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iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Apps for Music

Grid Composer – Sequencer (like Tenori-On, TR, step)

Grid Composer is a new sequencer system.

you got three 8×8 grids. they all play melodies from just a few “instruments” – now you set these blocks and the grid starts playing and “rotating” – which is shown in a very loveable way – it’s playing the same structure vertically and horizontally – to adjust the tuning you need to tap on those bars on the left right in the detail view.

and yes – this reminds me of the Tenori-On – since it does not just use the classic TR-style sequencing – so Grid Composer is somewhere in between – I’d hope for more “modes” and it has MIDI, so you can control some synths with it – maybe the best you can do here..

grid-composer

and you can set those 3 things – volume, harmony (notes) and tempo (that’s clock division) for each seq-grid.

gridcomposer

Grid Composer ist eine Art Rundlauf-Sequencer, man hat ein Raster – ähnlich wie bei Rolands TRs, aber die Abspielrichtung “dreht sich” mit jedem Abspielen. Außerdem kann man mit den Balken noch die Töne ändern. Die drei Kategorien (Lautstärke, Harmonien und Tempo sind Details für jedes Grid, alles ist eher selbsterklärend, wenn man es nutzt).

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Korg iWavestation & Gadget Wavestation download!

Jetzt sind sie da, die iWavestation war ja nur angekündigt und der gleiche Kollege in der Gadget-App. Wer die WS kauft, bekommt sie für Gadget mit dazu. iWavestation is out now for $20 – it’s nice and easy to access and edit – better than the classic hardware (sorry, guys)
– the classic check: Korg WavestationAD, WavestationSR, WavestationEX wavesequence vector,digital

the editor looks like this – Der Editor für Hüllkurven sieht zB so aus:

editor-iwavestation

Das Ganze ist sehr entcybert mit 20€ schon very Korg, aber gut. Auch die iM1 App ist schon länger im Appstore zu finden und war etwas günstiger zu haben über die Cybertage.

Die Wavestation passt gut aufs iPad, ebenso der/die M1, weil die Struktur und die Layers so einfacher editiert werden können. Was viel viel besser geht ist Wavesequences bauen, die werden so angeordnet gezeigt und sind leicht zu schieben und einzustellen.

iwavestation-wavesequence

alles natürlich für iOS.


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Hier noch 2 Bildchen vom iM1 (gibt es schon länger), falls jemand mal neugierig sein sollte, Röchelsounds kann sie und daher ist das schon ganz gut und das schöne billige Housklavier ist ja auch drin und überhaupt..

(Original sah so aus: Korg M1, M1R, M3R workstation,digital)

iM1 synth app im1-editor
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uch hier – und für beide gilt – die beiden sind auf dem iPad besser aufgehoben als mit alten kleinen “großen” und sicher eher schon ermüdetem Display und Menüs. Ähnlich besser wie der Arturia iProphet, dessen Bedienung weit über dem liegt, was an der Hardware geht, außer man hat den Stereoping Controller.

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Korg APP Odyssey (iOS) “Odyssei” – Korg Gadget & Standalone

Korg Day 1.11. – Odyssey coming to the iPad & iPhone and into Korg Gadget App as extra purchase item.

UPDATE:
full scale Odyssey App at the Appstore 20€ – with ARP sequencer and Fx.
nice one!

got it here – it also features the 3 filters of the Korg Odyssey:
to me it sounds very good. but it’s not very cheap for an app. this is the iPad version: when bought you also have it in “gadget” so you don’t have to buy it twice! nice!
odyssei-app
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he iPhone can do the same – splits up well on a 6s plus ..
if you buy it once you get both – like it! may be something to take on stage.

..what else is there? since this is the Korg day.. – the Korg Monologue!

here’s the way it looks on iPhone & iPad in Korgs Gadget App:korg-odyssey-in-gadget-app-ipad korg-odyssey-in-gadget-app-iphone

and the preview in the app store

arp-odyssey-app

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RF1 – HiEnd Hall @ iPad

RF1 ist ein Hallspezialist für das iPad, mittels Audiobus und Co lassen sich die Signale intern routen, auch via Inter-App routing zB für USB Audiointerfaces. 5 Halltypen sind dabei.

Hall, Plate, EnsembleVerb, TremoloVerb & VintageVerb
K
ostet – 5.99€

rf1-hall-ios

Wer schnell lieb und sequencer.de treu ist, bekommt sogar einen umsonst – Promocodes: T9HHALYH33MN, 4TKHNR6LMNKR, M7L6FNP6NEXT

Features:

  • 5 unique reverb algorithms (Hall, Plate, EnsembleVerb, TremoloVerb, VintageVerb)
  • Space section with individual controls for size, decay, predelay, stereo width & damping
  • Color section with high and low shelving filters, variable crossover, modulation frequency & amount
  • True stereo processing
  • Standalone operation with mic/guitar input and support for USB audio interfaces.
  • Audio Unit Extension
  • Inter App Audio support
  • Audiobus support
  • Ableton Link support

Programs:

1. Hall

Clean and bright sounding space with subtile modulation and gradually building density. 

2. Plate

Dark, highly diffused sound with high initial echo density and dark modulation.

3. EnsembleVerb

Capable of huge, wide spaces with deep modulation.

4. TremoloVerb

Large and bright reverb utilising a tremolo section to create constantly moving spaces.

5. VintageVerb

Dark, noisy and wonderful sounding reverb modelled after the first digital reverbs from the late 70s.

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Website: http://numericalaudio.com

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Audio: new iOS 10 – danger for musicians? Bringt iOS 10.01 Gefahren für Musiker?

  • iOS can be downloaded now! for everything from iPad 4 to current devices.  should musicians go to iOS 10.01?
  • I am one of those, who installed iOS on iPad and iPhone very early. After a long install time since I needed to re-update via iTunes took me 2.5 + 1.1GB  – for iOS 10.01 – but after that – everything worked – and in all cases to the better – easier to read, faster and more fluently. (newer iOS devices, don’t know about older ones, yet)
  • I tried to work and open with my Samplers and Synths – all of them worked, especially those I use on stage for performance.
  • 1 small thing – the music app wasn’t well designed at all, it isn’t perfect now – but it is a lot simpler and nicer for car users. a bid sad, that the colour of the background is no longer adapting to the cover colour, but well – I did a sort of “DJ set” today (working as a tech guy for a comedy show – it worked fine – I was able to find and set the song to be played next via artist and search – a LOT better then before!
  • Mac OS Sierra will be there next week (wed). hope it will be as cool as iOs 10.01!
    UPDATE: how about updating to macOS 10.21 sierra for musicians?
  • iOS 10.01 gibt es seit gestern für iPad 4 und höher sowie iPhones. Sollte man als Musiker nun upgraden, nachdem Apple bei den Vorgängern hakeliges Benehmen und teilweise Probleme hatte? Ich hab es gewagt, es ist seit 10.01 erstaunlich –
  • JEDE Synthesizer-App, die ich live benutze funktionierte auf Anhieb. Dumm waren nur jene, die direkt gestern den Download gemacht haben, denn es gab kleine Schwierigkeiten, die Apple nach 30 Minuten bemerkt habe und durch iOS 10.01 ersetzt haben.
  • Ich habe heute eine Art kleine DJ-Set für eine Comedy-Show improvisiert mit der neuen Music-App. Das war ohne Probleme möglich, man kann etwas erkenne, es ist logisch sortiert und nervt nicht.
  • Es ist etwas schade, dass die Coverfarben nicht mehr an den Hintergrund angepasst werden, aaaber Autouser werden es besser finden und es ist einfach logischer. Flüssiger und schneller als iOS 9 erscheint es auch auf beiden Geräten (iPhone und iPad – beide eher neu) .
  • Nun, abgesehen vom audiobuchsenlosen iPhone 7 ist das aber mal ein guter “großer “Wurf. iTunes 10.51 ist “okay” aber sicher nicht perfekt – mp3 wandeln ist nun nur noch in der Ablage, nicht mehr im Kontextmenü, für Musiker nicht super aber Apple will vielleicht andeuten – bald nur noch extern? Ich hoffe nicht. Sonst ist aber zu sagen – iOS 10.01 ist auf ganzer Linie gelungen und nervt nicht und bringt keine Nachteile für Leute, die auf ihre Apps angewiesen sind. SO soll es sein. Danke. Nach meiner weniger begeisterten Keynote-Aussage iOs 10.01 ist empfehlenswert. Für Musiker!
  • Hinweis: Mac OS Sierra kommt nächste Woche (Mittwoch)! Hoffe es wird so gut laufen wie iOS 10.01!
  • UPDATE: kann man auf 10.21 Sierra updaten als Musiker? Klare Antworten.

Diskussion?  Etwas hinzufügen? hier..

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7.9. frustrating Apple Keynote – iPhone 7 (no audio – free adapter) / Watch 2, No Macs.

  • frustrating event for musicians.
    and for those waiting for new Macs – they may have another event for them..
    Watch Series 2 swim proof (water resistant). Series 2
    with 2Core Processor. 60fps video. brighter display. GPS, $370
    old one $260 still buy the old shi’at.

watch 2

guess what? you may take your iPhone to swimming the pool but not listening to music, then? anyway it’s just a show.

  • iPhone 7 / iOS 10
    Musicians: don’t buy or think more than twice especially when mobile!! below is why:
    how do they sell us the audiojack is missing?
    – better cam, multi LED light/flash, processor for images,
    – front cam 7Mpixel, both cams: with optical stabilization
    – water resistant.
    – home button – taptic engine replaces classic mech switch/buttonphone 7 design iphone 7 xiphone7 home tap
  • 7plus: dual cams -12MPixel tele and normal
    1x – 10x with soft zoom
    calculates between both lenses and makes it better via processing. – “the depth effect”
    – better display – more colours – 3D Touch, brighter
    iphone 7plus 2cams
  • talk about audio:
    speakers – 2x louder, better sound
    stereo iphone
    – lightning for audio – no more audio out
    – sorry – it’s bullshit!digital audio. with or without latency? well it’s via lightning so assume it is ok –
    no matter.. they sell special earphones for lightning- but others won’t work sorry. worst idea ever seen!the stereo (new) speakers are ok to have. but no audio out without charging? –
    they put that adapter in (“free”) without POWER supply of the iphone with it – so listening or charging?? you need to decide when listening to something – in cars or on the way.. all wireless (again bullshit) – I had no apple headphones that last longer than some weeks or month. baaaad idea. well – car stereo or PA via audio out adapter won’t allow charging with this adaptor and you may keep an eye on it and with you everywhere you are.
    UPDATE: there is a 3rd party product to charge and listen – but it’s $40 – 2 versions: 2x lightning or lightning and audio.
    adapter
    well – this adapter can be ordered for 9€ – so it’s cheap for an Apple-cable and is free for those iPhone 7 users – but – it needs to have the DAC in it,  –
    UPDATE: Audio-Adapter Info (german/deutsch)
    it has microphone in, it has a DAC and ADC inside and it’s quality is below the one in the iPhone 6/6s – seems to make more noise – but it works for those who do not need high quality. so it is Consumer – the Pro user won’t gonna love it. 

    I don’t know if it’s “good”..they want to sell their  headphones called airpods.airpods wireless

  • these $159 pods (!!) have an accelerometer – tap it to say something to Siri, starts playing the music when insert correctly – plus J.Ive blah .. well. that’s for the listener, it’s NOT for the musicians – 5h lasting battery – but trust me – they may be gone within month ;)  – it’s sensors detect speech/voice – how they call it.- it’s case is a battery as well – so it will charge when kept in that case – not bad – but maybe ok for consumers. Not ok for musicians.
  • I leave out that Beats Phones, with same tech – since they sound really really awful till now (no trebble in it, just bass, worst I ever listened to).
  • the good one is:
    A10 Processor Fusion, 4core, 64bit, 40 faster than A9 (iphone 6/iPad Pro, Graphics 50% fasterA10 fusion processor
    -> 2
    56GB max, 32GB minimum good decision.
    order iPhone: 16.9.
    iOs 10 – coming on Sept.13th.
    MacOS Sierra: Sept.20th.
    prices – in the EU – more expensive!!  – but they’re keeping the old line for a bit less. not convinced, apple. sorry.
  • iPads – older iPads (Air 2) can be ordered with 256GB as well- now. – so old’ish technology is ok – most of the iPads got cheaper or more RAM for the same price, now – secretly. iPad Mini 4 – also more RAM, now.  No changes on iPad Pro.
  • No Macs – will be another event..

*relevant things will be highlighted.

the rest of it..

tim cook

this will update as soon as it was said at the event.. ;)

now and here – the stream is here.
Diskussion auf Deutsch – hier: 7.9. Apple Keynote

  • intro:
    some talk, funny stuff & singing, supermario-inventor comes and tells things about games and other stuff not relevant for us outside the us & iWork – Collaboration (multi user features), Apple Watch OS 3 – Pokemon go @
  • ending: Sia performs, sounds nice. but more commercial..

 

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PPG Phonem – Vocals @ iPad

auf dem iPad jetzt – now on the iPad.

has been on OS X / Windows – so here’s the mobile one.

6 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations
4 LFOs plus Vibrato, Flutter and Growl generators..

“morphing” matrix – control multiple parameters via one knob (like Clavia)..

Pitch Tracking
sort of sequencer for sing/pronounciation

time stretch extreme

aaand the “excitation generator/oscillator”

(46 english/american plus 5 german plus 4 french phonemes)

-> PPG Phonem für iPad

more to look at.

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