Video: Patterning and frekvens jam (from me)

Video description:

“I really wanted to show just how amazing frekvens is at creating amazing sound effects. So I made a little video with Patterning and frekvens via Audiobus. It’s just me jamming around with the parameters in frekvens whilst Patterning does it’s thing!

Hope you like it.”

Video published by me (Ashley, PalmSounds).

Patterning on the app store:

frekvens on the app store:

Video: AUM for iOS: parallel compression, saturation and reverb

AUM on the app store:

iVCS3 1.6 arrives

iVCS3 1.6 brings some updates and tweaks:

  • Ableton Link SDK update
  • Link/Audiobus Stability improved
  • MIDI assignations image bug fixed
  • MIDI Toggles bugs fixed
  • Inter-App Audio play MIDI Fixed
  • New setting for Switches follow the Natural Touch VS Toggle
  • Improved the Built-in Presets (Thanks to lala)

London Music Hack Space workshops for Arduino Day 2016

If you’re going to be in London for Arduino Day this year then you should take a look at this event from the London Music Hackspace and see if you can get along. I bet it’ll be great.

Video: Intro to Modstep

Video description:

“Jakob Haq gives a quick overview of what you can do with modstep.”

Video published by MODSTEP.

Modstep on the app store:

Back in 2008: An Interview with miniMusic

Strange to look back at this interview with Chad from miniMusic in 2008. Things have changed a lot, but it still makes for interesting reading from today’s perspective.

You can read the original post here.

Video: iceGear Mersenne Quick Impression – haQ attaQ 122

Video description:

“iceGear Mersenne is a new awesome synthesizer from one of my most favorite developer! And here’s my quick impression of it!”

Video published by Jakob Haq.

Mersenne on the app store:

Video: Mobile Music Seminar Official Press Release – By:Larm 2016

Well done to Jakob for really spreading the word about mobile music making.

Video description:

“The press release for our seminar is now official!

Our Official Twitter account: @MobileMusicOslo

Jakob Haq at By:Larm
http://bylarm.no/conference/topics/#!programmation=event$how-to-create-music-with-mobile-devices-apps-like-a-pro/577

STREAM MOBILE JAM SESSIONS LIKE A PRO
http://www.gramart.no/kurs_cms/standa…

FaceBook – Like the Event! =D
https://www.facebook.com/events/15704…

Video published by Jakob Haq.

Arpeggio is getting closer …

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SoundLab is a winner, and that’s a win for mobile music too

Last night I was luck enough to be at the ‘Music Teacher Awards for Excellence’ dinner in London. I was there because SoundLab, a project that explores ways of using cutting-edge technology to encourage people with learning disabilities to create sound and music experiences, was nominated for the ‘Best SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Resource category. For those who don’t know, I’ve been working on this project for around 18 months now, and it’s a topic that’s very important to me.

I’ve been to awards events before, and I’ve always gone along thinking that it was highly unlikely that I was going to win anything, and this event was no different. We were up against some very stiff competition from the likes of Moog’s Theremini, AlphaSphere, Drake Music Scotland, and Skoog.

But guess what? WE WON!

No you might be thinking that whilst this is great, and very nice for me and the project etc, but what has this got to do with mobile music? Well that’s a good question, but also a simple one to answer.

Since the project started we’ve been using apps in lots of different ways. We’ve shown them in live events we’ve run at the Royal Festival Hall and the Liberty Festival. We’ve used them in workshops to see which apps worked well for people and which didn’t, and we’ve given feedback to developers on the basis of our research. Mobile is a very important part of accessible music making, and it is getting better all the time.

SoundLab has been recommending apps to people and encouraging them to make music for a couple of years now, and we’re not about to stop. In fact, just yesterday, one of our bands ‘Electric Fire’ we showing Head Teachers in Lewisham how to make music with their equipment.

Spreading the word is important.

But I can’t put it much better than my friend Lilly:

Heart n Soul and SoundLab will keep finding new ways to engage people with music making in ways that make sense for them, and I’m very happy to be a part of that.

Accessibility isn’t just a win for organisations like Heart n Soul, it’s a win for everyone. When we make technologies better for people with learning disabilities, we make them more accessible to everyone who wants to make music, and that has to be a good thing.

What we aim to do through SoundLab is probably best summed by Heart n Soul’s Artist Director Mark Williams:

“We are thrilled to have the recognition of the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence Best SEND resource award for how our work at SoundLab is opening up and sharing the creative possibilities of new and emerging music technologies to become more connected and accessible for people with learning disabilities and as a result of that, for everyone.”

If you’d like to read our press release you can find it below, please do share it, it’s important.

SoundLab MTA press release

 

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