1 comment on “Make a little Moog”

Make a little Moog

You can have a great analogue synth in your pocket, and now you make a great little paper cut out Moog to go along with it, via Matrixsynth.

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Some background to Amidio

The Amidio blog has interesting information on where Amidio came from and also the fact that Apple won’t publish their ‘Hot Dancer’ game, I wonder why? Anyway, here’s what they say:

26-Mar-2009 | Thought about Amidio, Noise.io, Star Guitar
I think first I should tell about who we are and why we engaged into developing of iPhone apps.

Amidio was founded as collaboration of gadget and music enthusiasts in 2005. Our first projects included custom robots, limited-quantity gadgets and VST synths.

It’s quite interesting that for some time, we’ve been developing a VST synth very similar to Sonic Charge’s SynPlant 🙂 We never finished it, as we decided to switch to the iPhone development in March 2008.

It took us about 7 months to create Noise.io Pro. Some of us at that time had another full-time day job so we had to work at nights.

We released Noise.io Pro at the end of October 2008 and we were the first company to introduce an app of such quality and complexity. Noise.io Pro is still unrivaled in terms of sound quality, features and sales volumes.

After Noise.io Pro, we decided to try creating a game, “Hot Dancer”. The game is finished, but Apple refuses to publish it 🙂 I’ll cover that in one of the next blog posts.

When Hot Dancer was finished, we started to think about creating a guitar app.

Personally I never understood why people tried to insert and emulate guitar strings (!) in the interface. The iPhone doesn’t detect the power or the pressure amount of the screen taps so that’s evidently useless, if we want to achieve good sound.

Strumming on-screen strings can be fun for like 10 seconds, but then even inexperienced user inevitably comes to the opinion that the sounds suck 🙂

Real guitard sound so nice because every string sounds different every time it is strummed/picked.

So we carried out R&D and came up with completely new “SampleMagic” engine which allowed quite realistic sounding, while keeping sample sizes to a reasonable 10mb per guitar.

We also introduced “SmartStrumming” technology. It’s simply a virtual “hand”. When you tap the chord manually, the app tries to detect, where your hand is now – above or below the strings – thus deciding the direction of the strum and modifying the sound.

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1 comment on “Moonbuz on Star Melody”

Moonbuz on Star Melody

Moonbuzz has a few thoughts about the new app from Amidio. I’ll be interested to see what the Moonbuzz has to say.

Star Melody at the app store:
Star Melody

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1 comment on “New app from Amidio: Star Melody”

New app from Amidio: Star Melody

Those guys at Amidio have put out another in their ‘star’ series of apps. Star Melody is described as taking the idea behind bloom and taking it to the limit. This looks like a great app, but I’ll have to try it out a bit before I can say for sure. More soon.

Star Melody at the app store:
Star Melody

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3 comments on “Looptastic Record function”

Looptastic Record function

This morning I tried out the new record function on Looptastic. I have to say I was impressed. You can start messing about with a mix and then if you like what you’ve done all you have to do is press the record button and give the mix a name.

Everything you’ve done including filter controls is recorded from the moment you started the mix. The playback is excellent too.

0 comments on “Pianofly is on the way”

Pianofly is on the way

The latest news from miniMusic is their new Pianofly app is on the way soon, and it is good. What’s more, miniMusic have more in the pipeline.

I’m hoping we’ll see something like NotePad for the iPhone. There’s a real gap for notation apps on the iPhone and NotePad is a superb application.

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2 comments on “Screenshots from the latest version of Digidrummer”

Screenshots from the latest version of Digidrummer

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1 comment on “More Sunvox news”

More Sunvox news

If you were wondering about Sunvox coming to the iPhone, here’s some news from NightRadio:

Now i think, that 50% of SunVox porting done approximately. At least GUI works fine on my iphone 🙂 Next steps are the sound, simple web-server for files exchange and some more interface optimization.

All sounding good to me.

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Gary Go at the Apple Store

Following my last post on the this artist playing using only iPhone apps, I got informed by the developer of Ellatron that Gary had played at the Apple store and used Ellatron in the performance.

This seems to be becoming a bit more common now doesn’t it.

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I was working on a track in Sunvox this morning. I am constantly amazed at how flexible and powerful the app is. Today I was using the song editor or whatever it is properly called. Once you get into it the process for putting together a song is really simple.

I do hope that Sunvox makes it tithe iPhone as I think it is going to appeal to a lot of people who wouldn’t have had access to it before.

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