Multi-Band Compressor Plugin by released Multi-Band Compressor Plugin as the latest addition to their AUv3 suite of apps.

Multi-Band Compressor Plugin iTunes Description:

This is a AUv3 compatible audio compressor which can be used as plugin with your favourite DAW such as Cubasis, Meteor, Auria or GarageBand. It supports a modern graphical interface and presets with stereo meters for monitoring signal levels.

An audio compressor is used to reduce the volume levels of loud sounds above a specified threshold and amplify quiet parts thus reducing an audio signals dynamic range. The dynamic volume changes of a recording means that the overall level of the compressed recording can be increased inside your mix. The recording will also sit inside your whole mix much more easily.

There are times when you need to apply different amounts of compression to specific frequency bands such as when compressing drums. In these cases you can isolate say the kick drum and the snare, providing a boost to the kick, while suppressing the snare.

This multi band compressor allows you to define 4 bands, with separate threshold, ratio, gain, attack and release times for each.

We also provide an automatic gain mode, often referred to as make-up which automatically boosts the signal as you decrease the threshold. Once the compressor gate is triggered simply adjust the gain to suite.

This effect effectively splits the frequency domain into 4 bands using 3 crossover controls. We provide gate and peak lights for all four compression bands as well as allowing you to mute specific bands which might be useful if you are wanting to remove a frequency range from the mix.

This is one of a suite of AUv3 compatible plugins which will also soon be available from 4Pockets.

iBassist Update

iBassist, from Luis Martinez, got a new "Make Drums" button that will communicate directly with the many LumBeat drum apps. When used with Live Pads, apps like Rock Drum Machine will create rhythms based on your pad sets! There's even a new demo video of this in action! The necessary update is now hitting all of his drum apps on iTunes.

What's new in iBassist v1.03:

- Live Pad Sets make drums
- New MIDI Chord out options
- 2 MIDI Chord channels
- Random Chord figures, notes, octave, length and velocity
- Randomize when Live Pad Changes
- Improved Chord Detection for Live MIDI In

Senode Sequencer Workflow with iPad and MIDI Keyboard

Developer Sebastian Arnold did a detailed workflow tutorial for his innovative Senode app!

Video Description:

This is a workflow tutorial for the SENODE node step seqencer. – The demo contains: (1) How to record a sequence from MIDI, (2) How to draw nodes and edges to the canvas, 3) How to edit the chords contained in each node, (4) How to use MIDI bindings to control CLEAR and EMIT of the emitters, (5) How to step through a graph using MIDI bindings. And of course, there's some improvisation going on.

Feel free to post your questions in the discussions. Have fun with this innovative step sequencer!

MIDI Designer Pro 2 Update

MIDI Designer Pro 2, from Confusion Studios LLC, was updated with feedback for MIDI controllers. This allows you to quickly change the display on gear like the Launchpad Mk 2, MIDI Fighter Twister, and an upcoming MIDI Beast. The update also includes new time-based delayes for users of the built-in $5 StreamByter MIDI effect from Audeonic.

What's new in MIDI Designer Pro 2 v2.97.0:

MIDI Designer Pro 2 version 2.97 is all about our Pedalboards functionality. With Pedalboards, MDP2 becomes a tactile heads-up display for your hardware MIDI controller. MDP2 currently supports the MIDI Fighter Twister, the Novation Launchpad MK2, and our very own, upcoming pedalboard, the MIDI Beast.

Features all users will find useful, even without an external MIDI controller:
• Add time-based delays to your output StreamByter rules! StreamByter by Audeonic -- incorporated into MDP2 as an IAP -- is the missing link, allowing you to parse incoming MIDI (e.g., to break up sysex) and modify outgoing MIDI (e.g., for conditional transposition)
• Smart Positioning for Make Similar: create a control and place it. MDP2 will know where to place the next one automatically.
• Automatic Ticks for Button Group Supercontrols: supercontrols now automatically update display min, max and # of ticks based on button subs.
• New Drag to Swap Action: Position/Size
• New Drag to Swap Action: Position/Size & Supercontrols

Features for Pedalboards:
• Pedalboard feedback for the MIDI Beast, the Novation Launchpad MK2, and the MIDI Fighter Twister.
• Automatic supercontrols on Pedalboards: controls placed on Pedalboards are automatically supercontrols.
• Pedalboards now slide up and down (resolving a major hindrance for assigning pedalboard supers to subs on normal pages)
• Pedalboard page properties now in a separate panel (which will host much greater functionality in the future)
• New Subcontrol option: Momentary & Return to Last Page

Defect fixes:
• Fixed Exclude from Reset to Default (thanks qdrtshlz)
• Fixed big incoming sysex processing for Streambyter (thanks Stuart!)
• Lifted the 256-byte broken-up sysex limit to 4096 bytes (thanks again, Stuart!)
• Fixed Panel CC offset to not adjust panels with Make Similar
• Fixed Default Value Picker math (thanks again, qdrtshlz!)
• Added "hide keyboard" button to exit Stream Byter on iPhone (thanks Josef)

We know, we know: we’ve got a lot of explaining to do about this update! Watch our Instagram, FB and Twitter for detailed descriptions of how all of these new functionalities work. Our new Community Manager, Mitch Lantz, is working hard to keep everybody in the loop (while designing his own killer layouts, too).

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Dan Rosenstark shows off the new Launchpad functionality on the official MIDI Designer YouTube channel.

thesoundtestroom: Synth One & BS16i with Zoom MS-70CDR

Doug Woods from thesoundtestroom creates some excellent ambient tones with SynthOne and bs-16i running into a Zoom MS-70CDR multi-effect pedal.

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