This app is already available in iPhone flavour but I can’t remember it.
Here’s the app description:
Create and play percussion rhythms. Produce complete songs with sequences of rhythms with changing tempo, patterns and dynamics. Visualize rhythms using a flamenco clock, know where you are within the rhythm at all tines. Beat Vibe can be used both as an accurate metronome for practice, with elaborate rhythms and great visualization, or as a beat sequencer/drum machine create backup percussion loops.
Ever wanted to create a percussion background loop for you to play with or for practice? Now you can do that easily and intuitively with Beat Vibe. Create multi-track rhythms by placing percussion instrument beats on a timeline using a touch interface specifically designed for the ipad. Setup complete songs by placing rhythm patterns on a timeline. Beat Vibe comes with over 50 percussion instrument samples, and with over 50 pre-programmed rhythms ranging in style from Rock, Jazz, Latin, Flamenco and more. Play your rhythms inside Beat Vibe where you can also visualize the rhythm, or export your rhythms to audio files that can be played with any audio software.
Download additional rhythms from an online, user-generated, rhythm data base containing hundreds of rhythms. Upload your rhythms to the online database to share with other app users.
- Over 50 percussion instrument samples: toms, snares, cymbals, bass, cajon, palmas, conga, darbuka, shaker and more.
- Over 50 built-in rhythm patterns: Jazz, Bossa Nova, Reggae, Waltz, Cha Cha, Mambo, Samba, various rock beats.
- Special features for flamenco affectionados: flamenco palos – Alegrias, Solea, Buleria, Tangos, Seguiriyas, Sevillianas and more. flamenco percussion instruments – Various Cajon sounds, Palmas, Castanets. Flamenco clock to visualize and practice.
- Create complete songs by setting up sequences of rhythms.
- Export to audio files: wav, caf or aifc.
- Built in equalizer with various presets.
- Download additional rhythms from an ever growing online user-generated database.
- Share your rhythms with other app users.
I meant to say yesterday that Xewton Studio Lite is also iPad universal now as well as the full version of Xewton.
SoundThingie for iPad arrives. A sound drawing tool for the iPad. SoundyThingie is an application that translates drawn lines into music. Additionally to just drawing lines it lets you modify them in a variety of ways, like moving them around or connecting them.
The application starts with an almost entirely black screen, waiting to be drawn onto by you. Each line created results in a sound that is related to the way the line was drawn.
There are only a few principles that make up that sound. Most important are:
- The vertical position of a line determines it’s pitch. Lines at the top of the screen sound high, lines at the bottom sound low.
- Drawing speed determines volume. The faster you draw, the louder a line will be.
Besides that there are many buttons to press and knobs to turn which influence the sounds. You can later change a line’s volume, attach other lines to it, choose from different waveforms.
You can also load and save your work, modify triggers and whatnot.
There’s a short interactive tutorial included with the application that explains most of the functionality and leaves some features to be discovered.
I hadn’t realised that this had been filmed. Me on Looptastic Producer, Jo on bongos and Paul on mini KP.
Sorry about the poor sound and lots of kids on the video, but it looks like they enjoyed it anyway!
A few bargains today. To start with a Monotron which is surprisingly cheap at the moment.
Next up a Tenori-on for about half what you’d pay for a new one. Although I will concede that it is still an expensive purchase.
A Korg Pandora going very cheap. Don’t they look nice. I’ve no need for one of these but I still want one anyway!
A couple of Kaossilator bags to keep your gear nice and protected.
And a Korg Pandora PX3 effect processor which is really cheap at the moment.
A QY10, I know some love them and others don’t.
Lastly a cheap copy of Electroplankton. If you’ve never tried it out then give it a go.
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