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How do you distribute your music online?

Please Play by amyscoop @ Flickr

I was wondering what kind of online services you are using for getting your music heard.

Currently I host some of my music right here and at SoundCloud, but I have not actually promoted the SoundCloud page in any way.

So, what are you using? Let us know here.

And if you would like to share with us why you use some specific services, please do so in the comments below.

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Buzzy Team releases EasyMix v2

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Buzzy Team EasyMix

Buzzy Team has released version 2 of EasyMix, a new music app for iPhone featuring a 3 band equalizer for more real dj multi-touch.

EasyMix is the only mixer or dj application on appstore allowing anybody to mix high quality and professional sounds on iPhone/iPodTouch.

EasyMix v2 features

  • Professional high quality loops (16 bits / 44,1 kHz) from www.LoopMasters.com
  • Real live DJ music
  • Unique synchronization mechanism producing perfect flow in the music
  • Recording mode
  • Songs management per style
  • Flow covers style menu
  • Playback of your songs
  • Multi-Touch volume control for each individual track
  • Fast positioning in your song during playback
  • Random mode to let the application choose and mix loops

EasyMix is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store, priced at $2.99 USD. A free version exist with only one style and live mixing: it will feature monthly updates provided by our partners at Loopmasters, letting you get a taste & mix of some of their fantastic samples.

More information: EasyMix Blog / EasyMix (at iTunes App Store)

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Short links for November 6th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Arduino Piano

# Arduino Piano Squealer Synth

Marc Nostromo developed the Arduino Piano Squealer Synth for the Arduino Pocket Piano, an arduino shield produced by Critters and Guitari.

The engine implements a small monosynth with a few waveforms, a HP/BP/LP continuous resonant filter, decay and a few little own tricks that generate a LOT of aliases, making a great dirty digital synth. Since the Pocket Piano has only 3 potentiometers available for control (the 4th one being hardwired to the volume), I use a “page” system to implement series of 3 parameters to fiddle with. To switch “page”, use the rightmost note of the A.P (NOT the one under the led, the one left to to it). To help you know which page you are at, you can use the led: it will flash a number of time equivalent to the current page you are at.

The source code of the Arduino Piano Squealer synth is available under GPL License V3.

# Flux Twitter Syrah give-away quiz

Flux is giving away some Syrah licenses to three lucky Twitter users:

To celebrate 200+ followers of FluxPlugins since mid May 2009, we are introducing a little Syrah give-away quiz. Fill the form and answer both questions correctly, and you are participating in the give away of one of all in total three Syrah licenses.

Answers need to be in before the end of the day on Monday 9th October.

# Digital Mixtape

Digital Mixtape
Digital Mixtape

Justin Cole writes:

My new design uses a small mp3 player that I disassembled and placed inside a cassette tape adapter for an ipod. This allows for mp3's to be played back through a tapedeck. This has all of the ease and technology of an mp3 player with the retro coolness of a mix tape.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Sample Pack from Portion Control!

Tom Shear writes:

I've got something very special for Waveformless readers today. As you may remember, a couple weeks ago, I featured an interview with electro-industrial music pioneers Portion Control where I hinted that we might have something special coming from the band. So here it is… a 16MB sample pack of loops and one-shots from the band themselves.

Lackluster - Portal EP

# Lackluster: Portal EP

A lovely free album available to download in high quality mp3 and lossless FLAC formats. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License

The Portal EP was supposed to come out on another label in 2008, but the label went bankrupt and closed up shop. In email conversations with Lackluster, I offered to master the EP and do a net release on Cornwarning. So, 4 years after its original intended release, it is finally here.

Covering a variety of tempos and styles, from the beatless epic "Eons" to the mutant techno of "Lubiszewski Beats", "Portal" covers a lot of musical territory. What unifies the work is Lackluster's musicality. For me each track here is deep in emotion, despite their lack of lyric or explicit program.

# JSGB v.0.02: a JavaScript Nintendo GameBoy Emulator and Debugger

Play GameBoy games in your brower. Recommended browser: Chrome/Chromium 4+ Other browsers may be slow or don't work at all!

AIRduino Guitar

# How to build an Air Guitar with Arduino, aka the AIRduino Guitar

The idea here is to build a wearable virtual guitar that is to be controlled with two hands much like playing Air Guitar. It has been created and prototyped during a two weeks project at ChalmersUniversity (Sweden) for a Physical Computing class.

The aim is to get the feeling of playing a real guitar. The AIRduino Guitar is made of one glove and one stick. The glove is used to set the tone and the stick to trigger the sound.

# Digital Sales Up, But is Apple Monopoly the Price? NPD, Mint Data, Editorial Analysis

Peter Kirn writes:

Mint.com, the online financial management tool, has put its numbers together with market researchers NPD Group to analyze music spending. The results: when it comes to consuming recorded music, digital music continues to rise. At the same time, so does Apple’s grip on the music consumption market, a combination that includes proprietary control of a music store, a music player, and the leading mobile device.

Submarine entertainment room

# Is this the ultimate male playroom?

For many men, their house is their castle. For one Canterbury man, his play room is a submarine complete with working periscope.

Wayne Eyre has turned part of his Spencerville property into a wrecked submarine featuring "plutonium-leaking" torpedoes, at a cost of $100,000.

In the rusting interior of the submarine, which appears to have beached on a deserted island, Eyre has all the creature comforts reclining chairs, a three-metre big-screen TV and a top-notch surround-sound system.

# Novation Releases All MIDI Details for Launchpad

Novation’s Launchpad, its affordable (<$200) "grid" controller, may have a big Ableton logo on it. But underneath, it's just a MIDI controller. Bi-colored LEDs, containing a red and green element for red, green, and amber output (amber = red+green), can be triggered using simple MIDI note and control messages. That means, whether you're looking forward to Max for Live or you're sequencing in a tracker or writing Processing sketches, you can use the Launchpad just like any other MIDI controller.

Qeve

# Qeve: Free Live Visual – VJ Software, Built in Pd

From Create Digital Motion:

Qeve is a promising-looking, open-source visual performance tool built in visual patching environment Pure Data (Pd). It was built primarily on Ubuntu Linux but should also run with some adjustment on Mac. (Pd itself runs on Windows, but some of the visual dependencies are not available on that platform. I’d still recommend Linux.)

# SampleRadar: 703 free grime samples

A fresh batch of samples from SampleRadar.

The samples are split into seven self-explanatory categories: Bass, Beats, FX, Guitar, Kits, Synth and Vox. All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use them in your music in any way you like – all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

# Eric Beam Nebula Programs

Eric Beam has recently posted some programs for Acustica Audio’s Nebula: Tube 1500 “instant analog” & MCI Heritage EQ “I like it dirty”

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White Noise Audio Software updates bleep!BOX to v1.1

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bleep!BOX - Sequence

White Noise Audio Software has released version 1.1 of bleep!BOX, an analog synth/drum machine for the iPhone.

White Noise Audio Software asked users of its debut iPhone music app, bleep!BOX, what they most wanted to see in the next update. White Noise heard them loud and clear and delivered upgrades plus a free version so that potential users can try before they buy.

The updated version includes a new sequencing mode that allows users to make songs out of multiple patterns. New transfer and recording modes allow users to save sounds to their computers and share files with friends. Interface additions streamline workflow.

New in bleep!BOX v1.1

  • Song mode – lets you take up to 16 patterns and sequence them however you like. Patterns can also be switched live for some sweet jam sessions.
  • .WAV recording – Now you can directly record your patterns and performances to a.WAV file. Includes slice points for easy trimming. This will make it easy to incorporate your bleep!BOX loops into your desktop applications.
  • Export via built in http server. Download your patches, songs and to your PC or upload new ones to your iPhone, all over Wifi.
  • UI Additions – Added a handy trigger button to the edit page, so you can hear the sound you are editing without having to create a pattern sequence. Also added arrows on all sliders for easy value increment / decrement.
  • Init button – Now it’s even easier to start from a clean slate.

bleep!BOX is available from the iTunes App Store for $9.99 USD. A free bleep!BOX Player version is available to allow users to do everything they can do in bleep!BOX, except for the ability to save.

More information: bleep!BOX

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WaveMachine Labs releases iGOG

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WaveMachine Labs iGOG

WaveMachine Labs has released iGOG, a drum machine app for the Apple iPhone / iPod Touch.

iGOG uses WaveMachine Labs own patent-pending VelAUcity technology to accurately measure how hard the pads are hit and dynamically respond. iGOG’s drum sounds are based on Drumagog — it plays standard Drumagog files, providing up to 384 multisamples per drum. iGOG also features a mic trigger mode which works like Drumagog, allowing you to trigger drum sounds using the iPhone’s built-in mic. Just tap your desk and iGOG turns it into a drumkit.

iGOG for iPhone features

  • VelAUcity – iGOG’s proprietary VelAUcity technology does the unthinkable and turns the iPhone’s screen into touch sensitive drum pads. Play loud, play soft, or play a full-blown crescendo on a crash cymbal, iGOG will capture every nuance of your performance. Just plug in your headphones and start playing. NOTE: VelAUcity is only available on iPhone devices. if you’re using an iPod Touch, VelAUcity is disabled.
  • Multi Samples – iGOG uses Drumagog’s powerful playback engine to create life-like drum sounds. Each drum pad can contain up to several hundred samples, each recorded at various dynamic levels. Tap the snare pad gently and iGOG responds with a softly played snare.
  • Sequencer – iGOG’s sequencer allows you to record midi sequences, which can be played back either within iGOG or exported to your computer. iGOG can also import standard midi files.
  • File Management – iGOG features a Mixdown mode, which creates a .wav file of the sequence you’ve recorded. File Transfer allows you to move files back and forth from iGOG and your computer. iGOG allows you to record drum parts in perfect sync to an mp3 file.
  • Mic Trigger Mode – In this mode, you can play drums simply by striking other objects (a table, your knee, etc.).
  • Multi-Positional Pads – iGOG’s Multi-Positional Pads allow hi-hats and cymbals to shine. Alternate between open hats, closed hats, or even hit a semi-open hi-hat. Play the ride cymbal and work your way from the edge to the bell, iGOG will capture every nuance.
  • Additional Kits – iGOG features a Kit Store which allows you to purchase additional kits.

iGOG is available for purchase from the iTunes App Store for $4.99 USD.

More information: WaveMachine Labs / iGOG

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Elionze FingerBeat for iPhone / iPod Touch

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FingerBeat

Elionze has recently released FingerBeat, a virtual instrument designed for creativity & self-expression inspired by retro synthesizers & samplers.

FingerBeat is a virtual beat-box instrument for the iPhone and iPod Touch that brings beat and loop creation straight from your mind to the tips of your fingers. Included, are cutting-edge sound sets for beat-driven styles (techno, hip-hop, dubstep, etc.) that you can play by tapping straight on the iPhone’ screen. Just keep the rhythm!

FingerBeat features

  • Step Sequencer: Making beats is easy as drawing and tapping boxes to generate unique sequences. Each color is associated to each channel type of pad.
  • Pitch Keyboard + Editor: While recording, the notes you play will immediately appear in the editor. Its easy to make changes and draw free-form to create / delete notes using your finger.
  • Multi-Touch Mixer: FingerBeat is built for user experience and live performance. Mix it in real time.
  • Pocket Sampler + Kit Edit: Record any external sound using the built-in microphone. Load any existing sounds in the library to mix-and-match you own kits.
  • Perform & Sing: Once you have programmed some patterns, connect to headphones and hear yourself sing over your musical creation. Conveniently change patterns with your thumb for live performance.
  • Low latency audio engine.
  • x8 Pads/Channels with Volume, Balance Mixer + Mute functions.
  • x6 Pattern blocks per Kit.
  • x6 Themed Skins + User Photo option using iPhone camera or gallery.
  • x16 Kits “x8 User”.
  • Built in sounds + kit templates.
  • 16bit Sampler using internal microphone.
  • Ability to use microphone with external speaker source (designed for iPhone & iPod Touch 2nd generation. Works on iPod 1st gen but requires microphone).
  • Demo Patterns.

FingerBeat is available for purchase from the iTunes App Store for $3.99 USD.

More information: FingerBeat

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White Noise Audio Software releases bleep!BOX

bleep!BOX - Sequence

White Noise Audio Software has released bleep!BOX, an analog synth/drum machine for the iPhone.

It uses NO SAMPLES – all sounds are generated live, so you tweak to your heart’s content. bleep!BOX is not just a simple toy like so many other iPhone music apps. You can write real music with it!

bleep!BOX features

  • 10 Synth / Drum parts (aka voices).
  • 50+ Parameters.
  • Save patches and presets.
  • Live performance modes.
  • Step sequencing + recording modes.
  • Parameter automation.
  • Realtime processing – NO SAMPLES.

bleep!BOX is available from the iTunes App Store for $9.99 USD.

More information: bleep!BOX

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