Review: MPC Fly

Nekkron99 has done a fascinating and disappointing review of the new MPC Fly, which is now -- finally -- shipping! He gets right into what I'm sure many of you are curious to know: iMPC is kind of shit, so how does this thing perform with BeatMaker 2?

I had intended to do a review of my own, but it was recently revealed that it only offers a Lightning connector.
(Correction: Apparently you can get a 30-pin version, but only from Akai directly.)

I get the impression from Nekkron that my review video would have consisted entirely of me huddled in a corner, sobbing an incoherent manifesto on the importance of MIDI standardization. Audenonic has posted a guide for a pain-in-the-ass workaround with their MIDIBridge ($9) app; which includes the encouraging phrase, "Repeat the above 15 more times."

The Flaming Lips Use Sylo Synth!

Tim Warren, on the MATRIXSYNTH Facebook Lounge, spotted Wooji's old Sylo Synth app in this short Flaming Lips clip.

Gerçek Dorman - Zilzen (Zildjian Performance)

Gerçek Dorman's latest video shows off a performance on Zildjian Crash and Ride cymbals, with musical accompaniment from BeatMaker 2, Alchemy and Drumjam.

On a very subtle level I found this to be amusing. His last song, Brotherhood, featured a Darbuka. Although we in the West refer to the Darbuka as an Ethnic Instrument, Turkey-based Gerçek was using one from Remo in California! Now he's showing off his own country's most popular instrument, from the world's oldest company.

Sugar Bytes Turnado Coming To iOS With Audiobus

Over on the Audiobus Forum, thesoundtestroom caught a very interesting leak! Sugar Bytes' Turnado appeared briefly on the Audiobus App Database, before the app is actually live on iTunes.

Not only is this another big name from the world of VSTs coming over to iOS, Sugar Bytes seem to already appreciate the value of Audiobus in their app. Turnado is a multi-effect, available for $140 as a VST, with 24 different MIDI assignable effects. There is no information at all on what will be in the upcoming app, but Sebastian Dittmann confirmed in the forum thread that it is real and it is coming!

The premature appearance of the app on the Audiobus App Database is presumed to be a simple misclick by the developer, so there is no way of guessing when it might be out on iOS.

This video and the screenshot are from the PC/Mac version.

iOS Update Vol. 36: iGrand & iLine Cable Kit

Sweetwater's Mitch Gallagher looks at IK Multimedia's iGrand Piano and iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit.

Buy iGrand Piano Free on iTunes: Free


Buy iGrand Piano for iPad on iTunes: 19.99

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