AudioShare Also on Sale – If you are making music on your iPad you should own this!

AudioShare LargeAudioShare – audio document manager is now $1.99

A sound file manager with powerful import and export abilities. If you are using music-making apps, then this tool is a must-have!

Organize all your soundfiles and midifiles on your device. Record, trim, convert, normalize, upload, download, export, import, zip, unzip. Create folders, rename and move files and folders around, put everything where you can find it.

Use it to transfer files between apps and between your device and computer. For example, import a soundfile from your dropbox or music library, and share it on SoundCloud. Or audiocopy sounds from your favorite music-making app and import into the AudioShare library for later sharing or copying into other apps. Or record your live-jam from other Audiobus-apps.

This is the app I use to transfer my recordings back and forth between my computer and iPad – not to mention that this is a great way to record my band in rehearsal (or performance) and then edit the starts and stop points before uploading it to SoundCloud.

Sector is on Sale! Sweet Treats for All!

SectorSector has dropped the price a bit to $6.99 which is the lowest I’ve seen this app drop down to ever.

Sector is an app that offers you an innovative way to manipulate samples in ways that will inspire you to explore for hours!

Slice and sequence your loops with a matrix of markov-chain connections. Introduce order with the probability based coin-flipping pattern sequencer. Bend time with warp functions for glitches and modulations. Tweak and trigger in real time performance. Get anything between rigid control and random chaos.

Pocket Studio is FREE! Go… hurry… click!

Pocket StudPocket Studio Largeio is currently free – must be Halloween or something because we are getting a bunch of treats! It even runs on your iPhone!

Their companion app, BeatPad Small IconBeatPad is on sale for $4.99

MultiTrack recording and beat making at a price you can’t beat…. ummmm…. sorry about that.

Here is a list of features – (take good note of the ability to import audio from YouTube videos! Now THAT’s interesting)

96 Tracks! YES, NINETY SIX TRACKS! Create as many tracks up to 96 as your iOS device will let you.

• Audiobus

– (Use Audiobus Mic Input when AB app is open)

– (Switch AB’s frames to 512 if stuttering occurs)

– (Tap play to hear Audiobus audio on a record-enabled track)

• Record audio and midi tracks in each session

• Available reverb and delay effect sends for each track

• Unlimited Songs

• Beautiful Design

• Import Audio from YouTube Videos

– Tap Documents Button/New/YouTube and paste the link

• Import Audio from Your Music Library

– Documents/iPod Library

• Import audio from your iTunes-Synced Documents Folder

• Import audio from email

– Tap/hold audio attachment and select open-in Pocket Studio

• Record audio from thousands of online radio stations

– Documents/New/NewTrack/Stereo

– Set Online Radio as input and select a station

• Quantize midi tracks to keep notes in sync

–Tap Settings/Quantization

• Tap and hold metronome button to reveal metronome UI

• Tap and hold Input button to quickly reveal input plugin (BeatPad or Online Radio for example)

• 118 BeatPad Kits available for download

• Quick Punch Recording

• Tap Docs button/NewTrack/Midi then set BeatPad as the input to create BeatPad midi tracks

Timegg Pro App All Teachers Should Download TODAY (Plus it’s free today too!)

Timegg Pro – Free for today

Reminders, Upcoming Events, Alarms, Timers – these are all a part of every teachers job!

I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have an alarm set for the end of every class period! (well, OK, I’ll be realistic, I’d have to pay attention to the clock more closely!)

What about those concerts – “How many more days until the concert Mr. Shimmons?” Boy…. if I only had a shiny nickel for every time I’ve heard THAT one!

What about setting timers so your kids know how long they have to get ready after that tardy bell rings? This is always one of those things I have to stay on my kids about – come in my classroom door and G E T  T O   W O R K!!!!! You know what happens…. they all like each other, those crazy music students…. so they get to talking all too often and then, well…. you get the idea.

Anyways, saw this app – Looks like it could be very useful.

If this works then setting my alarms inside of this app could be WAY easier than using Apple’s alarm clock. It has a nifty design – looks like an old rotary phone dial allowing you to set 8 timers, 8 reminders, 8 D-Days Countdown, and 8 repeating alarms.

It’s free so go try it out!

One downside is that it is not designed for iPad. PAY ATTENTION DEVELOPERS! Is it really THAT much harder to put a few more hours of work in to make an app that looks good on an iPad?

UPDATE: Second downside – this may be just an app to keep an eye on because it actually is not giving me any notifications UNLESS I am in the app and have it running. bummer…. BUT it’s free today and if they could fix this issue then this would be a killer app!

Several Amazing New Music Apps for Musicians Making Music on iPad!

MiMix LargeThese are exciting times to say the least!

Just this week there is now a concept changing app that has come on the market! If you are using your iPad to make multi-track recordings with an app like Multi-Track DAW, Auria or Cubasis then I’m sure you are also using all sorts of other apps for synth sounds, drum beats and effects. That means you are probably using AudioBus to tie all those amazing apps into your DAW. If not, my question is why? Especially with iPadAir, you can now run your DAW right alongside 3, 4 even 5 or more apps all synced together because of AudioBus (although I suppose you could be using InterApp Audio)

Now there is a mixer app that allows you to adjust the levels coming from all of those apps in one easy to use interface that will immediately be familiar because it is setup just like ye ‘ol fashion mixer of old!

How is this going to change your work flow? Leave me a comment below, let me know what you think!

The app is called MiMix SmallMiMix from TTrGames and is $2.99 for launch (25% discount) – you will absolutely need at least iPad2 and up, as well as AudioBus.

MiMix Screen ShotCheck out the feature list….

- Mix up to 8 Audiobus enabled apps including the system input or multiple channels of a multichannel input hardware
– Set the main mix volume level between -INF and +12dB
– Set the volume level of each input port between -INF and +12dB
– Set the panning or balance of each port (selectable)
– Mute any port
– Set any port to solo
– Monitor any port or the main mix on the built-in oscilloscopes and VU meters
– Control the main mix volume and volume, balance, mute and solo for each port using a MIDI controller or a Core MIDI app
– Set the MIDI CC parameters of each control via MIDI learn
– Set the MIDI channel and button behavior in the System Settings
– Double-tap on each knob or slider to set its default value
– Check the saturation indicator for each port to check if the pots power reached 0dB
– Check the clip indicator on the main mix to avoid clipping.
– MiMiX uses a 32 bit integer engine so clipping can only occur at the main mix
– MiMiX is lightweight – minimal CPU usage and memory footprint


iProphet LargeRediscover a legendary synthesizer from the 80’s, the Prophet VS. Take place in the line of outstanding musicians who created and played on this amazing instrument. Deep pads, intense leads, unique FX’s, an iconic realm of sounds is now at your fingertips.

Released September 30, this iPad synth has all the sounds of the original with more than 500 sounds made from musicians of today!

IF you consider that the real synth costs $1300 and up paying $9.99 for this app is quite the deal – plus an iPad is WAY more portable!

iProphet SmalliProphet – $9.99

Halloween App Sale! What Spooktacular Prices!

You gotta love Halloween sales….

Master Record Small IconMaster Record $2.99 (down from $5.99)

AltiSpace Small IconAltiSpace $3.99 (down from $6.99)

Audio Mastering Small IconAudio Mastering $6.99 (down from $12.99)

Master FX Small IconMasterFX $5.99 (down from $11.99)

ThesysThesys $7.99 (down from $14.99)

Wow FilterboxWOW Filterbox $7.99 (down from $14.99)

Effectrix Small IconEffectrix $8.99 (down from $17.99)

TurnadoTurnado $9.99 (down from $19.99)

Beat-Machine Small IconBeat-Machine for $0.99 (down from $1.99)

Pixelmator – A real photo editor for your iPad

I suppose it's because I am finishing marching season and I have to go through all the photos I've taken this year, that I am thinking so much about photo apps. Or maybe it's just because Pixelmator is such a game changer of an app.

Pixelmator is a brand new app that we first saw in a demo the day that the iPhone6 was introduced.

If you have ever wanted to edit those pics you have taken but the edit options in Apple Photos just are not enough for you then it's time to move up! Of course maybe if you had an app like Pixelmator, you would find new and exciting ways to manipulate your photos to bring your teaching materials to life?

Filters, effects, adding text, shadows, being able to adjust color, light balance, or drastically improve less then perfect pics with a few taps…. All of this is what Pixelmator is about.

I love the heal tool…. You really have to experience this to believe it. Have an extra person in your pic that you don't want? Brush over them and wa-la, they are gone, replaced by a magic background of what would have been there if they weren't.

This is one more of those apps that has a desktop version to match. The best part is that the iPad version was developed specifically for iPad, not simply adapted to it. This means that everything is optimized for touch. It also means that through iCloud, your pics and their edits can be found both on your iPad as well as your Mac!

Of course since you are going to want to share those amazing pics you have edited with parent of your students, sharing has to be easy. Pixelmator has Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook all covered.

Pixelmator is $4.99



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