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:: Our Master List of ACP Apps ::

We have been planning it, had numerous requests for it, and have finally posted it: Our Master List of Apps Supporting Audio Copy/Paste! Now, it is a work in progress, bare bones, and surely incomplete, but, it is every App we know of featuring some sort of ACP implementation. At a later date, we might make a note of which version, as the Sonoma implementation allows for multiple files to be stored in the clipboard. Also, we have removed our links to the previous outside sources, simply because they were not updated regularly, and in the case of one list, the information was incorrect and a little garbled. We are also thinking of starting a list of Apps which do not implement any form of ACP, but should. Maybe a petition drive of some kind would push Korg and Rebirth in the right direction. Our new Master List of ACP Apps can be found here:

http://iosaudio.wordpress.com/audio-copy-paste-the-master-list/

Today we expanded our Midi Support List to include OSC support, and thanks to a reader suggestion, a new category for DSMI…I have been researching Apps with Midi support today, and came to a few conclusions..One, our list is missing a ton of Apps, which we are working on. Two, there are tons of Apps which feature some sort of Midi support which we haven’t gotten to yet. And third, there will be tons and tons of information to gather…For instance, some Apps use the DSMI – Nintendo DS Midi over wi-fi to send Midi messages, while it looks like some use DSMI to send OSC messages…Some support the Mackie protocol, while others do not. Hopefully we can keep filling those blanks in.

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:: iPod Library Access ::

I am trying to generate a list of Apps which allow iPod library access. This will probably have to join Audio Copy/Paste (or ACP) as a must have in music and audio apps. The ability to sample or practice and play along with your music library is finally here with the release of ios4. If anyone out there knows of more apps than the handful I have listed so far, please let me know. This will become a dedicated page for easy reference, so it will constantly be updated. Email app info to iosaudioblog@gmail.com : Thanks!

Multitrack DAW
iShred
GuitarStudio
DJay
Baby Decks DJ
Flare Scratch
Twisted Wave Editor
Sonorasaurus Rex
iShred Live
Glee Karaoke
ReForge
Audio Forge
I know I am missing some…send me an email and let me know of any other Apps…thanks!

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:: File Management on ios ::

Today we posted a new page, a guide to file management on ios. It is the first in what we hope to be many how-to guides. The goal with these is to alert other ios musicians to technical solutions, workarounds to the limitations inherent in ios devices, as well as the occasional app review and user’s guide. We will keep these pages easy to find and available, and we will annotate and update as needed.

Ios File Management page can be found here:

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:: Essential Gear for the ios Musician ::


What fun is life without gear? The ios musician is going to need a few basic pieces of kit, and I wanted to include a few pieces of gear I haven’t personally tested, but look forward to trying out soon. So, here is the basic list, though I reserve the right to add or edit…

1.A case and screen cover. That iPad or iPhone won’t do you any good if it is broken or all scratched up – learned this lesson the hard way with my two week old Android phone. Bought a cheap slide-in neoprene case, the lock switch kept catching. Just upgraded to the Apple iPad case, and really like it. Feels well-built, and can sorta double as a stand.

2.For iPad users only – for now, hopefully this will work with iPhone/iPod soon* – the Apple Camera Connection Kit. Use that USB dongle, and the world of Midi and USB audio awaits.

3.Inline Mic or headset/earbuds with Mic. I have a cheapo MonsterCable inline Mic that I like alright…the quality is OK, usually good enough, and has a jack so you can use whatever headphones you like. Some sort of outboard Mic is essential for quickly capturing sounds and ideas.

4.Great Headphones. Great Earbuds. Great Speakers. Great Amp. Enough Said.

5.Guitar Interface. Either homebrew from an old AV cable, or something like iRig. Super handy, iRig and other store bought dongles at least eliminate the crazy tangle of wires from the homebrew version, and are less noisy. I have only tried the iRig, and like it just fine.

6.A nice collection of cables and adapters, but you probably have this stuff laying around anyway.

7.A midi interface. To me, the Line6 looks like the way to go, the versatility being the key benefit. But, there is something to be said for the simplicity of the Synthstation25, even though the SynthStation App is clunky and miserable in actual use. I have a cheapo USB Midi Cable adapter thingy, I think I bought it at Radioshack a couple years ago. It works with a few Apps through the Camera Adapter on the iPad now that I am running ios4.2, I just wish it would work with more Apps. Also, a side note, ignore those “Device Not Supported” messages the first couple of times you see them. I had the same trouble with a USB keyboard for typing with, and after a couple times the messages go away and you are good to go. However, if the device draws too much Bus Power, the messages might actually be accurate. Sorry.

8.Toss up here. USB Mic like one of those Samson things, or one of the Snowball Mics – these are on sale this week at CompUSA for $45 or so, everything from Snowflake to Snowball reduced! – or possibly a USB sound card. I have yet to try these out, because I am cheap and lazy, and also I tend to go direct in. I usually just use a shitty headphone Mic, but I am not big on vocals….if I were, USB Mic or sound card with a fancy Mic.

9.Gig Bag & Stand/Rack – carry that gear in style, stay organized, and feel like a million bucks. Swagger is a necessary evil in a musician, so look like a Pro and feel like one. I bought a Louis Vitton shopping bag at a thrift store for $1, and use it for laundry. Filthy lucre = Rock Star! Also, great conversation starter for that hot A&R rep…and remember, all A&R reps are hot – at least make them feel like they are. Don’t be too easy though, we all want what we can’t have. If the A&R rep is gay, you are Bi. If they are single, you are separated. If they are married, they won’t be for long, so make them feel sexy. This also applies to lawyers, promoters, your boss, teachers, cops, and judges.

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ios Audio :: Hopefully Helpful :: a user’s guide


Hi, welcome to my new blog, iosaudio.wordpress.com. The goal of this blog is to function as a sort of How-To guide, welcome to all, newbies and pro’s. I have a few nifty tricks I want to show off, and invite others to help out and show off their tricks and tips. Please email me, Trey, at iosaudioblog@gmail.com with comments or anything else helpful…thanks!

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November 29, 2010 · 6:04 am