Da Update is as this:
• Discover our new Loop Browser and make music with a couple of taps! Choose your favourite genre - then preview, download, drag and drop samples There are loop packages that cater to all tastes, and even space to add your own custom loops and sample folders
• Added musical key widget to quickly change the pitch of an audio part
• Soundbanks are now compressed losslessly for smaller download size
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Okay it is my favorite drum machine on Android. Not the most versatile and listener friendly but just because there is nothing like it. Have not heard anything like it in VST or as hardware either, so yapps totally worth having.
Now it comes loaded with hidden features and updated to make your rhythms go more bouncy and crank it to eleven and encounter the hidden bonus.,.. Yes your pesky neighbors will soon vacate next door.
Here is what the developer had to say about it on Instagram:
(www.instagram.com/tv/B2hpoaqBKAo/?igshid=i704nhw8gd4e with video)
Uploaded a new version, lots of new rhythmic options like polyrhythms and variable retrigger rates. There's also a hidden feature to add controls for the attack on the amplitude and pitch envelopes if you tap the bottom right button of the title five times (to the right of the n in Dragon on the main page.) Hid that because it's not usually used in drum synthesis and to keep things simple. Complete list of changes is on the stores. The program should still be as lightweight as before. This video shows a few of the new presets: disconnect, coininit, rattlesSs, basis by cup, Drassin
One of my favorite apps have now gotten a bigger update since some time.
Was thinking about it like a month ago and at the same time was thinking what could be updated since the last update was so great.
But yes of course it was possible and the two things that makes me excited is that it is now midi connectible not only for controlling parameters but also for using as a synthesizer with a dedicated synthesizer menu and that it is possible to set it for a better rhythmic algorithm.
The synth engine is not only great for general textures being playable but it does keep in the right frequencies as well only playing the frequencies decided by the notes played and it can also be decided which length to be played looped in whatever way chosen.
Midi mapping must be fantastic for anyone wanting to use Virtual ANS in a live setting or for live recording.
Did not spend to much time with the new version yet but it seems to in general sound clearer and better than before.
Overall mighty nice...
But on a slightly sad note to get the new version having the older Virtual ANS it is not a free update and has to be purchased again.
Think that it is justified with the new capabilities.
Also have a feeling but do not know if it is possible to keep the older version working with the new update?
In either case the PC/Linux?MAC version is still free so it is possible to test the new functions before deciding if to buy it.
Will write a longer report on the new version in some days after spending some more time with it, specially using it as a synthesizer as it brings some new textures that is hard to get with hardware synthesizers or in software synths. Together with Spacecraft Granular (when it gets released) there is a big reason to use a mobile device for Hardware synthesists.
Virtual ANS is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS - photoelectronic musical instrument created by Evgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958. The ANS made it possible to draw music in the form of a spectrogram (sonogram), without live instruments and performers. It was used by Stanislav Kreichi, Alfred Schnittke, Edward Artemiev and other Soviet composers in their experimental works. You can also hear the sound of the ANS in Andrei Tarkovsky's movies Solaris, The Mirror, Stalker.
The simulator extends the capabilities of the original instrument. Now it's a full-featured graphics editor where you can convert sound into an image, load and play pictures, draw microtonal/spectral music and create some unusual deep atmospheric sounds. This app is for everyone who loves experiments and is looking for something new.
* unlimited number of pure tone generators;
* powerful sonogram editor - you can draw the spectrum and play it at the same time;
* any sound (from a WAV file or a Microphone/Line-in) can be converted to image (sonogram) and vice versa;
* support for MIDI devices;
* polyphonic synth mode with MIDI mapping;
* supported file formats: WAV (only uncompressed PCM), PNG, JPEG, GIF.
* many new features compared to version 2.3; see the full list: http://warmplace.ru/soft/ans/changelog.txt
Homepage, user manual and versions for other systems:
Known solutions for some problems:
Older Version ideas etc:
Downloading the update now and a whole lot of other apps backlogged.
This was announced a month ago or so but was not yet on the Android version.
While waiting for the update have looked at the video and it is for sure something that brings a higher quality reverb to Android (Grainstorm does have convolution reverb as well) but this also brings the possibilities of sound design that is hard to do otherwise.
Will soon have to do some serious recording with n-Track as it has for sure expanded since trying it last time about a year ago.
Version 9.0.3 adds new features including:
• instrument tracks have now the instrument synth built into the track, they no longer require a separate instrument channel. You can add effects directly to the Instrument track just like it was an audio track.
• introducing the new Convolverb convolution reverb: add beautiful sounding reverbs recorded from real world environments.
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There is some apps that are very interesting and good but that never seems to get the attention that they deserve... This one with less than a hundred installs are one of those.
The concept is good and well executed and the sound is mighty fine. The basic idea is that to manipulate and modulate the parameters selected by tilting the device in different ways.
Plus it comes with a sequencer.
Another mobile app that if coming out as hardware would have been mentioned and written about in many a big music sites/magazines.
So just forget all the unnecessary clutter of your device as the phone part and Facefuck and just have Fang synth installed and there you go, a new exciting hardware synthesizer that can do something no hardware synthesizer can do!
The look may seem crude but personally it entices my sensibilities to inspiration as do his other excellent and most brutal drum machine on Android, Dragon.
The new video does not do it full justice sound wise and does not show you that there is a whole lot of deepness to swim in, that can be slightly overwhelming before coming to grips with it.
Not too much though but enough to keep you occupied in sound sculpting and ideas for a loooong time.
Sequence can be changed from any page
Each step of a sequence can be triggered after the piano roll to allow for chord pads
Notes to the arpeggiator will wait for the next step instead of beginning timing at the first note on. Old behavior can be restored with the control named Independent time
Probability functions for pitch
New oscillator wave types
New presets viros, DSLIME, Carnival, sn, further down, wobble, and Hethodic
Fl Studio after taking over the app development themselves have been continuously doing impressive updates. This is another great one. Sometimes there is temptation to get FL Studio when having money just because the app is embedded into it. Like a DAW inside a DAW... Wish they would release it as an VST for use in any DAW but guess that would not happen as it would be shooting themselves in the foot...
- Pitch & Time stretching with Tempo Sync for samples and loops
- Sync all samples (track header menu)
- Rendered songs/loops now contain embedded tempo data
- Stretching function in envelope, notes/drums editors (on selection)
- New demo tracks
So as last time this is a collection of updates and some are not so fresh anymore but felt that it is more for people that have not heard about the apps before or that have some interest but have not gotten them yet.
RoboVox Voice Changer
This has been around for awhile and Mikrosonic is still going strong with an update a year or so.
Would say that this is the best voicechanger on Android and it is possible to have a lot of fun using it for recording and manipulating sounds in real time. Can be used in all kinds of creative ways and now the recording time is much longer plus many more effects to the recordings!
- Support for latest Android versions
- GUI refresh
- 8 new voice models added
- Recording time extended to 5 minutes
It is easy to pass on a lot of virtual instruments as they are normally substandard and full of ads, but there is also a lot of good ones specially if they have midi support like this one just got.
Major Bug Fixes
New 6.25 Octaves Harmonium
Midi Keyboard Support
Low Latency Engine (beta)
Scale Changer, Key Names (C D E F... / Sa Re Ga Ma... / Do Re Mi Fa...)
Midi Recording (Requires Photos/Media/Files Permission)
Added Male / Female Knob for adjusting Bass / Treble according to vocals or various earphones.
7 Pad : Scales and chords
Winter Promo until 31/01/2019: Virtuoso scale pack is free when you buy the all in one pack
Performance update for midi out over WIFI.
Free audio file player for all previous premium buyers: listen to your audio files (.wav.mp3.ogg), while playing the usual sounds of 7Pad.
AB loop possible on .wav files.
New backing track audio file player : you can select any .wav, .ogg and .mp3 file from your device storage and play along with 7Pad chords and scales !
Could be a drum part, a backing track with all but your instrument or any audio you may like, 7Pad can now play it directly in app.
The AB Loop function of the player allow ( only with .wav files ) to repeat any sub part of your audio file.
The new Tap Tempo button permit to adjust Tempo bpm for the Song chords reproduction and favorite scales changes to play along.
7Pad Chords velocity can be adjusted for the whole song, by choosing the Slider velocity source in 7Pad Song options parameters.
Audio Evolution Mobile:
* Individual clips can now be renamed.
* When using a USB audio interface, the input dialog will be optionally displayed right after creating a new audio track.
* 'Virtual keyboard' can now be selected as input for USB MIDI tracks to drive outboard MIDI gear.
* Added 'P' and 'E' as alternative to the 'Space bar' key to solve issues with Dex.
* Added more keyboard shortcuts (F4 - F8), Ctrl-S for save.
* Solved black text issue in drop-down menus.
Psychedelic camera and Color Night Vision Camera
A friend use the Color Night Vision Camera a lot lately with excellent results (For artistic photo and video work, not so much for the night vision aspect...) and will post about it soon...
The Psychadelic Camera is a lot of fun and can be used for video work... Think that it is important to do videos for Youtube of new music being made as it is at least one more way to capture some attention and to have something that can make saomething look more interesting in your pocket easily is always great...
The update is maybe not so useful for this but kind of interesting as it the apps now have Virtual Reality mode as well...
Last but not least!
The winner of being the first to incorporate Convolution Reverb to an Android app is Grainstorm!!!
To engage the convolution reverb the impulse response have to be loaded into one of the four tracks like this:
If playing sound on track 1 and want to have the reverb on that sound, first load the ir on track 2, then power on the reverb on track1 and then press the track2 button to load the ir from track2.
This makes sense if having the Convolution Reverb page open in the app, promise.
As always recommend this app for anyone that likes to experiment with sounds as ther eis a lot of options to be had and there is not anything else like it on Android. Maybe miss that it had possibilities to connect a midi keyboard but as the developer is constantly doing updates who knows it may be there one day soon!
- Convolution based reverb
- Bypass switch for all effects
Like to post updates but it becomes a hassle sometimes to do whole posts just for medium updates or if there is a lot of them... but still think that it is nice to show what is going on with apps that they have on the radar or it becomes a way to discover apps that may have not been seen.
So will start to show updates for apps in this way but probably miss a lot of good updates as can only list the ones that are showing up on my devices... So if there is developers out there or readers that have knowledge of interesting updates please let us all know...
Send info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or even easier, in the comments section!
Audio Evolution Mobile Studio
* Bus automation: when pressing Auto, the automation lanes for busses are now displayed as well and can be edited
* The automation lanes now show a horizontal dotted line for the default value of the selected parameter
* The time code area on top now shows tick marks for beats when zoomed in
* The piano roll editor now draws a center line for pitch bend and pitch bend events are now snapped to the center
* And much more..
- Filterbank based channel vocoder
- Phase Correction II
New paranoia effect
Fixed gallery images appearing twice
Burst intervals are now available to everyone
Much smaller, white watermark
Free Guitar Tuner - Fender Tune
The five-star Fender Tune app now features the Player Pack!
The all-new version of Fender Tune still features FREE, easy and accurate tuning for guitar, bass and ukulele, with 26 alternate tunings and create-your-own tunings. ALL NEW! PLAYER PACK!
The Player Pack — available for purchase — includes:
* Pro Tuner
Each feature can be purchased individually, or get all four in the Player Pack for a 37% savings!
- updated to support lastest Android version
- added new demo tracks
- new drum kit 'Minimal' for driving minimal beats
- fix for 'export loop' sometimes writing broken .WAV file
- support for Pro Audio low latency feature
smart Chords & tools (guitar, bass, banjo, uke...
⭐ Tabulator view added to the following views with the option to hide:
◾ Scales fretboard
⭐ Bigger tabulator view for bigger screens
✅ Option to hide tabulator view on 'Practice' screen
✅ 'History' and 'Folder' buttons are now visible also on small displays
✅ Scale and arpeggio patterns now support capo
All-new sample edit feature makes remixing more intuitive than ever before. Import tracks, regardless of their length, and edit them with great precision.
* Added: Detailed waveform. Pinch to zoom in/out.
* Added: In/out points with smooth fade-in/fade-out.
* Added: Snap to grid for perfect samples and loops.
* Added: Packs bundles are now available in the store.
* Improved: Packs store redesigned.
* Improved: Edit sample BPM.
Just in Beta for Android but coming soon...
This looks like a big update to an already stacked list of features.
Have not tried it yet but am very curious about the Sampleverse thingy and it is forward thinking of them to have MPE support.
There is a full review coming next week from Robin that contributed to Musical Android before. So that will clarify things.
The unlocked version is 14.99 Dollars on Android and think that is a good price for a workstation of this capacity but there is also a demo to try.
Suggest that if this is interesting to you go and read some more on their website:
SampleVerse: Our new hybrid instrument sampler is here, including
-Easy Multi-Sampling and editing
-Customizable Oscillators and LFO's
-Unique Phrase Arpeggiator
-SFZ and Wav Import
-MPE support and more
-Streamlined Transport/Toolbar, now with persistent Open, Save and share buttons.
-Many many bug fixes and performance optimizations
-See full description for more details
FL Studio Mobile continues forward and have also congratulations for winning the DJ Tech Awards in the "Best Music Production App" category.
It is great how much better this app is since they developed their own version in comparison to the first version that was clunky and with so much less possibilities.
There is some apps that have been on a list mentally to get and the last week or so have gotten them and one of them was this.
A very good buy in my opinion as it brings a dirtiness that is not found in any other apps (or in 95% of hardware drum machines either).
Plus that it is not sample based but synthesized which opens up a lot of more fun hands on tweaking.
It is easy to get into and have a lot of posssibilites for tweaky fun but it is not for everyone,
but anyone looking for a drum groovebox app to play dirty with should check this out!
Added amplitude controls to snare and bass drum
Added tone distance control to snare
Added noise control to bass drum
Added presets Dinon, crushed hornet, 806, 807, grid grime
Made font size relative to screen
Changed wav naming convention
This video shows it at its dirtiest and want to mention that it is possibe to get a bit more cleaner tones and also the kick can get very punchy which is not so obvious here.
⭐ New "Practice" feature: As a first step to play and practice scale patterns
✔ Create your exercises for scale patterns
✔ Play the patterns forward, backward or in both directions
✔ Use the speed trainer to increase the tempo step by step
✔ Use the timer to limit your practice time
✔ Save your exercises with all your settings
Now with some nice new effect plugins and other stuff...
n-Track Studio 9 is finally here. Here are the highlights of the new version:
- New Guitar amp plugin
- New Bass amp plugin
- New VocalTune vocal pitch correction plugin
- 3D spectrum view in EQ window
- Stereo image view in EQ window
- Redesigned user interface
- Echo depth can now be set as division of the song tempo
- Improved compatibility with USB audio devices
There is as always some interesting new functionaity but one thing that is very nice is the following statement:
Over the last few years, the hype around any sort of data collection grew exponential, and at the same time privacy became more and more important. Since these two facts do not fit together without strict rules, it takes a serious amount of time just to keep under control what data is collected by third-party APIs and if these data are used in accordance with the given law and our privacy rules. Time that would be way better invested in new features, improvements, or in new applications.
The other updates are:
Upgraded to the latest Ableton Link 3.0.1 API: Now supporting start/stop sync
New 'Lock' feature (Pattern Set): If enabled, you can make real-time changes to Patterns during live sessions without permanently changing the actual Pattern in the Pattern Set
Not only Midi import but full on export as well with the swing/humanized micro timing being exported as well! As extra niceness added there is also full support for all kinds of time signatures...
Well as can be seen here:
NEW MIDI Importer: Import MIDI files/songs as Pattern Set including Song arrangement (Main Menu / IMP / MIDI Sequence (.mid/.midi))
MIDI Exporter: Now supporting multiple loop cycles, GM Percussion export, conditional drum steps, humanize timing, and musical Time Signature
Timing & Measure section: Now showing the musical Time Signature of your Patterns + a new Wizard to setup new Patterns by selecting a musical Time Signature
Of course it comes with some other stuff as well:
WHAT'S NEW* SuperSaw Synth (free).
* Improved Automation Clip editor
* 10 new 'Bass Drum ...' kick samples
* Guitars Expansion Pack ($1.99)
* Voices Expansion Pack ($1.99)
* DirectWave notes correctly muted when project is looping
* Bugfixes & stability improvements
Not time today but very curious in modulating the filter with the noise source and the flutter amount of the Delay. Both that I hope can take the synth into some nice new territory.
- Faster loading
- Filter can now be modulated by noise source
- Flutter amount control on Delay
- Portamento time and switch are now midi assignable
- Improved patch manager: added alphabetical sort
- More space on the status bar with new functions: revert and randomize
- New oscillators panel tab, includes: mode, transpose, portamento switch/time, legato
- Modwheel and pitchbend now react to midi input
- Sliders and knobs now show values during midi control
- Improved menu look and feel
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