With something of a cult following in the Android world, Caustic comes into the iOS universe with real pedigree – a rare event. But just moments after launching the app, it’s hard not to become an instant believer in this truly potent, fully featured sonic monster, and the almost overwhelming number of excellent-sounding ingredients it offers up for cooking up tasty riffs and compositions. Caustic delivers an array of synthesizers, effects, and MIDI recording tools, featuring both depth and excellent sound quality, plus a vast variety of useful presets for each and every one of its many components.
A quality keyboard is an important tool for the recording musician--whether you play piano or not. Oh sure, you can try to make do by plinking out melodies on GarageBand’s onscreen keyboard, but you’ll quickly hit a point where you’ll want the hands-on range and expression that only a real keyboard can provide. Samson would be happy to scratch that itch with the Carbon 49...but the product doesn’t seem entirely sure whose itches it wants to scratch.
If you’ve been keeping up with the technological arms race of music video games, you’re probably aware that Rock Band 3, released this October, features a Pro mode that teaches players to actually play guitar or keyboards. A real, stringed electric guitar is forthcoming, but at the moment, Pro guitar mode can only be played with the Mustang – a plastic controller with strings only for strumming, and a neck littered with buttons.
We're going to show you how to use the Mustang plastic guitar with Garageband.
While the name might invoke a creepy psychic or hooded astrologer in
the dark corners of a carnival tent, Numerology is actually an amazing
digital simulation of a mainstay of the classic electronic music world,
the step sequencer.