In the past, Apple’s technology has been notoriously incompatible with most music software. Despite electronic computer music’s development on early Macintoshes, the company has quickly become renowned for proprietary everything. From software to physical elements, Apple’s unsavory desire to rule the computing world has created a frustrating network of incompatibilities. Fortunately for us, Apple seems to have heard the cries of displeased software and hardware developers with the latest update of their mobile operating system, iOS (version 11).
Mixvibes is a leading software developer using the technology in iOS 11 to their advantage, amplifying the power of their app, Remixlive, which is also available for Android/Mac/PC. Remixlive is an all-in-one music controlling software, similar to the Session View in Ableton that we’ve all grown to love. Remixlive takes it one step further, simplifying the use of familiar ‘loop/one-shot projects’ with your touchscreen or MIDI controller. It’s a great tool for live performance and works fantastically well on an iPad, offering a wide variety of modulation and FX. This on-the-go powerhouse is a great way to make music while on a plane, bus, stage, or at home in your studio.
If you’re an Ableton enthusiast, you’re in luck- Remixlive features ” Ableton Link […, ] a technology that syncs the beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live, […] and any Link-enabled app. On iOS, you can also send audio from Remixlive to other Audiobus and Inter-App compatible music apps on the same device. It allows you to combine several music apps simultaneously to create unique performances” This recent video shows how easy it is in iOS 11 to add your samples to Remixlive. It’s great for getting inspired again when you’ve been working on a song for a long time. Just load your samples in and flip your sounds with ease. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?
Remixlive is available on the App Store– what iOS apps are you using for music? Let us know in the comments below!