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A$AP Rocky's Peso (iPad - Midi Fighter Cover)

YouTuber Zachary 扎卡里 posted this finger drumming performance using a Midi Fighter Spectra to control BeatMaker 2.

Video Description:

Everything was recorded with an iphone and an ipad . I connected the controllers to a usb hub and then connected it to my ipad.The audio was recorded in BeatMaker 2 (app). This is a really cool and convenient combo since this setup is portable which means I can carry it everywhere. Might use this set up again in future videos :)

In this video, I play with my Midi Fighter Spectra with samples from A$AP Rocky's Peso.

Buy BeatMaker 2 on iTunes: $9.99

Metaphysical Function meets Auralis

MATRIXSYNTH found this interesting video from Sergio Rodriguez, who uses an Lemur to control the Metaphysical Function Auralis ensemble for Reaktor. This one starts off with a gentle drone, but works up to a nice sci-fi soundscape. You can download the Lemur template here.

Video Description:

Metaphysical Function meets Auralis:

  • 128 Samples made from Auralis 2.1
  • 256 snapshots for Metaphysical Function Stereo
  • MF Auralis is a marriage of two great Reaktor products: Metaphysical Function and Auralis v2.1 by Kristian Thom.

    I am a big fan of science fiction and I think it shows in the snapshots for this. There are plenty of drones, many MIDI-controlled samples, some have great-looking visuals for when you are tired of sound, and several snapshots in sequence tell a small story, usually those involve dragons and robots. A few of the snapshots are extremely complex and go on for long periods of time.

    The A view and B view are different and there are two panelsets. There is a small random snapshot button that may be enabled to slowly go through the banks of snapshots at random. This I call 'party mode'.

    The Metaphysical Function version in here is different from any others and not compatible with any earlier version. All the automation is exposed, many info tips are added, some minor internal improvements are made, and there are many more resochord and reverb settings. It should be a lot easier to randomize, morph and merge snapshots with this version, I do it all the time.

    I borrowed heavily from the ideas of Simon Stockhausen's Metaphysical Function Eternity. Rick Scott (rachMiel) provided many changes and ideas in here. There is a limiter from James Walker-Hall. And probably lots more that I am forgetting from the talented and imaginative Reaktor user community.

    Buy Lemur on iTunes: $24.99

    Sugar Bytes Cyclop

    Sugar Bytes has released Cyclop for iPad, a massively monophonic synth with an emphasis on deep bass!

    Cyclop iTunes Description:

    Cyclop now available on the iPad - ready to unleash monstrous bass sounds to the mobile world.

    Cyclop is a monophonic synthesizer. It does one thing very well: delivering cutting-edge digital madness at the low end of the frequency spectrum.

    Cyclop is the master of subs, beautifully controlling even the lowest notes, always sounding stomach-rumblingly thick. It uses mid/side processing to introduce stereo imaging between 250Hz and 4kHz. This ensures wide, interesting sounds that retain their punch and bass. There are no phasing issues, which means Cyclop cuts through the mix very nicely.

    Enjoy an incredible depth of sound design possibilities, great real-time control with the Wobble Knob and FX knob. Integrated effects sequencer, vast modulation system and the preset browser will take your inspiration to new levels.

    The interface has been improved for touch performance and the overall cpu usage has been reduced.

    • Monophonic Bass Synthesizer
    • 6x2 Synthesiser Engines, 10x2 Filter Engines
    • Analog Sync, FM, Sample Transformer, Spectromat, Saw Regiment, Phase Stressor
    • Vowel Filter Mode
    • Free Signal Flow for 2 Oscillators, Filters and Distortions.
    • Incredibly versatile modulation system
    • Multi FX Knob/Sequencer
    • powerful Preset Browser with tagging and rating
    • Full MIDI Support (Virtual, Network, External)
    • Music Library Access (Transformer Oscillator)
    • iTunes File Sharing
    • Inter-App Audio
    • Audiobus

    Buy Sugar Bytes Cyclop on iTunes: $24.99

    I haven't had a chance to play with this yet, but after hearing the short demo I certainly plan to!

    Sennheiser & Apogee iOS Clip-on Mics

    Sennheiser and Apogee have partnered up to release a couple of clip-on lavalier microphones. This is an interesting pairing of talent. Sennheiser is doing their mic thing, while Apogee brings their unique Audio-to-Digital converters. Apogee also adds to this mix with their MetaRecorder app, the first music app I've seen mention Apple Watch support.

    Apogee’s MetaRecorder app

    The perfect companion to ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital, Apogee’s MetaRecorder is the first audio recording app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to offer intuitive multi-take recording, tagging and file organization for any field recording scenario. MetaRecorder features 24 bit/96kHz recording quality plus software control of the mic input level and recording presets.

    Control with Apple Watch

    Essential features of MetaRecorder can be controlled from Apple Watch – start and stop recording, add a take to Favorites, add Markers or set your microphone input level. The free version of MetaRecorder is available immediately from the Apple App Store. Users are limited to 60 seconds of continuous recording until the full version is unlocked either by connecting a compatible Apogee or Sennheiser audio interface or by purchasing from within the app.

    The mics come in two flavors: expensive and fucking expensive. The exact prices aren't available, but lavs are never cheap. Sennheiser's similar offerings are all around $400. They use some marketeer phrasing that hints at the ClipMic being cheaper, and available in May, while the MKE 2 Digital is referred to as "its pro counterpart" and arrives in June.

    iOS Update Vol. 102: iDisplay

    This week's Sweetwater iOS Update is a unique one, taking a look at the possible musical uses for iDisplay. This app provides a second, touchable, monitor to your PC or Mac computer and looks quite promising! Mitch Gallagher provides an excellent example of its use, by moving transports and effects to be manipulated from the iPad.

    Buy iDisplay on iTunes: $9.99


    Buy iDisplay on Google Play: $4.76

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