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.
✓ 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
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.
Nanoloop for iPhone combines sequencer, synthesizer and sampler in one package. It provides all functions for creating electronic music from scratch.
- 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
- Save function
- Sample-import via e-mail
- Copy & paste of samples
- File management via iTunes
- Export to clipboard
- Send and receive projects via e-mail
Six example projects are included.
Built from ground up and specifically optimised for touchscreens, nanoloop’s stepsequencer is very fast and simple to use.
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
- LFSR noise generator
Each synth channel is two-voice polyphonic and an additional stereo effect can be applied.
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.
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!
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.
+ 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
“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.
Simple and basic, but serves its purpose
SoundMashine granular synthesis based sound sampler and sequencer app for iphone 4 ipad 2, sound sequencer
SoundMashine is a granular synthesis based sound sampling and sequencing instrument.
Fully utilising touch gestures to provide a fast and easy to use compositional tool. The app records sound using the devices built-in microphone, then divides the sound into slices which are then automatically assigned to each of the 16 screen tiles. Each tile has its own set of parameters allowing you to adjust window size, playback rate, pitch, feedback, delay and delay modulation, all of which are easily set by the swipe of a finger. Each parameter listed can also be randomised between a set of assignable values. Using the sequencer function patterns of tiles can be recorded and played back at different speeds, again using simple touch gestures.
With its flexibility for working with sound at different pitches, rates and sequencer speeds, SoundMashine lends itself well to a variety of compositional paradigms, from beat based through to drone or noise based music forms.
Combines the synthesis power of Addictive Synth with an easy to use 4 track loop recorder. It was never so easy to create beautiful sounds and driving loops.
The unique dynamic wavetable synthesis allows you to explore an unprecedented wide range of sonic territory. From acid loops, crystal clear percussions, realistic human choirs to complex musical soundscapes nothing seems impossible with only a handful parameters to tweak.
Nice demo of the iKaossilator in action
Fuji Leaves is an interactive music application where you use leaves and falling stones to create music. When a stone hits a leaf, the leaf produces a sound. Different sounds play depending on how the stone hits the leaf. You can move, rotate and scale leaves in a near infinite amount of combinations, each combination resulting in a unique sound everytime.
The goal with the game is for you to relax and play it in the way you enjoy the most. Try it out!
- Create songs using leaves and falling stones
- Add and remove leaves and stone creators as you please
- Move, rotate and pinch leaves and stone creators in a near infinite amount of combinations
- Undo & redo your actions
- Save & load the songs you make
- Share them with your friends through facebook connect
- Easily download your friends’ songs
Useless I know, but still
Omeletis an egg shaker for iPhone and iPod touch. Its developers, Pattern & Noise say that, using high-precision motion data from the accelerometer Omelet is able to respond realistically to every movement – from the slightest roll to the quickest shake.
Omelet also comes with two original built-in effects that can be used individually or together.
- Muis a unique resonating effect capable of generating a diverse range of evocative sounds and textures. Its rich yet subtle tones vary from scratchy, wood-like sounds to eerie metallic ringing sounds reminiscent of Tibetan singing bowls.
- Blue Room follows in the tradition of classic 60s echo chamber effects – simulating anything from tight corridors to huge cavernous spaces. Go easy for a softer sound while jamming along with your iPod, or crank it up and be transported to soundscapes from another world.
- Volume and mute controls
- Automatic locking in portrait orientation to prevent accidental changes while playing
- Multitasking support for jamming with your iPod
- Two tailor-made sample banks
- One to maximize volume while playing through the built-in speakers
- Another with greater dynamic range while playing through the headphone jack
- Optimized for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation)
Pricing and Availability:
$1.99 / £1.49
Here’s what KORG Japan is writing about the product (Googlish):
Palm-sized synthesizer KAOSSILATOR breathed new wind musical instrument industry, has emerged as a long-awaited iPhone app! Familiar interface simply by touching the touch pad that can be played, of course, with the new sequencer with loop at will make tracks and live performances. Biyakana also provides sparkling visual effects enliven the play, KAOSSILATOR is a whole new “iKaossilator for iPhone” reborn as.
Trace your finger on the screen, or hit, a synthesizer can play freely or simply rubbing.
Groove representing the visual effects in conjunction with the play.
150 built-in sounds of every leading dance music.
Features set scale / key anyone can play without removing the pitch.
Easily make a loop sequencer track up to five parts.
The DJ can also be like a live performance and real-time control loop.
Wireless Sync app and play instruments such as function iELECTRIBE WIST.