Today Bram Bos released Scatterbrain Audio Splitter! This is an AUv3 effect that lets you chop up incoming audio, sending out the slices to different outputs. This allows you to apply different effects to different slices. There's a built-in sequencer to keep it all sounding groovy with rhythmic patterns.
Right now AUM is the only AUv3 host that can support multiple outputs, and you will need to make sure you download today's AUM Update.
Scatterbrain Audio Splitter
Scatterbrain is a plugin audio effect (AUv3, Audio Unit), which chops up incoming audio into rhythmical steps and sends these slices out to multiple outputs in your plugin host.
You can sequence how the steps are scattered over the (maximum 4) different outputs, or leave that up to chance.
Scatterbrain records the incoming audio onto a hidden internal tapeloop. Using the buffer effects you can specify the probability of randomly triggering slicer or stutter effects for an extra seasoning of chaos and mayhem.
Note: to use the multi-out effect, this AUv3 plugin requires an AU host which supports multiple outputs. If the host does not support multi-out, only the first channel will work.
Also note that due to the multi-out nature of the plugin there is no meaningful standalone functionality. You will need a plugin host to make use of this plugin.
•Multi-bus AUv3 support! This means side-chaining for plugins like FabFilter Pro-C2 and Audio Damage RoughRider3, as well as multiple outputs for plugins that implements it.
• Add separate play and stop MIDI trigger actions.
• Support AUv3 user presets shared across hosts in iOS 13.
• Node bypass can now be MIDI controlled.
• Persistent MIDI endpoints: disconnected/crashed stuff are restored when reconnected.
• Restore AUv3 plugin window position, size and visibility when loading session.
• Double tap on background to close all plugin windows.
• Ensure audio component register updates at launch and are sorted correctly.
• Include polyphonic aftertouch in MIDI transpose and note range filter.
• Include fx node dependencies when sorting channels.
• Don't send MIDI or Param events to bypassed AUv3s.
• Restore midi mappings if AUv3 parameterTree is replaced.
• AUv3: rescue MIDI mappings when reloading crashed plugin.
• Improve error reporting for AUv3 plugins that fails to load.
• MIDI control param view: fix layout bug since iOS 13.
• Show plugin via MIDI: also scroll to channel.
• Don't apply custom AUM appearance and dark mode on hosted plugin views.
• Various fixes and improvements (as always!).
• Update users guide.
After a bit of teasing, 4Pockets.com released DigiKeys AUv3 Sequencer Plugin. This pattern based sequencer for AUv3 hosts offers a tremendous amount of features. There's a pattern randomizer for fun madness, and a Selectable Scale guide for when you want to draw within the lines. Your DigiKeys patterns can be chained together to create whole songs. This was actually out on the App Store a couple of days ago, but that version was buggy. A hotfix update arrived this morning!
DigiKeys AUv3 Sequencer Plugin
DigiKeys is an AUv3 compatible MIDI sequencer plugin for AUM or other AUv3 compatible host applications.
DigiKeys is a pattern based sequencer which can be used to drive either external MIDI based AUv3 instruments, or the internal sample based audio engine. It can also be used as a 16 channel multi-timbral sound source accepting MIDI data on each of the 16 MIDI channels and routing to 16 internal instruments. This flexible design allows you to experiment with pattern based song construction using the DigiKeys sound engine, then map to external MIDI based synth engines once an idea needs expanding. The program was created specifically for AUM, but should function fine under any DAW of your choice (routing options permitting). The advantage of AUM is its unlimited routing flexibility, and the ability to split MIDI output in order to feed multiple AV3 sound sources
DigiKeys allows you to create looped patterns which can later be chained into songs. Each pattern has 16 tracks (one for each MIDI channel) which can be up to 32 steps in length. Each track can have its own playback speed, transposition and effects routings. You can chain up to 256 of these patterns together into a song, and since each song is tied to a scale, you can use the transpose function to quickly create chord changes without needing to redesign your patterns.
DigiKeys was designed to drive other MIDI compatible AUv3 plugins, but comes equiped with its own internal synth engine with over 100 custom presets. If you own the 4Pockets Chameleon sampler plugin, DigiKeys will auotmatically make those instruments available to you, so its easy to expand the library of instruments using Chameleon.
The app has its own custom MIDI mixer, which controls incoming / outgoing MIDI velocity levels rather than traditional audio levels. This allows you to control relative volumes of internal as well as external MIDI instruments. It also allows DigiKeys to be used as a multi-timbral sound source with level mixing, by routing MIDI data on each of the 16 incoming ports to seperate instruments.
DigiKeys features a sophisticated random pattern generator capable of taking advantage of random velocities, probability, note length, sub beats and reverse hits. It can even randomize targetted notes that comply to a chord in the song scale.
We also include 3 global effects, reverb, chorus and digital delay which allow per track routing.
• 16 MIDI tracks per pattern.
• Randomize Patterns.
• Up to 32 beats per pattern.
• Songs up to 256 patterns in length.
• Definable track muting, repeat length and transposing per song step.
• Selectable Key, Scale and Chords to use as guides.
• Various edit modes allowing fades and drum rolls.
• Supports Reverse Mode, Probability, Triplets etc..
• Ability to override the scale for drum tracks.
• 16 channel Mixer.
• Track Mutes and Solo options.
• 8 band EQ.
• Build in Delay, Reverb and Chorus.
• Chamelon Instrument Compatability.
• Per pattern Automation.
• Comprehensive clipboard functionality.
• Local and Remote MIDI Sync.
• Real time and Step pattern recording.
• HTTP interface for backup / restore of songs.
What's new in DigiKeys AUv3 Sequencer Plugin v1.01:
Added an option to remove all but the neccesary samples if using as a MIDI controller only.
Added an experimental track loop feature (see help for details).
Fixed a copy/paste pattern issue where the pattern length was not set correctly in the pasted pattern.
Fixed an issue which prevented you from swiping up to full velocity when adding notes to the top row of construction grid.
When pasting patterns you now get the choice of pasting at the start of a pattern or into the current page.
Other small bug fixes.
Ninja Tune, the developers of Ninja Jamm, released Jamm Pro. This is billed as an, "evolution of Ninja Jamm." Jamm Pro's biggest advantage over the classic app is the ability to import your own samples!
Jamm Pro: Produce+Perform Live
Jamm Pro is the anticipated evolution of Ninja Jamm, the original touch controlled beat app. Easy to use but deep, Jamm Pro includes Ninja Jamm users most requested feature: the ability to load your own samples. As well as immense performance power, it’s packed with pro features and new ideas e.g. its modular synth-like patching capabilities.
Jamm is a unique instrument. Loaded with free content and killer presets, you'll be amazing yourself with the music you create from the moment you press Play.
- Record in via Mic, Soundcard, Inter App Audio.
Audiobus/AUM are supported, giving you access to the extensive range of iOS IAA apps like drum machines and synths to work with Jamm.
-Multitrack Stem recording: Transforms Jamm Pro into a production tool: recordings are saved with all channels individually recorded. You can then load these into an editor/DAW such as Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools to work on further.
-Multi-touch tip control: Use small finger movements to simultaneously and expressively control multiple FX at once.
Individual per channel FX: 5 Distortion/Crush units, 5 Filters, 5 Delays, 5 Reverbs, 5 Sidechains. All with full recallable control.
64 Total Recall Patches: instantly Store and Recall the total state of what you’re doing with 64 Patch memories.
-In-app help: Access help overlay screens from wherever you are to explain all the page’s functions… no need to stop to read and dig into the manual!
-Coldcutter module: Buffer shuffle and modulation matrix for sophisticated beat manipulation. Users can trigger automatic call and response between channels, algorithmic evolutions of samples and modular synth-like patchable modulation sequencers.
-Sub-bass module: Automatically generate super heavy bass kicks and basslines from drum samples — a feature dril fans will adore.
-Loopstation/Resampling functions: Use Jamm Pro as a Loopstation — perfect for vocalists to loop and layer vocals as well as beatboxing via instant recording.
-MIDI input: MIDI Learn allows easy connection of MIDI hardware to trigger and control Jamm Pro.
-Slice sequencer: Unique and highly interactive feature allowing users to simply draw on the screen to restructure any sample.
-Smart pitch bends: Change the pitch of any or all of the channels in real-time to inspire musically apt progressions.
-Scratch: Experiment with the iconic hiphop technique by applying the effect to any sample.
*Please note Jamm Pro is a very powerful app and will perform best on newer iPads. The iPad Pro is the ideal device for the best experience with Jamm Pro.
For Ninja Tune co-founders Coldcut, known for their innovations in DJing, Remixing, Production and Live Performance, Jamm Pro has been 25 years in the making. Coldcut have been honing it in their live show and recently creating music with it.
Designed by Coldcut’s Matt Black with the aim of creating their ultimate electronic music instrument. As users experiment and develop ideas, they can save them as their own patches, which can be used to quickly build up stages of a song, structure a live performance, or used as a sketchpad.
The app features exceptional and extensive modulation and patching capabilities, the likes of which have never been seen in a sample app before. Equipped with four main channels, each with nine sequencers — six modulation sequencers, a slice sequencer, a pitch/reverse/drill sequencer and a gate sequencer — and up to 64 patches per set, Jamm Pro allows for a possible 2,304 sequencers per Sound Set in the app.
As well as production, Jamm Pro has been designed as an instrument for playing live sound, drawing on hiphop DJing and timing. With expressive touch control, the app facilitates direct engagement of hand-eye-ear coordination through ‘tip control’. This innovative feature tracks small finger movements that can be used to sensitively control various effects.