Reflection Music Player for iPad now enables Scrobbling for Last.FM
Meteor iPad DAW now offers users 16 – 24 Tracks[/caption]Meteor Multitrack DAW (Digital Audio Workshop) for iPad lastest update has increased the number of tracks available from 12 to 16 and upto 24 through and In-App Purchase.
The additional tracks and the functionality such as MIDI Inport/Export, MIDI Clock Sync and SSP, Virtual Instruments and Free Sound Library put it on a par with what users would expect from vastly more expensive software.
Based on a rhyme my Grandad taught me;
Yellow belly custard, green snot pie.
All mixed together with a dead dogs eye.
Slap it on a butty nice and thick.
Then wash it down with a cup of cold sick.
A vulgar rap song similar to YFM (Your Favorite Martian), Epic Rap Battles (ERB), Lonely Island, Nice Peter, Macklemore and Flight of the Conchords.
Synergy Studio is the latest iPad music application from 4PocketsAudio, the creators of Meteor Multi-Track recorder and StompBox guitar effects rack, which featured in Apple’s iPad 2 TV commercial in January 2012.
Synergy Studio is a sequencer that enables music creation by all musical abilities. By simply tapping on the grid interface users can lay down a series of notes and patterns of up to 64 notes.
If you want to experiment more, you can add multiple layers to your patterns by selecting different instruments for each layer. As you build up your layers you can create intricate musical patterns. By switching to the fully integrated mixer and effects options you can take your patterns to a professional level.
There are four main instrument categories to choose from on the application: Drums, Analogue Synthesizer, Sample and Pad Synth. Each category contains different types of instruments – for example in the drum kit category you can choose from an array of different kits including Analogue T9 (TR-909 emulation), Orchestra, Rock and Techno. Further instrument packs are available in Synergy’s free sound library or as In-App purchases.
Synergy includes MIDI implementation enabling you to interact with MIDI hardware, such as synths and samplers creating a powerful live tool.
Musicians can share projects with other iOS devices using Bluetooth technology. Simply select the WIST function located at the top of the screen to seamlessly connect with other iPads to share tracks and projects with one another.
When you’ve finished your pattern you can export it to external apps such as Meteor, or you can add it to the song chain in Synergy. The song chain enables you to link together your patterns to create a complete track.
Exporting your final work from Synergy is just as easy with built in functionality including Dropbox, SoundCloud, Email and Pasteboard into other applications.
Whether you want to create classical or techno tracks, Synergy Studio provides you with the perfect platform for your musical creation. Synergy is released on 3rd December and is available from the Apple App Store.
• Synergy Studio is a sequencer that enables music creation by all musical abilities.
• Choose your pattern length from 16, 32 and 64 notes.
• 11 Drum Kits, 42 Analogue Synth instruments, 55 Sampler instruments, 21 Pad Synth instruments.
• Further instruments available from free Sound library and in-App purchases.
• Edit existing instruments to create new ones and save them to use again.
• Easily connect and interact with other MIDI controls.
• Fully integrated mixer and effects unit available.
• 3 BAND Parametric EQ on each of the 16 layers to control the tonal content of a layer.
• Automate panning, fading and effects using the mixer.
• Export and share to other iOS devices via Bluetooth, Pasteboard, SoundCloud, DropBox, Email and FTP.
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Welcome to the 4Pocketsaudio Interview for September, we are very pleased to be joined by Marcos Kleine an internationally recognised Guitarist, Award Winning Film Composer and Music Producer.
Marcos has been a member of a number the highly successful bands including Vega, heavy metal band Exhort and more recently Ultraje a Rigor.
As a producer Marcos is working with acclaimed Brazilian acts such as journalist turned singer Celso Cardoso.
Marcos is also known in Brazil for his passion for SE Palmeiras soccer club, he is also a favourite of their fans for his live guitar version of the clubs anthem.
I would like to thank Marcos for taking the time to do the interview, as my Portuguese consisted of being able to order a large beer Marcos kindly agreed to do the interview in English, so thanks to Marcos on both counts.
So on with the interview.
Q. You are a talented musician on several instruments so what made you focus on the Guitar.
A. When I was 10 years old I had an affair with drums, but at that time I lived in an apartment and I would never have money to buy a set. So I played drums everywhere, pillows, sofas, it was fun and my first experience playing in a real drums was at 14 years old.
But on the 10 of march of 1985 a guitar came in my hand, just for holding the guitar my mind blows up and I got crazy. I also can play Keyboards and Bass, but the guitar really got me
Q. Who are your guitar hero’s and inspirations.
A. My first “guru” was Randy Rhoads. I tried to play all the solos from the Ozzy Osbourne songs.
I am also huge fan of Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray, Brian Setzer, Robben Ford, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page and of course Jimmy Hendrix.
Q. You seem to be incredibly busy how do you find the time to perform with Ultraje a Rigor, produce and your film work.
A. Wake up early, optimize my time and discipline. At the moment all my focus is on Ultraje a Rigor, but I still have some little time to do productions, soundtracks etc..
Q. There are a number of videos of you using an iPad in gigs, do you see a trend of more musicians using iPads.
A. I love to use iPad in rehearsals, it’s amazing. I never imagined in my life be able to use this kind of equipment. I lived in a time that was difficult to get a good guitar, amps and stomps. Especially in Brazil were we pay 3x more for anything that comes from abroad.
I think the iPad is something that will change the way we play and practice our instruments. I can see as the iPad becomes more a more established piece of equipment for musicians that we will put on gigs with 3k of equipment instead of a truck full of amps and pedals.
Q. As a regular user of StompBox for the iPad, how do you find using the iPad instead of traditional effects units.
A. For big shows, live performances I prefer to use my stomps, but I used Stompbox on TV shows, rehearsals, workshops. It’s friendly and the sound is magical. I love it! Who knows soon it goes with me on stage
Q. A lot of guitarists have names for their guitars, Brian May has Red Special, do you have names for your guitars?
A. Yes, my white one is called ANE, from “ANEMIA”, I think I don’t need to explain why heheh.
The purple one is called “Hematoma”. Well, I think the names fits well
Q. I know you are a big fan of Star Trek and have done guitar versions of the Star Trek themes and composed tracks for the spoof cartoon Sev Trek so what message would you send to JJ Abrahams to persuade him to let you to do a track for the next movie.
A. Ok, I will be honest!
Give me a chance J.J. I didn’t like Michael Giacchino score for the last Star Trek movie. I can do better (or not)”. You have nothing to loose, trying me is for free…
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Q. What’s next for Marcos Kleine?
A. I never know what is coming next, but I hope I can have health and strength to keep working, I love music and to play guitar. This is my life since I was 15!
I am also thinking about recording 6 more instrumental songs to release an instrumental album.
Ultraje is in a great place at the moment, we are the band of the late show Agora é Tarde and this is a great experience.
Soon I will be working on a soundtrack for a movie and a new cartoon project. But the details are secret for now hehehe..
Q. The 2016 Olympics will be held in Rio, knowing your love of sport how much would it mean to you to play at the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony”.
A. I would be honoured if I am asked, but I think it will be easier for Brazil to beat China or USA in the medal table than someone on the Olympic committee invite me to play. All the indications are that Samba will be the soundtrack of the Olympics, but I would it would be a great honour to play at my home Olympics.
More information on Marcos can be found on his website: Marcos Kleine
StompBox is featured in Apples “Love iPad” TV Commercial
Further information on StompBox Guitar Effect App can be found on 4Pocketsaudio.com
StompBox turns your iPad into a fully fledged digital effects unit, complete with chromatic guitar tuner, metronome and loop recording tools. StompBox allows you to build a rack of effects in any order and then save your settings as patches that can be recalled at the press of a button.
With StompBox you get the best of both worlds, a rack of professional sounding stereo effects (with far more control than simple foot pedals) and a foot controller to access a tuner and all your patches.
Simply listen through a pair of headphones, or attach to an external amplifier or hifi to truly experience the program in all its glory! StompBox uses stereo routing between effects, which results in a very professional sounding experience.
Just found a great track on Sound Cloud by KITAI created using AMPKIT, BeatMaker2, Meteor Multi Track Recorder on an iPad