We haven't heard a peep about Auria Pro in 5 months, but reader Linda pointed out some signs of life! Over on the Auria Blog, Wavemachine Labs are now accepting applications from people interested in beta testing the long awaited Pro version of the app.
Unlike some betas where everyone gets in, this one is screening candidates. There are a series of questions you will need to answer ranging from your personal experience to hardware you have to test on. Full details here.
All beta participants must be running iOS 8, but when the app is released it will support previous versions.
Kymatica developer Jonatan Liljedahl posted a screenshot of a new mixer app he's working on. This looks like it is set to compete with MiMiX; offering both Audiobus support, and Inter-App Audio/AU host integration. One important feature that distinguishes this from MiMiX is the promise of Insert Effects within the individual buses. Jonatan is not ready to guess when this will be released, but it sure looks pretty!
Secret Base Design has updated the new Stompwatch, virtual MIDI footpedal app, with support for the iCade arcade controller. This little $35 device is easy to take apart and re-engineer into a DIY footpedal!
What's new in Stompwatch v1.1:
Added support for the ION iCade. This is an arcade game controller, with a joystick and physical buttons that you can press; the buttons on the controller map to Stompwatch pads. To use the app as a "foot controller" in the same way you might use a MIDI stomp box, just place the iCade on the floor, and step on it! The iCade is durable and inexpensive; with Stompwatch, you can use your feet to toggle effects presets, or control apps such as Loopy.
Support for Audiobus Remote has been extended; notes and chords can now be controlled by pressing and releasing Audiobus Remote triggers.
The touch position on pads can now be used with the CC configuration; adjust sliders and similar controls by moving a touch vertically on a CC pad.
Updated to the Audiobus 2.2.1 SDK.
Here developer Patrick Madden walks us through the new features in the app, along with disassembling an iCade!
Reader Darry Booper has released an insane album produced on Korg Gadget. The embed here is going to start you off on track 8, but I recommend starting from the beginning to warm up to this combination of vicious ambient sci-fi horror with a dance beat.