OscilloScoop is another music creation App for iOS that shows off a unique and interesting interface. I really like it when he changes the view by switching to landscape mode.
“The interface consists of a single pane and three rotating (or oscillating) “crowns.” To interact with these, simply touch them as they spin to carve (or scoop) out the surfaces, modifying the generated sound. The top crown controls the pitch of the melody, while the middle and bottom units control filter-application and volume, respectively.” – appadvice.com
Download on the App store: itunes.apple.com/us/app/oscilloscoop…
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Slewpi is similar to MIT’s Singer Fingers but instead of samples it uses an synth engine. You draw with sound. Different colors, thicknesses and locations on the iPhone screen represent different sounds. This is a fun music App for kids and adults alike. There’s no reason you couldn’t find use for this in your music productions.
“Slewpi is a new type of app that lets you create music and synthesized sound and animation by painting on the screen with your fingers. Slewpi is super easy to use, just paint with your fingers and choose different colors and brushes to change the strokes and sounds. Slewpi records what you do and plays it back in a loop. Choose different brushes to change the visual style as well as the sound of your strokes in real-time. The different brushes correspond to different synthesizer waveform and vibrato settings allowing you to create new and diverse audio/visual compositions.” – slewpi.com
For more info: slewpi.com
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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Last night I had some time to hook up SoundPrism Pro (iTunes link) to Ableton Live via the Camera Connection Kit and a small M-Audio MIDI interface I had lying around. I am very pleased that it worked easily and the results are wonderful. I was able to record all the pretty chord and bass selections SoundPrism spit out. It took less than a few minutes to create verse and chorus melodies that work together. In this quick demo I used some free Roland TR-808 samples and a software Korg Wavestation through D16′s Devastor distortion. Truly inspirational.
“It’s like getting a futuristic keyboard in the present.” – Lee Kaczor (iTunes review)
For more info: audanika.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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So you finally going to get an iPad today? iPad 2 is out so why not? Ready for some music making apps right? Don’t forget to have some fun too! You could grab all the games below for less than half the price of a PS3 game. These are my favorites. Certainly these are not going to be everyone’s picks. I like quick retro vector future pick up and play games. Some of these are iPhone games but look great blown up on the iPad screen. Enjoy your new toy!
Touchwars HD: link
Vector Runner HD: link
Spheroids: Was this game removed from the App store? I can’t find the link?!
Infinity Field: link
Minotron 2112: link
80s Galaxy: link
Oh, the Huge Manatee: link
Geometry Wars: link
photo credit: Robert Scoble
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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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