Some footage of the upcoming Isle of Tune app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch!
features new to iOS version:
- super crisp retina graphics
- add up to 8 cars
- change car speeds (2x, 4x, 8x)
- ‘traffic lights’ for pausing cars
- view all islands created with the online version
- create and share your island for people to view
Android version coming soon after!
visit www.isleofune.com to play online now!
A music score is, in essence, a way of making space into time: traversing notation from left to right and top to bottom, you move through a series of events. So, why not make that spatial map an actual map, as in the familiar, isometric interactive cityscape popularized by Will Wright’s classic game Sim City?
Isle of Tune does just that: lay out trees, houses, and city streets, and you sequence musical patterns as virtual islands. It’s available right now on the Web, powered by Flash – Chrome users can even get a one-click install via the Chrome Web Store. If you prefer to use a phone or tablet, mobile versions are coming, too, beginning with an imminent iPad release, seen in a video below.
Experimental Synth shared this video of us and judging by the gear we sure hope to get invited next year.
If it’s not fun, it’s not music. -Chris Stack
the barcodas app scans any ean8/ean13 or upce/upca barcode and turns it into a musical pattern in a user-selectable harmonic scale. imagine walking into a supermarket filled with thousands of tunes to discover.
// thanks to
irisdouma : interaction advice
Just discovered in a Dusseldorf car boot sale is this rare pilot for the uncommissioned Kraftwerk sitcom, “Ralf and Florian”.
Shame it never made it, as Ralf Hutter has great comic timing and could have been the next Alf Garnet.
Musician interprets Pi to 31 decimal places. In other words an inspiring video not just for math guys
Hohner has announced the introduction of a revolutionary new app for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch: the Hohner SqueezeBox. Here’s what they have to say about it…
Mimicking the layout of Hohner’s iconic Corona Classic diatonic accordion, this intuitive virtual accordion app feature a super responsive, three-row fingerboard that plays and sounds like the traditional instrument. The Hohner SqueezeBox allows musicians to practice chord combinations, scales, and songs on-the-go in five different key combinations and colors. Headphones can be used for private practice or, the audio output of the virtual accordion can be amplified by plugging into computer speakers or other sound enhancing devices. Players have the option to display the note names on the large white simulated pearloid buttons and with the touch of a button, the tonality can easily be changed from “wet tuning” for a more animated sound, to “dry tuning.”
“SqueezeBox is ideal for the beginning student or professional musician who needs a simple carry-on companion to compliment his or her actual accordion” commented Accordion Product Manger Gilbert Reyes Jr. “It’s great for Tex-Mex, Conjunto, Norteño, Cajun, Zydeco, Vallenato, French Canadian, Blues, or any style of music. While not intended to replace a real accordion, the app is a convenient and easy tool for practicing, learning, or teaching.”
Pricing and Availability:
The Hohner SqueezeBox App is available on the iTunes App Store for the introductory price of $1.99 in the following key combinations: Hohner-GCF, Hohner-FBbEb, Hohner-EAD, Hohner-ADG, and Hohner-BbEbAb. The Hohner-Mini version is available in GCF for the iPhone and iPod Touch at $0.99.
Well I guess it was just a matter of time before this would turn up
Read it all here:
You’ve probably noticed the Charlie Sheen craze going on around the Web for the past several days. Well now it’s hitting bpb, too.
Some will probably find this a bit silly, but KROQ Radio have released a set of 46 free Charlie Sheen samples, containing various quotes taken from some of his epic interviews.
Ever since his first interview, everything that has come out of Charlie Sheen’s mouth has been magic. So we collected all of his best phrases for you to enjoy.
Download these clips, remix them, then upload them to our dropbox. We’ll be posting the best ones we get.
I love this as I’m always short on vocal samples, and I think that Charlie Sheen is awesome. Bi-Winning!
Get the samples on KROQ Radio, or using the SoundCloud playlist below:
Well Valentine’s Day is over but you can still surprise someone with a love song I guess:
Choose one of the love songs below (or compose your own) and press “Play Song” to play it on the bell ensemble in our office.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Tellart is launching the Love Song Machine, a musical instrument controlled (by you) through the internet. Visitors to the website can select a song or compose their own, and press play to send the song to the instrument in our Providence office.
The bells are played by a series of solenoids, which are controlled by an Arduino micro-controller. The notes that you submit are processed on our web servers and then sent to the Arduino, while we load up live video and audio so that you can watch your song play. If there are users ahead of you in line, the queuing system will let you know how long you’ve got before you can watch your song.
The bell machine will only be available for a limited time, so start composing!
Joy Division live. My first try to create a stop motion film. Hope you like it.
Turn Your Body Into a Musical Instrument – Tomy Ningen Gakki
Up to four people can play together, by holding the silver parts. When the players touch each other’s skin, sounds are created.
The way this works is: When any two of the four electrodes touch, it creates a sound. The current is conducted through the players’ bodies.
The console determines where the four electrodes are in contact, and creates a different tone depending on the position.