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
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?
Attention iPhone, iPad and iPod-Touch users: Singapore based Arun Thampi found out that the social media App PATH uploads the entire addressbook to the PATH servers without asking the user for permission. You can find more details on Arun’s blog.
2. Tell Path to permanently remove your private data
As of now you cannot forcibly remove your addressbook data from Path’s servers, but you can nevertheless send an eMail to the Path staff (firstname.lastname@example.org). They will “happily” ;-) help you removing your data from their servers. The main question why Path just does not store hashes instead of whole addressbook entries remains unanswered.
You absolutely like Moog’s latest iOS application named Animoog and wanna control it from your Mac but it doesn’t work and you are running iOS 5 or iOS 5.01. So at the moment it seems there is an issue in Animoog related to a modification in Apple’s CoreMidi stack. On iOS 4.3.x devices the CoreMidi connection worked.
I. On your iOS device do the following:
I assume you already installed AniMoog, didn’t you?
Please shutdown the AniMoog app, in case it is running. Don’t just put it into the multitasking background (or just reboot the iPad or the iPhone)
then open the AppStore
download Pad MIDI
run Pad MIDI
put Pad MIDI into the multitasking background
II. On your Mac/HackMac/iMac/MacPro/whatever do the following:
The Examiner.com reports that they got information from HP insiders. Under code name “Hurricane” it is rumored that HP and Palm are prepping a slate tablet running Palm’s latest operating system WebOS. Their timeline says Q3/2010. Read more on Examiner.com. With HP in the back that slate could become a real competitor to the iPad. We are very curious about it…