DM1 The Drum Machine, Version 3.0



DM1 - The Drum Machine - Fingerlab

Hello Kickstarter

We welcome you to the UK, but please don't have too many cool synth and mobile projects as I don't know that my wallet will take it.

Let's see what comes ...

.Protein.Der.Klang. demo 1



Looks like Protein for DS is coming to iOS.

Audulus arrives for your iPad


Here are the details:

Audulus, the popular modular synthesis app, is now for iPad! Get it now at a low limited-time introductory price!

With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus's user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound.

Please note: Audulus for iPad Requires iOS 6

Key Features:
  • Fluid Vector Interface - smooth animated interaction
  • MIDI control - use your control surface or MIDI keyboard
  • Polyphony - process multiple voices
  • Diverse Nodes - from ADSR to ZeroCross
  • Patch Browser - quickly flip through your patches
  • 32-bit floating-point signal processing
Coming soon:
  • Presets - quickly change between patch configurations
  • Unlimited History - every undo is stored in the file
  • Encapsulation - group nodes into sub-patches
  • Audio Copy / Paste
  • Audiobus support
  • iCloud support
Built-in Modules:
  • Virtual Analog Oscillator (4 classic waveforms)
  • ADSR Envelope
  • Noise Generator
  • Mathematical Modules: Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction, Sine, Modulo
  • Random Number Generator
  • MIDI controlled Keyboard
  • MIDI assignable trigger
  • Delay
  • Distortion
  • Low Pass Filter
  • High Pass Filter
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Constant Value
  • Gain
  • Mapper Curve
  • Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
  • Sample and Hold
  • Crossfade
  • 4-Channel Mixer
  • Level Meter
  • Value Meter
  • Scrolling Waveform Meter
  • Input/Output
  • Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
  • Global Time
  • Sub-Patch
  • Timer
  • Zero-crossing Counter
The app is priced at $9.99

Audulus - Wilson Holliday

DM1 price drop

DM1 - The Drum Machine drops from $7.99 to $3.99.

DM1 - The Drum Machine - Fingerlab

Waviary (iPad) drops from $1.99 to $0.99

Waviary (iPad) drops from $1.99 to $0.99. You might want to take a look.

Waviary - Holderness Media Inc

BeatSpiral price drop

BeatSpiral drops from $1.99 to $0.99.

BeatSpiral - Xylio Info Srl

Music Box Composer update

Music Box Composer updates to 2.0. Here's what's new:

New! Support for 20 and 30 note strips added, with new recordings from physical 20 and 30 note music boxes: switch between strip types in the Options dialog.

Extendable strips - extend the strip length as much as you need for a single strip, with extended strips exporting to JPG as up to 10 individual strips in a single image file. Access via the new '+' and '-' buttons to the right of the strip, so they are there when you need them.

New sample strips installed - 'Romeo & Juliet' and 'Swan Lake'.

Fixes/Improvements:
  • Delete strip button added to strips in the Loader.
  • Using 2 fingers to pan no longer sometimes adds notes - 2 finger panning should now be a reliable part of your music box composer workflow.
  • Fixed display of illegal music box notes (where a note cannot be followed by the same note without a quarter note delay)
  • Illegal notes were incorrectly only displayed if sharp notes were allowed.
  • With loop off, the current timeline is now left at the end of the strip rather than being returned somewhere.
  • Loading with more than 7 strips is not as jumpy.
  • The copy operation no longer clears the copy buffer if there are no notes selected.
Changes:
Strips now export to JPG rather than PNG. Pre-editing of strip BG disabled due to memory limitations - edit the exported strips to customise.

Music Box Composer - Jelly Biscuits

I knew it was the case, but it still seems sad

Jordan Rudess and Morphwiz on the Lenovo A720 with Windows 8


"Jordan wowing us in his piano room at his home in NY. I just set up the PC (Jordan's first PC) and installed the apps before Jordan sat down to play. The PC is a Lenovo A720 running Windows 8 RTM, with 10 point multi-touch at 1920x1080. The app is MorphWiz by Wizdom Music."

Interesting stuff happening in Windows world, I wonder where this will go and if others will follow?

Circuit Bent Spanish Tiny Touch by A.S.M.O.



Nice one. Via A.S.M.O.

Lego iPad Stand


Via Make.

I'm a sucker for drum machine apps, and at this price who can argue?


It looks great for $0.99. Here are the details:

Beat-Machine is a powerful retro themed drum computer for iOS. It combines a simple X0X style sequencer with a robust and flexible sampler to give you maximum control over your beats.

Features:
  • Sound sampler with reverse, sample trim, interpolation, ADSR and filter
  • 16 Levels mode for pitching samples to create melodies
  • Full mixer with volume, pan and 2 FX sends per pad (Delay, Reverb)
  • Mute grid for programming samples to mute other samples
  • Import any 16/24 bit WAV via iTunes file sharing
  • Create custom kits and save them
  • 16 step muti touch pattern sequencer
  • Adjustable pitch and velocity per step
  • Create and save custom patterns
  • Create patterns in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/8 or 7/8 time signature
  • Up to 99 measures per pattern
  • Beat quantize adjustment slider
  • Adjustable latency and sample rate
  • Background audio
  • MIDI IN, MIDI OUT supported through CoreMIDI accessories and WiFi
  • Universal app designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • MIDI support
Beat-Machine - Primitive Digital Software

Pro Tools 10 Tutorial - Using Bjork's Biophilia as a Midi Controller



Björk: Biophilia - Björk

Borderlands Granular - iPad



Borderlands Granular - Chris Carlson

AudioStretch for iOS arrives


AudioStretch lets you change the playback speed of audio files without changing the pitch and/or change the pitch without changing the speed. Handy for learning music by ear, transcription, or just listening to your music library in a new way.

Unlike most audio time stretching apps, AudioStretch allows you to reduce the speed to zero, so you can "freeze" notes or chords, and can even play backwards at variable speed.

• Simple uncluttered user interface
• Use any song in your iPhone's music library (*)
• Super-easy single-button looping feature
• Plays during fast-forward and rewind for quicker navigation
• Wide range of playback speeds: -200% to +200%
• Freeze notes or chords with 0% play speed

(*) Other than very old iTunes purchases that are protected with FairPlay DRM. Files beyond 1 hour in length will be truncated.

IMPORTANT PLATFORM NOTES:
- This version crashes in iOS 5. Please ensure you're using iOS 6 before installing AudioStretch 1.0, or wait for the next version.
- Requires iPhone 4 or better. You can probably install on an iPhone 3GS, but it's unlikely to run well.

The app is free

AudioStretch - Gerald Beauregard

My Nexus has jelly beans in it ...


App Sound: Tutorial BeatMaker 2 - Parameter Control

Beautiful bC16 on eBay


I've always wanted one of these, but ever since they stopped being made the prices on eBay haven't been kind. This one's no exception.

Chimera Synthesis bC16 - Tiny modular synthesizer

GlitchBreaks on sale for one more day

If you were thinking of buying GlitchBreaks, then you should know that it is on sale until now with the price is down from $4.99 to $2.99.

GlitchBreaks - Alex Matheu

This is the box the molecules will come in


Which is much better than the cardboard that they originally planned, but it does look like a lunch box though.

Audiobus Demo at the London Mobile Music Makers meet



As promised here's a small excerpt from tonight's demo of audiobus. As soon as I've got more video I'll post it.

Audiobus talk at the London Mobile Music Makers meet up


Well the first London Mobile Music Makers meet saw Michael from Audiobus talk about the app and how it's developed as well as giving a demo and showing how to implement the SDK into your own app.

I'm going to upload a brief video of part of the demo but also I hope to have the video from the whole event in the next couple of days as well so I'll upload that as soon as it's available.

NOTION price drop

NOTION the compositional app drops in price from $14.99 to $9.99.

NOTION - NOTION Music, Inc.

Sonic Logic Demo

iOS Update Vol. 18 - Sweetwater Sound

Scape + Figure jam#1 (sOund tRacing)

Google Announces Nexus 10 Tablet, but ...

Will it fix the latency issues? The latency on my Nexus 7 under Caustic 2 is currently 72ms, which is no good for anything really. Google had said that latency was something that they were going address, but things have been quiet since the Nexus 7 launch.

So if anyone knows if Android 4.2 will solve these issues I'd like to hear about it.

iKaossilator still on sale

KORG's iKaossilator is still down from $19.99 to $9.99 until the 31st of October, which is 50% off the normal price.

KORG iKaossilator - KORG INC.

SteamPunk nebulophone



Now that does look like a lot of love went into it.

If you're interested in the Space Baby, look here

Having mentioned the space baby delay I thought you might like to know a bit more about it. If you do, you can find it here.

Nebulophone & Space Baby



Nice sounds! Interesting idea to use infrared for beat syncing. Reminds me of the Palm OS use of infrared for passing data mainly, but there was at least one music (sound toy) app that made use of it.

Nebulophone + Andromeda MK-2 + Andromeda MK-4

Small objects of desire: Nebulophone Synthesizer



This is a more interesting exploration I think.

Small objects of desire: Nebulophone Synthesizer



Another small item on my wishlist.

A final reminder for today's London Mobile Music Meet up

Sign up here, and spread the word as much as you can please! Or just turn up!

We will have Michael from Audiobus speaking so I hope to see you on Tuesday. I'm sure this is going to be the start of a great monthly event for everyone in London involved in mobile music, so come along at the start.

SoundMachine Building Music using multiple tracks



I know it isn't mobile but it is just so cool that I had to post it.

ANI - iPad Live Looping (2012.08.18)

Glitchbreaks still on sale

If you were thinking of buying GlitchBreaks, then you should know that it is on sale until now with the price is down from $4.99 to $2.99.

GlitchBreaks - Alex Matheu

LushOne 103 - Advanced Effects

LushOne 102 - Adding Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) Effects

LushOne Synth 101 - Getting Your First Sounds

iOS Musician on Ableton acknowledging the mobile ecosystem for Live


This was just a short piece at iOS Musician, but it made me firstly look at Live 9 and especially the part of that page that talks about iOS and Android controllers, and also look at Push as well, and both of those things got me thinking.

Of course it's good to see that Ableton acknowledge the many applications that have grown up around but it does make me wonder if they'll ever do anything in the mobile space themselves. They don't have to of course, other have done a very good job of it so far, so you could argue that it becomes less of a priority.

But the description of Push got me thinking. The refer to it as "An instrument for song creation that fits in your backpack with your laptop", and that sounds kind of mobile to me, or at least heading in that direction.

It makes me wonder if in time we could see a Push Mikro in the same way as we saw Maschine Mikro? Who knows. One thing is for sure, Ableton acknowedge that mobile is not going away, that it's a valuable part of the ecosystem and that you can't ignore it.

That's good enough for now.

Synth1 Coming to iOS (via Matrixsynth)


I didn't know about this software synth, but this post from Matrixsynth has lots more detail. My only thought is that it looks pretty hard to use on that iPhone in the picture. Reminds me of Rebirth.

OP-1 LEGO SONG



Watches video, realises there is no choice but to buy an OP-1 ...

Audiobus publishes the state of the bus

The lovely people at Audiobus publish a detailed view of where they're at. Well worth a read, and what's more if you come along to the London Mobile Music Makers meetup tomorrow night you can ask questions in person.

MIDI Designer 1.4.0 Demo 2 of 2 (LPF)



MIDI Designer Pro - Confusionists LLC

FL Studio Mobile 2 | What's New?



All good stuff, but I don't really understand the decision to make FL Studio Mobile HD a universal app. Anyone else get it? Did I miss something fundamental?

FL Studio Mobile HD - Image Line Software

The Olive Shoots - Arcticus (video made with an iPad 3, really?)



According to the video description:

Music made with the iPhone 4 and video on the iPad 3.

For details of what app(s) were used, take a look here (thanks to iOS Musician).

Whatever happened to Tympanum?


I'd been looking forward to this for some time. Now that it's well over a year since it was due to go out I don't think it'll ever see the light of day.

What a shame.

3ii3 (iPhone synth app) is now free

3ii3 is quite an old app by app store standards, last updated in June 2011, but it's just gone free so you may want to take a look.

3ii3 - etie co.,ltd.

Free custom soundbanks for NanoStudio from Platinum Audiolab

Available from Platinum Audiolab right now. Here's what they say about their new banks for NanoStudio:

We are huge fans of the versatile iOS daw app "Nanostudio" by Blip Interactive. As a way of saying "thanks" and to give something back to the community, we are offering our custom soundbanks exclusively for Nanostudio iPhone and iPad users. We have taken patches from some of our top-selling products and adapted them for use in Nanostudio's EDEN synthesizer/sampler, as well as custom drum kits for the TRG-16 mpc styled drum machine that both come with Nanostudio. Also included is a Dubstep demo track completely composed using these sounds and loadable in Nanostudio.

You can find them here.

NanoStudio - Blip Interactive Ltd

Look at the latency on that


Whilst Caustic 2 is actually a really good app on Android, but the latency is massive. Well, you can see it for yourself above. Even so, once it's running it sounds great and I think it's an excellent music app.

alive by orlando



Described as iphone folk. it was all (except the vocal) done with thumbjam, soundprism, sunrizer and alchemy on an iphone. how to tag? written by john stuart and hilary james. an orlando tune.

This is an odd one and I am thinking of adding an acoustic guitar or two and remixing, but if someone would like the vocal stem to do their own thing, I think this is a good one to experiment with. message me if you'd like it.


I'm not sure if I posted this before, but even if I did then it's worth sharing it again.

Old MiniMusic Apps running on an iPhone 3G


Using the old StyleTap emulator on my 3G, and it works very well indeed. SoundPad from miniMusic and AxisPad too.



In case you missed this ... AudioSteam Lite has arrived


I mentioned this the other day, but you may have missed it so I thought I'd post it again especially because the developer is Ariel Elkin who is the organiser of the London Mobile Music Meet up which is set for Tuesday the 30th.

So if you did miss this, here's what you missed:

Features of this amazing Steampunk-inspired app
  • Control realtime effects created by you and your environment through your iPhone or iPod!
  • Imagine having a personal theremin right on your device that you control by tilting it! || Or changing voice to sound like a robot. || Several different effects and settings to play with!
  • Great original story and instructions.
  • Beautiful Steampunk-inspired graphics and interface.
  • Great for both kids and adults!
Story behind AudioSteam

You've just inherited a most peculiar device from a relative you had long forgotten about. Your family had always said your Great Uncle was a mad man who dabbled in Sonic Alchemy. Obsessed with harassing sounds of an unearthly origin which he called "taming the audio steam"

Please plugin your headphones before using AudioSteam! iPod users: please plugin headphones with mic.

AudioSteam Lite - Ariel Elkin

KORG's iKaossilator still 50% off

KORG's iKaossilator is still down from $19.99 to $9.99 until the 31st of October, which is 50% off the normal price.

KORG iKaossilator - KORG INC.

Reminder: London Mobile Music Makers Meet Up on

Sign up here, and spread the word as much as you can please!

We will have Michael from Audiobus speaking so I hope to see you on Tuesday. I'm sure this is going to be the start of a great monthly event for everyone in London involved in mobile music, so come along at the start.

And then there's the Buddha Machine for iOS too

Of course if the physical Buddha Machine is not for you then you can always go with the iOS version. There are two, one for iPhone/Touch and one for the iPad too.

FM3 Productions Ltd

Buddha Machine 2.0

FM3 Buddha Machine mod

3 generations of Buddha Machine



Whilst I'm on the subject of Buddha Machines, I thought I'd find a few videos of them. This one shows three generations of the Buddha Machine.

If you're interested in earlier Buddha Machines ...

Then you can always find them on eBay. Click below:

Buddha Machines on eBay

Buddha Machine 4 now available


If you've used the Buddha Machine app (on iOS) you probably know about the hardware device, which is a nice little piece of kit. Now version 4 is available here, and it immediately goes on my list of things to get.

Glitchbreaks price drop

If you were thinking of buying GlitchBreaks, then you should know that it is on sale until now with the price is down from $4.99 to $2.99.

GlitchBreaks - Alex Matheu

Dropbox reminder

If you're not using dropbox then it's something you might want to check out as more and more apps are now using it as a default for online storage, and it works quite well in my view.

You can get one by clicking this link, and what's more you'll get an extra 500mb (and so will I)!

Mobile Music Spotify list

I've posted about this before, but if you're interested here's the link for the playlist of mobile based music. You can add your stuff to it, or just enjoy it.

Borderlands Granular jam# 1 (miNd cOnfuse)



Borderlands Granular - Chris Carlson

Metropolis: das DigiEnsemble Berlin | ARTE 8. Sept. 2012 (re-upload)

Matthias Krebs bei Artour - 26. Mai 2011 | MDR (re-upload)

REACTABLE: I shot the System - Video 1 (Experimental)



I like this one a lot. I might have to get the table for this.

Reactable mobile - Reactable Systems SL

REACTABLE: Killed with The Knife - Video DEMO 1 - Víctor Sánchez



Reactable mobile - Reactable Systems SL

DrumJam getting WIST and stuff for Animoog (via iOS Musician)

In a couple of brief posts iOS Musician tells us that DrumJam is going to implement WIST, and also that there's some cool new stuff coming along to Animoog as well.

Doepfer Filter & iPad BORDERLANDS & BOSS SE-70



Borderlands Granular - Chris Carlson

Reykjavík hacks available

All the hacks from Reykjavík available to look at here.

REACTABLE: Reactattack - Video DEMO



Video description:

This is a video demo of "Reactattack", my new Reactable mobile table, with 16 new onirical loops and 4 trance performances.

You can download these loops for your Reactable mobile or Reactable Live, in Reactable Community, search "Mexico" or "Victor" and visit my Reactable channel.

Via Discchord.

AudioSteam Lite has arrived


If real time audio mangling is your thing then you should really take a look at AudioSteam lite (and in fact the full version which is only $0.99 anyway). The description for both is the same, but the lite/free version is ad supported.

Personally I love this kind of app so it's right up my street and I've been using the full version for a while now.

Features of this amazing Steampunk-inspired app
  • Control realtime effects created by you and your environment through your iPhone or iPod!
  • Imagine having a personal theremin right on your device that you control by tilting it! || Or changing voice to sound like a robot. || Several different effects and settings to play with!
  • Great original story and instructions.
  • Beautiful Steampunk-inspired graphics and interface.
  • Great for both kids and adults!
Story behind AudioSteam

You've just inherited a most peculiar device from a relative you had long forgotten about. Your family had always said your Great Uncle was a mad man who dabbled in Sonic Alchemy. Obsessed with harassing sounds of an unearthly origin which he called "taming the audio steam"

Please plugin your headphones before using AudioSteam! iPod users: please plugin headphones with mic.

AudioSteam Lite - Ariel Elkin

iPad synth bucket band on Market Street. San Francisco, CA

Music Hack Day Reykjavík 2012 live stream

You can watch the demos from MHD Reykjavík right here.

Teenage Engineering's Oplab explained

KORG's iKaossilator still at $9.99

KORG's iKaossilator is still down from $19.99 to $9.99 until the 31st of October, which is 50% off the normal price.

KORG iKaossilator - KORG INC.