IK Multimedia UltraTuner

IK Multimedia have released a new tuner app for iPhone. There are 582 results for "Tuner" on iTunes in the Music category, including 186 that are Universal, but this is more accurate than all of them... according to IK.

Although this is a standalone app, UltraTuner is also available as an In-App Purchase for AmpliTube.

UltaTuner iTunes Description:


UltraTuner features one of the fastest, smoothest and most responsive tuning engines in the tuner app market, and is precise to well below a hundredth of a cent — far beyond human perception of pitch, making it 10 times more accurate than a mechanical strobe tuner (considered the gold standard of tuners). UltraTuner’s accurate pitch detection is achieved through a proprietary dual-analysis processing engine that allows the tuner to get a much more accurate reading of the frequency from the incoming note. The fast response of the tuner makes tuning a mechanical instrument a breeze. UltraTuner’s precision also makes it the perfect app tuner for intonating string instruments like guitar or bass, and by offering note precision down to less than .01 (1/100th) of a cent, making it ideal for calibrating electronic instruments like vintage synths.

Key Features:

  • Innovative Engine that allows High Responsiveness and Accuracy
  • Dual Mode: Stage and Studio
  • Large Tuning indication visible at a distance (stage mode)
  • Tuning History to see the tuning variations over time (studio mode)
  • Useful not only for tuning, but also for non-chromatic instrument training
  • Audiobus and Inter-app audio compatible

Buy UltraTuner on iTunes: $4.99 (iPhone)

Junglator Jingle Freebie Track

Junglator was updated today with a new free track, Jungle Bells by Bad Santa. Here's a preview.

Buy Junglator on iTunes: $0.99 (iPhone)

Audiobus 2.0 Announced

Exactly one year after Audiobus was released, the Audiobus team have announced how they will once again change the face of music apps in the Audiobus 2.0 update! Beyond a gorgeous new dynamic interface, this update also brings complex routing!

Audiobus 2 is coming in early 2014

One year ago we launched Audiobus.

We thought this would be a good time to give you an advance look at some (but not all!) of the new features in Audiobus 2.

Audiobus 2 will be capable of running as many apps in parallel or in series as your device can handle. That’s right: Multiple, independent pipelines with as many inputs, filters or outputs as you like in each. We're doing away with any restrictions. This feature will be available as a very reasonably priced in-app purchase.

We're also introducing a way to save presets of your connection graphs and share them via mail or your social networks.

Audiobus 2 will have a brand new look which enables us to add additional features more easily in the future and which we think looks really great and in tune with the design of iOS 7.

Audiobus 2 will be made available as an update to the existing Audiobus app.

I've been privileged to see the behind the scenes efforts of Michael and Sebastian as they've been pulling this one together.

Some have pointed out how quiet they've been in public about Audiobus development lately, but they've been hard at work refining and experimenting with the whole Audiobus architecture.

The new interface is a study in how flat designs can - with a little effort and a lot of code - not suck. As you load up new apps the colors from those icons bleed into the background, creating neon currents. The UI changes are also functional, as they point out in the blurb above, with the new design opening up the screen for more features. In addition to the often requested "Preset" management system, this update brings multiple discrete routing between apps!

With an infinitely scalable UI design, you can now create an unlimited number of Audiobus chains. Each of those chains features the same Source > Effect > Output we've been using in Audiobus 1.0, but now you can have as many of those as your hardware can cope with!

Here Holdernes Media's Christopher Rice performs Jury off his latest album, using Audiobus 2.

DIY MIDI Controllers for Apps

Reader Otem Rellik has been featured here before for his music, but today he shared a behind the scenes look at his custom MIDI controllers he's been making to control his apps. I found this extra layer of creativity to be quite inspiring!

Video Description:

Just a quick rundown of some MIDI controllers I've built recently for ios music making fun.

Here are some helpful links:
https://github.com/unsymbol/teensy-midi/blob/master/teensy_midi.pde http://little-scale.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-very-simple-diy-usb-midi-controller.html

I use the 2.0 Teensy board for all my projects:

iOS Update Vol. 63: Virtual ANS App & Beats Metronome

In this week's Sweetwater iOS Update Mitch Gallagher explores the wild world of Virtual ANS synthesizer. I think he likes it!

Buy Virtual ANS on iTunes: $5.99


Buy Metronome on iTunes: $0.99

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