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We re­port on the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in phone and tablet mu­sic mak­ing

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Korg’s iMono/Poly app didn’t ex­actly come as a sur­prise – the com­pany had al­ready em­u­lated the Mono/Poly as part of their Legacy Col­lec­tion for desk­top – but it’s still a very wel­come ad­di­tion for iPhone and iPad. This is a four-VCO mono­phonic synth that can also be used poly­phon­i­cally. All the func­tion­al­ity of the orig­i­nal has made it to your touch­screen. You also get two mul­ti­ef­fects units and eight vir­tual patches. The in­tro­duc­tory price is £19.99/$19.99. www.korg.com

In more 80s hard­ware-em­u­lat­ing news, El­liott Garage has re­leased the EGDR606, an iOS ver­sion of Roland’s TR-606 drum ma­chine. Though not as well known as the 909 or 808, this still has its fair share of fans, and El­liott’s ver­sion re­tains the orig­i­nal’s look and feel. You have pa­ram­e­ter edit­ing for each piece in the ‘kit’, plus a 16-step se­quencer and 16 pro­gram­mable pat­terns. Au­diobus, Able­ton Link, In­ter-App Au­dio and Korg Wist are all sup­ported, too. EGDR606 can be pur­chased for £1.99/$1.99. www.el­liottgarage.com

If you’re look­ing for a synth that you can’t re­ally go wrong with, try Klev­grand’s Syn­dtSphere, a re­make of the com­pany’s Syndt in­stru­ment that has a rather un­usual GUI. The in­ter­face can be ro­tated, and as you move around, you au­to­mat­i­cally morph be­tween the 70-odd pre­sets. And that’s it. Avail­able now, Syn­dtSphere costs £1.99/$1.99 on iOS and is free on desk­top. klev­grand.se

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