Cornflower Compressor review – the ‘flora’ project iOS music app collection gets a new addition

I've no idea where the whole 'flora' theme comes from for developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews but their series of stripped-down, stompbox ethic, iOS audio effects apps are all very good indeed. I've reviewed all the apps in the series  - Cactus Chorus, Phlox Phaser, Saffron Saturator, Buttercup Bitcrush, Dahlia Delay and Tiger-lily Tremolo - previously here on the blog and, at genuine pocket money prices, they are about as an obvious casual purchase as you are likely to find. A … [Read more...]

Tiger-lily Tremolo update – the ‘flora’ project iOS music app gets some fixes

I've no idea where the whole 'flora' theme comes from for developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews but there series of stripped-down, stompbox ethic, iOS audio effects apps are all very good indeed. I've reviewed all the apps in the series  - Cactus Chorus, Phlox Phaser, Saffron Saturator, Buttercup Bitcrush, Dahlia Delay and Tiger-lily Tremolo - previously here on the blog and, at UK£0.79 each, they are about as an obvious casual purchase as you are likely to find. The last of these - … [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...]

Cactus Chorus update – AUv.3 supported added to another Flora Project app

I know, very slow of me, but the last (I think that's now them all?) of the 'flora' series of iOS effects apps from the development team of Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews - Cactus Chorus - was updated a week or so ago, taking the app to v.2.0. As with the other apps in the flora series, this 2.0 update brings support for Audio Units (AUv.3), preset saving within a suitable AU host, performance enhancements and improved stability. The new versions seems quite happy hosted within AUM and, … [Read more...]

Dahlia Delay update – streamlined iOS delay app gets AU support

I've reviewed all iOS music apps from developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews at one stage or another on the blog. Cactus Chorus and Phlox Phaser were followed up with the equally floral themed Buttercup Bitcrush soon afterwards. There is also Saffron Saturator and Dahlia Delay in the same series. The apps names give a clear indication of the effects types but don't be put off by the flora theme or the very streamlined-looking user interface; these are all apps that punch well above … [Read more...]

Tiger-lily Tremolo update – iOS tremolo effect app gets AUv3 support

I've no idea where the whole 'flora' theme comes from for developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews but there series of stripped-down, stompbox ethic, iOS audio effects apps are all very good indeed. I've reviewed all the apps in the series  - Cactus Chorus, Phlox Phaser, Saffron Saturator, Buttercup Bitcrush, Dahlia Delay and Tiger-lily Tremolo - previously here on the blog and, at UK£1.99/US$1.99 each, they are about as an obvious casual purchase as you are likely to find. As I've … [Read more...]

Phlox Phaser update – AUv.3 support added to compact iOS phaser effect app

Bells and whistles are all very well in your software but, when a developer tries to add every conceivable feature into an application, things can get just too complicated. You end up with a maze of choices, 90% of which you might never use. That's not a criticism anyone is going to level at the iOS audio effects apps from developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews. I've looked at a number of these 'floral series' apps here on the blog - Phlox Phaser, Dahlia Delay, Tiger-lily Tremolo, … [Read more...]

Buttercup Bitcrush update – second of the ‘flora’ iOS audio effect apps gets AU support

As I posted earlier this week, Saffron Saturator - the compact overdrive effects app withinTimothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews's 'flora' series of iOS music apps - got an overhaul with a significant update bring Audio Unit (AU) support. 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. The second of the series has now had the same … [Read more...]