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, One More Muse
Posted in news
on Jan 25, 2011
One More Muse has released Control, a new controller app for iOS that allows you to create custom interfaces.
Control enables users to create their own interfaces for controlling musical, artistic and virtual reality applications. It is built on top of Apple’s WebKit rendering engine and allows users to define their interfaces via JSON files.
- Outputs both Wireless MIDI and Open Sound Control (OSC).
- Reads and outputs data from Accelerometer, Gyro and Compass sensors (on applicable devices) with adjustable update rates.
- Auto-discovery of wireless networks via Bonjour.
- Interfaces can be pushed to the phone via OSC or downloaded from the web.
- Supports both portrait and landscape interface orientations.
- Interfaces work on both iPhones and iPads.
Control is available as a free app for iOS 4.2 or later.
More information: One More Muse / Control
Posted in news
on Jan 12, 2011
Hexler has released version 1.6.3 of TouchOSC, an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad application that lets you send and receive Open Sound Control messages over a Wi-Fi network using the UDP protocol.
You can now use the USB cable and iTunes File Sharing to transfer layouts from/to the device.
In iTunes select your device in the column to the left, switch to the tab labeled “Apps” and below the App management screen you’ll find the File Sharing section with a list of apps that support it, which now also includes TouchOSC.
Changes in TouchOSC v1.6.3
- Support for iTunes File Sharing: Layouts can now be managed via the USB-cable connection using iTunes.
- Basic multi-tasking support.
- Multiple controls with the same custom OSC address now receive the same message.
- ControlPush and ControlToggle now turn on for any received value greater than zero.
- Added z message sending to all controls.
- Fixed a bug where it wasn’t possible to enter a custom editor host address.
- Various minor bug fixes.
- New icon.
TouchOSC for iOS 3.1.3 or later is available to purchase for $4.99 USD.
More information: Hexler
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.
More information: Runxt Life
Multi-platform music production software Renoise was updated to version 2.6.1.
With Renoise you create loops, beats and melodies efficiently step-by-step. It’s a complete, expandable Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with a refreshing twist. Renoise is affordable, yet no corners have been cut in regard to features.
Changes in Renoise v2.6.1
- Autoseek with multiple note columns didn’t always work.
- Renoise saved some 24-bit FLAC files wrong on Linux x64_64 – applies to 64-bit versions only.
- Demo versions nag screen nagged demo version users way to early.
- Mac OS X demo versions did not include the scripting API documentation and MIDI/OSC scripts.
- A few other Lua API related fixes.
Renoise for Linux, Mac, and Windows is available to purchase for 58 EUR (excl. VAT).
More information: Renoise
discoDSP has announced the release of KeyPad, a freeware TouchOSC template.
KeyPad is a Global purpose OSC iPad controller template for TouchOSC and OSCulator.
- 2 octaves keyboard with octave toggle (gray button).
- Sustain button (red).
- Pitch Bend.
- Modulation Fader.
- XY Pad attached to Discovery Filter Cutoff and Resonance.
- 9 button drum-pad with octave toggle.
- Basic chord page with octave toggle.
KeyPad is available as a free download from the discoDSP website.
More information: discoDSP / KeyPad
Anything Honest has released Amos, a reactive MIDI instrument for iPad.
Amos is a reactive MIDI instrument. It sends MIDI notes over a wireless network to almost any desktop host app such as Garage Band, Logic, Pro Tools, Live, etc. Think MIDI wind-chimes crossed with a pinball machine.
In Amos’s physics-simulated room, collisions between objects trigger MIDI notes. Up to three duration discs (half note, quarter note, eighth note) can be grabbed and thrown around the room. There are three 6-octave keyboards that can be configured via the Settings menu. When a disc strikes a keyboard key, it takes on that key‘s note value and emits that value for each collision until a new key is struck. Tilting the device controls the gravity in the room.
Amos is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $2.99 USD.
More information: Anything Honest / Amos
Posted in news
on Nov 07, 2010
Renoise, the multi-platform digital audio workstation software, was updated to version 2.6.
It’s official. We are pleased to announce that Renoise 2.6 is ready for production. Over three months of community driven beta testing has put the software through the ringer. User feedback has resulted in our most innovative release to date. Rock solid stable, as usual.
Changes in Renoise v2.6
- Script everything using a truly open API: Lua is a light-weight programming language, which together with the Renoise API allows you to build add-ons quickly and easily. Lua scripting, introduced as part of the beta cycle in July, has already resulted in a plethora of new tools, as well as native support for the following hardware: AlphaTrack, BCF-2000, BCR-2000, KONTROL49, FaderPort, microKONTROL, nanoKONTROL, Launchpad, Remote SL-MKII, Nocturn, Monome, Ohm64, iPad via TouchOSC.
- Sample Autoseek: Samples have a new setting, “Autoseek”, which will, when enabled, make them behave like a traditional audio channel. You can start playing back the song at any position, and the sample will automatically seek to the current position in the song without having to be triggered.
- Open Sound Control (OSC) Server Support.
- Duplex – MIDI/OSC controller framework.
- DSSI Support on Linux, 64-bit Linux Version.
- Support for CAF, AIFC, SND and AU Files.
- Linux & Mac OSX Performance Tweaks.
- Minor usability and functionality refinements galore!
- The full scoop, here: http://www.renoise.com/about/what-s-new-2-6/
Renoise is available to purchase for Linux, Mac, and Windows, priced at 58 EUR excl. VAT.
More information: Renoise
, Keith McMillen Instruments
Posted in news
on Nov 03, 2010
Keith McMillen Instruments is now shipping the SoftStep, a multi-touch USB foot controller.
SoftStep is an extremely flexible controller allowing you to use it in a variety of ways. You can use it with software on your computer to control effects, looping, sample triggering, etc.. Use it with DAWs to control punch-in, panning, levels, and transport functions. In standalone mode you can use the SoftStep without a computer to control your MIDI synth and/or rack with the SoftStep MIDI Expander (sold separately). In addition to controlling sound, the SoftStep can be used with anything that will accept MIDI or OSC data: lighting effects, video, robotics, pyrotechnics, and more.
- USB-powered – connects to a computer or works standalone with MIDI Expander.
- Ten multi-touch keys control up to 6 unique notes, Continuous Controllers, Program Changes, or OSC.
- Each key picks up pressure, X and Y motion, and rotation.
- Weighs in at just over a pound, making it ultra-portable and airline-friendly.
- Super rugged design made with elastomeric and graphite composite… “and it’s beer-proof!”
- Four-character alphanumeric LED displays and 10 dual-color key LEDs.
SoftStep is available to purchase for $289.95 USD. The optional MIDI Expander is $49.95 USD.
More information: Keith McMillen Instruments / SoftStep