DM1 for iPhone is out at a 99c introductory price. The devs are working on midi and the ability to make your own kits/samples. But it does have WIST so highly recommended even if you have the iPad version already.
^ Thanks for the headsup, chris1a, and for the important technical hint! Highly recommended classic vintage drum machine.
I have the iPad version since months and I am using it much. Tried the shiny new iPhone & iPod touch version (iPhone 4): Very good UI for the small devices. Sounds identically. Cool graphics. Easy to control, you don't need to be a musician. Simply use the randomizer function and take it or skip to the next. But even usable for profs of course. Fast loading times.
All electric musicians should have it! Don't miss the sale, folks!
Have a short but impressive demo video at the dev's website, put on your good headphones:
It's so… mobile!
Last edited by Habakuk; 06-11-2012 at 05:13 AM..
Bought Meteor Multitrack last night and a bunch of IAP plugins. A bit pricey at $40 something (by AppStore standards) but so far really happy with it. Kinda like the first Reason, one synth, one multi-sampler, one drum machine and a bunch of FX. Plus audio tracks of course. All of wich you can use however you want over 12 stereo tracks (with freeze, bounce, mixdown etc if 12 isn't enough or if you use more fx etc then your iPad can handle). Really hope they can continue to evolve this app with more instruments/synths/effects, I never really see it on the top charts anywhere soo...
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I (finally) recently bought Nanostudio which is so awesome.. seeing how great it immediate dropped another fiver on the extra tracks IAP
Also bought DM1 when it came out and it was okay for a buck, but I wasn't too impressed and have already deleted it. A buck better spent was ThumbJam when it went on for a steal-price of 99 cents.
Now I am counting the days till the new BeatMaker 2 update which is according to the improvement list should be excellent.
Also I am considering buying the relatively new iRig Midi for my keyboard.. anyone bought this and can share experiences?
I read that the devs behind Auria are working really hard on implementing midi and bringing onboard VSTi devs/companies so they can release their VSTi synths on iOS via Auria. Anyway bought it yesterday because of what seem to be a long term commitment from the company behind Auria. Awesome DAW. Definatly my DAW of choice on ios. Also bought some IAP plugins, the THM plugin and the ProQ EQ. The ProQ is $30 but really worth it, there's no way anyone would need more bands/functions etc in an EQ for iOS. All in all a bit pricey, relatively speaking. But if you need a daw either to record into or audio copy/paste from other apps and want the best effects and mastering suit Auria is it.
Two new iPad synths out at introductory prices, Magellan ($4.99) and Cassini ($2.99). Cassini been out on the iPhone for a while tho. Anyone know know how many preset it ships with?
Btw Magellan looks pretty cool, from the AppStore:
Magellan is the bold new professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPad. Not content with just one synth, we gave Magellan TWO independent polyphonic synth engines. Individually or together, they deliver a new powerful warmth to the sound of iOS music.
Complete with a full effects rack, a total of six oscillators, dual filters per engine, multiple unison stages, extensive modulation matrix, dedicated arpeggiators, powerful MIDI capabilities, and a polyphonic step-sequencer - the aural possibilities with Magellan are infinite!
Check out our awesome Magellan demo! www.youtube.com/YonacSoftware
2 independent virtual analog synth engines running simultaneously
3 oscillators per synth engine; total of 6 realtime oscillators
Osc unison stage w/ adjustable detune & width, up to 24 simultaneous wave generators for super-saw type effects
Realtime PWM Modulation for osc 1 & 2
FM module w/ dedicated blend, ADSR envelope, adjustable contour
Oscillator 1&2 ring modulation
Noise generator w/ adjustable tone
VCA ADSR envelope
Separate voice unison stage w/ settable stereo spread, detune
Dual Keyboards w/ individual pitch & modulation wheels
Dual Touch Pad controls w/ settable key & scale, individual voice parameterization
Polyphonic, Monophonic, Poly/Mono Legato operation modes
Matrixpad modulation w/ configurable x/y destinations, synth out select, optional snapback
Realtime oscilloscope displaying output signal (iPad 2 and 3)
Synth coupling - allow running both synths by a single control interface
16 voice combined polyphony (8 voice combined for iPad 1)
2 filter banks per synth engine, configurable in series or parallel
Dedicated ADSR envelope for each bank; selectable envelope curve, adjustable contour
11 Filter types for each bank:
"Magellan" 24dB Resonant Low Pass
"Victor" 24dB Resonant Low/High/Band Pass
"Voyvoda" 12dB Low/High/Band Pass
Formant, Comb, All-Pass, Notch filters
Dual LFO's per synth
Up to 4 freely assignable destinations per LFO
Dedicated amp setting for each LFO destination
3 reset modes
Adjustable phase & delay
Dedicated arpeggiator in each synth engine
10 arp patterns; Settable note value & gate; swing
6 octaving modes, plus settable note and octave repeats
Analog inspired 16/32 step polyphonic sequencer
8 track poly output per pattern in 16-step, 4 track poly out in 32-step "link" mode
Track wise selection of target synth engine
Settable pitch, velocity, gate, octave per step
6 sequence direction algorithms for each pattern
Timeline for creating song length sequences w/ patterns
Import/Export song files containing sequences
Dedicated Chordmaker module for each synth
Create/save chord progressions, played by pressing a single key
Comprehensive FX rack: Reverb, Stereo Delay w/ BPM sync, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Waveshaper/Distortion, Bitcrusher, Sonic Expander
Recording & Sharing
Built in tape deck for recording app audio
Export audio files via email, SoundCloud
Export/Import audio files via WiFi, Intua or Sonoma Audio Copy / Paste
Virtual MIDI, both vMIDI In and vMIDI Out ports
Control Magellan w/ external MIDI controllers
Synth-wise MIDI In channel select
MIDI Out w/ settable channel or omni
MIDI Learn w/ over 80 control destinations
Save MIDI CC configurations to file for later use
Sync w/ external MIDI clocks to control sequencer, arp modules
Over 242 factory presets
34 presets and a song designed by Sunsine Audio
Export/Import presets, banks via email or iTunes; Create/save unlimited banks & presets
The app is priced at $4.99 / £2.99.
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