Auria Pro update – WaveMachine Labs offer new FabFilter reverb in their iOS mega-DAW

In reviewing Auria Pro when it was launched back in December 2015, I was hugely impressed with the ambition shown by WaveMachine Labs. In terms of the specification and feature list, this is perhaps the first iOS DAW/sequencer that crosses over into the capabilities of a fully-fledged desktop recording package....  No, perhaps not the top-end Logic Pro or Cubase Pro or the like, but certainly a feature set that matches the lower/middle ground of the desktop DAW/sequencer marketplace. Oh, and it … [Read more...]

Modstep SALE – AppBC’s iOS MIDI sequencer for iPad ON SALE

Regular iOS music makers will be familiar with AppBC as the developer behind Studiomux and Modstep apps. The latter includes some of the Studiomux technology but also offers a fully-blown MIDI sequencer with both step sequencing and piano roll editing environments. If your music making revolves around MIDI, rather than audio recording, then Modstep is a powerful option for sequencing on your iPad. I did a full review of Modstep just after it was launched and the feature set is impressive. You … [Read more...]

Auria Pro update – WaveMachine Labs add Audio Units support to their iOS mega-DAW

In reviewing Auria Pro when it was launched back in December 2015, I was hugely impressed with the ambition shown by WaveMachine Labs. In terms of the specification and feature list, this is perhaps the first iOS DAW/sequencer that crosses over into the capabilities of a fully-fledged desktop recording package....  No, perhaps not the top-end Logic Pro or Cubase Pro or the like, but certainly a feature set that matches the lower/middle ground of the desktop DAW/sequencer marketplace. Oh, and it … [Read more...]

Modstep updated – AppBC add iOS10 support to their iOS MIDI sequencer for iPad

Regular iOS music makers will be familiar with AppBC as the developer behind Studiomux and Modstep apps. The latter includes some of the Studiomux technology but also offers a fully-blown MIDI sequencer with both step sequencing and piano roll editing environments. If your music making revolves around MIDI, rather than audio recording, then Modstep is a powerful option for sequencing on your iPad. I did a full review of Modstep just after it was launched and the feature set is impressive. You … [Read more...]

Auria Pro SALE – WaveMachine Labs iOS mega-DAW 50% off for limited time

When it comes to DAWs and sequencers, there are a number of very good choices to be had under iOS. Unlike on the desktop, however, where the maturity of the market means that almost any DAW/sequencer offers an impressive (and broadly similar) sort of functionality, under iOS, each of the leading products offers a somewhat different approach and price/spec balance. However, if you want to get as close as possible to a desktop feature set in an iOS app, then there is perhaps one very obvious … [Read more...]

Auria Pro update – WaveMachine Labs make further tweaks to their iOS mega-DAW

One of the things that appeared in my personal wishlist for 2015 was to see Auria add a MIDI recording/sequencing capability. We knew it was coming - WaveMachine Labs had already stated as much - but it was still quite an event when Auria Pro finally made its debut on the App Store in December. In reviewing Auria Pro, I was hugely impressed with the ambition shown by WaveMachine Labs. In terms of the specification and feature list, this is perhaps the first iOS DAW/sequencer that crosses over … [Read more...]

Music IO update – Power Trio add MidiTV support to work with Apple TV

On the back of what seems to be a change of policy at Apple HQ, iOS developers are now able to make use of the standard ‘sync’ USB cable connection between an iOS device and a desktop computer for more than just iTunes File Sharing. For iOS musicians, as we have seen over the last year or so, that has resulted in a number of apps that allow MIDI and audio data to be transferred between iPad (for example) and desktop music production system. One of the obvious contenders in this … [Read more...]

Modstep updated – AppBC add further tweaks to their iOS MIDI sequencer for iPad

Regular iOS music makers will be familiar with AppBC as the developer behind the Studiomux app which was updated recently. AppBC do like to keep themselves busy though and, back in December we saw the launch of a new app - Modstep - that includes some of the Studiomux technology but also offers a fully-blown MIDI sequencer with both step sequencing and piano roll editing environments. I did a full review of Modstep just after it was launched but the feature set is impressive. You can use … [Read more...]

Studiomux update – AppBC’s audio+MIDI over USB app gets further tweaks

I posted a full review of AppBC's Audiomux iOS music app when it was first released. Audiomux allowed you to stream audio between your iOS device and OSX desktop computer using nothing more than the standard USB charging cable that is supplied with your iPad or iPhone. It also complemented AppBC's Midimux app that does the same sort of data transfer for MIDI data. Both apps seems to work very well from the off and, used together, they make integrating your iOS music making technology and your … [Read more...]