February 26, 2013
So I bought Traktor DJ for iPad Thursday.
Before I go any further I want to say again that I bought it Thursday. At the time of writing, it is Monday the following week. When I bought the product, I was thinking “I’ll just bang around with it, test out the sync functionality, set a few loops and cue points, and bang out a quick review for the blog.” That didn’t happen for two reasons:
1) I really dragged my feet on the whole “leaving Snow Leopard” thing. Snow Leopard was fine. I wanted to stay there. Over recent months, this or that driver update excluded me and I realized the day was coming when someone would force my hand. NI were the someone, and 2.6.1 was the update to do it. Mac users will want to note that full use of the app’s functionality with Traktor Pro 2.6.1 requires …
October 11, 2012
IK Multimedia, the humble iPad interface products maker who has been coming up with ways to connect your instruments with your iOS device, has just started to explore the world of iOS apps as well. Their newest app known as, “iGrand Piano”, was designed as a simple and straightforward piano program. The app lets you selected from 9 different studio grade pianos (upright, grand, etc.) – all of which are velocity sensitive, to give you a more authentic piano feeling.
Naturally, the app works well with their iRig Keys and iRig MIDI interface, for those who want to connect their iPad to their keyboards.…
October 5, 2012
Not every handcrafted iOS synthesizer app for your device is chalked up to what you thought it’d be. Music Airport’s virtual analog synthesizer “TANSU” is one of those digital devices that are supposed to simulate the “real deal” analog devices, complete with patch cables and messy wiring – but all of this seems to be negated by some serious copyright issues.
The app itself contains a logic box and logic system that can be used with a voltage controlled oscillator, a microphone and even music from your iPod/iPad library. The problem is that many of their included samples aren’t free for commercials use, so anything produced from this app cannot be distributed and sold.…
August 25, 2012
iPads have slowly but surely grown in popularity among digital musicians. When digital synthesizers first arrived on the app scene, they were treated as a gimmick and given little respect when compared to their analog counterparts. Now, developers have transformed these apps into sophisticated tools that musicians rely on in their performances. Perhaps these digital apps will be the end of keyboard synthesizers.…