By Gregorio Zanon
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*** Rated "Killer App" by Apps4iDevices.com - 4/4 ***
Developped by a composer, uPhase+ is a virtual instrument geared towards live play. It focuses on giving the player total control over phasing patterns that can be spatialized on up to seven devices.
In uPhase+, you make music by superposing small patterns of different lengths and/or meter to create complex textures out of simple building blocks. The interface provides a way of improvising with the patterns in real time.
A "Solo Mode" acts as the app's lab, allowing the player to refine and save patterns before setting up a networked session.
uPhase+ is a door to Interactive Minimalism.
-Stereo mix wav recording (Solo Mode only, iPad2+ recommended for optimal experience)
-AudioCopy to both the Sonoma pasteboard and the general pasteboard allows you to export your recordings to as many other apps as possible, in one tap.
-12+ video tutorials on uPhase.wordpress.com (highly recommended).
-Conceived from the ground up for iPad, fully multi-touch interface.
-Beautifully recorded piano samples, modifiable in real-time via an in-app sample editor (all samples by Bluemorfo).
-Network up to 7 devices via wifi to spatialize patterns.
When networking devices, only one of them needs to run uPhase+. The others can connect via the free companion app, uPhase Client.
-Example Session included to get you going.
-Crisp graphics take advantage of the later gen iPads' retina displays.
-Optimized to require very little bandwidth, even when networking 7 devices.
-Depending on demand and feasability, future updates will add requested features. WAV output and AudioCopy have been included in this version following user feedback.
Head to uPhase.wordpress.com for demos, video tutorials and documentation.
Please note that although it will run on previous generation devices, uPhase+ is optimized for iPad 3.
What's New in Version 1.1.0
Solo Mode Improvements :
-Record a stereo mix and AudioCopy ( choose from Sonoma or general pasteboard)
-4 displays (3 before)
-Pan slider for each display
-Minor improvements and bug fixes(listed on uPhase.wordpress.com)
Minimalist composition at its finest!
A wonderful tool if you like minimalism, and tweaking things! There are not a large numberl of sounds, but the sounds included are beautiful. You can get allot of milage from the sounds if you spend some time manipulating them (which is really what the whole app is about). I have been generating some beautiful ambient pieces in this, and I am really enjoying the depth of the simple compositions you can make here. It is not an "instant gratification" app, you actually have to know what you are doing. I highly recommend watching the whole tutorial on this app to get the most out of it (there is a minor learning curve). There is some functionality that it could use, but it is headed in the right direction. I look forwards to future updates....I dig it.
Audio Copy Welcome!
A nice app you can now copy into your DAW. I hope audiobus support is on the horizon. It'd be really awesome to have it incorporated into the client app too.
Please view and read the developers tutorials as it takes a little time to figure out how it all functions, but once you do it all works consistently.
you need this new pair of glasses!
No matter what your genre, this app will expand your mind and evolve your music...An amazing tool for composition, sound design, live performance, and production. Serious fun that yields stunning results.