UPDATE iOs 8.02 Update – ready

UPDATE of the update – 8.02 is finally there it fixes – everything or something. They did have no time – even for translating the Info Box, don’t try that in French, guys ;)
Diese Version soll nun die Probleme die durch die Medien gingen beseitigen. Mal schauen. Für eine Übersetzung hatten sie keine Zeit, verständlich.

Forum • iOS 8 - jetzt da! / OS X 10.95 auch
today and now – the update is ready and highly recommendable to install if you are on iOS 8 – for iPad and iPhone.

heute kam das Update was die schlimmsten Bugs von iOs 8.0 ausbügeln soll. Ob damit alles erledigt ist? Das wird sich zeigen. Bei IOs 7 war 7.11 die wirklich “gute” ..

8.01 war so – 8.01 felt like this:

UPDATE: reports tell problems of some users having no cell / mobile connection – seems like I am in luck – so next time – when a new iOS is coming – assume it is not ready before its X.11 Version..

Es sieht so aus, dass Apple keine fehlerfreien Systeme vor einer Eins hinter dem Komma mehr bringt, die rund laufen. Daher ist wohl geboten beim nächsten mal einfach ein paar Wochen später umzusteigen. iOS 6 war am Ende, iOs 7 zu Beginn und iOS 8 ebenso mit diversen Problemen behaftet, die nicht trivial waren – Ich werde ab 9.X nicht mehr empfehlen sofort umzusteigen.

Aber – iVCS3 und Impaktor und einige andere sind bereits iOS 8-fest – alles von Korg noch nicht ;(

more iOS 8 / iPhone 6

Forum: -> reine Herstellkosten iPhone 6
nd -> iOS 8 – jetzt da! / OS X 10.95 auch

ios 8.02 update


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Triq Traq on iPad – Drum Pad Sequencer

Triq Traq is available on iPad as well – free for those who also have it.

sort of drum machines with pads to be recorded in a sequencer and later be uploaded to drobbox etc..

– New interface on iPad; triqtraq is now a Universal App
– Inter-App Audio: use triqtraq as a generator inside an Inter-App Audio host
– „Open in…” export option: export audio to apps such as Dropbox
– iOS 8 compatibility
– Audiobus 2.1 support


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Synthesizer-Magazin: SynMag #45 am 17.7.2014

SynMag #45 Mitte Juli 2014 (ca. 17.7.)

SynMag Das Synthesizer-Magazin: #45



Roland TR8 – Instant Electro oder – ein guter TRhronfolger?

Audiowerkstatt – MIDI Zeitversetzter und Raumkrümmer (DIN-Sync, MIDI-Clock)

Bastl Instruments Trinity – Kästchensystem für den LoFi Sound

Clavia Nord Lead A1 – Ist minimaler auch besser? Wie gut seht er zwischen Nord Lead 2x und 4?

Modular Synthesizer Meeting Happy Knobbing 2014 – Advanced Gearporn!

Elektro für 100€ – Geht das? Ja!

(upcoming: Moog Theremini)

Die andere Seite

Ableton Dark Synth und Vocalism – Additiv und “was mit Stimme”…

Xils Lab 4 – Der doppelte EMS mit vierfacher Matrix

Cakewalk Waveshaping in Mega-Deluxe (von Windows zum iPad): z3ta+

“it’s bigger on the inside”: Monoplugs B-Step Sequencer

Cakewalk Sonar DAW X3 Check für die Windowsinsel

Buchtipp Elektronik in der Popmusik

Menschen & Studioporn

Jam El Mar

Patrice Bäumel

The Horrorist

Erik Seifert

Pyramid Peak

via SynMag – Das Synthesizer-Magazin

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iConnectMIDI4+ iPads Macs and PCs in Love – Audio from iPads to Mac + PCs

 iConnectMIDI4+ seems finally be ready for shipping. the special thing with this MIDI Interface and Audio Interfaces is to put iPad Audio back into the computer – even in the DAW, also 4 MIDI ports are there to make iOS and OS X (AAAAND Windows!!) work together – that audio features is already available in a smaller device, the iConnect MIDI2 with 2 ports. for us$250 it also has a MIDI over Network functionality. most of it all works via USB – the first time they are all brought together.

Forum: iConnect MIDI 4+ wird ausgeliefert

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Patch Morpher Version 2 for Hardware Synths

Remember the Patch Morpher iPad App

there is a new Version up. Free those who already bought it. 

more Synths – the Blofeld, Pulse 2, DSI Morpho  is “in” as well as the Virus TI ..

the Morph Sequences can be played on the Keyboard and CHAINED to be player as one 32 Step Sequence (how cool is this?). Adds Sequencer to the Prophet 12 (!)

Also Morph just one aspect like Tuning or Filter alone of multiple Patches!

Version 2 also introduces significant enhancements to the patch generation tool, allowing you to control each of the sections independently: Pitch, Tone, Filter, Envelopes, Effects etc. which gives you a lot more control over the sound. If you use this in conjunction with the “Nearest” setting, you can effectively copy entire sections over from another patch and mix & match.

The full list of new features are:
- Support for 4 new synths: Access Virus TI, Waldorf Blofeld & Pulse 2, DSI Mopho
- Significantly enhanced patch generator with independent control of each parameter group, as well as many additional or refined options to control filter & effect types, filter routings, oscillators types etc.
- Auto-layout & locking of patches on the screen, so you can maximise your real-estate and don’t move things around during performance.
- Sharper graphics throughout to match each synth & performance improvements.
- Supports all the new features in the latest Prophet 12 OS, including the new step sequencer and the filters on the delay lines.
- Many user requests, such as the ability to play the keyboard to enter step-sequences on the DSI synths.


Prophet 12, King Korg, Prophet 8 & Shruthi-1 – Blofeld, Voyager and..

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Virsyn Cube iPad Version

since Addictive Synth was released it looked somehow like the power of the iPads was too low – it has the ability to use the tilt position x and y as a controller which I used on stage here and there (some of you might have seen me with it) but since that audio jack is a bit evil I just keep the iPad on the ground now – but it is still a cool controller which is not used on most synth apps – which is strange to me..

anyway – this is a 4 corner additive synth instead of 2 – those 4 oscillators (corners) can morph and therefore make “filters” work that you have drawn (the characteristics)  and multi-step envelopes help to morph between. but this isn’t all – all of those OSCs got resynthesis capabilities and their own envelope to scan through that resynthesis spectrum .I loved it on the mac – I will love it on the iPad since I can play that one on stage now! – worth the 9€ for sure!!

ok, – the Re-Synthesis section is not yet there, so there IS a difference, it’s like early Cube Versions – without sample-kind of stuff but still everything that may make your Kawai K5000 cry … aand – sadly I did not find the tilt-gyroscope controllers, so this is restricted to additive synth still.
if you are into additive synths – the way Cube deals with NOISE is better than on other additive synths, just draw the frequency range of your noise!

„Cube Synth“ für iPad im iTunes App Store.

this is the complex arpeggiator, .

. and the envelopes a loopable …


wie genial ist das? es gibt den Cube jetzt genau so wie er auf dem Mac läuft – also mit 4 OSCs und Multisegmenthüllkurven und Resynthese pro Oszillator (also 4x), dort kann man ebenfalls mit einer Kurve durch die Samples fahren, dh durch das Analysat eines Samples und zwischen den OSCs sind Filter die man selbst einzeichnen kann möglich wie beim K5000, dh – eigentlich etwas mehr/anders, da diese als Morphgrundlage verwendet werden. Das schlägt den Addittive, der im Wesentlichen dasselbe nur halb so viele OSCs war aber dafür Tilt-Sensoren als Controller anbietet- also die Neigung des iPads als Steuerung zulässt. Habe das auf der Bühne schon mehrfach eingesetzt – jedoch wegen der Klinkenbuchse und der Knacksgefahr das iPad heute eher fest auf dem Boden liegen… Mehr dazu und diskutieren hier VirSyn Cube Synth (additiv ) – aber ok, die Resyntheseabteilung fehlt (noch) im Vergleich zur Mac-Version. Außerdem sind die Gyroskop-Tilt-Controller hier nicht drin, die gibt es wohl weiter nur in Addictive Synth. Das Rauschen ist hier dennoch viel besser zu steuern als in anderen Additiven – nämlich durch einzeichnen – damit sind sehr fein gezielte Rausch-Fenster morphbar – eine sehr gute Idee und erinnert hier und da an eine sehr gute Festfilterbank mit.. ja eben mit beweglichen Frequenzknöpfen und unendlich vielen.


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TC11 iPad Synth – real digital semi modular synth & 128step sequencer

TC11 is a digital synth that is completely not controlled by a virtual keyboard but by gyro movement and touch (7€)

√ 21 modular Synthesis-Objects
√ 22 Oszillator Waveshapes
√ 3-Controller-Modules: AHDSR, LFO, Sequencer
√ Mailen Patches to others

and check out this 128step sequencer;



„TC-11“ für iPad im iTunes App Store.

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Modular for iOS

a free modular synth to use- but creating a synth needs modules from the shop
– beside Jasuto (ios) and Audulus (also for os x) this is the 3rd real modular system – atm it’s quite new – and free to use but not free to built patches.
ok, it’s not free, you need to buy some modules – so in makes a higher price – but it seems the easiest till now..  4,49€ for all modules.
it reminds a lot of a standard modular analog rack system and therefore more like the Clavia and SonicCore/Creamware Modulars than Reaktor, Kyma or things like Csound, PD, Max…

Diskussion: Forum • Modular iOS.

ios modular synth

ios modular synth

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Stria iOs – 240 FM Operators and John Chowning

this allows the use of 240 FM Oscillators. It’s NOT a DX7, but John Chowning once had a hard time to do this, so that was in 1977, now it’s time for an app that does all of it – still wish for a nice 6OP FM DX7/FS1R/SY99 kind of app! I love FM, I will always love you!!

Stria for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

and here’s John Chownings work from the 70’s:
he is the father of the Yamaha dx /TG/  SY99 /fs1r series, they bought it out of his hands and they went to do it for eveyone. first for underestimation like on 80’s pop but also for others..

want to meet John?

John Chowning 2007

john chowning

john chowning

more about computer music pioneers..

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Arturia iMini for iPad – Minimoog

iMini for iPad is arturias resonse to other synths and joins the world of being enveolved. maybe we’ll see more arturia synths on the iPad sooner or later?.-

it’s 9€

iPad Screenshot 2

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Traktor DJ for iPad

Traktor DJ for iPad 

18€ is the price for DJing on the iPad. did not try it so far – I’d really like to see Reaktor on the iPad – still waiting.

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iPad für MIDI und DAW-Steuerung verwenden – Alles was man WIRKLICH mit dem iPad und Musik machen kann und was mit wem kommuniziert

Habe einen praktischen Workshop geschrieben, wie und was WIRKLICH mit dem iPad geht und wie es mit dem Rechner redet oder mit der DAW oder auch mit MIDI Geräten.

Auch wie man über das Netzwerk Geräte synchronisiert, wie man es schafft und was man klicken und drücken oder berühren muss. Schwerpunkt ist bei der reinen Bedienung und Einrichtung. Apps vorstellen kommt vielleicht auch, wenn das und der Apple Hardware Artikel lieb gehabt wird ;)

ipad mini vs ipad4 - Verbinden Mac PC iPad und DAW für Musik

ipad mini vs ipad4 – Verbinden Mac PC iPad und DAW für Musik

iPad für MIDI und DAW-Steuerung verwenden – Alles was man WIRKLICH mit dem iPad und Musik machen kann und was mit wem kommuniziert

iPad für MIDI und DAW-Steuerung verwenden.

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NAMM 2013 IV – still some things to know – clever MIDI, Audio and ..

there have been quite a lot of interesting things at NAMM, see all the 2-3 pages of news –

here’s a new Apple-Keyboard-kind of MINI USB Keyboard from CME with polyphonic Aftertouch and Dynamics for $99 ..
also Behringer got a range of Mixers that also work as an audio interface in 4 sizes – as a small 19″ rack, a bigger one like the Yamaha 01V96 and the 2 X32 mixers with OLED displays for track names and full knob control – they are all iPad controllable as well as OS X and Windows Editors – very new to Behringer is, – they support Macs. for me they have been quite second class for that reason as a mac user they did not even manage to build a Mac editor for their BCR Controllers for SysEx.. so this time they seem to jump on that bandwagon – the macs and iOS..

in deutsch info zu den Behringer Digipulten, das kleine ist eigentlich ein nettes Audiointerface.

MIDI for iPads and Computers routing the audio from the iPad to the Laptops and more..
but here’s another very interesting MIDI interface (4 ports) that connects iOS and Macs (and PCs as well!) and brings all the audio from the iPad to the Computer, also it has 3x USB so you can connect keyboards, load and work with the iPad and the Computer at the same time (!). so this is what I call innovative and is about MIDI, so look!! there is still people who make it real! MIDI has been underestimated for a long time so it’s cool to have iConnect selling their products well since they have put more brain into the “old schoolish” looking stuff.. very well done – check this video

aand a nice sequencer-synth proto called Akasha which does.. uhm.. magic things from Jomox. not too much in that video but fancy look. maybe we can read our future and past..?

and a very PUSHy Controller (the looks) from Livid. Note those Faders – like the DSI Tempest / Prophet 12 style which seem to be a nice addition. at least I loved them on the MAX49 Controller because they are precise and easy to use. – it may all depend on how that new controller is embedded – the Push Controller is made by Akai for Ableton, this one is just on it’s own… have a look if it works as a step sequencer as well? ..

you may have heard of this Controller from Keith McMillen.. it’s here – 10 times Pitch-Bendable per Key or route it to any parameter, CV/Gate

more NAMM, just browse the last 3-4 days! a lot of analog synths, modules and other interesting stuff!

Forum (deutsch): Diskussion zur Namm 2013 (Neuheiten)

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Apple Special: Vom iPad zum Macbook. iOS und OS X für Musik – Umgang mit dem Appstore – Welche Mac Hardware? Wie konfigurieren? HD, SSD, RAM, Macs – Was braucht man wirklich? – Workshops – AMAZONA.de

Apple Special: Vom iPad zum Macbook. iOS und OS X für Musik – Umgang mit dem Appstore – Welche Mac Hardware? Wie konfigurieren? HD, SSD, RAM, Macs – Was braucht man wirklich? – Workshops 

ich habe mal einen kleinen Artikel zu iOS und OS X geschrieben, hier geht es vorallem um die Hardware -was passt wozu und was soll man beachten wenn man einen Mac für Musik kauft.

Es wird noch eine Folge geben, wo es dann um iOS Apps geht, MIDI und die Praxis und welche Apps generell was taugen etc..


Dies wäre zur Hardware und den Anschlüssen, für die Einstellungen und Verbindung per Software und App – schau doch mal in diesen Workshop rein.. Beitrag ansehen

ipad mini von der seite

ipad mini von der seite

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Steinberg Cubasis iPad DAW

this is not the first DAW, since beside Auria there are others, but this one might be interesting to all Cubase / Steinberg users – (there has been a recent update to Cubase 7) and on the iPad this one looks tempting..
for an app it is expensive as hell (45€), so is Auria, but note, if you want to import something to Cubase you need to be very very up to date on your Mac or PC..

Key features
• Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks (depends on the device used)
• Over 70 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic
• MixConsole with over 10 effect processors
• Over 300 MIDI and audio loops
• Virtual keyboard and virtual drum pads
• Sample Editor and Key Editor
• Export projects to Cubase, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email
• Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
• Sequence other CoreMIDI apps (MIDI recording only) and run Cubasis simultaneously via background audio
• Audio import from iTunes music library, AudioPaste, Wi-Fi server and iTunes file sharing
• Audio mixdown and MIDI export

Technical support

48 voices: iPad 2, iPad mini
64 voices: iPad 3, iPad 4 

Project export to Cubase requires Cubase 7/6.5, Cubase Artist 7/6.5, Cubase LE AI Elements 6 or higher

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Cubasis for iPad on the iTunes App Store.

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Korg iPolysix + Sequencer (iPad mini & iPad)

Since the polysix is already a software on Kronos/Oasys and this little thing, it is now APPetized, hope for the Mono/Poly to come as well. KORG iPolysix for iPad mini & iPad
that rather obvious naming does not mention, that this one has a sequencer! Not cheap – till Dec 2012 – 14€, after that double price! note that modulation sequencer.

Dieser iPolysix hat einen Stepsequencer bekommen, hätte mir aber noch den Mono/Poly gewünscht als iDings, app das noch klappt? Jedenfalls liegt es nahe, dass das noch kommt, vielleicht mal eine iWavestation, da alles schon als Software vorliegt. Und wieso nicht mal den iMS20 polyphon? Und Korg, gibt uns Velocity für den MS und mal sehen wie das hier ist mit der Dynamik (USB Keyboards anschließen wird vermutlich jeder, der wirklich damit “was machen will”) – wie auch immer, der iPolysix hat auch einen Mod-Sequencer, dafür gibt es Pluspunkte. Nie ohne auss’m Haus!

forum sagt: Korg iPolysix

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Cassini 3 OSC Synth (App) for iPad

a 3 Oscillator Synth (also for iPhone)
limited intro-price 2,39 (later more expensive)
has waveshaping and FM
– made for sequencing if it comes to modulation – that’s why there is an “accent” in the LFO section…

3 Oscillators plus 1 Sub-Osc
– Sawtooth, Pulse(PWM), Triangle, Sine, Noise, FM
– Waveshape Modulation
– Oscillator Sync
– Ring Modulation

iPhone Screenshot 4

* 2 Filters
– LP24, LP18, LP12, LP6, BP, HP

– Overdrive
– 3 Band EQ
– Auto Pan

* 9 Envelope Generators
– DAHDSR (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release)
– Velocity, Keyboard Tracking

* 6 LFOs
– Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle, Random, 16 Step Sequence
– Waveshape Modulation
– Envelope(AD/AR)

* Modulation Delay
– Delay Time: 1-2000ms / Tempo Sync
– Delay Time Modulation

* Filtered Stereo Delay
– Resonant Filter (LP, BP, HP)
– Filter Modulation

* Programable Polyphonic Arpeggiator
* Scale/Chord Remapper
* CoreMIDI (input)
* Virtual MIDI-IN & Background Audio
* Scrollable keyboard (Horizontal scrolling at the bottom edge of the keyboard)

* Recorder
– Audio Copy (Compatible with INTUA BeatMaker, Apple GarageBand and so on.)
– Export wav file via iTunes File Sharing
– The recording time is limited to 3 minutes. 

Forum • GUTE iPad Musik Apps.

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Magellan for iPad – Analog Modeling Synthesizer

Magellan for iPad – Professional Analog Modeling Synthesizer -

this VA type of synth has quite some FX and reminds of a mixture of the Reason Synths and FX in one App with a matrix sequencer. aaaand a scope built in (2D pad as well)

\\\ Synth ///

• 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
• Glide
• 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
• Audio backgrounding
• Tap tempo
• 16 voice combined polyphony (8 voice combined for iPad 1)

\\\ Filters ///

• 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
• True bypass

\\\ Modulation ///

• 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
• Frequency tracking

\\\ Arp ///

• Dedicated arpeggiator in each synth engine
• 10 arp patterns; Settable note value & gate; swing
• 6 octaving modes, plus settable note and octave repeats

\\\ Sequencer ///

• 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
• Swing
• Timeline for creating song length sequences w/ patterns
• Import/Export song files containing sequences

\\\ Chordmaker ///

• Dedicated Chordmaker module for each synth
• Create/save chord progressions, played by pressing a single key

\\\ Effects ///

• 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
• Metronome
• Export audio files via email, SoundCloud
• Export/Import audio files via WiFi, Intua or Sonoma Audio Copy / Paste

\\\ MIDI ///

• CoreMIDI
• 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

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iPAD Programmer for Roland JX8P (iOs)

via Forum • iPG800 für IPAD- Roland PG 800 emu.

the images says it all – there is an app for it – “programming” the JX8P and here’s a dedicated fader set on iPad for all JX8P users. search the Appstore for iPG800. 4€. by Ken Gubler.


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IPad – streng selektierte Synth- und Remote Daw-Apps – Synthesizer Wiki

IPad – Synthesizer Wiki. Habe mir mal die Mühe gemacht, die wirklich guten Apps zu wählen und hier abzulegen, es wird ständig erweitert,

Gute und nur die besten:
*DAW Steuerung

Forumsinput über:
*wirklich* gute Sampler-App auf dem iPad? 

ipad granular
iPad im Studio? 

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TC-11 Multi-Touch Synthesizer (ios)

This is the TC11, here’s the usual GUI via 2D iPad Control. but this time it is multiple “circles” that you touch to control this synth which quite flexible…

via TC-11 Multi-Touch Synthesizer – Performance Demo – YouTube.

Here’s the synthesis talk, which may be more interesting to you, right? there is a sound chain with waveshapers, filters (lpf, bpf, hpf) and digital Waveform in the oscillator and AHDSR envelopes and of course a 16step sequencer.all controlled by concentric circles and dots to touch.

via Forum  iPad im Studio?

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granular sampler for iPad – Granular App collection list: Borderlands,iDensity & Performance Samplers

Borderlands.is a nice granular sampler which is (hence the name) between everyhing from reactable to sample wiz’ –

as you can see – it’s also beautiful, not just sounding. aaand there’s 2D directional sample waveforms placed when working with it – looks a lot like getting it for my stage noises..

still hope for a cool Ensoniq EPS/ASR’ish AU Plugin – means granular PLUS modulation of loops, position and multiple ways of playing the sample back & forth – AND App for the iPad..–>  ipad granular
there’s still nothing that is really cool – no samplers on the mac, no samplers on the iPad sound good and able to just do what I need, .. come on! can’t be to put the old samplers back on stage, right?

btw – love to Oliver who’s running the great Wire 2 the ear blog..

UPDATE: some nice tips came in – thx to Verstaerker:
iDensity – does not react to USB keyboards – but it’s a great tool.



Diskussion und Sammlung hier im Forum ipad granular und hier für Plugins (AU) mit Loopmodulation/Positionsmodulation und mind alternierender Abspielmöglichkeit ASR10/EPS-Ensoniq Style Sampler? + Granular

Sample Wiz is a good and playable one and even polyphonic but it’s quite low quality, so one has to choose. granular is almost static if not made the Sample Wiz’ way..

I went for iDensity and Sample Wiz, maybe add the little SoundYeah as well for just playing little quick and dirty loops and “speechies”.. I love to have those at hand, may save one big “synth” keyboard thing. but it’s not everything I’d like to have which is in a Vsynth right now, but 5 octaves are a lot of stuff to carry.

there is Curtis, which can not be “played” but -as usual- pitched and stretched, which is in fact more control over the performance – here’s the basic principle – the current version has some parameters to tweak and a keyboard – so it should be playable as normal. 8€ – isn’t “expensive” but for an app it is “not cheap”, hmm

And another mostly playable grain synth with 2 OSCs that can be blend via LFO is grain science, also 8€

something different…

and this one called SoundYeah is very similar to the 2D Pad on the VSynth which works like a multitude of NON granular samples that can be played like a turntable, not just start and stop. so, sorry – this isn’t granular so it’s not qualified.
note this is not “granular” but EPS-style manipulation with loop, but still a bit too reduced – anyway – not a bad idea for performances so – that’s why it is listed here:
iPad Screenshot 2iPad Screenshot 3iPad Screenshot 4

just hope to be able to play those via usb keyboard still, not just stationary which is a bit too limited of course. – there is Samples Wiz, that is able to tune and play..

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Koushion Matrix Sequencer (iPad)

Koushion for iPad focuses on fast access to 8 tracks, their MIDI channels and it has chain play, so possibly (did not try, it’s about 7€) it has more than one 16 step boredom at your fingertips – very tenori-on style but seems different in details, so – maybe some1 can feed back something about chaining enough patterns to really have fun performing and not being forced to keep your hands on it every time?

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Waldorf goes iPad – nein, das ist kein – no, it’s not a PPG/Wavetable Synth

Pressemitteilung – Das Teil kommt im Sommer!

hier mal der Werbesermon dazu, aber es ist eine interessante Sache, gern würde ich auch einen PPG Wave/Waveterm und noch lieber einen Microwave XT auf dem Pad sehen, wenn ich ehrlich bin – aber das hier sieht vielversprechend aus – 3D Scape – sieht aber in jedem Falle nach “höherer Auflösung” aus und Nutzung der Oberfläche des iPad. Mal sehen, wie viele Stimmen da machbar sind.

upcoming iPad App from Waldorf, it’s not a wavetable synth, but something more complex based on digital waveforms/spectra, looks a lot like 2 OSCs and 3D-kind of Frequency-based synthesis, don’t know if one can edit it of draw it – I guess it will, this may be sort of cooler than wavetables and better resolution but we never know.

Pressetext von 27. März 2012

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Waldorf und Rolf Wöhrmann entwickeln neuen, wegweisenden iPad-Synthesizer

Auf der einen Seite die lange Tradition im Bereich der Wavetable-Synthese – von den ersten PPG-Synthesizern bis hin zu den neuesten Entwicklungen in Sachen Blofeld und Largo – und auf der anderen Seite die große Erfahrung mit der iPad-Synthese von Rolf Wöhrmann von Tempo Rubato. Da war es nur logisch, das Wavetable-Konzept zum iPad zu bringen, das als mobile Plattform für professionelle und semi-professionelle Musiker und Produzenten zunehmend an Bedeutung gewinnt.

Dank ausgefuchster Gestensteuerung und reichlich vorhandener grafischer Leistung  ist das iPad ideal dafür geeignet, die Wavetable-Synthese auf ein neues Level zu heben. Erstmals wird es möglich sein, in die Tiefen der Wavetables einzutauchen und deren klanglichen Inhalt dank fortgeschrittener 3D-Techniken sichtbar zu machen.

Doch die Kooperation von Waldorf und Tempo Rubato, auch bestens bekannt von der NLog-Synthesizer-Produktlinie, geht noch weiter: Die Anwendung wird auch neue Möglichkeiten der Sound-Manipulation bieten, die auf den allerneusten Spektral-Forschungen von Waldorf basieren.

Völlig neue und ungehörte Sounds

Eine innovative Herangehensweise an die Wavetable-Synthese erlaubt die Transposition des Spektrums und die Balance periodischer oder geräuschhafter Spektren völlig unabhängig von der Wellenposition. (Das klingt nach – man malt das als 3D LAndschaft hin und hat dadurch eine erweiterte Auflösung im Vergleich zu den 8Bit Wavetables/Waves) Dadurch wird die bestehende Wavetable-Technologie um gleich zwei neue Dimensionen bereichert und ermöglicht Formant-Verschiebungen und zahlreiche andere bislang ungehörte Sounds. Zusätzlich wird auch die Zahl und Länge der Wellen in einem Wavetable nicht länger begrenzt sein, wie es in klassischen Wavetable-Instrumenten der Fall ist. Die Zeit der Wavetable-Synthese V2.0 ist angebrochen!

(ab hier eher Blah:)

Die App wird eine riesige Zahl von Hardware-MIDI-Interfaces unterstützen – so etwa sämtliche Core-MIDI-kompatiblen Interfaces von beispielsweise IK Multimedia, iConnectMIDI , Line6‘ MIDI Mobilizer II, Alesis‘ ioDock, Apples Camera Connection Kit, außerdem proprietäre Interfaces wie etwa Akais SynthStation.

App Collaboration-Standards wie Sonomas Audio Copy/Paste, Intuas Audio Pasteboard und Virtual Core MIDI werden ebenso unterstützt werden wie der anstehende Audiobus-Standard und KORGs WIST-Synchronisations-Technologie.

Joachim Flor, Geschäftsführer der Waldorf Music GmbH freut sich: „Wir sind wirklich begeistert über die Zusammenarbeit mit Rolf Wöhrmann von Tempo Rubato. Angesichts seiner großen Erfahrung in der iPad-Synthese planen wir als Erscheinungstermin für diesen wunderbaren Synthesizer den Sommer 2012. Ab da wird er dann in Apples App-Store verfügbar sein. Das sind auf jeden Fall sehr spannende Zeiten!“

Auch Rolf Wöhrmann freut sich auf die Herausforderung: „Die Kooperation mit Waldorf Music und den Waldorf-Entwicklern ist für mich eine große Ehre. Die Kombination von Waldorfs langer Geschichte in der Wavetable-Synthese mit den neuen, innovativen Möglichkeiten des iPad wird einen ganz erstaunlichen Synthesizer für Musiker, Sound-Designer und Producer hervorbringen.“


via Forum • Waldorf goes iPad.

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new Apple iPad (no “3” or iPad “HD”), just new – Retina 264dpi LTE, A5X Processor, iOS 5.1

the new Apple iPad is quite like expected, – and very hard to distinct between iPad 2, the old one and the “new iPad”, no “number”. let’s talk about the new iPad when the next one is out and call it “new” – that’ll be fun.

2048×1536 Pixel (264 dpi) Retina Display,
A5X Prozessor, 5MP Cam – 1080p Video.
Voice Dictate – Stimmendiktatfunktion.
LTE – 73MBPS max. (USA only, – in Deutschland liegen die passenden Frequenzen auf anderen Frequenzbereichen, aber HSDPA/UMTS mit bis 42MBit/s geht, was mehr ist als bisher, weit mehr! – Passende Tarife zu finden mag schwierig sein)
QuadCore Graphics.

iPhoto (new) + iMovie  – quite like on the mac – ist jetzt quasi wie auf dem Mac – iPhoto adds touch draw like a very simple sketch pad like “Skitch” and simple “Photoshop”-Style effects and draw functions. simple. But simplified.

also new – Garage Bands adds networking with 4 iOS devices to work on one song and score editor. — Auch Garage Band wurde aktualisiert, unter anderem gibt es nun “Smart Strings”, einen Noteneditor und iCloud-Sharing. Hierzu wird gerade ein Video gezeigt.4 iOS Geräte können an einem Garageband Dings arbeiten.

it’s nice to have that retina display but at the moment it does not really makes a BIG difference. Well, they had no 64GB GPS model left – on 16.3. – it’s slightly heavier, but not really a big difference, the cam is MUCH better, the old one was really crap, I don’t know why they did not choose the 8mp one – dictation works quite well, even when it’s noisy around it worked.

–> Forum: Neues iPad, heute – bestellbar ab 16.3.

to musicians – this thing is nicer to read and may allow more complicated graphics, it won’t change that much but is simply nicer to the eyes – as you might know from the iPhone 4 / 4S, retina is cool to look at for a long time. technically I won’t expect too much “more”. order can be placed on 16.March.

new iOS 5.1 coming (later) today. as well.

battery will last as long as the old one, they say. and it’s more expensive. 100USD, guess thats 400€ min for the smallest new one. iPad2 will still be availables as a “cheaper line”. as always still 2 basic models – with or without mobile connectivity and RAM size (still 16-64GB) – Wifi only or 3G/LTE/GPS (yes, GPS is only available with the expensive model), can work as hotspot – if the provider allows is.

here’s the event video

iOs 5.1

the music app on the iPad is no longer a horror for me since it can be set to 2x speed again.

Dieses Update enthält folgende Verbesserungen und Fehlerbehebungen:

  • Unterstützung für Siri auf Japanisch (während der Einführungsphase evtl. eingeschränkte Verfügbarkeit)
  • Fotos können jetzt vom Fotostream gelöscht werden
  • Der Kurzbefehl für die Kamera ist permanent auf dem Sperrbildschirm des iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS und iPod touch (4. Generation) sichtbar
  • Mit der Gesichtserkennung der Kamera werden Gesichter hervorgehoben
  • Neu gestaltete Kamera-App für das iPad
  • Genius-Mixe und -Wiedergabelisten für iTunes Match-Abonnenten
  • Optimiertes Audio verbessert die Lautstärke und Tonqualität bei TV-Sendungen und Filmen auf dem iPad
  • Podcaststeuerung für die Wiedergabegeschwindigkeit sowie 30-Sekunden-Rücklauf auf dem iPad – endlich wieder da!
  • Behebt Fehler, die die Batterielaufzeit beeinträchtigten
  • Behebt ein Problem, das bei ausgehenden Anrufen gelegentliche Tonausfälle verursachte


Informationen zum Sicherheitsinhalt dieses Updates finden Sie unter:

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Kawai K3 Editor for Lemur (App for iOs)

it’s free, but you need the 40€-App for the iPad to run it (so possibly you do not have it MIDITouch might be cheaper)


Forum Diskussion zu Lemur App -> Lemur für iPad

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Motion Phone – a visual tool for iPads

a bit of electro plankton, some VJ software – and moveable with your finger, possible also ok for visual creation for live performances.
no – it has nothing to do with “phones”, so the name won’t help selling – but if you’re into VJing and visuals – this is for you.

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Mackie & Behringer iPad Mixers – they (Mackie) did not “take” anything, sure! + UPDATE iodock clone by behringer

hmm, very straight video, they got. so here’s the second bigger company showing a new mixer based or better built around the iPad (looks like you need lots of them in the future)? worth a look:


– unmentioned before / bisher noch nicht hier genannt – iPad Dock Mixers from Behringer –
Forum: iPad Pulte von Behringer
Info Check: /www.behringer.com/news/behringer … ix1642usb/

It’s basically the Xenyx series, but with iPad Dock, don’t know how good it works with macs and audio, since Behringer has always been really bad with editor software (BCR2000! #fail) on OS X.
iPad Dock & edits via iPad..



don’t know what happens-  or better what will not happen – when the iPad is removed? did they just save the DSPs or will it work anyway and it’s just a better touch surface?

start at 0:46 .. it’s another real small mixer a bit of the size of the Alesis iodock – very very like it, .. $99

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Akai MPC Fly – iPad MPC – adds Pads (not just hammering on the multitouch glas screen)

MPC add-on for iPads. I really wondered how to really play pads on the iPad, this solutions seems cool and suitable, and adds sort of mini MPC via the App. don’t know how close to what? MPC500? even the MPC1000?..

Release Summer, the app will be ready before – but it’s $299 – compared a bit pricey, looks like this is more a MPC500 or MPC2000…

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Auria iPad 48-Track Recording DAW with VST support : at NAMM 2012

hmm, really wondering how they could make the iPad do 48 audio tracks and very close to DAW-editing like this – and those EQ and compressor look really cool, don’t know if they sound as good as I’d expect. But it has it’s price, to me the highest known for apps ever – $50. they even talk about VST Plugins and one being from PSP. I am not sure… but well – I did not find it on the Appstore,. maybe it’s not real? but it looks cool… especially compared to todays iPad “DAWs”. They have a booth at NAMM and they say it’s ready this year / 1st quarter – so go and check them out if you’re on the NAMM, please…

I more than strongly assume you still can record 2 tracks (1 stereo) at once – and play 48 (24 stereo tracks) at once. since there is almost no multiport audio interface that really is in use and supporte by all apps – right now – watch the multiport support – it may grow, watch iConnecticity – this may change)

  • Up to 48 tracks of simultaneous playback
  • Record up to 24 tracks at once
  • VST plugin support (iOS format only)
  • AAF Import and Export
  • Fully featured multitrack editor
  • Includes optional plugins from PSPaudioware, Fabfilter, and more
  • http://www.auriaapp.com/

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