Checking out CasioTron Beats

June 25, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

CasioTron Beats re-creates the rhythm patterns found on the vintage home keyboards of the 70′s and 80′s. These popular keyboards were analogue and have now become collectors items because of their warm sound.
This particular version takes the drum sounds from the then popular Casiotone MT-70 which although was more modern than the earlier models, it is still analogue as you will be able to tell from the sound.
Remember those bossa-nova and samba beats? Well here they are!

Get it here >>

Fingerlab releases Musyc music app

May 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Fingerlab has announced Musyc, the a fun and innovative music application where touch turns into music, details below:

Discover the new music application by Fingerlab, winner of the Apple Design Award 2012 for DM1 – The Drum Machine.

Musyc on the AppStore :
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/musyc…

Musyc is a fun and innovative music application where touch turns into music.
No use of piano keyboard or partitions, draw shapes and listen to your piece of music while viewing sounds bouncing on the screen.
Enjoy the 64 instruments (organized into 16 groups) exclusively created and produced at Fingerlab music studio as well as all the exciting and new physical and music tools provided in Musyc.

Musyc is free and its full version is available through in-app purchases.

WARNING: Musyc is not compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3 and iPod touch 4.

Features:
-Graphic design by Jonas Eriksson
-Retina Display
-Optimized for iPhone 5 and new iPad
-High quality sound engine
-Ultra-realistic physical engine
-Audio track mixer (level, pitch, length, pan, mute)
-2 effect channels with 5 effects (Delay, Overdrive, Reverb, Dalek, Compressor)
-Physical sequencer
-Motion recorder
-Advanced physical objects (planet, black hole, modulator, …)
-Real-time audio recording
-High-quality or compressed exports (DropBox, SoundCloud, Mail, AudioCopy and iTunes)

Watch Musyc video trailer:
http://vimeo.com/channels/musyc

Coming soon in next updates:
-iPhone4 & iPodTouch optimization
-Import & Export song project (DropBox, Mail, iTunes)
-User sound kit with samples import
-Audio background support
-Wist synchronization
-Midi synchronization
-AudioBus support

Additional info here >>

Placebo Battle for the Sun – Remix with 9 Apps

May 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

BitWiz Audio Synth / Gestrument / Audiobus / Anytune Pro+ – Music Practice Perfected. / Genome MIDI Sequencer / DrumsLive — touch and MIDI multisample drums / DrumJam / ThumbJam / LiveFX • DJ Effects Kit / Brian Molko – Placebo – Battle for the Sun

Touchscreen Sequencer Test

May 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a quick demo of Yet Another Touchscreen Music App.

“I’m trying to come up with a global live performance / songwriting app for the touch interface, and this is my seventh attempt. Definitely getting closer. Still have to add the sound-sculpting interface; this is just a quick demo of the step sequencer scene switching.”

“Fair Light” – original composition by Andy Barrow on the Fairlight IOS App

May 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

This is “Fair Light” – original composition by Andy Barrow on the Fairlight IOS App. First attempt at sampling, sequencing and creating my own instrument inside the Fairlight App from Peter Vogel Instruments – the creator of the legendary Fairlight CMI 1 – 3. And now up for grabs is the latest CMI 30AX – upgraded from the 30A. still an expensive tool, but no where near as much as its predecessors (approx $60,000 or more… ish maybe, give or take a few cents, pennies Gold Bullion…quite a few years ago…1980′s)

So, first time at really getting to grips with this IOS App, I sampled my Voice into the Fairlight, adjusted the trim, saved the sample and imported that into my New instrument in the App, Then set about playing with Page R – yep the Sequencer. Once you get used to the way it is laid out in the app, its fairly easy to use.

Recorded into Garageband and added the Orchestra Hit as a latter addition to the track. This is available as a download from my Soundcloud Channel should you desire.

Please note, all the images were taken from Screenshots on My iPad 3 and imported into the video editor. This is an original composition by me.

If you get a feeling that the Voice beat sounds familiar, I remembered a certain group of Gentlemen, who did a Soundtrack for Ferris Bueller’s Day off…remember that.???..

Sadly I do, however, the app also contains a certain Racing Car engine sound from another Track that “Yello” Did..”The Race” yes the sound is in there…I am not going to try and recreate that…they used real Fairlight equipment, sadly I have about as much chance as owning a Fairlight as I have Angels flying out of my ass…

So, until such time that I see a winged creature of heavenly persuasion flying from the darkest regions of me, I will have to make good with the IOS App… Enjoy

Music and Video is sole property of ©2013 Andy Barrow

iPad Mini Oscilloscope Test

May 25, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Just a test! For more info see:

http://www.apple.com/ipad/
http://www.faberacoustical.com/ios_ap…
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/…
http://cs80-com.myshopify.com/product…
http://www.synthtech.com/motm.html

And ALL your questions can be answered on the best forum on Earth (especially for modular synthesizers and cats . . . . but mostly cats . . . ):
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/inde…

Dubstep Maker for iPad – Review

May 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Go here for more information and CODE to unlock more sounds: http://synthuniverse.com/dubstep-maker/
Go here to listen to app: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4OSDd…

Dubstep Maker is an iPad app for making dubstep music. It features 38 assignable PADS,
a 8 note keyboard and a synth wobble modulator. There are over 100 drum loops, synth loops, vocal samples and fx sounds.

Dubstep Maker is an iPad app for creating dubstep music. It features 38 assignable PADS, a 8 note keyboard and a synth wobble modulator. The wobble modulator is placed where you would normally find a mod or pitch wheel. Next to that you have a selection of 6 synth sounds to modulate and create wobble sounds.

There are over 100 drum loops, synth loops, vocal samples and fx sounds. From a design point of view it’s is simply laid out. Buttons are as big as a finger tip and spread out nicely.

The edit screens are where you assign different sounds to different pads.This is simply done by selecting a button to edit and pick your sound by touching the + button.

The only other functions available to change is the master volume, the tempo and the rate of the synth wobble using the sliders.

While there are lots of dubstep apps available none of them really stand out. WHOMP is perhaps the best and oldest of them but still not a stand out app one might expect. Dubstep Maker is an intriging app that it is well laid out (perhaps too simply? I’m not sure.) Its sounds are your standard dubstep sounds that doesn’t set itself too far apart from the rest although there is a lot of variation.

The synth wobble section is probably where it will find its fans. Fair enough playing a wobble sample but to actually adjust
the wobble to suit is great. Maybe more sounds to play around with would not go amiss, or a dedicated page just to create wobbles would be nice.

New app from DEVO: Everybody’s dancing to DevoBots

May 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

DevoBots is here. DEVOBOTS is a DEVO-authorized iOS app that is a combination robot maker and synthesizer. Users will be able to create their own DEVO-inspired robot characters from a library of 10,000 robot parts. The designs can be applied to apparel, posters, and other merchandise. The synthesizer app will allow users to create their own music from sounds taken from the DEVO archives

DevoBots

available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/devob…

Music by Devo from the App DevoBots.

The Undulating Noise Machine

April 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The undulating noise machine comes with 2 modules. A player which loops samples of white, pink and brown noise (the sound at the same speed as the resting human heart rate (60 bpm) ). The second module allows you to create an ambience by adding effects and rhythmic motions by simply drawing a motion on the dedicated pad. Unfortunately, there is no record feature, despite this I will rate it as a Killer App, because of its great UI and for the fun that you have in creating an ambience.

Vio Demo and Review for iPad

April 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A fun demo of Vio for iPad..this is a cool app and a lot of fun to play with but if you can sing a bit..which I can’t..it can also be very useful..and it will be Audiobus ready very soon..

Vio transforms your voice into a mesmerizing instrument. Morph and shape the sounds you create by exploring Vio’s entrancing interface.

Vio works with your Apple earbuds with microphone or regular headphones and the internal mic on your iOS device.

SONIC ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE
Build sonic universes from your own voice. The innovative audio engine behind Vio goes far beyond existing voice effects to create novel, futuristic vocal styles. Vio’s sound spaces vary in character from edgy and energetic to mellow and relaxing. Whether you are an amateur or seasoned professional, Vio’s pitch correction technology ensures that everyone sounds in tune and is beautifully harmonized.

TOUCH CONTROL
Get lost! Explore each sound space by touching Vio’s swirling particle vortex. Move the vortex around the screen and change how your voice is transformed–harmony is added or subtracted, melodies emerge and disappear, and reverberations shape shift.

LOOPING
Double-tap the screen, loop what you have just sung or hummed, and focus on morphing your sound with the particle visualizer.

RECORDING AND SHARING
Record your performances and share them via email, SoundCloud, Dropbox, or iTunes file sharing. Choose between compressed and high quality audio files.

ADVANCED FEATURES
Visit transformyourvoice.com to learn about advanced features like changing keys and recording high quality audio

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