Anytune 3

The music practice app, Anytune, has been updated today to version 3. It looks like a solid way to run your music on any iOS Device for practicing along to it. The update includes a face-lift and some tweaks to zoom in on waveforms, for selecting loops to practice on. They've also added "LiveMix", a new live input mixing feature. This allows you to run your own instrument in through Apogee JAM, iRig, or a Mic.

Although the app is free (Ad supported), they have a complicated tier structure on features. You can't just In-App Upgrade from the free version either. You need to buy the $10 "Pro" version of the app, which includes "Pro Audio Quality"... implying you get "Shit Audio Quality" in the free version, I guess. Also in Pro is the ability to import music from iTunes, Dropbox, and email. Along with "Groove Skins" and AirPlay support.

To get to the HQ tier is an additional $5, as an In-App Purchase from the "Pro" version or by buying the third app, "Pro HQ". This includes "FineTouch™ EQ", and the LiveMix functionality.

Here is an overview video. I have 3 promo-codes for the "Pro HQ" version to give away. Hit that Facebook Like button at the bottom of this article and I'll select the winners at random tomorrow morning!

Buy Anytune on iTunes: Free

Buy Anytune Pro on iTunes: $9.99

Buy Anytune Pro HQ on iTunes: $14.99

Geo Synth + SampleTank Eastern Jam

YouTuber efectism knows that every album needs a token Eastern song, so he jammed his out on Geo Synth with SampleTank, via MidiBridge.

The results sound really good!

Buy Sample Tank on iTunes: $19.99

Buy Geo Synth on iTunes: $9.99

Buy MidiBridge on iTunes: $8.99

textsound is 50% off!

The Pure Data hacker fun of textsound is now down to $3! This lets you program and test Pure Data patches right on the iPad!

Buy textsound on iTunes: $2.99 (On Sale, from $5.99)

I've been more of a Reaktor guy, but the opportunity to play with Pure Data on the iPad is pretty tempting! You could easily follow any of the many YouTube Tutorials on your PC, with this in front of you on the iPad. Here are the best in English and Spanish.

Meteor Multitrack Recorder update extends Drum Polyphony

Reader Nuno pointed out that Meteor Multitrack just got a minor update, increasing the polyphony of the drum parts.

I think it is really great that this "Recorder" app includes so many virtual instruments as part of the deal! I haven't played with it yet though. Leave a comment, if you've played with it, and let us know how it is.

Buy Meteor Multitrack Recorder on iTunes: $19.99

Here is a demo from Marcus over at MusicApps.com.br, playing with the virtual instruments. He starts off with the drums being triggered by a MIDI keyboard.

Figure updated with Song Save & Export

Propellerhead has updated Figure with a couple of the community's biggest requests! You can now save your jamming as a song, for reloading later! There is even an export option to render an audio file for iTunes File Sharing.

This update also adds new loop lengths. Previously you were limited to a 2 bar loop, but now you can select loops of 1, 2, 4, or 8 bars. I was playing around with this a lot and they handled it pretty well. If you make a little pattern on 2 bars, but then shift the length up to 8, it will copy the 2 bars to fill in the new length.

If you have a multi-bar pattern, and reduce the length, you will lose the pattern information that is no longer in the loop. For instance, let's say you have a 4 Bar pattern with a flourish of crashes on the 4th bar. Then you reduce it to a 2 bar pattern, and then back to 4, you will only have whatever was in the first 2 bars and won't hear the crashes. This makes sense, and I'm not complaining, but I thought it was worth pointing out. Now that you can save your work, you can experiment without fear!

Buy Figure on iTunes: $0.99 (iPhone)

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