In case you missed it, the ios audio blog at iosaudio.wordpress.com has moved. Our new name is audiosaudio and our new address is audiosaudio.com
We have been working hard to get up and running, and nothing is ever complete, but we are at least online and posting. We have kept almost everything from our original site here, and have been adding on.
Please check out the new site, it is a great time for a visit, you can see our new post of apps for holiday iPads and iPhones here:
It has been a long weekend working, but we are almost ready. The ios audio blog at iosaudio.wordpress.com is getting ready to move to a new host and get a new name. We will be moving the entire blog over, and adding some new stuff as well. Our new site will have a lot more features and flexibility. Stay tuned, we are just about there.
Sorry for being kind of quiet here the last couple days. We will not be making any new posts over this weekend, but please check back in on Monday…We are hard at work on some great stuff! Enjoy your weekends everyone.
There is an updated tutorial on using the Audioview and ReForge Apps focusing on audioX. If you need to transfer multiple files between two iDevices, you can use the audioX protocol, which is currently limited to Audioview and ReForge. Every ios musician should have at least Audioview, since it is indispensible in it’s role of acting as a bridge between the various incarnations of ACP. Follow the link below for more information, even a Youtube video tutorial.
A new app for iPad today, MiDi-To uses Core Midi to control Serato Scratch live. Have to put it on the list.
StudioTrack gets an update today, and they now offer Audio Copy and Paste, before they only offered Paste. The update also includes iTunes File Sharing and other enhancements, but the full implementation of ACP was what we were waiting for.
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:
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.
Alan W. Pollack’s notes on the Beatles are insane. While not strictly ios related, every musician should take a look. Pollack meticulously examines every song in the Beatles catalog. THOROUGHLY. He takes notes on key changes, harmony, melody, technology, context, the subtle differences in drum figures over the course of 8 bars, and so much more. His notes are impossible to describe. Sometimes funny, sometimes self-deprecating, sometimes they are so technical that my three years of music theory at college level can’t keep up. It is almost like Rain Man writing about the Beatles. Pollack’s project of writing about every Beatles song (he even contrasts official releases with outtakes and bootlegs!) was years in the making, and he has made his writing free to all. Here is a link:
Updated the Midi Support List with some additional App titles, as well as adding a couple of new categories, such as OSC and proprietary such as AutoMap (Novation Protocol).
Speaking of OSC, I get stuck in mental ruts occasionally, and jsut don’t have the energy to work things out – maybe that horsepower is devoted elsewhere, I don’t know – but are there any Apps with OSC-in support? Are there any Apps where I can use an OSC control surface on my iPad to control a synth or sampler on my iPod Touch?
And if not, why not?
Well, for today anyway. Don’t know when it started, but for 24 hours the SoundPrism App for iPhone and iPad is free! Thanks to Palm-Sounds for posting about this one. Also, now is a great time to head over to Palm-Sounds, as they have a handful of Promo Codes for Soundtrends Apps, like Looptastic and Studio.HD
Palm-Sounds can be found here: