I have never been more excited for a preset pack! BitWiz (mini-review) can make some amazing tones, but I've never been able to meaningfully get my head around the Bitwise operation that drives it.
Sunsine Audio has us covered with 154 new "codes" to play with!
BitCode from Sunsine Audio consists of 154 presets or "codes" for BitWiz Audio Synth from Kymatica. Each code began randomly, and were then altered to make them more appealing; adding and subtracting variables, changing constants, etc. Support was added for the XY pad on almost every single code, resulting in potential changes ranging from subtle to drastic. *Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.*
As iTunes descriptions go, that isn't particularly inspiring, but the developer makes up for it with one of the best promo videos I've ever seen for a $1 app! This is from the same guy who makes Square Beats.
Jetdaisuke got ahold of the iPad mini and immediately tested one of the biggest concerns for musicians: How well does it play with the smaller screen? He's got a little song playing in Garageband, while he jams on top of it with the Garageband keyboard.
Video Description (heavily paraphrased because Google Translate butchered it):
This is a test of the GarageBand keyboard on the iPad mini. I wanted to know how easy it is to hit the right key. It's not bad. [The next bit is completely unintelligible about making mistakes because of the feeling. It is unclear if this is because you are not able to touch the keys, or possibly because he is used to playing on the original iPad.]
Although the iPad mini's size is reduced it is still much larger than an iPhone. It is, by far, easier to play with the iPad mini than an iPhone.