iPinkBeats price drop

I noticed this a day or two ago and have been meaning to post it, but now the price has come down I thought I’d do it today.

This is the app’s description:

iPinkBeats is a lite music creation environment that allows you to create soothing rhythms. You can save ten beats, mix and match ten kits, and have fun reconstructing included instrumentals. You can even change the background color. Don`t worry about saving files. Just create, have fun, and close the app when your done!

I’m not sure what I think of it and I haven’t tried it as yet. It looks interesting but even for $5.99 it isn’t too cheap.

iPinkBeats at the app store (iTunes link)

Take your iPad to the next level

But not cheap at $225!. Via Matrixsynth.

USB Typewriter

You may have seen this already, but it is a very cool idea. Thanks to Miki for pointing it out to me. Check the site here as well.

And the winner is …

Concretedog with his picture in a stone circle. He’ll be getting a copy of Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking which is a great book on circuit bending and electronic music making.

Thanks to those who sent in pictures I really enjoyed seeing you in odd places making music.

Electrify for iPad promo code give away

Having just put down my thoughts on this app it is time to announce that I have 8 promo codes to give away for this great app. To enter the competition you need to answer this question:

Name 2 of the new features added to Electrify in the last update to the app.

Email your answer to palmsounds.comp@me.com by 6pm GMT tomorrow 17th June.

Please remember that promo codes are only available in the US version of the iTunes store.

Electrify at the app store (iTunes Link)

Impressions of Electrify for the iPad

I’ve been playing with Electrify for a couple of weeks now and the more I play with it the more I get into it. Apart from being a very flexible and tweakable groove box it has an interface that I’ve enjoyed getting into a lot and one that is different from many other sequencers in the iPhone / iPad music category.

As I’ve been using Electrify it strikes me more and more that this would be a great app to use live as it is so versatile. The fact that every step in the sequencer has so many editable parameters gives you enormous control over your sound. Sometimes an application that gives you that much control can end up by presenting you with an interface that is over complex but the interface in Electrify is simple and straightforward and required very little time to get up to speed with.

Since the first few iPad music creation apps arrived on the app store we’ve seen a distinct price differential between iPad and iPhone, but Electrify certainly justifies the $14.99 price tag and keeps getting updates too.

If you haven’t seen this app so far then take a look and seriously consider it as I’ve found it not only great fun to play with but also a very useful addition to my iPad’s music apps where it will stay on page 1 for the foreseeable future.

Electrify at the app store (iTunes Link)

Sound enhancing iPad stand?

Looks like quite a clever little stand, but not sure how much it’ll enhance the sound from your iPad. Via Make.

Synth gets a metronome

Synth from the Retronyms has been updated and now includes a metronome

Synth at the app stpre:

Ototsumugi for iPhone

I always like to see unusual apps at the store and this one really is quite unusual, and FREE!

Ototsumugi at the app store:

Thingamagoop using light

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