Cube Synth Update

VirSyn's Cube Synth was updated with Ableton Link support as well as Bluetooth Audio. It's also on sale!

What's new in Cube Synth v1.5.0:

- Ableton Link support
- Bluetooth audio support
- Open recording in other app
- Export recording via mail
- 64-bit Binary added

Buttercup Bitcrush Update

I noticed earlier this week that all of Timothy J. Barraclough's apps had been pulled from iTunes, but I'm glad to see these inexpensive effects are all returning in the form of 2.0 updates. Buttercup Bitcrush is the latest to return with Audio Unit v3!

What's new in Buttercup Bitcrush v2.0:

Buttercup Bitcrush has received the 2.0 treatment to rebuild the infrastructure, with a focus upon improving stability, user experience and audio quality.

Also included in this update:

- AUV3 Support
- Preset saving (Bonus: Saved presets are accessible from AU Hosts)
- Massive perfomance upgrades to both the audio processing and user interface.
- Reduced download footprint
- Improved stability
- Enhanced support system.

KRFT - Sound Inspired Update

KRFT - Sound Inspired, from Studio Amplify, was updated with new custom Dials and Morphs that you can add to your layouts. These let you tweak a lot of the underlying parameters in your sounds.

What's new in KRFT - Sound Inspired v1.1.0:

Wow, this is a big one!

- Added full iPad support! Enjoy retina graphics and more space to build your Surfaces on iPad.
- Exposed loads of settings and tweaks for the synth engine so you can add more personality to your sounds.
- Unlocked the ability to create custom Dials & Morphs. Now you can pick from a large list of synth, drum and master properties to create your effects.
- Added "Save As" and "Clone Surface" to give more flexibility when working with your Surfaces
- Increased the quality of recordings to 256kbps AAC.
- Improved graphics performance opening keyboard & matrix.
- Improved Instrument Selector design & function.
- Prevented cells being moved off screen.
- Fixed an issue where cells weren’t being cloned.
- Other smaller bug fixes and tweaks.

The update arrives with a tutorial that shows the whole process of creating your own performance surface. This includes practical use of the new dials, and shows how you can assign them to a variety of controls.

Blade Runner Theme on Yamaha Moxf & DX7-II with Animoog

YouTuber Henrique Matos is trying to show off his elaborate use of a Yamaha MOXF keyboard as a MIDI bridge, but whatever, this is an awesome Blade Runner Theme cover! I love his use of Animoog on the lead!

Video Description (Googlish Translation):

This is a demonstration of a connection possibility using MOXF with Iphone or iPad using Synths Apps together with a second controller / synth

For this The idea here is to use an App on the Ipad / Iphone that will be controlled by a controller (in this case I used the "Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" cable). DX7ii). And also allow the app to use the MOXF audio interface (this does not work with the MOX)

How the connection is made.
1-Connect the MIDI OUT of the DX7ii (or other controller) on the MOXF MIDI IN
2-Connect the Iphone / Ipad to the USB to HOST port of the MOXF using the "Lightning USB to Camera Adapter" cable
3-Increase the volume on the "Daw Level" Slide in the MOXF
4-Configure the app to use the "Yamaha-MOXF-3" port. Attention: it is 3. (since it will only route to USB what comes from the MOXF MIDI IN port). This is the secret.

Also check which midi channel your controller is sending and which midi channel your app is configured to receive midi, some can be set to Omni (all midi channels). Oh, and do not confuse midi channel with midi port, okay?

is now playing !

Review: NoLimits Audio Unit Limiter by DDMF

Jason Donnelly from iPadLoops did a review for DDMF's new NoLimits Audio Unit Limiter.

Video Description:

Hello everyone this is Jason Donnelly aka Dj Puzzle reporting for my website http://www.ipadloops.com thank you for tuning in.

Today we're going to have a look at the NoLimit limiter audio unit by DDMF.

I'm going to push this app to the limit with some extreme settings to give you an example of how it sounds.

In this case I'm using Cubasis with NoLimits on the master channels. Limiters compress audio while limitng the max level so that you don't exceed a certain decibel level. This helps level out your audio to avoid digital clipping. A limiter on the master channel limits overall mix so that it doesn't exceed a specific decibel level like -3db for example. You can adjust this by changing the ceiling. All the other parameter are common amongst compressors.

Lookahead limiters are mostly used for broadcast because they keep the audio safe from clipping. Without lookahead your loud transients could slip through and cause clipping. Lookahead will try to figure out where the loudest transients are before they play so that it can adjust the limiter accordingly. You can adjust how far ahead the app will look by changing the lookahead time in ms. Longer lookahead will look further ahead. This action happens before the attack time and can help when you're trying to achieve a smooth brick wall effect. This is an essential feature when working with digital audio. Longer lookahead settings are often times better for certain situations.

Lets hear this app!

I have the lookahead set to 1.7ms in this case mainly because this is a simple audio performance without lots of change in dynamics. Don't be afraid to experiment with this effect. You can use it to achieve some extreme sausaging if you like.

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