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App Sales: Phase84

Several apps went on sale, including the first sale ever on Phase84! The other apps, by Yonac and Positive Grid, are all price bouncing. They were on sale just last month and went up in price only to go right back down today. It isn't news when it happens every month, so fuck 'em.

Thanks to readers Fran_K and anonymouse for pointing out SynthTronica is free today!

Buy Phase84 on iTunes: $5.99 (On Sale, from $12.99)

Buy SynthTronica on iTunes: Free (On Sale, $4.99)

MultitrackStudio for iPad 2.0 Update

MultitrackStudio received another major update, with additions to the $20 Pro Extension IAP package.

What's new in MultitrackStudio v2.0

  • Extension Pack (in-app purchase) is now called Pro Extension.
  • Pro Extension: Songs can have either an extra Effect Return or up to 8 Groups.
  • Pro Extension: Time stretching in track editors.
  • Pro Extension: Tempo editor can process audio tracks.
  • Pro Extension: Create new song using current as template.
  • Pro Extension features Phase Inverter effect.
  • Can now record multiple Audiobus sources simultaneously.
  • Uses Audiobus 2.1.5 SDK.
  • Improved transport cycling: Overview bar remembers cycle region after transport stopped, longtapping Play button starts cycling, transport menu features 'Set Cycle Start' and 'Set Cycle End' options.
  • Editors: add and draw modes can be sticky (see 'Sticky add/draw modes' setting in Preferences pane).
  • Editors: tweaked graphics to make it easier to see which mode an editor is in.
  • MultitrackStudio Instruments: step through presets by swiping vertically over the instrument box. Also works for SoundFont Player presets and the Pro Extension's Convolutor effect impulse responses.
  • Tempo editor shows mixed version of tracks in background.
  • Matrix Sampler now displays the note to which the current cell responds.
  • Fixed: SoundFont Player ignored pitch bend range setting.
  • Fixed: Matrix Sampler's Volume knob settings weren't stored and recalled correctly.
  • Several other fixes.

Buy MultitrackStudio for iPad on iTunes: $29.99

Adam Matza - Transitions

Reader Adam Matza has released his second iOS only album, Transitions. Every single track was, "Played and recorded on and in an iPad Air." The album features a lot of fun glitchy noise, often accompanied by a beat.

Buy Adam Matza - Transitions on Bandcamp: $5.00

SceneLauncher for Ableton Live

SceneLauncher is a simple, free (really), app for launching scenes in Ableton Live from your iPhone. I checked it out and there aren't even any ads!

SceneLauncher iTunes Description:

SceneLauncher is a simple controller app for Ableton Live. It can be used for launching and stopping scenes in Live's powerful session view.

Just connect your computer and iPhone running SceneLauncher to the same network and start playing! Best of all, it's free of charge.

See our support site for instructions on setting up Ableton Live for use with SceneLauncher: http://codeflo.ws/SceneLauncher/

Buy SceneLauncher (iPhone) on iTunes: Free

Musition Key Signatures

Musition Key Signatures is a cheap Universal iOS training app for learning key signatures.

Musition Key Signatures iTunes Description:

Develop your knowledge of key signatures. Work your way through the provided course, learning the order of sharps & flats, their positions on the treble and bass clefs, and understanding the relationship between major and minor keys.


  • Identify the key signature
  • Enter the key signature
  • Identify the relative major/minor
  • All keys up to 7 sharps & flats
  • Comprehensive lessons
  • Track your scores

Suitable for contemporary and classical musicians.

Buy Musition Key Signatures on iTunes: $1.99