I posted about another update to Audio Evolution Mobile Studio just a couple of days ago where developer Davy Wentzler had added some minor new features and a bunch of tidy-up style tweaks. As I commented in my original review of the app when it launched for iOS, Audio Evolution Mobile Studio is well worth a look if you have not yet found your ‘home’ with any of the established iOS DAW/sequencer.
As I discussed in the full review, I was impressed with the basic concept, the conventional design approach (which makes for a modest learning curve) and the sensible core feature selection. The ‘free + IAP’ pricing model is also one that will undoubtedly attract some iOS musicians as it does allow an element of try before you buy. AEMS has been around as a desktop and Android app for some time…. but the iOS version has only recently appeared and is getting plenty of attention.
Developer Davy Wentzler is obviously a man on a mission though; just 5 days after v.1.1.3, we now have v.1.1.4. Yes, this does include a couple of basic fixes – with track pasting and inputs into Audiobus – but it also includes a couple of tweaks to enhance the feature set. For example, the Paste button behaviour has been refined so it is enabled based upon the editing mode context. In addition, events from the from pattern tracks can be copied and pasted to other MIDI and/or virtual instrument tracks if required.
I really should update my ‘iOS DAW/sequencer roundup‘ article to include AEMS… and with Korg’s Gadget having just added audio recording – and therefore becoming a DAW as well as a sequencer – that’s also worth considering. Anyway, as an alternative to the obvious DAW/sequencer competition, AEMS is certainly worth exploring, especially given the ‘free to try’ pricing approach.