Just a few days after fotoh gave us the free MagMIDI app, there is a welcomed update for Sample Lab. Now with Dropbox you can sync samples between your iDevices and computers easily... without fighting with iTune's file-sharing!
Camel Audio's Alchemy just got an update and a little sale on their presets. Dubstep, Dance&Trance, and Bigtone are all 60% off.
- Keyboard scales accessible from 'Key' button
- Easy to use slide out keyboard menu
- Larger menu on iPad
- Bug fixes
New Features which integrate with upcoming Alchemy v1.5 on Mac/PC; Polyphonic pitch bend, Improved Alchemy desktop preset import via single bundled file.
Please update to iOS 5 to continue receiving updates - this is the last iOS 4 compatible update.
Here is a video review from reader Nuno Zimas.
It is here! Thanks very much to Duke for sending me an email just before I head to bed!
PPG WaveGenerator is the latest development from the inventor of wavetable synthesis, Wolfgang Palm. It is a next generation synthesizer, building on the heritage of the PPG Wave keyboards.
The PPG WaveGenerator comes with a multitude of wavetables. The sound material contains the typical sounds from the original PPG wave models, as well as many new sounds generated by versatile analysis tools and also hand edited waves.
This app enables the user, to create his own wavetables in a playful way, and to hear the result immediately. Also you can construct the waves by adding harmonics very precise.
Akai have responded to my chief criticisms for their SynthStation app. Previously you'd have to navigate through menu after menu to get to most synth paramters, and there was no on-screen keyboard for testing patch changes if you did not have a MIDI keyboard plugged in.
Both of these issues have been corrected, leading to an elevation in rating from Pass to Meh. It isn't an amazing experience, but it sounds good and it is only $2.
Still think I'm being too harsh? Share your thoughts!
iPad Music App Buyer’s Guide Rating: Meh
Recommendation: Akai have succesfully polished this turd. There are better synth-studios, but none for $2.
Guitar Charts Creator for iPad is usually $5, but it is free today!
Guitar Charts Creator lets you create your own custom chord charts and diagrams, right on the iPad. You can create stacks of charts and add as many chords as you like. This app is smart, so it will help you work out what the name of the chord is (if you're not sure)!
If you practice guitar, no doubt you have a stack of hand-drawn guitar chords or chord books lying around.
Now you can cram all of that information onto your iPad so you can take it with you anywhere!