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pisounds is now at 81% of its target

That didn’t take long at all. pisound has reached 81% of its target funding on its first day. If you haven’t already checked it out on Indiegogo then here’s the link. I think it’s a very fitting end to Pi day.

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Pianofly FM Synth version 2 has arrived

I posted about this before it arrived back on the app store and now here it is, and it’s great to have it back! Here’s what’s new:

  • Fixes screen rotation bug
  • Universal app with iPad support
  • Added triangle wave to waveforms
  • Generated waveform graphics
  • Keyboard lock to limit scrolling
  • Gesture/button improvements
  • New icon picker (zoom/crop your photos)
  • See icon of sound being edited.
  • New revert sound menu (factory sound or last session)
  • High res graphics on all modern screen sizes/resolutions
  • New, more efficient multi-touch handler
  • UI adjusts to all modern screen sizes
  • Updated help screens
  • Performance improvements (frame sync, etc.)
  • Brighter blue!

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KRFT 1.2 brings some very cool new things

Studio Amplify do it again. KRFT 1.2 opens up and makes new friends! Here’s what’s new:

  • Sync with other music apps using Ableton Link
  • Import Audio Samples from other apps, including Dropbox & Google Drive
  • Use KRFT as a source with Inter-App Audio
  • Added Background Audio toggle
  • Added 5 new bass presets
  • Improved Live Quantize when playing on the keyboard or drum machine
  • Now you can set the Cue Time for timelines
  • Added more control over the waveforms in the synth engine
  • Added better control over attack sliders at low values
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

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Coming today … PiSound is crowdfunding!

As you probably already know I’m a big fan of the Raspberry Pi, or, to be more accurate, I’m increasingly a big fan of the Pi and I continue to find more uses for it, and reasons to make use of it.

Today we see another useful addition to the Pi sound and music world. PiSound is crowdfunding as of this morning, which is appropriate as today is the 14th of March and it is exactly 10am (GMT), at the time of writing (3.1410 if you hadn’t already got it).

pisound is an ultra-low latency high-quality soundcard and MIDI interface specially designed for Raspberry Pi pocket computers. Equipped with 192kHz 24-bit Stereo Input and Output driven by the legendary Burr-Brown chips, DIN-5 MIDI Input and Output ports, user-customisable button and bundled software tools, this little board will bring your audio projects to a whole new level!

It’s impressive, that’s for sure, and, if you check out the product site you’ll see that this is a very capable product.

Stay tuned for more on this and other Pi based products today, as it is Pi day today!

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Welcome to Pi Day!

Today is international Pi day. It’s 3.14 (the 14th of March). Today I plan to have a bunch of news and general stuff around the Raspberry Pi as a platform for sound and music, as I think it’s got a lot of potential, and I don’t think that I’m at all alone in that.

There are loads of really cool things going on in Pi world with sound and recording, and I think it has enormous potential as a new, and very open platform for making music.

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Coming up soon …

This last weekend I was lucky enough to be at MMM2017 in Berlin. It was a fantastic experience and I have loads to share with you about it including loads of photos and news. But it’s going to take me a couple of days to get it all written up. So check back and I’ll give you all the news from MMM2017 very soon, and by the end of the week at the latest. Promise!