apeMatrix

apeMatrix

By apeSoft

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2018-07-04
  • Current Version: 1.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.64 MB
  • Developer: apeSoft
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 43 Ratings

Description

apeMatrix is a unique AU/IAA routing tool that gives you total control over what you want to do and how you want to do it. Holding true to the standard of apeSoft, apeMatrix continues to push the limits of possibilities in music creation. Automating almost every aspect of linked control, apeMatrix brings all your creation tools together and links them both in MIDI and audio. Letting you inject all your favorite FX both AU and IAA in a very easy and intuitive way. apeMatrix can also assign its Control Manager MIDI, Accelerometer, Scrub and LFO’s to modulate every built-in parameter and any parameter available inside the AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins). apeMatrix offers 10 slots on each of the three Matrix grids with 2 bus slots on each grid that make it possible to interconnect all 3 Matrix. The MIDI Patchbay also offers endless possibilities for MIDI routing and control in a similar grid design for both internal and external MIDI control. So you can send and receive MIDI and have ultimate control over where its routed. Each Audio Connection on the grid has its own gain control. Just tap on the node and drag will give you the full range of volume control. Or use Mixer to controls the RAU output and automate them using apeSoft’s unique Control Manager MIDI, Accelerometer, Scrub and LFO’s to modulate every built-in parameter and any parameter available inside the AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins). Turn each slot on or off by a control switch on the Matrix or MIDI control. Control output, pan, mute and solo of each slot and Master output of each Matrix with the built in mixer control or MIDI control. Route your sounds through all a series of FX or route multiple sounds through the very some FX. The possibilities are as endless as your creativity. Features include: 3 Matrix Audio 3 MIDI Matrix 10 Open Slots per Matrix (hosts up to 30 plugins) 2 Audio Bus Slots per Matrix 2 MIDI Bus Slots per Matrix MIDI Monitor Multi-Channel Audio Route AudioUnit Audio Send Receive Buses MIDI Scale Filtering, Transpose etc… Control Manager (MIDI, Accelerometer, LFO, Scrub) for all Built-In Parameters Control Manager (MIDI, Accelerometer, LFO, Scrub) for all AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins) Presets Manager and Morphing Pad Save Custom AUv3 Presets Session Saving/Load Save/Load View’s Frame in Presets Transport to sends host sync to Audio Unit plugins and IAA Integrated and configurable MIDI keyboard with scales Connections output and panning controls Post Dynamic Processor Audiobus and Inter-Audio App (Sender and Fx) Audiobus state saving Ableton Link Precise MIDI Clock In/Out AudioShare Compatible AudioCopy Compatible MIDI Manager: Virtual Midi and Network, 14 bit NRPN controllers File Manager, sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox and AudioCopy etc… Variable Sampling Rate (up to 96 kHz) Variable Buffering Size Variable UI Color Schemes etc…

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  • Must have tool for coming up with sound ideas!

    5
    By GadgetMojo
    Do you even need it? But there’s (or you have) AUM already, or Beat Maker 3, what new does this app bring? So first of all, every tool has a purpose. And that is to help someone trying to achieve something, to do it more efficiently or even make it possible at all. Is ApeMatrix for you? You have synths. You have fx apps. You have infinite possibilities of combining them to produce unique interesting sounds. But where do you do these experimentations? BM3 can certainly offer plenty of fx slots to attach different fx to a track and there’s even bus there too. But can you experiment there? Can you quickly say, I want output of these two synths one go dry while other one go through one fx app, or send them through different fx. Have both go through one fx app and then split that outgoing signal and route it to two different other fx? Make some connections stronger or more subtle (those intersecting circles are all volume controls for those connections). No. This you CAN NOT do in any other app! Whatever flow you create in ApeMatrix you can then reproduce in Beatmaker 3 or AUM but 1) not as easily/quickly and 2) most importantly, you already have to have the flow in mind. But how can you have that flow in mind? Even for something as predictable as reverb effect combination can make a world of difference and you can’t just know what you’ll get. In ApeMatrix you can truly experiment with this sort of thing very quickly. But why “matrix”? Because you need matrix for this. Think about it. You have a bunch of these “virtual hardware”, how do you quickly try out different “wired” combinations? Can you think of a better way of hooking up all these virtual wires? Linear approach of Beatmaker or AUM just isn’t good enough. Again, end result can be achieved in BM3 and AUM, but how do you reach that end result without experimenting? How will you know that this particular intricate sequence/combination is what you’re after without first hearing it with your ears? Once you achieve what you’re going for, you can save this setup and reload it anytime (make sure to only use AUv3 instruments/fx, Inter-app audio ones don’t save). You can then mimic/recreate these connections in BM3 or more likely what most people would do is, just use this instrument that you’ve just built - directly in BM3 or other DAW or AUM. ApeMatrix will just sync, so bpm will match. I think other reviewers mentioned modulation capabilities so I won’t duplicate that info. But yeah, you can modulate a lot of stuff with this, with each control getting its own LFO. Great LFOs too, that you can just drag two ends of sliders to select the range (for example move some knob between certain positions) also makes experimenting a breeze! Once you start using LFOs, you go beyond what other DAWs can do and will most likely want to use this as a single unique instrument. So to sum up, ApeMatrix is for both DAW and DAW-less setups. It’s a unique platform suited best for the task it’s set out to accomplish, namely, completely controlled routing experimentations. I created some sounds I never would’ve been able to do without this awesome tool. Thanks for making it happen!
  • Excellent

    5
    By housemachine
    Just keeps getting better
  • Difficult, overly complex and unintuitive

    1
    By calvinbrodice
    Very, very hard to use. Overall this is poorly designed and the user suffers.
  • Promising alternative to AUM, not quite there yet

    2
    By calvinbrodice
    Excited to see another application that offered similar features to AUM. Currently, apeMatrix is rough around the edges but I am confident these growing pains will be resolved. Main issue is that it is very unintuitive to use. It feels like i need a tutorial to use this (not a good thing).
  • Wonderful app

    5
    By chordam7
    This app has made it SO much easier to combine other iOS music apps, and easily take advantage of their many features. There are a few apps that do this well but not many. So this is well worth checking out. I found the interface easy to understand, and there’s documentation as well. Also, the developer has been very good about updates. I’ve had lots of fun with apeMatrix and you may too. I encourage you to check it out. Especially if you are looking to break away from DAW-style recording, this could be perfect for you!
  • Extremely unstable, good concept

    1
    By Dudewhohatespayingforgames
    Extremely unstable, even saves are unstable. Great idea, but really needs to get cleaned up to be on par with AUM.
  • apeSoft rules

    5
    By doug funnie
    I never, ever thought that there could come along an AUM killer. Enter apeMatrix. It's just as elegant, pretty, and even more efficient than AUM at setup with both its matrix and its alphabetized, sortable-by-type app menus (anyone who has a ton of music apps knows how much scrolling AUM can take to set up). I've only opened AUM once since I bought apeMatrix opening day, and only then for its file player. Latest ape update with the metronome was much needed. I'm 99% satisfied. Really the only key feature missing now is separate outs for recording, but since I just use it for jamming live and sketching out ideas to take into Auria or Cubasis, I don't really need it.
  • Powerful and Beautiful

    5
    By Hucklebucks
    Love the concept, design, and functionality. After tinkering with it for an hour or so I was able to make ApeMatrix do what I couldn't accomplish with the alternative apps. Looking forward to seeing how ApeMatrix evolves. Great work, guys!
  • A M A Z I N G

    5
    By a e r o c
    A stunning work by a highly skilled and innovative developer. Sophisticated and simple.. a sleek work of genius. Extra credit for functioning without any issues with an intuitive workflow. Amazing

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