Troublemaker updated – Bram Bos tweaks his 303 inspired AU-ready iOS synth app

As I mentioned back in January when doing a full review, Bram Bos latest iOS music app is Troublemaker and, as the name suggests, this is going to be an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn't disappoint and it has already gained a very enthusiastic audience....  and, if you were lucky enough to pick up a copy at half price in the flash sale last week then you got a real bargain :-) Anyway, if you have not already, do read the full Troublemaker review for the details...  but the app … [Read more...]

Troublemaker ON SALE – Bram Bos’ 303 inspired AU iOS synth app 50% off

As I mentioned back in January when doing a full review, Bram Bos' latest iOS music app -  Troublemaker – is something just a bit special. As the name suggests, this is an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn't disappoint and I think this is already a strong contender for my 'top 10 iOS music apps of 2017' selection (and, if it's not, then we are in for a heck of a year!). Bram is building an impressive collection of iOS music apps. I reviewed his Phasemaker iOS synth app here on … [Read more...]

Troublemaker giveaway results – 5 winners of Bram Bos’ 303 inspired iOS synth

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in doing a full review, Bram Bos has just delivered a new iOS music app to the App Store to tempt us with. The choice of name - Troublemaker – suggests this is going to be an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn't disappoint and I think this might already be a strong contender for my 'top 10 iOS music apps of 2017' selection (and, if it's not, then we are in for a heck of a year!). Bram is building an impressive collection of iOS music apps. I … [Read more...]

Troublemaker giveaway – 5 copies of Bram Bos’ 303 inspired iOS synth to be won

As I mentioned last week in doing a full review, Bram Bos has just delivered a new iOS music app to the App Store to tempt us with. The choice of name - Troublemaker – suggests this is going to be an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn't disappoint and I think this might already be a strong contender for my 'top 10 iOS music apps of 2017' selection (and, if it's not, then we are in for a heck of a year!). Bram is building an impressive collection of iOS music apps. I reviewed his … [Read more...]

Sensual Sax updated – Embertone tweak their smooth sax in an iOS app

Creating realistic sounding solo instruments from samples can be quite a challenge and, with limited sample storage, under iOS, it can be even more difficult. When it comes to brass sounds, we have the excellent iFretless Brass and iFretless Sax from Blue Mangoo and Crudebyte's Heavy Brass offers a different take on the genre. However, as I posted a week or so ago, we have a new contender in this specific area  - Sensual Sax - and, while the app is released by Embertone, Hans Anderson and the … [Read more...]

Troublemaker updated – Bram Bos tweaks his 303 inspired AU-ready iOS synth app

As I mentioned last week in doing a full review, Bram Bos has just delivered a new iOS music app to the App Store to tempt us with. The choice of name - Troublemaker – suggests this is going to be an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn't disappoint and I think this might already be a strong contender for my 'top 10 iOS music apps of 2017' selection (and, if it's not, then we are in for a heck of a year!). Bram is building an impressive collection of iOS music apps. I reviewed his … [Read more...]

Ruismaker update – some tweaks for both of Bram Bos’ iOS AUi plugin drum machines

It's only a few months since Bram Bos launched both Ruismaker and Ruismaker FM, his two iOS drum apps that are delivered in an AU plugin format. Both are interesting not because they feature some uber-complex and sophisticated drum programming options but perhaps because they are designed to be the opposite of that; drum synths that are easy to program, have modest demands on the iOS hardware host and very easy to get to grips with. And Bram has not let the grass grow under his feet; both … [Read more...]

Sensual Sax review – Embertone port their sensual sax to iOS

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, Embertone - with collaboration from Blue Mangoo (a developer well know to iOS musicians through their iFretless apps) - have released a new virtual saxophone instrument for iOS. Creating realistic sounding solo instruments from samples can be quite a challenge. Sensual Sax is a sample-based virtual instrument any is launched at a fairly modest UK£3.99/US$4.99 price point. Embertone's background is in desktop virtual instruments and they have a line of … [Read more...]

Troublemaker review – Bram Bos delivers a dose of 303 inspired trouble in an iOS AU-ready app

As I mentioned yesterday, Bram Bos has just delivered a new iOS music app to the App Store to tempt us with. The choice of name - Troublemaker – suggests this is going to be an app with a certain amount of attitude. I’ll come back to that issue later but, as the app is a synth that attempts to capture the essence of Roland’s famous (infamous?) TB-303 hardware ‘bass’ synth – the synth that perhaps launched the whole ‘Acid’ music genre on its own – then Troublemaker is bound to make a lot of iOS … [Read more...]