Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Apple Releases ‘Logic Pro X’ and ‘MainStage 3′ for Mac

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

logic pro xApple announced this morning the release of Logic Pro X, the next major version of its profesional audio recording and editing Mac app. Apple also released Logic Pro X companion apps MainStage 3 for Mac and Logic Remote for iPad today.

Logic Pro X lets users create music using a wide range of virtual instruments included with the app or audio imported from other sources or live recordings. Notably, Logic Pro X includes a new Drummer feature that acts a virtual player to automatically add percussion to your music. Another new feature is Flex Pitch that lets users fix out-of-tune vocals.

Logic Pro X is our most powerful version yet, with advanced tools and a modern new interface designed to streamline the process of creating professional quality music,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Musicians are going to love creative new features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Track Stacks and the Arpeggiator.

Companion app MainStage 3 turns your Mac into a digital rig for live music performances, acting as a control system for connected instruments and virtual instruments and previously-recorded tracks and effects. The new Logic Remote iPad app lets users play Logic Pro X instruments remotely and perform basic project editing and mixing tasks.

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Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 are both available in the Mac App Store now for $199.99 and $29.99, respectively. Logic Remote for iPad is also available now in the App Store and is free to download.

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    Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated new tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that’s designed to get creative...

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    MainStage 3 lets you take your Mac to the stage with a full-screen interface optimized for live performance, flexible hardware control, and a massive collection of plug-ins and sounds that are fully...

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    Logic Remote is an iPad companion app for Logic Pro X, MainStage 3 and GarageBand on the Mac. Designed to take full advantage of Multi-Touch on iPad, Logic Remote offers new ways to record, mix, and...

Algoriddim Releases ‘vjay’ for iPhone

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Algoriddim, the developer of djay for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, has released an iPhone version of its video and music mash-up creation app today. vjay for iPhone joins its sibling for Apple’s tablet, vjay for iPad, in the App Store at a special introductory price of $.99, bringing video and music mixing and scratching to the latest iOS devices.

Our goal at Algoriddim is to create a world where every single person can be an artist and bring their favorite memories to life by creating and sharing music and video mash-ups on the fly,” said Karim Morsy, CEO and co-founder of Algoriddim. “For the first time, we’re giving everyday users the ability to capture and express themselves through video content using their smartphones. With built-in Facebook and YouTube support for vjay, users can instantly share their creations while on the go from anywhere.”

With vjay, you can combine music and video to create a new version of your favorite music video or jazz up your videos of friends and family with a cool soundtrack. You can access music stored in your iPhone’s music library and when it comes to video, you can use any of the several built-in clips, access videos in your iPhone’s video library, or create your own using the iPhone’s camera or import existing videos from your Camera Roll. Editing tools include audio-visual and transition effects, looping tools, and real-time VideoScratch™ to add that well-known DJ effect to your creations.

Here’s a demo video showing vjay in action on the iPhone:

There are no tutorials presented when you first open vjay nor are there any found elsewhere within the app. I’m not terribly at ease with multi-paned music or video editing interfaces and vjay’s feels a little awkward to me but it’s not too hard to muddle through with a little experimentation. All in all, it feels like a high-quality app (just like Algoriddim’s other iOS offerings) and it can be a powerful mobile tool if you’re the creative type.

vjay for iPhone requires iOS 5.1 or higher and works only on the latest iOS devices: the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and the 5th-generation iPod touch. The app is currently on sale for a special introductory price of $.99 and my guess is that the full price will be around $5 when this sale ends (the regular price of the iPad version is $9.99), so get it now if you want to be ready to create some awesome mash-ups of those winter holiday visits with your friends and family.

(Now would also be a good time to pick up djay for iPhone, which is completely free for today only to celebrate the release of vjay.)

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    NOTE: This app requires iPhone 4S, iPod touch 5th gen or better ------------------------------------------------------ Introducing vjay for iPhone - the mashup machine for your music and videos. ...