Saveas909 posted this nice example of Sidechain Compression in Beat Maker 2, to /r/iPadMusic. Sidechaining is the method to get that "breathing" sound in your music, as well as let your drums cut through the mix. This is especially useful on bass synths, which tend to be in the same frequency range of bass drums.
Not only does he demonstrate the effect, but goes through all the parameters to demonstrate how you can get different results.
MIDI Pattern Sequencer is now available for iPad, featuring support for Virtual MIDI ports as well as external sources.
MIDI Pattern Sequencer is a tool with powerful and at the same time very comfortable, intuitive and easy interface. It is the main feature, through which the sequencer can easily used by anyone, from beginner to professional, and everyone will find it most necessary for their own purposes.
The sequencer does not produce the sound. It is designed to control via MIDI any external sound modules, samplers, synthesizers and other applications running on iPad or another computer. Full support for external MIDI interfaces, network and virtual ports, synchronization with external devices and transport control makes this sequencer like playback control center for music devices or other applications.
The best things:
Indispensable tool in creation of final composition or experiments with rhythm and phrase patterns.
User interface is designed so that all features of the current mode are available immediately or through one or two steps.
Can be operated with one hand, even with one finger, in any place of your workspace to which you can reach.
Does not have complicated gestures, very small elements which are inconvenient for clicks, clumsy scrolling and distracting realistic interface elements. Just only single click and move fader.
Marcus Padrini, from Musicapps.com.br, has an excellent Vangelis-sounding jam with his iPad and Moog Slim Phatty.
iPad Music Apps are improving fast. Now you can do almost everything using only one device. In this Jam I'm playing with Geo Synthesizer controlling iMS-20 (Lead) and Magellan (Synth Bass and ARP). The arp was programed in Magellan but played by Moog Slim Phatty (using the iRig MIDI interface). Drums by GarageBand.
MIDI Bridge was used for splitting notes played with geo synth for Magellan and iMS-20.