Easy to be confused here. I think that this is the app the Adrian Belew crowdfunded rather than the app that I think we’re waiting for which is the Noii.se FX app. That’s still on the way I believe.
Anyway, here’s the details for FLUX by belew™:
Get ready for a new & exciting way to experience music, brought to you by acclaimed musician Adrian Belew. FLUX by belew™ is an ever-changing variety of new music, songs, sounds, and visual art that comes at you in quick, surprising pieces. You get exposed to a lot of interesting content quickly, and every listen is a new, unique experience that will never happen the same way again for you or anyone else.
The song forms themselves are short and varied, with longer tracks chopped up so you only hear a portion. Songs even appear in multiple versions, with different lyrics and instrumentation. There are hundreds of these songs, pieces of music, and sonic “snippets”, along with engaging visuals randomly changing with the music.
These tracks never play in the same order, though it is not entirely random. The artist controls the probability of which tracks are played, so new tracks may appear, others may go away, and rarities may only be heard once and a while. All this can be changed at any time, ensuring that FLUX never plays the same way twice.
Songs do repeat over time, but you also have the option to hear a track whenever you want just by pressing the “favorite” button, and it will added to your own custom playlist. You can also see a history of what you’ve just heard.
FLUX by belew™ also includes pictures, lyrics, studio notes, backstories about the songs, and interactive ways to share your FLUX experience with your friends via social media.
FLUX is an evolving creative platform will surprise and engage you every time you experience it. It’s time for something different.
Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist, who has released 20 critically acclaimed solo albums, while working alongside some of the most innovative artists of the past 30 years, including Paul Simon, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, and Nine Inch Nails, among others. For 33 years he was the frontman, singer, and guitarist in art-rock giant King Crimson. Known as a highly inventive guitarist, much of Belew’s music mixes pop songwriting with complex time signatures, witty lyrics, wild sounds, and a technical mastery of his instrument.
The app costs $9.99.
“Here’s a 30 second overview of Fiddlewax Pro 2.0.”
VirSyn also make their Addictive Synth for iPad half price. It’s down from $9.99 to $4.99. Again the sale lasts until the 30th.
Synthtopia has a great listing of deals this week, which is for the most part desktop and not mobile focused, although there are one or two mobile deals as well in there. So I thought it would be worth knowing, especially if you’re looking for bargains right now
pyxis minor (still free) gets an update with a few new features. Here’s what 1.1 has in it:
- Customizable effects per instrument channel.
- Metronome to help with keeping time.
- Performance improvements
- Miscellaneous bug fixes.