Helio Workstation … how did I miss this?

I’m pretty sure that I didn’t know about Helio Workstation before this. It looks very interesting, and it’s free too! Here’s the app store description:

Helio is the cross-platform lightweight music creation playground.
Developed by musician with the dream of a perfect speed-painting toolbox, it features linear-based sequencer with clean UI, integrated version control to sync the projects between devices, export to midi and more.
Available for tablets and desktops.
Freeware, no ads, no in-app purchases.

What’s New

  • added MIDI files export (accessed via iTunes file sharing),
  • added settings page with UI themes selection,
  • implemented interactive dragging of the chord menu,
  • various minor fixes.

Freeware, no ads, no in-app purchases.


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Video description:

“How do you make an instrument from scratch?
Today we’ll be playing with a song you already love. What’s a tune you played over and over as a teenager? Do a Google search for the track online. Choose particular sound in the song–we’re going to make an instrument for it.

Instrument must reflect a unique sound from a song of your youth.
It must play more than 3 notes.

Take a video of you playing the instrument that lasts more than 30 seconds.”


GarageBand 2.0.7 updated

Here’s what’s new in GarageBand:

  • Share directly from GarageBand to Apple Music Connect*
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes

* Requires Apple Music Connect account.


Intermorphic are the first to launch generative music on the Apple Watch

As ever the chaps at Intermorphic are innovating again. They’re the first to launch a generative music app on the Apple Watch. 

Wotja (both free and full versions) comes to the App Store today. If you don’t know the app it’s well worth taking a look at. Wotja gives you the ability to turn any text into a generative music composition. A post it via Twitter, Facebook or email. 
It’s a lovely app from a company that have defined generative music more than any other. 

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Things you can do to help the world of mobile music: 10

Tweet! Twitter seems to be the place to talk about mobile music creation so get yourself there if you aren’t already.