Vjay got its second update today. It is also still on sale at its introductory price!
- Improved compatibility with iOS 6
- Added support for multi route audio on iOS 6: this allows using multi-channel audio interfaces, HDMI audio, or a compatible USB audio dock in combination with the device’s headphone jack for pre-cueing (dual stereo out!)
- Added ability to open audio files from other music apps (via "Open in...")
- Improved camera integration
- Improved compatibility with Bluetooth headphones and audio devices
I spent nearly an hour this morning trying to find a new video to demonstrate it, but about 95% of the videos out there are either blocked in Germany or blocked on mobile devices so I wouldn't want to embed them here.
This one should be available everywhere, and is still my favorite!
The recent sale on iKaossilator seems to be related to the release of iKaossilator Unicorn. This is a quirky version of Korg's popular jam app, which looks somewhat similar to DrumJam. iKaossilator Unicorn is presently only available in Japan, and it may stay that way considering how goofy and Japanese it is!
The iPad version of ScaleMaster received an updated today.
This looks like a helpful app for learning different scales and chords.
- added support for iOS 6
- updated graphics for Retina®
- Banjo instrument added
- new scale picker layout
- new history feature
- new touch and drag rating control
- new option to reset scale ratings
- added support for 5 and 6 string bass
- added presets for common banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin tunings
- new direct positioning control for banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin
- individual fret markers for banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin
- added Danish and Norwegian localizations
Here is an overview from the developer highlighting some of the app features from the previous version.
What a busy week for free presets! In addition to the 20 free presets for Magellan, there are 71 free presets for Sunrizer!
To install the 2 new packs from Constantin open up Sunrizer and bring up the Preset Browser. Hit the Web Library button in the bottom right of the browser window and you'll see all kinds of free preset banks! Constantin's newest additions are CFA Vintage Analog, and CFA Ambient & Sound Design.
On his website he notes that these can be used royalty free, but requests that you let him know if you like them and want him to work on some more!
Last week I featured a video of Bluetooth Low Energy being used for MIDI, in place of WiFi. This week reader Mikkel Gravgaard wrote in to tell me about his own experiments! Instead of running the Bluetooth through an additional device, he's got it going straight from his iPhone 4S into his Mac Book Air.
This is really promising, even if the latency isn't all that much better than WiFi, it is certainly a lot easier to set up than an Ad Hoc WiFi network! Developers interested in his developments can watch his Github page.