Propellerhead: ‘Take’ Creative Vocal Recorder for iPhone

July 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

For more about Take:
http://www.propellerheads.se/take

Sing, rap, hum, strum. Take lets you capture your musical ideas – anytime, anywhere. Take combines the drop-dead simplicity of your voice memos with features custom-tailored to vocalists’ needs. Record harmonies along with your voice, blend in effects to sweeten the sound and sing along to inspiring beats and rhythms.

  • Sing, hum, rap, strum. Take captures your musical ideas—anytime, anywhere. With a single tap you’ll be recording, beatboxing, overdubbing, riffing, writing, trying out song ideas that you’ll want to share with the world.
  • Feel the groove. Stay on the beat. Keep in time. Inspiring built-in clicks, loops and beats to kick start your creativity.
  • Add new parts, double them up, create harmonies, sketch out the song
  • Three tracks to build on your tune and flesh out your ideas
  • Surprise yourself with how good you sound.
  • Processing and effects that make your iPhone’s mic shine.
  • Share on Facebook, Twitter, email.


Designed by Propellerhead Software—makers of Figure, Apple App of the Year 2012—Take is a creative recorder for musicians. It’s got the same drop-dead simplicity you’ve come to expect with your voice memos, with features custom-tailored to vocalists’ needs—like the ability to record harmonies along with your voice, blend in effects to sweeten the sound and sing along to an array of beats and rhythms. Take will soon become your go-to sketchpad for musical ideas.

Note: Take is optimized for the built-in microphone on your iOS device. Wear headphones to hear your backing tracks. Best results come from using headphones (the ones without an integrated microphone) and recording into your iPhone/iPod/iPad mic directly.

Let’s Play with Mitosynth: Patch Design & Commentary

June 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Mitosynth is a unique new app, equipped with a hybrid additive-wavetable synth engine and a sampler. This app gets deep, with layers of modulation, but does so in an easy to use interface. All of this makes for big sounds and a fun time exploring them!

More info here >>

Chiptunes – new app for iOS

March 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Chiptunes lets you make retro music the way it should be made – with chips! Build your circuit to lay down drum beats, basslines, and tunes.

Chiptunes Pro has all the features that can be unlocked in Chiptunes and will include all future updates.

Get it 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.

iOS: Oscilab (coming soon)

March 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Oscilab – a new mobile app that the developers say “gives you a hypnotizing musical experience.”

http://2beat.io/oscilab
Oscilab gives you a hypnotizing musical experience, is both a music instrument to perform live and a sequencer to make unique loops and musical phrases.

No musical experience required, Available on iPad, iPad-mini and Android devices.

Pacemaker DJ app arrives for iPad with Spotify support

February 5, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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If you know your mobile music history you’ll remember that Pacemaker originally brought out their handheld DJ device in 2007. Two years ago it arrived on BlackBerry. Now they’ve brought their DJ skills to your iPad. Here’s what to expect from the app (and it’s free).

MILLIONS OF TRACKS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
The first DJ-app with a revolutionary Spotify connection. Your iTunes favorites works too.

With its carefully crafted design, Pacemaker makes djing easy, beautiful and fun.
Sync with the tap of a button; and
with a full set of colorful effects and a crossfader, you’ll have unlimited creative influence over the music you love!

MIX IT
Spotify – Connect with Spotify and mix millions of tracks.
iTunes – Your iTunes favorites works too.
Sync – Automatically keeps everything in sync so you don’t have to.
Scratch – Put the needle to the groove and scratch like the grandmaster.
Crossfade – Swipe to blend your tracks together. Voilà! A mix has been born.

LOOP IT
With a tap you can loop it, extend it, half it and re-loop it.

DROP IT
Build it up, maximize the tension and take it through the roof. Everybody’s waiting. It’s time to kill the effects. It’s time to push the Drop button.

JUMP IT
Hop back and forth between the beats in a track to create your live remix with Beatskip.

BLEND IT
Adjust the Bass, Middle and Treble of your tracks and glue them together.

SAVE IT
Record the mix on the fly. Play it, cue it and rewind it (only with iTunes).

PEEK
Split the output and preview a track with the headphones crossfader before blending it into your mix (using the optional Urbanears Slussen adapter).

UPGRADE IT
Pick and choose from a wide range of colorful effects at the Pacemaker Store:
Hi-Lo – Remove the high or low frequencies from your tracks to create a swooping sound effect.
Echo – Echo echo…
Roll – Create a loop that spins on top of a track.
Reverb – Make the track sound as if it’s being played in a small hut or the largest of cathedrals.

Get it here >>

KORG “GADGET” iPad App – DETAILED REVIEW / DEMONSTRATION

January 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

DETAILED REVIEW / DEMO of this amazing new App from KORG, which features 15 Virtual Synthesizer “Gadgets” that make composing new EDM, Hip Hop, etc. tracks fun! At the same time, this could be considered the most powerful app yet from KORG, because there is so much variety in possible sound design. “It’s as simple or as complicated as you want to make it.” Watch as I show the construction of multiple styles of music. Subscribe to VJ Franz K for more reviews of Apps and Hardware, on YT, FB, Twitter and other social media sites!

All music featured in this video are my original compositions, played with the synthesizer app I am reviewing.

VOSIS – turn photos into music

January 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ryan McGee has released a new sound design app for iOS, VOSIS, that synthesizes sound based on the greyscale image pixel data from photos or live video input.

Description:

OSIS is an interactive image sonification interface that creates complex wavetables by raster scanning greyscale image pixel data.

Using a multi-touch screen to play image regions of unique frequency content rather than a linear scale of frequencies, it becomes a unique performance tool for experimental and visual music. A number of image filters controlled by multi-touch gestures add variation to the sound palette. On a mobile device, parameters controlled by the accelerometer add another layer expressivity to the resulting audio-visual montages.

Get it here >>

Brute LFO – iOS App Demo

December 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Brute LFO is an iOS App for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch, which outputs control voltages (CV) from the device’s headphone output. Connect it to your Arturia Microbrute or other analog gear, like a Modular Synthesizer, to modulate your sounds. The headphone output voltages aren’t very high on iOS devices, so it’s more of a subtle modulation, but Brute LFO also sounds awesome when pushed into audio range. There are two simultaneous oscillators and a third one to modulate the other two’s frequency. Switch on “Brute” mode to dirty the waveforms up some more. Not shown in the video: The performance pad mode, in which you can use two touch pads to adjust four parameters simply by swiping your fingers on the screen.

Visit the Brute LFO website here:
http://www.justuskandzi.com/brute-lfo…

“The Brute LFO is a powerful low frequency oscillator that modulates your analog gear. If you have a hardware synth that allows you to use external gear to modulate the pitch, the filter, or any other parameter, just plug the Brute LFO into the CV in and start playing. It consists of three separate LFOs. LFO 1 and 2 can be controlled using the control elements in the top half of the screen. The big knob in he middle sets the rate of both the LFOs. Additionally you can change the waveforms of the LFOs, detune LFO 2 and change its phase. The amount knob in the top half also sets the overall amount of the modulation. The elements on the bottom half (LFO 3) can be used to modulate the frequency of LFO 1 and 2. And the brute switch destroys everything!”

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 >>

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