You are using an iPhone 4 and you coincidentally updated to iOS 6.1.3, which cannot be jailbroken at the moment. Since you saved the SHSH blobs you think you can restore by doing a replay APTicket attack with TinyUmbrella or Cydia. Sadly iTunes shows errors like 1600, 1601, 1602, 1604 etc.
If you have an iPhone 4s or iPhone5 you can stop reading here. This article will not be able to help you. The iDevices with an A5 CPU or later cannot be downgraded with replay attacks at the moment. Continue reading →
Steinberg just released an iOS App of Cubasis. The iOS version allows exporting projects to Cubase for Windows and Cubase for MacOSX. The GUI looks quite familiar to the desktop version of Cubase and we suppose, for Cubase users this is a real fun tool when being on the road. Via background midi/audio other iOS-Apps can be used as virtual instruments.
Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks (depending on the device used)
Over 70 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic
Mixer with over 10 effect processors (insert and send effects)
Over 300 MIDI and audio loops
Virtual keyboard and virtual drum pads
Sample Editor and Key Editor
Export to Cubase, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy & email
Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
Sequence other Core MIDI apps (MIDI recording only) and run Cubasis simultaneously via background audio
Import audio from your iTunes music library or using iTunes filesharing, use AudioPaste or set up a Wi-Fi server in Cubasis
All this sounds very appealing and the AppStore price of about 45€ seems fair aswell. The only real downside is Cubasis requires iOS 6.01. And many iPad music-app-users are still having nightmares when thinking about operating system updates. iOS 5 update from iOS 4 for instance broke compatibility to many muzaq apps and hardware devices.
Fingerlab’s drum machine DM1 is available for free at the moment from the AppStore. So grab your copy now. The App requires iOS 6 on the iPhone or iOS 5.1.1 on the iPad. The normal pricetag was 6€ for the iPad version and 2.70€ for the iPhone version.
DM1 comes with 86 electronic drum kits, 21 vintage electronic drum kits, 45 in-house produced electronic drum kits plus 20 classic melody kits, edited and mastered at Fingerlab professional studio.
Step Sequencer with multi-touch matrix
Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, pan controls, and custom drum kit per channel
Automation Panel for a precise and intuitive control of any Mixer parameter over time *
9 Big Drum pads, quantized recording and pitch-bend ribbon
Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX **
16 or 32 Steps per patterns
The Randomizer tool
Extra fast drum kit loading
Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
Mode song with intuitive editing
export to email, iTunes shared folder or AudioCopy
Audio background mode
WIST synchronisation technology by Korg for syncing 2 iPads/iPhones together
Midi IN, Plug’n’Play with Camera Connection Kit *
Export : Master or separated tracks, WAV or AAC encoding
Good news for the App-a-holics among us. A specific audiostreaming protocol is to come to the iOS platform. It’s named Audiobus.
While formerly the export to the cloud or via iTunes to the Host-PC/Mac was required, now using Audiobus we can stream audio from one app to another. Release date is december, 10th and the pricetag is named with 10US$ according the german tech news Heise.de.
Several apps will immediately receive updates to support Audiobus, among these are:
Funkbox (audio input)
JamUp XT and JamUp Pro XT (efx)
Loopy and Loopy HD (audio input and output)
MultiTrack DAW (audio output)
NLog Midi Synth and NLog Midi Synth Pro (audio input, efx and output)
Rebirth (audio input)
SoundPrism Pro (audio input)
Sunrizer Synth (audio input
More apps supporting the Audiobus protocol to come, as Apple is said to have this protocol officially allowed. For developers an SDK is available. Check the vids for some more insights… enjoy fellas…
Sunrizer thru Echo pad using Audiobus
Using Loopy HD to loop JamUp with FunkBox/SoundPrism Pro
One of the many ingenious innovations of American composer/writer/artist John Cage was his creation of the “prepared piano”, in which he placed objects beneath and between the strings of a grand piano to create an entirely
The sounds of John Cage’s Prepared Piano are now available for you to play on your portable device with this innovative app. Play meticulously sampled sounds of a piano prepared with the actual materials used by John Cage in the preparations for his Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48) as sampled under the supervision of the John Cage Trust.
Both paid and free versions allow you to your record your performance and share it via Facebook, Twitter and email.
The paid tablet version features all 36 prepared notes, playable at once, plus the ability to save your performances locally, making dramatically unique ring tones possible.
The free version offers 9 sampled notes on screen at a time, while a random shuffle button makes available other prepared notes.
Prices and Availability
The iPhone version is free. The iPad version is US$0.99.
The Android version is free aswell. But the Android tablet version is also US$0.99
The free version features only 9 tones at once. The paid version has all 36 notes playable at once.
In his latest book “Raising generation Tech – Preparing your Children for a Media-Fueled World”, Jim Taylor, psychologist explores how nowadays technologies shape the lives of our children.
He argues that many parents as digital immigrants should think twice before they use media technologies to have their children – the digital natives – entertained.
According to Amazon.com “The essential message from Raising Generation Tech is that excessive or unguided exposure to popular culture and technology is not good for children.”
Well, but is that really something the people didn’t know before Dr. Taylors book release? Or the other way round: does Dr. Taylor really expect the entertainment media addicted people who themselves grew up in front of the TVs to read his book to change the way they raise their children?
Taylor’s intention is great and we think many people second his thoughts, but we are rather not entirely convinced by his strategy…
This Top Ten List is the MetaParadigma’s Editor’s choice of Apps available solely thru Cydia. Cydia is the alternative software distribution platform available to users, who have jailbroken their iDevices.
So you may ask: why jailbreaking anyway? Ain’t there enough software on the App Store?
Well, let’s answer this with another question: do you wanna have a fancy Gameboy like smartfone, for which Apple decides what allowed to be installed do you wanna have a handy pocket computer which you can configure completely?
You’re running a jailbroken iOS 5.01 on an iPad 2 and you cannot use Firewall iP. Installing Firewall iP shows no indication of errors, but when you try to start it, it just splashes shortly and closes instantly. This behaviour is known to some more applications (like Safari or Mail).
It looks like incompatible iOS Apps are responsible for that behaviour. At the moment there seems to be no known approach to find out which app causes issues, but trial and error.
Step 1. Preparations
connect your iDevice to iTunes (cable preferred, WiFi may take forever)