Noise IO Pro Synth and other Amidio apps

I got it in my head this afternoon to try and make a track in Beatmaker using only apps from Amidio. I started in Noise IO and make some fairly simple synth sounds. I made a guitar track in Star Guitar Pro and a piano track in Star Piano Pro.

I had a lot of fun making a sort of ambient thing in Star Melody. I think that this app is really underrated. Also it hasn’t been updated for a while so I hope it gets the ‘pro’ treatment like the other ‘Star’ apps.

I made the drum tracks in JR Hexatone Pro.

It is an interesting process making all the bits of a track in different applications and all in isolation too, but so far it is working I think. I’ve got as far as starting to pull everything together in Beatmaker and maybe I’ll have it finished by tomorrow, who knows.

Amidio at the app store:
Amidio Inc.

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3 Sega Beatmaker kits from Little-Scale

Little Scale has made up 3 new kits for beatmaker using Sega samples. Get them here.

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Sonorasaurus DJ app for iPhone

Here’s another potential DJ app coming to the iPhone. Details of the app can be found here.

The app hasn’t been submitted to the app store as yet, but I’ll be watching this one.

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Audible Ink

I noticed this on the app store this morning. Looks quite interesting. Here’s the blurb:

This tool is similar to those that professional musicians, like Aphex Twin, use to embed imagery into their music.
Additionally, you can perform image processing algorithms on your photos. Currently supported are edge detection and contrast stretching.

To decode images embedded in music, you will need a spectrogram analyzer, like Spectrogram for the iPhone.

NOTE: Large, bright areas in photos do not encode as well as finer lines do. Use the provided edge detection and contrast stretching utilities to prep your images for encoding.

So I think I might give that one a look.

Audible Ink at the app store:
Audible Ink

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MultiTrack: What’s coming (maybe)

I got a reply from the developer of the amazing MultiTrack 16 track recorder app on what could be in the feature queue. Here’s what he says:

I‘ve been trying to order a list in terms of complexity of implementation.

1. Stereo recording (using line in microphones)
2. Punch in/out (locators)
3. Automation for faders and panning
4. ioLibrary
5. Non destructive editing – trimming/copying/moving with a ‘bin’ system
6. Looping and loop recording
7. Effects
8. Automation for effects

Because of the highly complex caching algorithm needed to support 16 tracks, some effects would be harder than others. Reverb and delay type effects (includes chorus effects) would be more time consuming to implement than an EQ, overdrive/distortion or compression/limiting.

On the top of my list is stereo recording because the UI wouldn’t have to change, you would just be able to arm more than one track if the hardware supports it.

I’ve been trying to think of a simple way to edit the audio data (trimming, copying, and moving) without the clutter that all the other apps have.

Also what would be nice is faster display of waveform data when the zoom level changes or to display ‘blurry’ waveforms until the high resolution waveforms are ready.

A user poll would be a good idea, but I’ll probably wait until MultiTrack gets more popular (fingers crossed!)

If you haven’t tried the app as yet, in my opinion it is really worth it. I hope that it does get more popular as I think it would be a big shame if this app didn’t get developed any further.

MultiTrack at the app store:
MultiTrack - 16 Track Recorder

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