Take and Figure competition winners announced

Actually these are some pretty amazing tracks and well worth a listen. Congratulations to both winners. It was very well deserved.

Phoenard : The Arduino-compatible Prototyping Gadget on Kickstarter


Phoenard looks pretty amazing as it goes. I think I might have to jump in on this one myself. Thought I should definitely share this.


If you haven’t already, then you should take a look at the London Sound Survey

I’ve posted about this before, but it really is worth revisiting as it changes regularly and is added to of course, so if you haven’t heard of or visited the London Sound Survey then this is something you really should do, and even if you have, but haven’t been to the site for a while you should take another look, especially if you have an interest in field recording or found sounds.

MIDAIR coming to a close on Kickstarter soon


I’d have to say that it doesn’t look like it will make it to its goal I’m afraid.


iSymphonic Orchestra gets new sounds, fixes, and more

Here’s what’s new with iSymphonic Orchestra:

  • Additional 14 new sounds (free for owners of the app).
  • Additional 19 new sounds available as in-app purchase “Pro Sound Set”.
  • Fixed issue with Hermode Tuning.
  • Added support for opening MIDI (.mid) files directly from other apps (i.e. Safari, Mail) by selecting “Open with …” from any third party app.
  • Added metronome to MIDI player / recorder screen.
  • MIDI Player / Recorder: If desired, you can now also arm more than one track for recording (off by default, has to be enabled on settings screen).
  • Fixed problem with changing sounds, which did not work under certain conditions.
  • Save and restore all part settings.
  • Fixed MIDI program change messages being ignored if sent very quickly after each other.
  • Fixed issue with pitch bend.
  • Fixed issue with external USB audio devices running at different rate than 44.1 kHz.
  • Fixed CoreMIDI naming.

Reminder: Lo-Fi SES: Hackable 8-bit chiptunes instrument on Kickstarter


With only just over 3 weeks left to go and already approaching 450% funded this is pretty amazing.


Reminder: More Music Tech Fest dates coming up

I was reminded about this after a chat with Adam who runs the hacks at Music Tech Fest, so be aware, that there are more Music Tech Fest dates coming up that might be of interest to you. Here’s what they’ve have planned …

Paris November 21-23, New York December 12-14, with the addition of São Paulo, Auckland, Umeå, Los Angeles and Amsterdam in 2015.

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