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Apps for musicians

12-14-2012, 07:20 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 21
Fresh Touch Media launch Bass Drop for iPad and update iphone version

Dubstep fans and producers can now smoothly perform bass lines and soundscapes using 'Bass Drop Dubstep HD'. The app combines a keyboard and wobble bass synthesizer with a sound fx sampling pads. The convenient user interface facilitates multi-layer sound arrangements whilst briskly altering various samples and adding personalized character using the pitch and LFO (low frequency oscillation) controls.

It's the perfect dubstep production aid for newbies, as well as budding and professional producers wanting to quickly jam ideas or create electronic sounds. Users can speedily select drum loops and edit the sample pads whilst performing a wobble bass line with the built in synthesizer to create arrangements.

◆ Studio quality samples, created by professional musicians and producers.
◆ Over 300 wobble bass synth variatons.
◆ 37 drum loops, build ups, percussive fx and risers included.
◆ 19 sound fx included.
◆ 28 Dubstep Bass sounds included
◆ Load and save up to 3 different sound bank layouts.
◆ Colour assigned buttons, for clear and straightforward use.
◆ Pitch resample all of the built in samples.
◆ 24 fully editable sample pads
◆ 1 octave keyboard (13 keys) with pitch shifting spanning 5 octaves.
◆ 3 different wobble synthesizers
◆ ADSR and synthesizer volume adjustment.
◆ In App Purchase and expand your sound library.

iPad download:

iPhone download:
12-14-2012, 08:18 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 152
I went googling last night and found the iMPC article on discchord. After reading the comments I think I'll hold off and see what updates come down the line.

12-14-2012, 09:58 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,335
Originally Posted by soup View Post
the akai app, - but you can create your own samples from mic,inline input or from anything in your itunes library, including scratching etc.

i'm not sure which video you saw but check this one out at about the 2.40 mark

Yea saw that video, really cool. He only trims samples in it tho. I think a lot of people were expecting a more fully fledged sample editor.

Audiobombs (presets and templates for iOS synths):
12-14-2012, 10:52 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,510
worth mentioning that Bass Drop above is FREE !

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12-14-2012, 12:02 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,335
Werkbench for iPhone out at 99c intro price. This app is great on the iPad allowing you to sample anything, like a fart, and turn that into a Enya song. Or a dope beat. Recommended if you like sampling and making beats!


Audiobombs (presets and templates for iOS synths):
12-14-2012, 12:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 4,225
Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
Habakuk, I noticed Audiobus the day is was released, and posted a comment in the musician's social group. The reviews are awesome...I'de like some inpressions. If it can help manage workflow between ios apps on the same device, it could be a real game changer; turning some "toys" into practical programs and pssibly reducing the need to use a PC/Mac before transfering a mostly finished work, especially when more programs are updated to use it.

Those are my hopes, at least. It can be a royal pain doing midi-out/midi-in between multiple apps on one device, or using audio copy&paste to get around the fact that there is no true multitasking on ios.
Well Audiobus is the first true multitasking feature in iOS. A complete new and pretty simple workflow for musicians that just works. You can make professional recordings out of several connected (and supported) music apps on one and the same iOS device. (Routing through more than one iOS device is in development.)

I am really excited about Audiobus. I tried it on iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPhone 5 (tested with Sennheiser and AKG reference headphones) because I have most of the supported music apps. You get some kind of an Audiobus multitasking/remote control bar in the music apps where you can switch apps, start/stop recording and more.

Audiobus works flawless and stable and sounds really good! Pretty impressive for a first version.

Okay let's give some app info about that nifty Inter-App Audio Routing System/Audiostreaming feature:

This is important so I'll repeat:
Note: We recommend using Audiobus with iPad 2, iPhone 4S or newer devices! iOS 5 or newer. Mind that Audiobus doesn't produce any sounds, you need some supported music apps first.

Some demo videos. Audiobus introduction:

Using Loopy HD (by the same devs like Audiobus, on sale as well) to loop JamUp with FunkBox/SoundPrism Pro (SPP on sale right now) filtered by NLog (on sale as well—both iPhone and iPad versions), listen to that folks:

The guy who uploaded the next video says: "This is a demo of the incredible app, Audiobus. This track was created with JamUp Pro XT, Multitrack DAW, Audiobus, DrumJam, Beatmaker 2, and Drums XD." Don't miss that:

You can use MIDI and Audiobus at the same time! Recording SoundPrism PRO, Sunrizer and Funkbox in MultiTrack DAW with some Virtual MIDI Magic:

Dev says:

MIDI and Audiobus don’t effect each other and I’m using SoundPrism Pro to trigger Sunrizer via MIDI while recording both into Multitrack. I’ve done the same to Loopy just now and that works fine, too. I’ve tried recording the Sound output from SoundPrism Pro when triggered from a MIDI controller and its audio output was captured just fine in Loopy.
I've put together some information on Audiobus. I know it's German-language but there are lots of links, videos, comparison to CoreMIDI and information in English as well:


Audiobus forum:

More in-depth info (preview):

Some things they want to add in the future:
  • Routing with more iOS devices
  • Sound-triggered Recording
  • Timed Recording
  • Multi-Channel Input/Output
  • Save the Audiobus configuration

Some technical info:

That’s a combination of some very careful buffer management, and compensation based on audio timestamps. Audiobus carries the timestamp of each chunk of audio from when it was generated, and the recorder app will use that to eliminate the effects of latency. You can expect that to remain so for the foreseeable future.

Today Arctic Keys, GlitchBreaks and Oriphon joined the party, and DM1 will support Audiobus soon. Highly recommended!

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12-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Tel-Aviv
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I really like Magellan Jr.
I think Magellan > NLog

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12-14-2012, 01:40 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
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Confirmed: Magellan Jr. does NOT respond to my Synthstation 25. (NLog does!)

Still pretty impressive though.

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
12-15-2012, 04:21 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 4,225
FourTrack (well-equipped multitrack recorder w. ACP, WiFi sync…) has it's all-time best price ($1.99) for the first time since 2008. Was $4.99/9.99 before.


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12-15-2012, 06:19 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Tel-Aviv
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the FL Studio Mobile problems with the IAP have been fixed. The devs said the server had issues for the past two days. I got the packs installed but that wasn't easy, got many request timeouts in the way. But it works for me now.

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