“Hundled Hirch” TC-11 iPad Improv by Jeff McLeod

August 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Created using a custom-made patch on Bit Shape’s TC-11 multi-touch synth for the iPad. A teardown/rebuild of the original patch “Bundled Birch.”

More info here: http://www.bitshapesoftware.com/instruments/tc-11/
And here: http://www.jeffmcleod.net

Patch controllers:

Creation Time Since Previous Touch: Multi Oscillator Level & AHDSR-0 Scale
Touch Y Position: Panning
Distance To Center: SEQ-0 Add
Creation Time Since Previous Group: Mix LPF Frequency Cutoff
Group Count: LPF Frequency Cutoff
Touch Began: AHDSR-1 Start & SEQ-0 Step
Touch Ended: AHDSR-0 End & AHDSR-1 End
AHDSR-0: Amplitude
AHDSR-1: Waveshaper Mix
SEQ-0: Multi Oscillator Frequency & Mlit Oscillator Transpose
SEQ-0 Trigger: AHDSR-0 Start

Spotting deadmau5 giant new touchscreen on stage

August 7, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Time’s are changing – recently DJs had a pretty nice travel set, a couple of USBs and some DJ decks, now deadmau5 shows perhaps the future of DJ-ing on stage.

Deadmau5’s new live touchscreen setup @ Veld Music festival.

TC-11 – tutorial on sequencer notes and scales

July 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This tutorial looks at the basics of sequencer programming in TC-11. Starting with a non-pitched patch, we insert a sequencer to quantize the frequency to note values. Two approaches are taken: building a specific scale, and using the Add parameter to quickly fly through a note scale.

TC-11 is a programmable modular synthesizer on the iPad, controlled by multi-touch and device motion controllers. All synthesis parameters can be controlled by these two sources, which allows the user to create countless unique patch configurations.

TC-11 does not use on-screen objects like knobs or buttons for synthesis control. Instead, your touches are the controllers. Distances, angles, rotation, speeds, and timings created by the touches are used to push synthesis parameters in real-time. TC-11 opens up every inch of the screen for performance. Plus, the iPad’s device motion capabilities can be used as controllers. The accelerometer, gyroscope and compass can be assigned to synthesis parameters to turn your iPad into a expressive motion-controlled synth.


For more information, visit www.bitshapesoftware.com or follow @BitShapeSoft on Twitter.

S.709 Synth for iPhone and iPad

May 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Intuitive synthesizer using four multitouch points on the screen and the accelerometer to give a large amount of control over a sine wave output.


Orange – Volume and Pitch (radius control pitch range)
Pink – Ramp speed and note length
Blue – Delay Length and Pitch (hold down for delay)
Green – Delay Filter and Feedback

Accelerometer controls pitch and wave shape.

Get it here >>

KymaControl Kyma iPad Controller App

May 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Pad app for controlling symbolic sound corporation’s Kyma sound design software for Mac. http://ipadloops.com/kyma-controller-app-for-ipad/

Kyma Control is the Swiss-army-knife of controllers for the Kyma Sound Design Workstation, providing four of the most popular Kyma controller-modes in one, wireless multi-touch package: a bi-directional mirror of Kyma’s Virtual Control Surface, a multi-touch pen/tablet controller, a standard and a Tonnetz keyboard, accelerometer controls, and compass heading for using direction as a control.

For use in the studio, on stage, in the lab, at home, or in classroom, Kyma Control frees you from having to sit in front of your laptop; put yourself inside the sound field and perform your Sounds in an expressive, intuitive manner using your hands and gestures.

What’s New in Version 1.1.1

This version adds support for two dimensional faders, and buttons and switches with distinct on and off labels. The standard and Tonnetz keyboards are now on separate tabs, the keyboard range indicator now includes keyboard rounding mode selector, and the Volume control faders are now longer. This version is compatible with iOS 5.


• Auto-mapping, bi-directional multi-touch mirroring of Kyma’s Virtual Control Surface (VCS)
• Pen/tablet surface tracking as many as 11 fingers with color trails to help you track finger position
• A keyboard for sending !KeyDown and either continuous or discrete values for !KeyPitch & !KeyTimbre
• A Tonnetz pitch-space with configurable vertical and horizontal intervals
• Pitches can be rounded to equal tempered pitch, rounded only on !KeyDown and continuously variable after that, or, in Strum-mode, triggered when your finger passes by the key
• Trigger or control Sounds with the iPad’s accelerometer measurements in the X, Y, Z directions, as well as controls corresponding with Pitch, Roll and Yaw
• Compass heading from the iPad’s magnetometer tells you which way the iPad is pointing so you can use it for panning and other controls


• iPad
• Symbolic Sound Kyma X.77 (or newer) with Paca(rana) Sound Computation Engine
• WiFi connection to network accessible to the Paca(rana)

KymaControl is available for $14.99

Kyma Control - Symbolic Sound Corporation

Step sequencer: PASTO is here!

May 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Pasto is a multi-touch 32 step sequencer suite built in Ableton, TouchOSC and OSCulator.

more info, audio examples and downloads:

Closer look at ControlAble – multitouch controller for Ableton Live

March 27, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ControlAble is a multitouch controller for Ableton Live. ControlAbles display includes track names, clip names, clip colours, clip playing status, mixer controls, device rack controls, tempo, and transport controls. All controls are mapped automatically so no more need for midi assign.

ControlAble is written in python using the Kivy framework. More information on Kivy can be found here: http://kivy.org/

More information & free download of ControlAble will be available Wednesday 28th March on http://www.multitouchmusic.com

Introducing Reactable 2.0

March 24, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Reactable Systems has announced an updated to Reactable Mobile, introducing a new social networking feature, Reactable Community.

Here’s what’s new in Reactable 2.0

  • Direct access to Reactable Community
  • Save and View Performances
  • Direct table upload
  • Table Meta data
  • Brand new menus

Reactable is a performance oriented synthesizer that combines modular synthesis, sampling, digital audio effects and DJing with multitouch control.

Reactable Mobile is $9.99 in the App Store.

The Miselu “neiro” – new portable, net-enabled social music device

March 9, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Miselu “neiro” is a portable, net-enabled social music device with a musical keyboard and a wide multi-touch display, and a variety of musical apps and cloud services.

This mobile companion invites users to perform, create, learn, discover and share — from anyplace they go. Social is integral to the Miselu “neiro” and permeates through all applications. The open platform environment will also enable developers and users to build their own custom apps and solutions.

Yamaha is providing the upcoming “neiro” with the Yamaha AudioEngine (TM) Series Sound Chip NSX-1. This powerful synthesizer engine delivers a quality that almost matches the sound of real musical instruments. The DSP chip offers a larger variety of sound effects such as reverb, chorus and EQs that create a rich sound experience.

More info at miselu.com

Music: ”Ken Ishii presents Metropolitan Harmonic Formulas – After The Rainstorm (feat. Jazztronik) (Yogurt & Koyas Remix)” from Sublime Records

NAMM news from Smithson Martin – Emulator Modular Intro

January 14, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


Emulator Modular Intro

Emulator Modular is the most flexible multi-touch software available to music producers and professional DJ’s.
– Convert your multi-touch device into a powerful MIDI controller.
– Build your dream interface in just minutes
– Emulator includes a complete list of objects so you can custom design your own multi-touch interface with buttons, sliders, circular knobs, jog wheels and many more.
– Share your custom templates with the Emulator community and benefit from templates and experience of our other users.
– Work at any resolution!
– Add multi-touch capability to your preferred DJ, VJ or Music Production software.

Enjoy :-)

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