Bob GmbH3000 posted this video which reminded me that Synthesia for iPad is out! It hasn't be in the news in a while, but it is worth mentioning again as it is the best piano tutoring app I've seen. There is something very hypnotic about watching the piano roll here.
IK Multimedia expanded their Audiobus support to now include their Piano apps: iGrand Piano and iLectric. 76 Synthesizer was also updated with Audiobus and can now be controlled via MIDI while in the background.
Kymatica developer Jonatan Liljedahl has released a tone/drone generator simply titled, The Oscillator!
The Oscillator iTunes Description:
Simple and elegant tone generator with two Oscillators and one Noise generator, each with individual lowpass filters.
Use it for testing purposes or to make old-school electronic drone music.
All three modules have amplitude control and lowpass filter. The oscillators can produce one of four waveforms: sine, triangle, sawtooth and square.
Supports Audiobus: Stream the audio output in real time into other audiobus compatible apps!
Vio, the unique Universal vocoder, has been updated with Audiobus support!
Check out the video below to see it acting as an Audiobus Effect for Figure.
Correction: I misinterpreted what was going on here. Vio is only usable as an Input in Audiobus. I'm sorry, this is entirely my fault and not a misrepresentation by Vio or Jazari. In my defense it is pretty fucking stupid to release a vocoder without allowing it to be used as an Audiobus effect; far too stupid for me to have imagined it when I watched the video.
What's new in Vio v1.2.0:
- adds support for Audiobus
- adds support for landscape view on iPad (in iOS Settings > Vio)
- brightened star, share and record icons on the main screen
- advanced settings are now visible by default
- adds ability to log out of Dropbox account (in iOS Settings > Vio)
- performance and stability improvements
Native Instruments has released an iPhone version of Traktor DJ. I've spent a long time pouring over the two iTunes descriptions, and I believe the features in the iPhone version are identical to the iPad! Like its big brother, this requires iOS 6.
Traktor DJ for iPhone iTunes Description:
Revolutionary DJ app by Native Instruments – makers of the leading pro DJ software Touch the groove using familiar iPhone swipe and pinch gestures Direct access to your iTunes music library from TRAKTOR DJ Stylish waveform display allows for simple looping and ultra-tight scratching Ingenious use of iPhone’s compact screen real estate – instantly swipe from one-deck focus to split-screen view The most affordable way to get started with TRAKTOR pro DJ software to date Intelligent browser recommends songs based on compatible tempo and key Automatic tempo and key detection plus BPM sync for super-smooth mixing Innovative Notification Center gives you in-app access to essential tips and undiscovered techniques 8 built-in pro DJ effects including Reverb, Delay, and dramatic glitch effects like BeatMasher Familiar DJ mixer layout with crossfader, 3-band EQ, and filter on each channel Prepare tracks on the road – all meta data (tempo, beatgrids, cue points etc.) in TRAKTOR DJ syncs with TRAKTOR PRO DJ software using Dropbox Record your mixes live in high-quality on the iPhone and share with your friends