DAW Stories April 3, 2013

Algoriddim’s ‘djay’ apps get Audiobus support alongside new features & enhancements

Following Apple’s decision to update GarageBand with support for the inter-app audio routing system known as “Audiobus”, the popular djay apps by developer Algoriddim have been updated with Audiobus support alongside a long list of new features.

On top of support for the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO and DDJ-ERGO controllers through the Pioneer DJC-WeCAi iPad Connection Cable for the iPad version of the app, both the iPhone and iPad djay apps get the following new features and enhancements:

What’s New in Version 1.6.4

✔ Introducing Audiobus support: Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See http://audiob.us for more information ✔ Added support for Pioneer DDJ-WeGO and DDJ-ERGO controllers (requires Pioneer DJC-WeCAi iPad Connection Cable, sold separately) ✔ “Shuffle” setting is now also applied to Automix Queue ✔ Pause audio when disconnecting headphones or dock audio ✔ Gain is no longer reset when “Reset EQ” setting is off ✔ Allow sliding crossfader up after tapping to leave it centered ✔ Improved handling of iOS audio system errors ✔ Improved caching ✔ Improved Vestax Spin 2 mapping: allow tempo fine-adjust using Shift & +/– buttons ✔ Changed ION iDJ 2 Go jog wheels to scratch during playback (the previous pitch-bend behavior can be enabled using “Jog Pitch Bend Mode” in the MIDI settings) ✔ Fixed playback issue after loading error with specific files ✔ Fixed audio distortion when using Key Lock with Bluetooth audio ✔ Fixed lock screen audio controls starting both turntables ✔ Fixed possible crash when editing Automix Queue while Automix is active ✔ Bug fixes, performance and stability improvements

djay for iPhone is available on the App Store now for $0.99, and the iPad version is available for $4.99. The free, LE versions of the app also gained Audiobus support today.

Algoriddim even updated its vjay apps that allow users to mix music and videos with many of the new features—minus Audiobus support—included in the djay updates.

DAW Stories December 18, 2012

Steinberg brings popular Cubase DAW to iOS with ‘Cubasis’ iPad app

Steinberg, makers of popular digital audio workstation Cubase and innovators of the VST format for virtual instruments and plug-ins, this week announced the release of a new iPad app. Not surprising to anyone familiar with Cubase on the desktop, the “Cubasis” iPad app at first glance appears to go well beyond the functionality of Apple’s Garageband. However, the app will also cost a little more at $49.99 on the App Store.

Features include unlimited tracks (48 voices: iPad 2, iPad mini, 64 voices: iPad 3, iPad 4), more than 70 virtual instrument sounds modeled after HALion Sonic, and the ability to “sequence other CoreMIDI apps (MIDI recording only) and run Cubasis simultaneously via background audio.”

You’ll also be able to export projects to Cubase and Cubase Artist 7/6.5. Screenshots and a full list of features are below:

Key features • Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks (depends on the device used) • Over 70 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic • MixConsole with over 10 effect processors • Over 300 MIDI and audio loops • Virtual keyboard and virtual drum pads • Sample Editor and Key Editor • Export projects to Cubase, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email • Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported • Sequence other CoreMIDI apps (MIDI recording only) and run Cubasis simultaneously via background audio • Audio import from iTunes music library, AudioPaste, Wi-Fi server and iTunes file sharing • Audio mixdown and MIDI export

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