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...]

Sound Canvas update – Roland bring some tweaks to their Sound Canvas iOS music app – and on SALE

I published a full review of Roland's Sound Canvas for iOS app not long after it was launched. As I commented in that review, while the sounds themselves might not get too many pulses racing in the cutting-edge dance and electronic genres, as a source of everyday sounds covering a wide range of instrument types, Sound Canvas is (like it's original hardware-format predecessors) a very solid and very useable option and, as it is 16-part multi-timbral, could easily be used for a complete … [Read more...]

iFretless updates – Blue Mangoo bring further tweaks their bass and guitar apps

I originally reviewed both Blue Mangoo's iFretless Bass app (and have taken a quick look at the iFretless Guitar app) some time ago on the blog. Both apps are excellent (iFretless Bass is my favourite virtual bass guitar sound source on my iPad) and the highlight feature is the brilliant MIDI performance interface that guitar and bass players in particular will find instantly familiar yet also very playable. Both apps also support both the iPhone and iPad formats as universal apps. As … [Read more...]

Music Studio updated – Xewton bring full IAA support to their iOS DAW/sequencer

While I'm happy to admit to being a confirmed Cubasis user for my own iOS DAW/sequencer needs (it makes sense for me as I also use Cubase on my desktop), it is far from the only option when it comes to this class of iOS music app. One such alternative is Music Studio from Xewton and developer Alexander Gross. I've not done a full review of the app here on the blog (my bad; it's been around on the App Store since 2010, way before the Music App Blog came into being) but it has always struck me … [Read more...]

iFretless Bass updated – Blue Mangoo bring further tweaks to their iOS bass app

I originally reviewed Blue Mangoo's iFretless Bass app some time ago on the blog. While synth, keyboard, guitar and drum fans tend to be pretty well catered for in terms of virtual instruments, bass players perhaps do less well. That said, iFretless Bass is a fabulous app, with some excellent sample-based sounds (great for anyone looking for a source of electric or acoustic bass tones) but also featuring a brilliant MIDI performance interface that guitar and bass players in particular will find … [Read more...]

Sound Canvas update – Roland bring Audiobus and IAA support to their Sound Canvas app

About three weeks ago, I published a full review of Roland's new Sound Canvas for iOS app. As I commented in that review, while the sounds themselves might not get too many pulses racing in the cutting-edge dance and electronic genres, as a source of everyday sounds covering a wide range of instrument types, Sound Canvas is (like it's original hardware-format predecessors) a very solid and very useable option. The app also includes a very straightforward MIDI file playback system so, for the … [Read more...]