Happy birthday GlitchBreaks

Yep, today GlitchBreaks celebrates it’s birthday, starting off in 2012. Happy birthday!

It’s been a long time coming, MIDI Thing is on the way

Some of you may remember that quite some time ago I was posting about a new device that I’ve been working on. A thing called simply “MIDI Thing”. You might remember these videos, the first of Jo (Mr Concretedog) playing with the MIDI thing live on the South Bank …

And then this video showing the MIDI Thing being used with a variety of iOS stuff:

Well after a long pause and some time to change the design and firmware we’re ready to get some people to test our little box and give us as much feedback as possible.

So what is MIDI Thing? Put simply MIDI Thing is a MIDI looper that lets you layer up MIDI tracks over multiple channels to create any kind of music you want. It’s portable and battery powered and has a unique control interface that we’ve tried to make as simple as possible (there are no buttons on the box at all)!

If you’re interested in being a part of the process to bring this product to market then we’d really like to hear from you and hopefully get a device into your hands to test and give us feedback.

Click the link below to fill out a simple form and we’ll get back to you soon!


Hope to hear from you soon!

NOIZ keeps getting better …


In the latest version of NOIZ the team at Studio Amplify have added …

  • Check out the new pattern editor! Edit beats, melodies & more to make your mashups even more unique!
  • You can now change the scale of the song on the master page
  • Added an attack slider to the synth on the instrument settings page
  • Other tweaks, improvements and bug fixes

NOIZ on the app store:

Video: FieldScaper live improvisation with MIDI controller

Video description:

“What were used in this setup (more details): http://motion-soundscape.blogspot.com… FieldScaper – Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor”

Video published by Igor Vasiliev.

FieldScaper on the app store:

We love PlayGround! May O – Strawberry Short Kick

Video description:

“Playground is a new way to experience the music of artists from around the globe. Swipe and tap on the unique template objects and discover your path to musical expression. Fun and easy to use for beginners, become a real performer by growing your skills. Record and share your favourite sessions with your friends.
Playground – Music At Your Fingertips.”

Video published by Herrmutt Lobby.

Playground – Music At Your Fingertips on the app store:

Following on from my love of Blocs Wave, this video is a must see

If you haven’t tried out Ableton’s Link technology as yet, then watch this and see just what you can do with it. Here it’s being used in Blocs, a thing I think is amazing in itself, and having worked with Blocs last week I know just how amazing it is going to get.

Video description:

“Performance with iPad Air 2 and iPad 2 with Blocs Wave by Novation trying new Ableton Link support!

What do you think? =)”

Video published by Matteo Cozza.

Blocs Wave on the app store:

Also check out my page on other Link enabled apps

Like Lego for a MIDI controller, this thing looks awesome

Discchord posted about this yesterday and it looks like a lot of fun to be honest with you. The concept seems sound too. I hope it’ll get off the ground.

It’s worth checking Discchord to see the translation from the Japanese site.

Soundtrap universal arrives


Whilst it’s always good to see new apps arrives on the app store, and also to see new models for music creation, it’s worth noting that not all models work all the time. Soundtrap’s model is subscription based starting with a free app. Subscriptions work in lots of different sectors and industries, and indeed with some app models, so it’ll be interesting to see how well this is received.

I don’t want to pre-judge this at all, I’ll let you make up your own mind about it, but I have to say I’m curious to find out what reception it gets.

Make up your own mind … Here are the app’s details:

Experience the new way of making music together!

With Soundtrap you make music online with old and new friends. Plug in your own instrument, use the software instruments available in Soundtrap or just record a song directly with your computer microphone. It’s super-easy!

You can start, edit and collaborate on your recordings wherever you are: everything is stored in the cloud!

Moreover, with Soundtrap you don’t have to be alone in your creative moments. You can share the fun of making music in real-time with friends using text and video chat and real-time collaboration.

Soundtrap Features:

  • Create music with a large set of high-quality loops in variety of genres.
  • Record vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass and other instruments.
  • Use preamps and large number of high-quality guitar, bass and vocal effects.
  • Play the built-in sampled instruments (piano, organ, synths, drums and more).
  • Save all your recordings in the cloud for easy access from all devices.
  • Invite friends to collaborate on your recordings using text and video chat.
  • Share your recordings on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

Soundtrap Premium & Pro Subscriptions:

Premium Subscription Features:

  • Save unlimited projects
  • Access all loops (over 2790 loops)
  • All instruments & sounds (over 210)
  • Antares Auto-Tune®
  • Time restore

Premium Subscription Prices:*
Monthly: $9.99 / month
Annual: $94.99 / year

*Prices are equal to the value that “Apple’s App Store Pricing Matrix” determines as the equivalent of the subscription price in $ USD

Pro Subscription Features:

  • Save up to 50 projects
  • Access to 1900 loops
  • Play with 176 instruments & sounds

Pro Subscription Prices:*
Monthly: $4.99 / month
Annual: $46.99 / year

Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package (monthly or yearly).

You may turn off the auto-renewal of your subscription via your iTunes Account Settings. However, you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.

Links to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy can be found below:

Privacy Policy: https://www.soundtrap.com/public/legal/privacy_policy.pdf
Terms of Service: https://www.soundtrap.com/public/legal/terms_of_use.pdf

SoundTrap on the app store (free, but with subscriptions, see above):

Video: I Love PO 28 – Live Performance

Video description:

“Pocket Operators are FUN! And I am really loving the PO-28 Robot!”

Video published by Jakob Haq.

He just makes me want to go buy more of these! Stop it Jakob!

Patch Base 1.5 brings new editors including the Volca FM!

Patch Base is a great app for working with your hardware and it’s just got better with new editors:

  • Added an editor for the Korg Volca FM!
  • Added an editor for the Yamaha TX81Z!
  • Bug fixes and interface improvements.

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