MultitrackStudio for iPad update – Giel Bremmers iOS recording app gets some tweaks

As I posted back in September last year, MultitrackStudio for iPad by Giel Bremmers was the first iOS DAW/sequencer app to get support for hosting Apple's new Audio Unit (AU) plugin format for iOS. And, while MultitrackStudio perhaps doesn't have the profile of the likes of GarageBand, Auria Pro or Cubasis, it is a very solid and well-featured audio+MIDI recoding package and it was great to see Giel being so quick off the mark to support the new plugin format. Anyway, AU - both in terms of … [Read more...]

MultitrackStudio for iPad update – new features for Giel Bremmers iOS recording app

As I posted back in September, MultitrackStudio for iPad by Giel Bremmers was the first iOS DAW/sequencer app to get support for hosting Apple's new Audio Unit (AU) plugin format for iOS. And, while MultitrackStudio perhaps doesn't have the profile of the likes of GarageBand, Auria Pro or Cubasis, it is a very solid and well-featured audio+MIDI recoding package and it was great to see Giel being so quick off the mark to support the new plugin format. Anyway, AU - both in terms of audio … [Read more...]

DC-9 Overdrive update – Blamsoft tweak their iOS AU overdrive plugin

The ‘new for iOS9’ Audio Units (AU) plugin format has now been with us for a few months but, in the last week or so, has received a bit of a boost with a number of new AU-formatted iOS music apps appearing. Topping that list was probably the announcement yesterday that Klevgränd Produktion have added AU support to six of their iOS apps but we also saw the launch of the new zMors EQ app in an AU-only format. However, one developer who had already taken the AU plunge full on is Blamsoft with a … [Read more...]

Viking Synth update – Blamsoft tweak their iOS AU instrument plugin

Blamsoft will be familiar to some iOS musicians through their series of Audio Units (AU) iOS effects apps. Indeed, if it wasn’t for Blamsoft, the AU cupboard would currently look quite threadbare. However, the company have their roots in developing extensions for Propellerhead’s Reason and many of their iOS offerings are, in effect, ports of software they have developed for Reason. Viking Synth falls into that category but, as it represents Blamsoft’s first iOS synth (as opposed to audio … [Read more...]

DC-9 Overdrive review – Blamsoft add some overdrive to their iOS AU plugin collection

The ‘new for iOS9’ Audio Units (AU) plugin format has now been with us for a few months but I think it is fair to say that the impact of this technology has, so far at least, been somewhat muted. Like all new (well, in this case, new to iOS at least) software technologies it is undoubtedly going to take developers some time to establish what potential AU may hold for them. We did have a few early adopters with MultitrackStudio for iPad becoming the first DAW/sequencer able to host AU plugins … [Read more...]

Viking Synth review – Blamsoft add a first iOS AU instrument plugin to their catalogue

I did some revisions to my ‘best iOS synths apps’ roundup article not so long ago and, as I commented at the time, this is a category of iOS music app where the choice is abundant and the quality can be very high. That doesn’t, however, seem to deter developers from offering us some further choices; enter, stage left, Viking Synth from Blamsoft. Blamsoft will be familiar to some iOS musicians through their series of Audio Units (AU) iOS effects apps. Indeed, if it wasn’t for Blamsoft, the AU … [Read more...]

MultitrackStudio for iPad update – new features and small fixes for Giel Bremmers iOS recording app

I posted a news item a few weeks ago about a recent update to MultitrackStudio for iPad. Giel Bremmers iOS DAW/sequencer perhaps does't get the attention it deserves but it is actually very well featured and, if you need to combine both audio and MIDI based sound sources within your recording projects, it does a solid job with a minimum of fuss. The update - to v.2.3.1 - was, however, notable for all iOS recording fans whether they use MultitrackStudio or not; the app became the first of the … [Read more...]

F-16 Filter review – Blamsoft add a further iOS AU plugin to their catalogue

The ‘new for iOS9’ Audio Units (AU) plugin format has now been with us for a few months but I think it is fair to say that the impact of this technology has, so far at least, been somewhat muted. Like all new (well, in this case, new to iOS at least) software technologies it is undoubtedly going to take developers some time to establish what potential AU may hold for them. We did have a few early adopters with MultitrackStudio for iPad becoming the first DAW/sequencer able to host AU plugins … [Read more...]

Resampler review – Blamsoft add a third iOS AU plugin to their catalogue

A couple of months ago we saw the first signs of activity with the ‘new for iOS9’ Audio Units (AU) plugin format with MultitrackStudio for iPad becoming the first DAW/sequencer able to host AU plugins and Remaster the first AU effects plugin. Like all new (well, in this case, new to iOS at least) software technologies it is undoubtedly going to take developers some time to establish what potential AU may hold for them. It’s difficult to imagine that more effects and/or virtual instruments … [Read more...]