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Audulus Updated with Virtual MIDI!

The impressive modular synth, Audulus, just got even more impressive! Now you can control it from other apps with Virtual MIDI!

What's new in 1.7

  • Added support for Virtual MIDI! Audulus can now be driven from your favorite sequencer app.
  • Added tap & hold to bring up the context menu. This is really convenient for one-handed operation.
  • Moved the undo/redo buttons to the left side.

Buy Audulus on iTunes: $19.99

I had asked the developer, Subatomic Software, about any plans to support iOS 5, but he said that they're going to stick with iOS 6. This looks like so much fun, it is really tempting me to upgrade. Ugh! So very tempting!

DigiEnsemble Berlin - Silent Night

DigiEnsemble Berlin, the group of professional musicians that use mobile apps exclusively, are back with a Christmas present!

Video Description:

In the early hours of St. Nicholas Day, we finally released our holiday gift for christmas for you - the result of a musical experiment. We are proud to present our first smartphone Christmas clip: “Silent Night.” We arranged, developed and played this magical Christmas song directly on our smartphones and tablets in various, collective rehearsals. Afterwards, the song was recorded in a professional sound studio. We were supported by the great voices of Marc Godau and Viola Bornmann. In the end, we liked the result very much, so that we decided to produce a video. It perfectly pictures the use of our mobile instruments, comprising eight different music apps as, for instance, SoundPrism, GeoSynth, DrumsXD (iOS) and Nodebeat (Android).

Future DJ with Faderfox DJ3

Xylio show that DJ Player isn't the only DJ app with MIDI support, in this video of their Future DJ app and the $350 Faderfox DJ3. This will be available in the next update for Future DJ.

Buy Future DJ on iTunes: $7.99

Konkreet Performer Reaktor Tutorial

Konkreet Labs have put together a tiny tutorial for setting up Konkreet Performer to send notes to Dron-e. Since Konkreet Performer is sending OSC, you need to add this Konkreet Translator to the Reaktor ensemble to get MIDI notes out of it. This means you won't be able to make use of this with the free Reaktor Player, since you will need to be able to modify ensembles. Then again, you couldn't even run Dron-e unless you have the full version of Reaktor ($400) anyhow, because it is a user-made ensemble.

For those of you wondering if Konkreet Performer is worth grabbing while it is on sale, I think this will answer your question for you in 40 seconds. If you have the stomach for this kind of nerding-out, you can make interesting things happen, but only if you put in the time to make custom OSC connections/MIDI translations! It can be used to send OSC to anything that will accept it, but for the most part that just means Reaktor. On the other hand; if you've ever wanted a Modular Synth, what you really want instead is Reaktor!

Buy Konkreet Performer on iTunes: $11.99 (On Sale, from $24.99)

Mobile Music Advent Calendar: Day 6 - 5 Copies of Impaktor

Today we have 5 copies of Impaktor to give away as part of the Mobile Music Advent Calendar. Thanks Beep Street!

Fill out the form below to be entered for a chance to win. Submissions end around 11pm (GMT) tonight. Ashley Elsdon, from Palm Sounds, will select the winners.