Some time ago I found this set of samples from the Victoria Line (that’s part of the London Underground network) which is intended for use by anyone who wants to make a track using the samples. So, eventually, I have, and I’d encourage you to take a look and download them too.
Anyway, that happened to coincide with getting a bunch of apps from the very awesome Klevgränd Produktion AB, who’s apps are really amazing, and I’d also encourage you to check their stuff out. More of that in a moment.
What I ended up doing is making this track:
How I went about it is as follows:
- Firstly I loaded the samples into AudioShare and played them on loop via Audiobus into Kuvert then on to be recorded into MultiTrack DAW. To really understand how good Kuvert is you need to try it out, it is truly amazing and is in my top 3 effects apps now after one use!
- Next I decided to further process the track using R0Verb (a really interesting reverb which I need to spend more time with), Svep (chorus and phaser), and finally Korvpressor, which is amazing!
So this track is as much about these apps as it is the original sample, but that’s fine. I think it’s a good way to discover this sample set, which I think I’ll explore a lot more, and these apps, which are, quite frankly, amazing.
“Today, the developer of the free app midimittr released a new server software which include this famous new technology Inter-Device Audio. This enable the possibility to transfer direct audio from your iPad via the lightning cable. The technology is only available for users of OSX 10.11 El Capitan. This demo demonstrate how good already this technology works with the new app from Audanika: SoundPrism Link Edition”
Video published by Synth Anatomy.
SoundPrism Link Edition on the app store:
So if you remember this from a few days ago, from developer Matthias, well he’s gone even further now and given us this for midimittr, and it’s pretty awesome, so go check it out.
As it was a suggestion in itself I thought I’d ask for your ideas on what should be in the hardware page. At the moment I’ve got a draft that has mainly iOS based hardware in it, although it does have stuff like the PO series of devices too. But whilst I appreciate that for the most part it will be iOS heavy, I don’t want it to be just iOS.
Hence I’m looking for some suggestions, both iOS and non-iOS too. So please, tell me what you think.
“ElliottGarage presents EGDR808, a drum machine that emulates the vintage hardware from the 80′s.
Its realistic and clear interface recalls the analog machine from the past, for all the vintage fanatics.
You can play with the rythm presets included or you can create your own pattern.
- Interface like the real drum machine from the 80’s
- 16 steps sequencer
- 12 programmable rythm patterns and 4 fills patterns
- Auto fill in every 2, 4, 8, 12 or 16 pattern
- Save the pattern you’ve created and play your songs
- Manual Play, Pattern Write and Pattern Clear mode
- Drumkit pieces parameters control (tuning, decay and snappy)
- Song Mode page (swipe to left to open)
- Swing and tap tempo
- Inter App Instrument
- Core MIDI (network session, controller esterni, inter app midi)
- Ableton Link
- Export with iTunes, mail or MAPI Audio Copy
- Korg Wist sync”
Video published by ElliottGarage.
EGDR808 on the app store:
So GlitchBreaks gets an update and now has Link support too. Here’s all of what’s new:
- Ableton Link Support, with Ableton Link you can sync to other Ableton Link enabled Apps and Ableton Live.
- Audiobus 2.3.1
- Audioshare import fixed for iOS 9
- 48khz Support for iPhone 6s
- Cut Slice Swiping was no longer working under iOS 9, buttons were added to increment slice.
- Removed AudioCopy 2 was no longer working. Defaults to General Pasteboard
- Resuming from the background when background audio is off now works correctly.
“Short video demonstrating Pure Data use inside n-Track. With n-Track Studio 8, you can load your favorite Pure Data patches, whether instruments or effects, directly inside your DAW environment.
n-Track Studio is a cross-platform DAW, available for Windows and Mac and for Android and iOS in its mobile version. Main features include unlimited audio and midi tracks, advanced editing and mixing capabilities, built-in effects and instruments, and advanced metering tools. n-Track Studio 8 also includes exciting new features such as the step-sequencer, streamlined recording and internal routing, support for Pure Data patches and integration with Songtree, the new online music collaboration app.”
Video published by nTrackSoftware.
n-Track on the app store (iPhone and iPad):
MobMuPlat gets an update. Here’s what’s new:
- Render PureData “array” gui widget.
- New autoload-last-patch-on-app-start preference.
- Store document preferences across app starts.
- Find media/patch files in subfolders.
- Revisions to PureData patch manipulation for display.
- Bug fixes.
Especially if you’re interested in modular apps like Jasuto, because that’s what this workshop is all about! You can find full details here, but they are in German, as I suspect is the workshop itself.
“Geo Synthesizer is where it all began and here is a video with some very high profile endorsers. It’s been updated!
WHAT’S NEW :
- Audio fixes for devices with 48kHz native sampling rate
- AudioBus updates for iOS 9
- Reworked menu and playing surface text”
Video published by Jordan Rudess.
Geo Synthesizer on the app store: