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Ooooph. Pretty rough demo vid. Might be a nice app, but that vid is not helping them! Better to have no video, I think.
I have Dhalang Lite and the update for that said:

"Updated to full version state."

I'm guessing that is a little misleading. It probably means: "Includes all the improvements of the full version update." I.e., it retains the same i/o & load/save restrictions.
BandShift by VirSyn
Friday, March 24, 2017 by person stub
Looks like VirSyn has a few other of these multiband plugs for mac, Bark, Klon, and Matrix. Obviously, in that different bracket than the iOS apps, but still looks intriguing. I've been demoing Melba's MVocoder which is pretty impressive, and is complex/highly-configurable.

I'm adding the above three to the list to check out.
BandShift by VirSyn
Friday, March 24, 2017 by person stub
At first I was going to say that iVoxel (VirSyn's vocoder) did have a carrier input, but it now appears that that the new version now allows you to pipe in a carrier via Audiobus just as you can a modulator. That's good news. I missed that tidbit when it updated.

The think with the "linear" bands is that it might lend itself well to low-destruction track-work-- probably not for mastering tasks.

In a "vocoder" mode, the carrier (through) signal is split into a number of bands. And the modulator (like the mic or drum machine, in typical use)-- is also split into the same number of bands. The dynamic contours of the mod input's bands are imposed in the carrier's bands. With phase linear filters there might be more demand on the CPU, and though the mod signal wouldn't require linear filters, it still may be too much CPU work for this hardware.


BandShift by VirSyn
Friday, March 24, 2017 by person stub
Does this offer any functions like vocoding? A 27 band vocoder would be useful, and this seems well suited for that kind of task. Also, with 27 linear bands, it could be a great multi-band compressor, noise-reduction (multi-band expander), etc. etc.

Seems like they've kept the scope pretty minimal.

My only gripe with VirSyn was with a reverb that I didn't like very much. They make decent stuff.
Fugue Machine Update
Thursday, March 23, 2017 by person stub
"A new thing, perhaps"

Kind of exciting to think of an app by this developer that captures their imagination for 5+ months round-the-clock. That's kind of exciting.
DM1 Updates
Thursday, March 23, 2017 by person stub
I have mixed feelings about the DM-1. On one hand, it's an impressively user-friendly drum machine- with a huge variety of sounds and an elegant song-editor. On the other hand, its limitations make it only useful very basic rhythms. Seems like it could grow into something more mature-- which would be great-- but it probably won't. It is what it is.
UVI BeatHawk 2.0
Friday, March 17, 2017 by person stub
@Speeder, I just saw a review on iTunes that describes something similar. I wonder if that is a common bug.

I know it is cheap, but it just seems like another app I'd like the sounds of, but just doesn't match my ideal way of working.

I just want a good multi-velocity sampler. This does look like more fun than Gadget (for my tastes).
UVI BeatHawk 2.0
Friday, March 17, 2017 by person stub
It sounds like Andrew is getting some velocity-based dynamics in his grooves. Is he programming that post recording, or do the pads themselves respond to contact size or X/Y position?

I'd be curious to compare this to something like GB or MTS.
I know I sound like a broken record, but I couldn't see if triplets were available in the note values.
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I'm still on OS 9, and have hesitated to update to iOS 10. I've become OS-update-averse since I've lost functionality of apps and Apple has in asshole fashion prevented reverting to a previous OS version.

Tim: not being able to use a question mark in the subject line really imposes a limit on the meanings.
Please feel free to list all the apps you've wanted but that don't yet exist (or exist only in a half-assed way). Since I'm starting this thread, I'll list the ones that are obvious to me. But please add your wish list here. If you don't mind, let's preserve the numbering (advance the numbers from post to post)-- so others can comment on particular numbers from previous posts.

Here we go!

#1 A goddamn sampler. We need a standalone/AU sampler that let's you map user & 3rd party samples to key-ranges AND velocity ranges-- have some redundant parameter adjustments per sample, per zone, per instrument (channel), and per multi-timbral (all-chans, i.e., global).

BeatMaker requires you to use the whole DAW to get a sampler and doesn't have velocity. Thumbjam is too tedious to edit, and is feature-limited, soundfonts don't have zero attack-times, so don't work for percussion samples.

#2 A goddamn vocoder with modulator AND carrier inputs, and 20+ bands.

#3 A multiband dynamics processor (standalone & AU). Though I list it separately, if this was done with enough bands, and a "side-chain" input, it would work for a vocoder (#2)

I'll stop there.
I had been carrying a bit of a grudge about this developer when one of their apps broke on my Android device and there was literally no way to get support (except through social media). And I grumbled about this every opportunity that I got.

I've also been on something of an OCD crusade about drum machines providing different beat divisions. And was singing the praises of Molten and DrumPerfect for that functionality.

But I just realized that their drum machine apps (not the Super Metronome) if you tap and hold, it will highlight that beat on that part and you can drag up and down to increase or decrease the beat divisions.

That's awesome.

Best Music Apps for iPod Touch (iPhone)
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by person stub
After years of using an iPad 4, I've got a pretty nice selection of tools there.

After years with my iPad 4, I just bought my first smaller device, an iPod Touch 6. I got the 64GB version so I have decent room for apps. And I was pleased to see that some of my favorites are already available either as Universal, or as separate versions.

My favorite kinds of apps are effects, synths, drum machines, sequencers, and metronomes. I also enjoy those hard to categorize ones.

So far, I have Different Drummer, which is pretty wild. Metronomics works well. I also got DM1 for iPhone, which works pretty well. Would love to see Patterning in some form for iPhone.

Are there any other great ones for iPhone or universal that work well on that tiny screen? I'd appreciate any suggestions.

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