triqtraq – jam sequencer for iphone

May 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

triqtraq is the ultimate jam sequencer for electronic music producers or DJs who want to make music on the go, or improvise live…
While it lets you create great sounding musical ideas with ease, triqtraq offers many surprising musical features that will please even the most experienced beat creators.

triqtraq is available from the App Store now.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/triqtraq-jam-sequencer/id488578848?mt=8

For more information visit http://www.triqtraq.com

Features:

create musical patterns fast and intuitively, by programming live or by using the ‘step edit’-feature
automate parameters like pitch, filter, delay, decay and level in real-time
change samples or sample kits on-the-fly while jamming
edit multiple tracks simultaneously
store up to 16 patterns and 32 samples per session
specify the length of a sequence per track, or set the automation length for each parameter individually
switch seamlessly between patterns
use the loop range feature to create poly-rhythmic sequences
use sounds from the 350+ factory sample library
import your own sounds via iTunes file sharing

Playing Monnix synth app over modulars

May 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Description from chrisjeffs.com/monnix :

“This live performance synthesizer uses three points of touch to control the distribution of up to 16 harmonics, allowing for unique sound effects.

Movements can be played back in the Replay page and the pitch altered by tilting the device forward. The Sample & Hold screen freezes the partials according to the selected tempo. FM ratio, jitter and envelope parameters can be set in the remaining pages, allowing for a wide variety of sonic mayhem.”

CASSINI – Polyphonic Synthesizer for iPhone (v1.0.0)

April 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here are some details:

CASSINI Polyphonic Synthesizer

- 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

- AMP

- 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

- 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.

More info here >>

Propellerhead Software – Closer look at Figure

April 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This iPhone app is like a mini-Reason. The combination of super-bright screen in a dark room freaked out my camera, but the description and audio get the point across.

iPhone’s SIRI plays the piano

December 22, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SIRI plays a YAMAHA Disklavier WIRELESSLY via WIFI & Airplay, complete with moving keys in full expression and moving pedals. Presented by the inventor of SmartKEY for Disklavier, Craig Knudsen.

Take a standard MIDI songfile and convert it to an audio file (while maintaining the MIDI data). The songfile is then sent wirelessly via WiFi to an Apple Airport Express (which is mounted underneath a Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano. The audio output of the Airport Express is then connected to the analog MIDI inputs of the Disklavier, using a standard audio cable.
Then, you simply ask Siri to play your favorite song from your iTunes library, and Siri responds immediately, by making the Disklavier’s keys and pedal move up and down, recreating the performance, including full orchestration.
The result is nothing short of magical.

ShakeMidi: A Wireless MIDI App Like No Other

December 2, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background data: ★ ShakeMidi is probably one of the most advanced, feature-packed iPhone midi apps available. Do you know why? ★

☆ ShakeMidi is an accelerometer-enabled MIDI controller that turns your iPhone into a professional, high performance MIDI instrument. Move or shake your device to send notes over WiFi, at an unbelievable ★0ms latency★! Originally conceived to be used by dancers playing live music, ShakeMidi goes beyond live performances, providing a solid MIDI controller that you can use in your everyday music creation. This iPhone MIDI app will surely help artists find new and exciting ways of creating rhythm, both on and off the stage. The MIDI interface gives you all the freedom you need to create. Playing the notes any way you want allows for endless combinations.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

✓ Built-in Quantization allows you to keep a perfect beat, no matter what. If turned on, notes snap to the nearest beat position, allowing for a flawless performance.
✓ 0ms latency. Absolutely stunning, never-seen-before 0ms latency over WiFi. Don’t believe us? Take it for a spin!
✓ Made from the ground up for the accelerometer: tilt, shake and rattle your device as you play your music!
✓ Fully compatible with Ableton Live, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic and other MIDI-capable DAWs
✓ Customize the note duration, tone, pitch and velocity using the in-app dashboard as you find your own rhythm

If you are serious about making music, you cannot miss ShakeMidi. Test it today and learn why it’s an iPhone MIDI app you’ll want to keep coming back to.

Learn more about us at: www.shakemidi.com

How to make a Hihat via re-sampling

November 3, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Nanoloop comes without sample-kits or pre-set instruments, you have to build all sounds from scratch. This little tutorial shows how to create a hihat-like sound by re-sampling the internal synth.

iPhone application:

Nanoloop for iPhone combines sequencer, synthesizer and sampler in one package. It provides all functions for creating electronic music from scratch.

Features:

- Straight, minimalistic graphical interface
- Pattern-based stepsequencer
- 6 channels, each can be synth or sampler
- Song editor with loop function
- Synth with envelope, filter, lfo etc
- Sample on the fly
- Re-sampling
- Save function
- Sample-import via e-mail
- Copy & paste of samples
- File management via iTunes
- WAV-export
- Export to clipboard
- Send and receive projects via e-mail

Six example projects are included.

Sequencer

Built from ground up and specifically optimised for touchscreens, nanoloop’s stepsequencer is very fast and simple to use.

Synth

The simple but powerful synthesizer allows to create a great bandwidth of sounds, including beats, noises, basses and pads. Available synthesis types are:

- rectangular wave with filter
- FM
- LFSR noise generator

Each synth channel is two-voice polyphonic and an additional stereo effect can be applied.

Sampler

Short samples can not just be used in a drum-machine style, but also be pitched and played as notes.
Samples can be recorded via microphone (iPhone only), headset microphone (iPhone, iPod touch 2nd gen only) and from nanoloop’s own sound output.

 

Monotron loves iPhone

November 2, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s what’s going on:

Messing around with my Korg Monotron plugged into various iPhone apps. Not trying to play anything musical!

* First I used T-Pain to autotune it. Great fun and makes the Monotron surprisingly playable.

* Next comes Voice Band. Turn your analog Monotron into a sampled synth. Wait, that is an odd idea…

* Then into Moog’s awesome Filtatron for some filtering and delay.

* RJDJ next. I couldn’t believe just how incredible this was! I intend to spend much time tripping away to that.

* Finally, just for fun, vocoding into iVoxel. Sound is a bit distorted – my bad. But with some twiddling you can make your Monotron polyphonic (of sorts!)

Sound quality isn’t great as I’m having sound card issues and this is my first video. So pops, crackles and sync issues are down to the video, not the apps.

Enjoy having fun with your Monotron and a couple of dollars worth of iPhone apps!

iPhone & YouTube Undiscovered Talents MashUp

November 1, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a good example on how to put your iPhone up for a test – music wise

“I came across some impressive singers on YouTube and wondered how it would sound like if I overlay their singing with music that has been made using only my iPhone”

The app is called Songineer http://bit.ly/u8xekg

Songineer – Instant Composer brings on the latest trend in mobile music creation – short, inspiring music pieces that can be created literally in seconds and shared with your friends right away.

There is simply nothing between you and the countless billions of awesome melodies, laid out on five pre-defined layers: beat, bass, keys, lead and atmo. Four 32-step patterns can hold a massive amount of thrilling polyphonic motives and cutting solos, enriched with on-board send FX: Tape Delay and Grand Stereo Reverb. The simple, thumb-oriented structure of the interface is the icing on the cake for anyone willing to make music without any tedious hassle.

Songineer is a unique scale-based sequencer, bundled with 30 original scales, which make the search for that perfect note combination a complete breeze. The innovative DNA Keyboard leaves no chance for any bad-sounding notes, and in connection with the big piano roll-style sequencer window it provides excellent quantized loop-recording and editing possibilities. Since the scales can be changed on the fly and the sequencer data is independend from the scales, the workflow process is highly addictive and gives fantastic results.

Manual input of the beat patterns is easy, but leave it to the extremely powerful Beat Randomizer, which is capable of producing of more than 256,000,000 cool-sounding rhythms. The beats make use of a dedicated beatpad keyboard with fixed drumkits and have their own LP/HP filter. It takes only a couple of taps to export the whole track to a MIDI file for using the freshly-generated ideas in studio work later on. Among other export options are .WAV, .M4A and multi-track dry .WAV.

Songineer comes with 20 great-sounding instruments and 5 modern drumkits, but you can extend your arsenal with 60 more instruments and 15 drumkits, available in 5 packs from the bundled sound shop. The carefully-selected samples come from the best hardware synths and drum-machines and blend perfectly with the latest-generation Amidio’s CrystalClear audio engine. Audio and MIDI sharing are carried out through the new audio hosting service PlayMe.cc, created especially for mobile music apps. The URL to your track can be posted on Facebook or Twitter right from Songineer’s main menu without any unnecessary steps.

Songineer – Instant Composer is a fresh approach to creating true mobile music, a source of endless inspiration and a really addictive short music track generator. Whenever you’re a travelling musician or just looking forward to throw in some cool melodies, you’ll love the error-forgiving simplicity and user-friendly beauty of Songineer.

FEATURES

+ Unique Scale-Based Sequencer
+ 4 Polyphonic Instrument Layers
+ 8-Channel Stereo Drum Machine
+ Beat Randomizer! You don’t have to create beats manually.
+ Extremely fast and simple workflow
+ 20 Instruments, 5 Drumkits
+ Advanced Polyphonic CrystalClear Sound Engine
+ DNA Keyboard
+ In-App Sound Shop with 5 Instrument/Drumkit Packs
+ Ouput to .WAV, .M4A, .MID. multitrack .WAV
+ One-tap Audio & MIDI sharing online via PlayMe.cc
+ Built-in extensive help guide

iKaossilator GONG MOOD

October 26, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Some extra blurry shooting of some loop created with iKaossilator reminding me to the good old GONG sounds”

Whether it reminds you of GONG sounds as well, remains to be seen, especially if you read the following definition of GONG sounds – but perhaps the author refers to something else ;-)

Gongs are broadly of three types. Suspended gongs are more or less flat, circular discs of metal suspended vertically by means of a cord passed through holes near to the top rim. Bossed or nipple gongs have a raised centre boss and are often suspended and played horizontally. Bowl gongs are bowl-shaped, and rest on cushions and belong more to bells than gongs. Gongs are made mainly from bronze or brass but there are many other alloys in use.

Gongs produce two distinct types of sound. A gong with a substantially flat surface vibrates in multiple modes, giving a “crash” rather than a tuned note. This category of gong is sometimes called a tam-tam to distinguish it from the bossed gongs that give a tuned note. In Indonesian gamelan ensembles, some bossed gongs are deliberately made to generate in addition a beat note in the range from about 1 to 5 Hz. The use of the term “gong” for both these types of instrument is common.

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