iOS music app news – updates for

Print

As I posted last Friday, I'm a tad on the busy side over the next few days with a fairly substantial home relocation so, in order to keep things compact, I thought I do a single 'news' post to cover a number of interesting iOS music app updates that have hot the App Store in the last couple of days. Thanks again to those of you who send good wishes to the house move...  Going well so far and we should be resident in our new home at some stage on today :-) Fingers crossed.... Normal service on … [Read more...]

Elastic Drums launched – new drum app from the developers behind WretchUp

Elastic Drums logo

If you are a regular visitor to the Music App Blog you might well be familiar with WretchUp from developer Oliver Greschke and Mouse On Mars. WretchUp is, frankly, one of the most bonkers audio effects I've ever used and, if you like to transform your audio into something completely different, then it might be just the app for you. Hot on the heels of WretchUp comes a further app from the same development team; Elastic Drums. The app is designed for iPhone but works fine on an iPad or iPod … [Read more...]

Loopy Masterpiece – Michael Tyson posts a further video with more details of new app in development

Loopy HD logo

I don't know about you but I'm really enjoying the regular videos from Michael Tyson about the development process for his 'app-in-development' - Loopy Masterpiece. Michael is also obviously enjoying the process and is getting some useful feedback from potential users about his current plans and the various design choices he has already described. Michael has promised to post regular updates so I'll simply embed the new videos here as and when they appear with the most recent one shown at the … [Read more...]

Oriental Strings launched – iSymphonic Orchestra developer back with new strings app

oriental strings logo

Crudebyte caused quite a stir back in August when their iSymphonic Orchestra app was launched. The app's blurb promised a lot and, while the sounds in the initial release were most certainly very impressive, it perhaps wasn't until the first update for the app appeared in November, that it perhaps started to deliver on the obvious potential of the sample playback engine. At UK£37.99, iSymphonic Orchestra was never going to be a causal purchase for the majority of iOS musicians. However, the … [Read more...]

VirSyn apps on sale – Limited-time 50% pricing for the holiday period

tera synth logo

VirSyn make some great iOS music apps...  and they are also pretty good at app sales :-)  Over the feative period, all their apps are on sale;  50% of their usual price until December 31st. Back in early August I reviewed VirSyn's new iOS synth app Tera Synth. I was impressed with this iPad-only synth. Sitting the the 'mid-range' price bracket at an introductory price of UK£6.99 (50% off the normal price), it is easy enough to program, sounds very good and offers excellent value for … [Read more...]

iOS music app news – more updates for a number of popular music apps

Print

As I posted on Friday, I'm a tad on the busy side over the next few days with a fairly substantial home relocation so, in order to keep things compact, I thought I do a single 'news' post to cover a number of interesting iOS music app updates that have hot the App Store in the last couple of days. Thanks again to those of you who send good wishes to the house move...  Going well so far and we should be resident in our new home at some stage on Friday :-) Fingers crossed.... iProphet I … [Read more...]

Phase84 launched – new iOS synth app from Retronyms

phase84 logo

You can, of course, have too many iOS synth apps... I do myself and, while I have a 'go to' collection of five or six iOS synths that I use most of the time, there is also a much bigger collection of others that are perhaps just for occasional use (or, in some cases, don't really get used at all). So do I need another iOS synth....? Well, no, I don't...  but that doesn't stop me looking at all the new releases to see if I can find a home for something shiny and new that might become part of … [Read more...]

Jam Maestro update – further tweaks to David Blake’s tab-based sequencer

jam maestro logo 2

I posted a mini-review of theJam Maestro v.3 update on the blog back in April. Jam Maestro has always been an interesting 'guitarist-friendly compositional tool' but, with v.3, it moved some significant steps forward. If you are a guitar player who likes to compose on the move or who wants a sequencing environment tailored to your view of the world rather than that of a keyboard player, then v.3 of Jam Maestro is well worth checking out. Developer David Blake has continued to work on the app … [Read more...]

zMors Modular giveaway – 5 copies up for grabs of modular synth from Sven Braun

zMors Modular logo

As I posted a few weeks ago, if you are an iOS musician who also happens to be a bit of a synth-head, then I suspect you might be quite excited to get your hands on the latest release from Sven Braun; zMors Modular. As suggested my the name, this is a modular synth and, as a such, is perhaps aimed more at those who like to dig in and design their own sounds rather than those simply looking to tweak a few presets to taste. zMors Modular allows you to combine various individual synth modules … [Read more...]