updated 10:18 pm EDT, Fri June 20, 2014
iRig Voice released as companion to singing and music apps
IK Multimedia has announced the release of the iRig Voice, a microphone designed for use in conjunction with singing and music apps. Compatible with IK's EZ Voice, and partner apps like Smule's Sing! Karaoke, AutoRap and more, iRig Voice features an ergonomic form, with its shape fitting into most standard microphone stand clips. Its unidirectional close-voice pickup is tuned for optimal vocal frequency range reproduction.
Users can connect the microphone, connect headphones or speakers and launch the EZ Voice companion app (available for iOS and Android devices), and begin use. EZ Voice allows users to record their performances and share them with the world by way of email or SoundCloud. Priced at $40, the iRig Voice is now shipping through various retailers; EZ Voice is a free app and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
Cross DJ updated, allows for in-app mixing of SoundCloud tracks
Mixvibes has announced an update to its sound mixing software, Cross DJ. The app now allows users to log in to their SoundCloud account, integrating sets, favourites, and streaming tracks directly within Cross DJ. Tracks can be played right away, with comparable speeds to locally-hosted content. Cross DJ can remember the track meta-data of the SoundCloud tracks that one has played previously. CrossDJ is available for free download through iTunes, Google Play and for Windows.