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Ed’ covering the Super Mario Theme with Everyday Looper

You gotta love Ed right?

Everyday Looper - Mancing Dolecules

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How to Make a Noise: iPad Synthesizers Edition

I’ve been meaning to post about this book for ages now, and I’ve finally got around to it.

I’ve been reading this book for a while now, but haven’t as yet finished it. When I heard about the book I was a bit sceptical about it initially as I thought it might just be another manual it turns out to be a lot more than that.

This book is really about the principles of synthesis and the applies those to a handful of iPad apps. I’m still only just over half way through but there are a few things that I’ve learnt or have clarified from reading this book.

I think that what makes it especially useful is that it applies principles to how things work in apps like the iMS-20 NLog and Rebirth rather than just explaining the principle.

I’m going to finish the book in the not too distant future (hopefully) and when I do I’m going to write another more complete review of the book.

Until then, if you’re interested you can take a look at it on iBooks by using the button below.

How to Make a Noise: iPad Synthesizers Edition - Simon Cann

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Final piece from the Dirty Electronics performance at the Roundhouse

More material from the Dirty Electronics workshop yesterday.

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Google I/O 2011: Keynote Day One

Here’s the part of the Google I/O keynote that details some Ice Cream Sandwich features:

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The Machines are playing themselves – Dirty Electronics at the Roundhouse

This was the first piece after the Dirty Electronics workshop at the Roundhouse yesterday. The workshop was great fun and I think that the performance went really well.

I’ll put up another video of it later.

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energyXT for iPhone

Thanks to J Haler for tipping me off about this app. It certainly looks like it requires a closer look. Here’s the details:

Music creation and recording app with samples provided by Loopmasters.

Create your own music with 4 track types:

  • Drum track. Sample based track for making beats
  • Sound track. Sampler/synthesizer track for making bass lines and melodies
  • Chord track. Play and record your favorite chords with the sampler/synthesizer
  • Audio track: Record your voice or guitar, with multi-take recording.

Arrange your beats in to Intro, Verse, Chorus etc for easy remix and arrangement of new songs.

energyXT for iOS is the perfect companion for your music creation software on your desktop computer or laptop. Sketch down and work with your ideas and finally export your tracks to Dropbox, either as a mixdown (audio/MIDI) or as one (audio/MIDI) file per track.

The app is priced at $9.99.

energyXT - XT Software AS

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First glance of the Befaco mini-synth (via Matrixsynth)

A nice looking little synth there, and a lot more complicated that the mute synth I was soldering yesterday.

Via Matrixsynth.

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