Rhythm Core Alpha for Nintendo DS – music creation system

January 21, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Rhythm Core AlphaTM is the most advanced, easiest to use music creation system for the Nintendo DSi. It’s advanced DRUM GRID and NOTE GRID allow rhythm loops, basslines, and melodies to be created simply by tapping spots on the screen. You can see all the parts at once, making it much easier and faster to get your beats down.

It also has a unique 2D SOLO MODE, which lets you play sound live with the Nintendo DSi stylus. This mode’s 2d grid makes the largest number of notes available at once, making it easy to play real melodies.

Finally, the PATTERN SCREEN ties it all together, allowing the beats and chord changes to be ar- ranged into complete songs.

Not only does Rhythm Core AlphaTM have the easiest and most powerful sequencing on the Nintendo DSi, but Rhythm Core AlphaTM also does things no other music program will do. It recog- nizes the key and scale of the music you have created, and allows you to
change key easily with the +Control Pad. You can also sequence those changes in the PATTERN SCREEN. Nothing else does this.

Patterns can contain many loops that you can also select with the Nintendo DSi’s buttons, allowing you to change your beat or chord progression when- ever you want. Nothing else does this.

Finally, the SOLO MODE only shows notes that match the key and scale of the music you have sequenced, making it impossible to hit a wrong note. Nothing else does this.

Rhythm Core AlphaTM comes with nearly 300 built-in sounds, including synth sounds, orchestral sounds, rock sounds, and even old computer and video game (chipmusic) sounds. Furthermore, it al- lows the sounds to be customized with an adjustable ADSR envelope, and now with a powerful multi- waveform vibrato feature that is new to this release!

Numerous features have been added for this release, including not just the Vibrato, but also live recording of your solos directly into instrument tracks, live recording of your block and key changes into patterns, and enhanced pattern editing. This makes it not only the fastest program for sequenc- ing, but also a great tool for live performance. You can actually build an entire song live, in front of an audience! You can change the key of the music you sequenced with the +Control Pad or face buttons, like fingering a guitar, while soloing with the Nintendo DSi stylus using your other hand. Or you can sequence all of the chord changes in the pattern mode and concentrate more on your soloing.

We are pleased to announce that no changes have been made to the graphics in the program at all for this release. It is ugly because it is pow- erful, and we haven’t wasted any time or system resources on making it pretty. Rhythm Core Alpha presents you with as many controls as we could cram onto the Nintendo DSi’s two screens, which may overwhelm some, but gives the most power to the user. We consider this a profes- sional music tool, and think that it is a mistake to dumb down programs for the perceived “general audience”. Rhythm Core AlphaTM is the most advanced music program on the Nintendo DSi.

Features:
Drum Grid
ENTERPRISES
• • • • • • Note Grid • 8 tracks • 64 beats • 166 sounds • 7 velocity levels • track mute and solo modes • 8 powerful editing commands: copy, shift, set, clear, random, echo, velocity, and transpose. • automatically detects key and scale, allows changing with +Control Pad or buttons.
12 tracks 64 beats 122 sounds 7 velocity levels track mute and solo modes 7 powerful editing options: copy, shift, set, clear, random, echo, and velocity.
• 24 key/scale (chord) change options using buttons, from 120 possible key/scale combinations.
Solo Mode
• • • • • • Pattern Mode
2D solo grid gives over 6 octaves of notes on screen each note can reach 6 other notes without lifting the Nintendo DSi stylus for more fluid play notes in grid remap to current scale… no wrong notes can be hit! user can override scale selection drums can also be played from the solo screen! Can now be recorded into the note and drum grid!
• • • • • Sound Engine
Allows sequencing of drum & bass loops and key changes! Can be recorded live! Allows multiple loops of beat and key changes for performance flexibility! New easier editing features added! Select pattern step with +Control Pad or buttons!
• • • Language Support • Fully localized in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, including manuals and all in-
Powerful ADSR envelope allows sound customization New powerful multi-waveform vibrato feature! 16 simultaneous sound playback
SoftEggTM presents Rhythm Core AlphaTM on Nintendo DSiWareTM. 500 Nintendo PointsTM. For videos, audio samples, screen shots and support forums, go to http://www.rhythmcorealpha.com

Rhythm Core Alpha for Nintendo DSiWare

January 6, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a quick demo of building a song from scratch using the new version of Rhythm Core Alpha, released in the Nintendo DSiWare Shop for 500 Nintendo Points in Europe, the UK, and Australia on January 21st, 2011.

Rhythm Core Alpha is the most advanced music creation system for the Nintendo DSi, It includes a loop sequencer, a pattern sequencer, and a unique solo mode that let’s you solo along with your sequences. You can even change the key of your sequences using the +Control Pad, or use the buttons to jump to different parts of the song. Not only is it the easiest sequencer on the Nintendo DSi, but it also is a powerful tool for live performance.

The ultimate Beatbox for Nintendo DS

December 29, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Abylight has introduced Music On: Drums – DSiWare for the Nintendo DSI, described as “The definitive beatbox for creating songs and rhythms”.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

With a library of 160 sounds, use your creative skills to assign them to each of the 8 tracks available per pattern, activate or deactivate each of the 16 steps that make up a track using the buttons or the stylus, and combine the 8 patterns to compose up to 64 songs.

If you want to produce a more complex tune, you can customize each step and set the volume, change the frequency and assign a panning.

Like a professional DJ, create and play in real time!

Once you have laid down your patterns, you can use them to create much more complicated rhythms in the Song mode, where you can add them to a sequence of up to 32 parts and change their length, activate/deactivate tracks, add repeats, etc.

Release date: Europe+Australia December 24th, the Americas January 3th. Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points.

【KORG M01】筝曲「春の海」をちょっとカッコよくしてみた。【Nindendo DS】

December 27, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Via tukurukoubou

Short demo of the Synthrotek

December 21, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Synthrotek’s CCM allows you take the beat out of your DS-10 or computer or ipod (really anything that pans) and convert a beat into clock voltage. This allows the user to then connect the clock input into an analog sequencer, or really anything that takes clock voltage. Super rad, now you can perform with your DS-10 and your analog synths/gear.

Nintendo DS concert, live performance

December 17, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Cool video featuring one of my favorite DS games – the Electroplankton, paired with a KORG DS-10

“Performing live “Warm Lake” track for “ALIASING” album made by me on Nintendo DS.
Download the album on http://thesands.ru

Rythm Core Alpha for Nintendo DSi

November 18, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Rhythm Core Alpha is a new music synthesizer & sequencer for the Nintendo DSi.

Rhythm Core Alpha is a fun and powerful music creation system for Nintendo DSi. This video shows how to create your own music quickly and easily, explaining every step of the process. It starts with creation of a simple drum loop in a matter of seconds! Then it adds simple bass and melody parts, and shows how to build an automated chord progression. Finally, simply solo over the top of your backing tracks using the stylus.
Finally, a musical instrument for everyone!
Rhythm Core Alpha comes with 122 drum sounds and 166 instrument sounds from synths to orchestral instruments, allowing you to make many not just electronic trance music and chiptunes, but almost any style of music.
Rhythm Core Alpha is available for 500 Nintendo Points in the Nintendo DSiWare shop.
For more info: http://www.rhythmcorealpha.com

Checking out the KORG M01 for Nintendo DS

September 18, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

KORG M01′ is a palm-sized Music Workstation for Nintendo DS!  You can make a wide variety of music with 8 tracks sequencer and more than 300 sounds including the legendary Korg’s M1 sounds. Anyone can generate musical notes, chords, and drums by Touch control screen without music knowledge.

Nintendo goes KORG M1

August 31, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Having made their own DS-10 instrument, Korg and DS developer AQ Interactive yesterday presented something new for the handheld Nintendo. This time, they’re revisiting one of the all-time greatest hits of digital synthesis, the Korg M1 workstation

‘KORG M01′ is a palm-sized Music Workstation for
Nintendo DS! You can make a wide variety of music with 8 tracks sequencer and more than 300 sounds including the legendary Korg’s M1 sounds. Anyone can generate musical notes, chords, and drums by Touch control screen without music knowledge..

Features are (subject to change / error):

  • 300 original M1 PCM Sounds
  • 8x multi timbral
  • 8 track 16 step sequencer 1 sequence max 64 pattern, max polyphonic sound 12
  • master reverb, delay effect
  • track overview, sound browser, sequence edit, mixer, keyboard. Simple and functional display
  • notes/chords,/drum input mode by touch control
  • data exchange by wireless transmit
  • drag & drop transpose
  • sustained notes

Release Date is set to 31st 12. 2010 over at amazon.co.jp.

Use Nintendo to create and perform live music in-front of an audience

August 19, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Rhythm Core Alpha is a music creation system designed for creating and performing live music in-front of an audience. It contains DRUM GRID for creating drum parts, a NOTE GRID for creating instrument parts, a unique 2D SOLO MODE where the user can play music live with the stylus, and a PATTERN SCREEN for arranging pattern and key/scale changes.

“The great thing about Rhythm Core Alpha is that the music never has to stop. You can be editing one block, while playing another.” says program creator T. B. Trzepacz. “Rhythm Core Alpha detects the key of the music automatically, so you can change the key of the music you sequenced with the +Control Pad or face buttons, like fingering a guitar, while soloing with the stylus using your other hand. Or you can sequence all of the chord changes in the pattern mode and concentrate more on your playing.”

Features:
Drum Grid
• 12 tracks
• 64 beats per track
• 122 sounds
• 7 velocity levels
• Track mute and solo modes.
• 7 powerful editing options: copy, shift, set, clear, random, echo, and velocity.
• Up to 100 drum / note blocks (loops) can be stored.

Note Grid:
• 8 tracks
• 64 beats per track
• 166 sounds
• 7 velocity levels
• Track mute and solo modes.
• 8 powerful editing commands: copy, shift, set, clear, random, echo, velocity, and transpose.
• Automatically detects key and scale, allows remapping using +Control Pad or buttons.
• 24 key/scale (chord) change options using buttons, from 120 possible key/scale combinations.
• Up to 100 drum / note blocks (loops) can be stored.

Solo Mode:
• 2D solo grid gives over 6 octaves of notes on screen.
• Each note can reach 6 other notes without lifting the stylus for more fluid play.
• Notes in grid remap to current scale… no wrong notes can be hit!
• User can override scale selection.
• Drums can also be played from the solo screen!

Pattern Screen:
• Up to 1000 steps can be set.
• Sequences key/scale (chord) and block (drum and note loop) changes.
• Powerful loop-back feature allows looping chord progressions.
• +Control Pad and face buttons can be used to jump to steps in the pattern for flexibility.

SoftEgg™ presents Rhythm Core Alpha™ on DSiWare™. 500 Nintendo Points™. Rated E for Everyone.
Rhythm Core Alpha

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