Wth this part 2 of the tutorial, we are starting to enter for real inside BeatMaker 3...
We can now say that BeatMaker allows you to work with 128 MIDI Tracks.
That this tracks can control another App or external hardware. That they can be controlled by them too.
That you can also load a Bank to them with an associated pattern or not, a Sample from the built in library or via iCloud Drive or AudioShare.
That the Pad surfaces can be set to 16 or 64 individual Pads.
That we can rename a Bank, Save or Copy it with the associated samples and pattern if we like
That we can change the color of a track...
All this is great, but I kept the Awesome for the end...
The Layer mode!
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a new layer for a Pad.
I wanted to know how many layers BeatMaker 3 allows me to create but after the 38 ones and a little bit boring I stopped.
The Layer mode is awesome, because with one Tap on a Pad you can play 38 or 10000000 (I don't know...) samples!
All the settings that you have made for this Pad will be applied to all Layers.
You can use this to play a Chord with one Tap, to play a Kick with a Crash at the same time, to play several loops, or else.
This is awesome!
Coming soon, the Pads and Keyboards: Tutorial part 3
When I post a Flashback, I read my old reviews...
I also can see all my English mistakes...
I am sorry for this...
In this review, I am saying that I felt in love with Cotracks... And yes, it's true!
I really love this App, because of this I am a little bit sad...
The last update was in 2015...
Too bad because this App was really great. Check out the video demo...
I am double sad, because of the IOS 11...
Yes, a lot of Apps will be no more compatible with our devices.
What was the first software released?
(I don't know.... I will have to check this... Wait...)
As per Wiki, first software was written by Ada Lovelace in the year 1842 as an appendix of her translation of an Italian work to English on the Analytical Engine but was never created.
It seems that the first softwares appeared in 1960
But none of them are still alive.
No update since this review...
When I am reading the App Store description, I say to myself "oh it's like a Bandmate". You can play alone, or with one two or 3 friends. Just after this thought, a new one is coming. F..., I still haven't done the Bandmate review. Next week... After having downloaded this App, I realised that the comparison between these two Apps stops there... But before I go on, I want to conclude this Review (strange quote...). Cotracks is an incredible, powerful App which you can use alone or with friends... I felt in love with it! Ok, now let's start this review! 4 Modules (one for each player, or all for me!. 3 slots are available for each of these modules. 3 slots to add an instrument. A Drum Machine (4 Pads, 107 samples!), a monophonic and a polyphonic synthesiser. For each of these instruments, (including the Drum Machine), the possibilities on offer to shape your sound are awesome! Envelope (ADSR), Amp, HPF, LPF, Pitch, Eq, Delay, Phaser... 2 X / Y Pads: 1 Repeater and 1 for the Modulation. I really fond of the sounds you can generate with this machine... You can also switch to a Ribbon keyboard. How does it work? Set the Scale, the Key, the Pattern length, then record your Pattern (Drag a Pattern to another module to copy it). Then build your song with your 96 Patterns: 4 Modules, 3 instruments per Module and 8 Patterns per Module. Watch the Video Demo... A Killer App! I forgot one thing... (getting carried away!)... The sharing features... Only iTunes File Sharing... Too bad, but I don't mind... Nobody's perfect...
Review by Ex
PRFORM - 9 Synths 16 Pads
PRFORM - 9 Synths 16 Pads and a 4 tracks looper
PRFORM - 9 Synths 16 Pads and a 4 tracks looper / with – Delay – Reverb – Chorus – Clip – Bit-Crusher
PRFORM - 9 Synths, 16 Pads trigger-able via MIDI and Audiobus Remote, a 4 tracks looper / with – Delay – Reverb – Chorus – Clip – BBit crushed
PRFORM - 2 leads synths, 1 bass synth and pad synth + 5 synth drum modules (bass, clap, snare, hi-hat, and noise) / 16 Pads trigger-able via MIDI and Audiobus Remote, a 4 tracks looper / with – Delay – Reverb – Chorus – Clip – BBit crushed
As you can see, I have changed a little bit the name of this App…
Perhaps a little bit too long, but at the same time, it’s a good description of what this App can do.
Now, for who this App is, and what can you do whit it?
For who? For everyone, even people who don’t know music or synthesisers, everybody can have fun with it. First because the App is very easy to use and secondly because of the 9 dedicated synthesisers. Yes, and I need to explain why a little bit… for example, if you want to change the kick sound, you can set all the parameters as you like, no problem, a kick will be play, same for the snare, the Super Saw and all the other synths.
What can we do with it?
Record an idea on the go. PRFORM doesn’t use samples, because of this it doesn’t use a lot of room in your iDevice…
Use it for live performances as a Soundboard which can be controlled with an external keyboard.
As a little Drum Machine. As a Drone…
In fact you can find a lot of way to use it…
In Summary: PRFORM is very well done, and very easy to use, despite of this, it is not so easy to rate it… I am a Pro musician and because of this I can have some frustrations with it… why can I play only 3 bass notes, 4 super saw notes, 5 drum instruments,…. This can be a little bit frustrating…. So, why not à Pro Version of PRFORM with the ability to set he number of Pads for 1 Synth as we like? With the ability to copy a Pad from a Preset to another? … a Super App!
Review by Ed
modstep is a Midi Sequencer. No,… modstep is The Midi Sequencer! Yes, it’s the best one from all the App Store… no doubt with this… and too bad for the suspense! There are so many reasons for this that it’s impossible for me to describe here all the great features included in it, But I will give you an overview of some of them that impressed me the most. The first one is not a feature, but the stability of the App. To make the tutorial, I worked everyday with modstep during more than 1 month… 2 weeks ago, I deleted my tutorial from my iPad, and I had to restart it from the beginning... (Note that because of this. I am known now as the modstep expert in all the Galaxies…). During all this time, no bugs! The second thing is the UI. Very easy to understand and the Drag & Drop feature is so cool! Some technic characteristics now... unlimited scenes! Variable speed per pattern! Unlimited MIDI & Audio Tracks! IAA compatible app or Audio Unit as an instrument or effect. -unlimited number of effects per track and Audiobus support.
modstep comes also with a Sampler and a Synthesizer too. The Sampler comes with a huge library of drum kits / pitch, volume, reverse, fx per slot, 3 band-eq, delay and reverb. The built in Synthesizer with up to 64 harmonics per voice, 3-band eq, delay, reverb, lfo and detune.
It comes also with 2 edit modes: a “Classic” Grid editor and a Step sequencer with a repeat notes feature.. An integrated keyboard with scales, a drum-pads. Up to 128 CC modulations per track! A sophisticated template system allows quick setup of tracks to control external MIDI hardware, apps or plugins....
More? Check out the tutorial below!
In summary modstep is very powerful, very study, very well done and very easy to use. The Best MIDI Sequencer from the App Store! A Killer App. A Must Have!
Review by Ed
This review was made by Nick Trass.
Nick (I have to contact him) worked during 1 or 2 years with Apps4iDevices.
Christèle also, and Lucas...
I don't what is this version of FL Studio...
Between v1.0 and 2.0
I didn't add the updates to this post...
So many since this review....
Later I will publish a book.
Do you know Music Sutio?
If you have a look to the video you will have a big surprise, as a lot of people when FL Studio was release in the App Store...
In fact, these 2 Apps were develop by the same developer...
Here, it's a real Flasback...
Hopefully we have the Dolores now,...
Published on 22 May 2013
FL Studio Mobile HD is the iPad version of the FL studio desktop DAW for the PC platform. It includes a step sequencer for both drums or instruments, a piano roll editor and live recording modes for creating your tracks. You can create as many tracks as you need, depending on your devices memory, and you can upload directly to the desktop version for final mixing, taking it to the next level. There are a great range of instruments and loops that come with the purchase, but you can also purchase extra sounds using the in-app shop. The effects include a limiter, reverb, delay, 3 band EQ, amp simulator and a filter that can be automated. Unfortunately you can only apply the effects to the whole mix or use one send bus, but it does support AudioBus to allow you to use external effects, record in or out to other apps, and the ability to play a track through an effect, then record it straight back into the app. There are a great range of exporting options like Audio Copy, email, open in and Dropbox, as well as the ability to Audio Paste files in. FL Studio was designed by the developer that also created Music Studio, so you'll find many similarities between the 2 apps, in fact they are almost identical. The video below runs through some some editing features, filter automation and instrument changing. The audio track is an example of a track created just using the instruments that ship with the app. FL Studio Mobile is a great little DAW, especially including AudioBus into the equation. You can create your own instruments and editing is very easy. I have grown to like this DAW very much while I've been using it, so I'm going to rate it ... A Killer App!
Review by Nick Trass
App Store description:
Create and save complete multi-track music projects on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Record,
sequence, edit, mix and render complete songs.
NOTE: There are two FL Mobile Apps in the store - 'FL Studio Mobile HD' and 'FL Studio Mobile'. These are identical. Two Apps exist for historical reasons.
• High quality synthesizers, sampler, drum kits & sliced-loop beats
• Step sequencer for fast percussion programming
• Configurable virtual piano-keyboard & Drum pads
• MIDI controller support. Play instruments and link to knobs/sliders
• MIDI file import/export (import entire MIDI files, export tracks)
• Audio recording (with monitoring), track-length stem/wav import
• Browse sample and presets with pitchable-preview
• Pan, volume, release and attack time configurable per instrument
• High quality audio engine (input/output latency depends on your device)
• Mixer: Per-track mute, solo, effect bus, pan and volume adjustment
• Effects include: Auto Ducker, Chorus, Compressor, Limiter, Distortion, Parametric Equalizer, Graphic Equalizer, Flanger, Reverb, High-Pass/Low-Pass/Band-Pass/Formant (Vox) Filters, Delays, Phaser and Stereoizer to enhance your mix
• Piano roll editor to enter notes & chords or to edit recorded performances
• Intuitive screen layout configurable to work with all screen resolutions and sizes.
• Save and load your songs, import/export to WAV, MP3 & MIDI
• IAA App support (Input/Output)
• Audiobus support (input & output)
• Audio recording, Instruments and Effects
• Share your songs via Sync to other Mobile 3 devices / installations
• Load your projects in the FL STUDIO* FREE 'Plugin' Version of this App#
Every time I get an App, I'm all excited. I download it and start playing with ... This also allows me to know how long I will need to do the tutorial, (Yes, I have to manage between the big Apps and the smallest ones to be able to post every day.) So a week ago, I downloaded Beatonal and started playing with ... in parenthesis I had a lot fun of with it, and had to force myself to return to my current review. My first impression was: it looks like Figure, better ... so, I closed Beatonal, and thought I would make its review fast, a day when I will have a big App's tutorial to do .. Three days ago, I opened Beatonal again, and started to get a little more in ... actually it's not a small App! A Figure like for Pro musicians also ... I explain .... you have 4 modules, Drum, Bass, Chord and Lead. For the Drum Machine, 8 pads: repeat notes pads (you can set the number of repetitions for each of them). You can assign a parameter to the vertical axis and select a sample for each of the Pads independently. You can also manage the volume, play the sample in reverse mode, tune it and set its decay and glide. For each Drum instrument, an Overdrive and a Bitcrusher. A Master Aux with a Delay and a Reverb effects. Until there, nothing very different from Figure, excepted that Beatonal comes with a Midi Sequencer,(12 bars max) and a Grid editor ... a real one ... and that's great! This Grid editor, we find it on all other modules. For the Bass, Chords and Lead modules., 2 oscillators including one with an ADSR. A Pitch, AM / FM and FX section also. (Reverb, Delay, Bitcrusher, Low Pass, Chorus, and Formant). The keyboard of the Chords module is different from the others, since it allows you to play 7 inverse chords on one key! It also come with an Arpeggiator. The cherry on the cake: is that you can use the Sequencer to control another App! In conclusion: 1 drum Machine and 3 super synthesisers! I do not have much to reproach to Beatonal, except maybe that it is not Audiobus or Inter App compatible ... really a great App, or rather a Killer App!
Review by Ed
Review by Ed
Don't be frightened by the word "modular" and don't take the leak by looking at the length of this tutaorial ... you would pass next to an extraordinary App, and the worst, super easy to use.!
I don't know this App...
Because I can read everywhere a Policy...