Let’s say you bounce from the crib without your synthesizer or midi controller keyboard and……”BAM!” You get this fresh idea for a track but nowhere to lay it down. If you have an iPod Touch, iPhone or an iPad hopefully you downloaded the Akai Professional SynthStation app from the Apple Store. If you did then, no need to worry, you can create that track in your head-not now but RIGHT now.
I used the SynthStation v2.0 app with my iPod Touch. The updated version, based on user feedback, contains and features enhancements like a customizable metronome, CoreMIDI support, the ability to preview sounds in the sounds page, real-time recording and numerous stability improvements and bug fixes. This app turns your mobile device into a compact module workstation on the go in the palm of your hand or with the iPad two hands. I love the keyboard with full sound displaying great iTouch (please know pun was intended).This app is so easy to use just from the menu containing Song/Sequence, Drum Kit, Drum Edit, Effects, Mixer, Main, Grid Edit, Sounds and Synth Edit. Here’s a little more in depth description of each updated enhancement:
CoreMIDI Support: SynthStation v2.0 works with any CoreMIDI compatible device, meaning you can use it on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch as a synth module for your favorite controllers or integrate SynthStation v2.0 with your CoreMIDI compliant hardware and software sequencers.
Real-time Recording: Now you can record in real-time as you improvise and create tracks directly on your mobile device or when using the versatile SynthStation25 portable controller.
Customizable Metronome: More than just a time-keeping click track, SynthStation v2.0’s all new metronome is now fully customizable, allowing you to set the volume and use any sound you desire.
Sound-Preview Ribbon: Find the right sound faster with SynthStation v2.0’s new sound-preview ribbon. This simple feature will streamline your portable music production and save you tons of time.
Right now the app is only $1.99 on iTunes or the App Store so definitely add this to your application repertoire for the Kanye in you.
Size: 110 MB
Seller: Akai Professional
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later