September 17, 2012
The unveiling of Apple’s next generation of devices wasn’t earth shattering, but significant changes were made that are sure to have people pre-ordering their next batch. Mainly, the iPhone 5’s design was changed by making it a bit longer. It doesn’t seem like much of an aesthetic change, but the power plant wasn’t ignored by developers either.
The new processor and increase memory means that mobile app users (musicians), will be able to use better developed applications for their gigs on the road. Android and Windows users are now left in the dust with little to offer, as app developers will surely favor a more powerful platform.…
September 13, 2012
Apple has been working hard with third-party programmers to ensure that the development of their newest application, Audiobus, goes off without a hitch. The goal of Audiobus and Apple was to achieve a proper system that would allow two apps to communicate with each, or stream audio information live.
To synth app users and iPad musicians alike, this represents a leap forward in app integration, since the ability to chain applications together and receive information from one another has always been a difficult task. While Apple has already officially approved use of this program, it has yet to show up in the App store.…
August 30, 2012
Does nostalgia have you longing to bring the sounds of the Waldorf PPG Wave 2.v to your iPad? While that might be a little odd to some, it looks like that wish is coming true!!!
Wolfgang Palm has finally submitted its PPG Wavegenerator app to the Apple store. The goal of Wavegenerator 2.0 was to reproduce the analog features of the original Wave 2.3 midi keyboard. The app features visual wave form adjustments alongside a host of pitch controls. Those who aren’t familiar with the tones of the original may not see what’s to love in a PPG emulation. However, those who loved it then seem eager to have it back now. Emulations used with a good sampler can amount to some exciting, retro creativity. The PPG Wavegenerator seems eager to please anyone who is looking for a little vintage sampling material.
August 6, 2012
Welcome to the Help Desk with UniqueSquared.com. In this video series we’re covering all things Pro Audio, starting with the most basic stuff and going from there. We get a lot of questions here at UniqueSquared about Pro Audio Equipment. Here are some of the answers to the questions that so many of you are asking. In today’s Help Desk video we’re going to cover Data Transfer cables, with a focus on USB and Firewire. We’ll also touch on some of the newer data connection types that have been introduced in the past couple years, like Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.…
August 2, 2012
Since the Z3TA (zay’-ta) +1 synth was released in August 2011, it has been something of an enviable commodity that Mac users could only read about and wonder if it was worth getting a PC partition erected for playing with. Well loved as it was, I always found myself looking at it and thinking “by the time I get everything I need over to the other side of the wall, this thing had better be magical.” Having found leaving my home base to make music in the past not ideal for my process, I always abandoned this and went back to playing with the multitude of toys already at my disposal.
Now it looks like I might have to think my way through whether or not to buy this thing one more time. Cakewalk, with version “+2.1,” are making their well loved plug in available on Mac in VST 3 and …