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I thought it would be helpful if we have a pinned thread here in EKT listing all the latest audio apps that either become available, feature price drops, or are especially useful so fellow music makers here can be aware and take advantage of new tech and great deals.


In each listing, please include the name, platform, and a picture or YouTube video detailing the app, along with any links to iTunes/Google Play/etc. where the app can be purchased.

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I'll start things off:


iMPC for iPhone

(iOS) $2.99USD


iMPC for iPhone
MUSIC PRODUCTION APP for iPhoneDeveloped in partnership with Retronyms — www.retronyms.comTurn your iPhone into an MPC. With more than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow, iMPC is the first app to bring the look and feel of the classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPhone. iMPC includes everything you need to create a beat quickly and easily, including built-in effects, plus the ability to create new sequences and record and overdub beats. Time correction from 1/8 note to 1/32T with variable swing, and Note Repeat from 1/8 note to 1/32T with latch control are also built in. The app’s built-in sampler can record samples three different ways: using the mic on the iPhone, using the line input on the iPhone, or using the multi-touch turntable interface in iMPC to record samples directly from iTunes or other music libraries.

  • More than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, and 80 editable sequences
  • Exclusive iMPC sound set and classic Akai Professional sound library
  • Sample from iPhone mic, line-in, or music library using multi-touch turntable interface
  • Exciting "3D Perform" controls -- use your iPhone's motion sensors to control parameters!
  • Export tracks to MPC Software for use with MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio
  • In-app SoundCloud community, powered by CloudSeeder
  • Share on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
  • 16 Levels mode: 16 levels of attack, velocity, length, and tuning
  • Note Variation slider: adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play
  • Trim and categorize samples, undo takes and erase samples
  • Create new sequences, record and overdub beats
  • Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
  • Simple drag and drop program creation
  • Built-in effects: delay, bit crusher, master compressor/limiter
  • Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
  • Note Repeat: 1/8 note – 1/32T timing, with latch
  • AudioCopy beats and sequences to compatible apps
  • AudioPaste samples from compatible apps

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M/S Processor for iPad


(iOS) $1.99USD


M/S Processor is an Audiobus-compatible iOS application intended for audio professionals requiring Mid/Side (M/S) signal processing.


While the most common use case for M/S Processor is decoding a Mid/Side signal into two components (Left and Right), the reverse process (encoding) is also possible. A third mode, Inline mode, is also included. In this mode, a stereo signal is encoded into Mid and Side components, and finally decoded into stereo again. This 2-in-1 mode is useful for tasks such as narrowing or widening the stereo image, or muting the Mid or Side channels independently for creative or experimental purposes.

Audiobus Integration

M/S Processor is most useful when used as an Audiobus filter. In this case, M/S Processor can be used to process audio before feeding it into any other Audiobus-compatible audio application such as Apple's Garageband for recording and further processing.

Main Features

  • High resolution graphics optimized for Retina displays
  • Audiobus integration
  • Encode, Decode, and Inline processing modes
  • Realtime Peak and RMS metering for input and output channels with peak overload indicator
  • Gain (-48dB to +24dB) rotary controls (per channel)
  • Linked Gains button
  • Swap Channels (M-S, L-R) button
  • Mute, and Phase Rotation buttons (per channel)
  • Bypass button
  • Integrated Help and Hints sections

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For those (like me) learning Ableton Live, there's a great guide for $40 at http://streamworksaudio.com/products/swaCompleteLive9

and even better, using the promo code 8390DFC0 you can get 50% off. (So that's under £15 in UK money)


Here's a preview chapter -



You get over 3 hours of 1080p video, and the man knows his stuff.

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a short Sale roundup


Guitar Center Sale:




$29.99 each:

- Sugar Bytes Effectrix
- Sugar Bytes Unique
- D16 Drumazon
- Image Line Sawer
- Image Line Toxic Biohazard
- Sugar Bytes Thesys
- Sugar Bytes Artillery 2


some great deals, but i fear boxed only..so you US girls&boys grab some




Applied Acoustics Systems 15th Anniversary Sale




2013 marks our 15th anniversary! AAS was indeed founded in 1998 and, looking back, we are very proud of our family of instruments and most grateful to our customers and partners who made all this possible.

To celebrate this milestone, we are happy to offer you a 50% discount on Lounge Lizard EP-4, Chromaphone, and Ultra Analog VA-1. We have also cooked up a bundle of these three unique instruments at an unbeatable price.





Cakewalk Store Deals


a few "hidden" gems from the Cakewalk Online Shop




Lounge Lizard Session (Download) by AAS, 19$/€ (was/is [email protected])


Ultra Analog Session (Download) by AAS, 19$/€ (was/is [email protected])


Pentagon I (Download), 19$/€


An important synth from early in the VSTi/DXi age--still useful and intelligently designed.



also usable as vocoder:

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(iOS) $9.99


Studio quality reverb for Audiobus and your iTunes music library.

AudioReverb is an algorithmic reverberation app which combines the flexibility of vintage algorithmic reverbs with the sonic quality of convolution based reverbs.

The creation of high quality reverb needs a realistic simulation of the important early reflections together with a smooth and colorless reverberation tail.

The early reflections are the most important clue for the human ear to get a feeling about the dimension and character of a room. Most algorithmic reverbs offer a number of different algorithms to simulate different natural rooms like chamber, halls or artificial ones like plates. AudioReverb uses impulse responses from real acoustic spaces and classical reverb algorithms to emulate their acoustical properties.

The resulting reverberation sets new standards in clarity and sense of space !

Use AudioReverb for enhancing your listening experience with your favourite iTunes songs.

Use AudioReverb as professional reverb plugin to improve the quality of any Audiobus compatible App.

  • Smooth reverb tail generation.
  • Early Reflection Modelling.
  • 118 factory presets.
  • 4 Band Equalizer.
  • Audiobus compatible as input/effect/output.
  • Reverberate any song in your iTunes library.
  • Low latency live usage with mic and headphones.
  • Audio recorder.
  • Upload to SoundCloud and File Export.
  • Audio pasteboard for exporting to other Apps



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(iOS) Currently FREE for one week, normally $4.99USD

** Currently FREE for one week only **

Quiztones is a frequency ear training app for amateur and professional audio engineers, producers, and musicians. Quiztones uses tones and frequency-altered noise and musical loops (including source material from your own music library) to train your ears and help develop more acute listening and frequency recognition skills.

Quiztones will...

  • Sharpen your ears & frequency recognition skills
  • Improve your mixing and EQ chops
  • Prevent noise and frequency buildup in your mixes & recordings
  • Eliminate the need to sweep for frequencies

Quiztones cleverly uses quizzes to engage users in training exercises. Each EQ quiz includes four trainers:

  • Easy frequency boost (+10 dB)
  • Hard frequency boost (+5 dB)
  • Hard frequency cut (-10 dB)
  • Expert frequency boost – 1/3 octave (available via Quiztones Pro in-app purchase)

New in 1.7: Train your ears to identify boost & cut between 1-16dB with our new Gain Level Comparison quizzes! These new quizzes are available via the Quiztones Pro in-app purchase.

Quizzes included in version 1.7:

  • Music Library
  • Tones
  • Pink Noise
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Strings
  • Strings 2
  • Orchestra
  • Electric Bass
  • Upright Bass
  • Female Vocals
  • Electric Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar



"Turns out, this app offers everything offered in that Berklee class of mine… in an app!"

- Damian Erskine, No Treble

The Quiztones app is far and away the best app I've purchased. It's an incredible tool for all audio engineers and musicians ... My mixing has improved by leaps and bounds after just a few weeks with Quiztones.

- Austin McAllister

"As a professional audio engineer my most prized tool is my ears. Developing this acute sense of understanding can take years of development. With Quiztones, both aspiring and professional engineers alike can now develop and sharpen the skill(s) of 'truly musical hearing' while on-the-go. Quiztones is both fun and educational, merging the two into an addictive and beneficial mobile app."

- Edward J "UK" Nixon (Audio Engineer for Grammy Award winning J.U.S.T.I.C.E League)

A professional Audio Engineer of 10 years, I've come across many ear training devices, blind tests, and software. This app is TOPS! Highly recommended! The developers are serious about what they do. You will not be disappointed!

- Joel Avery




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Sketch Synth FX

(iOS) Originally 2.99, now FREE


All Sketch Synth products are now free. My time is going into the Immersive Album project so I just haven't found time to update them properly, check out:

The App is described as awesome (4/4) by the iPad music apps magazine Apps4idevices. They have a review and video which act as a great starting point for letting you see how cool a product this is:

Best support is on devices with dual core CPUs: iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPhone 4S, on older devices it is restricted and not as good.

Sketch Synth FX lets you draw effects onto your sounds, layer by layer using it's XY pads. Simply work from the sample input at the left, through the effects channels and to the output at the right. You always work on samples/recordings, Sketch Synth FX messes around with your samples, what it is not is a guitar amp (although you can record your guitar with it, I recommend using a separate record with input level monitoring and then using Audio Copy and Paste to copy the sample across).

You can record and export using Audio Copy & Paste (Sonoma not intua yet) or iTunes File Sharing. The effects you can apply include: delay, distortion, low/high pass filter, pitch, chorus. The effects can come on pretty strong and so you have a bypass control that really helps smooth chaotic effects into nicer evolving sounds.

This version comes with 3 themes / sample packs, including one sample pack from DJ Vadim.

Best support is on devices with dual core CPUs: iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPhone 4S. On older devices you will notice that measures have been taken to restrict recording length and lack of cpu can mean layering multiple effects together can cause audio clicks and crackles, also recording takes time to save as well. I wanted initially to take it off the app store for these single core devices; but it is not possible now it is up, so I will being working to bring a whole new load of low cpu effects instead.

Sketch Synth FX also comes with Sketch Synth 3D and Sketch Sound 3D now, so if you have one of those then make sure you get the latest updates and you'll get this automatically (albeit with fewer samples).



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Kraftpad for iPad

(iOS) $4.99


Kraftpad is a Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer which is capable of creating your own electronic drum sounds by offering 10 different kinds of dedicated synthesizers to easily create each drum sound.

Main Features

  • Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer (no samples used)
  • 10 Different kinds of dedicated synthesizers to easily create each drum sound
  • Kick, Snare, Rimshot, Clap, Hi-hat, Tom, Conga, Claves, Cowbell, Cymbal
  • 6 Pads (6 Voices)
  • 99 User editable & storable programs
  • Master Reverb FX
  • Real-time Looper for Live Performance
  • Wave file export for iTunes File Sharing
  • Exported files can be re-loaded to Looper for overdubbing



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iFretless Sax
(iOS) $9.99


Designed for guitar, bass, or violin players who need to play a realistic woodwind instrument sound for recording or live performance, with natural fretless vibrato and note bends, iFretless Sax is a more believable sax replacement than keyboard-controlled synths.


  1. Tenor Sax
  2. Alto Sax
  3. Bari Sax
  4. Soprano sax
  5. Clarinet
  6. Bass Clarinet
  7. Synth lead


  1. Velocity-sensitive dynamics are more accurate than garage band
  2. Unique vertical scrolling of strings allows real time access to the full range of notes without opening menus or pressing buttons
  3. Specialized tunings make it easier to play on small screens
  4. Fast touch response
  5. MIDI
  6. Audiobus
  7. Audio copy



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(iOS) $3.99

A highly tweakable stereo delay audio effect, suitable for everything from clean digital delays to filthy dub echoes and broken cassette tapes.

This app is part of the AUFX series, a collection of simple and powerful audio effect apps.

  • High quality 32-bit DSP engine.
  • A multitude of parameters to tweak to get a wide range of sounds.
  • Tape simulation (noise and warble).
  • Filters in the delay loop for typical dub sound.
  • Stereo delay, stereo detune, ping-pong delay.
  • Process hardware input/output.
  • Process other apps through Audiobus (input/filter/output slots supported).
  • Ready for the future inter-app audio standard.
  • Save and load user presets.
  • Comes with several bundled presets.
  • Fully MIDI controllable, including Virtual MIDI.
  • Background Audio.
  • Built-in lookahead limiter to prevent clipping.
  • Record the result directly in app.
  • Email recordings or export to AudioShare audio document manager app.
  • Access user presets and recordings through iTunes File Sharing.



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Chordion for iPad

(iOS) $.99


Chordion is a fun new way to make music on the iPad. Choose chords with one hand and play melodies with the other - never hit a wrong note! Chordion is great for performing, writing songs, jamming, or having sing-alongs with friends.

Chordion makes it easy to play common chord changes in any key. In "auto" mode, Chordion's keyboard follows the chords you play, letting you strum up and down or effortlessly pluck out melodies. The built-in drum machine & arpeggiator help you keep the beat.

More experienced users will love the wide range of customization options - from the layout of chords to synthesis parameters to exotic scales. Chordion's built-in synthesis engine is highly tweekable and easy to use - create echoing lead lines, shimmery chimes, and dreamy drones. Chordion also supports MIDI, allowing you to control other instruments using Chordion's unique interface.




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(iOS) $6.99


iMini is compatible with iPAD 2, iPAD 3 and IPAD Mini

iMini is a recreation of the classic 1971 Minimoog™ synthesizer, one of most iconic synthesizers of all time.

Based on the TAE® technology found in our award winning Mini V software, iMini offers a level of sound quality never before found on the iPAD as well as over 500 sounds by leading sound designers.

We have also partnered with the Bob Moog Foundation so that a portion of each sale goes to support their work in music education via the Dr. Bob Sound school program, making available the archives of Dr. Bob Moog and funding the dream to build the Moogseum.

The Minimoog™ synthesizer was made famous by artists and bands such as Stevie Wonder, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Keith Emerson, Devo, Jean Michel Jarre and more. We now bring the features and sound of this classic to the iOS platform.

The iMini not only recreates the look and feel of the most legendary synthesizer, it does it with unparalleled sound quality. iMini is based on the award winning Arturia Mini V software that was created in partnership with Dr. Robert Moog himself, back in 2003. Thanks to this heritage, continuous research and refinements over the years, iMini comes with amazing sound quality and a large collection of preset sounds created by top sound designers such as Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream) and Geoff Downes (Asia).

What will you do with it?
First you can play the iMini’s numerous sounds from the iPad keyboard. You can create your own sounds and start building your personal sound palette.
If you are an owner of the Arturia Mini V software on your Mac or PC, you can import and export sounds between your laptop or desktop Mini V and iMini.

You can also control iMini from a MIDI keyboard via CoreMIDI and integrate it into your studio or live performances.

But this is not all; iMini is ‘Tabletop Ready’. Tabletop is a free iPad application that allows you to integrate iMini into a full studio of devices. With Tabletop you can build an entire song, with drum machines, FX's, sequencers... and of course the inimitable Minimoog™ sound.

Tabletop Ready™
The connect page is also your avenue to open up a whole new world of possibilities with iMini via Retronyms Tabletop application.
Tabletop™ is a free app for your iPAD that allows you to integrate iMini into a complete studio environment. In Tabletop you can use multiple instances of iMini; record your performance into a real-time sequencer; automate any of the parameters; add effects; process other modules through the iMini filters, etc. Tabletop also features number of in app purchase options to add more effects and instruments from other 3rd party companies.

Features include

  • Classic Minimoog™ sound.
  • 3 Oscillators
  • 24db per octave filter.
  • Simulated headphone jack/external input feedback.
  • 2 Assignable XY pads
  • Chromatic or tuned scale keyboard modes
  • Polyphonic mode
  • Full featured arpeggiator
  • Repeat
  • HOLD and MEMORY latch modes
  • Octave span
  • 5 note order modes
  • Speed and sync controls
  • Virtual Analog Chorus
  • Virtual Analog Delay
  • Owners of both the iMini and Mini V software apps can transfer sounds from one platform to the other via iTunes.
  • Full user MIDI mapping of panel controls.
  • Supports WIST sync with other iOS devices.
  • ‘Tabletop Ready’
  • Soundcloud seeder (via Tabletop)
  • Render to .wav file (via Tabletop)
  • ‘Audiocopy’ to paste your audio into another iPAD application. (via Tabletop)

The Minimoog™ name used here is a trademark of the respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Arturia. These trademarks are used solely to identify the products whose sound and features were modeled during the development process.




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(iOS) $9.99


zMors is a 4 Layer iPad synthesizer with build in sequencer

50% discount offer for few days

  • Audio engine use 32Bit float per sample
  • Vector based oscillators with touch edit
  • Audiobus support
  • Midi, Clock, MTC input
  • 8 Oscillators
  • 4 AMP envelopes
  • 4 LFOs with FM,AM,Filter and oscillator mix
  • LFO beat or key sync
  • 4 Filters (HP,BP,LP)
  • Reverb and delay sends
  • Sequencer unit



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E Theremin – Electro Theremin

(iOS) $2.99


Vintage Electro–Theremin, Onassis Martino style synth.

This app is inspired by early classic slider controlled synthesisers such as the Ondes-Martenot, Trautonium and Tannerin/electro-theremin.

The E Theremin has three oscillators that generate a rich fat analogue tone, with a choice of 4 waveforms (saw, square, triangle and sine) octave shift and amp control. The E Theremin can achieve portamento, vibrato and quarter-tones with precise control. 4 presets allow you to store your sounds and jump quickly between them during performance.

– Ideal for professionals looking for an alternative to the keyboard controlled synth.
– Great for anyone interested in synthesizers, particularly early analogue.

In 1928 Maurice Martenot created one of the first electronic musical instruments, entitled; the Ondes-Martenot, the prerunner to the theremin, similar in sound but with a very different type of user interaction, an inspiring slider on a cord was used. Later in the 1950s Paul Tanner invented the Tannerin a.k.a. Electro Theremin. The Tannerin used the same slider controls as the Ondes-Martenot to control pitch. The Tannerin went on to play a large role in records such as The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations”.

Summarized Features

  • Three oscillators (osc2 unison)
  • 4 waveforms
  • 3 octave slide control
  • Fat analogue sound
  • Jump between 4 user presets
  • Retina GUI



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Auria for iPad

(iOS) $24.99


Auria - the 48-track digital audio recording system for iPad.

"This is the first mobile mixing (AND recording AND post production) app that I've ever used that is truly professional. Just Wow !" - David Kahne (Grammy winning producer/engineer for Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Stevie Nicks, Sublime, The Bangles, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor)

•TEC Awards 2012 Nominee•
•Computer Music Innovation Award•
•Computer Music Performance Award•
•Sound on Sound 2013 Awards Nominee•
•Electronic Musician Editor's Choice Award•

The mobile DAW you've been dreaming of has arrived. Auria is a 48-track digital recording system designed from the ground up for the iPad. With professional-level features like AAF import/export, and optional third-party plugin support from names like PSPaudioware, Overloud, Fab Filter and Drumagog, Auria clearly sets a new standard for mobile recording.

"Prepare to be amazed." – Computer Music Magazine

“...I was immediately convinced that this is the hottest musical app to make it to the iPad so far...” – Recording Magazine

• 48 tracks of simultaneous playback of stereo or mono files. (24 tracks on iPad 1)
• Up to 24 tracks of simultaneous recording when used with compatible USB audio interfaces (Camera Connection Kit required)
• 24-bit recording
• Vintage-inspired ChannelStrip on every channel by PSPAudioware includes Expander, Multiband EQ and Compressor
• MasterStrip on all subgroup and master channels featuring PSPAudioware BussPressor, EQ and Mastering Limiter
• 64 bit double-precision floating point mixing engine
• Third party plugin support available via in-app purchase
• MIDI Sync support with MTC Chase, MIDI Clock and MMC
• MIDI Remote Control (Mackie MCU and HUI protocol)
• Supports sample rates of 44.1KHz, 48KHz and 96KHz, at 24 bits (iPad 1 only 44.1KHz and 48KHz)
• AAF import and export allows transferring complete sessions between popular DAWs like Logic, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Samplitude and others
• Convolution reverb plugin with included IR library by MoReVoX
• ClassicVerb reverb plugin included
• StereoDelay and StereoChorus plugins included
• 8 Assignable subgroups and 2 aux sends
• Time Stretching using Dirac 3 Pro technology
• Real-time audio scrubbing
• Tempo sync and side chain support for plug-ins
• Powerful waveform editor with features like cut/copy/paste, crossfade, duplicate, separate, gain, normalize, dc offset, reverse, and more
• Flexible snapping tools allow snapping to events, cursor, bars, beats and more
• DropBox, SoundCloud and Audio Copy/Paste support
• Audiobus support (iPad 3 or greater)
• Track freeze for minimizing CPU usage
• Full automation support on all controls with graphical editing
• True 100mm faders when used in Portrait Mode
• Optional video import feature allows sample accurate sync of video to an Auria project
• Timeline ruler options include minutes:seconds, bars:beats, samples and SMPTE time
• Auto-punch mode
• WIST support for wireless syncing of other compatible music apps
• AuriaLink allows two iPads running Auria to play and record in sync, allowing for 96 tracks of playback and 48 tracks of recording
• Full delay compensation on all tracks, subgroups, and aux sends
• Adjustable metering modes, including pre or post fader, RMS and peak
• Adjustable pan laws
• Sample accurate loop function
• Automatic sample rate conversion
• Built-in metronome

iPad 2 or later
Compatible with all iPad models (iPad 1 has only 24 tracks, 44.1KHz and 48 KHz)
iOS 5.0 or later
USB audio interfaces require Camera Connection Kit



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50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M3000

(iOS) $11.99


2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the shipment of the first production mellotron from Streetly Electronics' factory in Birmingham, UK.

To celebrate this historic occasion we are proud to present the 50th Anniversary Edition of Mellotronics M3000, an authentic replication of the legendary M400 tape replay instrument, packed with awesome additional features.

Features :
16 voices in total, 35 chromatic 8 second tapes per voice, almost 200MBytes of samples
All samples are original MKI, MKII and M400 voices from the production tape library of Streetly Electronics
3 new unlooped voices - MKII Vibes, Rhodes and Piano
3 looping modes - unlooped (maximum authenticity), 5s loops (maximum playability) and 3s loops (very high fidelity, minimum memory footprint)
Looped modes support 4 simultaneous voices - A/B/C continuous blend plus additional D voice on chord pads
32 voicebanks each with 12 programmable chord pads
AudioBus support
Core MIDI support for class-compliant USB interfaces
MIDI responds on all channels to : keys (5 octave response from 3 octaves of samples), pitch wheel, mod wheel (for A/B/C continuous blend), master volume, program change for Voicebank selection. M3000 Tone control may be programmed to any free controller. MIDI notes 1-12 trigger the chord pads.
New synthesis engine with 44.1kHz playback supports mix of looped and unlooped sounds - e.g infinite violins plus decaying piano
Variable 'Tape inching' for authentic factory-style calibration of note attack
Built-in stereoizing reverb engine
Tone control matched to M4000 analog tone
Hypnotic 'Oscillotron' waveform display, in soothing chill-out colour palette

Full voice list :

Church Organ
Boys Choir
Female Choir
Eight Choir
String Section
MKII Violins
MKII Flute
MKII Clarinet
Tenor Sax
MKII Brass
MKII Vibes




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BeatMaker 2

(iOS) $19.99


It is my app of choice. The beat kits are pretty phenomenal. I started mainly using the 808 and 909, but there are other kits that are great. The instruments presets are not stellar but I am able to make them sound it through the amazing instrument unit itself. It is as complex as the simpler. There is also support for audio which I use often. It has probably my favorite Compressor and Bitcrusher of all time.


I used Beatmaker 1 extensively, and it was much more limited, but got some good results because it was one of the first apps that allowed sampling with the iphone's internal mic. I do all of my primary sampling with that very mic. Having an MPC in your pocket is an amazing thing.


Here is one I did almost exclusively on Beatmaker 2, using a synth sample from animoog. All of the sequencing and beats were done in BeatMaker2. I posted this here before.




Description BeatMaker 2

BeatMaker 2: the most advanced mobile music workstation.


Combining music production tools that were behind the success of countless artists, BeatMaker 2 is a powerful, easy-to-use composition interface for amateurs and professionals alike.


Build your own virtual home-studio, create multiple instruments and connect them to a full-range of audio effects.

Compose, record, arrange and transform your ideas into complete songs, ready to be shared with others.


Import your own sounds or use the sound library provided: more than 170 high-quality instrument and drum presets from synthesizers to realistic orchestral sounds. You can even import songs from your iPod library!


Connect your MIDI accessories for an external control of BeatMaker's instruments, effects and mixer, ideal for home-studio productions and live performances. Compatible with audio interfaces with the Camera Kit (iPad only).


Works on all iPhone, iPod and iPad models starting with third generation devices (iPhone3GS, iPod3G 32GB, iPhone 4/4S/5, all iPads).



- Create multiple instruments with Drum Machine, Keyboard Sampler, Audio Tracks

- 11 effects: Reverb, Compressor, Filter, Delay, EQ, Flanger, Chorus, AutoPan, BitCrusher, Overdrive, 6-Band Parametric EQ

- 3 effect slots for each instrument

- CoreMIDI support: connect your MIDI accessories to control instruments, effects and mixer.



- 128 trigger pads: 16 pads over 8 banks

- Chop Lab: Slice audio loops to automatically create new sound presets

- Control sound parameters on individual pad: volume, pan, mute, output bus, semitone, fine tune, reverse and autoscaling

- Low/high pass filter per pad

- Pad trigger modes: one-shot, hold & loop

- ADSR Envelope ADSR control for each pad

- Exclusive groups and polyphony management

- "Live" modes: trigger, mute, reverse, velocity and tune spreading.

- Pad copy & paste



- 128-key keyboard with pitch wheel, double keyboard mode, note display and zoom controls

- Easily create your own instruments from any sample combination with the keygroup editor

- Volume and filter ADSR envelopes

- Low/high pass filter with key tracking

- 2 LFOs to control volume, pitch and filter parameters

- Polyphony control, up to 32 voices

- Legato play mode with glide

- Velocity layers



- Add audio tracks for recording and sample playback directly on the sequencer

- Record multiple audio tracks simultaneously

- Gain and noise gate on audio inputs

- Support for disk streaming to load samples without consuming RAM



- Create unlimited instrument, audio and FX tracks

- Automations: Record, edit and replay instrument and effect parameters

- Record, draw, arrange and resize patterns along the timeline to build your song

- Compose and modify patterns with a piano-roll interface. Edit notes, parameters and automations.

- Instrument and effect recording options: Quantize, take or partial undo, pre-roll, Overdub, note erasing.



- Full-fledged wave editor with intuitive interface for manipulating samples

- Basic edition tools: trim, cut, copy, paste, with undo/redo

- High quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithms

- Audio tools: normalize, silence, reverse, fade in and out, cross-fade

- Record new samples from microphone or instruments

- Loop points and tempo/signature editor



- Realistic multi-track mixer with level meters

- Edit volume, pan, solo, mute and bus routing features for each track

- Four sends available for each instrument/audio tracks





- Native iPad & iPhone/iPod Touch interfaces, Retina display

- MIDI files import/export

- MIDI Out, Sync, Thru support

- Virtual MIDI support

- Korg's WIST support

- Transfer files from/to your computer via iTunes or FTP

- Import songs from your iPod library to create new remixes

- Upload songs to your SoundCloud account

- DropBox support

- Share audio content via iOS pasteboard



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  • 3 months later...

preparing myself to receive a new smartphone


Give me the essential "music making" apps (synths, daws, whatever), or just whatever shit... :)



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