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TwistedWave Audio Editor Updated with Audiobus!

TwistedWave is one of the oldest audio editors on iOS, and the only one that is Universal. Now it supports Audiobus!

TwistedWave Audio Editor iTunes Description:

A very easy to use audio editor and recorder.

With TwistedWave, you can:

  • Copy and paste your audio,
  • Undo/redo instantly,
  • Apply effects, such as fade in/out, delay, compressor/limiter, pitch shifting/time stretching, amplify or normalize the audio to a given level, filter to adjust the level of the low or high frequencies,
  • Record audio from other applications using Audiobus.

Buy TwistedWave Audio Editor on iTunes: $9.99

DevoBots 

DevoBots is a new Universal app that combines your love of Devo, paper-dolls, and synthesis with lots of In-App Purchases!

DevoBots iTunes Description:

DEVO Modular Synthesizer featuring unreleased DEVO sounds coupled with a powerful Devo Robot Maker:

Kit Robot has been working in collaboration with pop icons DEVO for the last year to bring you this exclusive App featuring unreleased Sound Loops from the 1980s Devo Archives, allowing you to play and mix your very own music using our unique DevoBots synthesizer. Inspired by analogue synths from the 1970s, we bring you a sound device reminiscent of DEVOs very own synths utilizing their very own sound as well as Korg, Moog, sequential circuits and Roland.

Features

  • Play with DEVO competition. Create a track to be featured by DEVO in an up coming release or promo.
  • 2 in 1 app, DEVO Synthesizer and Devo Robot assembly Kit
  • Original DEVO music loops from the 1980's
  • Create and manipulate music in realtime using our unique DevoBot effects pad
  • Sample your own sounds and music with the onboard sampler
  • Expand the synthesizer by collecting NEW Devo sound banks as they become available.
  • Including over 10,000 professionally designed assets inspired by the evolution of Devo
  • Output over 1 million DevoBot designs for your profile on Facebook, Twitter etc.
  • create desktop images, posters, Tee shirts using Hi Res Retina output.

Buy DevoBots on iTunes: $1.99 (Plus lots of $1 IAPs)


Between conversations with developers and comments from you guys I've become a lot more accepting of IAPs, but this one is rubbing me the wrong way. They were funded by a $15,000 Kickstarter, and this feels like they are turning around to nickle and dime their fans with garbage $1 IAPs.

I love Devo, who doesn't, and maybe I'm just disappointed in them not taking care of their brand, but this whole app is kind of shit. This isn't a "Modular Synthesizer" in any way, shape, or form. There are no modules! Hell, there isn't even any synthesis here. It is just a few samples that you can screw around with by adjusting their playback-speed/pitch. They are good samples, and they are very Devoesque, but that's it. I'm not sure it is even worth the base-price.

Update: My grievances are minor compared to those of Kickstarter supporters! If you contributed $25 or more you were promised a "free" copy of the app. At 1AM UK time an email was sent to backers alerting them that the app was available for free. Supporters like Ashley Elsdon from Palm Sounds woke up this morning to discover the email; too late, with the price raised to $2.

Update 2: After a comment here from developer Remo Camerota the app is now free. Nope, back to $2 today.

Get Lucky Twice

Daft Punk's latest single Get Lucky is playing everywhere. I heard it three times yesterday, including once on an Alt Rock station. Nile Rodgers' bassline on that track steals the show! Here are a couple of videos from this week that feature remixes of the song.

I don't usually post Gameboy stuff here, but let's face it; LSDJ was one of the original music apps. Here is Get Lucky 8-bit edition on an original Gameboy(DMG-01) by maudiojohn. This sounds so good it makes me want to dust off my old Gameboy!



DJ Raul Alonso remixed Get Lucky in Traktor DJ for iPhone. This video is also pretty instructive. He is using Display Recorder, so you get to see all the subtle tweaks he's doing. The subtle art of subtlety is important in DJing!

Buy Traktor DJ on iTunes: $19.99

 

Buy Traktor DJ for iPhone on iTunes: $4.99

Guitarism MIDI Out Preview

Long-time community member Ryan Hemeon has launched iOS MARS (Musicians App Resource Services), his own music app blog, with this preview of the MIDI Out coming soon to Rhism Guitarism as an In-App Purchase.

Buy Guitarism on iTunes: $2.99

Audiobus Updates for Drum Loops, ImproVox, and RoboVox

Drum Loops HD and RoboVox joined Audiobus today! In addition to Audiobus, RoboVox even supports JACK!

Unlike some vocoders I know, RoboVox can actually be used as a vocoder in the Audiobus effect slot! (I double-checked.)

RoboVox iTunes Description:

Transform your voice with RoboVox and have your voice sound scary or funny, musical, evil or like a robot! RoboVox is a voice recorder and voice changing app using vocoder technology.

Choose among 24 different voice styles and jam with the pitch and modulation settings by sliding your finger across the X-Y control field.

Features:

  • 24 voice models such as Pitch Shift (Chipmunk, Helium voice), Discobot, Badman, Exorcist, Bionic, Croack, Singing Robot, Dark, HAL, Stephen, Prophet
  • X-Y control field for modifying pitch and modulation
  • 3 different modes: real-time, parrot and recording
  • Real-time mode (with headphones)
  • Voice recording
  • Share your results directly on Facebook* or SoundCloud
  • Email your creations as WAV files
  • Play RoboVox by connecting a MIDI keyboard
  • Vocoder with real-time FFT spectral analysis
  • Support for Audiobus and JACK

Buy RoboVox on iTunes: Freemium


ImproVox (no relation) was also updated with Audiobus, and includes a suggestion to use it at the 512 rate in Audiobus.

What's new in ImproVox v2.20:

Audiobus Support!! This is out first release with Audiobus support, so we'd love to get your feedback on how it works, and what cool things you do with it. Email any questions or comments to support@museami.com. We recommend using a frame rate of 512 for the best performance.

Buy ImproVox on iTunes: $3.99


Hans Eijkenaar's Drum Loops HD also added some other minor improvements in this update.

What's new in Drum Loops v1.4:

  • audiobus support!!
  • switch sounds without using stop button!!
  • improved and updated interface!!
  • improved launch time!!

Buy Drum Loops HD on iTunes: $9.99