I bet you wanted a laser harp when you saw Jarre play one right? I know I did. So here’s Lasertron, a universal app for your iOS device.
Here’s the app’s description:
Realistically based on the famous laser harp used by Jean Michel Jarre. Featuring a choice of sounds, laser colours and note scales. Choose from sounds like koto, dulcimer and synth but also the actual sound used to play THAT Rendez-Vous song. Note scales like chromatic and diatonic etc but also the notes used to play THAT song.
Set on an out of focus city scape, you can pretend to be Jean Michel Jarre on stage!
- 3 laser colours
- 5 note scales including the notes for Rendez Vous II
- 9 different sounds
- Realistic laser simulation
- Ambient fog
The app is priced at $1.99.
Let’s face it, we all love apps, and I’m sure that many of us have great ideas for our own audio apps, but making apps takes a lot of learning, and here’s a great (and very cheap in my opinion) way to get your learning off to a good start.
So, here’s the details:
As many award-winning music apps have shown, iOS, the cutting-edge mobile operating system that powers iPhones, iPods, and iPads, has great potential for making creative apps. This course will go through introductory concepts and techniques involved in the design and building of creative music apps for iOS.
The course will guide you through the initial design stages of an audio processing app, and will then introduce you to a powerful music-making toolkit for iOS. The course will then guide you through the steps required to make an iPhone play beautiful mandolin sounds, and then show you how to implement Gesture Recognizers to easily control the instrument. By the end you will have a fully-working handheld mandolin, as well as the knowledge and the code needed to start building a beta version of the app.
Date: Saturday the 8th of September, 2012, 11am-5pm at SPACE, Hackney, London.
Price: £60 (£48 conc.)
Read more and register here.
An interesting interview and track over at the Retronyms blog.
Amazon have now opened up their Android App store (am I allowed to call it that?) in Europe, so Android users in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain can use it. I’ll take a look and let you know what I think of it.