Fingerlab has announced the release of Rockmate, available now on the App Store.
Rockmate turns your iPad into a complete music studio easy and super fun to use. You can compose, record and play songs with up to 4 Rock players on one single iPad. Rockmate is easy to play with smart chords progressions, sounds great with separated guitar effects and in-house produced audio samples and is also fully customizable with multiple drums and keyboard styles.
Rockmate is ready to rock ! Your guitars are always well tuned, no need to carry your drum kit or to patch your keyboard. A smart metronome and a real-time looper will assist you in composing and recording your songs. That you can share by email or in your iTunes sharing folder.
Realistic design and animations.
4 players on one single iPad.
Mixer with level and pan controls.
Realtime Fx (distortion, multiFX, powerchord).
Chords progression customizable.
Create your own chords.
Save your styles (Chords progression, FX, Drum, keyboard style…)
Export: .wav or .aac.
Sharing: iTunes sharing folder and Email.
Rockmate is available to purchase for the introductory price of $0.99 USD until December 21, 2011 (regular $3.99 USD).
Loopseque Kids is created by Casual Underground lab, with love to all young musicians. This is the first step into magical world of music and adventures.
With LoopsequeKids you don’t need a beat high-score or reach 10000 level in 5 seconds. You meet only peaceful locations and gentle sounds created for inspiration and fun.
The kid gradually learns the basics of the rhythm, and can appreciate the true value and beauty of the symmetry of music patterns on both audio-visual and tactile levels.
You will be surprised by your kid’s immersion into the world of wonderful colors, fairytale rhythms, and his own musical patterns.
LoopsequeKids is a musical constructor for the smallest composers. Any kid may realize his first musical ideas in a kind world, full of the magic sounds – alone or with other kids.
Casual Underground lab specializes on research & development in interactive performance area, combining entertaining conceptions with high requirements to usability, advanced technical solutions and wide social integration.
Loopseque Kids for iOS is available to purchase for $0.99 USD.
Fingerlab has announced the release of DM1, an advanced vintage Drum Machine app for iPad.
DM1 is an advanced drum machine exclusively designed and developed for the iPad, powerful, elegant and very easy to use.
It will appeal to musicians with its special selection of “vintage” drum kits and its smart features for sound editing and song writing. It will equally appeal to music fans with its fast, intuitive and “fun” approach to beat making.
Graphic design by Jonas Eriksson.
Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun.
24 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios.
Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, and custom drum kit per channel.
Extra fast drum kit loading.
Playable pattern selection for extra creativity.
9 Big Drum pads, quantized recording and MPC-like Repeat touch-stripe.
Step Sequencer with multi-touch matrix.
Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX.
Mode song with intuitive editing.
DM1 for iPad is available to purchase for the introductory price of $1.99 USD for a limited time (regular $7.99 USD).
Jörg Piringer has released RealBeat, a sampler software that enables you to record sounds, cut and loop them and create rhythms out of them.
RealBeat for Mac is not a fully fledged sequencer or sound software it rather offers simple and fast access to sampling and manipulating recorded sounds live or at home. Don’t expect a feature-laden software but lots of fun with your own samples & sounds.
Sampler (record sounds easily).
Text to Speech (let your computer speak for you).
Looping of sounds.
Modify the sound (pitch, reverse, distortion, reverb, …).
Sequencer (make rhythms).
Semi-automatic rhythm creation.
Patterns (modify the rhythm easily).
Works with internal microphone (or line-in) and external sound interfaces.
RealBeat for Mac is available to purchase for $5.99 USD / 4.99 EUR.
YouTube user FunToTheHead turned a bunch of floppy drives into a musical instrument.
Test run of my (d)iskette (O)rgan doing Toccata & Fugue.
People have made floppy drives sing before, but this is my personal take on it.
Features two 3 1/2″ drives and two 5 1/4″ drives connected to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller. It interfaces to any MIDI source via MIDI over USB. Straight MIDI would also be possible with an additional small circuit and some minor firmware changes. This initial version can respond to all 128 MIDI notes, and pitch bends +/- 2 semitones.
The Loop Loft has announced that its Flutes of Fire sample pack is now available for $0.95 USD from $9 999.95 USD.
What was once “the most expensive loop collection in the world” can now be yours for only 95 cents. And with the additional 30% off “holiday” discount code, they become a mere 67 cents! After paying for transaction fees, we actually lose money on this deal.
You can’t put a price on true artistry, but how often have you had a chance to own the work of a living legend for under a buck?