Mini-Composer is an iPhone App from Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk) and Masayuki Akamatsu. It’s a simple App with a few drum machine loops each matched with a moving graphic such as a man walking or a flickering television set. You also have a Tenori style sequencer. It’s free future like fun.
“The app include four different drumbeats to which you can compose your own melody: ”Apeman”: 128 bpm / sine wave, ”Clock”: 92 bpm / triangle, ”Interview”: 116 bpm / sawtooth – ”TV”: 100 bpm / square. You can work easily with the following functions: 16 steps sequencer, Start/stop sequence, Multi-touch note input/erease, 4 waves (saw, triangular, square, sine), 4 drumbeat loops, Drums on/off, Random notes, Clear notes” – karlbartos.com
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Jorden Rudess shows off a sneak peak of a new iOS app SampleWiz. We’ve come a long way since the Akai S-950.
“Decided to share with you a moment of our upcoming app. This will be the next release from Wizdom Music.” – JCRUDESS
For more info: wizdom-music.com
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80′s awesome wonderful! In England in the summertime…
“Introducing the Fairlight App for iPhone & iPad, available from the Apple App Store in March 2011. Over 30 years since the original Fairlight CMI first changed the way we make music, we are proud to present the iPhone & iPad Apps, giving you the experience of a CMI Series IIx in the palm of your hand, complete with the full Series IIx factory library and expandable to include the best of the Series III library and even your own samples. Marvel at the then revolutionary Page R step sequencer, gasp at the three dimensional waveforms in Page D and bask in the wonder of some of the most famous sounds of the Eighties! The sound track of this video is also one of the app’s built-in demos. ‘Octagonalle’ was created using original Series II library sounds on the Fairlight iPad app by producer/composer Justin Shave. Shave confronted his first CMI in 2006 when he co-produced Darren Hayes’ album “This Delicate Thing We’ve Made.” Darren had decided that the Fairlight was the only instrument which could deliver the ’80s sensibility he was seeking, bought one on eBay, and handed it to Shave to tame. The rest is history.” – FairlightInstruments
Get the App: itunes.apple.com/us/app/fairlight/
Here’s a trio for Tuesday. Three new interesting pro-audio related products. Number one we have Steinberg LoopMash. LoopMash mangles four loops. It’s an iPhone App. I grabbed it and it has a pretty cool faux 3D swipe to different screen effect worth checking out. Years after abandoning Cubase I’m using a Steinberg product again. Number two is Mike. It’s a microphone from Apogee that goes directing into your iOS device. It’s from Apogee so it deserves mention. Convenience and AD/DA conversion wise it should be a winner however I’m all about high end mic pres and Mike can’t use one. Number three we have SuperAnalog808 a Roland TR-808 sample pack from Goldbaby designed for Loopmasters. If you don’t own a real 808 or Acidlab Miami then samples are your friend. Goldbaby does them right and there’s a million suble differences between 808s and ways to record them so another sample set is always welcome.
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Kazuyuki Okamoto (OKAHON) is the developer of NNN MONO (which I used in my demo at Tekserve) and Powon. He has a new iOS visual synthesizer app called _www_ which looks great. You can download the operation manual: here. Kazuyuki has also posted 12 tutorial videos on his website: okahon.com/works/www.html. It’s available in the App store now for $1.99: App Store Link
“www is a musical instrument of new type. Lets you create new sounds.” – Kazuyuki Okamoto
For more info: okahon.com/works/www.html
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Runxt Life is pixels and bleeps and iOS meets Ableton. Full on music nerd fun. Available in the App Store now: click here
“Runxt Life is a generative music application created for the iOS® platform based on the cellular automaton theory “Conway’s Game of Life” by John Horton Conway.” – Firma 103
For more info: runxt.be
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There are a few Loopers for iOS but the newly released VoiceJam from TC-Helicon is my favorite. WIthin the first hour I recorded some really cool stuff with it. The demo video above will give you a good idea of what’s possible with one exception. They don’t mention that if you use an iRig or similar device you can record drum machines or whatever “line in”. I used my iPhone into the iPad and FunkBox to lay down a beat, Beatbot for some synths and recorded some vocals. It was very fun almost to the point I will say this is a musicians iOS killer app.
“Traditional audio loopers constrain you to a single loop. While they often make it easy to build up a great phrase with each new layer and track, they never make it easy to go anywhere with the original idea. VoiceJam encourages you to expand outwards, giving you the tools to create a complete musical performance with all the dramatic structure of a fully mixed composition.” – tc-helicon.com/voicejam
Get the App in the iTunes Store: click here
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The incredible music info archive site Discogs now has an optimized version for iOS and Android devices. I’ve used the site thousands of times. Often I go there to get info I can’t remember about my own releases! Here’s the page for some of my music on Discogs: discogs.com/artist/Horrorist
“To access Discogs mobile, simply navigate to www.discogs.com using your preferred mobile browser. By default, you’ll see the mobile version of Discogs with an option to switch to the full site if desired.” – discogs.com
For more info: discogs.com
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abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is another must have iOS music app. It’s universal and is currently priced at $1.99. It was created by Jörg Piringer and it’s hard to describe what it does. In fact in this case I’m not going to attempt a description. Just watch the video above. Awesome.
“Create and control tiny sound-creatures in the shape of letters that react to gravity or each other and generate rhythms and soundscapes. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz blends biology, physics, chemistry and art to create a unique and dynamic sound ecology.” – joerg.piringer.net
App Store link: click here
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SoundCloud has updated it’s iPhone app to include one very important feature: recording. After you hit the new orange button your track is pushed to the SoundCloud site and you get options to share the track on Facebook and Twitter. Will this replace the very sleek FiRe app for you? If the Berliners are reading this I’m ready for an iPad SoundCloud app too please.
“Record: capture your sounds on-the-go and share them directly to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Browse and search user profiles. Share any public track to Facebook & Twitter Background playback (on iOS4)” – soundcloud.com
By the way, I have been featured on the SoundCloud sign up tour pages: click here
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