The Universal MPC-esque beat maker, Beat-Machine, got a nice big updated today with some essential features.
What's new in Beat-Machine v1.2:
- Virtual Midi
- Midi Clock Sync
- Assignable Midi Channels
- Assignable Note Numbers
- Fixed a bug that caused kits to load incorrectly
- Other bug fixins
The iPad Musician Facebook Group asked me to participate in their 303 pattern challenge. The rules are simple: quick, dirty, iOS apps only. Challenge accepted! You can join in the fun too, and the winner gets a copy of Audulus! Deadline is tomorrow.
I grabbed bleep!BOX for this, as it is my favorite of the 303-alikes on iOS. It isn't my favorite because they are a sponsor, but bleep!BOX is a sponsor because it is my favorite! I'm using the pitch envelopes, unique to bleep!BOX among similar apps, on the bassline to give it a nice happy bounce. All parts, including drums, are from bleep!BOX with no additional apps or effects.
In the spirit of the challenge I gave myself only 1 hour to put this all together from an initialized patch, then recorded a live session in Display Recorder. I think you'll agree that this is both quick and dirty!
Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is happening next week, and already there is a lot of speculation about what Apple will be showing. It is believed they are set to reveal the next version of OS X. Having exhausted all available Big Cat names, the crack team of professional tech journalists at TWiT expect the next version of OS X will be dubbed after Meme Cats; with the next being OS X: Grumpy Cat.
There are also a lot of rumors about Apple announcing iOS 7 and its features, ahead of the annual iOS Obsolesce Event in September. Last September I ran a little contest to come up with the most outrageous predictions. In that contest David won a copy of Impaktor, with his out of left field guess that the iPhone 5 would have a a single unified carrier radio chip.
I usually try to keep rumors and speculation off this site, but Apple encourages this with their secretive relationship to the press, so...
Make iOS 7 rumors to win a copy of Waldorf Nave!
Let's do the same thing for WWDC! Make up some completely wild rumor about what we'll see in iOS 7. Whoever is closest to an actual feature we hear about on Monday will win a copy of Nave (when it is released)!
This is not a, "What would you like to see?" This is a, "Wouldn't it be wild if they did this?" Just leave your rumors here in the comments. Submissions end when the WWDC keynote starts on Monday.