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Hank Astral - Mountain Pose

Reader Hank Astral performed this sonically rich piece using just Korg Gadget!

Buy Korg Gadget on iTunes: $39.99

Modstep Live Jam Using Only External Instruments

YouTuber AudioLabs did a track from scratch, using Modstep to sequence external hardware. It's a little slow, since it is a track being developed from nothing, but it is interesting to see the process of controlling so many bits of kit!

Video Description:

Modstep Live Jam - Starting a track from scratch using an ipad running modstep midi sequencer to sync and sequence a bunch of hardware:

- modstep (ipad midi sequencer)
- steinberg ur22 mk2 (ipad midi out)
- roland TR8 (drums)
- roland JP8000 (pad)
- novation bass station 2 (bass, sidechained by the TR8)
- novation k-station (arp)
- moog sub 37 (lead)

The first 3 min are all about programming the TR8 but after that it's all synth goodness ;)

Created and performed by João Apell AKA John Lead AKA Audialize

Buy modstep on iTunes: $19.99

Music Memos Demo

Doug Woods is on fire this week, with another demo of Apple's latest music app efforts. This time he looks at Music Memos.

Buy Music Memos on iTunes: Free

More Evidence for Korg Gadget on iPhone

Korg has had some subtle hints that we'd be seeing an iPhone version of Gadget. Most recently with the announcement of the Korg nanoSTUDIO controllers, they included a picture of Gadget on an iPhone.

There was also some confirmation on the NAMM floor! Palm Sounds points out that on the left side of this photo from Sonic State, you can see what appears to be Gadget on an iPhone in real life!

Cheap Lightning USB Hubs on eBay

YouTuber Kuba Szczygielski points out a great eBay find! For less than $7 you can pick up a powered USB hub with Lightning connection! Expect a lengthy shipping time though, because that's coming straight from China.

Video Description:

You don't need expensive Apple USB to Lightning Camera Adapter - you can get this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Card-Reader-Adapter-3-USB-Hub-Camera-Connection-Combo-Kit-for-iPad-Mini-4-5-Air-/251551002548

I've got mine for $8,99, but as you can see you can get it even cheaper.

Gear used:

  • M-Audio Oxygen 61 Mark III
  • iPad Mini 1st gen.
  • iOS 9.2.1