SoundPrism Link Edition launched – MIDI performance app gets Ableton Link version

I reviewed SoundPrism Pro – produced by Audanika and currently priced at UK£6.99 – when it was first launched on the Music App Blog. SoundPrism Pro is essentially a MIDI performance app. Rather like apps such as Chordion, Gestrument and Synthecaster (all of which I have reviewed previously on the site), while SoundPrism Pro does include its own audio engine and has a small collection of sounds built in to it, its real strength is as a performance interface that uses the touchscreen to allow the … [Read more...]

SoundPrism Pro updated – MIDI performance app from Audanika gets Audiobus update

I reviewed SoundPrism Pro – produced by Audanika and currently priced at UK£3.99 – about 18 months ago on the Music App Blog. SoundPrism Pro is essentially a MIDI performance app. Rather like apps such as Chordion, Gestrument and Synthecaster (all of which I have reviewed previously on the site), SoundPrism Pro does include its own audio engine and has a small collection of sounds built in to it, its real strength is as a performance interface that uses the touchscreen to allow the user to send … [Read more...]

MIDI Designer Pro update – Confusionists add new features in v.1.6.2

If you want to use your iPad’s touchscreen as a virtual control surface for your desktop DAW, there are now a number of different music app options available including V-Control Pro, DAW Remote HD and Absum-8. Each of these come with pre-configured options that support the major DAWs such as Logic, Cubase Pro Tools, Ableton Live or Reason (amongst others) and, while there primary function tends to be the provision of mixing and transport controls, other control options are supported (in … [Read more...]

Synthecaster update – Daniel Resnick back with another new feature

One of the things I love about the world of iOS music apps is the access it gives a keen indie developer to compete alongside some of the bigger players. For us users this can often mean we get a wider range of apps to choose from and - just occasionally - something a bit more innovative and left-field. One other advantage you get with indie developers is that they can often be accessible and very responsive (OK, that's two advantages). I think you have to say that Daniel Resnick - the … [Read more...]

ChordPolyPad review – MIDI chord generator app from Laurent Colson

As I’ve confessed on these pages a number of times, my keyboard skills leave a lot to be desired. When you combine that with the rather slippery beast that is a touchscreen virtual piano keyboard, without a little help, the MIDI parts I create require rather more editing than a Wolf Of Wall Street cut designed for pre-school viewers - which is to say, too much editing given the state of the art for MIDI editing under iOS (best described as basic). All of which leads to my interest in apps … [Read more...]

Chordion goes free – Olympia Noise Co’s brilliant MIDI performance tool currently free

As most regular Music App Blog readers will be aware, my keyboard skills are not going to win me any prizes. As a consequence, I'm always interested in the MIDI performance tools that appear and which exploit the iPad's touchscreen interface to provide an alternative to piano keys (real or virtual) as a means of generating a MIDI performance. There are a good few apps that fall into this category; Synthecaster, SoundPrism Pro+ and Gestrument, for example. However, perhaps my personal … [Read more...]

SoundPrism Pro review – MIDI performance app from Audanika

I ran a SoundPrism Pro giveaway last week on the blog and, at the time, promised to write up a review of the app so here goes….  SoundPrism Pro – produced by Audanika and priced at UK£5.49 – is essentially a MIDI performance app. Rather like apps such as Chordion, Gestrument and Synthecaster (all of which I have reviewed previously on the site), while SoundPrism Pro includes its own audio engine and has a small collection of sounds built in to it, its real strength is as a performance interface … [Read more...]