Executed entirely on GarageBand for iPad.
Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed that there have been more ‘hater’ comments, to put it in the words of one commenter, and it has started to get to me.
I have no issue with people expressing their views on apps, music or whatever is posted here. But when it is put in very negative terms I don’t think it helps anyone. Let’s face it, developers aren’t, for the most part, in iOS development for the big money. They’re in it because they want to make something great to create music with. Some apps will be fantastic for one person and the worst thing ever for another, and I’ve heard views that polarised in the last week.
A few developers have already been in touch and expressed their concerns as have readers about some of the comments that have been left. It puts people off being involved and ultimately damages the community as a whole.
I don’t propose to moderate comments except for spam and anything that is utterly offensive, which only happens extremely rarely thankfully.
All I’d ask is that if you have a negative view or you want to be critical of an application, video, track or whatever, please express it in the same way as you’d like to hear your own work discussed.
If we all had the same views life would be very boring, so let’s play nice.
Good new things have come to the SoundCloud Android app:
- The 1.2.1 update fixes encoding and uploading bugs. Upgrade your OS to 2.3.3 for the best performance.
- Brand new features in 1.2 include:
- Share your recordings to Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and Foursquare
- Upload to SoundCloud natively from other apps that record and capture audio
- Improved recording on all devices
- Two great homepage widgets: a now-playing controller and a record widget
- Add timed comments to any track in landcape mode and also see comments from everyone else
You may not remember this app. It has in fact been around since 2009, which is a long time for an iOS app. WaveSynth is a wave table, 16 multitimbral synthesizer application for iPhone / iPod touch with 128 preset sound tones and 1 drum set defined by General MIDI specification.
- 128 preset sounds and 1 drum set defined by General MIDI specification
- Pitch Bend Change Control
- Portamento ON/ OFF
- Mono Mode ON/OFF
- Reverb / Chorus Effect
- Supported LINE6 MIDI Mobilizer
- Expanded to 16 part multitimbral
The app is priced at $1.99.
We spend lots of time talking about the different kinds of music apps on iOS and other platforms, from synths to drum machines, from recording to noise makers. But one kind of app that we never talk about very much are apps that help us write lyrics.
If you write songs it is easy to get stuck with the words. We’ve all been there. You write a killer lyric that leads you down a blind alley and you end up trying to rhyme something totally impossible.
Well here’s one way you might get around that problem. B-Rhymes Pro is a rhyming dictionary which works really well. I tested it out by trying to find rhymes to the most difficult words I could think of and it still came up with some great suggestions.
So if you’re stuck with your words, you might find this useful. The app is priced at $2.99.