SoundGrid update

I don’t normally post on general app updates anymore, but this upgrade for SoundGrid has lots of good stuff in it too so I thought I’d make an exception.

Redesigned UI and visual effects
To keep UI simple, elegant and attractive for novice users. If you have difficulties placing notes on the grid now you can enable assistance lines to make life easier.

Song Mode
Few people use all eight available patterns because it may be hard to switch them while playing. In Song Mode filled patterns will be automatically activated one after another enabling you to create longer compositions easily. Also now you can touch pattern button twice to switch pattern for all layers at once; or to switch pattern and start from its beginning in song mode.

Switchable musical scales
There are only 16 rows (notes) on the grid and much more keys on piano keyboard. And now you can select set of tones you want to be available on the grid.

Now you can record audio files while playing. Then either easily upload tracks directly to SoundCloud or send by email as is or as ringtone

More and more Sound Banks
Additional sound banks now installable from external servers. Either my official server or your own.

Ratings for shared grids
Many new grids become shared everyday. Now you can rate them and best ones will deservedly be always on top when sorting by rating. New shared grids since last update now marked too.

Other fixes and improvements
Many bugs were fixed and many things made better. One of them is improved (means reduced) latency and UI reaction.

You’ve gotta admit that’s a lot of stuff to go in an update.

SoundGrid at the app store:

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FastBasic forum

For those who are interested, there’s now a forum for fastbasic, the Palm OS language that come out a little while ago.

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DS-10 + Demo videos (via Matrixsynth)

Via Matrixsynth.

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BugLabs shipping to Europe

At last, BugLabs will be shipping to the UK. What will you do with yours?

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Win an Indamixx netbook via CDM

Check out this contest at CDM where you could win a new Indamixx netbook by just making a great track using Renoise.

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5 days left for Star6 contest

The Star6 contest has only 5 days to go. More on how to enter here.

Check out Star6 at the app store:

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More thoughts on MultiTrack

I been using MultiTrack the 16 track recorder for the iPhone for a couple of days now, and I am really impressed. The interface for this app is so obvious that you don’t need any kind of manual or tutorial at all to use it. So far it is a very simple recording app, but it does have a few features that I’m really impressed with.

  • Download individual tracks or whole stereo mix: You can download any of the 16 recorded tracks over wifi and then do whatever you want with them, or take a whole stereo mix from the app.
  • Upload wave files to any sequential tracks in a song. This gives me the ability to make a track in another app, say Bhajis Loops for instance, and then upload it to the 16 track to add vocals, instruments or whatever with 14 tracks left to play with. Now that’s worth having.

Of course, I’d like to see some more features in this app. Here’s my current wishlist:

  • Mix automation
  • FX buses with some simple effects like reverb / chorus / delay
  • Metronome
  • Time display in tracks
  • Overall song length indicator

Nothing fancy I think, but so far this is a brilliant multitrack recorder for the iPhone.

Just thought I’d add one more thought, if it could use ioLibrary too so I could bring stuff in straight away that would be even better!

MultiTrack at the app store:
MultiTrack - 16 Track Recorder

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