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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby forumuser695516 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:23 pm

Animoog! Again, because it's now out for the iPhone too. Separate apps, but the iPhone version has the same cheap as chips intro price that the iPad version originally had. So worth grabbing..
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Postby Brucie808 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:04 pm

To answer Paul Farrer's question above - I've been using EXS24 instruments in GarageBand for iPad. You need to use Redmantica's GB Sample Manager on a Mac to do it but it works a treat. And with the EXS24 sampler itself now available via Mainstage for only £20.99 on the Mac App store I've been able to build my own EXS instruments and then use these in GarageBand for iPad.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby Mike7 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:35 pm

You might be interested to check out "Cubasis", a recently-released DAW for iOs by Steinberg/Cubase. It looks great but I have been unable to try it myself as it is not compatible with my older, original iPad.

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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby rhettmcnulty » Wed May 29, 2013 11:45 pm

I found the "younity" app to be extremely useful for both accessing my music files from my Macbook Pro and Macbook Mini along with being able to access the files on any attached external drives. The app also allows me to share music files i am working on from any of my devices using my iphone and send them to my friends on facebook. Its pretty cool and there are no storage limits so I can access as many bytes as I have stored on my devices.

The app is free for both iPad, iPhone and iPod - http://getyounity.com
Requires iOS 5.0 or later
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby JIAWEN LEONGE » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:54 am

Animoog.. It's really is an amazing instruments, very interactive and expressive.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby alexis » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:35 pm

Mike7 wrote:You might be interested to check out "Cubasis", a recently-released DAW for iOs by Steinberg/Cubase. It looks great but I have been unable to try it myself as it is not compatible with my older, original iPad.

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Am looking at Cubasis. 24-bit recording capability due in the "soon-to-be-forthcoming" 1.6 release. From what I can tell, it's a one way thing, can't import a Cubase project into Cubasis, just the other way around. Few bells and whistles (things like automation aren't there) but still it seems like a fantastic way to record remotely for Cubase users. Comes with a little synth too (Monolog), not my cup of tea, but people seem to like it. I've never touched a Mac machine, so the learning curve will be steep with the iPad I'm sure, but I'm looking at this for the holidays.

Has anyone here used Cubasis? ... I'm wondering if the standard Cubase audio cycle record/lane behaviour is reproduced there?
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Auria?

Postby alexis » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:38 pm

Another "mini-DAW" app for iPad - Auria . Has anyone used it? 48 tracks, can record 24 tracks simultaneously, 24/96, delay compensation, double precision mixing, automation ... sounds truly amazing!
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Re: Auria?

Postby alexis » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:26 pm

Adding a bit of info: Auria doesn't have "cycle record" w/ stacked lanes for Audio, according to the really helpful mod on their very friendly forum. Cubasis does have that fxn, according to the mod on their forum.

Also, they use AAF to export their projects, which Cubase does not have. There is a workaround suggested to bring it into Nuendo first (as it does accept AAF-formatted projects) and then into Cubase, but uggh.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby G-Doubleyou » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:32 pm

I've been working the Logic Remote app into my workflow.

Recently picked up Launchpad and the Groove3 app.

SP Pro is an interesting alternate midi controller.

For info on everything in the iOS music world http://idesignsound.com/

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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby sig-ex » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:32 pm

My focus is on on-the-fly instrument playing, and these are what I would recommend:

SampleTank: for all other generic instruments.
WI Orchestra: Good woodwinds, brass and piano too.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby Soulless » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:22 pm

Roli Noise app - Free download for newer iPhones and iPads

I didn't see this mentioned, and I use Noise a lot. I provide a link to the Roli page where they have a pretty decent demo. https://roli.com/products/noise
This app is for an iPhone 6s or newer iPad. I prefer the iPad one on the iPad Pro because it sounds better and the keyboard is larger. I just checked the Apple App store and find it is still free. Looks like there are downloads for packs for new sounds, which I hadn't known but which I will grab today (3 to 4 pounds each looks like). I saw these on the Roli website.

And another thing I discovered is that it now enables the iPhone or iPad to be used as the audio engine for the Seaboard Rise (which I also have). THAT Is excellent news for me, as I have had to drag my mac and all that that entails with me to make the Seaboard work outside of the home studio. I know nothing about it yet, but as soon as I do I will put up a short post.

A link to a youtube demo. Worthy of a moment of your time. https://youtu.be/IOFfaTr-bf4
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby job » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:34 pm

Airfoil. It allows you to route audio from your DAW (or anywhere), out through your phone speaker. Something i like to do in the final stages... or at all times if making a ringtone! :thumbup:

Soundwire for Android does the same, for anyone on that platform reading this.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby JRJulius » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:06 pm

This doesn't seem like the liveliest of threads anymore, but I use iOS in my musicmaking and I feel like talking about it. Here are the apps that I can't do without anymore:

Korg ODYSSEi: Only a few weeks old and arguably a significant step up over their previous CMT engines. They've modeled oscillator drift this time around so they beat a little unless you activate sync. Whether this is good or bad is up to you, but it certainly sounds more "analogue" to me. I had no complaints about the ring mod sounds on iMS-20, but they've supposedly revamped the Sync and RM capabilities to remove aliasing and provide more convincing upper frequency content. Plus, they added a sequencer, effects, and polyphony. It sounds great and is a ton of fun to play but the interface is a little fiddly on an iPad Mini and a LOT fiddly on an iPhone.

Moog Model 15: It's been discussed to death elsewhere, I'm sure, but I didn't see it mentioned in this thread. Moog pulled out all the stops with this one and while it isn't exactly a "fully-featured" VA modular (it has far fewer modules compared to Audulus, Oscillot, etc), it sounds amazing and is an excellent starting point for those new to modular systems. Its built-in controllers are also fantastic -- you get a ribbon controller, a standard keyboard with velocity and aftertouch, an Animoog keyboard, and a pretty decent arpeggiator. The interface is surprisingly intuitive and works well on an iPad Mini but you'll probably have more fun with a larger screen. Requires a 64-bit device.

Olympia Noise Co. Patterning: Another one that has made some serious waves since its release. It's a circular drum sequencer with a focus on pattern variation. I can't describe its standout features succinctly but let's just say that percussion hipsters will have a field day with this one.

It's also worth mentioning that if you're using a recent version of MacOS (I first noticed it with El Capitan), you can send audio from your device through a Lightning cable -- no need to use the headphone jack. Just go into Audio MIDI setup and add your iPad or iPhone as an audio source, then go into your DAW and select it as your audio input. It's a bit of extra hassle to switch audio inputs all the time, but if you don't have the right I/O on your soundcard, this will cut some 1/8"-1/4" adapters from your setup. But Lightning still won't transmit MIDI, which I find unfathomable.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby shufflebeat » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:29 pm

I'd be interested to know if Cubasis or Auria have improved (i.e. introduced) time signature handling.

I've commented before that MultiTrackStudio for iPad was the only app I could find which offered the capacity to build any kind of tempo map. I subsequently found that it does all kind of things immaculately, albeit with a relatively ugly GUI.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby Andy McBain » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:05 pm

JRJulius wrote:Moog Model 15: It's been discussed to death elsewhere, I'm sure, but I didn't see it mentioned in this thread. Moog pulled out all the stops with this one and while it isn't exactly a "fully-featured" VA modular (it has far fewer modules compared to Audulus, Oscillot, etc), it sounds amazing and is an excellent starting point for those new to modular systems. Its built-in controllers are also fantastic -- you get a ribbon controller, a standard keyboard with velocity and aftertouch, an Animoog keyboard, and a pretty decent arpeggiator. The interface is surprisingly intuitive and works well on an iPad Mini but you'll probably have more fun with a larger screen. Requires a 64-bit device.

Rather good this one, isn't it? :D

I'm still not entirely sure what all the bits do... but I managed to make a fat sounding acid patch pretty easily.

I'm very interested in iOS synths since equipping my iPad Air with MIDI in. I can see the Moog instruments in particular becoming genuinely useful in my tracks, rather than just toy apps...
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