Friday, December 19, 2014

Introducing Retronyms Content Store



The latest update for AudioCopy brings several improvements. In addition to bug fixes and much faster launch time, you'll find a Content Store with dozens of Sound Packs you can use in your creations.

Sound Packs contain music Loops and Samples that you can use in hundreds of AudioCopy-compatible apps. Plus you can open in other audio and music apps — iOS and beyond.

You can use Sound Packs from the Content Store in top music iOS apps like Launchpad, iMPC Pro, Tabletop, GarageBand, FL Studio, Cubasis, Auria, DM1 and hundreds more. Use the new "open in" feature to open Sounds in practically any app. And of course drag your sounds to your desktop and use them anywhere at all — they are yours to use in creations in any tool you want.

Packs span many genres with content created by an amazing producer lineup. We've partnered with leading publisher of royalty free content, Loopmasters. Take the store for a spin and listen for yourself.

First one's on us!



Unlock a free Sound Pack when you register AudioCopy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Phase84: next gen Tabletop Ready Synth



Phase84 is a next generation phase distortion synthesizer. It fuses gritty digital sounds with traditional analog punch.

Phase84 is an extremely capable synthesizer and features over 110 presets, containing all sorts of basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. While you don't need to know much about synthesizers to get a lot out of Phase84, experienced synth tweakers will be thrilled at the sheer variety of unique sounds that can be produced with this incredibly versatile synth.



Phase84 is what's known as a Phase Distortion synthesizer. This form of waveshaping synthesis has its roots in Casio’s brilliant CZ line of digital synthesizers from the 80s. It is designed to have the warmth of a subtractive (analog) synthesizer, yet be capable of the squelchy tones and sharp attacks of an FM synth. Phase84 in particular can create warm pads, glitchy sounds, dirty basses, filthy sweeps, screaming leads, and anything in-between.

For those familiar with the typical Moog-like (or iMini-like!) synthesis, think of the "shaper" as being synonymous with "brightness" or "filter cutoff”.

– More than 100 presets.
– MIDI support.
– Inter-App Audio support.
– Advanced Keyboard section.
– Expressive Perform Mode with expressive 2-axis controllers
– Groove Gate editable amp and shaper patterns.
– Precision Knob mode.
– Phat, naturalistic unison feature 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 and Shaper Envelopes.
– Fully visualized and interactive ADSR plus special Fade Param.
– Delay/Filter Section: Stereo delay with loss modeling and a punchy overdriven analog-style filter.
– 3 LFOs: More flexible than your average LFO, this has 4 waveforms, optional delay and repeat count, and can go into the audible frequency range.
– Tabletop Ready App.



Other updates for Retronyms and Arturia Apps:

Tabletop (update now!):
– Phase84 support.
– CloudSeeder "latest" feed fixed.
– Various bug and stability fixes.

iProphet (update now!):
– Updated Audiobus to 2.1.5
– Updated for iOS8
– Fixed MIDI channel selector not showing devices in some cases.
– Fixed mismatched 3rd oscillator on preset load.
– Fixed an issue where turning the Frequency knobs all the way to the right would act as if it was at 0.
– Added custom preset delete.

iMini (update in review for App Store):
– Updated Audiobus to 2.1.5.
– Updated for iOS 8.
– Added MIDI channel selector.
– Added precision knob mode.
– Added custom preset delete.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lastest look at Phase84 Synth

Retronyms Youtube subscribers have been following along with the development process of Phase84 — the new Phase Distortion synthesizer coming soon from Retronyms. Check out the Phase84 playlist:


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Friday, November 7, 2014

Upcoming Tabletop Ready Synth: Phase 84

If you've been watching The Build, you've probably seen Louis talking about Phase84 (originally introduced as codename digits). Phase84 is a new Tabletop Ready synthesizer by Retronyms. It's a phase distortion synth with some unique design qualities, and we think it will really add to your sonic palette!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Introducing Wej. Wireless MIDI base.



Wej is a non-skid performance platform that lets you connect your USB controllers to your iOS music apps wirelessly over the new Apple Bluetooth LE MIDI protocol. Plus it features super bright multicolor LEDs that dance in time to the music.

Wej needs you! With your help, we're looking to gather enough pre-orders to support building Wej. Save 20% and get Wej for just $99.00 if you order before November 7. Visit preorder.retronyms.com.



Connect your controllers to Wej, and it will transmit their MIDI messages wirelessly to your iPad. Expand your iOS studio with keyboards, drum pads, fader banks, sequencers, and more. Wej uses Apple's Bluetooth Midi protocol introduced in iOS 8, providing a fast wireless bridge. Wej is compatible with any app that supports this protocol.

Wej is powered. Use it to charge any USB device, including your iPhone or iPad (even while it's connected to a controller). Supply enough juice to run power-hungry USB music gear.



Use Wej to add ambiance to your studio or serve as an ultra-portable light show with its bank of programmable multicolor LEDs.

Customize your animated light patterns with the Wej Control App. It's a Tabletop Ready app that integrates seamlessly with Retronyms software and works with anything that supports Apple's Inter-App Audio standard on iOS.

Open Source and Hackable



Built with open source in mind. The core of Wej is an Arduino application processor. Download our open-source sketch and hack away at it. Learn more at preorder.retronyms.com/hacks.html

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

iProphet released, Tabletop 2.6 released

Download iProphet on the App Store

iProphet, the new Tabletop Ready App from Arturia is available now on the App Store.

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



Tabletop 2.6 adds huge improvements in performance and stability across the board. Improved iMPC Pro support, support for iProphet, and one more thing:



InterFX rounds out the 3-device Inter App Audio suite. Route any audio signal from your session to third party audio effects apps. Take advantage of an expanding library of powerful sonic effects apps on iOS! InterFX can also send control signals to contnrol parameters in compatible apps.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

First Look at next Tabletop update



The next update to Tabletop improves performance and stability across the board. To showcase this, JP shows plays around with not one but two iMPC Pro's on an iPad 2

Tabletop 2.6 is in review now with Apple, and should be available soon! Subscribe to find out when it ships, and get more project updates from Retronyms.

Tabletop 2.6 also adds the final Tabletop Ready App from #summerofepic! More details an that soon!

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