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...]

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

I reviewed the excellent RP-1 from Numerical Audio and developer Kai Aras here on the Music App Blog when it was first launched. It provides a compact, but well-featured delay effect and is capable of both conventional and more creative treatments. RP-1 is a universal app, requires iOS9.0 or later, is a 19MB download and is priced at just UK£4.49/US$5.99. As well as launching with Audiobus and IAA support, the app also included both Ableton Link (tempo sync your delays via Link) and Audio … [Read more...]

Envelope Reverb review – quality iOS reverb effect from DDMF in an AU format

At the start of this week, I posted a review of the new(ish) 6144 EQ plugin for iOS from Christian Siedschlag's DDMF. This is a AU-only format equaliser plugin whose inspiration was the highly regarded Neve 5033 hardware EQ processor. I've no idea how close 6144 - at a price of just UK£7.99/US$9.99 - gets to the (very!) expensive Neve but is sounds very good in its own right and, as an AU plugin (so you can use multiple instances of it in a suitable AU host), it is perhaps amongst the first … [Read more...]

6144 EQ review – 5-band EQ from DDMF in an AU format

Unless you have been hiding in an internet-free cave, or you are a freshly minted fan of all things iOS music technology, the odds are you have spent some time wondering just when Apple’s Audio Units (AU) format for iOS was really going to take off. The original introduction of AU was, for many iOS musicians, the highlight of iOS9’s launch but, in practice, the adoption of AU by our usually very responsive music app development community has been…. well, let’s say muted…. This slow pace of … [Read more...]

AudioMaster review – ultra-streamlined mastering app from Future Moments

As I've discussed on the blog on a number of occasions, DIY mastering of audio projects is something that is now commonplace - the rule rather than the exception for most musicians I guess - and there are lots of very affordable tools that let you give it a shot. Under iOS, we perhaps have two very popular options - Audio Mastering from Igor Vasiliev and Final Touch from Positive Grid - although you can, of course, built your own 'mastering suite' by combining a number of individual audio … [Read more...]