Kimbra - Settle Down (Vocal iPad Cover)

YouTuber megmaydux has posted a vocal looping cover of Kimbra's Settle Down, using some iPad app I can't identify.

Video description:

Just experimenting with vocal looping...
SXSW version.

Sunvox Update

Sunvox updates are always big, and developer Alexander Zolotov is keeping up the pace with this one!

Update Highlights:

  • now XM and MOD files (formats of old trackers) can be loaded without the converter, through the Main Menu -> Load Song; you can find hundreds of these files on this site: modarchive.org; 
  • added autorepeat mode for the following buttons: HLD (clear current note), OFF (insert Note OFF), INS (insert), BCK (backspace); 
  • added eight layers for the modules; for example you can place some complicated drum chain on the first layer, and all other synths - on the second layer; layers can be visible together or separately; 
  • new function "Scale" in the Module menu: use it if you want a smaller or bigger module size for the current project; 
  • new module - WaveShaper; 
  • new module - MetaModule; with this module you can include some external .sunvox song to your project and use this song as synth or effect; * new option "Smooth frequency change" in the Analog Generator; enabled by default; disable it if you want to use arpeggio effect 08; 
  • velocity map in the MultiSynth module; * maximum number of pattern tracks has been increased from 8 to 16; 

Buy SunVox on iTunes: $5.99

Buy SunVox on Google Play: $5.99


I came across a big tutorial series for Sunvox by game developer SolarLune! I've embedded the whole playlist here.

MIDI Timecode

Dyslexia Software, makers of MIDI Test Box, have released the Universal app MIDI Timecode.

This is another MIDI diagnostic tool that shows, in real-time, the MIDI clock used in syncing your setup.

iTunes Description:

MIDI TimeCode realtime display shows the realtime running timecode code from any CoreMIDI compatible devices including:

• Digital Audio Workstations
• Sequencers
• External MIDI TimeCode sources
• Synchronisers

Buy MIDI Timecode on iTunes: Free


Here is a little setup guide from the developer.

Cat Synth (Powered by Impaktor)

Aaron Apter was one of the winners in my recent Impaktor promo-code give away on Twitter. Aaron also has a camera and a cat.

Video description:

My cat Vincent is actually a synthesizer. A fluffy, orange synthesizer. I'm using Impaktor, which captures Vince's acoustic impulses and uses them to excite various sound modules. With the aid of my iPad, Vinny and I kick out some jams.

Buy Impaktor on iTunes: $4.99

Noisepad Gets Big Update

Man there are a lot of apps out there. I hadn't even heard about this one until I saw the update news for it on Palm Sounds.

I like the minimialist interface of this beat maker. They try to hit you up to buy IAP loops, but I double-checked and you can import your own via iTunes file-sharing.

Update Highlights:

• Organize samples
- Organize samples into Soundbanks, drag 'n drop them onto buttons and swap them around
- Create as many Soundbanks as you like
• Sequencer / Record
- Real-time sequencer: record your beats on the fly
- Record up to 12 patterns, each with own variable length
- Export pattern to WAV file

Buy Noisepad on iTunes: $4.99



Here's a little demo of the new sequencer, from the developer.

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