Cubase iC Pro update – Steinberg update their iOS remote control app for Cubase

As regular readers here will be aware, while I'm a huge fan of iOS-based music technology, I do also run a desktop-based music production system. In my case, that's built around Steinberg's Cubase DAW/sequencer (hence my preference for Cubasis under iOS). With quite so many years on my personal Cubase clock, I'm unlikely to be changing tack anytime soon but, having used a number of the obvious competitors, I have to say that it is now quite difficult to find a 'bad' DAW/sequencer whether you are … [Read more...]

Audulus 3 updated – modular synthesis app gets Audiobus 3 support

If you are the kind of person who likes to program their own synth patches then an iOS music app such as Audulus is pretty much the ultimate playground. Not only do you get to program your own patches but - because of the modular nature of the virtual instrument - you also get to build the synth engine in the first place. I reviewed Audulus 3 - a new version of the app with some significant additions and design restyling - when it first appeared and was very impressed. In essence, however, … [Read more...]

Funk Drummer update – funky drum app from Luis Martinez gets new MIDI features

I’ve covered a whole bunch of different drum, percussion and groove-based apps here on the Music App Blog over the last couple of years or so including, this week, the newly released DrumPerfect Pro. However, if you are after a straightforward take on ‘rock’ drums where the results are pretty much instant and song construction requires no pattern programming, then you would be hard pressed to find something better than Rock Drum Machine by developer Luis Martinez. Luis also has other drum apps … [Read more...]

Cubasis double giveaway results – 5 winners of Steinberg’s brilliant Cubasis and 5 winners of the Classic Machines IAP

As regular readers here will know, I'm a bit of a Cubasis fan. Cubasis offers a slick interface and a well focused feature set that lets you get on with the core tasks of recording and mixing audio/MIDI music productions. And, as a Cubase user on the desktop, for me at least, Cubasis makes a perfect platform for capturing initial ideas that can then easily be moved across to the desktop if they make the grade as something worth developing further. A personal opinion I know but, for me, Cubasis … [Read more...]

Drum Loops HD update – Go Independent Records add new loops and new design

There are all sorts of ways to create drum tracks for your iOS-based music productions. When I want something with a genuine 'human drummer' feel, I'll turn to the excellent DrumPerfect Pro, Drum Session or one of Luis Martinez's very cool apps. These are as close as we currently have under iOS to the desktop software such as BFD or Superior Drummer. However, if I'm in a hurry to catch an idea before it vanishes into thin air, then I'm happy to turn to some audio drum loops, and a suitable … [Read more...]

Xynthesizr update – Yuri Turov brings his step-based sequencer/synthesizer up to date

One iOS music app that I always have a lot of fun with is Yuri Turov's rather interesting Xynthesizr universal iOS music app. In essence, Xynthesizr offers a streamlined 32-step-based pattern sequencer and synthesizer engine. However, it also has a 'generative music' element to if given how the sequences can be set to follow particular root note/scale combinations and the randomise functions that can help your sequence evolve. You can also output your sequences for playback on other iOS synths … [Read more...]

Audiobus 3 updated – Audiobus Remote support now added to Audiobus 3

I posted a full review of Audiobus 3 when it was released at the beginning of April. As promised by the Audiobus team, the new version had three new headline features. First, the app provides MIDI routing between compatible apps, making it easier to configure your overall arrangement of apps within a specific Audiobus project. Second, Audiobus 3 supports Audio Unit plugins as well as Audiobus and IAA compatible apps. This is obviously an important development given that AU is now making … [Read more...]

Cubasis double giveaway – 5 copies of Steinberg’s brilliant Cubasis and 5 copies of the Classic Machines IAP to be won

As regular readers here will know, I'm a bit of a Cubasis fan. Cubasis offers a slick interface and a well focused feature set that lets you get on with the core tasks of recording and mixing audio/MIDI music productions. And, as a Cubase user on the desktop, for me at least, Cubasis makes a perfect platform for capturing initial ideas that can then easily be moved across to the desktop if they make the grade as something worth developing further. A personal opinion I know but, for me, Cubasis … [Read more...]

Cubasis update – new features and sale time for Steinberg’s brilliant iOS DAW/sequencer

As regular readers here will know, my personal iOS DAW/sequencer of choice is Steinberg's Cubasis. It's undoubtedly a great app - and I think Steinberg have got the balance of features (just about) right for the iOS platform - but as I'm also a Cubase user on the desktop, Cubasis is a very obvious choice for me. As iOS hardware has improved, so Steinberg have moved Cubasis forward, gradually adding now features and capabilities to the app with each update. And today a new update has arrived; … [Read more...]