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

Yellofier – turn your music into groovy Yello inspired music

April 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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If Yello have made an app, and the coding was done by Jonatan Liljedahl (AudioShare dev) then it’s got to be good! Here’s the app’s description, and it’s free, so grab it now!

Yellofier makes anything into music. Record your voice, a musical instrument or everyday noises. Within seconds the app magically turns them into groovy music.

Edit the sounds and effects by moving and twisting colored blocks. Yellofier doesn’t look like any other music program. You can create a full song within minutes – even without knowing anything about music!

Create unique music with your own sounds and with the sounds of Yello’s musical maestro Boris Blank. The Yellofier also includes sounds and songs by some of the greatest musicians within electronic music. Anything can be yellofied!

  • Automatically slice your sound into 8 pieces and create a groove
  • Combine sounds and effects in an innovative step sequencer
  • Multiple effects and variations
  • Share your work
  • 32 bundled sounds by Boris Blank
  • Songs and sounds by the finest artists within electronic music: Carl Craig, Henrik Schwarz, The Orb, Trentemøller, Booka Shade, Orbital, The The, Thomas Fehlmann, Charles Webster, Håkan Lidbo and more…

For best sound, use headphones.

The demo tracks in Yellofier are under copyright protection.

Learn more about Yellofier and discover more of Yello’s music at yello.com

Produced by Boris Blank
Developed by Jonatan Liljedahl
Designed by Håkan Ullberg
Concept by Håkan Lidbo

New version out of Loopseque Mini

March 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Extra_Effects

Loopseque Mini – music app for iPhone – has been updated few hours ago with many great features on board.
Intergration with Audiobus and MIDI support allows to use Loopseque with hardware drum machines, synths and other iOS music apps.

See full list of new features below:

NEW EFFECTS SET:
– Delay (two modes: stereo and ping-pong).
– Filter (LP, HP and LFO).
– Reverb (change size, wet/dry and dump).
– Beat Repeater (reverse mode and manual quantize).
All FXs can be easily assigned to each of 4 channels, we call it one-button extra fast routing.
MIDI (iOS 6 or higher):
– MIDI-out: Clock, Events, CC, Latency.
– MIDI-in: Clock.
– MIDI note for each circle: channel, velocity, root key.
– Attack, Release, Start and Length for each note.
– Chord maker presets.
– Pad for X/Y parameters, slider and trigger buttons.
OTHER FEATURES:
– Audiobus support.
– Background audio.
– New BPM control.
– New Tools popover.
– Minor GUI improves.
– OMAC support.

More info here >>

Sequence – First Look of new MIDI sequencer app for iPhone

March 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sequence is a new euclidean MIDI sequencer for iPhone // Launching 04 March 2013

sequence.nyquistresearch.com

The circular patterns of notes in Sequence are generated by an algorithm created by Eric Bjorklund. Originally developed for timing sequences on spallation neutron source accelerators, the musical potential of the algorithm was first recognized by Godfried Toussaint, a researcher interested in musical geometry at McGill University.

The algorithm finds the most ideal temporal distribution of pulses given a number of steps, giving a recognizable performance of western and African rhythms when input with odd and even pulses and steps. In summary, it makes great polyrhythmic techno.

Sequence 1.0 features a collection of about 30 samples for your techno pleasure. The app also sports MIDI output to pipe to your favorite iOS sampler, DAW, or hardware device.

On the roadmap for version 2.0, we’d like to introduce Audiobus support, functions for recording sessions, and the ability to import your own samples. We’ll also probably add OSC and support the iPhone 5 screen.

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