Brainwave Sequencer looks like it is going to be taking on Genome directly! It has its own sound sources, samplers, and now supports MIDI sequencing other apps. Here's a video of it from the developer, playing along with Sunrizer.
After a very long haitus I am happy to announce Everyone Can Play Music will return this Friday, June 1st!
Thank you very much to iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team for their tireless work on the 5.1.1 jailbreak. The iPad is a great "device", but as soon as I SSH'd in this morning it became a great computer. Thanks also to Ryan Petrich for making Display Recorder, without which all of my videos would be shitty over-the-shoulder shots and completely useless for tutorials .
An anonymous source inside of Apple pointed me towards an interesting bit of update news. It seems in the recent update to Camel Audio's Alchemy Synth Mobile, they accidentally submitted an internal version of the app to iTunes! This version has all of the Pro features unlocked by default!
There is a menu item, click the thumbnail to see it in the app, under Extras that flips it between being Pro and Free. Alchemy noticed this as well and tacked on a little message at the end of their update notes:
Ooops! For a limited time try the Pro Upgrade for free! The features are available by default. No additional activation needed. Purchase the Pro Upgrade to keep these features permanently, plus get 100 sounds and 50 loops.
So everyone has the Pro features to enjoy until Apple can get the new, corrected, version approved. Though you could continue to use the Pro features as long as you never updated the app. I think there could be a fascinating ethical debate on my having pointed that out, and welcome that in the (completely unmoderated) comments section. However, you'd never be able to use the "Update All" button in iTunes. I'd rather pay Camel their $15 due than give up that glorious time-saver.
Update: This has patched today, so no more free-ride guys. Fortunately the In-App upgrade to Pro is 50% off!
A few weeks ago I ran a Reverse Dev Interview on the site, asking you guys how you felt about drastic updates and when you feel it is worth paying for a whole new app. Most of you were of the opinion that as long as the new app was bringing enough new stuff to the table, an affordable app like Arctic was okay with making a "Pro" version with new features and effects. Especially if the new app was introduced at a discount.
One Red Dog decided to surprise us all by just including the new delay effect in the current version of Arctic Keys! This is a nice free update considering how oddly the old delay seemed to act!
I like to think of myself as a Citizen of the World, and try not to be an American-centric-American. I hope that is reflected here on the site and in my videos. I say "Zed" for Zs, I use the metric system when appropriate, but I will fight you all to the death before I start spelling color and favorite with a superfluous "u"!
It's Memorial Day Weekend in America though and that means deals are going to be popping up all over on iTunes! Memorial Day is when we celebrate our second civil war, and we're passing on the savings to you!
I'll keep updating this post, with all of the deals from this weekend: