Arpeggionome Pro Update

Arpeggionome Pro, from Alexandernaut, was updated with both Ableton Link and Audiobus 3 MIDI support, making it among the first apps you'll be able to use later this month in Audiobus 3's new architecture!

What's new in Arpeggionome Pro v1.3.0:

NEW FEATURES

ABLETON LINK SUPPORT!
Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network. It's awesome. Go to Settings>Ableton Link Settings for more info.

AUDIOBUS 3 MIDI SUPPORT
Audiobus 3 brings MIDI support to Audiobus, and Arpeggionome Pro is good to go :]

64 LIL BITS
Arpeggionome Pro now supports 64 bit architectures. Yee.

DOTTED NOTES!
Arpeggionome Pro has a new setting called 'Matrix Mode', which adds dotted note values to the Performance Matrix.

To try it out, go to Settings >Interaction Settings and set Matrix Mode to 'Halves+Dotted+Triplets'. You'll notice the matrix now has two columns of squares, triangles, and dots.

■ Rows with squares play rates that are perfect halves of a measure — starting at 1/2 at the bottom row.

● Rows with dots play rates that are the dotted values — i.e 1.5x the length of the square row above.

▲ Rows with triangles play rates that are triplet values — i.e. 0.33x the length of 2 square rows below.

ALT INTERACTION SETTINGS
In Settings>Interaction Settings, you'll also find a new button at the bottom of the list called "ALT Interaction Settings". This is an alternative interaction state that I recommend trying. It's a bit more difficult to control, but I find the results quite interesting.

Compared to the "Default Interaction Settings", it uses the new Matrix Mode setting and disables Retrigger for all parameters.

BUG FIXES

VIRTUAL MIDI CLOCK BUG
In previous versions, when listening for MIDI Clock on the Arp MIDI In port, Arpeggionome Pro read the MIDI clock twice, and therefore went twice as fast as it should. Fixed now.

NOTES

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
Hey, it's been a while! The last time I looked at the Arpeggionome Pro code base was over 2.5 years ago! Time is weird.

In any case, I'm really glad to finally get this long overdue update of Arpeggionome Pro out. And I'm especially excited about adding Link and the new Matrix Mode setting.

ON LINK
By supporting Link, Arpeggionome Pro has actually become more playable, and perhaps in a not-so-obvious way. I'll explain…

As you may know, Arpeggionome Pro is designed to play super fast arpeggios. Further, it's designed to be held in your hands in portrait mode, so you can quickly perform changes with your thumbs. Also, under the hood, all changes you make are quantized — allowing you to anticipate time by touching a parameter early, so the change happens at exactly the right time.

This is great, and works very well… However! It's always been a challenge to start the sequencer from not playing to playing. You could press the play button and just let it run, but if you wanted to control starting and stopping in a more expressive way (which I very much prefer!), it gets a bit more complicated. That first touch would always happen the moment you touched, but every other touch would be quantized. Subtle difference for sure, but definitely weird.

Ideally, what should happen is that all touches are quantized, even that first one. So that, when you stop and start playback, it starts quantized, just like the other touches.

So, something exciting… This is exactly how it works now! And it's all thanks to Ableton Link :]

ON MATRIX MODE…
Basically, at some point after releasing Arpeggionome Pro, I realized how I missed an opportunity to have dotted note lengths on the Performance Matrix — it launched with just halves and triplets.
Yes, I could have just updated the app… but since I try to be super strict about not changing UI after an application has been released, I just accepted it and moved on (see Fugue Machine and Link to MIDI).

However… now that I'm here and revisiting the project, I figured out a way rationalize adding it… by simply burying it in an optional setting. I think I'm ok with this :]

THANK YOU!
Ok ok, that was many words. Thanks so much for your support and interest over the years (over 4 now!) and please reach out if anything comes up.

The update arrives with a new demo video, but this requires a PHOTO SEIZURE WARNING!

David Graham - Talk

At 62 years-old reader David Graham has released his first album, entirely created on iOS! This one explores experimental ambient with a delicacy uncommon in the genre. Throughout the whole album you get tempered staccato and musings, rather than typical lengthy bursts of weird. Sentiment gives you a good idea of where the album is coming from, but I think Wovel is the most interesting track; combining polyrhythmic percussion with ambient piano, and a dash of Industrial grit.

Talk: name your price

DM1 Updates

Both versions of DM1 were updated with much needed improvements to their Inter-App Audio compatibility!

What's new in DM1 v5.7:

- New Inter-App Audio controller with improved compatibility with Garageband, AUM & Cubasis
- Midi Out wrong midi channel bug fix

What's new in DM1 for iPhone v3.7:

- New Inter-App Audio controller with improved compatibility with Garageband, AUM & Cubasis
- Mixer Knob Length/Pan switch fix for iPhone6+, iPhone6S+ and iPhone7+
- Midi Out wrong midi channel bug fix

TF8 Synth by Pier Lim

Developer Pier Lim has released TF8 Synth for iPhone. Unlike his previous FM Synthesis app TF7, TF8 is using subtractive, or Virtual Analog, synthesis. TF8 arrives with Audiobus, Ableton Link, and both MIDI In and MIDI Out! The app is free to try, and until the end of March it is only $3 to unlock.

TF8 Synth iTunes Description:

TF8 Synth is a professional virtual analog synthesiser that melds superior synthesis algorithms with iOS technologies.
It is built with usability in mind, for live playing and for recording.

Features (with Purchase of Pro Pack) :
- 2 Main Oscillators (Saw, Square, Sine, Triangle and the coveted Roland-inspired Supersaw)
- 2 Sub Oscillators for each oscillator to give that added extra oomph
- 2 State of the art pure sounding filters, which can be used in series or parallel
- 2 LFOs for modulating almost any parameter in the synth
- 1 ADSR Envelope for the synth output
- 1 ADSR Envelope for controlling the filter cutoff frequencies
- 10 powerful effects comprising of Compressor, Distortion, Stereo Delay, Stereo Reverb, Reverse Delay, Stereo Chorus, Stereo Quad-Phase Phaser, Tube Distortion and Equalizer and Unison.
- Arpeggiator, time-step, velocity, gate with plenty of fun arpeggio patterns.
- Audiobus and Inter-app Audio for inter-app operability.
- Ableton Link can be used to sync arpeggiator and bpm-syncable effects.
- Midi controllers supported.
- Knobs are controllable via midi cc.
- Midi Out - use TF8 Synth as a midi controller!

From the deepest basses to the highest crystal bells, TF8 Synth sounds great, and is sure to be a worthy addition to your iOS music production arsenal. Best enjoyed with headphones.

There is a short promo video, but here I've embedded a video of Pier walking us through the Pro features.

App Sales: Notetracks & PSP Plugins

Audio note-taking app Notetracks is on sale for just $1. Reader Niall also let me know that PSP is having a sale on their Auria plugins. Now until the end of the month, all PSP Plugins are just $5!

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