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Ruismaker FM By Bram Bos

Bram Bos has released their second iOS drum app with a Frequency Modulation version of Ruismaker. The new app is just $5 and is Universal on iOS. Like Ruismaker, this one is intended to be used as an Audio Unit Extension inside of a host.

Ruismaker FM iTunes Description:

Following up on the success of Ruismaker, here's her crazy twin-sister, designed for people who want to design their own percussion sounds from scratch.

Ruismaker FM's flexible synthesis engine lets you create anything from snaredrums, kickdrums and spacy toms to weird and unconventional percussive sounds and effects.

Works conveniently inside your sequencer and Audio Unit Instrument hosts so you can focus on making electronic music without app switching and screen juggling like before.

Important: Audio Units are plug-ins that need a compatible host app to work. Ruismaker FM has been tested to work beautifully with Steinberg Cubasis, Apple Garageband, Modstep and AUM.

  • Audio Unit Instrument (AUv3): making music on iOS doesn't get more convenient
  • Use Ruismaker FM's flexible FM synth engine to create thousands of sounds
  • Comes with loads of factory preset sounds as examples
  • Does not use any samples; all sounds are synthesized in realtime, on the fly
  • Light on the CPU, so you can run lots of instances simultaneously
  • Has an extra compact 4" UI mode; especially for iPhone SE and iPhone 5S
  • Fully automatable parameters (requires host support)
  • Fully MIDI controllable using MIDI CC
  • Download the advanced guide on ruismaker.com for more details about parameter automation, available instruments and MIDI implementation

iOS Audio Units are supported on iPads (iPad 4, iPad Mini 2 and up) and iPhones (iPhone 5S and up) with iOS 9 and higher.

Buy Ruismaker FM on iTunes: $4.99

Here is the preview Synth Anatomy posted last week!

Review: Nanologue

YouTuber MIDI-VERSE TV did a well produced run-down on Steinberg's free Nanologue synth in this review!

Video Description:

What's up everybody, Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out an application for the iPad called Nanologue. This is a free app that's developed by Steinberg, and this one is absolutely worth picking up. In this episode we'll quickly go over the interface, as well as scroll through some presets.

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Buy Nanologue on iTunes: Free

jakoB haQ - Saturday Drills

Jakob Haq faced some unique challenges in his music making this past Saturday. He fully embraced said challenges!

Video Description:

Saturday Drills is the name of this music video abomination. I'm using Blocs for iOS to put some music into a video that was supposed to be a vlog. The vlog never happened due to unwanted construction-work-sounds. In the end I "invested" five hours into making what you see here instead.

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Buy Blocs Wave on iTunes: $6.99

Navneeth Sundar - Charukesi Raga 

YouTuber Navneeth Sundar is back with another beautiful example of traditional Indian Carnatic music performed on an iPad. He even details how he got the Saarangi sound in the video description!

Video Description:

Navneeth Sundar, the Limca book record holder for being the first ever musician to have performed Carnatic music LIVE on the iPad, has discovered a unique way of getting the iPad to sound like a Saarangi. The apps used are Finger Fiddle in conjunction with Samvaada routed via Audiobus. A little bit of EQ and reverb have been added to get the desired sound.

This is a demonstration of Charukesi raga using the sound of the Sarangi on iPad.

Thanks to Matthias Demoucron, the developer of Finger Fiddle for the introduction to the Samvaada app and of course for developing the wonderful Finger Fiddle app :)...

Buy FingerFiddle on iTunes: $2.99


Buy Samvada on iTunes: Free

IK SampleTank 2 Demos

IK Multimedia's release of SampleTank 2 generated a lot of controversy yesterday. The biggest grievance comes from their decision to abandon support for iPad 4 (and earlier) owners. The way they've bundled instruments has been an extra source of annoyance.

If you thought that buying the app for $20 would get you everything, but you'd be so wrong. Or perhaps you might think that buying the "Pro Instruments Pack" would get you everything, but you'd still be wrong. In fact, to own all of the instruments, you need to do both of these things and also buy some IK branded gear. Included in the package will be a special code to enter into the app. Make sure you keep that code handy though, because you cannot "Restore Purchases" to reactivate all the instruments if you reinstall, or install to a second device. Thanks to reader CloudSounds for figuring out this puzzle, because IK isn't explaining it anywhere.

IK has released a series of new videos demoing the new version. The first two videos in this embedded playlist are general overviews, and the last 3 are sound demos.