Mee Zanook has a short video demonstrating the advantage of putting some masking tape on your iPad screen, to know precisely where to hit when playing with Korg's iKaossilator. This is similar to techniques used by owners of the original Kaossilator.
Reader Ignacio Gracián, aka INGUI, has had videos featured here many times for their combination of beautiful music and Argentine scenery. His music mainly uses a combination of guitar and Ableton Live, controlling his loops and effects on an iPad running Lemur.
His first album, iMan, was released today and is available on Bandcamp (pay what you like) or Mediafire (self-pirated). Here is the Bandcamp embed of the album. I've been listening to the whole thing this morning, but if you only listen to one song I think you'll enjoy track 9, Rumbo a la Rumba.
Camel Audio's Alchemy Synth Mobile got a huge update adding Audiobus, a 4-track sequencer, drum pads and a lot more! To use many of the features you'll need to pop for the Pro Upgrade, but that is on sale today for $10.
Thanks to readers ZenLizard and gatearray for their excited emails early this morning with the news!
What's new in Alchemy Synth v2.0.15:
- 4-Track Sequencer - Intuitive song sketch pad with mixer and solo/mute
- Audiobus Support - Integrate Alchemy with your mobile studio
- Drum Pads - Create your own beats
- New Sounds - Piano, strings, guitar, drum kits, and more
- Improved Recording - Overdubbing, song position indicator and adjustable track length
- 8 Demo Songs - Hear what Alchemy Mobile can do
- iCloud - Backup and transfer your songs
- Improved Graphics - Now sharper and clearer
- Lower Latency - Snappier performance on iPad3/iPhone 5
- Tutorial - Learn fast
- Simplified Account Signup - Get 35 free presets in one minute
Exclusive new features in Pro Upgrade:
- Song Save - Save and export your songs
- Track Save - Save and load individual tracks
- Swing - Fine tune your groove with adjustable swing
- 8 Extra Demo Songs - Have fun remixing tracks
- Latency Control - Balance polyphony vs. latency
Chordec, the free chord recognition app for iPhone, has been updated with a greatly improved algorithm for improved accuracy.
Here is a demo for version 1.0, the original launch version was 0.8, as it picks apart The Eagles' Hotel California.