Holderness Media updates – Christopher Rice tweaks all of his IOS effects apps

I've reviewed all of Christopher Rice's Holderness Media iOS music apps here on the blog. Without a doubt, Chris is one of the good guys when it comes to indie developers for iOS musicians and all of his apps offer a brilliant combination of great creative options, ease of use and what are, in music technology terms, pocket-money pricing. So, whether it is EchoPad (creative delay-based effects), Caramel (distortion), Swoopster (a creative flanger/phaser), Crystalline (off-the-wall reverbs), … [Read more...]

Holderness Media updates – Christopher Rice tweaks all of his IOS effects apps

I've reviewed all of Christopher Rice's Holderness Media iOS music apps here on the blog. Without a doubt, Chris is one of the good guys when it comes to indie developers for iOS musicians and all of his apps offer a brilliant combination of great creative options, ease of use and what are, in music technology terms, pocket-money pricing. So, whether it is EchoPad (creative delay-based effects), Caramel (distortion), Swoopster (a creative flanger/phaser), Crystalline (off-the-wall reverbs), … [Read more...]

Holderness Media updates – Christopher Rice tweaks some (all?) of his IOS effects apps

I've reviewed all of Christopher Rice's Holderness Media iOS music apps here on the blog. Without a doubt, Chris is one of the good guys when it comes to indie developers for iOS musicians and all of his apps offer a brilliant combination of great creative options, ease of use and what are, in music technology terms, pocket-money pricing. So, whether it is EchoPad (creative delay-based effects), Caramel (distortion), Swoopster (a creative flanger/phaser), Crystalline (off-the-wall reverbs), … [Read more...]

Stereo Designer update – Holderness Media add new features in v.1.1

If you have read my full review of Holderness Media's Stereo Designer iOS music app from back in February then you will know I'm a bit of a fan of this app. It is capable of some excellent results and can be used to enhance almost any audio signal to give it more stereo width and interest. Perhaps the only downside is that the sound is a bit addictive and, once your have applied a bit of the effect, the temptation is to apply a bit more....  which is fine but do make sure to check the mono … [Read more...]

Stereo Designer, Swoopster and Echo Pad on sale – bargain time from Holderness Media

If you want a few recommendations of audio effects apps you can use to fully explore the new features of Audiobus 2, then you don't need to look much further than the collection of apps produced by Christopher Rice of Holderness Media. I've reviewed Stereo Designer, Swoopster and Echo Pad here on the blog previously and all three are great fun to use. Stereo Designer in particular gets a lot of use on my iPad Air and my only negative comment is that I wish Christopher would produce a VST/AU … [Read more...]

Stereo Designer and Swoopster – further Audiobus 2 support updates

If you have been paying attention recently, you will have noticed a flurry of app updates from some of the leading music app developers to bring their apps in line with the requirements for the upcoming release of Audiobus 2. Holderness Media have already released a number of these for apps such as Stereo Designer and Swoopster but today say a further update for both apps with the key addition being listed as 'Audiobus 2 SDK update'. Both of these apps are brilliant fun to use and Stereo … [Read more...]

Stereo Designer update – Audiobus 2 is coming?

If you have read my full review of Stereo Designer from a few weeks back then you will know I'm a bit of a fan of this app. It is capable of some excellent results and can be used to enhance almost any audio signal to give it more stereo width and interest. Perhaps the only downside is that the sound is a bit addictive and, once your have applied a bit of the effect, the temptation is to apply a bit more....  which is fine but do make sure to check the mono compatibility of your resulting mix so … [Read more...]

Stereo Designer giveaway results

If you have already seen the review of Stereo Designer that I put up on the site last week, then you will know that I'm a bit of a fan of this app. It might be a niche audio processing tool but, within that niche, it does an excellent job and provides some very effective creative options, whether it is just widening your stereo image of a mix, giving an individual mono instrument a sense of stereo perspective or indulging in some more subtle mid-side stereo processing. Christopher Rice - … [Read more...]

Stereo Designer giveaway – 10 copies of Holderness Media effect app up for grabs

If you have already seen the review of Stereo Designer that I put up on the site last week, then you will know that I'm a bit of a fan of this app. It might be a niche audio processing tool but, within that niche, it does an excellent job and provides some very effective creative options, whether it is just widening your stereo image of a mix, giving an individual mono instrument a sense of stereo perspective or indulging in some more subtle mid-side stereo processing. If you have not got … [Read more...]