Monday, August 13, 2012

Buying Animoog Midi Out Supports in-app purchase fuckery

Supporting the nonsense that moog is doing is not good for the iOS Music Community.

I owned a iPhone since 2007 and a iPad since 2010 and have purchased 100's of apps and the majority of them are music creation apps from The top Rated Developers like Korg to the up and coming Basement Developer that can still code a kick ass useful app. Not one of them had an optional in-app purchase to buy a midi add on. (Well there was one that failed) Midi always came standard or none at all.

There are developers who paved the way for iOS to have a perfect MIDI / CoreMIDI implementation and shared the knowledge through the developer community for FREE so everybody can be on the same page and for music apps to work together in harmony. Which helped make iOS Music Making and incorporating the iPad or iPhone into your existing hardware or software setup what it is today!

In my opinion moog is taking advantage of its loyal customers and cult followers buy 1. Charging for MIDI Out, and 2. Charging a whopping $5 bucks. Even if some picked up the app for a $1 which earned moog all those 5 Star reviews to sell @ $29.99, I feel they still have the right to boycott the MIDI Out fee especially if they know and respect the history of MIDI.

Not even the Legendary Dave Smith sells MIDI as a option on his hardware synths.

Friday, August 10, 2012

C64 MUSIC MSSIAH SEQUENCER - 64kb - Overload

BeatMaker 2 v.2.3 Update Available

New features for this version:
- Audio tracks with disk streaming support and simultaneous recording
- Support for USB class audio interfaces on iPad via Camera Connection Kit inputs/outputs
- Individual Gain and noise gate on audio inputs
- MIDI CLOCK IN support for tempo synchronization
- Sample drag'n'drop on drum machine via "Quick Load" feature
- New Pad auto-loop mode
- Layers supported in Keyboard sampler
- Revamped Keyboard sampler mapping editor
- Event recording is now allowed anywhere in the app
- Patterns can be dragged directly on the song editor
- Sample streaming in drum and keyboard samplers (samples are not loaded in RAM)
- Automatic audition of samples in browser
- Revamped iPod Library import
- Sustain pedal is now supported in the keyboard sampler and is editable in the pattern editor
- App Settings: Added OMNI and input clock
- More automatizable parameters: Effects bypass / Auto-pan sync and sync toggle / LFO sync rate / Invert ADSR / Tune, Fine-Tune / Filter key / Pads reverse and mute / Mixer track mute and solo / Sustain pedal

Improvements and bug fixes:
- Retina graphic content for the 3rd generation iPad
- Fix crash when resetting auto-scale on an empty pads
- Fix noise when looping very small samples
- Fix issue with installing BeatMaker 1 'bmkz' files
- Fix sampling rate issue with some accessories (ie. Apple Digital AV Adapter)
- Fix behavior of MIDI virtual input ports
- Install BMKZ kits when using Dropbox
- Update to Dropbox SDK v1.2.2
- Improved preset and project file format (quicker load/save)

This major update is free for BeatMaker 2 owners.

MPC 1000/2500 XLCD JJOS128 update (1.03)

JJOS128 update (1.03) for the MPC 1000/2500 XLCD now shows both stereo channels in trim mode. The update should be out to the masses shortly. via @mpc-tutor

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Iphone 4 + CCK (Camera Connection Kit) Rec 8 tracks - Tascam US-800 Jailbreak

The new 3"1/2 version of the SD HxC Floppy Emulator

The new 3"1/2 version of the SD HxC Floppy Emulator is available here:

Works with tons of Hardware Drum Machines/Samplers and Vintage computers like EMU, ensoniq, AKAI, Atari ST and Commodore Amiga.

Compatibility list :

A short Demo :

AKAI MPC Renaissance Color Scheme

The Renaissance looks real sweet dressed in black. I hope it makes the final cut!

MPC2500 XLCD Extra Large Screen With JJOS128 - MPC Scratching

MPC1000/2500 XLCD w/modified JJOS has released a X-Large LCD aka XLCD for the AKAI MPC 1000 and MPC 2500 models.
The screen works with the standard OS but works and looks even better with the custom JJOS 128. This OS has been modified specifically for the XLCD and takes advantage of the extra Real Estate.