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MSXII brings Fly-Tape to iOS because you can’t really have enough cassette FX right?

Delivered... Ashley Elsdon | Scene | Thu 10 May 2018 11:33 pm

Tape seems to be popular again. It’s only been a short while since we saw Klevgränd brings us DAW Cassette, and now MSXII delivers Fly-Tape. The app is apparently a unique take on some of the aspects about tape that the developers love but also adds unique features that are enjoyable.

The Fly Tape app runs as an iOS AUv3 FX plugin, and is designed for use within host apps such as Garageband, Beatmaker 3, Cubasis, Audiobus.

A user can add FX to their incoming audio signals in many ways “on the Fly.” Sliders for textured nuances such as hiss & pitch will allow you to dial in tasteful settings that can become reminiscent of cassette tapes. These also can be automated via midi cc for additional modulation.

Fly Tape FX:
Fly Tape includes numerous touch based FX. These FX also release upon button release to enhance the performance experience. Additionally, some FX have more settings upon a quick, double-tap of the effect.

Play Button

  • Will start audio (demo drum loop) in standalone mode
  • Disabled while in plugin mode

Stop Button

  • Will stop playing audio with a scrubbing, slow down effect
  • Release will resume audio

Pause Button

  • A simple audio mute. Useful for drops in performance
  • Release will resume audio

Bypass Switch

  • Bypass Fly-Tape audio effect unit as a whole

Noise Slider

  • Gradual increase of “hiss” simulation from left to right

Pitch Slider

  • Gradual detuning of audio from left (normal) to right (-.50 cents)

Half-Speed FX Button

  • Plays audio at half-speed
  • Normal playback resumes on release
  • Half-Speed will stay in time with current host tempo

Saturate Button

  • 2 saturation modes “Clean” & “Gritty” available
  • Quick double tap will prompt small menu option
  • Release will resume normal audio without effect

Lofi Button

  • 3 lofi modes “70’s”, “80’s”, and “90’s” available
  • Quick double tap will prompt small menu option
  • Release will resume normal audio without effect

Loop Button

  • Reverses and loops audio while pressed
  • Release will resume normal audio without effect

Stutter Button

  • 8 stutter quantize settings available
  • Quick double tap will prompt small menu option
  • Settings available are 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/8T, 1/16, 1/16T, 1/32, 1/64
  • Stutter is immediate upon press, release will resume audio without effect

FX buttons can be chained in unique ways to deliver awesome results such as Lofi “70’s –> Saturate “Clean” –> Half-Speed.

All parameters of Fly Tape can be mapped in your favorite hosts. For example, you can map the Noise & Pitch sliders to faders or knobs on your favorite midi controller.

Fly Tape’s Midi CC values are listed below:
Bypass: 102
Pitch: 103
Noise: 104
Tape Stop: 106
Mute (Pause): 107
Half-Speed: 108
Saturate: 109
Lofi: 110
Loop: 111
Stutter: 112

Fly-Tape is available on the app store and costs $5.99

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Audio Damage brings ADverb2 to iOS

Delivered... Ashley Elsdon | Scene | Thu 10 May 2018 11:18 pm

Another plug in from Audio Damage makes the trip over to iOS. ADverb2 is an accurate model of a vintage digital plate reverb rack unit from the 80s, with a few modern tricks up its sleeve. From short, thick, rich reverbs ideal for drums on up to incredibly long heavily chorused, echoey spaces perfect for ambient music, ADverb2 is an excellent addition to your sonic toolkit.

ADverb2 works as a stand-alone effect, with Inter-App Audio, but we recommend its use as an AUv3 plugin in a host that supports the format like Beatmaker 3, AUM, Cubasis, GarageBand, etc.

  • Simple-to-use reverb settings, with pre-delay, time, and size, plus an extensive filtering section to shape the reverb tail.
  • Logical vintage-style user interface, vector-based for resizability and future-proofing.
  • XML-based cross-platform preset manager, with copy and paste. (You can even move presets between the iOS version and the desktop version with Handoff.)
  • Optimized reverb algorithm for low CPU load.

ADverb2 costs just $3.99 on the app store now

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iZotope adds modeling features to Vocal Synth, makes a creative bundle

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Thu 10 May 2018 6:48 pm

Singing – it’s the simple most important human instrument, but it’s too often overlooked in technology. iZotope has doubled up on innovations there with Vocal Synth 2 – and in case you haven’t been keeping track, they’ve bundled all their production tools together into the new Creative Suite.

Vocal Synth 2 upgrade

Vocal Synth was already a compelling, semi-modular set of tools for processing vocals and applying vocal tech to incoming signal – something you can do creative stuff with whether you’re a singer, or a producer who sings, or a producer working with vocalists, or a producer pretending you can sing. (Yes, it’s useful even on other inputs, even if you lack the vocal chops yourself.)

It’s really, really good, but – the one thing I sort of expected when I first heard about the product was something like physical vocal modeling in the box. Now, sure enough, they’ve added just that.

So, Vocal Synth 2 delivers:

Biovox: A module for physical modeling of the human vocal track (with “science,” say iZotope), from nasality to formants. This isn’t something like Vocaloid – it’s not about voice synthesis or faking vocals – but in a way, it’s something more musically useful, a model of all the good stuff that happens inside your vocal tract and the resonant cavities in your head, delivered as an effect. That’s really important, because our perception is trained to take all this sort of nuance for granted.

There’s more, too…

Chorus and Ring Mod effects. Yep, less futuristic than Biovox, but very essential.

Improved Shred effect.

Advanced sound, advanced controls. So, hiding controls doesn’t always make things more intuitive – sometimes you actually want to dive down and get something that’s missing in the panel. iZotope say they’ve both improved the sound model, and added the ability to get advanced control over parameters, including “access to Vocoder band controls, per module Oscillator presets, and per module panning and filters.”

Integration with other plug-ins. Since iZotope are selling their production stuff as a suite, they’ve also added the ability for Vocal Synth 2 to show up in Neutron 2’s Masking Meter and Visual Mixer, and in Tonal Balance Control. That means a nice chance to apply Vocal Synth where it does – and doesn’t – belong.

I definitely will review this one soon; this stuff is very much up my alley, and a lot of yours’, I’m sure, too.

Creative Suite

Okay, those of us who also do design or video editing work may shudder and think of big monthly subscription fees from Adobe when we read those words but – don’t panic.

Creative Suite is just the new bundle of iZotope production tools. While they may be more well known for mastering and post production offerings, iZotope have applied sonic science to an impressive and unique stable of stuff you’d use when actually making the music and designing sounds. So, what had been “Creative Bundle” is now the more complete “Creative Suite.”

Included: VocalSynth 2, Iris 2, Trash 2 Expanded, BreakTweaker Expanded, Stutter Edit, DDLY, and Mobius Filter. (I’m pretty sure someone caught on that filter, because I’ve heard it cropping up in new releases. Don’t know if that’s CDM’s fault in part or not. But it is great fun.)

You can buy Creative Bundle for US$349 now, a steep discount, and then get the bigger Suite when it ships – including the new VocalSynth 2. See:


There are of course equivalent suites for the other interest areas – an RX Suite for post production and correction/cleanup, plus the O2N2 Bundle that covers mixing and mastering, including the industry favorite Ozone.

Yeah, Ozone – there are definitely some mastering engineers out there keeping big racks of impressive looking gear, then, like, doing most of the mastering on Ozone. (And why not? Just sayin’. Ducks…)


Coming Soon: VocalSynth 2 and New iZotope Creative Suite

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50 great tracks for May from Florence + the Machine, Christina Aguilera, Deafheaven and more

Delivered... Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes | Scene | Thu 10 May 2018 9:00 am

From Róisín Murphy’s erotic disco to Onyx Collective’s post-bop jazz and Deafheaven’s soulful metal, here’s our roundup of the best new music. Subscribe to the playlist of all 50 tracks and read about our 10 favourites

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Intermorphic add video export to their flagship generative music suite app Wotja

Delivered... Ashley Elsdon | Scene | Thu 10 May 2018 12:42 am

I’ve talked about the excellent work that Intermorphic do (and indeed have always done) in the generative space, both here at CDM, and for more than a decade back over at PalmSounds. More than anyone else they’ve continued to push the boundaries of generative music and extend the possibilities of what you can do with it.

With the latest iteration of their flagship generative music suite, Intermorphic have added the ability to export video from Wotja, making it quick and easy to share stereo recordings of your creations to the world. The still image used in the video export reflects what is shown in your Display mode screen.

  • New: Video export segment in Mixdown & Recordings screen where you can make video recordings of a mix (Open Mix > Mix Mode > Action button > Mixdown & Recordings > Video segment > bottom Record button) [Feature requires active ‘Unlocked’ subscription]
  • New: Export an existing audio recording as a video where it uses imagery from the Display mode of the currently open mix (Open Mix > Mix Mode > Action button > Mixdown & Recordings > Audio segment > Tool icon > Create Video) [Feature requires active ‘Unlocked’ subscription]
  • Fixed: issue where envelope editor wasn’t showing labels
  • Other bug fixes

If you’ve missed what’s been happening with Wotja, here are some recent videos

Wotja is available on the app store for free with IAP subscriptions

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