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).
Intermorphic has introduced Mixtikl 5, a generative music application.
Intermorphic Ltd today releases Mixtikl 5 Generative Music Lab, a unique combination of 12 Track Mixer, multiSynth, Live FX and Visualizer with Word display allowing social sharing of “mixtikls”, tweetable interactive generative music mixes that can include 140 characters of text and a range of visualization and display settings. Tweeted or email shared “mixtikls” can be played and enjoyed in the relevant variant of Mixtikl™ or Mixtikl Free. There are versions of Mixtikl for Apple® iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Mac OS® and Microsoft® Windows®.
With Mixtikl 5, Intermorphic™ has also made it much easier to create the ambient, relaxing and high quality generative music mixes that provide the musical backdrop for the mixtikl’s included text, which could be a reflective Haiku, a short poem, a greeting or other message. The mixtikl plays when it is imported to into Mixtikl on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Mac or PC, or the Mixtikl browser plug-in and the recipient can then tap the screen to reveal the message and even play along. The tweeted or email email shared “mixtikls” include everything that is needed for playback, including the short messages, visualizer settings & play along generative music mixes.
None of the power of Mixtikl 4 has been lost, as the music mixes and new tap play instruments can also be totally customised with the powerful and comprehensive arrangement, sound, FX and parameter editors accessible from the Mixer screen in Mixtikl full. Sound designers and generative artists will be able to create completely unique, distinctive, shareable and interactive sonic experiences. With their “fun factor” and total customisability, mixtikls have the potential to become a new art form.
Mixtikl 5 is available for iPad / iPhone / iPod touch, Mac, and Windows (free editions also available).
Sample Magic has announced the release of The Secrets of House Music Production: iPad Edition.
After selling 10,000+ copies of the The Secrets of House Music Production book, Sample Magic is delighted to announce the release of the all-new iPad Edition.
The expanded iPad edition features all of the original content PLUS 340+ audio examples, 60+ interactive walkthroughs, 38 realtime beat-building grids, 3 full pro-track arrangements, a complete effects directory and much more.
Every paragraph from the original book has been ported into one beautiful looking, easy to use App that covers all aspects of making house music – from creating beats to programming basslines, from arrangement to production, mixing and mastering.
The Secrets of House Music Production: iPad Edition features
Every step of every walkthrough offered with interactive audio.
Song arrangements broken down with original tracks included.
A unique new section showcasing what different effects do.
A ‘perfect mix’ table showing how good – and bad – mixes sound.
Beats broken down into their constituent elements and then rebuilt, step by step.
The Secrets of House Music Production: iPad Edition is available to purchase for £19.49 GBP / $27.99 USD. Individual chapters are £4.99 GBP / $6.99 USD each, and a free download with example pages is also available. Those who own the book already can get the iPad Edition at a special price.
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.
Liine has updated Kapture Pad, the controller app that lets you create, control and morph snapshots of your Ableton Live from your iPhone or iPad.
This is it the update we have been working on in the past weeks. Kapture 1.2.0 is the ultimate weapon in your musical tool belt. We revolutionized the controller market with the concept of interactive totall recall in Ableton Live using an iPhone iPad or iPod touch. Now we are proud to introduce Global Morphing synced to the beat. You can now morph between different Global Snapshots in one tap and on the beat – from an almost immediate 1/2 beat time to 64 beats of slowly evolving sound.
We have also optimized the Track Morphing process with a rewrite that enables it to be faster than previous versions. Now racks can go even deeper, with this latest release Audio Effect Racks, MIDI Effect Racks and Instrument Racks get the proper Kapture Pad treatment, nothing will escape the all seeing eye of Kapture Pad. Every parameter, even on the most complex and shady racks, will get Kaptured.
Kapture Pad for iPad & iPhone is available to purchase for $5.99 USD.
An interactive architectural mapping. Fete des Lumieres / Lyon / France / 2010
A mapping by 1024 Architecture, projected on the facade of former Lyrical theater the “Celestins”. The building deformations and figures were controlled by the audience, using a microphone and an audio analysis algorythm.
The official Tenori on iOS app enter the app store the other week but at £12 I was a little hesitant to buy it. After a little thought and a bit of googling I decided it was indeed worth the price.
The cheapest hardware Tenori-On (the TNR-O) is roughly £500 where as the current price of the iPad 2 is £499 (cheapest wifi only model) so considering that both the devices are pretty much exactly the same price (and I already own an iPad) it makes sence to get the iOS version.
Mark Mosher shares some info on the Aalto semi-modular software synth.
Peter Kirn over at Create Digital Music did a post on a new synth by Madrona Labs last month. Even though I wasn’t in the market for a new synth right now I ended up buying this Aalto within an hour or so of downloading the demo so I wanted to pass this along and help promote Madrona’s great work. At $99 this is an incredible value.
You’ve heard the gripes, and heard and seen the somewhat unscientific demos. Now it’s time to examine the over-compression of music with – science! Earl Vickers of STMicroelectronics examines the Loudness Wars in an academic paper, as noted to us by reader photohounds.
Peter at Create Digital Music: Chicago-based hacker and synthesist Matt Heins is working on an open source synth kit. As a co-creator of the MeeBlip open source-synth hardware, I’m biased — I want more open synth hardware! So this is looking like some great company. The instrument is 8-bit, with analog filter circuitry, coded in C.
Muze is an Arduino instrumentalist who creates melodies that evolve over time.
Muze has a palette of notes that it can in-turn interpret and compose into various rhythms and phrases that are strung together to form something musical. The user can then influence these strings of notes and rhythms to create entirely new compositions. Much like you would a tune a radio to get a new song, Muze can be tuned to provide new and different melodies.
In the interest of keeping Muze from becoming another knob laden techno-fest of an instrument, interaction has been limited to just one input.
On Rainlith, the primitive naturally granular sound of a big rainstick gets explored in real-time by cyber-age sound manipulation tools.
It's an interactive piece in witch the movement of the audience's body activates an electric motor, making a reflex movement on the structure that embraces the instrument. The sound of the rainstick is captured and processed in realtime, and sent 24 meters above, filling the empty space of a old industrial cereal container. The reverberated acoustic mix is then received back by the audience in the spot right below the opening of the container.
NeuronDrum is a sample based rhythm composer by Poul Vestergaard.
It has 512 audio samples 32MB. Most of the sounds are made for electronica music. All rhythms is made of a neuron based approach with 8 neurons.
The first neuron works as a kind off metronome. All neuron can send impulses to each other. Every neuron has a threshold value. If the threshold is 3 then it will need 4 impuses to fire the sample, and send impulses to other neurons.
Electronic musician, vocalist, and inventor Tim Exile is back; while the Google Doodle today of an interactive Les Paul inspired lots of people to invest some time fiddling and hacking, in Tim’s case, it inspired a whole song. And, to my knowledge, it’s the first time the homepage of Google got its own ode.
Bluebrain's The National Mall will only work within the physical boundaries of the National Mall park in Washington DC. It is a location-specific album and is not intended for use outside of the designated area. Please follow us on Twitter (@bluebrainmusic) to learn more about when a location-aware album might be coming to a location closer to you. While on the Mall, we recommend you quit other applications from the multi-tasking bar on your phone for best performance. If you are having difficulties, force quit or restart your phone. Make sure to quit the app fully once you leave the area to avoid it draining your battery when it isn't being used.
Urs Heckmann of u-he has announced its new website, which is scheduled to launch this June.
The old website was nice and all, but it was also very old and hard to maintain. It was mostly hand-coded, which bloats once you’ve got more than two product pages to care for. Product pages were spread across several domains. Slowly there would be a lack of corporate identity. Embracing the new u-he logo was a painful act with the old page, so it never happened.
Now we have a real content management system, we have a consolidated website with all products and services in one single spot. Each product has its own page, with condensed information, better presentation, fresh media content and everything.
Also, we’re taking the interactive path with our customer support tool, newsletter via MailChimp, social network services like Twitter and Facebook – hopefully improved service in general…