Developer Luis Martinez has introduced iBassist, a virtual bassist for iOS.

iBassist turns your iPad into a virtual bass player. Additionally, it sends progression chords by MIDI, so you use it to play keyboards in the background.


  • You can apply any chord progression to any bass line. The Chord Progression editor is quick, easy to use and allows to create or edit your progressions choosing Key Notes – harmony by steps, midi detection or randomizing.
  • iBassist includes 10 round-robin sampled natural bass sounds. Different styles and colors, from Modern Finger Bass, to warm Double Bass.
  • Live Pads lets to play live sessions on the way with 8 assignable pads for Line-Progression-Jam, and change between them by MIDI.
  • Song Mode. Choosing “Make Drums” in song mode will create the whole song structure drums.
  • Export Midi function to create MIDI Files with the Bass Line /- Progression – Jam combination or whole song structures.
  • Built-In Effects: Compressor, Delay, Chorus, Reverb. Parametric EQ

Pricing and Availability

iBassist is available now for US $17.99. If you’ve used iBassist, share your thoughts on it in the comments!...

bismark updates bs-16i for iOS to v3.1.1

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Sonic Visualiser for Mac, Win Lin updated to v3.1

Sonic Visualiser, a free application for viewing and analysing the contents of music audio files, has been updated to version 3.1 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.


  • Add Plugins tab to Preferences dialog, from which you can review the plugin load paths and see which plugins were loaded from which locations, and also customise load paths (though the various path environment variables are still supported).
  • Stream the export of audio data and other CSV data so that very large exports don't hang the UI or run us out of memory.
  • Ensure vertical scale appears for auto-align layers when there is nothing else to auto-align them to.
  • Fix another long-standing Windows-platform wide-char/utf8 conversion problem, with environment variable naming and contents.
  • Improve handling of incomplete session loads, i.e. situations where the audio files referred to by a session could not be found - previously the session could be re-saved immediately thus losing the audio reference; now at least we disable Save (enabling only Save As) and show a warning.
  • Update pane and layer menu shortcuts so that the waveform/spectrogram/etc shortcuts (Shift+G etc) operate on the source model in the currently-selected pane rather than the main model. This is a backward-incompatible change but is a far more intuitive way for the function to work.
  • Use dark background for bright colours in time-value/note/etc. layers as well as e.g. waveforms - this is how it was always "intended to" work, but it is a backward-incompatible change.
  • Make "Select All" select the whole span of everything that exists, not just the main model.
  • Add horizontal scale to Spectrum layer.
  • Improve spacing and labelling of vertical log scales.
  • Update build system for better Cap'n Proto version support and to use Repoint for code management in the repository.
  • Various other bug fixes....
VCV releases Rack 0.6.2

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Zynaptiq updates Intensity to v1.2.0

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FabFilter releases Pro-Q 2 as AUv3 for iPad, starts Summer Sale Pro-Q 2 now available as AUv3 plug-in for iPad

FabFilter has announced the release of Pro-Q 2 as AUv3 plug-in for iPad, so you can now use the EQ in popular host apps such as Cubasis, AUM and n-Track Pro. FabFilter is planning to make more plug-ins available as AUv3 plug-ins in the near future.

Of course, all FabFilter plug-ins are also available as in-app purchases in Auria for iPad, and FabFilter will continue to support these.

View Pro-Q 2 in the App Store.

The FabFilter Summer Sale has started

Until August 1, 2018, FabFilter is running a Summer Sale in the online FabFilter web shop, offering 25% discount on all plug-in bundles. See for more info.

In addition, customers who already own one or more FabFilter plug-ins can login to their account at and purchase additional plug-ins with 25% discount or more via their Personal Upgrade Offer....