Marcus Padrini has the new Novation MiniNova and did an amazing sounding Vangelish jam with it in Loopy HD!
Native Instruments released an update to Traktor DJ with some unique new features including an external mixer mode!
What's new in Traktor DJ v1.1.0:
- Improved keylock algorithm for enhanced time-stretching
- External mixer mode (send individual deck outputs to a stereo out on an interface)
- First time sync options (checks for existing Dropbox folder when enabling metadata sync)
- Hot cue behavior for stopped deck is now CUE instead of CUP
Excited by the prospect of using his Xone:DB4 mixer with his iPad, YouTuber cheef DJ put together a tutorial video to demonstrate how you go about setting it up.
VST developer Sugar Bytes has released their first iPad app! Turnado is a multi-effects app with all the trimmings, including Audiobus, JACK, Audio Copy/Paste and complete MIDI! Thanks to reader Zymos for this news.
Turnado iTunes Description:
Turnado is a revolutionary multi-effect tool, crafted especially for massive real-time audio manipulation. It combines unique and dynamic effects with the most intuitive and immediate control you can imagine. Just turn it on and crank it up.
Take it to the stage and unleash Turnado’s true power. With instant access to eight effects and immediate control over key parameters, Turnado is guaranteed to cause devastation on the dance floor, shredding beats and crunking breaks to insane proportions.
Features at a Glance:
- 4 XY-Pads to control 2 Effects simultaneously (X,Y)
- Integrated Player (iTunes File Sharing, Music Library, Factory Loops)
- Integrated Recorder (div. Optionen: Start/Stop/Sync/Länge)
- Live Modus (Inputs & Outputs selectable)
- Audiobus Support (Sender & Filter)
- Audiocopy™ / Audiopaste™
- Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
- Midi Clock Sync
- Jack iOS Support
The idea is simple:Turn a knob and the effect is on.
Turn the knob further to adjust effect parameters and apply modulations.
Turn the knob down and the effect is off.
Secret Base Design's spectrum analysis apps, Spectral Eye, have been updated with Audiobus. The free version of Spectral Eye is still free, but the new Pro version is on sale for a buck! Both have Audiobus, but the free version can only be used as an input.
Spectral Eye Pro iTunes Description:
Spectral Eye Pro analyzes incoming audio signals to extract the underlying frequencies. Most sounds are built up from a variety of sine waves; a simple whistle might be a single wave, while a guitar, piano, or the human voice have many waves added together.
By using a Fast Fourier Transform, sound can be decomposed into each frequency. Normally, this information is displayed on a chart, and there are number of excellent apps that do exactly this. Spectral Eye Pro rearranges the FFT into a spiral, so that frequencies that are an octave apart are lined up as rays from the center of the display. The strength of each frequency is represented by the size of a red circle.
The Pro version supports both input, filter, and output slots on Audiobus, so that you can directly analyze the freqencies produced by other synthesizer apps. For synthesists looking to create new sounds, or understand what they are hearing, Spectral Eye is an invaluable too.
The pro version also supports Virtual and Core MIDI; you can see the frequencies of sounds around you, and then play along with them using the novel Spectral Eye interface. If you don't have perfect pitch, you can use Spectral Eye to transcribe melodies that you hear or compose on your own.
Here is a new demo video for the 1.2 version of Spectral Eye, and an introduction to Spectral Eye Pro.
I don't like to post promos of apps that aren't due for ages, but most promos aren't as impressive as this one for Fingertip Maestro!