Last Friday an intriguing new app came out. ScratchVOX offered a new way to develop melodies with an X/Y pad, but this offer did not include any demo video of how that was supposed to work. Doug from The Sound Test Room tackled it this morning, and went mad trying to understand it. At the unbelievably low price of Free it is hard to stay mad at it though!
n-Track Studio got an update with some interesting new additions.
Ultra Low Latency support has been implemented, allowing for 128 samples on recent generation iDevices. I believe this is the first time any music app has brought the latency that low!
What's new in n-Track Studio v3.7:
- Improved low latency performance
- Ultra low latency (128 samples) available on iPhone 5/5s and iPad Air
- Upload MIDI files to dropbox
- n-Track can be used as Inter app source (switch available in “Settings" menu)
- Fixed subtle clicking while moving Volume/Pan sliders
- Minor bugs fixed
Patreon Patrons voted for iMPC Pro as this week's Let's Play video. It was a very close call, narrowly beating out Audulus by 1 vote. Unfortunately I came down with a cold and have been fighting it all week long. I rallied triumphantly with the aid of pseudo-ephedrine and caffeine to bring this to you in a timely manner!
iMPC Pro is a major upgrade from the previous iMPC. In this video I try to condense some good workflow tips into 20 minutes. This Let's Play was suggested and voted on by Patrons! To support this series please consider sponsoring them on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/user?u=107612
Holderness Media, makers of a Audiobus/IAA effects, have a new preview for their 5th effect app: Caramel. Caramel is a distortion effect designed to add a bit of subtle character to sounds, or go full-on nasty. In this video developer Christopher Rice jams out some very 80s-sounding cinematic synths into the new app. Caramel has been submitted to Apple for approval and should be out soon.
Secret Base Design has submitted Apollo Remote Recorder to Apple for approval. This app aims to simplify the problems faced when trying to get crisp timings on recordings made in Audiobus. The emphasis here is also on working with computer based DAWs, and avoiding problems with latency and MIDI jitter when recording from an iPad synth.
This should be out next week, Apple willing, but in the meantime here is a nice preview video explaining it all.