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BeatPhone – beatbox for the iPhone

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BeatPhone for iPhone

I·lusió has released v0.25 of BeatPhone, a beatbox application for the iPhone.

BeatPhone lets you tap beats and manipulate samples on a beatbox-like interface for the iPhone.

BeatPhone v0.25 features

  • 9 one-shot pads
  • 6 loop-pads
  • Samples in “any” format : WAV, AIFF, …
  • Output at 44.1kHz, 16-bits
  • Up to 256 samples polyphony

You can use your own samples to create drum kits. The next version will feature strudder pads (stop previous playback and start again), metronome, BPM detection on “tap”, loop stretching, recording samples and live mixes, a landscape sequencer, and a tactile effect box.

Check I·lusió for more information, and a link to download the latest version of BeatPhone.

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More human beatboxen: “concert sauvage dans le metro!”

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Boing Boing is following up on an earlier post, Amazing human beatbox guy on French “American Idol”, with more human beatbox goodness.

Boing Boing links to this video (by Naturally 7)

Concert Sauvage dans le metro (Naturally 7)
Concert Sauvage dans le metro (Naturally 7)

… a soulful, subterranean performance of “In the Air Tonight” (DMX or Phil Collins, take your pick) by a bunch of very talented guys on what I believe is the Paris metro. A few of them sing in harmony, and others are doing vocalized “human beatbox” percussion

Check the whole Boing Boing post as there are a bunch of great links in the reader comments.

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Super Mario Brothers Theme Song – Homemade Versions

Super Mario Brothers screenshot

FanTent has compiled a list of Homemade versions of the Super Mario Brothers Theme Song.

You can see Beatboxing Flute, Balalaika and Hand Farting versions of the popular Nintendo game theme song.

Check the comments at FanTent for more links.

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Human beatbox favorites

Beatboxing seems to have grown in popularity due to things like YouTube, people like Alex Tew (not just mr. Million Dollar Homepage, but also founder of Humanbeatbox.com), and sites like digg.com where cool video are “dug” into popularity every day.

Here are some of my personal favorites I’ve seen so far:

Kenny Muhammad
Beardy Man
Kid Beyond

Kenny Muhammad, the “Human Ochestra” is one of beatboxing’s greatest. He even worked with the New York Symphony Orchestra. This video is pretty awesome. Wind, his version of Kraftwerk‘s Nummern (Numbers), has become a favourite beatbox routine for other people to show their skills.

Roxorloops, (Belgian and Vice World Champion) also knows how to do Nummern. I love the way he does echos and time stretching!

Rahzel is another one of the most famous beatboxers in the world. I particularly like this little MTV clip.

Then there’s Beardy Man. He is absolutely amazing (and nutty?) and can do a lot more than straightforward beatboxing. I love the way he scratches and his reverse technique is simply mindblowing. Check the Tim Shaw audio on his website.
He also has great cooking skills!

Kid Beyond records his beats and sounds on his Ableton Live setup. Check him on YouTube.

Reggie does the same kind of thing on some sampling gear and creates a song layering one part over the other. Reggie Watts: Out Of Control is just brilliant.

Alright, some of my favorites. You have any to share?

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