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A new book from Clif at Apptronica: Drone, Glitch and Noise: Making Experimental Music on iPads and iPhones

It’s great to see Clif get this book out and already it seems to be doing well. Here’s what to expect in this book:

iPads and iPhones have found their way into the musical toolkits of many producers, composers, artists, and DJs. While many of these musicians use iOS devices to augment their existing music gear, for some, iPad and iPhone apps have replaced instruments, computer-based DAWs, or studios altogether.

Experimental musicians realize that iOS music is one of the most significant developments in the history of music. Multi-touch interfaces open up a whole world of possibilities for interacting with music apps. The small form factor of these lightweight devices allow them to easily manipulated in three-dimensional space, while specialized sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes enable apps to react to any type of motion.

Far beyond mimicking traditional instruments, desktop software, or hardware interfaces, the unique capabilities of iOS devices have enabled the creation of whole new instruments. There are hundreds of apps available today that offer ways of creating and interacting with music that were inconceivable five years ago.

Whether you’re a veteran iPad musician, or just beginning to learn what music apps can do, you’re sure to find plenty of tips and advice in this book to get you started or help you get to the next level. For readers just beginning to explore experimental music, there’s an introduction to what it is and why it matters. For hardcore sound artists, you’ll find the latest apps for doing new and terrible things to your sample collection.

You’ll learn some good habits and figure out which rules to throw away on your way to becoming more prolific. You’ll read about strategies for generating new ideas and removing creative blocks. Most importantly, you’ll learn the best tools for creating new and exciting styles of music never before possible.

This book covers essential iOS music tools, music production workflows, midi controllers, futuristic synths, noise apps, soundscaping, glitching, effects automation, algorithmic composition, and more.

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New app from humbleTUNE: strng (video)

Video description:

“Strng is a string synthesiser inspired by the karplus-strong alghorithm. The physical modelling starts with a short burst of noise that then guided by a tuned delay buffer and string tension filter, generates plucked string like sounds. No samples are used. Strng is 16 voice polyphonic and can be controlled with an in app 25 key chromatic keyboard or connect prefered midi controller through USB or Wifi. To further shape the sound two post effects are available, a ping-pong stereo delay and two channel resonant filter controlled by two LFOs.”

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Last week of Teenage Engineering’s PO project competition

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Something new coming from mikrowave developer …

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DubFilter (universal), arrived a little while ago, sorry for missing that

I think I missed this for some reason. I can’t think why though. Anyway, if you did, now we can both rectify that. Here are the details …

The Dub Filter is a dual low-pass/high-pass 24/48 dB filter, with resonance and the exclusive Overlap parameter!

It contains a completely redesigned stereo sample player with LFO and scrubbing capabilities.

Main Features:

  • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support (sender and FX)
  • State Variable Filter (Low-Pass and High-Pass) with resonance and overlap
  • Built In Stereo Sampler with varispeed and scrubbing
  • Control Manager LFO for all the Parameters
  • Midibus, Virtual Midi and Network: 14 bit NRPN controllers
  • File Manager, sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox and AudioCopy
  • Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad
  • Post Fx Chain: Low-shelf Filter, High-shelf and Compressor

Tech Requirements:

  • iOS7 or later
  • iPad 2 or later

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So, Borderlands was on sale until the end of the weekend, but now it’s on sale again

Yesterday I let you know, rather late in the day, that Borderlands Granular was on sale until the end of the weekend, but now it appears to have gone on sale again (it actually went up in price and back down again) from $9.99 to $7.99, so who knows what’s happening there.

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A new app from Mr HumbleTune, Strng arrives ….

Strng is a string synthesiser inspired by the karplus-strong alghorithm. The physical modelling starts with a short burst of noise that then guided by a tuned delay buffer and string tension filter, generates plucked string like sounds. No samples are used. Strng is 16 voice polyphonic and can be controlled with an in app 25 key chromatic keyboard or connect prefered midi controller through USB or Wifi. To further shape the sound two post effects are available, a ping-pong stereo delay and two channel resonant filter controlled by two LFOs.

  • String synthesis engine
  • 16 voice poliphony
  • Audiobus
  • IAA
  • Core MIDI
  • 25 multitouch keyboard
  • Save/Load
  • Gain control
  • Tune, Detune control
  • ADSR Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release
  • Noise (length, sample crush)
  • Noise pre filter
  • String tension
  • Stereo ping-pong delay
  • Two channel resonant low pass filter LFOs

Strng costs $1.99 on the app store now