Apple’s vision for how their macOS and iOS operating systems will evolve will be outlined at their yearly Worldwide Developer’s Conference on June 4th. The event, which usually affects producers, musicians and DJs in some way, will likely showcase iOS 12 and the next version of macOS.
Akai have announced a major update to their popular iOS app iMPC Pro. The main new addition in version 2 is the ability to use Audio Units, Apple’s own virtual instrument format. This means any iOS app that support AU can be used as a ‘plugin’ within iMPC, creating something similar to a DAW environment.
Korg have brought another classic synth into the modern age, this time in the form on the classic Mono/Poly. The original was a beast, allowing you split its oscillators across four voices, aswell as combine them all for a huge mono sound.
With the new iMono/Poly app, Korg are bringing that sound to the iPad and iPhone with some extra features such as effects and eight virtual patches for modulation. The app also comes with 256 brand new presets so you can start creating right out of the virtual box.
Audio brand Shure have released the MOTIV MV88, a user-friendly microphone that is ideal for field recordings or production recording sessions.
The MOTIV MV88 is a digital stereo condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod and iPad, providing top audio quality recording for any iOS devices with a Lighting Connector.
The MV88 also offers a whole set of real time recording functions via the supporting Shure Plus MOTIV app.
The app enables high quality 24bit/48kHz recording and control of the mic settings with your iOS devices, and is free to download.
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Algoriddim has released djay Pro for iPhone. The popular DJ app and winner of two Apple Design Awards has been redesigned from the ground up for iPhone 7, taking advantage of the phone's unique capabilities such as haptic feedback and 3D Touch.
With Haptic Feedback and 3D Touch djay Pro provides unique feedback on its high definition waveforms so users can literally feel the beats while scratching and scrubbing the music. And with 3D Touch, users can precisely set a cue point without having to lift up their finger while interacting with the waveforms.
Auxy is a new player to the world of mobile music production. The app for iPad and iPhone aims to deliver something different to the current crop of music making applications, by being the first app that allows music creators to make professional tracks from start to finish on their iOS devices. A bold shout but one the company are determined to pursue.
Mixvibes have long been championing its software on Android devices, unlike many of their competitors who only focus on the iOS platform. This is a welcomed partnership — it offers Android users professional quality DJing software that iOS users are already accustom too.
Korg has announced details of its plugKEY sound card, a mini device that allows iPad and iPhone users to plug a keyboard or MIDI controller into their device, as well as having separate speaker and headphone outputs for audio monitoring.
The Japanese company’s device has studio quality ¼” jacks that can also be used to plug into a mixing desk, as well as a microUSB port, which allows users to charge their device as they work. It plugs into iPad and iPhone using a lightning connector.