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ChordPolyPad Demo & Tutorial 

thesoundtestroom posted a thorough walk-through of the new ChordPolyPad, from the developer of StepPolyArp.

Buy ChordPolyPad on iTunes: $8.99

Hokusai Update

Hokusai got a minor maintenance update in preparation for iOS 7, along with and all of the changes to third-party SDKs. It is nice to see Wooji's audio editor is not abandoned!

What's new in Hokusai v1.0.13:

  • Compatibility updates
  • Fix: Audio playback improvements
  • Fix: Timestretch UI bugfixes
  • Fix: Crash that could occur when attempting to import a copy-protected file
  • Updated Dropbox SDK
  • Updated AudioCopy SDK

Buy Hokusai on iTunes: Freemium ($10 Unlock IAP)

Tape by Focusrite Update

Tape got a little update today, with a big feature!
You can now trim your recordings!

What's new in Tape v1.0.1:

  • Users can now trim the start and end points of their recording
  • The tape reels are now interactive and can be used to scrub through audio
  • Bug fixes and updates

Buy Tape by Focusrite on iTunes: Free

Cubasis Audio Engine Overhaul Update

Stienberg's Cubasis update replaces their audio engine, allowing for some pretty massive sample rates and up to 24 outputs!

What's new in Cubasis v1.3:

  • New pristine audio engine with extended sample rates (44.1/48/96kHz) and bit rates (16/24-bit)*
  • Real-time playback of arbitrary audio file formats (44.1/48/96kHz and 16/24/32 bit) independently of the project's sample rate and bit depth.
  • Up to 24 assignable physical audio outputs
  • Assignable metronome output and pan
  • MIDI Clock latency compensation slider
  • Audio input gain adjustment option for audio interfaces and external microphones
  • And more! For the complete list of improvements and user reported problems solved please visit www.steinberg.net/cubasisforum

*iPad 4 recommended for 96kHz recording

Buy Cubasis on iTunes: $49.99

Jam Maestro Updated with Audiobus

Jam Maestro got a big update, including Audiobus, and a new free version. There are also a bunch of great new tutorials!

What's new in Jam Maestro v2.0:

  • Audiobus Support
  • AudioCopy Support
  • Export to wav/m4a
  • Dropbox Support
  • Stereo panning
  • Effects: Delay, Reverb, EQ
  • Unlockable Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Tremolo
  • Pitch Bend/Slide ability
  • Mute strings whilst playing ability
  • Precise BPM ability
  • New fret release type: Sweep
  • 4 New Unlockable Guitar Soundpacks: Shimmer, Stoner Doom, Bright Clean, Epic Lead
  • New Unlockable Bass Soundpacks: Blacklisted, Hazzard
  • New 'Rock' Drum Kit Soundpack
  • Performance options
  • Videos
  • Sample Lengths increased, Bass mixing algorithm refined.
  • ALL NEW GRAPHICS!
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements!

Buy Jam Maestro on iTunes: $4.99

Buy Jam Maestro Free on iTunes: Free


The free version is limited to just 1 guitar and 1 drum part, 4 bar sequencer, and cannot save/open projects.

There are a lot of detailed tutorials from on the official YouTube channel. I think this one shows off the power of the app best.