Don't update VoxKit!

The new Audiobus update for VoxKit is up on iTunes, but something has gone awry with the build sent to Apple! The developer, and frequent commenter here as Fessaboy, got in touch with me and asked that I warn you all!

He is on the case and will be issuing a fix as soon as possible.

CES 2013: ION Are Out Of Their Fucking Minds

Let's just take a minute to mediate on this image.

ION All-Star Dance

ION Audio, makers of the All-Star iPad Guitar, have unveiled the most mind boggling iPad peripheral to date, the All-Star Dance. Now you can gyrate rapidly in close proximity to your iPad while it is precariously balanced on a mic stand!

If necessity is the mother of invention, the father must be a close cousin. You might be objecting to this iPad dance mat on the grounds that there are no games that could make use of it, but ION has you covered with a free app that promises to "teach you basic dance moves with fun interactive games."

Those who still balk at ION's innovation, for the simple fact that the iPad screen was never designed to be viewed from kicking-distance...

You should contact ION's R&D department, because they are desperately in need of people with your foresight.

ION Party Rocker

In a fusion of technology and tacky, ION have also announced the Party Rocker at CES 2013. This Bluetooth loud speaker has a light globe on top. The light show this thing produces will pulse and change with your music.

They are really playing up the loud part of this speaker, boasting that it should be heard from 150 feet away.

There is no word on when this will be available, or how much it will cost, but it may end up being my own secret shame. They have a similar product that was previously branded as ION Party Rocker iPhone/iPod Mixer, which retails for around $250-300.

 

ION Scratch 2 Go

Perhaps of genuine interest will be ION's Scratch 2 Go, a collection of controls that you can suction-cup to your iPad screen. I recall reading about a similar idea, suggested in the music app community, a couple of years ago. ION's take on the concept is quite bulky, but the knobs may be worthwhile on some apps. Once again, there are no details on price or availability.

Digital DJ Tips recorded this little clip of the new controls on BBC.

OP-1 + Werkbench + Monotrons

MATRIXSYNTH found a great jam video of the OP-1 with Werkbench and a couple of Korg Monotrons. The audio is from the camera mic, but I think it is still worth a listen! The groove in here is solid and the weird squelching from the Monotrons adds character.

Buy WerkBench on iTunes: $6.99

 

Buy WerkBench for iPhone on iTunes: $2.99

Cubasis with GarageBand & FL Studio instruments

iPadMusic.com put together a tutorial on how to use GarageBand and FL Studio instruments inside of Cubasis. This is an exercise in frustration over the lack of Audiobus support, but there are some really handy tips in here! I didn't know about the trick he shows at 2:25, using deleted email drafts to "Open In..." Garageband exports into other apps.

Buy Cubasis on iTunes: $49.99

Buy Garageband on iTunes: $4.99

 

Buy FL Studio Mobile HD on iTunes: $19.99

Korg iMS-20 Live Session

Reader Maria found an excellent iMS-20 video full of knob tweaking, from Mee Zanook!

Buy Korg iMS-20 on iTunes: $29.99

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