Scott Snibbe Studio has released OscilloScoop, a new music app designed by Lukas Girling in collaboration with interactive artist and programmer Scott Snibbe.
Tap, slide, and stretch your fingers over OscilloScoop to create an infinity of electronica, dance, hip hop, and techno tracks. With OscilloScoop you make real musical grooves by simply gliding your fingertips over spinning crowns; then sequence them into a real-time performance with a few taps. As effortless as a toy, OscilloScoop gives you the same tools pro DJs and musicians use to create intricate tracks—but with an intuitive interface inspired by video games and animation. OscilloScoop is an organic, generative way to make music in a process that’s more like dancing than composing: it’s addictive, fun, and original.
OscilloScoop features continuous tone melody; 16- and 32-beat quantizing; low-pass filter; volume control; selection of loopable beats in techno, hip hop, electro, and house; tempo control from 60 to 140 beats per minute; in-app purchase of additional beat sets; preset saves for live performance; and fine-grain editing when you tilt into landscape.
OscilloScoop for iOS is available to purchase for $0.99 USD.
We built the site especially for F5 Motionographer Creative Festival in New York, which we've attended this year to raise awareness of the ways in which bespoke sound and music, crafted with love and care, add depth, emotion and impact to creative projects.
Highly Evolved Sound shows our latest work, as well as a little film we made to show you what we get up to in the Radiumphonic Workshop, the engine room behind everything we do at Radium Audio & Interactive!
Tim Thompson is a software engineer, musician, and installation artist. He was recently mentioned in Roger Linn’s post “Research Project: LinnStrument — A New Musical Instrument Concept” where Roger credits Tim with writing a program that “translates the TouchCo's proprietary USB messages into TUIO messages sent over OSC.”
I met Tim at my recent concert at the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale and he was kind enough to invite me over to see his latest development project, the MultiMultiTouchTouch. This custom solution offers players any number of arbitrarily-shaped multitouch areas with three-dimensional spatial control. Interaction with this space allows users to control and play virtual synthesizers using nothing but a Microsoft Kinect as the controller.
This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for recording enthusiasts and professionals, audio engineers, producers, music composers and arrangers. It's 100% free, no registration required.
Firma 103 has released Runxt Life, a generative music application created for the iOS® platform based on the cellular automaton theory “Conway’s Game of Life” by John Horton Conway.
The ‘game’ is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input from humans. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves.
You can draw single cells or a predefined pattern stamp on a two dimensional grid. This pattern will evolve according to the rules of “Conway’s Game of Life” after you press ‘play’ or ‘step forward’. Five different colors each represent a different sound or channel.
RUNXT LIFE uses the output of the grid, affected by a few parameters, to either generate sounds or send midi notes to your computer with the help of the RUNXT LIFE – OSC to MIDI application. In this application you can configure which color is sent to which midi channel.
Runxt Life is available to purchase for $3.99 USD / 2.99 EUR.
Five12 has announced the release of Numerology 3, a modular sequencer for Mac OS X.
Numerology 3 is a music sequencing and audio plugin environment which uses an innovative approach to electronic music composition based on modular step sequencing. With version 3 Numerology now comes in two flavors: a Standard Edition for anyone that wants an economical step sequencing addition to their studio, and a Pro version with advanced features for users looking to make Numerology a cornerstone of their compositional workflow. Another major addition is an AudioUnit version of Numerology that allows users of supported hosts to add advanced step sequencing to their DAW-based workflow. The Numerology AU is the first Audio Unit plugin to offer sample-accurate MIDI scheduling and built-in latency control.
Other highlights of Numerology 3 include new generative sequencing options, a completely revised user interface, a preset playlist, a humanize function, Audio and MIDI recording for every part, and several new and updated modules. These features expand and complement the capabilities provided by Numerology’s extensive list of sequencing and signal processing modules. With version 3, Numerology’s library of modules now numbers more than 50, not including hosted Audio Units.
Numerology 3 is available to purchase for an introductory price:
Intermorphic has released version 2.3 of Mixtikl, a generative music system for mobile, tweeting, web & desktop.
Intermorphic Ltd today releases Mixtikl 2.3, the next major update to Mixtikl, featuring a new file format that makes it easier to create and tweet beguiling “mixtikls”, a new look UI and in-app store for a range of add-on content “Tiklpaks”.
The Intermorphic founders built upon the vector audio techniques they pioneered back in 2000 & 2001 (at SSEYO) where they found ways to deliver sounds in one SMS. They have continued this work and the new format lets users include custom customsound FX and mixes that reference content (generative music or audio loops) from any of the range of add-on Tiklpaks. The user’s mix can be exported as a URL for shortening by one of the popular URL shortening services and then included in a tweet. When the tweet link is selected on a iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with Mixtikl installed, Mixtikl will load and the mix play. When the tweet is selected on Windows or Mac PC with Mixtikl installed, the Mixtikl browser plugin will play the mix. Being able to tweet a mix means people can easily create, share and enjoy new mixes.
Mixtikl 220.127.116.11 for iPhone / iPad / iPod touch is already available in the Apple App Store. Mixtikl 18.104.22.168 for Mac & Windows desktop comprises a standalone version, VST and AU plugins for music sequencers, and a plugin for web browsers. The Mixtikl browser plugin allows “mixtikls” to be played in a webpage.
Mixtikl Mobile is available to purchase for $2.99 USD, Mixtikl Desktop for Windows and Mac is $29.99 USD and the Mixtikl Bundle (including soundpacks) is available for $34.99 USD.
Hige Five has released Aura Flux, a unique and innovative ambient music creation App for iOS devices.
Create unlimited, generative music by simply connecting nodes together drawing pictures. With a wealth of options available for each node the sound, frequency, pitch can be changed to your needs or set to random to create evolving music.
With 48 individual sounds and a wide variety of features for how each connection reacts with the next, Aura Flux offers limitless possibilities. Choose from one of 4 moods (keys) and adjust the background ambiance to create new music every time you play with Aura Flux. The entire screen also acts as a touch instrument letting you play along melodies with any of the 48 instruments included.
Featuring full save and load, keep your favorite scenes to recall and listen to later or tweak to suit your mood.
Aura Flux features
48 High quality stereo instruments.
14 Stereo background ambience sounds.
4 Seasons (keys).
Unlimited generative music.
Full save and load of scenes.
Multitouch Instrument playback of instruments.
Universal App – one purchase for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad.
Supports multitasking on iOS4 (Not Audio playback).
Volume, Trigger Rate, Pitch, Additional Note, Pulse Speed and Decay settings for each node.
Solo each node.
All in under 8Mb!
Aura Flux is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $1.99 USD.