Let's Play with FM Player and developer Matthew Fecher

The free FM Player app arrived last week, and developer Matthew Fecher happened to be in town. I thought it would be fun to invite him over to record the Let's Play with me. I was correct. This is the best Let's Play ever!

While some of you may think of me as a Big Internet Star, this is only because you've never seen me against any scale. Next to Matthew you can see I'm actually a quite Short Internet Star. Everyone is taller than me. Except for Tom Cruise. I have an inch on Tom.

Video Description:

Just last week Matthew Fecher and the AudioKit team released FM Player, an entirely free (no Ads, no IAPs) app that lets you play with a bunch of classic Yamaha DX7 patches. Matthew happened to be in town, so I invited him to come join me for this Let's Play! As a bonus he brought along the DX7II he used to make the app with!

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AudioKit: https://audiokitpro.com/
Source code for FM Player: https://github.com/AudioKit/ROMPlayer

ChordFlow Update

ChordFlow, from Dmitry Klochkov, got a major update adding 4 new melody tracks. With arpeggios, chord progressions, and now melodies, you can sketch out a complete song in the app. The update even arrives with a new demo tutorial.

What's new in ChordFlow v2.1.0:

=== MELODY TRACKS ===
Each song section can now have up to 4 melody tracks in addition to 4 arpeggio tracks that we had already. So you can now create complete song ideas with chord progressions, arpeggios, and melodies. Melodies are edited in the separate(from arpeggio) grid. You can specify scale of the melody grid and configure the length and the rate parameters. The chords that you configured in the chord progression editor will be shown in the melody grid view below the note grid. And also for more convenience, chord notes will be highlighted with grey rounded bars allowing you to see which notes of the melody matches the corresponding chord.

=== NEW TRACK CONTROL PANEL ===
There is now a track control panel in the main view, at the bottom, where you can specify destination of each track and mute/solo individual tracks. This settings are now stored individually for each song.

=== LOOP REGIONS IN ARPEGGIO AND MELODY EDITOR ===
You can now loop a region when you are in the arpeggio or melody editor. To add a loop region, tap on the timeline bar above the note grid. After that, the loop with the default length of 4 steps will be added. You can then move the loop region around dragging it by its center or you can stretch and squeeze it by dragging it by its ends. To remove the loop region just tap on it again. The loop region is only active while you are in the editor view. When you move back to the main view, the loop is automatically removed.

=== OTHER CHANGES ===
- Remove(Trash) button in arpeggio and melody editors now removes only the selected track. And there is no moro annoying confirm. If you tap remove button accidentally, you can restore the deleted track with the undo button.

- Line tool and delete tool behaviour changed a little. Before this update, when you started to draw a line or delete a region, you could only extend the already drown region. Now it behaves more expectedly. If you have drawn a line further than you needed you can no move back to make it smaller

- Arpeggio grid max length increased to from 32 to 64 steps.

- Color scheme changed. After introducing 4 new colors for melody tracks, I decided to switch to more neutral background colors, as it was not looking very good on the original blue schema.

- Bug fixes

Reverb - FDN & Limiter Updates

Reverb - FDN and Limiter from Amazing Noises were both updated with AUv3 preset sharing and the all important host BPM sync/start!

What's new in Reverb - FDN v2.2:

+ Improved performance in background
+ AUv3: App Presets sharing
+ Host Sync play/stop/rewind/bpm
+ AUv3: LFO Start/Stop bug fixed for multiple instances
+ New Send/Receive jitter-free MIDI clock
+ Midibus 1.39 SDK
+ Audiobus 3.0.3 SDK
+ Ableton LINK 2.1.2 SDK
+ Disable Auto-Lock Screen
+ iPhone X compatibility

What's new in Limiter v2.8:

+ Improved LFO performance in background
+ AUv3: App Presets sharing
+ Host Sync play/stop/rewind/bpm
+ AUv3: LFO Start/Stop bug fixed for multiple instances
+ New Send/Receive jitter-free MIDI clock
+ Midibus 1.39 SDK
+ Audiobus 3.0.3 SDK
+ Ableton LINK 2.1.2 SDK
+ Disable Auto-Lock Screen
+ iPhone X compatibility

iMPC Pro Log: Introducing iMPC Pro 2

Developer J.P. from Retronyms did an official unveiling of the new iMPC Pro 2. Note for iMPC Pro owners, Apple still hasn't approved the bundle that lets you pick up the new app for $15.

Video Description:

We’re back for another episode of iMPC Pro Log, which showcases the features and latest development progress for our iMPC Pro apps. We’re proud to announce our latest collaboration with Akai Professional: iMPC Pro 2.

iMPC Pro 2 fuses innovative song creation with the iconic MPC workflow. iMPC Pro gave us a powerful sampler and beatmaker, and now iMPC Pro 2 has evolved into a full fledged song creation tool with the addition of vocal tracks, Audio Units integration, a sleek new design and tons of new features!

iMPC Pro 2 also comes with 5 additional Sound Packs for FREE (valued at $35). Grab these packs in the AudioCopy Content Store: Essential Club Collection, Classic Cuts, Dub 2 DnB, Melodic Collection, and The Diploma! You can use them in hundreds of AudioCopy compatible apps (including iMPC and iMPC Pro).

ROLI NOISE: Express Your Elf - Free Soundpack

ROLI has released Express Your Elf, a new soundpack for NOISE. And they're giving it away for free! They're also giving away a Seaboard Block in a contest to use the new soundpack.

Video Description:

Learn more — https://roli.com/stories/express-your...

‘Tis the season to make music! So we’ve created — Express Your Elf — a free, festive soundpack for NOISE — — that’s our gift to you for the holidays.

Angelic choirs, warm trombones, jingling bells, and even Santa’s Ho Ho Ho. These are some of the sounds in a pack that shines with holiday cheer — and also works all year.

Download Express Your Elf in the NOISE Soundpack Store today.
We’d love to hear how you’re making or enjoying music this holiday season. To celebrate one of the most musical times of the year, we're giving away a Seaboard Block (worth $299) to one lucky creator sharing their sound this month.

Find out how to enter at https://roli.com/stories/express-your...

Learn more about NOISE — https://roli.com/products/software/noise

Shop for BLOCKS (Seaboard Block and Lightpad M in this video) — https://roli.com/products/blocks/

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