DM1 update – Fingerlab tweak the IAA support in their iOS drum machine app

IT's obviously 'drum app update day' (or something similar) as, alongside the Vatanator update, Fingerlab have also released an update to their excellent DM1 drum machine app. Fingerlab have always kept up a pretty steady pace with regular updates to DM1 and, while I did a full review of DM1 way back when, the principles of the app remain the same. This is a cool, sample-based, drum machine that's both easy to use, easy to do song construction with and, over the course on many updates, has … [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...]

Voice Synth update – Qneo’s voice processing synthesis app gets further refinements – and SALE pricing

If you want to bring a more traditional take to your vocal processing reverb, delay, compression, EQ and, in the modern era at least, pitch correction are the stock tools of the trade. You can, of course, add in a little auto harmony generation if you need some harmony vocal parts and forgot (or your singer didn’t have the singing chops) to record them during the tracking session. On the desktop, there are some pretty sophisticated software tools for all these types of processing but iOS … [Read more...]

AUFX:Space giveaway results – 3 winners of Jonatan Liljedahl’s excellent reverb app

Jonatan Liljedahl makes some exceedingly good iOS music apps....  and the latest app to be joining the Music App Blog summer giveaway roster is AUFX:Space. As part of the compact - in form and price - AUFX audio effects/processor app series, AUFX:Space provides a high quality reverb effect is a very easy to use format. There are, however, all great apps and the price (AUFX:Space is UK£3.99/US$4.99) belies just what they are capable of. Anyway, having already provided copies of both … [Read more...]

AUFX:Space giveaway – 3 copies of Jonatan Liljedahl’s excellent reverb app to be won

Jonatan Liljedahl makes some exceedingly good iOS music apps....  and the latest app to be joining the Music App Blog summer giveaway roster is AUFX:Space. As part of the compact - in form and price - AUFX audio effects/processor app series, AUFX:Space provides a high quality reverb effect is a very easy to use format. There are, however, all great apps and the price (AUFX:Space is UK£3.99/US$4.99) belies just what they are capable of. Anyway, having already provided copies of both … [Read more...]

Voice Synth update – voice processing synthesis app from Qneo gets massive overhaul in v.4

If you want to bring a more traditional take to your vocal processing reverb, delay, compression, EQ and, in the modern era at least, pitch correction are the stock tools of the trade. You can, of course, add in a little auto harmony generation if you need some harmony vocal parts and forgot (or your singer didn’t have the singing chops) to record them during the tracking session. On the desktop, there are some pretty sophisticated software tools for all these types of processing but iOS … [Read more...]

iFretless updates – Blue Mangoo bring further tweaks their iOS music apps

I've looked at all of Blue Mangoo's iFretless iOS music apps at one point or another here on the blog; iFretless Bass, iFretless Guitar, iFretless Sax and iFretless Brass.  All use a variation on the same excellent touchscreen performance interface that, for guitar or bass players, will feel very intuitive. All of the apps also come with an excellent sample base and variety of patches. In terms of virtual instrument recreations of this particular sub-set of musical instruments, each is top of … [Read more...]

iFretless updates – Blue Mangoo bring further tweaks their iOS music apps

I've looked at all of Blue Mangoo's iFretless iOS music apps at one point or another here on the blog; iFretless Bass, iFretless Guitar, iFretless Sax and iFretless Brass.  All use a variation on the same excellent touchscreen performance interface that, for guitar or bass players, will feel very intuitive. All of the apps also come with an excellent sample base and variety of patches. In terms of virtual instrument recreations of this particular sub-set of musical instruments, each is top of … [Read more...]

iFretless updates – Blue Mangoo bring further tweaks their iOS music apps

I've looked at all of Blue Mangoo's iFretless iOS music apps at one point or another here on the blog; iFretless Bass, iFretless Guitar, iFretless Sax and iFretless Brass.  All use a variation on the same excellent touchscreen performance interface that, for guitar or bass players, will feel very intuitive. All of the apps also come with an excellent sample base and variety of patches. In terms of virtual instrument recreations of this particular sub-set of musical instruments, each is top of … [Read more...]