Forever Beats giveaway – four copies of quirky step sequencer to be won

I did a full review of John Hussey’s Forever Beats – which made its debut on the App Store back in February (and has been on my ‘to do’ list since then; sorry!) - a few days ago here on the Music App Blog. The app provides a pattern/step-based sequencing environment. What is perhaps interesting is the design decisions made to pull together the specific combination of features that are included within the app. And, to keep things streamlined so that you can get creative as quickly as possible, … [Read more...]

Unique giveaway results – three winners of Sugar Bytes new iOS synth

I did a full review of Sugar Bytes new iOS synth app Unique here on the blog last week. As regular readers of the blog will be aware, I’m a self-confessed of a fan of Sugar Bytes and I use Turnado, Thesys, Egoist, Cyclop and Effectrix on a regular basis in my iOS music making (and on the desktop!). Unique is another great addition to the line-up and, while I'm sure I own way more synth apps that I will ever need, at App Store pricing that's not such a difficult temptation to give in … [Read more...]

Unique giveaway – three copies of Sugar Bytes new iOS synth to be won

I did a full review of Sugar Bytes new iOS synth app Unique here on the blog last week. As regular readers of the blog will be aware, I’m a self-confessed of a fan of Sugar Bytes and I use Turnado, Thesys, Egoist, Cyclop and Effectrix on a regular basis in my iOS music making (and on the desktop!). Unique is another great addition to the line-up and, while I'm sure I own way more synth apps that I will ever need, at App Store pricing that's not such a difficult temptation to give in … [Read more...]

Flora Series giveaway results – three winners of bundles of the ‘flora’ iOS audio effect apps

As I've posted over the last few weeks, all of the 'Flora Series' apps from Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews have been updated to a v.2.0 status, with the highlight new feature being support for the AUv.3 plugin format. This whole series of apps are absolutely ideal for the AU format; each does a single, simple, job, they come with a compact set of controls and, even by iOS standards, they are available at a bargain price of just UK£1.99/US$1.99 each. If you regularly use a suitable AU … [Read more...]

Flora Series giveaway – three bundles of the ‘flora’ iOS audio effect apps to be won

As I've posted over the last few weeks, all of the 'Flora Series' apps from Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews have been updated to a v.2.0 status, with the highlight new feature being support for the AUv.3 plugin format. This whole series of apps are absolutely ideal for the AU format; each does a single, simple, job, they come with a compact set of controls and, even by iOS standards, they are available at a bargain price of just UK£1.99/US$1.99 each. If you regularly use a suitable AU … [Read more...]

Cubasis giveaway results – 5 winners of Steinberg’s brilliant Cubasis

As regular readers here will know, I'm a bit of a Cubasis fan. Cubasis offers a slick interface and a well focused feature set that lets you get on with the core tasks of recording and mixing audio/MIDI music productions. And, as a Cubase user on the desktop, for me at least, Cubasis makes a perfect platform for capturing initial ideas that can then easily be moved across to the desktop if they make the grade as something worth developing further. A personal opinion I know but, for me, Cubasis … [Read more...]

Cubasis giveaway – 5 copies of Steinberg’s brilliant Cubasis to be won

As regular readers here will know, I'm a bit of a Cubasis fan. Cubasis offers a slick interface and a well focused feature set that lets you get on with the core tasks of recording and mixing audio/MIDI music productions. And, as a Cubase user on the desktop, for me at least, Cubasis makes a perfect platform for capturing initial ideas that can then easily be moved across to the desktop if they make the grade as something worth developing further. A personal opinion I know but, for me, Cubasis … [Read more...]

Layr giveaway results – two winners of Living Memory Software’s excellent multi-timbral synth app

If you are an iOS music maker with a bit of a synth habit, then you will already be well aware of Living Memory's new iOS mega-synth Layr. The app was released a couple of weeks ago and has been widely praised and, I suspect, helped to brake more than a few 'I don't need any more iOS synths' promises that folks had made to themselves. I reviewed the app a week or so ago here on the Music App Blog....  and, in short, the potential is obvious and, as the demo videos suggest, this is an app can … [Read more...]

Layr giveaway – two copies of Living Memory Software’s mega multi-timbral synth app to be won

If you are an iOS music maker with a bit of a synth habit, then you will already be well aware of Living Memory's new iOS mega-synth Layr. The app was released a couple of weeks ago and has been widely praised and, I suspect, helped to brake more than a few 'I don't need any more iOS synths' promises that folks had made to themselves. I reviewed the app a week or so ago here on the Music App Blog....  and, in short, the potential is obvious and, as the demo videos suggest, this is an app can … [Read more...]