ström update adds IAA, which is interesting

You might know ström if you know any of Mr HumbleTune’s other apps such as STRNG, ShapeSynth, nils, or frekvens. However, ström is less well know. Before I go into details of the update though, here’s what the app is actually about:

“Ström is a minimalistic streaming internet radio. It is capable of playing the formats mp3, wav, aifc, aiff, m4a, mp4, caf and aac. Ström comes preset with fluid radio, lake radio and swedish radio p1, p2 and p3, but these can easily be changed to the user’s choice. Of course, ström is also capable of playing streams of a finite length.”

In the latest update it’s added:

  • Improving streaming engine.
  • Adding inter app audio.
  • Adding 64 bit processor support.

The most interesting of which is IAA. So I think I’ll have to revisit it, and you might want to as yet, as it is free.

iRig Recorder 3 arrived

IK update their iRig Recorder app. Here’s what’s new:

iRig Recorder 3 has been completely redesigned and streamlined for fast and easy audio and video field recording. Now you can use your favorite IK microphone, interface or your device’s built-in mic to capture stunning audio and video on the go, apply a suite of world-class professional effects and share your creations in multiple ways directly from your iPhone/iPad.

Improvements include:

  • Creative effects — Morph, Reverb, Chorus & Delay
  • Professional Effects — Normalize, Stereo Imager, Compressor, 3-Band EQ
  • Fade effect for fading in & out – 16 total effects possible
  • Video Recording
  • Inter-App Audio & AudioBus compatibility – Perfect for shooting videos with apps like AmpliTube or VocaLive
  • Enhanced sharing — added support for Airdrop, Messages, DropBox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, SoundCloud, Facebook and WhatsApp
  • Text and Photo Markers — now you can apply text and photo markers to your audio files in real time
  • Project Export — export audio and video as separate files for editing in your favorite video editor/DAW

A beautiful Raspberry Pi 3 synth that you can’t have

I’ve mentioned the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi a few times now, and this confirms that as a platform it is very capable. Sadly, according to this pageCurrently, there are no plans to release as products and to publish the source codes“. Which is really sad.

Here are some details if you really want to make yourself sad …

High-Resolution (24bit/96kHz) 6-Polyphonic Innovative Raspberry Pi Synthesizer made by The Synth-Sennin (The Hermit Wizard of Synthesizer).

Version 2 Additional Functions

  • Oscillator types (including Noise)
  • Phase Mutator
  • Pre / Post Clipper

The S³-6R is originally developed by The Synth-Sennin (The Hermit Wizard of Synthesizer) who was once a sound engineer of the Company “R”. It is innovative digital synthesizer which is clearly different from general analog modeling synthesizer.

Individual synthesis based on original phase control and modulation thinking (αα-Phase Modulation). Driving in High-Resolution (24bit/96kHz) and 6-Polyphonic. Also it is a feature that very low alias noise even if extreme modulation. It adopts a Raspberry Pi as a platform.

Currently, there are no plans to release as products and to publish the source codes.


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microTERA 1.3 adds Link and more

VirSyn adds even more to their already excellent synth microTERA. Here’s what’s new:

  • Ableton Link support
  • Bluetooth audio support
  • Open recording in other app
  • Export recording via mail
  • 64-bit Binary added

Buttercup Bitcrush 2.0 goes AU and more

Another in the Flora groups gets updated. Buttercup Bitcrush has received the 2.0 treatment to rebuild the infrastructure, with a focus upon improving stability, user experience and audio quality.

Also included in this update:

  • AUV3 Support
  • Preset saving (Bonus: Saved presets are accessible from AU Hosts)
  • Massive perfomance upgrades to both the audio processing and user interface.
  • Reduced download footprint
  • Improved stability
  • Enhanced support system

DA ONE Synth arrives for iPad

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Tim at Discchord called this ‘ugly’. I’m not sure it’s that bad, although it could do with a better description, or at the very least a bit fuller anyway.

Here’s what the developer says about DA ONE Synth:

The DA ONE synthesizer app provides you with a powerful synthesis engine combining digital and (virtual) analog synthesis methods, such as wavetable synthesis, vector waveform mixing, subtractive, additive, and frequency modulation synthesis. The individual blocks of this synthesizer are connected using an innovative and highly flexible routing system that allows millions of different configurations of oscillators, filters, and distortion blocks.

DA ONE Synth costs $7.99 on the app store now:

Wotja 4.0 brings the best of Mixtikl, Noatikl into one place

As a long time fan of Intermorphic’s work I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time. I didn’t get it initially, but when the guys at Intermorphic explained it to me I got there, and now it’s here.

Here are all the details:

Wotja is our chilled-out music app for creative relaxation & reflection. In V4 Wotja has grown up to be a powerful app for generative music composition, experimentation and playback as it now incorporates much of the best of Noatikl, Mixtikl and Tiklbox.

Create a new random mix and add some of your own text or emoji and it will create a beautiful evolving melodies with live ambient generative music backings. Wotja has support for 16 tracks in total, each comprising 4 cells and includes lots of templates. It’s as deep as you want to take it and does way more than we have room to say here so do check out the User Guide!

For FREE you have access to everything in the app (including mix randomisation, templates, editors etc.) and can create, play, save and share. We have a very simple approach to IAP (see below).

So, if you’ve a few minutes to spare then why not take a short creative break with Wotja? It makes a refreshing change from other kinds of entertainment such as playing a game!

WHAT IS IT?
Wotja is a 16 track generative mixer, arranger and cell sequencer. It includes many generative music templates and supports Core MIDI / Virtual MIDI Out/In as well as Inter-App Audio and Audiobus. At its core are two powerful engines: the MIDI generating Intermorphic Music Engine (IME) with 130+ parameters and the sound generating Intermorphic Sound Engine (ISE). The ISE lets you design/use portable complex stereo synth networks – great for rich and evolving sounds in shareable pieces – and supports SoundFonts (SF2) / DLS Wavetables and use of audio loops in Paks. It includes many modulatable sound units, FX units and quality SF2.

USE IT TO…

  • Create and play high quality, royalty-free, totally custom generative music / soundscapes: ambient, drone, relaxation, mindfulness, experimental etc. throught to beat-based loop-tastic EDM mashups using your own or 3rd party loops and SF2.
  • Help break composer’s block with new melodies & ideas
  • Experiment with generative (MIDI) music composition
  • Drive other MIDI synths
  • Experiment with sound design using the many included ISE Sound and FX units
  • Build a hyper-instrument responding to MIDI note input
  • Quickly create melodies using your text as a seed

REFLECTIVE & GENERATIVE MUSIC PUBLISHING AND PLAYBACK
Wotja is a powerful reflective & generative music publishing system. Be creative: see how far you can take a wotja as an art form. Share your creations via email or try embedding a Wotja URL (WJURL) in a webpage! Go ahead, express yourself…

LIMITATIONS

  • FREE – Play Time: 1 minute; Save/Export – Cell 1 ONLY; MIDI Out/In: Ch 1 ONLY;

IN APP SUBSCRIPTION TIERS

  • ESSENTIALS ($4.99) – Play Time: Up to 1 hour; Save/Export: All Cells in Column 1
  • PRO ($14.99) – Play Time: Up to 8 hr 53 mins; Save/Export: All Cells in all Columns; MIDI Out/In: Multi-channel

SUBSCRIPTION NOTES

  • Prices above shown for US region.
  • Each Subscription Period is 6 months, auto-renewing (it is *EASY* to turn off auto-renewal if you want to).
  • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase.

 

USER GUIDE & FORUM

FURTHER NOTES

  • If you make and share a wotja make sure you don’t infringe the copyright of others.
  • Wotja needs to be installed to play a Wotja File or Wotja Music URL.

FEEDBACK?
Please send it to @intermorphic on Twitter, via our forum or through our website contact form. We’re always improving Wotja, so thanks for your support and interest!

What’s New

In V4 Wotja has grown up to be a powerful app for generative music composition, experimentation and playback.

It’s great fun and now incorporates much of the best of Noatikl, Mixtikl and Tiklbox.

We really hope you will like all the new features and capabilities and wish to explore our app as it begins a new journey!

KRFT – Sound Inspired 1.1 is pretty big

The lovely chaps at Studio Amplify have been hard at work and brought us KRFT version 1.1 which is pretty big and well worth a look at. Also KRFT is still at its sales price of $2.99.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Added full iPad support! Enjoy retina graphics and more space to build your Surfaces on iPad.
  • Exposed loads of settings and tweaks for the synth engine so you can add more personality to your sounds.
  • Unlocked the ability to create custom Dials & Morphs. Now you can pick from a large list of synth, drum and master properties to create your effects.
  • Added “Save As” and “Clone Surface” to give more flexibility when working with your Surfaces
  • Increased the quality of recordings to 256kbps AAC.
  • Improved graphics performance opening keyboard & matrix.
  • Improved Instrument Selector design & function.
  • Prevented cells being moved off screen.
  • Fixed an issue where cells weren’t being cloned.
  • Other smaller bug fixes and tweaks.

Saffron Saturator 2.0 brings AU support and more

The first of the Flora series to move up to version 2.0. Here’s what’s new:

  • AUV3 Support
  • Preset saving (Bonus: Saved presets are accessible from AU Hosts)
  • Massive perfomance upgrades to both the audio processing and user interface. (Saffron Saturator idles at less than 1% on iPad Air 2).
  • Reduced download footprint
  • Improved stability
  • Enhanced support system.

Mobile Music in the Making 2017 is less than a month away

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I’ve known Matthias Krebs for a couple of years now. He’s been doing some really excellent work in education and research in our world. Now he’s organising this event which I’m really happy to be involved with.

Here are the details of the event, it would be great if you could make it along …

International Symposium “Mobile Music in the Making 2017” #mmm2017

Mobile Music in the Making is the first of what could be a regular annual event for mobile music in art, education, technology, science and social & cultural institutions.
Already the event has had more than 100 registrations and is almost full.

The main idea of the event is to bring people together who are deeply involved in the innovative development of the diverse practices of mobile music making. Eventually it should become a specific meeting point to discus and reflect on projects and work that is ongoing in the field of mobile music.

The goal is to have a place for deep discussions, find new collaborations and to meet new people. The event will be a creative space for enthusiasts, sound artists, music technologists, professional musicians, scientists, educators and developers exploring inspiration and creativity for their work in the field of music and mobile apps.

Details:

The symposium takes place between 10th and 11th March 2017 at the Berlin University of the Arts and is organised by the Research Centre for Mobile Music Making & App Music (RCAM). Since 2014, the RCAM has been developing a training regarding music with apps in the cultural education within the joint project (Touch:Music) with the Federal Academy Wolfenbüttel which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

A 2-day conference on music making with mobile music apps including sessions, talks, discussions and a keynote, a BarCamp, an openLINKjam and a performance.

The #MMM2017 is for those who are seeking an interactive exchange with others with regard to new musical forms, new apps, new hardware technology and innovative, expressive methods of sound making, performance and collaboration, musical and cultural education and many more. Interested parties of all disciplines are encouraged to participate; diverse and varied backgrounds often bring valuable eclectic elements into the collaborative mix.

You can find out more by checking out the MMM2017 web site.

I hope to see you there.

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