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Roland JD-Xi Editor Added in Patch Base 2.4

The latest update to Patch Base adds a fully-featured program/patch editor for the Roland JD-Xi, bringing the number of supported synths in Patch Base to 30! This new editor is the most complex yet in the Patch Base collection, including support for the JD-Xi's 2 digital synths, analog monosynth, sample-based drum machine, and on-board effects and mixing. And, for the next several days, the In-App Purchase for the JD-Xi editor is 50% off!

Patch Base 2.2 Adds Yamaha FB-01 Editor

Patch Base version 2.2 is available today, adding a new editor for the Yamaha FB-01. The FB-01 is another old 4-op FM synth from Yamaha, similar to the DX100 that I added an editor for in Patch Base 2.1!

Patch Base 2.0 Now Available

Patch Base version 2.0 is available now, adding support for the Korg MS2000, MS2000R, MS2000B, and MS2000BR synthesizers. These editors include full support for all the synth's parameters, including the sequencer and vocoder patches.

The look of Patch Base has changed a little. Hopefully you'll find it more streamlined to use. Under the hood, so much of the app has been rewritten to be faster, more bug-free, and more flexible for future additions.

Sound Design with the Casio CZ

Today I'm happy to announce the release of my first set of custom patches for the Casio CZ synthesizer family: CZ Pack 1. The pack contains 20 sysex files that you can use with your CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, or CZ-5000. You can give a listen to some examples of these sounds in the video below. And beyond that, I thought I'd share some insight into my sound design process with the CZ.

Mopho Touch Demo Video

Yesterday I slapped together a video to show some of what Mopho Touch can do. I cover the basic functionality, and the random patch feature.

Better Live Routings: a MIDI Helper

Today I created a simple tool called Better Live Routings that performs a simple task: routing all MIDI data to/from a pair of MIDI ports on your computer. I made it to work around a bug I've experienced with the "Live Routings" feature in the Network MIDI device on OS X. This bug seems to filter some MIDI data, which breaks the functionality of some MIDI applications, such as Mopho Touch.

CZ Touch 1.2 Available Soon

CZ Touch 1.2 was submitted to the App Store today, and should be available soon. This update includes some bug fixes and interface improvements as well as some new features:

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