2 comments on “Stravinski creates melodies with adjustable complexity”

Stravinski creates melodies with adjustable complexity

Whilst I’m not entirely sure quite how this app does what it suggest it does, I’m quite intrigued to understand it. Here’s the detail that you do get about what it does:

“Stravinski” is a melody generator that creates eight-bar piano melodies with adjustable complexity. The algorithm is based on scientific research in the field of music psychology. It is developed by the team behind “CHAiOS SYNTH 2”.

Workflow: set the complexity to your preferred level, press “generate”, then “play”. That’s it. Hit “settings” to set tempo and key, or toggle the drum tracks on/off.

Of cause “Stravinski” supports Audiobus and Inter-App Audio.

Have fun and get inspired by this next-gen melody algorithm!

Stravinski costs $2.99 on the app store now:

2 comments on “Concentric Rhythm is an interactive tool for generating, developing, and exploring musical patterns, and it’s free”

Concentric Rhythm is an interactive tool for generating, developing, and exploring musical patterns, and it’s free

This looks really interesting, and potentially extremely useful too. Plus it’s free and therefore definitely worth checking out and playing with. Here are the details:

Concentric Rhythm is an interactive tool for generating, developing, and exploring musical patterns. It uses geometric transformations and many other simple processes to create, develop, and evolve music.

The looping musical timeline is visualized as a circle, which allows you to treat musical patterns as concentric shapes. This makes performing geometric transformations such as rotations, reflections and folding very natural and intuitive. It also provides tools for melodic lines such as random-walk generation and scale-based inversion and transposition. You can generate rhythmic lines using cross-rhythms or the Euclidean algorithm, and allows for great visualisations of complex polyrhythms.

Concentric Rhythm now allows you to assign each pattern to a different MIDI channel and send your results to other MIDI compatible apps or devices.

Concentric Rhythm was originally developed as a new way to improvise electronic music, but it is also a great tool experimenting with and developing musical material, or just for casually playing with music in a unique, hands-on, way.

Many of the ideas here were inspired by the book ‘The Geometry of Musical Rhythm’ and this app is a powerful tool for anyone who is interested in exploring these ideas. But at the same time is easy enough to use that anyone (even with no musical or mathematical background) can make interesting musical patterns and think about the musical world a little differently.

Features:

  • Inter-App Audio and Audiobus Compatibility
  • MIDI Send (as IAP)
  • Landscape for iPad
  • Completely redesigned Note List now integrated into main display
  • Velocity based transformations
  • Global reverb control
  • User sample management
  • Improved system for project saving
  • Tempo calculations based on user selected meter
  • Many bug fixes

Concentric Rhythm is free on the app store:

0 comments on “Edity-Audio & music editor tool arrives, it’s free, and you might find it handy”

Edity-Audio & music editor tool arrives, it’s free, and you might find it handy

I wasn’t sure about this, but it’s free and could be useful to you, so I thought I’d let you know about it. Here’s the detail:

Edity – Professional and easy-to-use audio editor and recorder. You can work with files from the library or with the recorded sound.

Just edit

Make a smooth entry or fading effect? Crop music or sound? Copy or paste? All the necessary tools for editing at your fingertips

Apply audio effects

Add a little unusual? Slow down or speed up? Change the key or place the sound in a large room?Correct voice tune? Use creative audio effects: Pitch and speed control, Delay effect, Reverb, EQ

Record

Want to record voice or sounds? The recording function easily solves this problem

Enjoy high quality sound

Tired of audio editors and dictaphones with low-quality sound and clipping audio signal Save audio files in wav format, without losing quality!

Share

Want to share with friends and the world? Send audio tracks using share function to anyone. A clear, simple interface and animations, pleasing to the eye, will make the application more comfortable for you!

0 comments on “Boulanger Labs updates csGrain to version 1.4 and adds AB2 (not 3)”

Boulanger Labs updates csGrain to version 1.4 and adds AB2 (not 3)

Which is a bit strange. You’d think that they might move up to AB3, but anyway, they’ve added a fair bit more to the app and that’s a big plus, and also it’s the first update that this app has had since October 2014, so on the whole I’m just pleased it’s got a nice little refresh. Here’s what’s new:

  • Full 64-bit Support
  • Enhanced Granular Processing
  • Full DropBox Integration
  • AudioBus 2 Support
  • Update to Csound 6.08
  • Updated Manual, Links
  • UI Updates
  • iTunes Import Support
  • “Open In…” Support
  • Numerous Bug Fixes, Improvements, Optimizations
  • iOS 10 Ready
  • Audio Copy/Paste Update

0 comments on “Wotja – Generative Music & Cut-Up Text Editor 4.4 is here”

Wotja – Generative Music & Cut-Up Text Editor 4.4 is here

Intermorphic brings another big update to their flagship product. This update is mainly about improving productivity and usability (incorporating 3 creativity apps into one was tricky!) and bringing back a revised Wotja for Apple Watch.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Wotja for Apple Watch returns!
  • The new Apple Watch app is much simpler than before, and this time the focus is around playing/stopping the currently open Wotja mix or playlist or creating a random mix based on Wotja’s mix randomisation settings (3D Touch menu).

IMPROVEMENTS/CHANGES:

  • There are now only 3 core Tab views: Cut-Up – for creating cut-up, Mix – for creating generative music mixes and Display – for setting how a Wotja is displayed. Parameters previously accessed via a Piece tab are now accessed via the Piece/Mix button in the Network panel; Parameters previously accessed via a Voice tab are now accessed by tapping on the relevant voice in the Network panel.
  • Play/Stop button: now in the bottom tab bar making it accessible from every screen; playing time is displayed below it.
  • Settings button: now in the bottom tab bar making it accessible from every screen and now includes access to Mix Randomisation settings.
  • Mix Tab: We decluttered the UI by finding solutions that let us remove the bottom toolbar and top status bar.
  • Mix Tab: Voice and Track mixing segments in the top RHS panel selector have been combined into one allowing the RHS Panel expander button to be moved next to the panel selector.
  • Mix Tab: A selected cell is now indicated with a cell border; tap a selected cell to display the Template selector.
  • Mix Tab: The Tools button has been moved to the top Menu bar which now includes a handy button for mix randomisation.
  • Bug fixes.

0 comments on “TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome 1.5.2 arrives”

TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome 1.5.2 arrives

Another pretty big update for TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome. Here’s what’s new:

Feature updates and bugfixes and for v1.5.2:

  • Added auto-transpose feature back in for sound selection
  • Improved bluetooth speaker output support
  • Added option to allow bluetooth mic input, disabled by default so that most bluetooth speakers will work as desired. If the mic input from a bluetooth device is desired, enable this option. Removed the output-only option because this new option gets rid of the need for it.
  • Arrow button in top-left of record sidebar now closes it (as well as swipe left)
  • Added visual metronome flashing to tab bar on all pages
  • Added 3D Touch shortcuts to start on specific page
  • Add quarter/half note triplets subdivisions to /4 and /2 meters
  • File browsing behavior updated, doesn’t auto-play now when selecting (unless already playing).
  • Added Trim feature which trims selected range to new file or replacing existing
  • Added “Select” button which lets you multiple select items for export or deletion. If multiple items are selected for export it will make a ZIP archive and export that.
  • Added option to make compressed audio (AAC) files when exporting audio
  • Playing audio files keeps app alive in the background (like the metronome)
  • Added duration indicator when recording
  • Added introductory information for some features.
  • Some VoiceOver fixes, and added special tuning data text capture feature (double-tap and hold target tuner on Tuner page to toggle it on/off, only when VoiceOver is on). This was requested by a blind user.
  • Fixed multi-touch issue on pitch wheel
  • Various metronome fixes

Apple Watch app changes:

  • Reordered watch pages, to focus on most likely used features (metronome)
  • Added meter and subdiv adjusting feature to Watch app
  • Added Sound page to Watch app. Set the desired note with the note/octave pickers, or pressing the current tuner indicator button to set it to the most recently heard note.
  • Added dedicated haptic count-in feature on watch (force touch on met page). This is independent from the phone metronome.
  • Added Met Presets page to watch. Force press to change preset groups. Changing preset with the digital crown dial will go into affect when met is started (or if changed while already started). Swiping up/down also changes preset.