April 13, 2009

SPL$5.99 from Studio Six Digital SPL

SPL is a professional-grade digital sound level meter (decibel meter) for your iPhone. It includes all of the modes, filters, and features that you would expect from an ANSI or IEC Sound Level Meter. All filters and averaging modes meet or exceed the criteria for ANSI Type 1 or better. SPL is created from the same folks who brought you the Audio Toolbox and ATB Plus.

** ON SALE — Buy now, the price will be going up soon to $7.99.

Graphics — This version has three user-selectable options for the front panel. These include aluminum, dark metal, and plain. The dark metal option, with blue digits, is designed to work best in dark environments. Use aluminum or plain in daylight.

Store Results — We now have provided 9 memory slots for storing results. The dB SPL level, mode, weighting, time, date, and a description are all stored. Also, for non-Leq modes, the max and relative are stored, and for Leq, the Max and Leq time.

The iPhone 3G has the best microphone frequency response. SPL will work on the first generation iPhone, but without the same accuracy. You can also use SPL with our calibrated iPhone measurement mic, see below for details.

If you have an iPod Touch 2nd Generation, SPL will work, but you need to use an external mic, like the headphones / mic that is included with the iPhone.

The screen flips if you turn the phone upside down, so that you can point the built-in mic directly at the sound source.

Modes: Slow, Fast, Impulse, Peak, and Leq.

Filters: A and C weighting, and 10 octave band filters.

Includes a resettable Max field to track the highest reading.

Includes a reference field (except in Leq mode) so that you can set a reference level and do seat-to-seat comparisons.

The SPL meter can be fully calibrated. It comes preset with the calibration for a typical iPhone 3G. Most iPhone model 3G will be within a few dB of this reading. If you have access, even temporarily, to a calibrated sound level meter, just use the calibration field on the flipside to match the meter, and you will be accurately calibrated.

Also, see our other professional-grade audio apps: Speaker Pop, to test speaker polarity, and RTA, a real-time analyzer for the iPhone.

And, we will soon be releasing a calibrated, accurate measurement microphone for the iPhone. This will allow measuring a range from approximately 40 dB SPL to 105 dB SPL. Each mic will include a calibration factor that you will enter into the SPL app for calibrated measurements. This mic will also work with Speaker Pop, our speaker polarity tester, RTA, ETC, and other acoustical measurement apps that we will be releasing soon.

NOTE: I have enabled the “buy for first gen Touch option”, but be advised that you have to arrange your own input via the dock connector. This model does not support the headset mic nor does it have an internal mic.

Coming soon, an iPhone internal mic compensation filter, to cancel out the low-frequency roll-off present in the iPhone.

See our other audio apps: RTA, the 1/3 octave Real TIme Analyzer, LEQ, for recording SPL over time, Speaker Pop, the speaker polarity tester for the iPhone, ETC, an Energy Time Curve and room decay analyzer for iPhone, FFT, for advanced acoustic analysis, and Generator, the full-featured signal generator for iPhone.

Also, if you are looking for a great range of high-quality, professional, audio test equipment, check out http://www.sencore.com. They sell the current versions of the Audio Toolbox, as the SoundPro line of audio test equipment.




April 11, 2009

BeatMaker$19.99 from Intua BeatMaker


BeatMaker: the mobile music creation studio for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Inspired by professional drum machines, samplers and sequencers, BeatMaker combines them into one inspirational instrument.

Ideally suited for live performance and intuitive composition, with ease, produce complete songs using trigger pads, sequencing tools, audio effects and much more !

Pick up samples from the original sound-bank, including many genres and special sound packs made by featured musicians and producers.
Record your own audio samples on-the-go and use them instantly into your composition!

Expand your sound library from your computer and other beatmakers through our growing user community.

For amateurs and professionals alike, BeatMaker unleashes your musical creativity !


★ 16 sample-based trigger pads, with multi-touch support (up to 5 pads at once)
★ Low latency playback and sample-accurate audio engine
★ Live pattern recording and arranging
★ Audio recording from microphone or headset (iPhone and iPod Touch 2nd gen only)
★ Step sequencer with different resolutions for easy and precise pattern creation
★ Change the volume, pan and pitch of each steps to compose rich melodies and beats
★ Multi track song sequencer: arrange your patterns into complete songs
★ Create unlimited number of patterns of different sizes (one to four bar)
★ Export your songs to Audio file (WAV) and MIDI score and share them with your friends
★ Original sound library provided with multiple genres: BreakBeat, Drum & Bass, Dub, Electronica, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock and more to come !
★ Featured artist/producer sound library: Richard Devine, Man Parrish, Jacque Polynice, Rafiralfiro, …
★ AIFF and WAVE audio file support (any sample rate, 8 to 24-bits resolutions)
★ Network sharing capabilities via BeatPack, to upload and download content
★ 2 effect channels, each with 4 effects
★ Synchronized delays with feedback and wet-mix control
★ 3-band Equalizers (Lo, Mid, Hi)
★ “Bit-Crusher” for down-sampling and bits resolution reduction
★ Lowpass, Hi-pass and Bandpass filters
★ Transport toolbar for quick playback control, with BPM, signature and metronome support
★ Handy selection mode to control multiple parameters on pads at once
★ Individual/multiple loading of samples
★ Automatic sample slicing over the pads (Chop)
★ Control volume, pan, semi-tone, octave, tuning, fade in/out and sample start/end positions on each pad
★ Wave editor permits to manually selects your samples Start/End position markers
★ Automatic change of sample pitch to match a particular sample duration for each pad
★ Output channel selection (3 buses available: Main Out, FX 1, FX 2) for each pad
★ Mute and Reverse samples during your performances
★ X/Y Cross Controller for live manipulation of combined effect and sample parameters
★ Loading and saving of your kits & projects
★ File browser for file management (load, save, new files, directory and delete) and BeatPack content management (upload, download)
★ Auto discovery of local BeatPack servers (via Bonjour)
★ Sample preview within the browser
★ Auto-saving of your current project
★ and much more…


➡ BeatMaker User’s Manual PDF is available on our website, for free, at http://www.intua.net/shop.html

➡ BeatPack, the Mac/PC synchronization companion application, is available for free at http://www.intua.net/shop.html

➡ BeatMaker community/forums are waiting for your participation at http://www.intua.net/forums



April 10, 2009

SoundPad$1.99 from Stefan Welebny SoundPad

Play music – anywhere, anytime.

Move your finger left/right to change the tone pitch, and up/down to change the volume.

Shake your device gently to switch between different sounds.

Turns your iPhone into an addictive musical instrument. SoundPad is simple to use and has been made for music enthusiasts, suitable for children and adults as well.


① Connect the sound output of your iPhone/iPod touch to the mic/line input of your mixer or recorder (male-male audio jack cable required).

② Connect it in the same way to your Mac and setup as a real instrument in GarageBand to use all the effects and techniques there. You can even create music for the iPod or ring tones that way.

③ If you want to mix your own sounds check out our App “Synthesizer”



April 9, 2009

DigiDrummer$1.99 from Magnus Larsson DigiDrummer


DigiDrummer makes it easy and fun to play
drums on your iPhone and iPod Touch!

Dear customer, please read the FAQ at the bottom of the page! DigiDrummer works on all devices with Firmware 2.2
or later and with sound!

*WINNER of iPhone Excellence Award 2008*

“DigiDrummer Shines in Perfect 10 Performance. DigiDrummer from Magnick Software is quite simply the greatest drum machine for the iPhone to date.”
Rating: 10/10 appcraver.com

– Low latency and superior response
– Record and playback functions
– Overdubbing mode
– Save your own beats to the “Beat Library”
* DigiDrummer CLASSIC * TD88 * TIGHT
* STEEL DRUMS * DD-808 * DD-909
– Play along to your iPod music
– Choose between 3 different skins:
DD Classic, Fatty Thumbs & Black
– “Real drums mode”
– User interface designed for playing with your fingers and thumbs in mind.
– High quality 16-bit stereo drum samples
– 8 drumpads
– Slide across the pads! This brings fantastic new possibilities and speed to your drum play!
– “Slide’n Roll Mode” Play drumrolls with ease! Drag your fingers across the pads and it will automatically do drumrolls for you. Custom drum roll pace.

User instructions:
To record: Press “Record button”.
To stop recording: Press “Record button” again.
To save your recorded beat press
“Settings button”. In the “Beat Library”
view press “Save Recorded Beat”.
Name it and press OK. To load a beat
just choose one of your recorded beats
and press “Load”. The Overdub mode enables you to record your beats on top of each other “in layers”.

User instructions for playing along
to music:
* Start up your iPod and fire up a song
* Start DigiDrummer
* Play along!
* To change song in your iPod from DigiDrummer doubletap quick on your homebutton to bring up the iPods song selector.
Note: Volume levels differs on
different song mixes. Thereby the drums
volume levels can sound “to low” in compare to some of your songs.
We are “locked down” from changing the iPods volume level towards DigiDrummers. The Ipods volume level “overrule” all volume on your device.

To see what DigiDrummer is capable of
when playing along to music watch this on youtube.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7XlWKHfDpo

Search for “digidrummer rezaudio”
on youtube.com to see more videos.

FAQ: This solves eventual problems:
– No sound? To hear the sounds you
can not be in “silent mode” and the
soundeffects must be turned on in your device settings menu. As easy as 1 2 3.
– Check your volume in the audio settings menu of your device. iPod Touch: check that your headphones or speaker is turned on.
– DigiDrummer works on ALL DEVICES with firmware 2.2 or later.


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CastCatcher Radio

April 9, 2009

CastCatcher Radio$1.99 from return7 CastCatcher Radio

Check out our other apps – BillMinder and PunchClock!

CastCatcher Radio streams MP3 and AAC audio directly to your iPhone or iPod touch. It has a simple, intuitive interface and comes loaded with several internet radio stations for your convenience. CastCatcher allows you to add additional stations.

CastCatcher features:
– Shoutcast, Icecast, or other mp3, AAC stream playback (pls or stream urls)
– Direct playback of stream URLs (e.g. http://stream.radiojavan.com:9000)
– Automatic reconnect on loss of connections
– Comes with several stations preloaded
– Buffer level indicator
– Add your favorite streams to the list (the point of this app!)
– Works over Wifi, 3G, and Edge (if the stream is of low bit rate)
– Adjustable buffer size (see Preferences on your iPhone)

Please read our blog and visit our forums for support/questions!

SUPPORT: http://forums.return7.com
RELEASE INFO/BLOG: http://blog.return7.com

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April 7, 2009

Synthesizer$1.99 from Stefan Welebny Synthesizer

How are you going to sound today?

Turns your iPhone or iPod into a groovy synthesizer based on additive, subtractive and fm sound synthesis featuring

● 5 harmonics
● vibrato
● chorus
● pitch shift
● presets
● overall volume
● attack, decay, sustain and release
● noise
● distortion
● cutoff
● delay


➤ “This is an awesome Synthesizer” ★★★★★

➤ “really good! this app is really fun 2 use and entertaining” ★★★★★

➤ “This is a simple synthesizer that most music geeks will enjoy.” ★★★

➤ “Use your finger instead of a stylus, Rolf Harris eat your heart out!” ★★★★


① Use your earphones for a better sound experience.

② Connect the sound output of your iPhone/iPod touch to the mic/line input of your mixer, recorder, Mac or PC (male -male audio jack cable required).

③ Setting Synthesizer up as a real instrument in GarageBand on your Mac will enable you to use all recording, looping, mixing, and effect features with Synthesizer. You can also create music for itunes or ring tones. Read GarageBand help for details.

④ Shake your device to return to factory settings for the current sound

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iTM Pad

April 5, 2009

iTM Pad$5.99 from Silicon Studios iTM Pad

Your iPhone / iPod touch is not a toy !

iTM turns it into a hi tech midi controller for your DAW or VJ tool

Networked computer running iTouchMidi OSX / WIN required
available from device or download from http://www.itouchmidi.com

Compatible with OSX 10.4/10.5 & WIN XP/VISTA 32/64

iTM Pad is one of the iTM suite classics
A trackpad that you can use to control any variable parameters with the tip of your finger


Touch Pad with 5 assignment pages
3 midi mappable function button per page
Spring to default X button, set default on double tap
Midi feedback
Safe mode, all buttons slide away when iTM logo is tapped
Defaults are saved when iTM logo is double tapped
Auto Server

CC assignments:

Page A: cc10 on X axis : cc11 on Y axis : cc20 on f1 : cc21 on f2 : cc22 on f3
Page B: cc12 on X axis : cc13 on Y axis : cc23 on f1 : cc24 on f2 : cc25 on f3
Page C: cc14 on X axis : cc15 on Y axis : cc26 on f1 : cc27 on f2 : cc28 on f3
Page D: cc16 on X axis : cc17 on Y axis : cc29 on f1 : cc30 on f2 : cc31 on f3
Page E: cc18 on X axis : cc19 on Y axis : cc32 on f1 : cc33 on f2 : cc34 on f3

Watch out for other iTM releases !

iTM MidiLab (free, use it to try iTM)

iTM Tilt
iTM Matrix
iTM Keys

Coming soon 🙂

iTM Modular

iTM Pad