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Bass Booster PRO Music EQ v2.4 For Android Bass Booster PRO Music EQ v2.4 For Android
Soft / Mobile Applications 18-11-2015
Bass Booster Pro will amplify your bass at a maximum and provide you with a better quality sound wherever you are! Just turn on your music player and open Bass Booster Pro

Click on the "speakers” icon and adjust the bass level as you like. You immediately get a clearer and stronger bass sound. Moreover, with the Pro version, you can customize your music listening experience even more thanks to two sound effects:

• a virtualizer to give you an audio live concert feeling in just one clic.
• and an equalizer to adjust bass and trebles frequencies of all your favorite songs.
Click on the icon, control and enjoy! In order to have an optimized music listening experience, use headphones or external speakers.
You can also change the color of your Bassbooster :
- galactic blue, on fire, army... choose the color that matches your style!
- create you own color thanks to the special customization tool!
Tester reviews:
- "I was skeptical at first, but when I hit on the speakers, I really heard the difference. This bass amplifier rocks!"
- "Wow, love it! I can emphasize either bass or treble sounds with the equalizer or just use the bass boost slider to amplify bass volume easily."

✓ a Bass Booster: click on the speakers icon to boost your bass volume at a maximum and enhance the quality of your sound
✓ the Dooper Virtualizer: Dooper will transform your sound giving it more depth and echo and make you feel like you’re at a concert.
✓ the Wave Equalizer: Play with your music frequencies thanks to this equalizer. Adjust both bass and trebles as you like and enjoy a customized music listening experience.
✓ App customization: change the background color of your app as you please
✓ A very simple and intuitive interface for powerful sensations.
✓ Media volume control
✓ Widget available for the three effects (bass boost, virtualizer and equalizer)
✓ Can run in background
Bass Booster - Music Equalizer - Sound Volume Boost
More Bass, More Sensations

We are not responsible for anything that might happen to your phone, your audio device or yourself! Do not listen at full sound volume or with bass boost for too long. This app can damage your devices or hearing. Use it wisely!
This software is provided by the copyright holders and contributors "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the copyright owner or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.
When downloading this app, you agree that we decline any responsibility as regards as the consequences arising of the use of this software.
iGrand Piano IK Multimedia v1.2.2 for iPad iOS-Deep3r iGrand Piano IK Multimedia v1.2.2 for iPad iOS-Deep3r
The ultimate piano instrument provides you with an extraordinary collection of ultra-realistic acoustic pianos along with built-in recording! Use the iRig KEYS and KEYS PRO portable keyboards (www.irigkeys.com) or the iRig MIDI 2 interface (www.irigmidi.com) to connect your external keyboard, and you're ready to compose, rehearse, perform and record with the very best instruments for your mobile world. You can now edit your sound even further with the new 3-band EQ and save up to 4 user variations per instrument. 

iGrand Piano puts an entire gallery of the world's finest pianos right at your fingertips with studio-grade quality never heard before in any other app that stands up to the most powerful virtual instruments available on a computer. 

With high-definition stereo samples across multiple velocities, iGrand Piano brings you the most playable, expressive and beautiful sounding grand, baby grand, upright and specialty piano instruments available on a mobile device that you can play anytime and everywhere. 

iGrand Piano gives you 8 world-class pianos (including one by registering) along with a capable recorder and metronome. Add the Piano Expansion 1 via in-app purchase to extend your piano library with 9 additional high-quality instruments or the Piano Expansion 2 with 22 all-new instruments including the Hollywood Piano, piano + strings layers and harpsichords.

Record your rehearsals or performances as MIDI with both overdubbing and punch-in capability, then export your track as audio via E-mail or File Sharing or Audio Copy to other iOS apps. With the built-in MIDI Recorder, you can change the tempo of your piece or even choose to use a different piano AFTER you've completed your performance! For composers of any level, the MIDI Recorder lets you capture and develop ideas anywhere your mobile life takes you. iGrand Piano also includes some professional MIDI performances to help you audition the various piano instruments or just inspire your own creative muse!

The easy-to-use instrument editor puts real-time controls on the panel just above the keys to let you adjust the amount of ambience, the position of the lid (open, closed or anything in between), brightness, envelope release, key transposition and tuning. All edit knobs can be assigned to your choice of MIDI controllers for external fine-crafting of your instrument's sonic details. Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change are also supported along with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio for iOS 8.

iGrand Piano features:

- 8 world-class, multi-velocity stereo grand and upright piano instruments (including one by registering) 
- Expandable libraries offer 31 additional studio-grade instruments instantly available via in-app purchase
- Intuitive instrument edit controls including ambience, lid, brightness, release, tuning and transpose
- Included MIDI Recorder with overdub and punch-in capability
- Export performances via E-mail, File Sharing and Audio Copy
- Large visual metronome with variable click volume and adjustable tempo
- Easy-to-use instrument editor with transpose to adjust ambience, tonality and tuning with 4 user variations per instrument
- Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support for iOS 8
- Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change support
- Low-latency for real-time playing
- More than 64-voice polyphony on the latest devices
- Designed in concert with iRig KEYS and iRig KEYS PRO portable MIDI keyboards and iRig MIDI 2 interface
Sugar Bytes Egoist v1.0.9 iPad Edition Sugar Bytes Egoist v1.0.9 iPad Edition
Egoist now went mobile and offers an incredible beat-making workflow. Use your onboard music library or import sounds with AudioPaste, slice it up and arrange the slices. Then add some bass and drums from the internal bassline synth and drumbox.

Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing
Minimal, yet effective bass line
Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic
Effect Sequencer
Randomizers in all areas
Inter-App Audio
Audiocopy / Audiopaste
Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
Music Library Access
iTunes File Sharing


Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Compatible with iPad.

What's New

Audiobus update
Cognosonic AudioStretch v4.4 iOS Cognosonic AudioStretch v4.4 iOS
Soft / Mobile Applications 20-09-2015
Change the speed of audio files without changing the pitch. Listen as you drag the waveform. Play at zero speed. Transpose to another key. Loop. All in an incredibly responsive and easy-to-use app. Ideal for transcription, learning songs by ear, or just listening to your music library in a new way.


Simple uncluttered user interface
LiveScrub™: listen as you drag the waveform
Optional keyboard/spectrum display
Freeze notes or chords with 0% play speed
Wide range of playback speeds: -250% to +250%
Shift pitch by up to 12 semitones up or down
Use any song in your iPhone/iPod's music library
Import from Dropbox or Mail via "Open In...”
No in-app purchases or ads
Runs on iPad too!


Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

What's New

Improvement to quality of pitch shifted audio
Fix to bug where export menu would occasionally not appear
Music Tech Focus Issue 40. Ableton Live 9 2015/16 Music Tech Focus Issue 40. Ableton Live 9 2015/16
Soft / Mobile Applications 12-09-2015
MusicTech Focus: Ableton Live 9 2015/16 is packed with workshops and features especially for you, whatever your experience with Live. If you are coming to the software from another DAW – as I did recently – we have just the feature on p6 where we look at some of the key differences and the parts of Live that might confuse you on first inspection.

But if you are a more seasoned user, there’s plenty in this special issue too, including the final parts of Live expert Martin Delaney’s mammoth Ultimate Guide To Ableton Live where he looks at everything from adding effects right through to the mixing and mastering processes.

Adding to what is officially the most amount of workshops we’ve had in one issue, there are also specific gear, software and accessory reviews – so you can add to your Live set-ups – plus features to help take your music making to the next level as we look at what it takes to run a pro studio and how to collaborate with like-minded musicians across the globe.

So 40-odd pages of Live workshops will have you powering to music making, and there’s plenty more to help you progress once your productions are done.
algoriddim djay 2 v2.2.1 Android-P2P algoriddim djay 2 v2.2.1 Android-P2P
Soft / Mobile Applications 10-09-2015
Introducing djay 2 - the next generation of the world's best-selling DJ app is now available on Android. djay’s music library integrates with both your local music and Spotify, and makes finding and queueing songs easier than ever before.

My Music
djay gives you direct access to all the music files stored on your Android device. You can browse by Playlist, Artist, Album, and Songs. Moreover, you can add songs to your Queue on-the-fly and djay keeps track of the history of all your played songs.

djay seamlessly integrates with Spotify and gives you access to mix millions of songs instantly. Spotify integration in djay includes all of your existing playlists, starred and saved tracks, powerful search capabilities, charts, browse (by genres, moods, DJs), and Match for intelligent song recommendations.

Match, powered by The Echo Nest’s analysis of all the music on Spotify, is an innovative, first-of-its-kind feature recommends tracks that go well with what you are currently playing. It helps you discover new music and find the prefect next song for your DJ set.

Everything you need to be a DJ
djay comes with all the tools you need to rock a crowd. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode. Whether you are a professional DJ or a beginner who just loves to play with music, djay offers you the most intuitive yet powerful DJ experience on an Android device.

Want to lean back and have a continuous music mix at your next party? Automix in djay 2 allows you to pick your favorite songs and automatically mixes these songs for you with beat-matched, DJ-style transitions. This means you can step away and enjoy live DJ mixes based on your personal musical taste. All with the simple tap of a button.

Looping & Cue Points
djay offers you a range of different looping styles. Manually set loop in and out points, use Auto-Loop to continuously loop part of a song, or remix live using Bounce-Loop to mash up your song, all in perfect sync with the beat. Cue Points allow you to set, save and quickly jump to markers within a song.

Audio FX
Spice up your mix with a host of professional real-time audio effects. Audio FX in djay include: Flanger, Phaser, Echo, Gate, Bit Crusher, Filter (High Pass, Low Pass), as well as six preconfigured Instant FX: Absorb, Drift, Sway, Crush, Punch, Twist.

Record your mixes live. djay allows you to capture the mixed output in real-time so you can share it with the rest of the world. Recordings are saved to your Android device as a high-quality WAV file or in compressed format.

Turntable View
Mix and scratch your music on djay’s hyper-realistic, award-winning turntable interface. You can literally touch your music and put the needle to the record like on a real record player.

HD Waveforms
Retaining the simplicity of the traditional DJ turntable look-and-feel, djay 2 also features a stunning waveform layer, which allows you to touch and interact with your music at an unprecedented level of detail and clarity. HD Waveforms provide you with precise visual cues that highlight similar sounds with similar colors, leveraging the full resolution of your Android device.

Built-in Sampler
The built-in sampler adds another dimension of creativity that allows you to trigger sounds and create drum beats on top of your music. djay comes with pre-bundled content ranging from traditional sound effects to exclusive drops by music icon Snoop Dogg.

External Hardware Support
djay works plug-and-play with the Reloop Beatpad on Android. Created exclusively for djay, the Reloop Beatpad features touch-sensitive performance platters, integrated multi-colored LED feedback, and high-qhality hardware controls for crossfading, EQ, effects, and sampler.
Tech Specs

Automix mode with automatic transition control
Pre-Cueing through headphones via the Griffin DJ Cable
Recording (compressed and uncompressed formats)
Auto-Saving (cue point, beat-grids, BPM, wave data)
Support for MIDI control (Reloop Beatpad)
Support for bluetooth devices
Direct music library access
Spotify integration (requires internet connection and Spotify Premium account)
Match powered by The Echo Nest
Album cover display
Browse by playlist, song, artist, album, BPM, and time
As-you-type instant library searching
Support for major audio formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, OGG
Automatic Beat & Tempo Detection
Tempo control (up to +-50% with customizable range and fine adjust)
Key-Lock/Time-Stretching (requires Nexus device with quad-core processor)
3-band equalizer (-24 dB to +6 dB)
Audio FX: Flanger, Phaser, Echo, Gate, Bit Crusher, Filter (High Pass, Low Pass)
Automatic Transitions: Fade, Backspin, Brake, Reverse, Random
Auto Looping
Manual Looping
Bounce Looping
Ultra-low latency on many devices including Nexus