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iOS Update Vol. 89: Arturia iProphet

This week's Sweetwater iOS Update is all about Arturia's excellent iProphet synth, played on a Novation Launchkey.

Buy iProphet on iTunes: $9.99

rsTouch Updated for Reason 8

rsTouch, the control surface for Propellerhead's computer-based DAW Reason, has been update to support Reason 8. This includes native support for 5 more Reason Rack Extensions!

What's new in rsTouch v2.2:

rsTouch v2.2 supports the Propellerhead Reason 8 update and adds customer requested features and workflow improvements, including:

  • 5 more Rack Extensions added: A-List Acoustic Guitarist, A-List Electric Guitarist, Synchronous, Softube Amp and Softube Base Amp
  • additional FDR screen added for longer height faders (especially useful on iPad Mini)
  • multiple faders can be linked to move as a group
  • iOS multitasking now supported so app stays in background and returns to last mode used
  • performance mode drum pads offer 16 levels velocity mode
  • up to 4 iPads can run rsTouch simultaneously with each controlling a different bank of 8 Main Mixer channels (additional setup steps required: see www.delora.com)
  • black keys on Perform keyboard screen have more visible touch action
  • updated styling
  • minor bug fixes and other usability improvements
  • Buy rsTouch Pro for Reason on iTunes: $19.99

    E–Theremin MKII

    Doug from The Sound Test Room is not only showing off the new E-Theremin MKII app's recent Audiobus/IAA update, here he is taking his iPad 4 to the limits with tons and tons of apps all running at once. His trick is to crank the Audio frames to 1024. This will introduce slightly more latency but reduces the CPU usage enough for Doug to go nuts!

    Buy E–Theremin MKII on iTunes: $3.99

    App Updates: ThumbJam & GuitarCapo

    A couple of minor but meaningful updates came up for a couple of popular apps today.

    GuitarCapo got some nice fixes, including a faster strum speed and rotation lock support for right-handers.

    What's new in GuitarCapo 2.8.1:

  • Bug fixes
  • Rotation lock & rotate to strum right handed
  • Faster max strum speed
  • Updated to latest Audiobus and TAAE SDKs
  • Buy GuitarCapo on iTunes: Free

    Buy GuitarCapo+ on iTunes: $6.99


    ThumbJam got a lot of various fixes, including additional support for VoiceOver; the accessibility feature that let's blind folks play with apps!

    What's new in ThumbJam v2.4.2:

  • fixed Audiobus "port unavailable" errors
  • fixed unresponsive issues when creating instruments or using mic recording on iOS8
  • added email export of user presets
  • previously exported presets can now be imported via Open In
  • refined storing of multi-presets vs presets
  • improved VoiceOver accessibility of sidebar popups (key/scale, quickswitch, and splits)
  • added option to ignore IAA sync
  • added latched mode option for sustain-looped instruments
  • fix note drag redraw issue
  • fix monophonic mode stuck notes
  • Buy ThumbJam on iTunes: $8.99

    OSX Yosemite Offers iDevice Screen Recording

    Reader hoyas79 alerted me to an interesting new addition to OSX Yosemite! You can now directly record your iOS device's screen and audio over a Lightning connector to your computer running OSX Yosemite. This offers a lot of advantages over the sketchy AirPlay screen mirroring apps we've seen in the past, that tend to be quite laggy. It won't be enough to get me to Hackintosh though, because this new OSX recording method lacks the fingertip taps I get from Display Recorder.

    Here is a demo of the new technology recording Thumbjam, from Japanese blogger Nakano Syun.

    Video Description:

    I tried to capture the playing of a musical instrument app iOS. The sound is good since it is possible to digitally capture. I also can share easily playing. Amazing!

    Buy ThumbJam on iTunes: $8.99

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