Moog updates – AB3 tweaks all around and new features for Model 15

As we might expect, iOS music app developers are busy working away on updating their apps to ensure compatibility with the freshly minted Audiobus 3. Latest off the block are Moog and Animoog, Filtatron and Model 15 have all received updates on the App Store today. In Animoog, which was first released on the App Store in November 2011, they created one of the most authentic, analog-sounding, iOS synths to date and, with their innovative use of a virtual keyboard, paved the way for other … [Read more...]

ScalePlay update – RoGame add further fine-tuning to their educational/generative iOS music app

I reviewed ScalePlay back in August 2016 and was happy to give a warm 'thumbs up' to RoGame and Arthur Roolfs for creating an interesting iOS music app that offers three distinct functions. First, it could be seen as a tool for musical education where, if you happen to play guitar, bass, violin, banjo, cello, double bass, mandolin, piano or viola, ScalePlay can help you develop some personalised scale-based exercises that would, with practice, undoubtedly improve your command of your … [Read more...]

Audiobus 3 review – Audiobus team add MIDI and AU support to their classic iOS music utility app

So the wait is over and Audiobus - an iconic app that, without making any noise of its own, is perhaps one of the most important music apps in iOS music technology’s relatively short history – has reached its third iteration. If you are new to iOS-based music making, then you can be forgiven for perhaps not knowing quite what the fuss is about. However, in the days before Audio Units (AU) or Inter-App-Audio (IAA), Audiobus was the first practical solution passing audio data between your … [Read more...]

Apps update for Audiobus 3 – flurry of iOS music app updates arrive

As I posted yesterday, Audiobus 3 is now with us. We had, of course, known is was coming for a little while and a number of popular iOs music apps had already received updates over the last week weeks stating that they were 'Audiobus 3 ready'. These included Cubasis, Chordion, Triqtraq, AC Sabre and Fugue Machine, for example. And, while most of my favourite iOS music apps that I've had a chance to try with Audiobus 3 so far seem to work without problems, we are obviously going to see a lot of … [Read more...]

Cubasis giveaway results – 5 winners of Steinberg’s brilliant Cubasis

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...]

Midiflow apps launch – 8 new MIDI utility apps from Johannes Doerr designed for Audiobus 3

As I posted earlier today, Audiobus 3 has now launched on the App Store. One of the key new features of Audiobus 3 is MIDI routing; as with the audio routing options that Audiobus originally made its name with, the new version also allows you to route MIDI data between sources and destinations. This is a cool new feature and I'm sure will help a lot of iOS musicians to make a little bit more sense of these 'virtual' MIDI connections. Also launched today, however, is a suite of 8 MIDI utility … [Read more...]

Audiobus 3 launched – iconic iOS music app moves to v.3.0

As I've posted recently, long-standing iOS music makes have been waiting with some anticipation for the the arrival of Audiobus 3. Well, the wait is now over; Audiobus 3 arrived on the App Store this morning. As promised by the Audiobus team, the new version has 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 will now support … [Read more...]

Cubasis giveaway – 5 copies of Steinberg’s brilliant Cubasis 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...]

AltiSpace update – new presets and other tweaks added to iOS convolution reverb

The App Store is blessed with a few pretty good reverb apps and many are capable of producing results that are far superior to what their respective the price tags suggest ought to be possible. One of these is most certainly Igor Vasiliev amazing convolution-based reverb AltiSpace. That we have convolution reverbs under iOS is impressive enough....  when they are priced at just UK£6.99/US$6.99, it is.... well, close on unbelievable if you have hung around computer-based music technology for … [Read more...]