Kosmische virtual analog synthesizer (Android synth music app)

September 16, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Quick show of the ‘Kosmische Virtual Analog Synthesizer’ that’s out there for Android smartphones.

“I have it on my Samsung Galaxy S5 and enjoy using it. Here’s more about it at AlltFörMusik.se (in Swedish but Google translate might help) – http://alltformusik.se/kosmische-virt… ”

Kosmische virtual analog synthesizer:

  • Two multi-waveform oscillators: Saw, Pulse, Sine, Noise
  • A Moog-style resonant lowpass filter
  • Two multi-waveform, routable LFOs: Sin, Triangle, Pulse, Random
  • Independent filter and amp envelopes
  • Tuneable delay and reverb
  • An analog-style step sequencer
  • A scale-derived random pattern generator
  • Independent patch and pattern memory
  • Random patch generation

Mikrowave sequenced synthesizer for Android: version 2.0

June 4, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Showcase of version 2.0 of Mikrowave displaying the revamped user interface, all-new formant filter interpolation, arpeggiator, secondary tuneable oscillator, pitch shifting effects and fine tuned drum sounds.

Mikrowave is available for free (without ads or time constraints) and as a paid version that allows users to save and export their songs (either as WAV, publish directly to SoundCloud or as MIDI).

All sounds were generated by Mikrowave on an Asus Nexus 7 tablet.

You can get it on Google Play : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.igorski.mikrowave.free

What’s new in Caustic 3.1

May 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Supplemental video to the Caustic 3 overview video to show what’s new in this release.

The full app overview is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86Or…

New KSSynth tutorial is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaOF6…

As a thank-you to those who actually *watch* these tutorial videos, I’ve made this little tutorial showing how to unlock a fun little extra feature in Caustic 3.1

ARPIO — A New Musical Instrument for Android

May 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

ARPIO is a new musical instrument designed to play arpeggios*. Move up-and-down the matrix to set the pattern’s speed, or left-and-right to set its pitch. Tilt the device to control volume and pitchbend, or shake for vibrato.

A similar version of ARPIO is available on iOS devices, under the name Arpeggionome (http://arpeggionomepro.com)

*An arpeggio is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played in sequence, rather than ringing out simultaneously.

Phoenix Studio is coming to Android and iOS

March 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Phoenix Studio is coming to Android and iOS. Three monosynths, a drum machine, a mixer and some effects – what else do you really need? Oh yeah, a sequencer, so you can put it all together! And all this is what PhoenixStudio is!

 

Get it here >>

Below is a text from Android Mobile on the topic:

This is a great new addition to the Android music making applications if you are interested in the more acid / synthesizer aspect of music making, but can of course be used for more than acid type of sounds. It comes with three Synthesizers and one Drum track with the possibility to sequence and comes with some effects plus the possibility to record changes on the fly.
It is the same amount tracks, sound modules and being 303’ish in the sounds it creates it could be compared to Mikrosonics RD4. The biggest difference is that RD4 is much easier to use as a Groovebox ( if not the easiest to use Groovebox ) and RD4 comes with more effects, more possibilites and full midi integration but…
Have not used PhoenixStudio much but my impression is it seems to have much clearer and better sound, making it interesting for people that would like something similar to RD4 but are more interested in the sound and less in the Groovebox aspect.

Read the full story here >>

Android: Moonsynth and Korg Analog

March 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a demo of my new app moonsynth running on a nexus7 2013 tablet with the monribe, volca bass and drums ad the akai mpx8 jacked into the monotribe audio input. Hard to see the tablet but moonsynth is running clean into the mixer which is plugged into a zoom g3 to add effects to all the parts.

LIVKONTROL – new Ableton Live controller for Android

February 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

LIVKONTROL – an Ableton Live controller previously available for iOS – is now available for Android devices.

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Here’s what the developers have to say about it:

LIVKONTROL aims to deliver the best possible experience controlling Ableton Live remotely. Boasting an extremely simple yet functional design, all the main control features are at a distance of a finger. Alternative application views are toggled via multitouch gestures for a even simpler usage experience.

LIVKONTROL is also considered by users as the easier and most responsive Ableton Live remote controller for mobile devices due to it’s plug & play connection to Ableton Live, using LKBRIDGE.

Features:

  • Remotely control your Live session
  • Easy to set up
  • Scrollable viewport for full scene access
  • Scene launch buttons with scene name
  • Clips reflect color, name, play status and position
  • 8 MIDI sliders for custom MIDI assignment
  • Mute, stop, solo and arm tracks
  • Control track volumes and pan easily in a and space saving format
  • Interface lock feature
  • Song play, stop, record and tempo control
  • Metronome control
  • Tempo tap up and down
  • Quantization selection

Requirements:

In order to use LIVKONTROL, it is necessary to download and install LKBRIDGE, the required connection software. Windows and Mac OSX version are available.

LIVKONTROL for Android is available now, with a free version, a $9.99 basic version and a $29.99 Pro version.

Get it here >>

Checking out the latest version – Caustic 3 for iPad

December 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs.
Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

Create your rack by adding up to 14 machines from a choice of:
Subsynth – Virtual analog subtractive synthesizer
PCMSynth – Multi-sample wave synthesizer
BassLine – 303-like monosynth
BeatBox – 8-channel sampling drum machine
PadSynth – Harmonic table pad synthesizer
8BitSynth – 8bit equation solver synthesizer
Modular – Fully configurable and routable synthesizer
Organ – Hammond-like tonewheel organ with rotary speaker
Vocoder – 8-band harmonic vocoder
FMSynth – DX-style 3-operator fm synthesizer

The app also includes:
* Effects rack supporting 2 effects per machine. (16 effect types)
* Mixer desk with global Delay/Reverb effects
* Master section with parametric EQ and limiter
* Song sequencer

Supports automation on most controls and includes powerful editors for modifying recorded automation curves.

All files are stored on the user-accessible storage, and users can supply their own WAV files for use in the PCMSynth, BeatBox, and Vocoder.
Supports all uncompressed WAV files (8-16-24-32bit, any sampling rate).
The PCMSynth can also load SoundFont files (.sf2) and FL Studio mobile instruments (.instr, .ZIP)
Class-compliant USB MIDI controllers can be connected via USB OTG cable on devices running at least Android 3.2 and supporting USB host mode.

Cross DJ – the ‘first pro DJ app’ for Android

December 9, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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MixVibes has released Cross DJ for Android, an app they call the ‘first pro DJ app’ for the platform.

Features:

  • Mix in Sync
    • Accurate BPM detection, right down to the last decimal.
    • Sync button: one-press, and the 2 tracks never go out of phase.
    • Manual pitch & pitch bend.
    • Beat-grid editing, to sync your old tracks correctly.
    • Parallel waveforms: to visually check if your tracks are synced.
    • Quantize mode: set hot cues & loops automatically on the beat.
    • Smart-seek: Tap on the waveform to fast-forward & get a seamless jump.
  • Audio Performance
    • Low latency: music reacts instantly to your actions.
    • Extremely realistic scratch sound.
    • 15 effects (Bi-filter, Low-pass, Hi-Pass, Delay, Echo, Phaser, Flanger, Cut, Crush, Bliss, Brake, Roll, etc.)
    • No loading time when starting-up the app.
  • Interface
    • 1 crossfader, 2 turntables, 3-band EQ mixer.
    • Direct access to your device’s music( MP3s, AAC & more.)
    • Multiple music sorting options: title, artist, album, BPM or length.
    • Large control pads: XY effect pad, 16 hot-cues pads.
    • HQ live recording of your mixes.
    • Optimized for display on 4″, 7″ & 10″ devices.
  • Minimum Configuration
    • Android 4.1
    • Android 4.3 for recording
    • 4″ screen
    • RAM: 1GB
    • Dual-core processor

Cross DJ for Android is $4.99 – Get it here >>

Free update to FL Studio Mobile for Android and iOS

October 25, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Image Line Software has released an update to FL Studio Mobile for Android and iOS. This is a free update for existing FL Studio Mobile customers.

Here’s what’s new in FL Studio Mobile Android 1.2:

  • HD graphics for 1080p and 720p devices (removes side bars)
  • Sequencer timing accuracy significantly improved
  • Fixes various expansion file download and mounting errors
  • Fixes wrong sample mapping after zip instrument import
  • Minor other bug fixes and performance improvements

Here’s what’s new in FL Studio Mobile 2.2 iOS:

New features:

  • MIDI start/stop slave and master
  • Input gain slider in the recording window (visible with external mic connected)
  • AudioCopy 2.0 support (iOS 7 compatible)
  • WAV export option to write 1 file per track

Performance & speed:

  • Major performance improvements (play more tracks without audio dropouts)
  • Audio file editing is up to 5x faster
  • Reverb quality and performance improved

Other improvements:

  • Audio recordings are placed more accurately
  • Setup latency options removed, it’s now always at minimum
  • Filenames can now contain non-latin characters
  • Inbox folder is no longer present, files are moved to the top level folder
  • .flml (drum loop) files can be opened from other apps like Mail or Safari
  • Overall stability greatly improved

The Android version of FL Studio Mobile, at version 1.2, trails the iOS version significantly. Image Line says that the feature-set of the Android and iOS versions will be harmonized in future updates, including the addition of the following features to the Android version:

  • Audio tracks and wave editor
  • Background audio (playback while the app runs in the background)
  • SoundCloud upload
  • In-app shop
  • While projects, .flm format, are compatible between Android and iOS, if audio tracks are present they are ignored. If instruments are not avaiable the MIDI data is loaded and the a default instrument is used.

Pricing

  • Android: $19.55 USD
  • iOS: FL Mobile HD (universal app): $19.99 USD

More info here >>

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