Pollisynth for iPhone – Scan a picture, make a sound, share it

August 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Description of the synth below:

Mission: To more fully understand the colors that surround us we must engage an additional sense.

A Pollisynth takes a picture of something, and then translates that picture into a unique sound-wave. As stated above, in order to fully understand the colors that surround us we must engage an additional sense. A Pollisynth can be the gateway to your mindbrain, and can give you a good time doing it.

Remember that the spark to take a picture begins in the MIND, and funny enough, ends in the MIND once a song is made. There are a lot of ways to play with a Pollisynth – two people taking a picture of the same thing and then playing it, a gang of kids taking pictures of SLUSHIES and then making a harmonized song out of the soundwaves…

By logging into Facebook with Pollisynth you can post your sound-waves to your timeline as Presets. Your Facebook friends will be able to see and try out these Presets with their own Pollisynth and listen to your imagery. You can also re-download Presets you have uploaded and use Facebook as a Pollisynth sound bank online. For those who have reservations about Facebook, SMS and Email can be used to share images from your photo library that you know to generate worthy sounds. This works because the sounds are not random but entirely derived from the image, so rescanning an image will always result in the same sound so long as it hasn’t been manipulated. Your photo library will always serve as your offline sound bank.

Pollisynth was first developed by Thomas Ruby in 1987. After having passed away in 2006, Salisbury’s son, Jamie, continued his father’s work. As a company we stand by the Pollisynth and we stand by the Rubaic principles of Oneness, Honor, and Good Times.

Get it here >>

Music iPhone App demos: Yamaha TNR-i and aubit

July 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Music Iphone Ipad app demo of Yamaha TNR-i. Playing with it on the Iphone is difficult and I recommend using it on the Ipad. Based on the TENORI-ON instrument, it offers grid based performance for time and pitch, 16 layers to stack up sounds and 6 types of performance. Follow the link below to get app. it will cost you $9.99.


Music Iphone Ipad App demo of aubit. There is not much to this music app, although it’s quite neat. You place your finger on the screen which generates a circle that moves around the screen. The longer you hold down the bigger the circle becomes. Once you have more than one circle they will collide with each other making tones until they fade away. The app is free and you can download it at the link below.


MIDI In Motion – turns the iPhone into a motion controller

July 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Florian Schwehn has released MIDI In Motion – an app that turns an iPhone into a motion controller for MIDI capable hardware and software instruments.

With MIDI In Motion, up to four assignable parameters can be controlled by your device’s spacial attitude.


  • MIDI data can be sent over Wi-Fi network or to special hardware devices like iRig MIDI
  • freely adjustable sphere of action
  • two different performance types, more coming
  • connections to MIDI services can be restored automatically
  • perform while the app is in background or even when the screen is locked
  • stable attitude tracking over long time intervals

MIDI In Motion is available now in the App Store for $4.99.

CASSINI Synth for iPhone – Waveforms

July 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A closer look at the Cassini synth, below you can find the details of this polyphonic iPhone instrument

Polyphonic Synthesizer for iPhone/iPod touch
3 OSCs + 2 Filters + AMP + 9 EGs + 6 LFOs + 3band EQ + Saturators + 2 Delays + Arpeggiator

* 3 Oscillators plus 1 Sub-Osc
– Sawtooth, Pulse(PWM), Triangle, Sine, Noise, FM
– Waveshape Modulation
– Oscillator Sync
– Ring Modulation

* 2 Filters
– LP24, LP18, LP12, LP6, BP, HP

– Overdrive
– 3 Band EQ
– Auto Pan

* 9 Envelope Generators
– DAHDSR (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release)
– Velocity, Keyboard Tracking

* 6 LFOs
– Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle, Random, 16 Step Sequence
– Waveshape Modulation
– Envelope(AD/AR)

* Modulation Delay
– Delay Time: 1-2000ms / Tempo Sync
– Delay Time Modulation

* Filtered Stereo Delay
– Resonant Filter (LP, BP, HP)
– Filter Modulation

* Programable Polyphonic Arpeggiator
* Scale/Chord Remapper
* CoreMIDI (input)
* Virtual MIDI-IN & Background Audio
* Scrollable keyboard (Horizontal scrolling at the bottom edge of the keyboard)

* Recorder
– Audio Copy (Compatible with INTUA BeatMaker, Apple GarageBand and so on.)
– Export wav file via iTunes File Sharing
– The recording time is limited to 3 minutes.

Further information at http://iphone.icegear.net/cassini/

ExtraSlice sneak preview!

June 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Coming soon to iPhone!

LIKE us on Facebook to get notified when it drops!
Juggle beats, chop, screw, shuffle, dice and slice with the second iteration of our critically acclaimed Slice series. ExtraSlice is the future of the DJ experience.

Augmented Finger Drumming with AriVibes

June 24, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

AriVibes is here being used to play with the sounds of a table. The sound is picked up by the iPhone’s built-in microphone, and all the effects are made by the app. The app is on the App Store, and is currently free. Get it here: http://bit.ly/getarivibes
(please leave a review!)

* Finger drumming by Derek Chai (http://soundcloud.com/del-the-bass)
* Video by Avi Ashkenazi (http://superavi.com/)
* Recorded at the Music Tech Festival (http://musictechfest.org/)

Learn more: http://www.AriVibes.com

Gothic Assassins – new movie with all music made on iPads and iPhones

June 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

4Pockets Audio, creator of Aurora Sound Studio & Meteor Multi-Track Recorder, reports that a new movie, Gothic Assassins, features a soundtrack created using iPads and iPhones:

The new Milos Twilight movie Gothic Assassins due for release shortly has a soundtrack entirely composed on Apple iPad’s and iPhones. Whilst many might have branded Milos as mad when they first heard his concept for creating his soundtrack check out some of these tracks to see just what he has accomplished.

Milos used a range of apps including Meteor Multitrack Recorder, Aurora Sound Studio HD and StompBox.

Music Iphone App: Dubstep Universe 1.5

June 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Music Iphone App demo of Dubstep Universe. Tilt the phone to change the direction of a sound, dubstep style. This is the updated version with more tracks, fx and wobble. Get it at the link below.


Blast through the universe at the speed of dubstep! Span a vast sea of stars with wobbles and sound effects that will take your dubstep production to the next level!

Featuring the one-of-a-kind Wobbleometer. Modulate your wobble base by just titling your phone. Tilt up for a tightly coiled high pitched bass or tilt it down for one of the slow grimy wobbles that started it all!

Turn on the ALL NEW Super Bass feature to rattle the walls! Also try out the glitch feature to really change up the rhythm of your song.

Feature Highlights
★ Universal Binary means one purchase and you own Dubstep Universe for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch!
★ Simple user-interface lets anyone become a professional sounding Dubstep DJ in just minutes!
★ High-Definition audio samples will make your party go wild!
★ The first ever Wobbleometer puts sound modulation at your fingertips! Just tilt and make it wobble!
★ Traverse the universe endlessly with a background of stars that moves with your music!
★ Glitch and Super Bass features bring the house down!

Ocarina 2 for iPhone, Nose Flute Style [Over the Rainbow]

June 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Speaking of silly things for your smartphone in terms of music making, check this one out:

Download Ocarina 2 FREE: http://bit.ly/O2RainbowYT

GoddessLynz shows us how Ocarina can be played beautifully with your nose! Awesome expressivity of the nostrils!

Blow into your phone, play the notes, feel the magic as Ocarina 2 responds to your breath, touch and movement. Turn your phone into an ancient flute-like instrument with Ocarina 2, and play the songs you love. Ocarina 2 brings all the magic from the classic Ocarina – one of Apple’s All-Time Top 20 Apps – and more!

The sequel to the original, Ocarina 2 now includes a completely new song mode. Easily play and learn your favorite songs as scores light up to guide your fingers. You control the notes, speed and tempo, allowing your expressivity to shine.

“If everyone had the Ocarina app there would be no more wars” – David Pogue
“One of the most original entertainment programs to emerge from the App Store” – Wall Street Journal
“Ocarina is one of the most magical programs I’ve ever seen” – NY Times

From classical to pop, video game themes to traditional songs, there is something for everyone! New and free songs released weekly. Choose from songs including:

* Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen
* The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly — Ennio Morricone
* Theme from Zelda — Koji Kondo
* Clair de Lune — Debussy
* You and Me — 2008 Olympics Theme
* Ave Maria — Bach / Gounod
* X-Files Theme — Mark Snow
* Mario Brothers Theme — Koji Kondo
* Apologize — One Republic
* Baby — Justin Bieber
* Bad Romance — Lady Gaga
* Clocks — Coldplay

And much, much more!

Want a song that’s not available? Suggest songs on Smule’s Facebook or Google+ page: www.facebook.com/smule and http://gplus.to/smule

Play your Ocarina in the new “whistle mode” (we find it particularly fun to play “X-Files” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”).

Make progress towards mastery and achievements such as:
“Iron-Lung” (25,000 breath points)
Breath points accumulate as you blow into your Ocarina
Or, attain status such as “Ocarina Jedi” by mastering 100 songs

Hear people playing around the world:
Listen in on Ocarina players all over the world by visiting the interactive Smule globe
Love & comment on your favorite performances
Share your favorite performances through Facebook or e-mail

Watch some great Ocarina performances on YouTube: www.youtube.com/smule.

DM1 The Drum Machine for iPhone

June 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

DM1 the most popular Drum Machine for iPad is now available for iPhone. Here are all the data you need:

Easy and fast to use, loaded with 64 superb electronic drum kits and beautiful hyper-realistic graphics, DM1 has been designed for a lot of instant fun. As electronic musicians ourselves, we, at Fingerlab, have developed DM1 with the intention of delivering the perfect mix between fun playability and powerful sonic capacities. We always keep in mind the importance of a beautiful design with the right balance of powerful abilities while avoiding clumsy, overbusy interfaces.  Check our 64 electronic drum kits. 19 classic vintage drum kits plus 45 in-house produced electronic kits, edited and mastered at Fingerlab professional studio.

DM1 offers 5 main sections:

1 – THE STEP SEQUENCER frees your imagination with a smart use of the multi-touch screen. Just turn on and off steps in your sequence with the tip of your fingers to create cool beats, or unexpected rhythms!

2 – THE DRUM PADS simply lets you play and record the beat that tickles your fingers. No need to be a first-class drummer, automatic quantize does the work for you.

3 – THE MIXER for quick and subtle sound mixing of your drum kits. Featuring settings for volume, pitch, pan, sample length, custom drum kit element for each channel, mute and solo mode.

4 – THE FX TRACKPADS a creative duo of FX trackpads to distort, modulate and transform your beats. The effects include: Overdrive, Delay, Phaser, Texturizer, Robotizer, Resonant Filter & Compressor.

5 – THE SONG COMPOSER allows you to quickly make a song with the beat patterns you have created. Just drag and drop the patterns onto the timeline. Fast and easy.

✔ Graphic design by Jonas Eriksson
✔ Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun
✔ 64 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
✔ Step Sequencer with multi-touch matrix
✔ Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, pan controls, and custom drum kit per channel
✔ 9 Big Drum pads, quantized recording and pitch-bend ribbon
✔ 7 FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction
✔ 16 or 32 Steps per patterns
✔ The Randomizer tool
✔ Extra fast drum kit loading
✔ Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
✔ Mode song with intuitive editing
✔ High-quality export to email, iTunes shared folder or AudioCopy
✔ Audio background mode
✔ WIST synchronisation technology by Korg for syncing 2 iPads/iPhones together


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