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Apps for musicians

01-02-2013, 07:59 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Tel-Aviv
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echo piano free today for the first time ever. it's good for quickly creating a midi sequence, without having to wait for Nano/BM2/FL/GB to load up


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01-03-2013, 04:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
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Don't know if it has been mentioned in this thread before, but Novation Launchkey is still free. Don't miss it. Here you have a new jam video of it:

https://itunes.apple.com/app/novation-launchkey/id583375833?mt=8


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01-03-2013, 05:23 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
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Sound Wand MIDI Controller



https://itunes.apple.com/app/sound-wand-midi/id587658542?mt=8

Published three days ago. Now $9.99 -> Free!



Quote:
Create music like no one has ever heard before. SW Midi is an organic, sensitive, motion-based MIDI controller and a truly original concept that's easy and intuitive to play. Experience your favourite synth and sample-based instruments in a brand new way that will have you giddy like the first time all over again

WARNING: This app contains no sounds of its own. You'll need a computer with music software (e.g. Garage Band, Logic, Kontakt, Absynth, Alchemy, etc), or other apps which support CoreMidi input (e.g. NLogSynth).

Sound Wand MIDI reads your movements with the built in gyroscope and accelerometer and translates them into musical actions. It lets you pluck invisible strings in the air while controlling additional parameters with your movements via MIDI CC messages. For example, you can...

✱ Play riffs on a virtual guitar and control the wah pedal at the same time...
✱ Connect it to a pad synth and link to the filter freq/res. It's like painting sounds in the air...
✱ Create tranquil wind-chime-like sounds or intense melodic soundscapes with pianos, glockenspeils, dulcimers, xylophones, gamelans
✱ Connect it to percussion kits for some outrageous beat making


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FEATURES
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✱ Musical Scales
♫ Blues
♫ Oriental
♫ Bebop
♫ Major/Minor
♫ Pentatonics
♫ Chromatic
♫ Spanish Flamenco
♫ Hawaiian
♫ Jazz Modes
♫ Indian Raag
♫ Arpeggios
♫ Special scales that for centuries have been used for specific moods and times of day

✱ Velocity sensitive note control
✱ High performance, low latency, even through Wi-Fi
✱ Fully configurable. Set MIDI channel, note ranges, CC values, motion ranges, left/right-handed orientation and more
✱ EZ Learn for CC configuration, motion setup
✱ CoreMIDI out lets you control other music apps which support MIDI input


Very attractive app. Reminds me a bit on GyroSynth. Tried it with NLogSynth on iPhone 5 (supports 16:9 screens) and it works as expected.


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01-04-2013, 09:31 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Tel-Aviv
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Hey a bit off topic but I am curios.. Is there a video editing app that can have sound pasted into it. I'm looking for something like the feature of GarageBand to export to iMovie but not interested in iMovie since it is soooo bloated

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01-04-2013, 10:49 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
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Sample Lab back on sale for 99c btw

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01-06-2013, 04:27 AM
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01-07-2013, 02:50 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,036
MIDI Studio just got a HUGE update. I actually just used the previous version live yesterday. I assigned some pads to trigger a sound in bs-16i. I played it safe by assigning notes to the pads rather than attempting to use the on-screen keyboard and probably hitting some wrong keys. Then I got home and there was an update to the app.

01-07-2013, 03:42 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,336
Personally I deleted it after updating it. A prime example of how not to implement IAP. Plus all the other pricing shenanigans with the app(s) of course..

Soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/chris1a-1
Audiobombs (presets and templates for iOS synths):
https://www.audiobombs.com/users/ChrisG
01-07-2013, 05:03 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Tel-Aviv
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this is not a DAW, is it? just a midi controller, that does not produce sound?

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Last edited by EfratBarTal; 01-07-2013 at 05:11 PM.
01-07-2013, 06:43 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by EfratBarTal View Post
this is not a DAW, is it? just a midi controller, that does not produce sound?
Just a midi controller, and no sounds correct.

Soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/chris1a-1
Audiobombs (presets and templates for iOS synths):
https://www.audiobombs.com/users/ChrisG