Master Record updated – Latest Audiobus SDK, including State Saving, added

Regular readers here will be familiar with Igor Vasiliev’s effects processors for iOS and know that I'm a bit of a fan; Igor makes solid, feature packed apps, with a straightforward interface...  and they are also very keenly priced. Today has seen the arrival of v.1.5 for Master Record on the App Store. You can read the original review of Master Record here but the app - which allows you to add a little bit of analog-style tape emulation to your digital recordings - like so many other iOS … [Read more...]

FunkBox updated – Synthetic Bits add significant new features to their excellent drum machine app

It was over a year ago when I first reviewed FunkBox by Synthetic Bits (or, to give the app its full title 'FunkBox Drum Machine') and, while I also use DM1 when I need a virtual drum machine for a musical idea, I've always enjoyed FunkBox, with its retro styling and easy-to-use interface. Oh, and it sounds pretty good too so, if you haven't checked out the original review, do take a look. While the app had a couple of updates just after I did my original review, this week has seen the first … [Read more...]

Audiobus 2 review – the most eagerly awaited iOS music app of the year finally arrives

If you have been making music under iOS for any length of time, Audiobus will undoubtedly feel like an old friend. I reviewed the original release back in January 2013, a couple of months after it had first been released and the initial trickle of apps with support for Audiobus started to grow into a steady flow. Since then, that flow has become a torrent and, in all but the rarest of cases, Audiobus support is now seen as a essential feature in an app for many (the majority?) of iOS … [Read more...]

Swoopster updated – support for Audiobus 2 State Saving added

Regular readers will recall that I reviewed the Swoopster iOS music app back in December. This app - developed by those nice people at Holderness Media who are also responsible for the excellent Echo Pad and Stereo Designer - offers a creative audio effects processor that specialises in loud and proud and in your face effects, with a combination of flanger, fuzz and vibrato effects all controlled (as in Echo Pad) via tapping and swiping on your iPad’s touchscreen. Swoopster includes support … [Read more...]

Audiobus 2 – new State Saving feature announced

For those of us interested in iOS-based recording, the anticipation for the arrival of Audiobus 2 has been building for some time. Even with the advent of inter-app audio in iOS7, Audiobus is still the most widely supported means by which multiple audio apps can be linked together to create a music-making workflow on an iPhone or iPad. Audiobus 2 is nearly with us and the Audiobus development team have already made public a couple of very interesting teaser videos to demonstrate some of the … [Read more...]