Korg has a long standing tradition of having amazing hardware synths through the years. The past few years since iPad was released Korg started releasing apps of some of that hardware. Basically giving us music production gear that used to cost thousands of dollars for a tens of dollars PLUS we are now able to lug it around in a shoulder bag to use wherever we feel so inclined – on the train, in the car, in a field, on a mountain, beside a stream…. OK – enough of THAT. Seriously though – I hauled my 88 weighted key professional keyboard out of my basement the other night to use in my concert and MAN was that thing heavy! Kong has now given me one more reason to never have to do THAT again! Plus all their apps are on a nice sale!
The Sales first -
KORG iPolysix – $19.99 (from $29.99)
KORG iMS-20- $19.99 (from $29.99)
KORG iKaossilator – $9.99 (from $19.99)
KORG iELECTRIBE – $9.99 (from $19.99)
KORG iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Edition – $9.99 (from $19.99)
NOW THE REAL NEWS -
Korg today has released a new app called Korg Module it is currently on sale for black friday only at $29.99 (from $39.99) – The Expansion Sound Libraries for in-app purchase are also offered at the sale price.
– Ivory Mobile Grand: Regular Price: US$29.99 → Sale Price: US$19.99 (33% OFF)
– Wurley Electric Piano: Regular Price: US$9.99 → Sale Price: Free
First a warning…. You will need to be running iOS8 and tis app will work on an iPad Air and up but I have not tried it yet on my iPad2. I know this is taking a HUGE amount of processing power so take that into account. Also, this is going to take 1.28GB of space on your iPad, it is big because of the nature of what this app is.
If you are really anxious for the amazing sounds of the Ivory Mobile Grand – that will be another 2GB’s of space on your iPad!
Now, the fun stuff….
KORG Module is a high-quality sound module app for iPad that contains a sound library over 1 GB. If you have an external MIDI keyboard and an iPad, you can play studio-quality keyboard and grand piano sounds anywhere. You can also use the sounds of KORG Module for the KORG Gadget music production app.
*** Five dedicated sound engines containing powerful tone ***
KORG Module has five dedicated sound engines, providing a number of high-quality sounds that can be played back on your iPad using the “NATIVE ENGINE”. These engines feature technology that was developed for KORG’s historic line of workstations and synthesizers including: Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Clav, Organ, and Multi. Each display has carefully selected parameters, making it convenient and easy to adjust the sounds.
This app sounds amazing! Hook a $100 keyboard controller up to your iPad and it will easily replace my $2500 keyboard from 6 years ago! Take into account al the other apps available to run alongside Korg Module and now you are REALLY talking about an amazing music production opportunity! Plus, the Expansion Sound Library from Synthogy is one of the most respected piano software sound bank available for NORMAL computers and now we can have it for $20!
If you want to hear the wonderfulness of the sounds in this app then put your headphones on and head over to The SoundTestRoom with Doug to take a listen
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Nave $9.99 (50% off) – Do not hesitate in buying this app if you want a great synth app to work with on the iPad! In fact if you don’t have a synth app yet for iPad this or Animoog should be your first!
AudioShare is $2.99 – This app allows you to record within the app, trim, normalize, convert, store, file, zip, unzip, and organize all your sound and MIDI files on your iPad.
Voice Jam Studio $6.99 (65% off!) – Powerful vocal effects processor and looper. I bought this the day it came out because the looping capabilities are so much better and easier to use than anything that was already on the market! Now, it is on sale cheaper then when it was introduced – lucky you.
AUFX:PeakQ is $1.99 (from $3,99)
AUFX:Dub is $1.99 (from $3,99)
AUFX:Space is $1.99 (from $3,99)
MDI Designer Pro is $4.99 (from $24.99) – Most powerful and easy-to-use MIDI controller
Gestrument LE is now free – gives you a great idea of what the full version can do.
Sequential is $1.99 (60% off) – load any audio and then loop it so you can apply effects in all sorts of rhythmic order to create new variations of the original. Quite a large variety of effects like High and Low pass filters, resonators, bit-crusher, wave transformer, circuit bender and more.
Sector is $5.99 (from $9.99) – This app also allows for slicing and sequencing of your audio – fun and entertaining!
Sometimes you hear what iPad apps can do and it just blows you away! Guitar is one of those instruments that I do not play so I am always looking for apps to give me alternative ways of getting guitar into my performances/recording.
Today I found an app that is going to become well used in my toolbox of apps! GuitarCapo+ from TonApp just simply sounds amazing! You really have to watch/listen to the video at the end of this blog post to start to fully understand the potential that lays in this app!
If you have already been using the app then you will glad to know that version was released today. Here is what is new…
Chord Builder (make/edit/delete custom chords)
– Unlimited chord banks (up/down to change all chord while playing)
– Velocity sensitive strings. Strum slow for lower volume
– 12-string emulation mode
– Play Out mode for on-screen strings
– Compact string mode (improved on-screen playability). iPad only
– Turn on/off background audio
– New settings panel
– Sound Tweaker (EQ/gain manipulation when playing). iPad only
– Bass Along mode (play on the chord buttons and chord pads)
– Dynamic Strum mode (change speed after starting a i.e. slow strum)
– MIDI Pad Mode (Play the chord pads with a MIDI controller). iPad only
– MIDI Play Through.
– Configurable MIDI out channel
– Stop playing strums
If you teach private music lessons then this app is the answer to saving in your sanity!
Moosic Studio is 30% off for a couple of days! Since this is a $50 app this sale is for sure one to take advantage of! it will be $34.99 for a little while!
It's all here. This app is made by music teachers, for music teachers!
Best part? There are not monthly subscription fees for this. Buy it and it's yours! I have seen so many apps/services lately that are promising but when I end up having to pay monthly fees I stop investigating.
TeeVee 3 has been on my wish list and today it is free! Yea!
AltiSpace – $2.99 (50% off!) This is a no brainer if you are making music on an iPad! The effects available to you in this 3 dollar app would cost hundreds of dollars and up in actual hardware gear! Skip the pop, buy this and revel in the reverbs available to you! The app was newly updated this morning as well!
Audio Mastering – $5.99 (50% off) – If you do NOT for some reason have this app and you record concerts, rehearsals or are going to make recordings of anything – you know, like your musical creative genius! This app will add that polish and little extra kick to any audio file you are going to share with anyone else.
MasterRecord – $2.99 (50% off)
Master FX – $5.99 (50% off)
Arctic ProSynth – $4.99 (50% off)
Arpeggionome – $4.99 (75% off) The title says it all – an app that plays arpeggio’s! Much fun to be had here! Great for that after turkey music making session with the family!
RTA – $4.99 (50% off) – This falls into that category of “If you don’t know what this is then you don’t need it BUT if you do know what it is then having it for 5 bucks sitting on your iPhone/iPad is astonishing!”