iSymphonic Orchestra update – further new sounds for sample-based orchestral virtual instrument app

I did a full review of iSymphonic Orchestra about a week after it was released and, with the stream of updates since then, and these have added new features, new sounds (included in the base price of the app) and a number of further sound options via IAP, it is now an impressive package. OK, keeping it fully-stocked is going to (a) take up a lot of your iOS device's storage space and (b) take a sizeable chunk out of your bank balance (those IAPs would soon add up) but, sonically, for those … [Read more...]

Oriental Strings updated – AU support introduced to Crudebyte’s specialist string instrument

Crudebyte caused quite a stir back in August when their iSymphonic Orchestra app was launched. The app's blurb promised a lot and, while the sounds in the initial release were most certainly very impressive, it perhaps wasn't until the first update for the app appeared in November, that it perhaps started to deliver on the obvious potential of the sample playback engine. Crudebyte have obviously put some considerable work into the sample playback engine that iSymphonic Orchestra is built upon … [Read more...]

Heavy Brass update – Crudebyte add AU support to their brass section is an iOS music app

Crudebyte have a number of orchestral iOS music apps now available including their flagship iSymphonic Orchestra which was updated a couple of months or so ago to include support for the AUv3 plugin format (along with a further update to refine that AU support). One of their other apps is Heavy Brass, which I reviewed this time last year when it was first released. Containing a collection of quite detailed, sample-based, brass instruments and sections, this is undoubtedly a bit of a niche app … [Read more...]

iSymphonic Orchestra update – new sounds and AU refinements for sample-based orchestral virtual instrument app

I did a full review of iSymphonic Orchestra about a week after it was released and, while I was impressed by the sound quality, I wasn't quite so convinced about the overall package. However, the app has had a number of updates since then and these have added new features, new sounds (included in the base price of the app) and a number of further sound options via IAP. It is now a much better proposition and, for orchestral sounds, is probably the best choice currently available under iOS … [Read more...]

Heavy Brass update – Crudebyte add new sounds to their brass section is an iOS music app

Crudebyte’s have a number of orchestral iOS music apps now available including their flagship iSymphonic Orchestra which was update just a week or so ago to include support for the AUv3 plugin format. One of their other apps is Heavy Brass, which I reviewed this time last year when it was first released. Containing a collection of quite detailed, sample-based, brass instruments and sections, this is undoubtedly a bit of a niche app but the sounds themselves were very good with a powerful … [Read more...]

iSymphonic Orchestra update – new sounds and initial AU support for sample-based orchestral virtual instrument app

I did a full review of iSymphonic Orchestra about a week after it was released and, while I was impressed by the sound quality, I wasn't quite so convinced about the overall package. However, the app has had a number of updates since then and these have added new features, new sounds (included in the base price of the app) and a number of further sound options via IAP. It is now a much better proposition and, for orchestral sounds, is probably the best choice currently available under iOS … [Read more...]

iSymphonic Orchestra sale – base app on limited-time summer SALE

As I've mentioned a number of times here on the Music App Blog, for my money, Crudebyte's iSymphonic Orchestra currently offers the most realistic palette of orchestral sounds currently available for iOS. I did a full review of the app about when it was released, and while is showed promise at that stage, the various updates since have moved the app forward considerably and also expanded upon the available sounds via a number of add-on IAP sound expansion packs.. Originally priced at UK£37.99 … [Read more...]

iSymphonic Orchestra update – Aulos IAP added to classy sample-based orchestral virtual instrument app

I did a full review of iSymphonic Orchestra about a week after it was released and, while I was impressed by the sound quality, I wasn't quite so convinced about the overall package. However, the app has had a number of updates since then and these have added new features, new sounds (included in the base price of the app) and a number of further sound options via IAP. It is now a much better proposition and, for orchestral sounds, is probably the best choice currently available under … [Read more...]

Heavy Brass review – Crudebyte add a brass section to their iOS music app catalogue

As I mentioned a few days ago, Crudebyte have added a new sample-based virtual instrument to their iOS music app line-up. Given the title - Heavy Brass – there will be no prizes awarded for guessing the instrument group represented and, in the app’s blurb on the App Store, Crudebyte suggest that the sounds are aimed at funk, pop and soul styles rather than the more orchestral styles found in Crudebyte’s iSymphonic Orchestra. iSymphonic Orchestra does have brass sounds available and there are … [Read more...]