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
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?
According to Businessweek there are rumors that Intel is about to purchase german chip manufacturer Infineon. Infineon is a former Siemens subsidary that has been spun out of the parent company in 1999. Infineon is the main supplyer of the baseband modem chips of Apple’s iPhone.
Adobe.com today announced, that Adobe Flash 10.1 for mobile devices has been released to mobile platform partners:
Flash Player 10.1 was also released to mobile platform partners to be supported on devices based on Android, BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS, and is expected to be made available via over-the-air downloads and to be pre-installed on smart phones, tablets and other devices in the coming months.
Palm/HP: keep testing Flash, your userbase is keen on finding Flash on the App Catalog soon.
Engadget.com reports that U.S. American Comedian Ellen DeGeneres apologized for making fun of the iPhone. In her “The Ellen DeGeneress Show ” she aired a funny Apple spoof. Sadly it seems Apple did not find it too funny. And so she seems to have been pleased to apologize…
The vid is courtesy of Warnerbros. Sadly mobile iUsers will see a lego brick instead of the vid as it is embedded using Adobe Flash.