Korg have announced a Gadget Remix Contest, with prizes that include the entire Volca range and their newly released taktile-25 keyboard!
Anyone who has Korg Gadget can participate by remixing one of the official demo songs. Winners will be selected by Korg, so this is a real music contest and not a popularity contest of trying to get the most likes. You've got all of March to get your entry in; see Korg's site for complete contest details.
Some very worthy entries are already rolling in! I've embedded them below. Many of these are quite good. I especially liked the chiptune-ish ones!
A new guitar amp simulator has hit iTunes, with an amusing name, MIDI, and Audiobus support!
This is also available as a $50 VST/AU for PC/Mac, but fortunately the iPad version is only $7.
Flying Haggis - Guitar Amp iTunes Description:
Put the fun back in your playing with Flying Haggis - the distinctive guitar amp for discerning guitarists.
Simply plug in your guitar via any iOS compatible interface (eg IK Multimedia iRig, Apogee Jam) and start playing. Or, connect via Audiobus for additional multi-fx possibilities!
Flying Haggis is an all-original amp design with great tones, a nice selection of vintage fx, and a no nonsense interface with all the pick-up-and-play appeal of real hardware. There are no complex menus or screens to navigate. There are no in-app purchases or advertising to distract you. Just start up the app, plug in your guitar, and play.
With a realistic vintage tone stack, multi-stage preamp, 6 speaker cabinets and 4 mic positions, you can quickly dial in a massive range of amp tones. The vintage style stompboxes (drawn from db audioware's extensive fx library) and stereo reverb complete your sound.
Audiobus compatibility lets you record Flying Haggis output directly into any compatible app, or process your synths or drums using Flying Haggis as an Audiobus effect.
Flying Haggis can also be controlled from any iOS compatible MIDI device. This lets you easily switch presets and manually control any amp parameter from real knobs or sliders.
Solar Polar lacks Audiobus, MIDI, and comes from an app-mill that churns out shit apps by the dozens. I'd ordinarily skip right over this one, but it has a pretty compelling demo video!
Solar Polar iTunes Description:
Solar Polar is an experimental, innovative, easy and cool audio sequencer and generative music application based on solar systems, planets, satellites and orbit visualizations. Live a whole new music experience and feel how music and visual effects can work together to blow your mind.
Drag and drop a planet, select a sound and mark the steps in the sequencer. In a few minutes you will sound like a professional.
Solar Polar will change your music experience and you will impress your friends.
Some nice app sales popped up for some nice apps! Different Drummer is now down to 10% of the original launch price.