DDMF updates – iOS11 tweaks for AU format iOS reverb and EQ effects from DDMF

I posted a reviews of both 6144 EQ and Envelope Reverb iOS audio effects apps from DDMF and developer Christian Siedschlag when they were first released. Both of these are very capable audio processors in their own right but, given the desire from many iOS musicians to see the AU plugin format really take hold, the fact that both were launched AU-only plugins was also of considerable interest. 6144 EQ is a AU-only format equaliser plugin whose inspiration was the highly regarded Neve 5033 … [Read more...]

MicSwap Pro update – Future Moments tweaks to their mic simulation app for iOS11

A few years ago, I reviewed what I think was the first example of microphone modelling technology for iOS; MicSwap from developer Future Moments. MicSwap is a universal app and is supplied in two forms; a free version (with some feature restrictions) and a ‘Pro’ version (with all features unlocked; currently UK£19.99/US$19.99). The app works with iOS9.3 or later and is a 153MB download. The app simulates a number of different microphone types and these are depicted in some fairly obvious … [Read more...]

Poison-202 update – excellent AU iOS synth gets some tweaks

I reviewed Poison-202 from JimAudio soon after it was released. Poison-202 is a vintage-style iOS synth, inspired by some of the classic synths from the 80s and 90s, paying homage to the synth sounds found on tracks from The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk and Daft Punk amongst others. The app arrived with universal support, IAA and MIDI included (although the latter was perhaps not as fully-featured as on some iOS synth apps) and AU support was added in v.1.1 which appeared about a … [Read more...]

Brusfri launched – Klevgränd add a noise reduction tool to their iOS music app 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, Jussi, Haaze, Pads and Baervvag amongst others. 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 … [Read more...]

Axon 2 released – Audio Damage add an AI drum synth to their iOS app catalogue

Audio Damage appear to be on a mission when it comes to iOS music apps at present. I've reviewed Rough Rider 2, Grind Distortion, Eos 2, Dubstation 2, Replicant 2 and Phosphor 2 (for example) all within the last few months. However, things don't seem to be slowing down just yet as now we have the release of Axon 2. Phosphor 2 is Audio Damage's first iOS synth offering. The new release is also an instrument expect, this time around, we have a drum synth. Again, it is a port of a desktop … [Read more...]

Harmony Eight updated – VirSyn’s 8 voice iOS pitch-shifter effect gets some tweaks

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, Arpeggist, AudioEffx and, of course, the brilliant ReSlice, for example - I've reviewed here previously on the Music App Blog. A more recent arrival is Harmony Eight which was launched early in the summer. As the name … [Read more...]

FuxEQ review – Matthias Rath updates his 7-band EQ AU plugin for iOS11

While adoption of Apple’s Audio Unit (AU) plugin format has ben a bit of a slow burner under iOS, the last few months has really seen the format tack hold. Yes, we are still waiting to see some developers embrace the format (there remain some technical and financial issues I'm sure) but lots of iOS musicians are now working with the AU format, if not exclusively, then predominantly.   iOS11 is obviously the latest 'technical' hoop that developers are having to jump through....  but it … [Read more...]

Bram Bos updates – Troublemaker, Ripplemaker and Ruismaker all updated with MIDI out

I reviewed all of Bram Bos' various iOS music apps here on the blog including Troublemaker, Ripplemaker, Ruismaker and Ruismaker FM. They are all very good indeed, but the first two on this list are something special. I suspect both will make my 'top 10 of 2017' list when the time rolls around. Anyway, all four of these apps received similar updates on the App Store late yesterday. As well as 'minor housekeeping', there are some interesting - and very welcome - new features. For example, all … [Read more...]

Addictive Pro updated – VirSyn refine Audio Unit support their iOS synth app

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, Arpeggist and the brilliant ReSlice, for example - I've reviewed here previously on the Music App Blog. I reviewed what is now perhaps their flagship iOS synth - Addictive Pro - just after it was released. The … [Read more...]