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.
Amos gets an update with amongst other things support for CoreMIDI.
Amos is priced at $2.99
iPads at the Apple Store
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.
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.
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.
Just notices that this app is now free! Enjoy!
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.
I took some time to play with this app yesterday as I haven’t had a chance to get to it for a while. I have to start off by saying that I’m not a big game player at all, but I do really get into some games.
I wrote about this app when it came out as it was from Zach Gage maker of the excellent SynthPond and Sonic Wire Sculptor, so I started using with great expectations.
If you know it is from the maker of Sonic Wire Sculptor and SynthPond you’ll recognise a lot of elements of the design. It looks great.
The game play itself is very simple and straightforward although I didn’t get bored of it, which is what often happens with me and games, so for personally I thought that this was a big plus. I’m not saying that I couldn’t put the app down, but it was an enjoyable experience to play with. I didn’t use the openFeint features of the app as I don’t have an account with them, so I can’t comment on that side of it I’m afraid.
If you’re looking for a fast paced game with loads of action then steer well clear of this app. However, if what you want is something a lot more thoughtful, simple and relaxing than I think you might want to give this a try.
I’ve enjoyed it a lot.
Halcyon priced at $3.99.
iPads at the Apple Store
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 VST launches today.
You can find details of the new VST here.
We hope to be able to announce the winners of the NanoComp later today.