Korg SALE still on – Korg’s mega iOS music apps still ON SALE including Gadget

I posted a full review of the v.3.0 release of Gadget for iOS a couple of weeks ago here on the Music App Blog. The new audio recording support is impressive and the fact that many features new to v.3 were supplied to existing users as a free update was also an impressive gesture from Korg.   The iOS update was, of course, timed to co-incide with the release of Gadget for OSX. Yes, I promised a review of that also...  and it is coming (but first I've got to convince my wife that I've … [Read more...]

Duet Display update – fine-tuning for desktop screen extender app and ON SALE

I tend to focus here on the Music App Blog on iOS-based music production topics but, as regular readers will be aware, I also use a desktop-based music production system. In my own case, that work is predominantly built around an iMac running Steinberg’s Cubase. Of course, these two systems – iOS and OSX – are not mutually exclusive; they can be used together and I reviewed Duet Display - an interesting utility that can help make that happen - here on the blog some time ago. Duet Display … [Read more...]

Gadget 3.0 review – audio recording the highlight in Korg’s mega iOS electronic music production tool update

When Korg first released Gadget in 2014, I think it is fair to say that they pretty much smashed it. The app bought a combination of a novel approach, a format that suited iOS beautifully (in terms of features vs ease of use), a very slick UI and an eclectic mix of included virtual instruments - gadgets - that added up to an instant hit. Gadget was a shoe-in for my own personal 'iOS music app of the year' in 2014. What is also bought almost from day 1, was a promise from Korg to add audio … [Read more...]

Anytune Pro update – Anytune Inc add ReFrame isolation feature to their excellent iOS music practice app

Way back in 2012, I reviewed Anytune Pro by Anytune Inc. This is a very interesting and very useful utility app. It allows you to take any audio file on your iOS device and adjust either the playback speed or playback pitch (or both). Of course, the main application of these functions would be so you could slow a song down to more easily work out what is being played and so teach yourself how to play a particular track. For those looking to build their instrument skills – whether guitarists, … [Read more...]

Anytune Pro update – Anytune Inc deliver iOS10 compatibility to their excellent iOS music practice app

Way back in 2012, I reviewed Anytune Pro by Anytune Inc. This is a very interesting and very useful utility app. It allows you to take any audio file on your iOS device and adjust either the playback speed or playback pitch (or both). Of course, the main application of these functions would be so you could slow a song down to more easily work out what is being played and so teach yourself how to play a particular track. For those looking to build their instrument skills – whether guitarists, … [Read more...]

Anytune Pro update – Anystone Technologies tweak their excellent iOS music practice app

Way back in 2012, I reviewed Anytune Pro by Anystone Technologies. This is a very interesting and very useful utility app. It allows you to take any audio file on your iOS device and adjust either the playback speed or playback pitch (or both). Of course, the main application of these functions would be so you could slow a song down to more easily work out what is being played and so teach yourself how to play a particular track. For those looking to build their instrument skills – whether … [Read more...]

Duet Display update – fine-tuning for desktop screen extender app

I tend to focus here on the Music App Blog on iOS-based music production topics but, as regular readers will be aware, I also use a desktop-based music production system. In my own case, that work is predominantly built around an iMac running Steinberg’s Cubase. Of course, these two systems – iOS and OSX – are not mutually exclusive; they can be used together and I reviewed Duet Display - an interesting utility that can help make that happen - here on the blog a good few months ago. Duet … [Read more...]

Audreio updated – Core MIDI support added for iOS/desktop connectivity app

Device connectivity has become a bit of a hot development topic over the last few months. With the introduction of apps such as Studiomux and Music IO, the ability to link your iOS devices and your desktop hardware (mostly for OSX initially but Windows users are now also getting a look in) via a USB cable is a very useful and cost-effective means of integrating your music production tools. Backin February 2015, a further option appeared on this front – Audreio – that provides a way of … [Read more...]

Duet Display update – performance tweaks for desktop screen extender app

I tend to focus here on the Music App Blog on iOS-based music production topics but, as regular readers will be aware, I also use a desktop-based music production system. In my own case, that work is predominantly built around an iMac running Steinberg’s Cubase. Of course, these two systems – iOS and OSX – are not mutually exclusive; they can be used together and I reviewed Duet Display - an interesting utility that can help make that happen - here on the blog a good few months ago. Duet … [Read more...]