Audio Evolution Mobile
Audio Evolution Mobile 4.4.0 for Android released with improved piano roll editing and the use of MIDI/instruments is now free (no more IAP) Plus- Volume slider is now horizontal for phones, giving access to the arm, mute and solo buttons more easily. This can be changed in the preferences.
Audio Evolution Mobile
The G-Stomper family is marching forward. I am excited to test the new pitch and stretch effects over the long bus ride I will take in about half an hour.
Google play info:
Added independent control of Pitch & Speed to the Drum Samplers
Added Pitch Shift & Time Compress/Expand to the Audio Editor processing
Replaced the existing Pitch Shifter FX with two new, completely re-written Pitch Shifters
Added a Moog 24dB HP Filter to the FX types
Renamed X-Delay to LFO X-Delay for better transparency
New re-designed FX Selector (organized by FX category)
Various improvements & minor bug fixes
Full release notes at http://www.planet-h.com/g-stomper-studio/gst-whats-new/
So this charming and easy to use sequencer/sample application is updated and the biggest thing is that now you can export compositions as XM files meaning that they can now be imported into a lot of trackers, as for example SunVox (The same app from the same developer. sneaky, sneaky bastard) and as mentioned by Robin contributor to this website it is a a very nice way to get them into SunVox.
In the sense of SunVox being to difficult to use sequencing wise but now you can use all the modular effects available in SunVox. Or just being to be able to bang out tunes in a more managable way and continue later in another tracker.
Anyway it is great and we should support single developers of apps like this and apps like G-Stomper. Caustic and for example free apps like VU-Knob! (and many more).
Also remember that Mr Nightradio's apps are for free for the PC/Mac/Linux computers!
Google Play info:
* export to XM (eXtended Module of the FastTracker2) - this file can be loaded by any modern music tracker/player (for example, SunVox);
* sound editor: "reduce size / 2 (lossy)" function has been added;
* Android (4.0 and higher): System Settings -> Interface: new option "Hide system bars" for true fullscreen mode;
* new sound packs: pack10_fm, pack11_percussion_2, pack12_orchestra;
* new song - Example12;
* bugs fixed.
• Added Mono option to the mix-down dialog
• Added 'Set punch in' and 'Set punch out' options to the markers menu
• Added 'Drum pads' to the MIDI input selection dialog to use drum pads for soundfonts from other vendors
• Added 'Remove' button to the top bar for effects with custom graphics
• Added MIDI channel filter option to the MIDI input selection dialog
• Paste using the paste button now pastes at the time marker
• Much more, see the release notes in the app!
It is here.
So much new really cool features that even half of it would be fantastic.
There is a couple of things that is really cool that sticks out-
The audio editor have two different types of time-stretch/pitch shifter.
A new Synthesizer that have been used by many Beta testers with great results.
But to me maybe the coolest thing is the possibility to merge all sound generators into a PCM (the capable sampler) preset. Think about that!
That means you can make the most complex synthesizer patches as there is so many different types of sound engines to use inside of Caustic. It even comes with a little mixer before merging it down into a new preset! Plus that it frees up a lot of CPU if the device is suffering.
I would say that Android is blessed by having such a capable app that would be more than enough if it was the only one. Maybe the only thing missing to make it complete would be full on audio tracks but there is workarounds for that as well using the sampler.
Remember that there is a free PC version as well with no limitations!
Lately I have heard some amazing productions using Caustic in styles of Dubstep and Trap music and find it fascinating that there seems to be a new generation of Caustians that are taking Caustic to a new level. Will be posting some of this soon.
So it took some time, but that is all in the past now and the developer have always been generous enough to let the Beta version grace free, so for the interested the wait have not been to burdensome.
Now we are waiting for the mastering app that the developer is working on but it seems pretty ready and have a feeling that the wait will not be as long.
Take a look at these videos that are as other Caustic videos made by the developer some of the best tutorials I have seen. Actually would say that even if not using Caustic they are great at explaining concepts for similar synthesizers and effects etc. using other apps or hardware.
To get the free PC version and to take a look at the forum as well for more information and general goodwill go here:
Google Play update information:
New machine: SawSynth (Polyphonic supersaw-type synth)
New "melody helper" to lock keyboards to scales
Support for more time signatures (3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4) from the song page and in pattern editors.
Tool to create new PCMSynth instruments by merging your rack.
4 New effects
Stereo support for PCMSynth, Beatbox and Modular machine input
Wave Editor now supports stereo, pitchshift/timestretch, bpm detection and more.
New loop and stem export options
Have a feeling that this Groovebox app will grow into something interesting as it already have some fresh ideas built into it.
- improved playback
- added swing
- added chord-arp
So as always I thought G-Stomper Studio / VA-Beast / Rhythm was pretty great before and have a hard time to imagine what more can be added but as always there is more things to add that actually makes a big difference.
Here is the list of what is new for G-Stomper Studio but a lot of it applies to VA-Beast and Rhythm as well:
G-Stomper Studio 18.104.22.168 Release Notes:
Not a big update but thought that it is mentioning Heat Synthesizer for readers that may have missed it as it is one of the more complex and complete synthesizer for Android and the first advanced one that came. There is a demo to try.
* Fixed connection issue
* Added new comb filter type
Comb filter supports both positive & negative feedback by adjusting the resonance parameter of the filter. A centered knob means no feedback.
A lot of new goodness!
What is new:
This is the programming language that is used for many of Nightradio's apps (The creator of SunVox) and is specialized for making audio and visualization type of programs apps.
Also available directly on your device for coding and playing back the coded creations.
Some examples are included that can be used.
So it is now updated which means that hopefully Virtual ANS will be updated to soon!
As they go hand in hand and have noticed that it normally gets updated as Pixilang expands and brings the expansion into Nightradio's other apps.
Here is what is new:
To get it go here:
So it came after a long wait and they did not charge it as a separate application either!
Have not had full time on this yet but it looks real good and there is now an application that straddles synthesizer sequencing with audio tracks and recording (The one exception being Soundcamp that is only available on certain Samsung devices). The direct recording will of course suffer if the device have high latency and it is not possible as in Audio Evolution and
n-Track Studio to use external soundcard for recording. But if is still fine that it is possible even if the recordings have to be nudged a bit.
Coming with the mini synth which is a capable synthesizer and the possibility to demo and get two more as in-app purchase. They did not cost too much one for around 1.50 and one for 2.50 or so. Then there is as in the older version the sample instruments. Everything is laid out nicely and think workflow wise it is easy. This version can also have separate FX for each track and it seems that there can be a bunch of them.
There is a demo version and for people upgrading there is the possibility to downgrade if the device can not take the new version or you simply do not like it.
If it works good I do not see why you would prefer the old version as this have much more options and the sequencer is so much easier to work with etc...
It is recommended to use at least Android 4.1 even if it is possible to install it on devices down to Android 2.3.3. Maybe one complaint would be is that the download is like around 700mb and it would be good to have alternative download for a smaller version with less sample instruments?
If using FL Studio as a DAW on PC it seems that this would a "must" as there is a possibility to load as a VSTi inside the DAW. It would have been cool if they released it as VSTi for other Daws as well.
So as said have not had time to dig deeper but so far thumbs up.
Google Play info:
FL Studio Mobile allows you to create and save complete multi-track music projects on your Android phone or tablet device. You can even load the FL Studio Mobile projects into the 'FL Studio Desktop PC' version and take them to the next level.If it’s a beat on the step sequencer, a melody on the piano roll or a full song on the playlist, FL Studio Mobile has you covered. Never lose that idea again. Get it down and happening wherever you are.
• High quality instruments, drum kits & sliced-loop beats
• Step sequencer for fast percussion programming and sliced-loop reworking
• Configurable virtual piano-keyboard
• Drum pads: Configurable
• Audio tracks: audio recording (with monitoring), wav import
• Wave editor:
• Browser with preview button and logical sorting into Instruments, Synths, Drum kits & Loops
• Pan, volume, release and attack time configurable per instrument
• High quality, battery-friendly audio engine (latency depends on the device)
• Drum loops and sliced loops ready to start your project with a cool beat
• Effects include Limiter, Compressor, Reverb, Delay, EQ, Distortion, Filter and more to enhance your mix
• Multi-track sequencer and intuitive editing options
• Per-track mute, solo, effect bus, pan and volume adjustment
• Edit at the level of tracks, bars or down to individual notes
• Piano roll editor for manual entry of note & chord sequence data or detailed editing of recorded performances
• Undo for all editable screens
• Metronome with tempo settings
• Intuitive positioning of screens with the slide gesture and resize with the pinch gesture
• Save and load your songs, export to WAV and AAC
• Share your songs via Sync to other Mobile 3 devices
• In-app user manual
• Android 4.1 or later required
• Configurable to work with all screen resolutions and sizes.
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* "FL Studio" desktop PC version (sold separately) is installed, on average, over 30,000 times each DAY making it one of the world's most popular and exciting music production systems. Everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music, the perfect studio partner for FL Studio Mobile. You can download the demo version of the FL Studio Desktop PC version and enhance your FL Studio Mobile projects for free then save to audio format.
It is only a Beta for Windows, Linux (x68, x68_64, arm, arm64), OSX and Windows Mobile.
Was wondering when there was going to be a new SunVox update lately and here it is!
There is a lot of new things a s usual and a lot of them will not be exciting until put to good use.
Here is one of the new things that mentally I can not see how it would be useful but probably will be surprised when putting it into action!
One cool thing that Mr Nightradio already used in his Palmsounds birthday video is the new viualising mode.
What is in this Beta:
v1.9.2 BETA1 (10 oct 2016):
From the G-Stomper website:
This new release brings Android M MIDI support to devices running on Android 6.0 and higher, including…
The new Android M based MIDI driver is way more flexible, it’s faster, more precise and it’s using less CPU. As a matter of course, the old Android 3.1 based MIDI driver remains for devices running on older Android versions and for NON-class-compliant MIDI hardware (the Android M MIDI connectivity strictly supports class-compliant MIDI equipment).
If looking for something that is pretty complete Stagelight could be cool. The basic version is for free and then buy in-app upgrades like more effects and sound machines etc.
It also includes audio tracks which is of course a big bonus.
There is also a PC version that can load VST's and in effect is a DAW for not too much money.
So they recently updated and that included:
New Look and Feel
-Enhanced color scheme
-New Transport design allows you to keep more in view
-Redesigned Track Mixer with collapsible panels
New Mixing Features
-Full-screen Mixer View
-Master Track view with global view switches
-New: Send Effect Tracks
-Freeze instruments and insert effects to save CPU and RAM
-Send Song Projects to your other connected devices with the push of a button
Numerous additional enhancements
There is only two good multitrack DAW's for Android and this is one of them the other being Audio Evolution Mobile. Both of them being competent and good and most importantly both of them allow for USB sound cards to record with minimum (disclaimer; there is always some latency on any system digital or otherwise. Physical nature of things) latency.
There is differences between them that makes it worthwhile to inspect what is your preference.
Not going to list them as both apps have demos and would advice anyone to check it out for themselves plus the workflow is fairly different as well.
Anyway with this upgrade maybe the biggest difference is that n-Track Studio have started using a subscription fee instead. I am normally against it as I prefer to own the software but in this case it is kind of interesting as it probably not often that most people do serious recordings on their mobile devices as it is much more convenient to record on computer. But maybe the computer gets broken, a need to record your guitar playing cousin in hicksville or vacation etc it can be nice to just pay for a month?
It is not too much, one euro for a basic subscription and two for a pro one.
The main difference is 32/64 bit export for the pro version instead of 16/24 bit for the basic.
To be honest do not think that there is a high amount of people that can hear the difference between 24 bit and 32/64 bit.
So that means one euro a month instead of twenty or so which the older version cost and what more or less Audio Evolution cost with the goodies activated.
So after doing the math and unless you need the higher bit rate plus Multichannel USB class-compliant audio interface and only use it for a month or two it becomes pretty cheap.
Ahh yes n-Track Studio also comes with the exciting song collaborating app SongTree incorporated. That could of course become addictive and costly in the end... after five years or so...
The owners of the older Pro version gets four months for free or just do not upgrade to avoid the subscription plan.
The update is:
n-Track 8 is here, with a lot of exciting new features!
- Step Sequencer: create beats, melodies and arpeggions
- Advanced Routing: record/bounce any track to an audio track
- Songtree integration: make music online with a community of talented musicians
- Improved MIDI and Audio editing: MIDI step recording feature, fade in/out curves and more
- Quick Grooves: instantly add drum and bass grooves to your project
- Export at high quality: export your song at 24 and 32 bits
- New and improved UI
It is nice to see some of the earlier Android apps that are still good being updated.
Here is what is said on their website:
With the latest updates our apps RD4 Groovebox and SPC Music Drum Pad for Android are now Pro Audio feature ready. Improvements in Android 6.0 Marshmallow now allow an audio roundtrip latency below 20ms on Android devices which support this feature. The Pro Audio device feature gives our apps excellent response time, comparable to other well supported pro audio platforms.
At the moment devices we know of that support Android Pro Audio are the Nexus 5X, 6P, 9 and the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, we hope more devices to come soon. For the technical details on what the Pro Audio device feature consists of, read this article on the Android Authority website.
It is good to see that this is getting a small but nice update as the developer is spending a lot of time on web based audio (which is pretty cool and will write about it soon). Also gives a reason to bring this interesting application up again as it is one of the more interesting apps for Android there is. Anyone that is looking for a more advanced synthesizer engines that can sound raw should check this out. Plus that it comes with a lot of effects, a simple drum machine and four track sequencer.
As a bonus a video showing what the developer is doing when he is not coding...
So the summer is over and updates will be coming. In this one maybe for me the most exciting one is to have more options when it comes to automation but as always G-Stomper is being pushed in all kinds of way to more greatness!
WHAT’S NEWG-Stomper Studio 5.2 Release Notes:
Not a very exciting update but it is nice that Mikrosonic is still in the game!
Robovox is pretty fun to use for quick and dirty sound experiments to add to songs and of all the voice changing apps this is the only one that I found satisfying...
Google Play info:
- Android 6 Marshmallow ready
- 8 new voice models added
- 10 voice models for free now
- Improved button layout for realtime, parrot, recording and play mode
- Recording time extended to 5 minutes
This interesting app for learning music theory and more had a nice update.
Google Play info:
V1.0 News :
Dynamic left handed pad in full piano view to play simultaneous chords and melodies
Link any played chord with an associated scale or arpegio change
Layout reworked with shortcuts buttons for easy switching play options.
Swipe between options and controls in full piano view.
Record scale change links to any chord in song mode. Now you can loop or duplicate a chord selection in song mode
Added experimental light sensor to control any knob or slider in full piano view.
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