Another week, another flurry of App Store offers. It’s time to turn our attention to musical apps this week, and more specifically KORG’s bumper sale in celebration of releasing yet another noisy piece of software.
All those, plus some vehicular manslaughter in the form of Carmageddon and a devilishly fun stealth ’em up. Time to save some money!
KORG Gadget (
$29.99, launch price $19.99)
The whole reason KORG are having a sale in the first place, the KORG Gadget is a new app that features 15 (count ’em!) synthesizers within the one app. That makes it not just a mobile synth app, but a mobile synth studio.
It’s not cheap, but at 33% off that’s not a bad launch price saving. The app allows you to use the sequencer to map out melodies and controlling individual gadgets on the lower portion of the screen.
KORG iKaossilator (
$19.99, now $9.99)
Korg have just released their new app, the Korg Gadget (above). To celebrate the company is having a flash sale on all their musical apps, including the iKaossilator, an intuitive touch-based kaoss-pad style instrument.
Build a soundscape over four tracks using hundreds of samples, or import your own using AudioPaste. Record and export a freestyle session, and share your patterns with the rest of the iKaossilator community. This app is a lot of fun, even if you’re not that serious about music production.
KORG iPolysix / KORG iMS-20 (
$29.99 each, now $19.99 each)
Introducing two of KORG’s most successful synth workstations, the iPolysix and iMS-20, each faithful software recreations of classic hardware. Neither of these apps are cheap, and that’s even with a 33% discount, but nor are they toys either.
The iPolysix is the digital version of the 1981 analog polyphonic synth and comes complete with an in-built sequencer, drum machine and mixer. The iMS-20 is an iPad version of the MS-20 analog synth with patching capabilities. It also comes with a sequencer, drum machine and seven channel mixer. Each of these apps are serious music-making tools.
KORG iElectribe / Gorillaz Edition (
$19.99, now $9.99)
Continuing with the bumper synth sale, KORG have placed both versions of their iElectribe virtual analog beatbox on sale. As well as the original iElectribe, which was massively popular with musicians throughout the world, KORG also created a Gorillaz Edition featuring samples from Damon Albarn’s side project.
Both versions use analog synth modelling, using waveform samples and virtual valve tube witchcraft. The action is split down the middle betwen 4 percussion parts and 4 synth parts, in addition to 8 separate effects and a sequencer that handles 64 steps per part.
$4.99, now free)
CamScanner Free is arguably one of the most popular apps on the App Store, and CamScanner+ is its paid bigger brother. For a limited time you can download CamScanner+ for free, as the developers introduce a sexy new iOS 7-ified design.
In case you’ve not heard, your iPhone can function as a scanner thanks to the camera on the back. Like many apps that came before it, CamScanner+ detects and crops edges and boosts contrast to make text more visible.
DataMan Next (
$1.99, now free)
If you’re always going over your data allowance and running up costly bills or burning up the last of your credit, an app like DataMan Next is probably a good idea. This app monitors your data usage over 3G and LTE, as well as Wi-Fi if you want it to.
You will be alerted when you are approaching your threshold, and the app even resets on the date you tell it (the day your plan resets, probably). All this, and it works in the background too – currently free for a limited time.
$0.99, now free)
Well-worth a buy at only $0.99, Carmageddon is currently completely free! The aim of the game is to win at all costs – and that means your choice of completing laps (boring), defeating opponents (more like it) and wiping out pedestrians (messy).
This is the original 1997 PC game in all its glory, complete with 36 open-world levels, 28 opponents, and gallons of pixellated blood. Check out our full Carmageddon review for more.
A platformer with a twist, Stealth Inc. is an award winning platformer with a focus on espionage. Using the shadows, you must navigate your way through 80 unique levels across 8 different worlds.
There’s plenty of variety in this unique mash up of stealth and platforming genres, and it’s a steal at $1.99.
That’s enough deals for one week, join us again next Friday for more savings!