Tabletop in the Lab with MIDI Learn

Retroynms have released a "From the lab" video with very little details. Among the things going on it looks like MIDI learn is coming!

Buy Tabletop on iTunes: Free

BeepStreet's Impaktor Demo

BeepStreet, makers of Sunrizer, have announced that their new drum synth Imapaktor has been submitted to Apple!

This is a pretty unique app, running real world acoustics through a synth engine. As BeepStreet explained it in the announcement:

You just slap your desk like a real drum, the transient acoustic signal is fed into the physical modeling engine and turned into the desired sound. That makes Impaktor an extremely expressive instrument. Drop a coin on the desk, select any of the membramophones presets and you will hear the sound of the coin dancing on a membrane.

That sounds neat, but now we get to see and hear it in action!

Focusrite iTrack Solo for iPad

There has yet to be a comparison of audio interfaces for iPads. I can't get manufacturers to respond to emails when I'm not asking for things, so I haven't considered the possibility of doing anything of the sort. I can say I like Focusrite though! When I upgraded my computer's interface from a shitty NI Audio Kontrol to a Focusrite Scarlett I heard a world of difference on the ins and outs.

All you really need is a class-compliant USB interface, but Sonic State has news that a not-so-class-complaint one is coming from Focusrite. They've tried to pack a lot of important features into the iTrack, including the ability to switch on headphone monitoring from the front panel. But while it has a unique "Device Link" connection for your iPad, it requires a separate USB connection dedicated to powering the unit.

This is not drawing power from the iPad. That's fair, the iPad is really stingy about how much power it will let a peripheral draw.

What's the point of this then? If you're going to need a dedicated power-supply, why not get a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 and get a hell of a lot more I/O for $30 more? As a bonus you won't have to wait for the iTrack Solo to ship in October.

While your mind boggles on that, you could have your head bobbing to this very nice demo.

They've also posted a behind the scenes explaining the production process for the video.

Eclectic Method vs Vjay

Eclectic Method has been doing the VJ thing on YouTube for six years! He recently posted a video of remixing his own videos in Vjay, as part of an epic 8 minute set. At least stick through it till you get to the Eddie Murphy laugh!

The Bill Murray video is also pretty funny. It is possibly the best tribute to anyone. Ever. It really makes you appreciate how influential Bill has been in modern culture. If you want something a little bit more musical there is the Cultural Funking Overload.

Buy Vjay on iTunes: $9.99 (On Sale, from $19.99)

Sample Lab gets Dropbox Sync

Just a few days after fotoh gave us the free MagMIDI app, there is a welcomed update for Sample Lab. Now with Dropbox you can sync samples between your iDevices and computers easily... without fighting with iTune's file-sharing!

Buy Sample Lab on iTunes: $6.99

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