Impaktor Demo Jam

Heiko Heidemeyer put together this nice little demo jam with Impaktor. It starts off slow, but it gets going as he adds more loops!

Buy Impaktor on iTunes: $4.99

Novation Launchkey & Launchpad Updated with Sync

Novation's apps have both been updated to sync with one another, but this comes at an apparently heavy price, requiring an iPad 4! I tried to contact Novation for details on why this is, but was unable to reach anyone via phone by 9:15AM their time.

What's new in Novation Launchpad v1.0.2:

  • Novation Launchkey app V1.3 required for Sync
  • The first clip launches immediately
  • Beat Indicator
  • Bug Fixes

What's new in Novation Launchkey v1.3:

  • Arp and Tempo now sync with Novation Launchpad app
  • Novation Launchpad app V1.0.2 required for Sync
  • 10 new patches
  • Submit feature requests from in-app menu

Both apps carry the following misspelled disclaimer:

Please note, iPad4 is recommended for optimum performance when using synchronisation.

Buy Novation Launchpad on iTunes: Free


Buy Novation Launchkey on iTunes: Free

Guitarism Updated with Triple Play

Rhism's Guitarism has been updated with a new triple play mode, available as a $5 IAP. Reader Hoyas79 brought this to my attention, along with his conflicted feelings about a $5 IAP in an app that costs $3.

What's new in Guitarism v3.1:

In-App Purchase: guitarism "Triple Play" $4.99

  • Simultaneously play 3 additional instrument apps
  • Complementary roles: guitar, bass and chords
  • Configure channel, octave and velocity per role
  • Demo video and detailed help to get you going
  • Use with GarageBand or any MIDI-compatible app!

Master volume control for playing with other apps!
"Open In..." option to export recordings to DropBox, AudioShare and more

Buy Guitarism on iTunes: $2.99

Tutorial: Intro to Auria

Ryan Hemeon, from iOS MARS, has yet another tutorial video out! This time he's focusing on Auria, which he categorizes as, "Probably the most advanced DAW that we have for iOS." While technically true, on the same day fellow blogger PantsOfDeath was celebrating the removal of Auria from his iPad:

"Finally deleted Auria, it's been loitering around my 'pad like the Ghost Of $50 Lost for long enough.
Begone spirit, and trouble me no more!"

- @pantsofdeath

This was a long time coming, after his amusing App Regret: Auria article from March.

If you've already spent the $50 though Ryan will help you out here, by explaining the new method to record Audiobus. It looks like the whole process has been greatly simplified from the original input matrix.

Buy Auria on iTunes: $49.99


Buy Auria LE on iTunes: $24.99

Buy Audiobus on iTunes: $9.99


Buy Animoog on iTunes: $29.99

Conrad Tao - iridescence (Piano and iPad)

MATRIXSYNTH found this video of Conrad Tao playing with Reactable alongside a grand piano.

It is pretentious as fuck, but is quite moving and sounds very interesting as he resamples himself inside of the app.

Video Description:

This ground-breaking composition, from 18-year-old American pianist/composer Conrad Tao' debut full-length album Voyages, features Conrad using the Reactable Mobile app on his Apple iPad, incorporating both synth lines and real-time processing of his piano playing, via the iPad microphone. Conrad describes the piece as being inspired by the phenomenon of "fractured light, that appears differently depending on what angle you look at it from," while also incorporating the concept of modern technology and its ever-changing development.

Buy Reactable on iTunes: $9.99

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