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IraqA'Tak - Pocket PC Game
Pocket PC Game software
Iraq A'Tak is a tank battle game with a Gulf War theme in which players take turns to command their tanks in order to locate and engage the enemy. The objective of the game is to seek out and destroy your enemy without the enemy inflicting damage on you.

Players start off with 3 basically equiped tanks carrying 10 shells and 3 mines, which can be upgraded as the game progresses.

From time to time planes will drop extra supplies such as medical packs and weapon upgrades which will help you survive, but you need to locate these before your enemy in order to gain an advantage.

Weapon up...
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Wed 27 Nov: StompBox Free Multi FX App for iPad Released

StompBox Free is the latest iPad music application from 4PocketsAudio, the creators of Meteor Multi-Track recorder and StompBox guitar effects rack, which featured in Apple’s iPad 2 TV commercial in January 2012.

StompBox Free turns your iPad into a flexible Multi FX Processor which comes with 3 free effects; Delay, Reverb, Chorus and a further 16 Effects to choose from in the Online store. StompBox Free supports AudioBus and Apple’s Inter-App Audio making it an excellent general purpose audio processing tool for all musicians, not just guitarists.

With StompBox you get the best of both worlds, a rack of professional sounding stereo effects (with far more control than simple foot pedals) and a foot controller to access a tuner and all your patches.

Features

  • Guitar and Bass Multi FX Processor
  • 16 Unique Effects available in In-App Store
  • 7 Types of Distortion via Distortion In-App
  • Apple Inter App Audio and AudioBus Compatible
  • Chain upto 12 Simultaneous Effects
  • Media Player with Time Stretching (In-App Purchase)
  • 4 Track Loop Recorder (In-App Purchase)
  • Metronome/Chromatic Tuner
  • Stereo Routing
  • Save 12 banks of 6 patches
  • Virtual Foot Controller
  • Virtual Whammy Pedal
  • Tap Tempo
  • Compatible with range of hardware interfaces
  • 3 Unique Skins
  • Great value for money Full Unlock In-App

StompBox Free

Fri 22 Nov: StompBox now supports Apple's Inter App Audio

StompBox Multi FX App for the iPad now supports Apple's Inter-App Audio. Making it an excellent general purpose audio processing tool for all musicians, not just guitarists.

StompBox turns your iPad into a flexible Multi FX Processor which comes with 16 effects plus a 4 Track Recorder and Media Player.

With StompBox you get the best of both worlds, a rack of professional sounding stereo effects (with far more control than simple foot pedals) and a foot controller to access a tuner and all your patches.

Simply listen through a pair of headphones, or attach to an external amplifier or hifi to truly experience the program in all its glory.

Once you have built up a library of patches, you can use the virtual foot controller to quickly and easily move between patches. The Virtual Foot controller gives instant access to all patch parameters and amp settings, with the ability to enable and disable individual effects at the touch of a button. If you want to modify an effect parameter, simply scroll the effect rack into view and make your changes.

Features

    Guitar and Bass Multi FX Processor
    16 Unique Effects available
    7 Types of Distortion
    Chain upto 12 Simultaneous Effects
    AudioBus and Apple Inter App Audio Compatible.
    Media Player with Time Stretching
    4 Track Loop Recorder (In-App Purchase)
    Metronome/Chromatic Tuner
    Stereo Routing
    Save 12 banks of 6 patches
    Virtual Foot Controller
    Virtual Whammy Pedal
    Tap Tempo
    Compatible with range of hardware interfaces
    3 Unique Skins.
Mon 30 Sep: StompBox Video Competition

StompBox iPad Guitar Effect App Video Competition


Showcase your skills using a Guitar, iPad and 4PocketsAudio's StompBox Guitar Effects App and win some great prizes in our biggest ever competition.

The rules of the competition are simple, create a video 1 - 2 minutes long of you rocking out with your guitar. It can be your own composition, with a backing track, improvising or playing a popular riff. You must be able to clearly see StompBox on your iPad while you are playing. Upload your video to YouTube then complete the entry form found at http://www.4pockets.com/spaw/

There are some great prizes on offer:

1st Prize
$150 iTunes Gift Card
Free Copy of Meteor, Synergy and Aurora HD
iRig HD  Courtesy of IK Multimedia

3 Runners up Prizes
$50 iTunes Gift Card
Free Copy of Meteor Multitrack Recorder, Synergy Studio and
Aurora Sound Studio HD

StompBox turns your iPad into a fully fledged digital effects unit, complete with chromatic guitar tuner, metronome and loop recording tools. It was featured by Apple in the 2011/2012 "Love" iPad TV Commercials.



High-def jams on your iPhone, iPad or Mac
The pioneers in mobile music making now bring you the new iRig HD – the next generation of the immensely popular AmpliTube iRig interface. iRig HD is the first high-quality 24-bit audio interface that fits in your pocket and connects directly to your Lightning, 30-pin and USB devices – so no matter which iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac you have, you’ll rock out in seconds.



Mon 08 Jul:
Sun 07 Jul: Meteor iPad DAW and Video Plugin used in FaceBook Competition

The iPad Musician Facebook group is running a competition to compose a piece of music for the intro to the movie 'Contact'.

Alex Kelly used Meteor Multitrack Recorder to compose his piece, using the Video Plugin enabled Alex to play the video whilst he was creating the soundtrack to ensure that audio and visuals worked in sync. He then saved the file complete with the audio and video and shared it in on SoundCloud and YouTube.

We think he has done a great job with his Into Soundtrack, what do you think?

 

 

 

Wed 27 Mar:

Reflection Music Player for iPad

Reflection Music Player for iPad
Always Wanted a Great Music Player with Cover Flow on your iPad - Then its time for Reflection. At Special Introductory Price.

Reflection Includes the following great features

Fast and Fluid Cover Flow
Large and Uncluttered Screen
Visualizations Effects Bring the Screen to Life - 11
To choose from or Random Mode
Online Mode to Support Music Match
Ten Band Graphic Equalizer with Onscreen Visualizations
Graphic Equalizer presets including Rock, Pop Etc
Use your iPad Play Lists or Create New Ones in Reflection
Portrait and Landscape Modes
Add/Remove and Shuffle Your Current Play Queue
Search by Artist Name, Album, Genre etc
Alphabetical Indexing and Selectable Sort Order
Shuffle and Random Options for Playlist
Airplay
3 Colour Skins to Choose From
Digital Clock and Alarm Mode - Wake up to your Favourite Tracks

The large and uncluttered layout makes Reflection ideally suited as an addition to your Home HiFi set up or for In-Car Entertainment

Combine Airplay and Mirroring to your Apple TV to stream Reflection to your big screen TV and Surround Sound System for awesome sounds and effects.

Reflection has never been this much fun....

Reflection for iPad Cover Flow

Tue 19 Feb: 4PocketsAudio Supports AudioBus

Meteor DAW for iPad with AudioBus SupportThe 4PocketsAudio range of iPad Apps including Meteor DAW, Aurora HD Sequencer, StompBox Guitar Effects App and Synergy now fully support AudioBus.

 

Tue 29 Jan: This Month Interview - Guilherme Freitas, Brazilian Guitarist, Singer & Composer

Guilherme Freitas is an established Bassist/Guitarist/Singer and Composer from Brazil. He is best known for his bands Gugles and Pajama Flowers, he currently plays with Bandabala,. The Band has just re-recorded their favourite Pajama Flowers hits completely on the iPad.

Q.1 Gui who were your musically influences?
I've heard a lot of music in my life but if I have to mention what I most heard would be Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Beto Guedes, Brazilian pop rock( Legiao Urbana, Lulu Santos) Beatles, AC/DC, Stones, Nirvana, Beach Boys, Genesis plus many other artists ,

Q2. You’re a multi-talented Guitarist/Singer/Composer, is there a particular aspect you prefer?
I started getting interested in music as a acoustic guitarist at 14, but at 18 I had to learn to play bass because I joined a band that needed a bass player, I continued to play bass for many years, and went back to playing guitar for 7 years ago. Right now I'm in love with guitar.


Q3. Why did you decide to Re-Record the tracks on the iPad?
The first reason was that at the time of the band in '95, we did not record the job decently, just made records on cassette tapes. Another reason was also that the band no longer exists and some former members no longer work as musicians, so there was no possibility would be all together again, each took different paths in life. The band was independent at the time and had no access to good studios. I always liked those songs and felt sorry for not having done a good recording of them. When I bought the iPad 2 years ago, I noticed that when recording electric guitar I got an excellent result, and it reminded me of the work of Pajama's, I had to ask for help to remember the lyrics and started to record a couple of tracks before I knew it I was recording 14 songs.


Q4. How did you find the process of recording everything on the iPad?
I've always been interested in using portable recorders, I already had several studios port (tascam, yamaha), drum machines, sequencers. When I saw the iPad I started doing small tests in Garageband was impressed and so I bought the IPad.

I used the Apogee Jam, and soon I learned how it worked and I realized I was getting better guitar sounds than in several professional studios I've ever had recorded in. Soon I noticed that the GarageBand would not be enough and that I needed a more professional app and found Meteor, then yes I was really excited to do all the work.

I started the searching process for drum loops and how we had done the arrangements back in 95. I actually recorded all the basic instrumental in Meteor and vocals in Garage Band, because I had to use many tracks, as I did many backing vocals.

The instruments I used were

Electric guitars (Gibson Sg, Prs Custom 22, Fender Plus and Suhr S3) I used a 60 amp trademark of Tech 21, miked by the senheiser 609 in direct apogee jam.

Effects on guitar I used eletronics TC Nova system, Fulltone OCD, and Suhr Riot. ,

The acoustic guitars (Yamaha) I always recorded 2 tracks, 1 miked by MIC and another running straight at Jam.

The bass (Tagima and precision and music man) I ran for a pre AMT eletronics and ran straight into Jam.

The keyboards and the strings I got everything in Garage Band.

For a long time I was in doubt if I would record the vocals on the iPad or in a studio outside, but then found the apogee MIC and recorded in my home. At the end of the process I had a problem, I would not be able to mix work on the iPad because I used more than 12 channels, and used 2 different apps to record

So I pulled all the wavs separately into the Meteor where they were mastered, mixed and everything. Throughout this process, Paul from 4pockets helped me a lot by email. Thanks Paul.

Q5. What aspects of Meteor Multitrack Recorder made it your iPad DAW of choice?
I found the meteor very professional, with 12 tracks and effects, it felt really like recording in professional studio, also the excellent technical support from 4Pockets provide customers


Q6. We were impressed with the harmonization of the vocals and guitars, how did you achieve this?
I always enjoyed doing many backing vocals, something like Beatles, Beach Boys, and Queen, and in fact, in this work, I really did million of vocals. As I was doing at home, it had no cost, and I could take as much time as I wanted so I could do many experiments.

I recorded the harmonization's and sometimes sang 2 to 3 times each harmonization to get that wall of sound, like Queen and Beatles on the songs Right on, Sun is on the way. The verse of In the Evening and chorus of I'm Addicted, was sung by the musician and song writer Toninho Mattos.

I did not know if it would be successful but I tried lol. I do not use auto tune any part of the songs.

In eletric guitars, the process was similar. I played the same riff over and over again to give those aspect of the wall of sound too. But I played really again, because if you just duplicate the track you do not get the same result, only increases the volume.


Q7. Brazilian musicians seemed to have taken the iPad to the heart of their music creation, why do you think this is?
I think the whole world is using IPad to record, but maybe it's a success in Brazil because a good studio here is very expensive and one of medium size sometimes you do not get good results.

Q8. When will we see the Gui Freitas or the Pajama Flowers on the iTunes Store?
Actually I do not know how iTunes works for independent band, I need to tell you how this really works, in Brazil, the people still do not have much in the habit of using iTunes, the people still downloads the net. But I think it would be great if I could put my songs out, but at the same time, because the band to be independent, I do not know if people would know that the band is available on iTunes, I will get better informed and see. When I recorded this work I was not really planning on selling it, it was just to record it and show it to friends, but would not be so bad if I could make some money with it


Q9. What's does 2013 hold for you, can you tell us what are you plans are?
I am a professional musician in Brazil for 22 years, now I play in a band called Bandabala . This band plays Brazilian rhythms and it works here. My plans are to disseminate these Pajama Flowers songs and continue working hard.

You can find out more about Gui on his Facebook Page and on his twitter @guifreitas5


We would like to thank Gui for taking part in the interview, particularly since English is not his first language. I have promised him that I will learn more Portuguese than how to order a beer.

Keep an eye out for other tracks from Gui and the Pajama Flowers, I think 2013 is promising to be an exciting year for him.
Thu 20 Dec: Multitrack Recorder Central to Indra Lesmana's New Album App 11:11

Indra LesmanaMeteor Multitrack Recorder is the  music application from Limelight Software/4Pockets.com, the creators of Synergy Studio and StompBox guitar effects rack, which featured in Apple’s iPad 2 TV commercial in January 2012.


Asian Jazz Fusion Artist Indra Lesmana has used his love of music and technology in the creation of his new album 11:11 by not only creating the music on an iPad using Meteor Multitrack Recorder but by releasing the album as an iPad/iPhone App.


Indra used Meteor Multitrack Recorder on his iPad to record and mix the album tracks, often combining Meteor and its Virtual Instruments with Synthesizers from Moog, Korg, PPG and others to create tracks.


Indra says "Music application development is growing rapidly. "I am very interested in the development of technology especially in regard to music. This is my 67th produced record album and my first digital solo album app. This is a great experience, a tremendous challenge and spring board of inspiration for me to work with. The development of digital technologies like iPad have really help my creative process to explore and maximize my musical ability.


It is a joy and honor to work with those who participated and had the same vision and enthusiasm to create my first album in the form of digital applications that features music, videos, games and music sheet ".


Meteor Multitrack Recorder for the iPad features  12 tracks of high quality audio, a built in Mixer with a 3 Band Parametic Equalizer, over 100 Virtual Instruments, Effects Rack, MIDI and Pasteboard support plus much more.


The Indra Lesmana app for the Apple iPad/iPhone and iTouch includes the Music Tracks, Videos, Sheet Music and a game and can be found at:


Indra Lesmana on the App Store
Meteor Multitrack Recorder on the App Store


 

Fri 30 Nov: Synergy Studio Music Sequencer for the iPad Released

Synergy Sequencer for iPad


Synergy Studio an interesting and fun way to create music.

Synergy Studio is a sequencer that enables music creation by all musical abilities. By simply tapping on the grid interface users can lay down a series of notes and patterns of up to 64 notes to create a musical sequence.

If you are a seasoned musician looking for a tool to help lay down new ideas or need more advanced features then Synergy has the lot, a fully integrated mixer, lots of plug-in effects, complete customization of instruments and patches and extensive automation facilities.

If you want to experiment more, you can add multiple layers to your patterns by selecting different instruments for each layer. As you build up your layers you can create intricate musical patterns. By switching to the fully integrated mixer and effects options you can take your patterns to a professional level.

There are four main instrument categories to choose from: Drums, Analogue Synthesizer, Sample and Pad Synth. Each category contains different types of instruments - for example in the drum kit category you can choose from an array of different kits including Analogue T9, Orchestra, Rock and Techno. Further instrument packs are available in the Synergy’s free sound library or as In-App purchases.

Synergy Studio: Mixer with 3 band Parametric EQSynergy includes MIDI implementation enabling you to interact with MIDI hardware, such as Synths and Samplers creating a powerful live tool.

Musicians can share projects with other iOS devices. Simply select the WIST function located at the top of the screen to seamlessly connect with other iPad to share tracks and projects with one another.

Exporting your finished songs and patterns from Synergy is just as easy with built in functionality for Dropbox, SoundCloud, Email, Pasteboard or exports directly into other apps such as Meteor Multitrack Recorder.

Although Synergy will run on the iPad 1, to get the full benefit we recommend an iPad 2 or later.

Synergy Studio is from 4PocketsAudio.com, the creators of Meteor Multi-Track recorder and StompBox guitar effects rack, which featured in Apple’s iPad 2 TV commercial in January 2012.

• Choose your pattern length from 16, 32 and 64 notes.
• 11 Drum Kits, 42 Analogue Synth instruments, 55 Sampler instruments, 21 Pad Synth instruments.
• Further instruments available from free Sound library and in-App purchases.
• Edit existing instruments to create new ones and save them to use again.
• Easily connect and interact with other MIDI controls.
• Fully integrated mixer and effects unit available.
• 3 BAND Parametric EQ on each of the 16 layers to control the tonal content of a layer.
• Automate panning, fading and effects using the mixer.
• Export and share to other iOS devices via Bluetooth, Pasteboard, SoundCloud, DropBox, Email and FTP.

 

Mon 09 Apr: PocketRTA Ultra, Spectrum Analyser for the iPhone now available
 
Pocket RTA Ultra is a highly portable award winning real-time spectrum analyser for the iPhone 4 & 4s.

Pocket RTA Ultra has many advanced features which are normally only found in much more expensive sound analysis software, providing fast and accurate spectrum analysis suitable for both amateur hi-fi enthusiasts and professional A/V engineers. Uses include system calibration, monitoring of noise levels and testing of audio equipment.

PocketRTA Ultra samples sounds using either internal or external microphones and then applies a Fourier Transform to the samples to obtain a frequency spectrum. The result is an accurate representation of the sampled sound broken down into its frequency components.

PocketRTA Ultra brings you all the features you have come to expand from a 4Pockets RTA with the following great additional features.
-Variable Sample Rate from 8K to 48K.
-Added 8K 16K FFT Sizes for more accurate measurement.
-Improved 32bit floating point sampling.
-Smoothing (alternative to averaging).
-Improved SPL (Sound Pressure Level) display with LEQ mode.
-RT60 Calculations on Impulse Recordings.
-Variable definable decibel scales.
-Improved Signal Generator with log & linear sweep tones.
-Save & Load Profiles (for multiple calibration and graph settings).

Further information on Pocket RTA Ultra




Mon 09 Apr: Tone Generator Ultra


Tone Generator Ultra is a simple and easy-to-use test tone and frequency generator. Tones can be set by frequency or musical note.

Features:
- Sine, Square and Sawtooth Wave Generation
- White and pink noise
- Logarithmic / linear sweep utility with adjustable upper and lower frequencies and delay
- Impulse wave.
- Supports frequencies from 20Hz to 22kHz.

Tone Generators are very useful for a variety of tasks including:
- Balancing your Stereo or Home Cinema System
- Testing Speakers
- Acoustics testing
- White and Pink Noise Generator

Or for fun
- Compare your friends hearing, see who is straining to hear the sounds
- Annoy your best friend with that pesky sound.

For further information Tone Generator Ultra
Wed 23 Nov: Apple's new

Apple has released its new iPad 2 TV Commercial Titled "Love" and we are so excited as it features StompBox.

Thu 08 Sep: MIA Music Awards 2011 - Best Music Making App - Vote Meteor

Voting has started for this years MIA Music Awards, so please take a minute and vote for Meteor as your top Music Making App 2011

Vote for Meteor as you favourite Music Making App 2011

 

Sun 07 Aug: Annie Lennox vs Ellie Goulding Mashup from Flashard, using Meteor Multi Track Recorder

Annie Lennox vs Ellie Goulding Mashup from Flashard, using Meteor Multi Track Recorder

Annie Lennox vs Ellie Goulding - Little Light Bird (iPad Edit) by Flashard

Sun 26 Jun: Super Elemental Now on Android

Super ElementalThe classic Windows Mobile game Super Elemental has come to Android, match multiple elements for cosmic scores and hours of fun.

Match the element blocks -- Ice, Fire, Water and Earth -- the longer the chain the bigger the bonus.

Each level has a number of blocks that you need to clear before the blocks cascade down to the bottom of the screen and finishes the game. Hit that target to move to the next level. Clear the level completely for mega bonuses



Two game modes
Arcade Mode – Fast and Furious match the blocks and clear the levels as quickly as possible.

Puzzle Mode – Take your time, work out your strategy and go for mega scores

Track your scores with the High Score Board, know them and beat them.

 

Thu 19 May: Super Elemental OUT NOW for iPhone & iPod

Made for iPhone & iPodSuper Elemental for iPhone & iPodSuper Elemental OUT NOW for iPhone & iPod

This highly addictive puzzle game based on matching groups of elements: earth, fire, ice, water and stone.

Shoot elements into the grid to make groups which destruct when they are big enough, the bigger the group the higher the score.

Super Elements provide a unique twist allowing you to change a blocks element enabling you to destroy even more blocks and create even better combos. Clear enough elements from the board to advance to the next level.

Includes 3 levels of difficulty and Puzzle and Arcade game types for hours of fun.

A fast-paced arcade game that's guaranteed to make you go Ele-mental.

Available on the App Store

Mon 09 May: Aurora Sound Studio HD Update Submitted to Apple

We have now submitted the eagerly anticipated update for Aurora Sound Studio HD to Apple. It includes the following new features and updates.

Core MIDI Out Support
Aurora now allows you to use an external keyboard as a sound source replacing the internal synthesiser engines. This new feature can be used by the sequencer and for live play.

Octave Control
An Octave control has been added to the Layer Properties dialog allowing you to transpose both MIDI output and internal instruments.

PasteBoard Support
PasteBoard support has been added to allow copying all or part of a songs audio to other applications. Aurora also allows you to copy multi-track audio directly into our multi-track recorder Meteor.

Export to Wav
A new 'Export To WAV' option allows a fully automated export of the current song to a WAV file and an alternative to 'Record To File' which allows you to record live performances.

Hold Notes
We have added a 'Hold Notes' feature which allows consecutive notes to be to be treated as a single held note, rather than repeat triggering of the note. This can be turned on or off on a layer by layer basis.

Paste Sample
Added the ability to paste sample data from the global PasteBoard into the Sampler so long as the sample length is less than 10 seconds,

MIDI Clock
An experimental MIDI clock feature has been added to synchronise with external MIDI devices.

Bug Fixes
• Improved Stability.
• Improved Tempo timing.
• Relaxed the profanity filter on file names.

Sun 08 May: Meteor Multi Track Recorder Update Submitted to Apple

Following feedback from Meteor users we have included the following in Version 1.01 which has been submitted to Apple:

Changes and Additions

• Added Undo button to toolbar.
• Added Record Monitor button to toolbar.
• Added pasteboard options to audio pool to allow pasting of stereo content.
• Added an Auto Save Facility to the Options menu.



Bug Fixes

• Save purchases immediately after purchase.
• Insert Space and Paste Into copied 44 bytes more than it should

Tue 03 May: Meteor Multi Track Recorder for the Ipad - Available TODAY

The program features up to 12 tracks of high quality audio, a built in mixer and multi-effects processor. MeTeoR is ideally suited for creating musical compositions, and also a great tool for journalists and business people who need to splice and piece together voice notes, narration or dictation. Compositions once mixed can be exported to standard file formats for use on your desktop PC.

Meteor Multi Track Recorder available on the AppStore

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Mon 18 Apr: Super Elemental for the Blackberry Playbook

We are pleased to announce the launch of Super Elemental for the Blackberry Playbook.

This highly addictive puzzle game based on matching groups of elements: earth, fire, ice, water and stone.

Shoot elements into the grid to make groups which destruct when they are big enough, the bigger the group the higher the score.

Super Elements provide a unique twist allowing you to change a blocks element enabling you to destroy even more blocks and create even better combos. Clear enough elements from the board to advance to the next level.

Includes 3 levels of difficulty and Puzzle and Arcade game types for hours of fun.

A fast-paced arcade game that's guaranteed to make you go Ele-mental.

Blackberry Playbook, games, game, app, appstore

 

 

 

Fri 10 Dec: Marble Worlds 2 for Iphone Christmas Sale


Marble Worlds 2 for the iPhone

has been reduced for Christmas to only 59p.

Thats right, one hundred levels for a scrooge like 59p.

App Store

Fri 08 Oct: StompBox and Aurora News

StompBox for iPad is now available from iTunes...

Some customers have reported latency issues which we are currently working on, so expect a fix for this in about a week from now. The next version will allow selectable latencies down to 5ms (as low as it gets).

We are also also hard at work on a new version of Aurora for iPad that amongst other things will have true multi-touch live play, instrument previewing and tv out support. 

 

Sun 19 Sep: StompBox for the iPad Teaser Trailer Released

A quick and dirty teaser trailer of StompBox for the iPad has been released and will be available in the next couple of weeks for your iPad

StompBox turns your iPad into a great sounding fully fledged digital effects unit, complete with chromatic guitar tuner, metronome and recording tools.

StompBox allows you to chain up to 12 effects in any order and then save your settings as patch files that can be recalled at the press of a button.

Equipment includes: Metronome, 4 Track Loop Recorder and Media Player

Effects include: Phaser, Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Noise Gate, Compressor, Flanger, Graphic Equalizer, Pitch Shifters 1 & 2, Tremolo, Distortion, Autowah, Parametric and AutoVol

Thu 10 Jun: Aurora Sound Studio HD for iPad Released

Whether you are an experienced musician or don’t have a musical bone in your body, you can make great music on your iPad

Aurora Sound Studio is our pattern based musical sequencing software for the iPad. By simply choosing a musical scale every note you play is in perfect tune, leaving you to make your own great sounding music.

If you are a more accomplished musician you simply switch Aurora to advanced mode and you get full control over the built in instruments and effects, as well as many advanced modes such as the Atomizer and XY Mode which allows you to manipulate sound in real-time. You can create your own instrument from recordings made using the built in microphone. Just think, a full drum kit of you beatboxing into the microphone!

Aurora allows a mixture of pattern based recording and live performance. You can piece together complete compositions or simply improvise a performance. All of which can be captured to a file, for use as a ringtones, or to share with others.

An integrated mixer, combined with the ability to add audio effects and layer automation means that you achieve a sophisticated sound in a fun and user friendly way.

 

Aurora Sound Studio HD for iPad

Mon 10 May: Aurora Sound Studio for iPhone - Released 21st May



Released on Friday 21st May 2010

We are pleased to announce that Aurora Sound Studio for the Apple iPhone will be released on Friday 21st May at an special introductory price of $9.99/£5.99. So get ready to make sweet funky music on your iphone. 

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Sun 09 May: Aurora Sound Studion for iPhone - Tutorial

A quick tutorial for Aurora Sound Studio for the iPhone http://www.4pockets.com Including a look at the new interface and quick guides to functions, including Editing Facilities, Creating Instruments from Custom Sample Sounds and examples of X Y and Automation Models. It may also sound technical but is great for both experienced musicians and complete beginners.

Mon 19 Apr: Aurora for iPhone Teaser Video

A quick and dirty teaser for Aurora for the iPhone coming soon

Whether you are an experienced musician or don’t have a musical bone in your body, you can make great music on your iPhone, with Aurora our pattern based musical sequencing software.

As this is quick and dirty the sound is via the camera so the quality is not the greatest.

 

Thu 11 Feb: Sudoku 4Pockets - Nintendo DSiware released in US

Sudoku 4Pockets Nintendo DSiWareSudoku 4Pockets the DSiware version of the classic 4Pockets Sudoku game is now available in the Nintendo DSiware Store US and Canada.

Sudoku 4Pockets includes 3600 puzzles and the classic 4Pockets approach of giving you the names of the Sudoku moves .

Further information on 4Pockets Sudoku and Sudoku definitions to help explain the moves are available  at Sudoku 4Pockets

Mon 05 Oct: Aurora - Make Great Music on your Pocket PC

We are sooo pleased to announce the launch of Aurora our great new Music Sequencing Software.

Whether you are an experienced musician or don’t have a musical bone in your body, you can make great music on your Pocket PC

Aurora is our pattern based musical sequencing software for the Pocket PC, by simply choosing a musical scale every note you play is in perfect tune, leaving you to make your own great sounding music.

The latest version now adds support for WVGA devices.

Mon 28 Sep: Video of Aurora

Check out the video of Aurora our new music app due for launch next month.

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Mon 21 Sep: Vote Marble Worlds 2 - Best Casual Game in 2009 Handango Awards
Mon 14 Sep: Air Hockey Challenge Voted Handsters Best Sports Game

Air Hockey Challege - Best Sports Game for Pocket PCWe were delighted today to get the news that Air Hockey Challenge has been voted the Best Sports Game on Handster.

The Best Software winners are selected from from 2500 applications, available on Handster.com The selection is based on these factors:

* total sales in the first half of 2009
* number of downloads
* customer feedbacks

Air Hockey Challege has received a big thumbs up score of 5 stars out of 5 by Handster purchasers.

Wed 13 May: Super Sid now Samsung Omnia and HTC Diamond Accelerometer Compatible

Everyones favourite little vacuum cleaner Super Sid now includes Accelerometer controls for the Samsung Omnia and HTC Diamond.

Control Sid  as he tries to clear all the levels of toxic waste in this classic muncher game, but watch out rogue security robots are chasing him!

Super Sid - Pocket PC Version
Super Sid - Smartphone Version
Super Sid - PC Version

 
Thu 07 May: New JIGaSAWrus Expansion Packs Released
For all you JIGaSAWrus fans out there we have just released 2 fab expansion packs, New Zealand and
Stained Glass,
Wed 06 May: Marble Worlds 2 - Omnia Compatibility

Marble Worlds 2 for the Samsung Omnia

In response the pleas of owners of the Samsung Omnia, who wanted to play Marble Worlds with tilt control, we are pleased to confirm that Marble Worlds 2 version 1.1 now supports the Omnia Accelerometer.

 

Tue 27 Jan: Free JIGaSAWrus Expansion Pack Released

Jigasawrus Free Expansion PackIf your a fan of Jigsaw Puzzles then JIGaSAWrus is a must,  create and play puzzles directly on your Pocket PC and PC. 

There is also a new FREE expansion pack with 12 new puzzles, keep checking as more will be released over the coming months. 

Pocket PC Version
PC Version

Tue 23 Dec: The Sequel you have all been waiting for has arrived - Marble Worlds 2

Here it is, the sequel you've all been waiting for, bigger, better and full of beans! Explore one hundred play areas across 5 different themed worlds with accelerometer control for the HTC Diamond Series.

Pocket PC

Smartphone

Thu 23 Oct: Smartphone and Pocket PC Mag Awards

We were really pleased when we got an email through from the guys at Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine to say we had had received an incredible 11 nominations in this years awards. Well the final results are out and we are over the moon to have had 4 catagory finalists and a winner

Best DSP/Sound Enhancement
Pocket RTA Pro
 
Winner 2 years running

Pocket RTA is a highly portable real-time spectrum analyser for your PC and Pocket PC. Includes many advanced features which are normally only found in much more expensive sound analysis software, providing fast and accurate spectrum analysis suitable for both amateur hi-fi enthusiasts and professional A/V engineers

 

Finalists in the awards included

Red Sector 2112

AudioBox

Harry Putters Crazy
Golf

4Connect
Smartphone


Tue 07 Oct: Handster Best Software Awards

We got a great surprise this week when Handster notified us that 4Pockets had won Best Software in 3 of the most prestigious categories in their 2008 Best Software Awards.

Best Arcade Game
Marble Worlds

Best Action Game
Red Sector 2112

Best Multimedia Software
Virtual Recorder

Thu 11 Sep: PayPal
We are pleased to annouce that we now except payment through PayPal, so its never been easier to get hold of your favourite 4Pockets products.


Thu 11 Sep: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine Awards
The folks at Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine have been  busy shortlisting the nominees for the 2008 Best Software Awards and we are delighted to announce we have recieved 11 nominations

Smartphone Nominations
4Connect - Board Games

Pocket PC Nominations
4Connect - Board Games
Super Sid - Arcade Classics
Super Elemental - Color Matching
Red Sector 2112 - First Person Shooter   
Harry Putters Crazy Golf - Golf Games
Air Hockey Challenge - Sports Games
4Talk - SIP and VoIP   
Virtual Recorder - Audio Recorders
Audio Box - Music Composition
Pocket RTAPro - DSP/Sound Enhancement

We would like to thank everyone that nominated products this year, we appreciate your support and hope you enjoy our new products as much as the ones you took the time to nominate.

Thu 28 Aug: WordPlay - 5 word games for the price of 1

WordPlay is a great selection of 5 word puzzles designed to give your brain its daily workout on the pocket pc and Smartphone.

Daily Anagram 
A Today screen plugin which presents you with a daily anagram puzzle
Word Search 
The Classic word game where you find a list of words in a grid of random letters
CodeBreaker 
A crossword type game you have to crack the code to work out where the letters go
CrissCross
Fit the words into the crossword grid to complete the puzzle
Bits 'n' Pieces 
Unjumble the crossword by moving puzzle sections around the grid

Available for Pocket PC and Smartphone WordPlay is your daily mental workout.

Tue 01 Jul: Double Award Win for 4Pockets

4Pockets were celebrating a double win at this years Digital Awards after scooping 2 of the major awards, Best Game and Best Use of Mobile Technology.

Best Use of Mobile Technology
Pocket RTA Pro is a highly portable real-time spectrum analyser for your  Pocket PC.

Judges Said: "The device which can be used by sound and electrical engineers instead of bulky and expensive equipment was a perfect examply of how to use mobile technology."
Pocket PC Version 
PC Version
 

Best Game
A platform game in which the player guides a marble through themed worlds, navigating past obstacles and picking up gems. 

Insider editor Peter Baber said: “I was lucky enough to have been one of the judges on the best game category. Marble Worlds had us all addicted in minutes. It was the clear leader”
Pocket PC Version
Smartphone Version
Enhanced Desktop Version

Mon 26 Nov: Double Win for 4Pockets in the Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Awards


 4Pockets are celebrating a double award win in this years international

Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine Awards

after being named the winners of two categories in an announcement by the magazine.

 

The winning products are:

Virtual Recorder

in the "Audio Recorder" category

and

Pocket RTA Professional

in the "DSP/Sound Enhancement" Category.

 

 

Bill Muir, MD of Limelight said “We are extremely proud of these awards, not only because it recognises the excellence of our products but also because they have been nominated by the users of the products and judged by a team of some of the most renowned people in the Pocket PC and Smartphone industry. The whole team is delighted and we send ours thanks out to everyone who nominated and voted for us.”

Wed 17 Oct: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards 2007

The Finalist have been annouced in the 2007 Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards and the team at 4Pockets are delighted to annouce that 5 of our products have been named finalists.

The Finalists are:

Harry Putter's Crazy Golf 
Air Hockey Challenge
Virtual Recorder
Pocket RTA Pro
4Connect

 
So a very big thank you to everyone who nominated 4Pockets products this year we appreciate your support and look forward to bringing you more quality products over the coming months.

Tue 16 Oct: New Super Sid for the Square Screen Pocket PC

Now our fun loving cleaning robot Sid can be played on Square Screen Pocket PC's.

Follow Sid on his adventures in colourful isometric 3D worlds, in this twist on the pacman genre.
  Built using the popular 'Marble Worlds' game engine the challenge is to help Sid clean up all the levels, but rogue security robots are chasing him. Collecting extra power boosters allows Sid to battle them, but these items are few and far between.

To learn more about this product click here.

Sun 19 Aug: JIGaSAWrus

JIGaSAWrus is a realistic jigsaw puzzle game which allows you to create and play puzzles directly on your Pocket PC. The program uses a virtual desktop to allow you to work with puzzles much larger than the screen. Play one of the 50+ gallery images or create your own great looking puzzles with up to 500+ pieces.

To learn more about this product click here.

Sun 08 Jul: Pocket Goo 2

Have hours of fun creating hilarious characatures of friends and family by simply dragging the stylus over the screen. This is the perfect companion for you integrated digital camera. Once complete you can then save your goofy masterpieces before putting them to good use!

To learn more and view screen shots click here.

Sun 20 May: MeTeoR - Multi Track Recorder

MeTeoR is a digital multi-track recorder designed specifically for the Pocket PC. The program features up to 12 tracks of high quality audio, a built in mixer and multi-effects processor. MeTeoR is ideally suited for creating musical compositions, and also a great tool for journalists and business people who need to splice and piece together voice notes, narration or dictation. Compositions once mixed can be exported to standard file formats for use on your desktop PC.

Registered users can download the free PC edition here

To read more click here

Sat 19 May: Product Manual Downloads

People purchasing our products in CAB file format can now download product manuals from the 'Product Manual' section of our web site.

Wed 24 Jan: Pocket StompBox

StompBox is the ideal companion for acoustic guitar players who want to get more creative with their sound. StompBox turns your Pocket PC into a personal practice amp and effects unit. Now you get the chance to sound like Jimmy Hendrix even without the electric guitar.

StompBox can be used to enhance any accoustic instrument and isn't limited to guitar users.  StompBox allows you to create chains of up to 9 effects, which can be placed in any order. Once you have perfected your sound, you can save the entire chain as a preset which can be recalled quickly and easily.

The built in loop recorder allows you to capture a few bars or even a whole song (memory permitting) which can be used as a backing track for you to play along with.  For example, a guitarist may want to record a few bars of rhythm over which he can practice playing lead parts.

Click here to read more.

Thu 23 Nov: Virtual Recorder Now Available

Virtual Recorder is a personal voice recorder for your Pocket PC which works just like a good old fashion tape recorder.

 

  • Time stretch your recordings. Listen to a full hours recording in as little as 30 minutes, without it sounding unnatural or speeded up. Great for reviewing lectures and seminars etc.
  • VAS (Voice activated recording). Records only when sound is heard, eliminating silent gaps in your recordings.
  • Fix pitch and vary speed. Musicians can sample music and slow it down without affecting the pitch; allowing you to practice those difficult guitar solos.
  • Virtual Cutting Room. Allows you to splice recordings or remove unwanted sections. (Cut/Copy/Paste and Fade In/Out facilities are supported).

For further informatin click here

Tue 17 Oct: Sudoku from 4Pockets.com

Sudoku is a number placement game which requires great patience and a good logical thinking ability! The aim of the game is to place a numerical digit 1-9 in each cell of the 9x9 grid so that each row column and 3x3 block contain only one instance of each number.

The program features a true Sudoku Generator, unlike many which simply rotate and flip a generic set of puzzles. Puzzles are generated to match your skill level. We have also added a comprehensive hint system which helps you learn some of the more difficult moves.

Click here to read more.

Sun 17 Sep: Air Hockey Challenge

Air Hockey ChallengeAir Hockey Challenge Air Hockey Challenge is a game of fast reactions and skill, based on the classic arcade game of the same name. The object of the game is to outscore your opponent by hitting the puck into the opponent's goal. The puck floats on a cushion of air and can move extremely fast so be careful not to blink too often!

To spice things up a bit you can play one of 4 game modes, with or without power-ups, against the computer or a network player.

Click here to read more.

Wed 09 Aug: 9 Nominations in the SmartPhone and Pocket PC Magazine Awards

Everyone at 4Pockets was really pleased last week when we were notified that for the 4th year running we had been nominated in the SmartPhone and Pocket PC Magazine Awards and that we had received a record 9 products nominated 

Products Nominated are:

  1. 4Connect in the Pocket PC Games:Board Games category
  2. 4Pinball CyberStorm in the Pocket PC Games: Classic Arcade category 
  3. AudioBox Micro Composer in the Pocket PC Multimedia: Music Composition category 
  4. Great Gold Rush in the Pocket PC Games: Action Games category
  5. Harry Putter's Crazy Golf in the Pocket PC Games: Sports Games category 
  6. Marble Worlds in the Pocket PC Games: Classic Arcade category 
  7. Particle Wars in the Pocket PC Games: Scrolling Shooters category
  8. Pocket Breakout 2 the Pocket PC Games: Classic Arcade category
  9. Super Elemental in the Pocket PC Games: Color Matching category

We would like to thank everyone for their support and nominations we really appreciate them.

 

Mon 31 Jul: HP HW-65xx & HW-69xx Compatibility

Our most recent games are square screen compatible and will work fine on the HPHW65xx and HW69xx range's of Pocket PC's. A single installation works on both 240x240 pixel screens as well as the traditional 320x240 pixel screens.

The following is a list of square screen aware software:-

Games
4Connect

Applications
Auto Tuner
4Talk

Some of our older games and applications, which were written before the square screen devices were available will not function correctly on these platforms. We have however created special versions of our most popular software which specifically targets these models of Pocket PC.

The following titles are now square screen compatible, but please ensure you select the correct version when placing orders.

Games
The Great Gold Rush (HW-65xx) 
Harry Putters Crazy Golf (HW-65xx) 
Marble Worlds (HW-65xx)
Particle Wars (HW-65xx)
Pocket Breakout 2 (HW-65xx)
Red Sector 2112 (HW-65xx) 

Applications
Guitar Tuner (HW-65xx)
Pocket RTA Professional (HW-65xx)

Mon 24 Jul: 4Talk

4Talk is the great new way to turn your Pocket PC into a two way communicator over short range transmission areas. 

Create your own walkie talkie network, including multiple Pocket PC's and PC's

Whether you want have a serious application in mind or just want to play 4Talk keeps you in touch.

4Talk The possibilities are endless….

Find out more about 4Talk

 

Thu 15th May: 4Connect Released
AudioBox
4Connect

Prepare to challenge your mind with our new brain teaser based on the age old classic. Featuring multiplayer network modes and computer players.

Players take it in turns to drop counters in an attempt to win the game by getting four counters in a row.

Check out the demo today

Find out more about 4Connect

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Mon 20th Feb: The Great Gold Rush Released
Gold rush
The Great Gold Rush

Gold Rush is our new fast and furious multiplayer platform game which requires quick thinking and a devious mind. If you think you've got what it takes check out our demo.

Challenge up to 4 of your friends or play against the multiple computer players. Supports most Bluetooth, WiFi and wired networks.

Find out more about The Great Gold Rush

Fri 16th Dec: AudioBox Released
AudioBox
AudioBox

AudioBox is our all singing and dancing virtual recording studio the Pocket PC.

Create your own musical compositions using the built in sequencer. Create your own sounds using a range of virtual instruments, and finally mix up to 16 tracks of audio with added effects to create your chart topping masterpiece. AudioBox also feature advanced features such as mixer, effect and instrument parameter automation.

Check out the demo today!

Read more about the great features in AudioBox

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Tue 2nd Aug: Red Sector 2112 - Nominated for "Best Action Game" in Pocket PC Magazine Awards
Pocket PC Magazine Nomination

Red Sector 2112, has been nominated in the "Best Action Game" Catagory in this years International Pocket PC Magazine "Best Software Awards"

The nomination was made by Pocket PC magazines staff and Board of Experts who have congratulated 4Pockets.com on the nomination and for making an outstanding contribution to Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone users and developers!

"4Pockets are abviously highly delighted with this nomination, it is great for our work to recieve international recognition and a credit to the 4Pockets team. Red Sector 2112 is a true first person perspective shoot-em-up written exclusively for the Pocket PC. The game utilizes our custom realtime ray-casting engine to deliver a realistic 3D playing environment."

Tue 2nd Aug: Harry Putter Expansion Course released
Harry Putter Expansion Course

This is what all Harry Putter fans have been waiting for, our first expansion course. The expansion gives you a further 18 holes of frustrating fun. Learning the quickest way round this course should keep you occupied for some time.

Please Note: You need a copy of the original Harry Putter game in order to play the expansion level (more details about the full game can be found here.

Find out more about the expansion level

Wed 13th Jul: PocketRTA Pro Released
PocketRTA Pro

Building on the success of PocketRTA we have released a more advanced PocketRTA Professional which implements many new features. We've listen to what you've had to say and added many advanced features such as microphone calibration, loading and saving of captured data and much more.

Read more about PocketRTA Pro here

Wed 16th Mar: Red Sector 2112 Released
Red Sector 2112
Red Sector 2112

We've kept this one under wraps during development. Red Sector 2112 is our most cutting edge development yet bring fast playable 3D graphics to the pocket PC. We do however strongly recommend you try the demo before purchasing.

Red Sector is a true first person perspective shoot-em-up written exclusively for the Pocket PC. The game utilizes our custom realtime ray-casting engine to deliver a realistic 3D playing environment.

Find out more

Wed 26th Jan: Auto Tuner is released
Auto Tuner

We have just released our chromatic instrument tuner, Auto Tuner

Auto Tuner is real-time chromatic instrument tuner for your PC and Pocket PC. The tuner can accurately determine the frequency, musical note and octave of any input signal without the need to pre-select target notes or strings.

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