Why I’m really getting into Studio Amplify’s KRFT

I saw this post from Discchord and thought I’d add a few comments and thoughts into the mix.

I only started playing with this yesterday, and only briefly, but I can echo the comments that Discchord quotes: “You start with a blank Surface and add your own elements to create up your jammable track or instrument. There’s no social, login etc; it’s purely for music making.”, Or as Klaatu puts it, “This is what they were talking about in the first place and it’s like lemur with synths and samplers built in. With the keyboards as well as piano roll and pads for the drums it’s getting there.”

KRFT is in beta right now, but as Klaatu puts it above, it’s like Lemur but without the complexity. It’s like building not only your music, but the way you want to make it at the same time.

I love the idea, and so far I’m loving the execution too. Well done Studio Amplify, From Junglator, to NOIZ, to KRFT. It’s good stuff.

Quincy 1.5.0 brings us attention to detail in this rather unique compositional tool

Often when an up gets an update I think to myself that I really should revisit it personally, and so much more with this update to Quincy. I should get back to it and make some music with it very soon. I think I’ve been away from it for too long now. If you’re starting to feel the same then let me know how you get on. If you’ve never used Quincy then go take a look, it seriously is a very unique app.

Here’s what’s new in Quincy 1.5.0:

Quincy 1.5.0 comes with a redesigned and much more compact document list. In addition each title now shows a variety of metadata per composition including module name, speed and base key. Title highlighting is a bit more pronounced and scroll speeds are now much faster.

A lot of attention was also spent on the experience of running Quincy in landscape view. We added new statusbar animations, several new status announcements and moved the button for Quincy’s store window to the bottom toolbar to have it available in either viewing mode. A couple of issues surrounding the renaming of compositions in landscape view have been addressed as well.

Another bunch of fixes address issues surrounding sample compositions. Version 1.5.0 features updated default and add-on sample compositions with current thumbnails and settings. An issue where add-on sample docs may have been overwritten on app launch could occur in some configurations has been fixed. Other improvements include improved sound generation and faster document reading speeds.

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