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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 27, 2013

Apps Are The Future of Music

The music industry is perhaps one of the largest growing industries, in terms of technology.  Much like the gaming industry, there are always better ways to do things – and it may involve the creation of new hardware or even the creation of simple software to make our lives easier.  The sad part about the music industry is that the people and the users are often one step ahead of the industry itself.  The old way of doing things was controlled by the billboards, which post the top selling songs in each category.  We used to look at the Billboards as way of figuring out what was hot and what was not.  This is not really the case anymore.

The way people find and use music is multi-varied, and finding answers to this requires more than just listing out the top selling songs that sell in a CD store.  …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 1, 2012

DJ Player 5.0 For iPad Brings Midi Mapping & Multi-Route Audio

Algoriddim’s djay app for iOS is one of the most popular and widely used apps for digital DJs, but it isn’t the only one out there.  While djay focuses on the simplicity of layout giving you two turntables and a crossfader as your main interface, DJ Player has always been more about button mashing and triggered actions.

DJ Player has followed suit and upgraded their app to work with the iOS 6 udpate.  Most of the improvements involve ease of use – mainly for importing mapping files and a lower latency response to button presses.  Digitaldjtips tested and mapped their iPad to work with Vestax’s VCI-400 controller.…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 24, 2012

Audiobus Teaser – ‘This Just Worked’

Testing and research into AudioBus has been ongoing, and the results look very promising.  While not every iOS app will support AudioBus’s functionality, the small slew of compatible apps who do look promising, and hopefully more will jump on the bandwagon down the road.

SoundPrism Pro, Loopy, Funkbox, and BeatMaker 2 are among to first applicants to become compatible with this software.  The Audiobus graphical interface is like all things Apple – simple and functional.  The app displays each app’s icon and a line that visually links them together.  Loading and unloading of each chained program is done by use of an eject button. …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 24, 2012

Will The iOS 6 Update Screw Up Your Music Apps?

Apple has a knack for continually updating their products and devices to bigger and better editions and with hardware changes comes software changes as well.  PC users are well aware that newer doesn’t necessarily mean “better”.  Windows Vista proved this idea, by giving its users a headache of a time.

The new iOS update, iOS 6 may seem like the next logical choice for iOS 5 users – but beware, the OS update isn’t friendly with every iOS app out there, causing some programs to have issues or crash altogether.  Users of PPG WaveGenerator and the app that virtually emulates the Akai SynthStation have both experienced these issues under iOS 6.…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 24, 2012

GarageBand For iOS Adds Background Recording

While iOS 6 may be giving problems to independent app developers and their cherished apps, Apple’s own software has only benefitted from the upgrade.  Revisions to stock programs have been made to increase reliability and sometimes, like in the case of GarageBand, add new features.

GarageBand 1.3 now includes a few novel features like the ability to create custom ringtones and alerts for apple devices (iPad, iPod, iPhone).  Integration between your apple devices and GarageBand have been made simpler, so sharing music libraries between the two is more streamlined.  Also, GarageBand no longer hogs your recording ability, and allows you to record in the background while using other applications.  …