My 24 apps of Christmas: 16 – Lemur

And so I’ve now caught up with myself and I’m back on track with the 24 apps of Christmas series! Well for now anyway.

So today’s app in the series is Lemur. I haven’t always been a fan of controller apps, in fact in the early days of iOS I couldn’t really see the point. These days I’ve got a bit of a different take on things. So much so that I’m putting Lemur on my list of 24 apps for this Christmas.

Lemur is as complex as you want to go with it really. You can skim the surface of it or you can dig in deep, and there’s a lot of depth to go down into with Lemur. It really is a very complex beast that can be as powerful as you want it to be. So whether you’re using it to drive external gear or iOS synths it really is a pretty amazing piece of technology.

And of course Lemur is now on Android too, so it just keeps getting better.

My 24 apps of Christmas: 15 – Audulus

Well if Jasuto was one of my list of 24 I couldn’t leave Audulus out. I’m a big lover of the modular format, although strangely have never gone in for an actual modular, at least, not so far. So for now I satisfy myself with software modulars, and one that makes a lot of sense to me is Audulus.

One of the reasons I like Audulus (and there are many) is that it works in so many places. It’s on my iPad, it’s one my iPhone and it’s on my Mac too. It all makes sense and helps in the process of making things. But more than that it’s because Audulus is very versatile and flexible, and is a real synth power house in iOS.

These days there are plenty of modular apps for iOS, lots of good ones too, but Audulus does stand out because of its functionality and also because of just how many updates we’re had from the developer and how it has grown and matured.

So I’m a big fan and I’m very happy to have Audulus on my 24 apps list.

Wanted to find out a bit more about the black box thing?

If you did and you missed it, then here‘s where you can start to find out a bit more about this black box thing I’ve been mentioning.

Reminding you that FM4 is only $1 untll the end of the month …

That’s right, in case you didn’t know, FM4 is on sale until the 31st for just $0.99.

Miselu’s Sound of San Francisco tumblr

So it looks like this tumblr is Miselu getting different people to play the C.24. It looks nice, looks like everyone’s having a good time anyway.

PixelWave Demo and Tutorial for iPad (video)

Mr Haq interviews the developer of Photophore

As always Mr Haq gets to chat to some interesting people. Here he’s interviewing Nick Dika who is behind the Photophore synth app.

LaunchSync PRO (video)

Video description:

“In this video we show how we’ve worked with the touchAble team to sync our LaunchSync PRO device with touchAble 3 so that you can sync hardware to your iPad…

We’ve also upgraded the LaunchSync device to the PRO version with the addition of 96 MIDI mappable dials that will dynamically follow the master controllers Ring Focus Box (red box)…

This works a dream with the LaunchControl XXL script which in addition to providing an on screen ring focus box also gives a user made that maps the 24 Potentiometers of the LaunchControl XL to the currently Blue Handed device and allows you to banks through the available parameters directly from the controller….

touchAble on the app store:

Figure updated with new sounds and online features too

Ok, this happened late last week and I’m only just posting about it, but there’s a reason (no pun intended). I was trying to figure out (really no pun intended) what it was that Propellerheads were trying to do with their new online features.

Don’t get me wrong, I really think that they’re doing great stuff. I think it is a massive step in the right direction for their apps which are not only innovative but highly accessible as well. But, I’m still not sure what I make of it all and I’m getting my head round it.

So for now, I’m really glad that Figure has new sounds, that’s a big plus, but I think I’ll wait and see on the online stuff and come to a conclusion when I’ve had a proper chance to figure it out (pun intended).

WII module for the LittleBits system (video)

WII module for the LittleBits system from minigorille on Vimeo.

Video description:

The WII BIT is a very simple but powerful module, it allowed to connect to a Wii Nunchuck and as 4 outputs.

The WII Nunchuck as 4 sensors :

  • XY Joystick
  • XY Accelerometer
  • Z & C two press buttons

The WII BIT module outputs :
X & Y outputs – Pulse Width Modulation, great to fade an LED or other Output module. Pair really well with an Oscillator !

Z & C outputs – High or Low ( 5 or 0v)

By default XY output values from the Joystick.
If you press C, XY output values from the accelerometer.

The Wii Nunchuck connect directly on the WII BIT module without having to cut or hack the WII connector.

The WII BIT is built around an Atmega 328, Ive use through hole soldering for easier prototyping but it could very easily be made with Surface Mount Component for a clean look.

This module is a working prototype and will be submitted to the Bitlab, it is not an official LittleBits module.

But I’m still waiting for MIDI, CV, and Audio bits …

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