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Music for Tablets: Audiobus 3

An essential program gets a major upgrade, giving rise to a whole new family of apps, but there are still teething pains.

Read More by Warren Burt (05-2017)

Review (Revisited) – Syntorial from Audible Genius

Syntorial, the superb computer-based synth sound creation teaching course just got even better. We return for another look at the new features.

Read More by David Baer (03-2017)

Review - Gig Performer by Deskew Technologies

Wish you could take your collection of virtual instruments on stage with you? Maybe you need a VST host like Gig Performer to let that happen.

Read More by David Townsend (03-2017)

Review – Crafter’s Pack from Blue Cat Audio Part 3

Blue Cat’s Crafter’s Pack has a wide assortment of useful tools. Here we wrap up our coverage with three analytical tools and a signal router of MIDI and automation.

Read More by David Baer (01-2017)

Music for Tablets - DHALANG MG

DHALANG MG is an all-in-one microtonal synthesis, sequencing, algorithmic control, and mixing with more features than you can shake a stick at.

Read More by Warren Burt (01-2017)

Review - fluXpad from Mouse on Mars

Get out those sonic fingerpaints and have yourself a ball with fluXpad, a sampler/sequencer with a difference.

Read More by Warren Burt (11-2016)

Review – Crafter’s Pack from Blue Cat Audio – Part 2

Blue Cat’s Plug’n’Script can jump start your capabilities to write plug-in software without first undertaking an intensive apprenticeship in plug-in development. Let the fun begin!

Read More by David Baer (09-2016)

Music for Tablets – XotoPad 2

Presenting an amazingly useful utility program that turns your Windows Touchscreen into a full-featured touch-sensitive MIDI controller.

Read More by Warren Burt (09-2016)

Review – Syntorial from Audible Genius

Do you want to learn synthesizer sound design in the most direct and accessible way possible? Look no further than the marvelous Syntorial teaching software.

Read More by David Baer (07-2016)

Review – Crafter’s Pack from Blue Cat Audio – Part 1

Blue Cat’s Patchwork and MB-7 Mixer are both plug-ins that host other plug-ins. Between them, they offer much to increase your mixing options.

Read More by David Baer (07-2016)

Music for Tablets - Real Time Counterpoint for the iPad

A unique kind of sequencer with multiple playback “heads” lets you make counterpoint in real-time on your iPad or computer.

Read More by Warren Burt (03-2016)

SoundBytes Freebies Of The Month

Here are two virtual instruments and two … well we don’t know what to call them but they’re very cool! Tomislav keeps finding great free stuff for you.

Read More by Tomislav Zlatic (11-2015)

Music for Tablets  

We look at an upgrade for one way of connecting your iPad MIDI and audio to your computer via USB, and another new program for doing the same.

Read More by Warren Burt (11-2015)

Hayward Tuning Vine – a Means of Exploring Just Intonation on Mac and PC

If you’re interesting in exploring the intricacies of Just Intonation, the Hayward Tuning Vine is highly recommended by our reviewer.

Read More by Warren Burt (11-2015)

Abletonalies – Let's Do It

A songwriting tool along with a few vocal packs - what else do you need to make a hit? Actually, just a few drum loops.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (09-2015)

Music on Tablets

Herein we have a potpourri of iPod app goodies for your perusal: music notation software, data communications helpers for both MIDI and audio, and an external controller for your external controller (no really!).

Read More by Warren Burt (09-2015)

SoundBytes Magazine on NAMM 2014

Intrepid SoundBytes writer Jon Carroll braved the freeways of Southern California to attend this year's NAMM show. Here are some videos he captured while there.

Read More by SoundBytes Magazine (03-2014)

Review - MIDI Guitar and MIDI Bass by Jam Origin

If you have great guitar skills but not-so-great keyboard technique, then maybe this software is just what you need to quickly lay down MIDI tracks for your arrangements.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2014)

Review and interview: Liquid Notes by Re-Compose through Bestservice.de

Would Beethoven been a better composer if he had access to Liquid Notes? Probably not ... but mere mortals like you and I, that may be another story altogether.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (07-2013)

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