Friday, February 5, 2016

#FreshFriday brings you something different

So this week we're bringing you some unconventional packs.
What do we mean by unconventional?
Well, here are some of the phrases used to describe our weekend sale pack Static Sounds: "alienesque noises," "broken," "ear candy," "yin meets yang," and our personal favorite, "murky swamplands of sound." Ha!

Music makers, if you’re looking for some unique crackly fx and dreamlike pads at a good price, here's your chance to mix it up a little for $4.99 this weekend.

The Indie Boys from Indiana

We know a couple of boys from Indiana who love making music. They call themselves Patchwork and they capture the midwestern indie sound just right. Let me tell you why. Because out of the 195 loops and 22 one shots in this sound pack, there are 98 vocal loops from three different vocalists and all the drums, acoustic guitar and keys you'll need at a freakin Arcade Fire concert!

Get some indie in your diet folks and try the new Patchwork Indie Electronic pack this weekend!

Monday, December 28, 2015

iMPC The Honest Truth vol.11

Volume 11 is a gift to your ears. Mr. Cates came down the chimney in a santa suit and put together over two and a half hours of the illest beats from the community! Thanks to all the talented folks making beats on iMPC. Give it a listen when you need a break from Christmas carols.

Fresh new Sound Packs exclusively from Retronyms!

"My mind was truly blown when Vherbal dropped Underground Legendz on me. It's a massive pack with awesome crunchy beats. Even better, the music samples and loops are full of epic strings, horns, keys, distorted guitar, and bumping bass. You'll find the same quality samples in Chronic Sounds and This is Hip Hop. They're slightly smaller packs at a great price."
—JP from Retronyms

Friday, December 18, 2015

Wej is in production! Shipping as soon as we receive final units

Wej update: We visited the factory building our Wej earlier this week! As soon as we confirm the boards off the assembly line are working to spec, we'll begin final mass production. All the final components and parts are ready and the rubber enclosures are in transit on a ship across the Pacific. As soon as everything is assembled, we'll start shipping to pre-order customers!

Wej is a hackable wireless midi performance base for iOS. Learn more and order yours!

#FreshFriday retro pack and sale

This week is a nostalgic throwback to two Retro music eras, the 70’s and 80’s. Our sale pack, by Hungarian producer Opolopo, pays tribute to the unique 70’s genres of Electro Funk, Soul and Boogie. Find loads of juicy and fat synths, slapped bass, sparkling rhodes and slamming drums. Check out our “grooviest” pack this weekend for $4.99.

Remember Axel Foley from Beverly Hills Cop? Well this Mini Pack is as close as you’ll get to an 80’s crime-comedy soundtrack. It’s a collection of synthwave grooves, beefy FM bass, snappy electronic beats, sleek synth hooks and futuristic effects. Get out your leg warmers and shoulder pads cuz for just $2.99 you’ll be going Back to the Future ;P

Monday, December 7, 2015

New AraabMuzik Sound Pack released!

Today our friends at Akai Professional have released an exclusive Sound Pack for iMPC by AraabMuzik! It's a monster pack with 160 custom one-shots and 16 loops arranged into 8 custom designed Programs. Get it now for $7.99

Introducing iMPC Pro Packs
The AraabMuzik Sound Pack marks the debut of iMPC Pro Packs — these packs work as normal, but have enhanced integration with iMPC Pro.

As usual, iMPC Pro Packs can be used in hundreds of compatible apps, can be pasted in Garageband, and exported to use in desktop apps. The real magic is when an iMPC Pro Pack is pasted into iMPC Pro using the "Paste All" Feature: the packs are laid out automatically as Programs in iMPC Pro complete with all parameters and designed to take advantaged of iMPC Pro's features. JP shows how this works in the latest iMPC Pro Log:

Check out the AraabMuzik Pro Pack in the Content Store, and learn more about it here:

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Announcing Phase84 for Android

We're excited to announce the release of our first android app! Phase84 is available now on Samsung Galaxy Apps. Samsung Galaxy users will be able to experience the next generation phase distortion synthesizer that fuses gritty digital sounds with traditional analog punch.

"Phase84 is designed to have the warmth of an analog synthesizer, yet be capable of the squelchy tones and sharp attacks of an FM synth. It works through the magic of Phase Distortion — utilizing a form of waveshaping synthesis introduced in 80’s era digital synthesizers. Phase84 can create warm pads, glitchy sounds, dirty basses, filthy sweeps, screaming leads, and anything in-between.” 
— Louis Gorenfeld

Phase84 includes over 110 presets including basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. Users can tweak the synth using a combination of advanced envelope, LFO, Delay, Filter, and Oscillator settings. Phase84 includes features for expressive performance, a groove editor, and an advanced multi-octave keyboard.

Phase84 is available exclusively on Samsung Galaxy Apps for $4.99. It takes advantage of Samsung’s Professional Audio SDK (SAPA) to deliver low latency performance. Samsung Galaxy devices including Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Tab 5, and Galaxy Tab S2 support Samsung’s Pro Audio tech making this the first version of Phase84 to run on phones as well as tablets.

Phase84 also integrates with SoundCamp, a free mobile DAW by Samsung. Users can seamlessly load the synth into a track in SoundCamp, then record and edit notes on a piano roll sequencer. Combining Phase84 with other tracks, virtual instruments, and recorded audio, allows users to create full compositions and finished songs.

Phase84 features include:
  • Advanced Keyboard section controls portamento, polyphony, pitchbend, mod wheel mapping, octave & more.
  • Expressive Perform Mode with Groove Gate and two axis controllers.
  • Naturalistic unison for super thick pads and sweeps.
  • Oscillator Section: 9 Params, 2 General-Purpose Oscillators, 1 Formant Oscillator.
  • Mix Section: 8 Params including Delay Amount and Pulse Width.
  • Envelope Section: Amplitude & Shaper Envelopes. Fully visualized & interactive ADSR plus special Fade Param.
  • Delay/Filter Section: Stereo delay with loss modeling and a punchy overdriven analog-style filter.
  • 3 LFOs: 4 waveforms, optional delay and repeat count, and can go into the audible frequency range.
  • Samsung Professional Audio technology.
  • SoundCamp Support.

Phase84 on Samsung Galaxy Apps

Phase84 for Android Presskit

Friday, September 18, 2015

AudioCopy update for iOS 9 available now

Changes in iOS 9 have prevented copying from compatible apps. An update to AudioCopy is available now that restores this capability. In order to complete a "copy" operation in iOS 9, tap the local notification that appears.

This is a temporary solution as we work to adapt and improve AudioCopy.

Allow Notifications
In order for this feature to work, you'll have to allow notifications for AudioCopy. Find this option in the notifications section of iOS Settings.

Stay tuned for more improvements and updates to AudioCopy.