“BeatMaker 2 DOES support MIDI learn! Sweet! I just found the learn button in the MIDI menu for each instrument.”
It’s now on the list:
BeatMaker 2 on the App Store:
Combining music production tools that were behind the success of countless artists, BeatMaker 2 is a powerful, easy-to-use composition interface for amateurs and professionals alike.
Build your own virtual home-studio, create multiple instruments and connect them to a full-range of audio effects.
Compose, record, arrange and transform your ideas into complete songs, ready to be shared with others.
Import your own sounds or use the sound library provided: more than 170 high-quality instrument and drum presets from synthesizers to realistic orchestral sounds. You can even import songs from your iPod library!
Connect your MIDI accessories for an external control of BeatMaker’s instruments, effects and mixer, ideal for home-studio productions and live performances.
BeatMaker 2 is an universal application, with specifically designed interfaces for iPad and iPhone platforms.
Works on all iPhone, iPod and iPad models starting with third generation devices (iPhone3GS, iPod3G 32GB, iPad 1 & 2).
Second demo of the Akai Synth Station focusing on Hip Hop / Electro / Dubstep Mash-up
“More MPC features for your iPhone or iPad! I will walk you through making a beat that combines features of Hip Hop, Electro and DubStep.”
SynthStation transforms iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a portable music production studio for mobile music creation. SynthStation gives you three powerful synthesizers for creating and modifying sonic textures used for melodies, chords, and bass lines. Built around Akai Professional’s history in synthesis and drawing on the newest MINIAK synth, SynthStation sounds great and offers wide-ranging sonic flexibility with its virtual analog synthesis.
From the moment you start SynthStation, you’ll know your way around. It is jam-packed with tools to help you create music with the convenience of your touch screen and each section works the way you work. With SynthStation, you can create and save sequences and complete songs. The app contains three different three-oscillator synths and a range of drum kits you can sequence and mix right in the SynthStation. For creating melodic and accompaniment parts, the SynthStation contains an arpeggiator with preset patterns, built-in effects and filters, and an XY touch control interface for expressive control of key parameters.
- Three virtual-analog synthesizers, each with three oscillators
- Over 50 drum kits
- Create melodic and accompaniment parts using the sequencer and arpeggiator
- Effects engine with Chorus, Delay, Flanger and Delay
- Assignable XY MOD with touch XY pad control to set motion
- Compatible with SynthStation25 hardware
- Unlimited creativity with effects and real-time controls
Here you find a good demo on how to get that groove going on the Sampletank: SampleTank® for for iPhone/iPod touch is the mobile version of IK’s SampleTank for Mac and PC, the leading virtual sound workstation for the studio, now available for your favorite iOS mobile device and designed for live performance. It is a 4-part multi-timbral instrument with a sound set of over 900 MB of samples for over 400 acoustic, electric and electronic instruments (including a selection of the best workstation sounds from SampleTank, orchestral sounds from Miroslav Philharmonik and synths sounds from SampleMoog) plus a selection of over 900 melodic and rhythmic patterns that span every musical genre. SampleTank for iOS brings the power of the most popular computer sound module — which has appeared in thousands of award winning records from world-class artists — to your iOS device.
AudioSauna is an online audio workstation for creating music on the web. No registration required – jump right in!
- Great Filters – All instruments are packed with quality high-pass and low-pass filters.
- Instrument Effects – All instruments have chorus, distortion and bitrate effects integrated to the devices.
- Jam With Computer’s Keyboard – Use your computer’s keyboard to play and record melodies with Audiosauna.
- Aux Effects – For balanced sound, mix some reverb to each channel. The Aux effects lets you do just that!
- Well-thought Presets – Pads, basses, organs, leads… The Audiosauna’s synthesizers are packed with great sounding presets.
- Channel Mixer – Pan, effect, solo and mute tracks with Audiosauna’s intuitive channel mixer.resets.
AfroDJMac here, bringing you another Free Ableton Live Rack. This one is an entire Live Set that I use to play virtual synthesizers live. In the video, I explain how I have set up 7 different synths (all included in download) as well as my OP-1 by Teenage Engineering for live performances. The synths are routed through a multi effects rack, which I control with an Akai MPK49 and Keith McMillen SoftStep. Everything is explained and can be customized to your own personal set up. Designed to be extremely versatile and change quickly from an extremely wide array of sounds. Enjoy!
Last fall, I got a call from my friend Chris P Cauley asking if I could fill in on the bass guitar for his band, The Chris P Cauley Collective, at a gig at the Patchogue Theatre here on Long Island. We managed to squeeze in a rehearsal and the show went well. Later that night he asked me if I wanted to set up my computer and play some synthesizers in his band. It definitely took me by surprise because I’ve never played synths in a band, and to this day, don’t play the keyboard well enough to ethically call myself a keyboard player! But, I excepted the challenge and have been doing it since. My set up has evolved like crazy, equipment has been changed and added, settings have been tweaked for weeks to only be thrown out in favor of some other crazy idea. Even as recent as last night things have been changing. But right now I have figured something out that works well for me and the role I am trying to fill in Chris’ music…
For this weeks Free Ableton Live Rack, I am sharing my CPC set and going through the details of how I use it. I am always amazed at how many different ways people use Live, but I haven’t really seen too much information online about how to use Ableton simply as a synth workstation (trust me I looked!). So, I guess this one is most appropriately handled in a video walkthrough and your own experimentation. In the video I discuss routing inside Live, “Dummy” tracks, setting up midi controllers, building effect racks, sending multiple synths through the same effects, morphing synths, using external synths (my beloved Teenage Engineerings OP-1)… So, download the Live Set and use it to play live, load your own sounds, or the effects rack that is inside.
- Native iPad interface
- Support for MIDI controllers through CoreMIDI, with MIDI learning and templates
- Instruments parameters automations (LFOs, envelopes, pads settings, etc.)
- MIDI export improved with Control Change (MIDI CC) messages
- New Master track with volume, pan, and 3 FX slots
- Audio input monitoring while recording
- New “Note Repeat” mode
- Pad copy & paste on the drum machine
- Improved memory management
- Info window for monitoring CPU, memory usage, battery and controlling the audio device
- SoundCloud API now uses OAuth2
- Reduce application binary size
- Add support for bluetooth speakers and headphones (A2DP compliant)
- Many improvements in every aspect of the application”
BeatMaker 2: the most advanced mobile music workstation.
Combining music production tools that were behind the success of countless artists, BeatMaker 2 is a powerful, easy-to-use composition interface for amateurs and professionals alike. Build your own virtual home-studio, create multiple instruments and connect them to a full-range of audio effects.
Compose, record, arrange and transform your ideas into complete songs, ready to be shared with others. Import your own sounds or use the sound library provided: more than 170 high-quality instrument and drum presets from synthesizers to realistic orchestral sounds. You can even import songs from your iPod library! Connect your MIDI accessories for an external control of BeatMaker’s instruments, effects and mixer, ideal for home-studio productions and live performances.
BeatMaker 2 is an universal application, with specifically designed interfaces for iPad and iPhone platforms.
Judge for yourself, this is how they market it:
The StudioBLADE (Gen2) is the world’s most powerful keyboard production station. Powered by Dual Xeon 6-core processors (12-cores total), 192GB of RAM and 6TB of hard drive space, the StudioBLADE (Gen2) can run over 2,000 plug-ins at once, sequence thousands of tracks simultaneously and hold millions of sound presets. Based on Windows 7 (64-bit), it can run virtually any software or plug-in and is user upgradeable.
Custom configured and ready to use right out of the box, the StudioBLADE is your entire studio in a single instrument. Order direct at http://www.MusicComputing.com
CAUSTIC lets you create powerful electronic music on the go. This app is packed with 8 machines including: Virtual analog subsynth. 2x PCM synths (23 demo samples included) with Song sequencer. 2x 303-like BassLine synths. Sampling drum machine (9 demo kits included). Mixer desk with Delay/Reverb and 4 insert effects.
All files are stored on the SDCard, and users can supply their own WAV files for use in the PCMSynths (drum machine setup coming soon)
Minimum recommended device specs are:
- 800 MHz ARMv7 processor
- 800 x 480 resolution screen
- Headphones or external speakers
This is the demo version of CAUSTIC Music Rack, because 15 minutes isn’t enough time to get familiar with everything this app can do. There is no time limit in this version but save/load/export are disabled. The app will automatically save your current song between sessions.
A full-featured paid version should be out in the next few weeks.
More info from the developer’s website:
- “The first version of is finally out on the market and I’m very excited. I’ve been working on this since Christmas, and am anxious to see what people think.When I got my Nexus One, I was disappointed in the lack of audio apps on the market. Since then, a few good ones have come out, but I really wanted a virtual rack full of machines to tinker around with and make some grooves. The goal was to get a similar experience to some of my favorite software: Reason and ReBirth by Propellerhead.
It struck me as impossible that ReBirth ran on a Pentium 90 MHz back in the day, yet somehow there was no way to get even close to that on Android because of various API issues. Well there certainly are some shortcomings in regard to audio on Android, but working around them and optimizing as much as possible, CAUSTIC was born.
I’m hoping to get how-to videos for each of the machines soon, as well as a F.A.Q. section as I’m sure they’ll be lots of common questions about this app, but please be patient. I’ve got a full-time job and only get a few hours a day to work on this.
If you’re reading this and want to help out, there’s lots to do and my time is limited so I’m still looking for:
+ A good demo song to ship with; contact me through the market’s developer email if you’d like to help.
+ More subsynth presets; if you’ve got cool presets you’ve created, send them to me and I’ll include them in future contents packs.
+ PCMSynth samples; if you’ve got any samples ( tuned to C ) that are of your creation (no copyrighted material), send me a link and I’ll look at including them in future content packs as well.
+ The other big task I’ve got on my list is the paid version with Save/Load and file export. I’ve got a basic WAV exporter working, it just needs more testing. Then I have to integrate Android licencing scheme and a few other little things. Hopefully the paid version will be out in the next few weeks.
I hope to release updates frequently with bugfixes and add-ons, and I plan to release free content packs with synth/drum presets and samples too. If you’ve got a feature you think would be cool, write me, I’m open to suggestions.
Thanks for reading, be patient with this first release and send in your feedback.”
You can download CAUSTIC Music Rack for free now from Android Market at https://market.android.com/d…
Developer 4Pockets has released Meteor – a new digital multi-track recorder for the iPad. The program features up to 12 tracks of digital audio, a built-in mixer and multi-effects processor.
According to the developer, Meteor is ‘ideally suited for creating musical compositions, and also a great tool for journalists and business people who need to splice and piece together voice notes, narration or dictation’.
Meteor includes a full-featured sound editor, allowing recordings to be trimmed or spliced together. You can apply various effects to your recordings either directly, as part of the recording process or in real time during playback. Editor features include cut, copy, paste, fade in/out. clear, reverse, gain, normalize, remove DC offset, time stretch and pitch shift. Effects include digital delay, chorus / flanger, reverb, graphic equalizer, tone boost, compressor (with side chaining) and distortion.
Recordings can be exported to standard file formats.
- Record up to12 tracks of CD quality audio
- Multi-Effects Processor
- Integrated 12 channel Mixer
- Integrated Sample Editor
- 3 Global Send Effect Busses
- Insert Effects with freeze facility to reduce CPU load.
- Record Effects & Record Monitor
- Mixer and Effect Automation
- Mixdown / Bounce Facility
- Import samples and iPod songs.
- Export to compressed CAF and WAV formats
- Automatic Delay Compensation
- In-App Purchases through the Online Shop found in the Help Menu.
Pricing and Availability
Meteor MultiTrack Recorder is available now for US $19.99.
Single Cell Software has announced Caustic Music Rack, a synth workstation/virtual studio, inspired by Propellerhead Reason.
- 1x Virtual analog subsynth
- 2x PCM synths (23 demo samples included)
- 2x 303-like BassLine synths
- 1x Sampling drum machine (9 demo kits included)
- 1x Mixer desk with Delay/Reverb and 4 insert effects
- 1x Song sequencer
The current version is free; a commercial version is in the works.