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Sugar Bytes Egoist

Sugar Bytes have released their 5th iOS app! Egoist brings a new groove box to iPad, with the depth and complexity you'd expect from a Sugar Byte's app. It is on sale for $10 off until the end of the month, and comes with a slick teaser video.

Egoist iTunes Description:

Egoist is a groove instrument. Load any audio file and squeeze the groove out of it! Try your mp3 library and use it as a sound source! The additional onboard bass, beat and fx units make Egoist the perfect track sketch tool in the studio and on the road.

  • Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing
  • Minimal, yet effective bass line
  • Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic
  • Effect Sequencer
  • Randomizers in all areas
  • Inter-App Audio
  • Audiobus
  • Audiocopy / Audiopaste
  • Mixdown/Bounce
  • Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
  • Music Library Access
  • iTunes File Sharing

  • Slicer:

    The Slicer arranges up to 16 slices of the loaded sample. Apply different parameters like Reverse, Attack, Decay, Level and pitch with the sequencer. Using the 16 available patterns, up to 16 different samples can be used at any time.

    Bass & Beat:

    Egoist includes a great sounding bassline synthesizer/sequencer. The bassline synth offers a mean and strong sound, with different lowpass filter flavors and overdrive. The versatile sequencer is capable of notes and pitch bends of any length.

    The internal beat box offers kick, snare and hihat, along with a simple sequencer. If you imagine, that you can change the drum sounds with each pattern, limitations start to get you inspired!

    Effectrix Inside:

    The Effect unit brings funky hickups to your tracks. Engage tapestop, looper, reverb or filter at any time to give your beats that otherworldly feel and create stunning breaks!

    Song Sequencer:

    Chain your patterns! Or create stunning breakbeats by changing patterns quickly! The internal Part/Song sequencer lets you sketch your pattern progressions and line out your next track.

    Always Special:

    The very special Slice Keys turn Egoist into a slice keyboard! Play the sequencer steps on the keyboard, with all their settings and effects, you will not believe how cool that is!

    Buy Sugar Bytes Egoist on iTunes: $19.99 (On Sale, from $29.99)

    Red Sky Lullaby - Burst

    Reader Red Sky Lullaby has released an excellent new album on Bandcamp, Burst. The album feels like EDM all grown-up, with a lot of creatively unexpected moments punctuating every single track. This comes with a playlist of fractal music videos. Vagueness Squared is probably my favorite track on this album, so I encourage you to check out that video below.

    LF1 Monosynth Demo

    The Sound Test Room takes a look at LF1 Monosynth, a new synth released last month that slipped past me!

    Buy LF1 Monosynth on iTunes: $2.99

    SunVox Update

    SunVox got a massive update. Included is a new 32bit audio engine, and the arpeggiator we saw earlier this week.

    What's new in SunVox v1.8 (Abridged):

    • audio engine has been switched to 32bit (Floating Point) mode;
    • other than 44100 sampling rate support;
    • Audiobus 2 and IAA (partially) support;
    • new Module View (Routing) functions: Zoom (with multitouch support), Snap to Grid;
    • MetaModule: EDIT button has been added; now you can edit MetaModules without annoying Loading/Saving;
    • MetaModule: additional options: Arpeggiator (change the pitch of internal MetaModule patterns), Apply velocity to song;
    • Sampler: the following options have been added: Record on play (use it if you want to record in sync with the PLAY button), Record in mono, Record with reduced sample rate, Record in 16bit;
    • SpectraVoice improvements: auto render, additional sample size, new band types (random, triangle1, triangle2, overtones1, overtones2, overtones3, overtones4);
    • Sound2Ctl: "Record Values" option has been added; now all values from this module can be recorded alongside with the other SunVox events (notes, Theremin, etc.);
    • MultiSynth: new controller "Random phase" has been added; for example, with this option you can play the Sampler's notes from the random position;
    • Analog Generator: new option "Filter freq. scaling per key (reverse)";
    • Analog Generator: new controller "Noise" - amount of the white noise;
    • new pattern command: Previous Track; use it to apply effects to previous track; but the following secondary effects are not allowed: 2x, 40..5F, 1D;
    • additional MIDI slot has been added to the Preferences; now you can use two MIDI keyboards simultaneously;

    Buy SunVox on iTunes: $5.99

    Leda (One Man Band)

    Cesar Roldão did a unique poppy Portuguese song in Loopy, controlled from his Behringer MIDI pedalboard.

    Video Description:

    This is one more of my songs played live in a loop station (lyrics in Brazilian Portuguese). It's the second in a set of videos to register my first shots at this way of making music. I can tell you something: it's fun!

    Just FYI, loops are recorded live and are brought in and out along the song through a MIDI pedalboard.

    The setup for this song was the same as the previous one: http://discchord.com/blog/2014/11/3/pela-fresta-one-man-band.html

    Tech Specs:

    • Loopy HD, Funkbox, Multitrack DAW and Audiobus running in an iPad 2
    • FCB1010 Behringer MIDI pedalboard
    • Studio Quad Digitech Effects Rack, controlled by a homemade pedal (used only for the guitar delay)
    • Boss VE-20 Vocal Pedal
    • iPad 2 connected via iStudio iS202 Behringer
    • Xenyx1204 Behringer mixer
    • Tagima acoustic guitar

    Buy Loopy HD on iTunes: $3.99


    Buy Audiobus on iTunes: $4.99

    Buy FunkBox on iTunes: $4.99


    Buy MultiTrack DAW on iTunes: $9.99

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