FAC Chorus giveaway – 10 copies of classy iOS AU chorus app to be won

FAC Chorus arrived on the App Store a few of weeks ago but received it's first major update about a week or so ago and this was what finally nudged me into taking an overdue look at the app. In terms of basics, the app is universal, requires iOS 10.0 or later and is a modest 19MB download. It is also modestly priced at just UK£2.99/US$2.99; very much in the casual purchase price range. What's perhaps less modest is the feature set. As shown in the screenshots, the app offers a rather nice … [Read more...]

Bark Filter review – VirSyn add a powerful multi-band compressor to their iOS music app catalogue

VirSyn will be well known to the majority of computer-based musicians whether you work on the desktop or a mobile platform such as iOS. The company have an extensive portfolio of iOS music apps covering a number of different synths, audio effects and a dedicated arpeggiator app. Many of these apps are iOS-sized ports of VirSyn’s desktop virtual instruments and effects and I’ve reviewed a good number of them here on the blog over the last few years or so. VirSyn newest addition to this … [Read more...]

FAC Chorus review – classy chorus app in an AU format

I've mentioned a few times here on the blog that modulation effects are perhaps not something I use a lot in my own music making. Some of this might be a bit of a hangover from listening to too many 'classic' guitar sounds recorded in the 70s/80s when chorus/phaser/flanger pedals were a novelty that (to my ears at least) becomes very old, very quickly. Don't get me wrong though; used a little more tastefully, modulation-based effects can serve a very useful and creative role. However, I … [Read more...]

FuzzPlus 3 review – Audio Damage drop some free fuzz

As I posted earlier today, Audio Damage have released another interesting iOS music app this week - Phosphor 2 is their first synth offering - to follow up on a very rapid release schedule that has included Rough Rider 2, Grind Distortion, Eos 2, Dubstation 2 and Replicant 2, all within the last few weeks. However, while Phosphor 2 might be the headline new release, it's not the only own; we also get FuzzPlus 3 :-) As the name might suggest, FuzzPlus 3 is a fuzz/distortion effect and, while … [Read more...]

Phosphor 2 released – Audio Damage add a synth to their iOS AU app catalogue

Audio Damage appear to be on a mission when it comes to iOS music apps at present. I've reviewed Rough Rider 2, Grind Distortion, Eos 2, Dubstation 2 and Replicant 2 all within the last few weeks. However, things don't seem to be slowing down just yet as now we have the release of Phosphor 2. Where as the apps listed above have all been audio processors/effects of one type or another, Phosphor 2 is Audio Damage's first iOS synth offering.  Again, it is a port of a desktop version that has, in … [Read more...]

Replicant 2 review – Audio Damage get creative with delay for their latest iOS AU port

Audio Damage are clearly on an iOS music app mission; Rough Rider 2, Grind Distortion, Eos 2 and Dubstation 2 have all appeared in very quick succession. Time for a short break over the summer? Er....  it doesn't look like it.... a further app appeared on the App Store yesterday.... This time we have a port of Replicant 2, their desktop plugin that is perhaps most easily described as a sort of 'creative delay/stutter' effect. As before, the iOS version apparently brings exactly the same … [Read more...]

Dubstation 2 review – Audio Damage continue to impress with their growing iOS AU app range

I've recently reviewed Rough Rider 2, Grind Distortion and Eos 2 by Audio Damage. The developer has been producing desktop music software/plugins for some time....  and building a good reputation for well-featured software sold at (for the desktop market at least) competitive prices. All three of the above iOS apps represent ports of desktop plugins to iOS. And, a couple of weeks ago, they released a further such port in Dubstation 2. As I've been peddling wildly on various other work fronts … [Read more...]

Dubstation 2 released – Audio Damage add a further iOS AU port to their growing catalogue

No sooner than I'd reviewed both Rough Rider 2, Grind Distortion and Eos 2 by Audio Damage then they release another iOS music app; Dubstation 2 (and with thanks to Music App Blog reader Justin for the heads-up on the app's arrival on the App Store). Audio Damage have built quite a reputation as creators of desktop plugins over the last few years and it's great to see the software being ported over to iOS...  and they are obviously on a bit of a roll :-) Dubstation 2 is yet another such port … [Read more...]

Eos 2 review – Audio Damage raise the bar for iOS algorithmic reverb

As I posted just before the week-end, no sooner than I'd reviewed both Rough Rider 2 and Grind Distortion by Audio Damage then they released another iOS music app; Eos 2. Audio Damage have built quite a reputation as creators of desktop plugins over the last few years and it's great to see the software being ported over to iOS...  and they are obviously on a bit of a roll :-) Eos 2 is a further such port and, in this case, we have an algorithmic reverb. The iOS version apparently brings … [Read more...]