Phlox Phaser update – AUv.3 support added to compact iOS phaser effect app

Bells and whistles are all very well in your software but, when a developer tries to add every conceivable feature into an application, things can get just too complicated. You end up with a maze of choices, 90% of which you might never use. That's not a criticism anyone is going to level at the iOS audio effects apps from developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews. I've looked at a number of these 'floral series' apps here on the blog - Phlox Phaser, Dahlia Delay, Tiger-lily Tremolo, … [Read more...]

NoLimits review – smooth sounding AU format iOS limiter from DDMF

We do seem to be seeing a somewhat greater level of activity in terms of AU support over the last couple of months. This is great to see and, hopefully, it is progress that will continue. As I mentioned on Friday, DDMF - who develop audio plugins for desktop-based musicians - have added a further app to their range of iOS-based audio processors. In this case, it is their limiter processor called NoLimits. This is really designed as a 'mastering' limiter - to be used as the last processor on … [Read more...]

Master FX update – multi-effects processor adds iOS10 support

I reviewed Igor Vasiliev's Master FX (UK£4.99/US$5.99) app when it was first released. The app provides an excellent range of standard audio effects/processors including parametric EQ, chorus, flanger, delay, reverb and a compressor. The level of control is comprehensive and, with Audiobus and IAA support, the app is also easy to use within a wider iOS workflow. There is no AU support as yet (that would be great to see at some point though) but this is a great tool for general recording … [Read more...]

AudioEffX review – VirSyn add a mult-effects option to their iOS music app line-up

VirSyn are one of the software developers that have fully embraced the iOS platform. They have gradually developed a very impressive catalogue of iOS music apps many or which - Tera Synth, microTERA, Harmony Voice, Addictive Synth, Tap Delay, Emo Chorus, Posiedon Synth, Voxsyn and Arpeggist, for example - I've reviewed here previously on the Music App Blog. Most the apps listed above feature a suite of audio effects as part of their overall feature set. These cover what is perhaps best … [Read more...]

Haaze review – Klevgränd add stereo image processing to their iOS AU audio effects collection

I've reviewed a number of iOS music apps from Klevgränd Produktion here on the blog over the last year or two - Vandelay, Squashit, Svep, Roverb, Enkl, Weeel, Korvpressor, PressIt, Esspresso, Tines and Jussi. A number of these are also available in an AU plugin format for these working on an OSX desktop system and Klevgränd took a pretty bold step a few months ago when the also added AU support under iOS; it was great to see... and, in every case, I've been hugely impressed with the creative … [Read more...]

Haaze launched – Klevgränd add to their iOS AU audio effects collection with stereo image processor

I've reviewed a number of iOS music apps from Klevgränd Produktion here on the blog over the last year or two - Vandelay, Squashit, Svep, Roverb, Enkl, Weeel, Korvpressor, PressIt and Esspresso. A number of these are also available in an AU plugin format for these working on an OSX desktop system and Klevgränd took a pretty bold step a few months ago when the also added AU support under iOS; it was great to see... and, in every case, I've been hugely impressed with the creative possibilities … [Read more...]

RF-1 review – Numerical Audio add an AU reverb to their iOS music app catalogue

As I mentioned a few days ago, Numerical Audio - led by Kai Aras - have released a new iOS music app. The app, called RF-1, is a follow-up to the RP-1  that I reviewed here of the Music App Blog when it was first launched a few months ago. RP-1 provides a compact, but well-featured, delay effect and is capable of both conventional and more creative treatments. As well s a modest price (just UK£4.49/US$5.99) and stand-alone, Audiobus and IAA support, RP-1 also included both Ableton Link (tempo … [Read more...]

VoxSyn updated – VirSyn add ruther refinements to their iOS vocoder app

VirSyn will be well known to the majority of computer-based musicians whether you work on the desktop or a mobile platform such as iOS. The company have an extensive portfolio of iOS music apps covering a number of different synths, audio effects and a dedicated arpeggiator app. Many of these apps are iOS-sized ports of VirSyn’s desktop virtual instruments and effects and I’ve reviewed a good number of them here on the blog over the last three years or so. VirSyn newest addition to this … [Read more...]

Turnado updated – Sugar Bytes bring Ableton Link support to their brilliant iOS creative multi-effects processor

I'm a self-confessed fan of Sugar Bytes and I think all of the iOS ports of their desktop music software. while occasionally requiring a set of reading glasses (for those of us of a certain age at least) are extremely well done and very creative. I've reviewed Turnado, Effectrix, WOW Filterbox, Thesys, Egoist and Cyclop on the Music App Blog at one stage or another. These are all brilliant and I use all of them on a regular basis (as well as the desktop versions of Egoist, Turnado and … [Read more...]