It is sometimes the simplest of ideas that catch your interest. Audreio is such an idea: a way to stream and record audio from a desktop DAW straight to another device, without having to leave your DAW.
Audiobus is compatible with Inter-App Audio as a host, and can make use of node apps in the same way as apps written to support Audiobus natively. Version 3 introduces two new areas of functionality: MIDI pipelines and a built-in mixer.
GarageBand For iOS continues to impress as it becomes more sophisticated; and while you likely won’t finish a full production with this app, it’s becoming an increasingly good sketchpad — especially with the increased Logic interoperability.
For those wanting realistic acoustic drum parts, we don’t yet have a candidate for ‘EZ Drummer in an app’. Which is something that Blue Mangoo, the developers behind the excellent iFretless apps, are trying to achieve with Drum Session.
Steinberg update Cubasis 2 with real-time time-stretching and a “carefully redesigned user interface”, which amounts to a flatter, cleaner design that’s a little crisper and more pleasing to the eye than previous versions.
Addictive Pro adds more complex oscillator configurations, a better effects implementation and a hot-rodded arpeggiator, but has surprisingly dropped the very useful four-track looper of the original Addictive Synth.
A numerical increase in a new iPhone’s name is usually representative of a significant change in the device’s physical design. The iPhone 7, however, breaks with this tradition and looks remarkably like the 6 and 6s models of the past two years. So what has changed?