Tuesday, May 21, 2019

RealBeat for sampling your life!

Posted by Mikers On August - 30 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Independent developer Joerg Piringer launches RealBeat 1.0, his new music creation app for iPhone & iPad. Featuring an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, RealBeat is a sampler app that enables anyone to record sounds, cut and loop and create rhythms out of them. It offers simple and fast access to sampling and manipulating recorded sounds live or at home. It also features an easy way to let the iPhone or iPad speak and use it as a source material for loops and beats. Check out the video below for a great introduction to this app!

 Record your voice, your fridge, your neighbour’s dog or let your iPhone or iPad speak and make rhythms out of the sounds immediately.

RealBeat concentrates on simplicity and fast results. No steep learning curve or cluttered screens! Get creative in an instant!

RealBeat is a sampler that enables you to record sounds and create rhythms out of them. It also features an easy way to let your device speak and use the sound as a source material for rhythms and loops.

* Sampler (record sounds easily)

* Text to Speech (let your device speak for you)

* Modify the sound (pitch, reverse, distortion, reverb, …)

* Sequencer (make rhythms)

* Patterns (modify the rhythm easily)

* Live effects (manipulate in realtime)

* Mixer

* Export sounds to other apps via Audio Copy

* Export sounds to your computer via iTunes

* Works with internal microphone

RealBeat offers simple and fast access to sampling and manipulating recorded sounds live or at home. Expect lots of fun with your own samples & sounds.

IMPORTANT: to sample sounds on an older iPod touch you need a microphone like a headset with a microphone.

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Donut ..(Mmmm)

Posted by Mikers On August - 22 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Odd name for a music app (I’m amazed it wasn’t used 5 seconds after the App Store launched!), and an even odder user interface. Check out the video below.

Donut lets you record loops in two dimensions.

You can use it like a phrase looper, by recording horizontally while using the step controls to step through vertical recording position. You can use it as a realtime processor by using ThruRecord mode. You can record and playback at completely differently speeds. You can even record backwards! You can record and playback diagonally across the Donut™ surface, creating glitchy staccato sounds. You can record and playback with multiple heads, recording or playing multiple positions at once. You can spread the heads vertically to access different portions of the Donut™, or you can spread them horizontally to create an echo effect.

A detailed explanation of how the app works is available here: http://thestrangeagency.com/circles-within-circles/

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SampleTank for iOS inbound

Posted by Mikers On August - 2 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

SampleTank® for iOS is the mobile version of IK’s SampleTank for Mac and PC, the leading virtual sound workstation for the studio, now available for your favorite iOS mobile device and designed for live performance. It is a 4-part multi-timbral instrument with a sound set of over 1 GB of samples for over 500 acoustic, electric and electronic instruments (including a selection of the best workstation sounds from SampleTank, orchestral sounds from Miroslav Philharmonik and synths sounds from SampleMoog) plus a selection of over 1,000 melodic and rhythmic patterns that span every musical genre. SampleTank for iOS brings the power of the most popular computer sound module – which has appeared in thousands of award winning records from world-class artists – to your iOS device

SampleTank includes 20 studio quality insert effects that can be applied to each individual instrument (up to 4 insert effects per part). These effects continue in the IK tradition started by T-RackS and AmpliTube by providing the best models of classic and modern analog and digital outboard gear: AM Modulation, Auto Pan, Channel Strip, Chorus, Compressor, Crusher, Filter, Flanger, FM Modulation, Guitar Amp, Lo-Fi, Multi Chorus, Overdrive, Parametric EQ, Phaser, Phonograph, Rotary Speaker, Slicer, Tremolo and Wah Wah. SampleTank also includes a master send effect for applying reverb or delay (or both!) to all of your instruments. Choose from Delay, Reverb, Reverb Delay and Spring Reverb.

For a full rundown on the features – http://www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmidi/moreinfo/sampletank.php


Posted by Mikers On July - 12 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Is that a cat’s meow, a vocodered scream or an out of control robot? What kind of strange sounds could you make with 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. Whether you need something extra for your next experimental concert, or you just like to have fun making weird noises, Monnix has something to offer you.

Get the latest on this app – http://chrisjeffs.com/monnix/

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Posted by Mikers On July - 3 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

From the creators of the award-winning iOS app MorphWiz comes SampleWiz!

Capture your sonic universe!
Listen… Record… Create…

Jordan says: In creating this instrument I wanted to create something that would appeal to the sonic explorer in all of us. Creating a sampler for iOS devices has allowed us to push the boundaries of traditional sampling instruments. From playing a selection of my signature sounds on the SampleWiz keyboard (JR lead anyone?) to getting up close and personal with sounds by playing directly on the waveform screen, our mission was to blow your mind, put a smile on your face, and expand your creativity. In creating SampleWiz, we have created partnerships with leading sound developers in addition to my personally selected onboard presets.

“Inspiring! Just when you thought nothing could be new in the world of sampling, along comes SampleWiz to fire up the neurons of our creativity in new ways. I love the the new realtime interactive noises I can get by ‘touching the sound’…the crazy and unique stuff you can do with it is really expressive and fresh!” – Eric Persing, Founder of Spectrasonics

“SampleWiz gets you playing instantly, and if you like to sample, there’s no quicker or more fun way to go from recording to playing your own samples. Amazing controls, easy to understand yet deep enough to let you create musical voices! And it comes with a library of great sounds from Jordan Rudess. SampleWiz is a wiz if ever there was!” – David Mash, VP of Technology and Education, Berklee College of Music

We have poured our hearts and minds into this and driven our families, bandmates, and friends insane by sampling everything that moves. I hope you enjoy this very expressive and wild music app creation!

*Choose from three different sampling modes: classic, granular, and modern.
*Classic – the traditional method of sampling where the sound will speed up and slow down as you go higher or lower than the recorded pitch.
*Granular – Wizdom Music’s own take on a granular synthesis engine. Adjust grain size and speed while the entire range of notes maintain the same speed.
*Modern – explore new sampling possibilities using Dirac technology to allow formants and time to be adjusted automatically over a device-selected range.
*Up to 10 seconds per sample.
*Jordan Rudess presets from his private collection.
*Resample anything that you play on the playing surface to create all new samples derived from your existing presets!
*Three playing surface modes allow you to play on the keyboard, wave-edit screen, and the ADSR window.
*Wizdom Music’s Advanced Pitch Rounding for initial attack as well as after a slide.
*Every note you play is an independent event allowing powerful, expressive control of pitch and amplitude.
*Finger vibrato effect allows you to achieve vibrato even when pitch lock is activated!
*Unique visuals for each sampling mode. A glow tracks your fingers and respond to the amount of amplitude of every note you play.
*Choose from many different scales and customize your own.
*Play your samples forward or reverse!
*Looping options include standard looping as well as back-and-forth looping.
*Allows trimming of samples.
*Unique visualization of the amplitude envelope on the ADSR page.
*FX include delay with a choice of tap-tempo, BPM, and seconds control over the rate.
*Have two keyboards on the screen, each with its own range and scale!
*Unique hold mode where every held note can be in a different synthesis mode!
*Share your presets with friends by mailing them as SampleWiz files or standard audio files.
*Play directly on the waveform and hear the audio that is right under your finger. Slide each finger separately in any direction to change pitch and position in the sample.
*MAPI AudioCopy/AudioPaste allows sharing of audio with top audio apps.
*Load your own audio files with iTunes file sharing.
*Onboard help screens explain every parameter. Touch the question mark to activate.

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samplerSequencer HD

Posted by Mikers On April - 18 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

SamplerSequencer turns your device into a sampler sequencer for professional musicians and composers.
Just record a single sound / voice / special effect “LA notes,” using the samplerSequencer audio recording feature (using the internal microphone of the device) or import the sound into the device through synchronization (using the iTunes software for Mac or PC) or using copy / paste using the technology “iTunes File Sharing” and samplerSequencer will create for you the whole scale of sounds and assign them to the virtual keyboard (n octaves) of samplerSequencer, at which point you can record an audio track using the sequencer recording feature of samplerSequencer (the sequencer record for you every note played by you).
SamplerSequencer operates with seven independent sound tracks, each with its own sampled sound (assignable to a track).
You can then record a track at a time (using the virtual keyboard or by writing different notes by hand) and then listen all the tracks together using the sequencer play feature.

The sampleSequencer “all tracks view” and “selected track view”, the ability to manually enter a note or put it through the virtual keyboard, the ability to delete unwanted notes through the hash function, to touch a note and change its position, length and the type of the note (note shift), the possibility of including sequencer events such as pitch bending and many other features make samplerSequencer a professional sequencer like the most popular sequencers for Mac or PC.

The software is able to read the common audio files (WAV, MP3, CAF, etc. …) so you can create your own sound (you only need one audio file) using standard wave editor for Mac or PC and samplerSequencer will create automatically for you the musical instrument.
You can also import a song from the iTunes library on the device and by controlling “SAMPLE START POSITION” you can select a sound by extracting it from the same song: samplerSequencer will automatically create the complete musical instrument for you.
You can import a song from iTunes and assign it to a track, and using the other tracks you can play your track over the imported song… the sequencer will play the song combined with your sound tracks.

With samplerSequencer you will have in your pocket the smallest sampler and sequencer that exists!

– Import any sound and samplerSequencer generates for you the entire scale of sounds (n octaves)
– Storing infinite sound samples using the archive of sound (“Samples Archive”) of samplerSequencer
– Virtual Keyboard
– Control for increase / decrease the keyboard octave (usable in real time)
– “Bending control” to change the sound in real time
– “Sample Start Position” control:
you can remove the initial part of a sample (ex. silence) by specifying the start time instant of the sample (CUT FEATURE)
– “Sustain Pedal” control
– Multi keyboard voices (64 entries)
– Default “GRAND PIANO”sample
– Possibility of “registration” of musical patterns during live performances:
enabling the recording, samplerSequencer record to an audio file the music played with the keyboard by the user (pressing a key on the keyboard to play, after registration, your live performance)
– sequencer with 7 independent tracks (you can assign to each track a different sampled sound)
– MUTE function to turn off unwanted tracks (PLAY MUTE feature)
– Independent VOLUME for each track (SEQUENCER MIXER)
– View “all-track view “: it will display all the tracks simultaneously
– View “PIANO ROLL”: it will display the notes for the selected track
– Function touches a note and change its parameters of position, duration, and type of the note
– Function touch / drag to remove one or more notes
– Function touch / drag to remove unwanted events (pitch bending etc…)
– Metronome
– Beat control for the sequencer (it can be disabled)
– “samplerSequencer internal archive” to collect all the user-sampled sounds (infinite sound presets)
– Infinite number of projects can be saved into the “projects archive” of samplerSequencer

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Posted by Mikers On March - 5 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Really not much we could find out about this app, except it’s been made somewhere in France! The developer hasn’t offer anything but the following description –

iDousyn is a monophonic synthesizer which includes a voice recorder and a drum to complement the musical experience with a simple graphical interface for all general public.



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djSampler HD

Posted by Mikers On March - 3 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

We don’t tend to feature DJ apps, but felt this one was well worth looking at.

“djSampler HD” turns your device into a sampler for professional composers, musicians and DJs. Just record a single sound / voice / special effect “LA notes,” using the djSampler HD recording button (to record a sound, the software uses the internal microphone of the device) or import the sound into the device through synchronization (using the iTunes software for Mac or PC) or using copy / paste using the technology “iTunes File Sharing”.
After importing the single sound, djSampler HD will create for you the whole scale of sounds and assign them to the 8 octaves djSampler HD keyboard; at which point you can play your instrument live or entertain your friends with a scale of special effects.
The software is able to read the common audio files (WAV, MP3, CAF, etc. …) so you can create your own sound (you only need one audio file) using standard wave editor for Mac or PC, djSampler HD will create automatically your musical instrument.
You can also import a song from the iTunes library to the device and by controlling “SAMPLE START POSITION” You can select a sound by extracting it from the song you have imported: djSampler HD will automatically create the complete musical instrument for You.

With djSampler HD you can record or manually create the sound you want and you can transform your device into any musical instrument you want !

– Import a sound and djSampler HD will automatic generate the instruments (8 octaves)
– Storing infinite sounds using the archive of sound “Samples Archive” of djSampler HD
– Double keyboard to play live (24 + 24 keys)
– Control for increase / decrease the keyboard octave (usable in real time, independent for each keyboard)
– “Bending” control to change the sound in real time
– “Sample Start Position” control:
you can remove the initial part of a sample (for example the silence) by specifying the start time instant of the sample (CUT FEATURE)
– “Sustain Pedal” control
– Multi voices keyboard (up to 96 voices)
– Default “GRAND PIANO” sample
– “Recording” possibility for musical patterns during live performances:
starting the recording, djSampler HD records an audio file containing the music played with the keyboard (press a keyboard key, after recording, to listen your live performance)

Further details on this, and the other music-related apps by NGCYBIT Robotics are available here – http://www.ngcybit.it/iTunesApp/djsampler/

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BeatMaker 2 lands!

Posted by Mikers On February - 6 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

One of our all-time favourite music apps has a brand new version, and it looks amazing! We’ll let them give you the details –

BeatMaker™ 2 : the most advanced mobile music workstation.
Combining music production tools that made the success of countless artists, BeatMaker 2 brings a powerful and easy-to-use composition interface for amateurs and professionals alike.

Build your own virtual home-studio creating multiple instruments, connecting them to a full-range of audio effects. Compose, record, arrange and transform your ideas into complete songs, ready to be shared with others.

Import your own sounds or use the included sound library: more than 170 high-quality instruments and drum presets from synthesizers to realistic orchestral sounds.
You can even import songs from your iPod library!

– Create multiple instruments with Drum Machine or Keyboard interface
– 10 effect units to choose from: Reverb, Compressor, Filter, Delay, EQ, Flanger, Chorus, AutoPan, BitCrusher, Overdrive.
– 3 effect slots for each instruments, unlimited global effects racks
– Customizable Cross Controller for all effects, to manipulate multiple parameters at once

– Up to 128 trigger pads: 16 pads over 8 different banks
– Chop Lab: Slice audio loops to automatically create new sound presets
– Control sound parameters on individual pad: volume, pan, mute, output bus, semitone, fine tune, reverse and autoscaling
– Low/high pass filter per pad with cutoff and resonance control
– Choose between various pad trigger modes: one-shot, hold & loop
– Customizable envelope (ADSR) control for each pad
– Exclusive groups and polyphony management
– “Live” modes: trigger, mute, reverse, velocity and tune spreading.

– 128 keys keyboard with pitch wheel with double keyboard mode, note display and zoom controls
– Easily create your own instruments from any sample combination with the keygroup editor
– Volume and filter ADSR envelopes
– Low/high pass filter with cutoff, resonance and key tracking
– 2 LFOs with customizable amplitude, offset and rate (synchronizable), controlling volume, pitch and filter parameters
– Polyphony control, with up to 32 voices per keyboard sampler
– Legato play mode with customizable glide
– Keygroup controls: volume, pan, semitones, fine-tune, reverse and one-shot, hold, hold & loop trigger modes

– Create unlimited instrument and FX tracks
– Automations: Record, edit and replay instrument and effect parameters
– Record, draw, arrange and resize patterns along the timeline to build your song
– Compose and modify patterns with a piano-roll interface. Edit notes, parameters, and automations.
– Instrument and effect recording options: Quantize, take or partial undo, pre-roll, Overdub, note erasing.

– Full-fledged wave editor with intuitive pinch and selection for manipulating samples
– Basic edition tools: trim, cut, copy, paste, with 8 levels undo/redo
– High quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithms
– Audio tools: normalize, silence, reverse, fade in and out, cross-fade
– Record new samples from device microphone or plugged instrument
– Loop points and tempo/signature editor

– Realistic multi-track mixer with level meters
– Edit volume, pan, solo, mute and bus routing features for individual tracks

– 68 Drum Machine presets from all genres
– 111 Keyboard Sampler presets, from synthesizers to realistic orchestral instruments.

– Export your songs to Audio or MIDI files
– Transfer and manage your files from your computer using the integrated FTP server
– Import any songs from your iPod library to create new remixes
– Upload your songs directly to your SoundCloud account
– Share audio content with more than 20 other music applications using the iOS pasteboard
– Supports BeatMaker 1 kits and projects
– Fully supports Retina display
– Native iPad version coming soon as a free update

– WEBSITE: intua.net
– TWITTER: twitter.com/intua
– FORUMS: intua.net/forums

Head to the app’s homepage – http://www.intua.net/products/beatmaker2

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Posted by Mikers On January - 21 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Ricepad is a modular environment for portable live music.

Play, Remix, Filter, Loop, Sample, Resample and Create Sound Sequences

With Ricepad you create music by arranging objects called modules in a single chain. You start from existing sounds, freely available from the constantly updating library, importable from your computer (Mac/PC/Linux/…) or pastable from the clipboard of compatible apps, or you can use the mic line(*). Then the combination of modules you compose, divided between audio sources and effects, will manipulate the sound in an unexpectedly great number or ways.

Check out the main features.

– single chain of modules (audio sources or effects) connected in series
– 16 bit, 44100Hz quality
– very low latency
– built-in library of loops and sample kits
– constantly updating sound packs, downloadable for free
– optional temporal quantization of most interactions per module
– recoverable sessions (save and open functions)
– import/export functions for personal audio files and sessions

Get the full details here – http://www.ricecode.com/

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