Cycle by Daniel Kuntz

Daniel Kuntz released Cycle last month as a free experimental music creation app. The app produces a soundscape by repeating notes continuously, while they gradually fade into the background. Cycle now plays along with others thanks to yesterday's update that added Audiobus and Inter-App Audio.

Cycle iTunes Description:

Cycle is a time lag accumulator - a musical system that repeats the notes you play over and over until they gradually fade into silence. It's a simple but very powerful idea, allowing you easily create fascinating and often unexpected sonic textures.

Cycle can be a delightful meditative experience, since the system naturally lends itself well to long and slowly evolving musical ideas.

Cycle can also be a great starting point for creating ambient music. Cycle features easy recording and exporting to both wav and midi files. Easily Airdrop or email recordings to your computer, and use them right away in your favorite DAW.

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App Sales

A whole bunch of apps went on sale today; including fluXpad, GeoShred, and everything from Sugar Bytes!

Indie Spotlight (or how I maintain my hipster music blog cred):

Joywave impressed me greatly with their debut album: How Do You Feel Now? The tracks vary greatly from one another, ranging from TripHop to Alt. Rock, but the haunting vocals manage to tie it all together. It is hard to pick a favorite, but I think everyone will enjoy Traveling At The Speed Of Light.

LayR-Multi Timbral Synthesizer Update

LayR-Multi Timbral Synthesizer, from Living Memory Software, was updated with a new Macro control panel. This allows you to change parameters globally, across all layers.

Contest: I have 2 copies of LayR to give away! Register and comment here for a chance to win. Codes go out Saturday morning so that the winners can play with it over the weekend!

What's new in LayR-Multi Timbral Synthesizer v1.3:

- Macro Control Panel: A new panel that lets you change assigned synth parameters globally across an entire performance.
- Link Assign Panel now has an extra section for assigning Layer parameters to Macro controls.
- You can now assign any MIDI controller to Instrument Volume Sliders. ( defaults to cc 7 ).
- Load Preset panel now updates it’s selection if a MIDI bank or program change is received while it’s visible.
- New option in settings: Don’t Start Voices When Volume is Zero: Prevents voices being started if Instrument or Layer volumes are zero.
- New option in settings: “Multi Out: FX Only in Stereo Output”, converts the IAA Stereo Mix output to an effects return if any of the 8 aux audio outputs are in use.
- Dials will now always show at least 1 degree of coloured arc unless their value is equal to zero.
- Increased fall time for peak hold metering in master strip.
- Updated PDF manual.

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed a common crash during audio unit initialisation.
- Fixed crash when long pressing on A to B range buttons.
- Fixed: Potential crash when saving performances if poly aftertouch is assigned.
- Fixed: Audio Unit now respects all persistent preferences set in the IAA app.
- Fixed an audio spike when an AU is loaded in a certain state from a host. Could cause a loud reverb explosion.
- Fixes a rare problem where an AU host could start to load a preset before the Audio Unit had completed initialisation.
- Fixed: Current bank is now properly set when selecting a bank in the load preset panel.
- Fixed a state where MIDI controller values for the CC Mixer would fail to be loaded from a saved preset.
- Fixed: UI crash when tapping on AB-Range modifier tempo button after previously setting time to maximum ( 100s ).

thesoundtestroom: Physicles Demo

Doug from thesoundtestroom shows off the new Physicles, a free AUv3 MIDI app! He does so in epic fashion with the aid of a lot of other apps. I was especially amused by the use of Streemur!

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iPadLoops: How To Make Drums In Synth One

Jason from iPadLoops shows us how he designs drums in Synth One. He's also giving away a free drum kit that you can use in Patterning 1, or the upcoming Patterning 2.

Video Description:

Drums immediately came to mind when asked to make presets for Audiokit Synth One. I just had to make a kit for folks who like to use synth drums like I do. The following sound design tutorial will get you started designing your own drums in a synthesizer in this case Synth One. This information works across the board so you can use this information on your favorite synth. I also formatted the kit for Patterning 1 and Patterning 2 so go ahead and grab that kit from the Patterning kit cloud. I highly recommend getting Patterning if you don't have it already. I hope you learn something from my video! Thanks for watching and please check out my Patreon.

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