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XK-1 synthesizer with Xkey

Helder Music did a fun jam on XK-1 with the CME Xkey. Helder Music specializes in education, so they kept this video informative with lots of subtitles explaining what is going on.

Buy XK-1 on iTunes: Free ($2 Sound Pack, Free with CME Xkey)

Update Roundup

A bunch of Audiobus updates came out last night for some popular apps, plus Thor is on sale for 66% off!

What's new in Thor v1.1:

  • Built for iOS7
  • Audiobus 2.1 support
  • Inter-App Audio
  • Various minor bugfixes and improvements

Buy Thor on iTunes: $4.99 (On Sale from $14.99)

What's new in NanoStudio v1.44:

Updated to Audiobus SDK 2.1.2.

* Due to this change, NanoStudio V1.44 now requires iOS 7 or later. iOS 5/6 users may still download V1.43 from the app store.

Buy NanoStudio on iTunes: $13.99

What's new in Arctic ProSynth v1.3:

New Features

  • Audiobus 2.1 for iOS 8
  • Support for Audiobus State Saving

Bug Fixes:

  • Saving of aftertouch routing when set to off
  • Fix for obscure bug in MIDI handler when switching apps
  • Fix ADSR for long release tails
  • Fix for Chorus / Phaser LFO**

** This change may affect your existing presets. While every effort has been made to ensure that your presets are unaltered it may be possible that you will have to re-edit the Chorus and Phaser Rate settings. Factory presets now sound correctly.

Buy Arctic ProSynth on iTunes: $9.99

AtomoSynth Live Set with Genome

AtomoSynth, makers of fine Peruvian synthesizers, share my love of analog synths and Genome! In this video, via MATRIXSYNTH, two of their KOE synthesizers are sequenced with the app using the KOEs' built in MIDI/CV converter.

Video Description:

Live set using 2 AtomoSynth KOE synth voice modules and 2 KI midi to CV converter. 2 mini KP, sequenced in genome for ipad and recorded in casette with a Tascam porta 07

Buy Genome on iTunes: $12.99

hearEQ Update

hearEQ, the Universal iOS ear trainer designed specifically for studying EQ, was updated with a couple of $2 IAP add-ons. hearEQ was released in April, and greatly impressed me.

What's new in hearEQ v1.2:

New “sliding” learn page, two new user-requested add-ons, and various performance enhancements.

Learn Page:

A decibel (dB) is a measure of loudness, so the greater the dB, the greater the EQ effect. Experiment with different dB levels on our brand new LEARN PAGE! Just slide your finger up and down on each frequency, and you'll hear the filter come in and out.


We’ve been getting some excellent feedback from our users, and have acted on that feedback by integrating two new add-ons:
• Want to train your ears just like the experts? "Pink noise" is a special type of sound used for ear-training, and this add-on integrates seamlessly with hearEQ.
• Once you’ve mastered hearEQ’s normal exercises, grab the "Advanced EQ" add-on to hone your EQ skills with lower-dB filters.

Buy hearEQ on iTunes: $0.99

Perplex On - Live Improv

Perplex On posted another exceptional music video, using lots of different gear including a tricked out tupperwear controller for Impaktor. He gives a good account of what's happening in the video description.

Video Description:

This shows a live and uncut homestudio improvisation with an iPad using the drumsynth Impaktor (with the help of pimped Tupperware), Ableton Push, Reaktor's Serenade controlled by a Leap Motion Sensor and an induction coil for recording some electromegnatic noise.

Hard facts:

iPad connected to an Akai EIE for Midi and Audio In/Out,
generic Tupperware pimped with piezo feeding the Impaktor app,
illuminated by Arduino-driven RGB-LED-Stripes responsive to the frequency/volume,
Leap Motion controlling the Reaktor Patch "Serenade" (the tiny stick is just for the show)
Ableton Push doing Ableton Push things


00:05: Recording some electromagnetic fields with an induction coil
00:40: Playing around with POLYRHYTHMUS, an awesome Max4Live sequencer
01:30: Leap Motion controlling the Reaktor patch Serenade, a virtual string synth
02:32: Drumming with Impaktor for iPad, fed by an external piezo mounted in Tupperware
05:20: Recording and mangling some strings in Samplr
09:00: Glitching the drums coming from Impaktor with Turnado
09:25: Recording some vocal pads

Buy Impaktor on iTunes: $4.99


Buy Turnado on iTunes: $19.99

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