Tondo for iPhone

A new way of making sound from the developer behind Droneo.

Tondo lets you create and manipulate audio in a new way: by painting sound on a radial sonogram. With Tondo, you can learn to create sound out of its simplest elements, and how rhythm, timbre, melody and harmony all are closely related.

The basic principle behind Tondo is that all sounds can be built by adding together very simple sounds (sinusoid waves) with varying frequencies and amplitudes. Tondo organizes this information in a way that is easy to manipulate, by painting with specialized tools. As you paint the sound , the corresponding audio is generated. At any point, you can save the information or the audio you have generated and export it in a number of ways.

Tondo can be used for making samples for other programs to use, rhythms and experimental explorations of sound.

You can export the information which defines the sound onto the clipboard, which you can then paste into documents, mail to friends, post on blogs

By the author of the highly praised music apps SrutiBox, Droneo, WindChimes, Lake Piano and Enumero.

Tondo - Henry Lowengard Clip to Evernote

ArtStudio update and price drop

ArtStudio for iPad has been updated to version 3 with a bunch of new features, but as if that wasn’t enough the price has dropped from $4.99 to $0.99.

ArtStudio for iPad - draw, paint and edit photo - Lucky Clan

iPads at the Apple Store Clip to Evernote

AMOS update

Amos gets an update with amongst other things support for CoreMIDI.

Amos is priced at $2.99

Amos: Another MIDI OSC Source - Anything Honest

iPads at the Apple Store Clip to Evernote

50 in 1 Piano app

A new app from the makers of the excellent Xewton Music Studio. Here’s what to expect:

Learn to play the piano, create your own songs and even sing to your compositions! 50in1 Piano lets you do all that with one single app!

It combines a piano keyboard, 50 studio-quality instruments, 100 piano lessons, real-time effects, 100 beat loops and much more in a user-friendly interface.


  • Photorealistic 85-key keyboard
  • Instant positioning and resizing with gestures
  • 2 keyboard row mode
  • Key labels (Cs only, all keys, all keys colored
  • 50 studio-recorded instruments (sampled from real instruments)
  • 100 piano lessons (from Mozart to Jingle Bells)
  • 100 drum beats
  • 18 demo songs
  • Microphone recording
  • 4 real-time effects:
  • 6 reverb styles
  • Delay with adjustable timing and feedback
  • 3-band equalizer
  • Pitch bend controlled via device tilt
  • External hardware support:
  • Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer
  • Akai SynthStation 25
  • Core MIDI
  • iPhone 4 Retina Display resolution graphics
  • iTunes file transfer: exchange your saved song with your Mac/PC via USB
  • Detailed in-app user manual
  • Low-latency, high-polyphony, battery saving audio engine

I have to say that it really does look like a really complete little app. All the above for just $0.99! I’m looking forward to giving it a try out very soon and then I’ll tell you what I think.

50in1 Piano - Alexander Gross Clip to Evernote

MoDrum Modular Rhythm Composer coming to iOS tomorrow

I love the fact that people keep on coming out with really cool music apps for the iOS, and I’d thought that there probably wouldn’t be any more new apps coming this year.

I was wrong.

Finger-Pro, maker of BassLine is bringing MoDrum Rhythm Composer to iOS tomorrow. Here’s the very brief description:

Finger is proud to announce MoDrum Rhythm Composer, a drum synth for iOS, that will become available on the App Store December, 22 2010. Clip to Evernote

Inception app updated

RJDJ release an update to their new app, Inception. The update gives you a new dream, ‘The Full Moon Dream’, enables the app to work in the background, and adds gamecenter, which is an interesting development in itself.

Inception - The App - Remote Control Productions Clip to Evernote

Bleep!Box still on sale

Welcome to day 8. Today we have Bleep!Box on sale with 50% off for the just today, and if that wasn’t enough the new Bleep!Box VSTĀ  launches today.

bleep!BOX - White Noise Audio Software Clip to Evernote

iSequence for iPad price drop

iSequence for iPad has dropped in price to $9.99.


SoundFlavours Christmas Edition is now free!

Just notices that this app is now free! Enjoy!

SoundFlavors Christmas Edition - Audanika GmbH Clip to Evernote

What do I think of SoundFlavours Christmas Edition

I’ve been playing with this little app and enjoying it quite a lot. But I think it’ll be most fun in keeping people happy over the holidays.

This is an app for those who can’t or don’t play a musical instrument, and it let’s them play a range of pieces of Christmas music by tapping dots on the screen.

It might not sound like much, but actually it is a lot of fun to use and when I’ve got non-musicians to use it they’ve really enjoyed it too, which is why I can see it being a hit at family gatherings.

But then $0.99 is only a small price to pay to keep people amused. You never know, you even enjoy it too.

SoundFlavors Christmas Edition - Audanika GmbH Clip to Evernote

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