Bob

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I watched the Sonicstate review a while back and was impressed. Indeed, it's not cheap but it probably has everything you would ever need (and ADAT can provide more IO if needed).

It would be great if Arturia would bring out an iOS app to manage it. Although I assume most of the hidden features can be activated by MIDI CC if you were so inclined.
MidiFire by Audeonic Apps
Friday, September 22, 2017 by person Bob
This looks cool. Put me down for a chance at an iOS copy Tim!
Syntronik by IK Multimedia
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by person Bob
The free version didn't get much use on my desktop either. When they say 25 presets from all 17 synths that's not 25 presets per synth. There's literally 25 presets across all 17 synths.

Even though I prefer making up my own sounds they really should have included a few more to give a better idea of what it can do.

But ultimately it just didn't inspire me. It's basically Sampletank patches through modelled filters and effects. And the iOS version requires a 64-bit device so I'm shut out anyway.

Also, IIRC the free version only has one layer available. The other three are locked unless you buy the full version.
iOS 11 Update Round-Up
Sunday, September 17, 2017 by person Bob
As a followup to the iTunes 12.7 update, you CAN still install apps by dragging the ipa to your device in iTunes. So a third party app won't be needed if you want to install a specific app/version.

You will still need to keep an older copy of iTunes installed somewhere else in order to download and manage apps.
iOS 11 Update Round-Up
Friday, September 15, 2017 by person Bob
While I understand the security argument, having the most secure doorstop isn't much use to anyone. And if your device is no longer able to function in the manner that it used to... then it's a doorstop.

That's why I'll always prioritise functionality over security if necessary. These are tools that are supposed to enable us to do what we do after all.
iOS 11 Update Round-Up
Friday, September 15, 2017 by person Bob
@stub

Thanks for chiming in. I had a quick look online and see lots of complaints about the iPT6 battery life. Guess that rules it out. And I'd been looking at refurbed ones earlier on the Apple site.

I'm gonna keep checking the refurb section and see if any 32GB Minis show up. And think more about the iPhone. I'd just like something smaller than my iPad 4 this time around which is why the Mini appeals to me.

@Tim

Yeah I know we all tend to moan about some (most?) of Apple's decisions but honestly they seem to have gone full retard these days.
iOS 11 Update Round-Up
Friday, September 15, 2017 by person Bob
Assuming you'll need iTunes 12.7 to sync with an iOS 11 device, Apple have removed app management (along with books and ringtones) from iTunes 12.7. The courage is strong with this one.

So if for some reason you want to run a previous version of an app in iOS 11 it looks like you'll need some kind of third-party solution.
iOS 11 Update Round-Up
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by person Bob
No worries about iOS 11 here as my iPad 4 isn't supported.

I've been thinking about getting a new device recently but I'm torn. The iPad Mini is only available in a 128GB config which makes it pretty expensive (32GB would be fine for my needs). I could buy a 32GB iPad Air 2 for less. It's more powerful, but bigger and I'd like something a little smaller this time.

An iPod Touch is another option. Cheaper, 64-bit and nicely portable. Won't run any iPad-only apps though.

And lastly there's an iPhone. Maybe the SE. More expensive than the iPod but I'm more likely to have it to hand when out and about. At some stage I'll want/need a new phone and with the amount of apps I have it'll likely be an iPhone.
Techmoan: Sony's New Cassette Boomboxes
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by person Bob
I love his channel. It's really interesting to see the different formats companies tried over the years.
NanoStudio 2 - Progress Report
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by person Bob
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