for Linux, Windows, Mac and iPad as VST plugin or standalone.

http://b-step.monoplugs.com

Audulus for iPad coming April 22nd

April 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An introduction to the user interface of Audulus for iPad.

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Taylor Holliday has announced that Audulus for iPhone will be available Tues, April 22nd. Audulus is a graphical modular audio environment, currently available for Mac OS X and iPad. The iPhone version will be fully patch compatible with the existing versions. Audulus for iPhone will be free to all current users of Audulus for iPad, and will be available at a ‘special introductory price’ for everyone else.

The built-in modules in Audulus:

Virtual Analog Oscillator (4 classic waveforms)
ADSR Envelope
Noise Generator
Sample Player (coming soon to iPad)
Mathematical Modules: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Sine, Modulo
Random Number Generator
MIDI controlled Keyboard
MIDI assignable trigger
16-Step Sequencer
Delay
Distortion
Low Pass Filter
High Pass Filter
Pitch Shifter
Constant Value
Gain
Mapper Curve
Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
Sample and Hold
Crossfade
4-Channel Mixer
Level Meter
Value Meter
Scrolling Waveform Meter
Input/Output
Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
Global Time
Sub-Patch
Timer
Zero-crossing Counter
Audio Unit Plug-in (Mac Only)
Math Expression Node (In-App Purchase Upgrade)

Omenie – Streetly Electronics – Mellotronics M3000 HD – New Tapes

April 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Omenie has updated its virtual Mellotron for iPad, Mellotronics M3000 HD, with new ‘tapes’ from the Streetly Electronics archive. The additional libraries are available as in-app purchases, details below:

Now your Mellotronics M3000 can be boosted with dozen of original voices from the Streetly archive – including Harry Chamberlin’s original voice tape – as well as some freshly-recorded voices, very clean and very flexible, designed for performance and articulation.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/50th-…

Featured Sounds:
Mike Pinder Smooth Organ
Clare Lindley Violin Collection

Mellotronics M3000 HD – Clare Lindley Violin Collection

April 3, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Clare Lindley, ferocious and fabulous fiddler with Stackridge, showcases her mellower classical side in this glorious, rich and nuanced collection of voices for the M3000. Recorded and engineered in Bath at the studio of her bandmate Glenn Tommey, the Clare Lindley Violin Collection is a unique collection of string sounds, and is the first time a large set of 35 semitone mellotron tapes has been created around a single artist’s performances.

By recording everything in a single, marathon session, we have maintained excellent tonal consistency of sound between the 7 unique voices, which are also provided pre-mixed as 3 ‘ensemble’ voices to provide 10 voices in total.

As is traditional, the test tune is LJ Rich’s wonderful ’30 Shades of Tron’, the official M3000 HD theme tune. Movement between AB and C is happening during ‘Oscillotron’ mode (when the touch rotary control is off-screen) by manipulating the the Mod wheel on the attached MIDI keyboard. ABC tron is moving betwen Pizzicato, Spiccato and the ‘soft, no vibrato Arco’ voices, Tron D plays ‘Ensemble1′, which is a blend of 2 different ‘soft, no vibrato Arco’ voices, and has a remarkable French Horn / Colliery Brass kind of sound. The very soft attacks lead to a surprisingly non-violin sound, which forms beautiful low-level beds underneath just about anything, and the surprising nature of this particular voice was a real bonus, discovered only during mastering of the recordings.

The Clare Lindley Violin Collection is in Review with Apple, and will be available an in-app purchase for owners of Mellotronics M3000 HD running iOS 7 or above.

The Clare Lindley Violin Collection is in Review with Apple, and will be available an in-app purchase for owners of Mellotronics M3000 HD running iOS 7 or above.

Earhoof – new exciting virtual instrument for iPad

March 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Psicada has launched Earhoof, a virtual instrument for iPad.

A sophisticated instrument creation tool, it allows you to layer multiple audio files and combine them with high quality digital signal processing. By continuously changing the sound parameters along the length of your device, Earhoof allows you to create highly expressive playable surfaces.

Its innovative internal rhythm engine allows you to easily play this surface, switching seamlessly between complex rhythms while remaining in complete control of the generated sounds. The result is a playing experience unlike any other, blurring the line between sequencer and instrument.

Psicada features

  • Includes over 80 carefully crafted presets, each one a unique multi-sample instrument.
  • Intuitively draw curves to modulate DSP parameters for Gain, Pitch, Pan, Filters, Delay and more.
  • Easily import your own WAV and AIFF files with iTunes File Sharing.
  • Record or manually create your own rhythms.
  • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support allows Earhoof to interact with other music apps.
  • Record your performances as audio files without ever leaving the app.
  • In-app help manual will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the program.

The app is available from the iTunes App Store for $4.99 USD.

Get it here >>

BirdStepper, FX Sequencer,Pre Release Demo for iPad

March 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Birdstepper is a great way to add moving effects over a track or loop.

Use iPad effects apps in Ableton and Logic

March 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Tutorial: How to integrate iPad effects apps such as Echo Pad and Swoopster in your productions using the iConnectMidi2+ with Audio passThru, allowing you to route audio and MIDI to and from the iPad with a single cable.

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