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Novation Launchkey Keyboard with Novation Apps

Novation have released a new demo video of their Novation Launchkey keyboard controlling their Launchapps.

We first saw this at NAMM, but the whole range of 24, 49, 61-key keyboards is available now for between $150-250!

Buy Novation Launchpad on iTunes: Free


Buy Novation Launchkey on iTunes: Free

LiveFX - DJ Effects App

elephantcandy have released a new version of LiveFX. This new version gets rid of the IAP and just sells it to you straight.

iTunes Description:

LiveFX is a Dynamic Effects Processor for iPad. Any audio source can be processed; use either live sound input, the built-in track player that plays from your iTunes library or Audiobus to stream audio through LiveFX. Create your own combination of audio effects, and simultaneously control up to four effects using a single fingertip (over 1000 possible combinations) or use multi-touch for automated dynamic sound effects. Make music with features that truly stand out from the crowd. Introducing LiveFX for iPad; it’s sound control evolved to a whole new level.

LiveFX Highlights

  • Hook up any source or even use an other app with Audiobus
  • Control multiple effects in realtime using the intuitive LiveFX touchpad

  • Create your own LiveFX combinations and use up to four effects at once
  • Use multi touch to create an auto dynamic effect
  • Use one of the many preset-banks or save your own
  • With Audiobus access those presets from within an other app
  • Make your own effect combination from the countless possibilities

  • Lock button holds the effect settings, for dazzling hands-free use

  • Versatile and highly playable effects control, delivering unimaginable expression

  • New Looper effects – Forward, Reverse and Slice – add new audio intensity

  • Mix it up with new DJ emulation Vinyl Break and Ducking Compressor effects
  • Auto BPM detection and Tap Tempo keeps your LiveFX locked to the beat

Buy LiveFX on iTunes: $8.99

This is essentially a Korg KaossPad Quad in app form and worth checking out. Here is a gearful demo from elephantcandy!

Tutorial: JamUp 8-Track Audio Copy/Paste

Derek Buddemeyer has an excellent and concise tutorial for working with the 8-Track recorder recently added to JamUp, as an IAP. Here he demonstrates getting a nice drum pattern out of BeatMaker 2 and then jamming to it on his guitar plugged into JamUp.

Buy JamUp XT on iTunes: Free


Buy JamUp XT Pro on iTunes: $19.99

Steinberg Cubasis Updated with New Plug-Ins

Cubasis got a nice big update today, with new effects plug-ins and FLAC import/export support!

What's new in 1.3

  • 2 new plug-ins:
    • 4 band parametric StudioEQ
    • Brickwall limiter
  • Now you can use up to 4 inserts per track
  • FLAC file import and export
  • Cubasis can be set as an input and output simultaneously in Cubasis
  • CPU meter
  • Polyphony meter
  • MIDI panic button
  • Many user reported problems solved

Buy Cubasis on iTunes: $49.99

Review: PPG MiniMapper

thesoundtestroom wasted no time putting out a review for PPG's new iPhone app, MiniMapper. Here he's showing it off on an iPad.

Buy MiniMapper on iTunes: $3.99 (iPhone)