You know how much I love you...
For a week I am talking in the videos..
And it's just awful for me!
I hate my voice, my French accent...
And to show you how much I love this App, I did much more stronger....
I sang in this video...
For the first time of my life!
I am a musician who can play guitar... (I am not a guitar player...)
On stage, I use a Keith McMillen 12 step Pedalboard.
It's cool but...
It can play chords but Inhave one octave only.
Sure, I can switch to another octave but to do this, I have to tap 1 time to enter the set up mode, another time to switch to the next or previous octave and one more time to exit the setup mode...
It means that I never switch an octave while I am playing a song...
I can also set a Chord type, (but not a Chord progression) and to do this, I have to connect it to a computer...
So, I am always using the default chord setting...
And to finish, I had to spend hours to learn how to play a song with my foot, and sometimes both...
But now it's an old story!
Dream Foot is a a benediction...
I am addicted to it!
(The song I am singing in the video with some little changes.... Dancing Barefoot from Patti Smith)
Dream Foot can be controlled with MIDI notes or CC.
First good point!
It comes with 2 modes.
First a Jam mode:
24 Pads divided into 3 windows.
To setup your chord,...
(Watch the video demo and check out the tutorial below)
The Song mode...
Nothing has been forgotten!
You create your song.
Then a part (Stanza) with unlimited chords.
You can copy a Chord (useful if you have created custom ones) and paste it before or after this chord or another one.
You can also copy and paste a part.
16 parts are available.
On the bottom 16 slots for 16 Songs.
Top, easy, simple!
The MIDI control available:
For the Jam mode.
Play a Pad and hold chords
For the Song mode:
Select a specific part, previous or next part, play next chord and next or previous song.
2 Taps max to play a desired Chord!
Also, you can play one single note..
And you have this Play Next button...
Do you understand what it means?
Instead of assign chords to a Part, you assign all thre notes included in a melody you like to play.
Then with one Tap on your Pedalboard you will be able to play a sophisticated melody at 200 bpm!
(Dream Foot is also multitouch.... Jam mode....)
Dream Foot is awesome! So well think! So easy to use! So fast to setup!
It can receive MIDI from multiple input and send it to,multiple output too!
Dream Foot gives you 4 hands!
A Must Have!
A Killer App!
Review by Ed
I am very old now...
I remember when I was so young, so beautiful, with a lot of muscles everywhere... Dozen of girls and boys around me...
I remember this day when Audiobus was released in the App Store...
A big revolution!
All around the world, million of musicians in the streets, sound engineers, Producers, Videos editor...
It was crazy...
For the first time we were able to connect Apps together with internal audio busses.
Today, this first version of Audiobus no more exist.
Today, we have Audiobus 3!
Unlimited internal Audio Busses. An Audio Mixer, A MIDI Router, a Ableton Link remote, an Audio Units host, and a App State Recorder!
Each time you connect 2 Apps together (Audio or MIDI), an audio bus is created.
An Audio Bus it's a stereo channel with a rack for the inputs and the inserts and 1 slot for an output (by default, the master output of your iDevices). In each rack you can add as much Apps as you like and that your iDevice can support. You can mix in a same rack Audiobus and Audio Units Apps. You can also send the output in another App. A new bus will be created... As much as like and that your iDevice can support...
The MIDI routing page works the same way... It's so easy to set your MIDI set up that even my 6 months old son can do it. (Not that I am not totally sure to have a son...)
The Mixer allows you to Mute, Solo, Pan and set the volume of all the Busses that you have created.
Now 2 things that are not details...
The remote transport that you can find in all the Apps loaded into Audiobus...
It's just awesome!
I remember when I was so young, so beautiful, with a lot of muscles everywhere... Thousand of girls and boys around me, I sent a Tweet to Audiobus asking them if it was possible to add an escamotable MIDI keyboard to this remote...
I still think that it could be a good idea...
And the State Saver is just...
When you have finish to work with all your Apps, you don't need to save the state for all of them...
Simply save your Audiobus session.
This is so awesome that for my live, even if I don't need Audiobus for a track I am performing, I use it just to recall all my Apps state!
Generally when I do a review, I do not like to talk about another App. it's a bit like giving an Oscar for the best movie, you're talking about another movie. But this time I will make a " Une entorse à la règle " in french, "sprain to the rule" in English because in many websites, I can read: Audiobus vs AUM. for my part, there is no vs between these two apps. There is rather a big ♥ ️
Audiobus is my Nieve and AUM my SSL
As I am a very lucky guy, I can connect them together.
A Killer App!, a Must Have!
Review by Ed
In the French App Store description lot of reviews talk about a problem with Audio Share...
no output signal..
As always with Audio Share and all recording Apps , you have to enable the monitoring option.
Gambi is a music player. A Stem music player (check out the definition at the end of this post). Have you read it? Yes No? ok, it's a multitrack music player. up to 32 tracks! It comes loaded with 72 chiptune tracks. Soundtracks from famous game consoles. Nintendo DS, Gameboy, Commodore 64, ... the player comes with a treble and bass eq and a reverb. you can mute a track and export the playing tracks via Audiocopy or iTunes files sharing. You can also use Audiobus to record the Master out to another App. You can also import your own Stem files in the same way or by using the open in feature from another App.
The App is very well done, very easy to use. I don't know other Stem files music player in the App Store...
The pre loaded tracks can be used for personal usage only.
A Must Have for all fans of chiptune soundtracks. For all the people who are using Stem files.
Review by Ed
Stem-mixing is a method of mixing audio material based on creating groups of audio tracks and processing them separately prior to combining them into a final master mix. Stems are also sometimes referred to as submixes, subgroups, or busses.
Some people consider stems the same as separation mastering although others consider stems to be sub-mixes to be used with separation mastering. There is some lack of clarity with regards to what a stem versus what is a separation. Semantically it seems to depend on how many separate channels of input are available for mixing and/or at which stage they are towards reducing them down a final stereo mix, with different people drawing the separation line at different places.
This technique originated in the 1960s with the introduction of mixing boards that were equipped with abilities to assign individual inputs to sub-group faders and then manipulate each sub-group (stem mix) independently from the others. This technique is widely used in recording studios to control, process and manipulate entire groups of instruments such as drums, strings, or backup vocals, in order to streamline and simplify the mixing process. Additionally, as each stem-bus usually has its own inserts, sends and returns, the stem-mix (sub-mix) can be processed independently through its own signal processing chain to achieve a different effect for each group of instruments. This technique is also practiced with Digital audio workstations (DAWs) in a similar way where groups of audio tracks may be processed and manipulated digitally through a separate chain of plugins.
Stem-mastering is a technique derived from stem mixing. Just like in stem-mixing, the individual audio tracks are grouped together to allow for independent control and signal processing of each stem and can be manipulated independently from each other. Even though this method is not commonly practiced by mastering studios it does have its proponents.
In audio production, a stem is a group of audio sources mixed together, usually by one person, to be dealt with downstream as one unit. A single stem may be delivered in mono, stereo, or in multiple tracks for surround sound.
In sound mixing for film, the preparation of stems is a common stratagem to facilitate the final mix. Dialogue, music and sound effects, called "D-M-E", are brought to the final mix as separate stems. Using stem mixing, the dialogue can easily be replaced by a foreign language version, the effects can easily be adapted to different mono, stereo and surround systems, and the music can be changed to fit the desired emotional response. If the music and effects stems are sent to another production facility for foreign dialogue replacement, these non-dialogue stems are called "M&E". The dialogue stem is used by itself when editing various scenes together to construct a trailer of the film; after this some music and effects are mixed in to form a cohesive sequence.
In music mixing for recordings and for live sound, stems are subgroups of similar sound sources. When a large project uses more than one person mixing, stems can facilitate the job of the final mix engineer. Such stems may consist of all of the string instruments, a full orchestra, just background vocals, only the percussion instruments, a single drum set, or any other grouping that may ease the task of the final mix. Stems prepared in this fashion may be blended together later in time, as for a recording project or for consumer listening, or they may be mixed simultaneously, as in a live sound performance with multiple elements. For instance, when Barbra Streisand toured in 2006 and 2007, the audio production crew used three people to run three mixing consoles: one to mix strings, one to mix brass, reeds and percussion, and one under main engineer Bruce Jackson's control out in the audience, containing Streisand's microphone inputs and stems from the other two consoles.
Stems may be supplied to a musician in the recording studio so that the musician can adjust a headphones monitor mix by varying the levels of other instruments and vocals relative to the musician's own input. Stems may also be delivered to the consumer so they can listen to a piece of music with a custom blend of the separate elements.
This App is terrific! Awesome!
I will keep it into my iPad until the end...
I mean, not the end of my iPad...
Because this App can convert a sheet music into a MIDI file!
Multi voices sheet = Multi MIDI file channels!
Sheet Music Scanner can also convert a music sheet into an Audio or a XML doc.
Play it also. You can select an instrument from the built in sound library (Check out this list in the tutorial below), transpose your music sheet by semitones, set the pitch in hertz and the Tempo.
How it works?
You take a photo with the camera of your iDevice or import a file from you camera roll, another App,...
Then you light your cigarette, and you play the sheet music.
Does it works well?
Watch the video demo...
Sheet Music Scanner is great for people who can not read a music score.
Great for those who like me, need the same time to read a page of a music score as the Cancer Ward Novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ... Awesome for those who can read As SLow aS Possible - from John Cage as fast as this review but need to convert it to an audio or MIDI file..
A Killer App, a Must Have!
Review by Ed
Cue Master is a music player for Artists.
The music players for artists come with features that the normal ones don't have:
Play mode / pitch / speed / Audiobus / MIDI /,...
This one is more for Choreographers, Dancers, theatei productions.
Very, very, very, very, easy to use and the necessary features only for its purpose.
Play mode: jump to nest track / pause (Tap to play) / repeat / and ignore.
I crossfade and fade out switches.
Cue Master can import track from your Music Library or your Dropbox drive.
A Super App
Review by Es
bismark Music2Bus is a IAA & Audiobus compatible music player.
Load a track from your Music Library, use the 5 bands EQ or not and play it.
Perhaps a little bit too much....
Impossible to create a playlist and a repeat feature would be great to have.
A very good App!
Review by Ed
bs-16i is an sounds expander.
It can play SoundFont and DLS files. You can also import your SoundFont and DLS files from another App, iCloud Drive, Dropbox,...
The Stand Alone version is a 16 tracks sounds expander because of this it comes with a Mixer.
For the Audio Unit you load as many instance of bs-16i as you need.
The other difference is the Midi files player that you will not find in the Audio Unit version.
Excepted that, the 2 synth module are the same.
1/ Output: Volume - Pan- Reverb - Chorus - Delay (Send)
2/ Tune: Coarse - Fine tune - Pitch - Portamento - Mono or Stereo
3/ Eg / Filter: Attack - Decay - Release / Cut-off - Q
4/ Vibrato: Rate - Depth - Delay
In the App in Purchases, you can unlock the High Resolution engine (enables high-quality and low-noise audio outputs by 100% floating point calculations.) and 128 voices of polyphony (64 for the standard version).
To conclude: bs-16i is a Must Have! Yes, because it always useful to have an App like this in our iDevice. On the Web you can find a lot of SoundFont files. A lot of instruments for free... The App is very well done and I like the 2 versions.
A Killer App! A Must Have!
Review by Ed
Speak Unit is unique in the App Store because it’s the only Audio Unit App that can speak text. Speak Unit is a Robot, and because of this he has a typical accent from the Robot’s Galaxy. He can talk 12 phrases of 150 characters. I love Robots. I love speak to text Apps. I love also the unique Apps. Because of this, a Killer Apps! A Must Have! Note that the Audio Unit version allows you to save all your phrases.
Review by Ed
A simple App for Composers for Free that allows you to determine the duration or the Tempo of a song you are composing. 2 modes are available. The first one is the Song Duration. Enter the Tempo, Number of measures and Beat per measure of your song and let the App calculate your song length. The second one is the Tempo calculator. Enter the song duration, the Tempo and the Beat per measure of your song and let the App calculate the Tempo. Very simple but can be very useful for Movie Composers or arranger. A Super App for Free!
Reveiew by Ed
Audio Kit is an Audio tool for iPhone.
Inside a FFT spectrum, an Oscilloscope, a SPL, and a Signal generator.
4 tools that can be really useful for those who are using their iDevice to record audio signal.
The SPL has been calibrate by default for the iPhone built in microphone. You can calibrate it for an external microphone and save your configuration.
The App is very well done, works very well and is very easy to use'. An help comes inside each modules.
A Killer App, a Must Have!
Check out the tutorial Bempton for all characteristics.
The FFT spectrum
Spectrum is a FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) based real time spectrum analyser. It is simple to operate and displays a spectrum of around the entire normal human hearing range (20-20,000Hz).
The FFT method calculates the frequencies in groups (or bins), rather than discrete individual frequencies.
In Audio Kit there are 3 selectable FFT data sizes - 2048, 4096 and 8192. These correspond to bin sizes of 21.5332Hz, 10.7666Hz and 5.383308Hz respectively. Data from these bins is then used to calculate the highest peak values exactly by interpolation, typically giving an accuracy to within 1Hz.
The initial display is with the frequency (x) scale in logarithmic format. A linear frequency scale can also selected in the options. In both the log and linear scales the vertical green lines enable you to estimate the frequency of various other peaks besides the strongest, which is indicated with moving text, and with large number in the center.
In the upper right hand side of the screen there are labels displaying the number of FFT windows, the FFT size, scale type of either "Log" or "Lin" to reflect the scale currently being used, and just underneath these the FFT Window Type is displayed.
The strongest frequency is displayed in two places:
1 Above the peak of the strongest frequency in a small font.
2 In the upper center of the screen in a large font. This large number can be quickly toggled on or off by double tapping in the main area of the Spectrum screen.
Audio Kit allows for the selection of three types of parameters for FFT calculations used in calculating the Spectrum display:
• The number of FFT windows used
• The size or length of the FFT data
• The type of FFT window function used
Changes to all 3 of these FFT parameters can be made from the Settings -> Spectrum Settings screen, and are effective immediately as well as being retained as the startup settings.
The number of FFT windows used to calculate and display the graph is selectable from 1 to 4 windows. Selecting one window displays readings from a single sample. As more windows are selected samples are averaged and a more stable display is achieved with less noise. More windows also has the effect of a slight inertia to the display, giving a memory effect to the peaks.
Three different FFT data sizes or lengths can be selected - 2048, 4096 and 8192. The current running FFT size is displayed next to the Log/Lin label in the upper right hand corner of the Spectrum display.
There are 6 different FFT window function types available: Hamming, Hann, Rectangular, Bartlett, Triangular and Blackman. The current running FFT window type is displayed in the upper right hand side of the Spectrum screen under the Log/Lin display.
This is a simple oscilloscope type display of the raw sounds received by the microphone.
Using a pinch gesture with 2 fingers will allow you to expand and contract the display in both directions so as to best present the waveform for viewing.
Zero crossing of the waveform is detected so that it appears to be starting from zero at the left axis. The default is positive zero crossing. Negative zero crossing can be selected in the options using the Info button in this screen.
The App help page is also accessed from the Info button.
Note that at very high frequencies the waveform appears less smooth, and more jagged. This is due to less samples being taken at those frequencies. Using the included Signal Generator at frequencies in the mid range will display very smooth sine waves, even given the limitations of the device speaker and microphone. The Signal Generator itself is producing very uniform waveforms.
A Sound Pressure Level Meter presents sound levels showing the current level as the main large display, and smaller displays showing minimum and maximum over the long term sampling period. Pushing the reset button resets all the digital displays and puts a mark on the ticker type plot.
There is also a colored bar type indication of the measured SPL at the left hand side of the screen.
A sliding ticker type plot of the SPL readings over time is displayed across the bottom of the SPL screen. If the reset button is pressed the peak registers a mark of full scale then zero.
The SPL meter has been calibrated for the built-in iPhone and iPad microphones. Other external microphones may read slightly differently.
The output is adjusted for the A-Weighting of frequencies.
The SPL Meter starts running once its screen has been viewed for the first time. After this it is always running in the background until the Audio Kit App terminates.
While this meter gives a reasonably accurate measurement, it should not be used for any critical measurements or for any legal purposes. Sinusoid Pty Ltd bears no responsibility or liability for any use of this SPL Meter or any other parts of this iPhone App in such a way. Please see the store.sinusoid.com web site for more details.
The Signal Generator
This is a Signal Generator with 3 different output types:
• Sine wave
• White noise
• Pink noise
• Sweep Generator (In App Purchase)
The sine wave has variable frequency output from 0-20,000Hz. Due to the characteristics of the built-in speaker the effective useful range is about 200-20,000Hz, but output from the 3.5mm audio jack will give a greater usable range at the low end.
The controls on the Signal Generator are a frequency control picker, and to its right, a volume control slider and signal type selector panel. Use this signal type selector to select signal Off, Sine Wave, White or Pink Noise, or Sweep Generator.
The volume slider controls the volume for all signal types.
Using the frequency control picker wheels, frequency of the sine wave can be selected accurately to within 1Hz.
To set the Sweep Generator, use the frequency control picker to select start and stop frequencies, then tap the number under the "Start f", "Stop f" labels to set the value. Also use this picker to select the duration of the sweep, in milliseconds and tap the number under the "Sweep time" label to set it. So that for example 15,000 milliseconds will be 15 seconds sweep duration.
Sweep can go in both increasing and decreasing directions, as long as different frequencies are set, and the Sweep time value is not zero.
The sweep can either be linear or logarithmic, and this is set in the Signal Generator Startup settings screen.
If the Off button is selected, no signal is generated. If the Sine wave is selected there will be a red badge over the Sig Gen icon in the lower right of the tab bar. This will remain regardless of which view the App is displaying, and will show the set frequency of the Signal Generator. Likewise, in the pink and white noise positions the badge will show which noise setting is in effect.This red badge does not appear when the Signal Type selector is in the Off.
If an external output plug is to be used with the Signal Generator, make sure that Audio Kit is started before plugging it in or the output signal will be very low. If this has already occurred it can be fixed by stopping Audio Kit and removing it from the app tray, then restarting it.