NanoStudio – adding support for the Akai SynthStation25 MIDI controller

November 18, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Blip Interactive has updated its iPhone music app NanoStudio, adding support for the Akai SynthStation25 MIDI controller, and the update is now available in iTunes.

Here’s what’s new in the update:

  • Support for Akai SynthStation 25 MIDI controller
  • Song/metronome monitor during sample record
  • Improved sample interpolation quality

NanoStudio Features:

  • 4x Eden synths, TRG-16 trigger pads, 6 track sequencer, 7 input mixer with two sends
  • Insert Effects – 2 per synth (waveshaper, chorus/flanger/delay)
  • Send Effects – 2 (reverb, chorus/flanger/delay)
  • Total polyphony – 48 stereo 44.1kHz voices, Buffer latency – 10ms
  • Highly optimized code for good battery life and no audio stuttering
  • Sampling and resampling
  • Transfer samples and final mixes to or from your Mac/PC over WiFi
  • Audio copy/paste for sharing audio with other compatible apps (Sonoma/Intua)
  • MIDI input with the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer or Akai SynthStation 25
  • Upload your mix directly to SoundCloud (wav or ogg formats)
  • Sample editor with 4 levels of undo/redo
  • Real-time performance and recording with single or dual keyboards, trigger pads, XY controllers and pitch bend wheel
  • 128 global synth presets and 64 per-project synth presets
  • 16 trigger pads with configurable loop direction, trigger mode, mute groups, volume envelope and much more
  • Realtime record with undo
  • 6 track song editor with up to 250 parts/patterns
  • Pattern editor with up to 500 events per pattern
  • Draw note and controller events
  • Editing functions include delete, merge, copy, move, note length, transpose, clean and quantize
  • Controller editing and automation
  • Time signatures 2/4 – 7/4
  • 4 levels of undo/redo on every song/pattern editing operation
  • Built in help

Support for Akai Pro’s SynthStation25 keyboard controller is included. SynthStation25 delivers hardware control for improved performance capability and expression.

Google Android takes on iTunes

September 9, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Rumor has it that Google will go for a holiday-season launch for a new music download service. Google’s new msic service would be deeply connected to the Android mobile operating system. Apparently the company would go for the launch of a music download service first and then have that followed by an online subscription service next year. The service Google is aiming at would be a cloud-based subscription service with the ability to stream directly to Android mobile devices.

It remains to be seen if ‘Google Music’ will be able to present a serious threat to Apple’s iTunes. AdMob reports have already revealed that Android users are half as likely to pay for mobile apps as iPhone users. Users of the iPhone download an average of 8.8 apps a month, of which just 1.8 are paid for. Android users, meanwhile, download 8.7 apps a month and only pay for 1.1 of them. Good to know, AdMob is Google’s mobile ad company and Android is its mobile platform.

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