Mobile Convolution Reverb update – quality reverb app gets some tweaks

If you have been dabbling with music and recording technology for some considerable time, then you may well be familiar with the concept (shock, horror!) that reverb effects don’t have to come in a software format; however it is created - springs, plates, hardware (containing software) or simply software (plugins, apps) – reverb is one of the most important audio effects processors used in modern music recording. We are lucky enough to have some pretty good iOS reverb apps and, as I've … [Read more...]

Mobile Convolution Reverb giveaway results – five winners of quality reverb app

Reverb is one of the most important audio effects processors used in modern music recording and, fortunately for us iOS music makers, the App Store is blessed with some very respectable reverb effects apps and what are, frankly, quite ridiculously inexpensive prices. A reviewed one such candidate for your collection a few days ago - Mobile Convolution Reverb by LiquidSonics - and was very impressed with the app. Indeed, it really is quite remarkable just how good a convolution reverb costing … [Read more...]

Mobile Convolution Reverb giveaway – five copies of quality reverb app up for grabs

Reverb is one of the most important audio effects processors used in modern music recording and, fortunately for us iOS music makers, the App Store is blessed with some very respectable reverb effects apps and what are, frankly, quite ridiculously inexpensive prices. A reviewed one such candidate for your collection a few days ago - Mobile Convolution Reverb by LiquidSonics - and was very impressed with the app. Indeed, it really is quite remarkable just how good a convolution reverb costing … [Read more...]

Mobile Convolution Reverb review – quality reverb sounds for iOS at a pocket money price

If you have been dabbling with music and recording technology for some considerable time, then you may well be familiar with the concept (shock, horror!) that reverb effects don’t have to come in a software format; however it is created - springs, plates, hardware (containing software) or simply software (plugins, apps) – reverb is one of the most important audio effects processors used in modern music recording. Over the years, software-based reverb started in what we call an ‘algorithmic’ … [Read more...]

Caramel review – distortion effect app from Holderness Media

If you are a dedicated iOS music app fan then you will probably already be familiar with Christopher Rice and the range of audio effects apps he has created for iOS musicians under his Holderness Media moniker. These included Echo Pad, Swoopster, Stereo Designer and Crystalline; all are insanely cheap, wonderfully creative (thanks to the rather nifty user interface that share many common features between the various apps) and are great for both live performance and recording tasks. The audio … [Read more...]

SquashIt review – Klevgränd Produktion bring the dirt to iOS

Software doesn’t always have to sing, dance, make the coffee and do your washing; sometimes it is good enough to just to do one simple task and – hopefully – do it rather well. And so it is with SquashIt, the iOS music app from developer Klevgränd Produktion. The app is an audio effect app that provides a three-band distortion effect. There are no fancy bells and whistles; it just does the one job in as straightforward a fashion as possible. SquashIt works under IAA (not Audiobus at present), … [Read more...]

birdStepper update – birdSound work around the clock

Don't you just love it when developers seem both friendly and responsive to their user base? I posted a review of birdSound's new birdStepper iOS audio effects app a week or so ago. Perhaps the easiest way to describe birdStepper is as a creative multi-effects processor where the effects parameters can be modulated/automated in real-time over the course of a step-based sequence. The app is very easy to use and, with eight different effects that you can chain together, provides a huge range of … [Read more...]

Final Touch review – iOS audio mastering app from Positive Grid

Those with even a modest amount of iOS music app experience – and iOS-wielding guitar players specifically – will need little by way of introduction to Positive Grid. As the developer of JamUp Pro, the company was already highly regarded for its guitar amp, cab and effects modelling for iOS. However, when Positive Grid launched their virtual amp design app BIAS back in November 2013, their reputation went up a further notch or two. BIAS – or to give the app its full title ‘BIAS – Amps!’ – … [Read more...]

AUFX:Dub music app review – dedicated delay app for iOS

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get hold of Kymatica’s AUFX:Space music app – a dedicated reverb effect for iOS – and the first in the proposed AUFX series to be released by Kymatica’s Jonatan Liljedahl. AUFX:Space has already had one update with some new features (including a very useful bypass button) but Jonatan obviously likes to keep busy because we now also have the second app in the AUFX series; the AUFX:Dub music app (UK£2.49). AUFX:Dub is a dedicated delay effect. It includes … [Read more...]