0 comments on “Only a couple more days for the Jar-Jar Jam-Jam Challenge from iOS Music Community”

Only a couple more days for the Jar-Jar Jam-Jam Challenge from iOS Music Community

Nice challenge, it finishes on the 5th, so if you were going to get in and give it a go, now’s the time.

Everything you need is here.

0 comments on “Twitter news from @MusicHackdayBLQ”

Twitter news from @MusicHackdayBLQ

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0 comments on “Something new coming from the maker of Master Record?”

Something new coming from the maker of Master Record?

Something new is coming along from the maker of the excellent Master Record and Audio Mastering Studio.

If it’s anything like the previous two apps it’ll be amazing.

0 comments on “FL Studio Groove | Getting Started”

FL Studio Groove | Getting Started

0 comments on “FL Studio Groove | Demo”

FL Studio Groove | Demo

0 comments on “In case you were wondering if there were any new theremin apps available, there are, EasyTheremin is here and it’s free”

In case you were wondering if there were any new theremin apps available, there are, EasyTheremin is here and it’s free

So, here’s  the detail …

A theremin in your pocket! Using your iPhone’s gyroscope, this app allows you to control pitch and volume of a simulated theremin sound. Hard mode is just like the real thing, and easy mode allows you to play in any standard Western key. The “tonal compass” allows you to see which pitch you’re playing.

0 comments on “DIY send effects in Cubasis (post at the Music App Blog)”

DIY send effects in Cubasis (post at the Music App Blog)

Interesting piece at the music app blog about creating DIY send effects using Cubasis, Audiobus and iOS effects apps.

0 comments on “VL-5 & PT-30 Micro Jam – Week 11 – Royalty Free Electonica”

VL-5 & PT-30 Micro Jam – Week 11 – Royalty Free Electonica

Video description:

This track was created using a Casio VL-5 and a Casio PT-30, both distorted to hell! The distortion on the drum pattern was created by running its audio signal through the mic amplifier on a Prinzsound TR-5 cassette player, so called because it contains 5 transistors fact fans! The distortion on the VL-5 was created by running it into the mic inputs on my Inkel MX880E mixer. The VL-5 is not much bigger than a VL-1 but is unfortunately missing its predecessors synth function, but on the plus side its 4 note polyphonic. Nice.

Right, so here’s the idea. Trying to write, upload and give away a fresh piece of music on a roughly weekly basis. Will i be able to keep it up? Will i run out of ideas? Can i be bothered? How shoddy will they be? Does anybody care? God knows. But that’s the point.

Basically the idea is to flex my musical muscles a bit. I have collected quite a bit of gear over the years and not much of it is getting used as much as i’d like, so this is my attempt to justify all those purchases whilst practising improving and getting ideas down fast as an antidote to procrastination. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” as Picasso once said.

Royalty free for you to use for whatever under the creative commons license. Just rip the audio out of the video for now, i’ll get these tracks uploaded to a dropbox account when i get my act together. Let me know if you use it, i’d be stoked.

0 comments on “bent.FM LITE arrives”

bent.FM LITE arrives

bent.FM LITE is a model of a circuit-bent synthesizer. bentFM allows the user to tweak classic circuit bending modifications like fine and octave-decimated clock bends, and experiment with more esoteric bends. Circuit-bent distortions and algorithmic sequences can be created by (im)proper connections on the bend matrix. Reroute digital serial information through the base chip set (a numerically controlled oscillator) and extra logic gates (NAND and XOR, binary counters), and experience architecture-level bit crushing. For anyone interested in circuit bending, glitch sounds, industrial music, and post-procedural art.

This app is free.

0 comments on “Not 1 but 2 SG20s!”

Not 1 but 2 SG20s!

And they both work, and they’re both lovely.