ChordFlow developer Dmitry Klochkov released Beatball Metronome. In addition to offering Ableton Link support, it has a really cute animation of a bouncing ball. Perhaps even more important than a bouncing ball, the app also offers different sounds besides the traditionally aggravating click-click-click-click-click-click-click.
Beatball Metronome iTunes Description:
A metronome with perfect timing, minimalist design and Ableton Link support.
Highly accurate clock engine generates perfectly timed metronome clicks.
Jumping ball animation provides very natural and perceptible visualization of beat phase movement. Feel the beats clearly even with the volume turned all the way down.
Play in sync with other apps or devices using Ableton Link.
- 20 to 300 bpm tempo range
- 1 to 16 beats in a bar
- 5 sound presets
- Tap tempo detection
- Italian tempo names
- Ableton Link support (a technology that synchronises beat, phase and tempo on multiple apps or devices.)
- Highly optimized code: small app size, low memory and CPU footprint.
* Reason 10.1 support
* Added built-in device support for Propellerhead’s Drum Sequencer player
* Added built-in support for Propellerhead Layers Wave Edition RE
* Improved built-in support for the original Propellerhead Layers RE and Blamsoft F16 RE
Argie Georgie botched this video upload. I mean holy shit. How does a direct screen recording end up as 240p on YouTube? By whatever provenance this arrived to us, the audio remains fully intact and it's spectacular!
A cover created using only Korg’s iPolysix on iPad 2. I don’t have any rights to the song. If I had I would be genius I guess.
iceGear, developer of Redshrike, Mersenne, Lorentz, Laplace, and Cassini, has released another innovative synthesizer for iOS! Kronecker is a "clockwork" synthesizer driven by rhythmic patterns. Using 4 FM synthesis generators, called emitters, you can specify when each will trigger inside of the clockwork mechanism.
This isn't just FM synthesis though, as each emitter can be processed through two resonators. This combination is somewhat similar to the synthesis engine in Mersenne... but not really. Kronecker is definitely its own beast, as you can hear in the demos below.
Kronecker arrives as a Universal iOS app; with AUv3, Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, and Ableton Link support!
Kronecker Synthesizer iTunes Description:
Kronecker is a synthesizer with a mechanism to make sounds many times like a rhythm machine each time you press a keyboard.
In addition to synchronizing the trigger speed to the tempo, you can gradually increase the speed or slow it down after pressing the key. This makes it possible to produce synthesizer sounds like bouncing balls and clockwork toys.
Kronecker has four emitters that emit sound particles made from FM tones and noise. At the emitter you can specify at what timing the sound particles will be triggered. You can also add effects such as the pitch and tone of particles gradually changing.
Particles emitted by the emitter can be processed with two resonators, and you can reproduce sounds like particles jumping on strings and pipes.
Kronecker works not only on the iPad but also on the iPhone. It also supports Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3), so you can plug in to AUv3 compatible host. For each screen size, different layouts are designed to be easy to use and intuitive.
## Key Features
* Universal App
Optimized for both the iPad and the iPhone.
* Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3)
You can use in a host application that supports Audio Unit such as GarageBand.
* Inter-App Audio
You can stream live audio directly to other Inter-App Audio host applications.
* Audiobus support
You can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps. See https://audiob.us for more information.
* Ableton Link
Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network. See https://www.ableton.com/link/ for more information.