Dirty Electronics Mute Synth – original A.S.M.O. Hardwire Mod

You’re not going to see one of these again, these are very very rare. Here’s what the listing says:

This is my first hardwired mod of the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth.
The Mute Synth was originally commissioned by Mute Records for the Mute Short Circuit weekend at the Roundhouse, London in May 2011.
This mod is the precursor to a more extensive mod I later built for Daniel Miller, this version has all the touch panels wired to pots for precise pitch and pulser / sequencer control. The Mute logo is etched into the copper of the Mute synth.
Also added is a single LFO with speed and depth controls which can be switched to modulate either of the 2 oscillators or feedback.
Whilst not as extensive of my later mod it still packs a punch, I’ve used it in many of my solo live performances and also with the Dirty Electronics Ensemble, I’m selling it to make space for an even more heavily modded version I’m working on, such is progress 🙂

Read more on the listing and hear some audio too. Click below for the listing:

Mute Synth on eBay

Multi-timbrality IAP coming to Sunrizer

Reflection Music Player from 4Pockets

I can’t say that I saw this coming from 4Pockets. Here’s the details of their new iPad music player app:

Always Wanted a Great Music Player with Cover Flow on your iPad – Then its time for Reflection. At Special Introductory Price.

Reflection Includes the following great features

  • Fast and Fluid Cover Flow
  • Large and Uncluttered Screen
  • Visualizations Effects Bring the Screen to Life – 11
  • To choose from or Random Mode
  • Online Mode to Support Music Match
  • Ten Band Graphic Equalizer with Onscreen Visualizations
  • Graphic Equalizer presets including Rock, Pop Etc
  • Use your iPad Play Lists or Create New Ones in Reflection
  • Portrait and Landscape Modes
  • Add/Remove and Shuffle Your Current Play Queue
  • Search by Artist Name, Album, Genre etc
  • Alphabetical Indexing and Selectable Sort Order
  • Shuffle and Random Options for Playlist
  • Airplay
  • 3 Colour Skins to Choose From
  • Digital Clock and Alarm Mode – Wake up to your Favourite Tracks

The large and uncluttered layout makes Reflection ideally suited as an addition to your Home HiFi set up or for In-Car Entertainment

Combine Airplay and Mirroring to your Apple TV to stream Reflection to your big screen TV and Surround Sound System for awesome sounds and effects.

Reflection has never been this much fun….

It’s currently priced at $0.99

Tunable for iOS and Android arrives

A great new app from the makers of NodeBeat and NodeBeat HD.

Tunable is a new iOS and Android that helps musicians learn to play steadily, in tune, and on beat. Tunable presents a modern display for easily indicating when musicians are playing in tune. As notes are sustained, a central indicator expands, highlighting a steady and in-tune pitch. This unique “pitch history” display illustrates how effectively notes are sustained. 

The creator of the app, Seth Sandler, says, “The aim of Tunable is to help musicians clearly visualize how they’re playing, so they can learn how to improve. We believe Tunable’s unique pitch history display is a step towards that. Tuning isn’t just about being in tune for a moment, but being able to sustain pitch over time.”

More than just a tuner, Tunable also includes a tone generator and metronome. The tone generator allows for playing or sustaining individual notes or chords and is effective for instrumentalists learning to match pitch and intonation. The metronome features a large numeric display, flashing on each downbeat as a visual pulse.

The app’s designer, Henry Jay Yu, took inspiration from IDEO’s “Nelson” from “The Future of the Book” which boils the interface down to its simplest components. This is evident in the grayscale-centric interface where subtle color is used to convey meaningful visual cues.

Sandler has hoped of releasing such a tool since he began teaching music in the early 2000s. He says, “Before mobile phones, I used to take my laptop to rehearsal and show students the sound waves they were making. They probably thought I was strange, but they seemed to think it was cool being able to visualize their playing, and it ultimately helped them improve.” Sandler believes that Tunable is opening some of his earlier teaching techniques to a larger audience. He concluded by saying, “We have more plans for Tunable and are looking forward to adding additional features to aid musicians.”
With a configurable interface for beginners, intermediate, and advanced musicians, Tunable is a great addition to any musician’s toolkit. 

Tunable is priced at $0.99.

Cycling 74 announces Mira, their first mobile offering!

Cycling 74 announce their 1st mobile app ‘Mira’ at the Code Control Festival. Here’s what they have to say:

“At the Code Control Festival in Leicester England this past weekend we gave attendees an advance peek at some of our mobile projects. Sam Tarakajian, our principal mobile developer, showed a new iPad app, the Mira controller for Max, that makes it possible, with as close to zero configuration as possible, to make your patch “touchable.” Mira presents a large set of Max user interface elements on the iPad exactly as they appear in your patch. It also provides access to multitouch and accelerometer data. We’ll be revealing more of this powerful addition to the Max universe as we prepare it for release in the app store later this spring.”

They’ve also announced this MiraBox thing too, but I’m not sure I get it really.

Still, it’s great to see Cycling 74 entering the mobile world at last. Can’t wait to get my hands on Mira!

AmpUT – Cafe de Flore (MikiStrange)

It takes its time, but it’s worth it.

More iOS Loops (from otemrellik)

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