Mouse on Mars: WretchUp, an Instrument for iPhone


Here’s what the video description tells you about the app:

WretchUp is a unique handheld effect and instrument for the iPhone that anyone can play. Developed by Mouse on Mars, it’s easy to learn, but also sophisticated enough that it’s heavily used in their live shows and new albums. Now with your help, we want to bring it to everyone.

We’re launching an IndieGogo campaign to support developing WretchUp for all iOS users. (With enough funding, we’ll port to Android, too.) We’ll share exclusive music, updates from the band and development team, and more with backers – plus, of course, the app. And the entire project will be open source, including iOS projects and a free Pure Data (Pd) patch for users of any OS.

Here, Andi and Jan explain what the app is about and how they use it.

See you on IndieGogo!
Peter KIRN, createdigitalmusic.com
Jan St. Werner, Mouse on Mars
Andi Toma, Mouse on Mars

Shot at Mouse on Mars’ studio at the Funkhaus, Berlin; edited by Peter Kirn

You can fund the project too:

http://www.indiegogo.com/project/271363/widget

In case you missed this … AudioSteam Lite has arrived

I mentioned this the other day, but you may have missed it so I thought I’d post it again especially because the developer is Ariel Elkin who is the organiser of the London Mobile Music Meet up which is set for Tuesday the 30th.

So if you did miss this, here’s what you missed:

Features of this amazing Steampunk-inspired app

  • Control realtime effects created by you and your environment through your iPhone or iPod!
  • Imagine having a personal theremin right on your device that you control by tilting it! || Or changing voice to sound like a robot. || Several different effects and settings to play with!
  • Great original story and instructions.
  • Beautiful Steampunk-inspired graphics and interface.
  • Great for both kids and adults!

Story behind AudioSteam

You’ve just inherited a most peculiar device from a relative you had long forgotten about. Your family had always said your Great Uncle was a mad man who dabbled in Sonic Alchemy. Obsessed with harassing sounds of an unearthly origin which he called “taming the audio steam”

Please plugin your headphones before using AudioSteam! iPod users: please plugin headphones with mic.

AudioSteam Lite - Ariel Elkin

AudioSteam Lite has arrived

If real time audio mangling is your thing then you should really take a look at AudioSteam lite (and in fact the full version which is only $0.99 anyway). The description for both is the same, but the lite/free version is ad supported.

Personally I love this kind of app so it’s right up my street and I’ve been using the full version for a while now.

Features of this amazing Steampunk-inspired app

  • Control realtime effects created by you and your environment through your iPhone or iPod!
  • Imagine having a personal theremin right on your device that you control by tilting it! || Or changing voice to sound like a robot. || Several different effects and settings to play with!
  • Great original story and instructions.
  • Beautiful Steampunk-inspired graphics and interface.
  • Great for both kids and adults!

Story behind AudioSteam

You’ve just inherited a most peculiar device from a relative you had long forgotten about. Your family had always said your Great Uncle was a mad man who dabbled in Sonic Alchemy. Obsessed with harassing sounds of an unearthly origin which he called “taming the audio steam”

Please plugin your headphones before using AudioSteam! iPod users: please plugin headphones with mic.

AudioSteam Lite - Ariel Elkin

RJDJ retiring their original app!

You can read their original post about retiring the first RJDJ app.

If you don’t know the original RJDJ app you should take a look, especially as you only have the rest of this week to get to it. So, get it as soon as you can!

RjDj - Reality Jockey Ltd.

If you like RJDJ and augmented audio then you might want to try Lis10er for iPhone

I’ve been playing with this app for a little while now. It’s a little like RJDJ and some of the other augmented apps I’ve posted on before, so if you like that kind of application on your iPhone it might be something you’d like to try.

Personally I like this kind of application, and I like this one as it adopts a scene type approach which gives a variety of different audio approaches.

It’s obvious that a lot of work has gone into the design of each scene. I think it’s something that I will be using for a long while to come.

Here’s the app’s description:

Lis10er (Listener) 1.0 is a binaural audio augmented reality iPhone application that creates an “augmented soundspace”, warping and mixing the sounds from the microphone with prerecorded imagined sounds. Lis10er is designed by Matteo Milani and Federico Placidi (aka U.S.O. Project) in collaboration with Tue Haste Andersen.

Lis10er is an application that places the emphasis on the surfaces of the world in which we live. It has been developed keeping in mind the issue of “environmental lis10ing” in everyday activities, like traveling, walking, reading.

Mixing “live” sounds and their aural context with designed sounds creates a new “virtual Place” where the lis10er can immerse himself and develop an active aural consciousness in order to better understand the physical and social context which describe and define our everyday life.

The app interconnects places, everyday situations and sonic awareness.

Lis10er promotes a creative mode of lis10ing.

Lis10er is priced at $3.99.

Lis10er - Digital4x4

The Dark Knight Rises Z+ arrives!

Want to feel like you are IN the movie? This is the app for that!

Get the official Augmented Soundtrack Experience from the makers of The Dark Knight Rises.

  • Z+ Augmented Sound will transform your world into Gotham City. YOU ARE IN IT!
  • Experience music by Hans Zimmer in a totally new way.
  • Access over 2 hours of new and exclusive music including the extended “Origins” soundtrack
  • Free exclusive behind-the-scenes commentary with composer Hans Zimmer and director Christopher Nolan.
  • Fly the BAT with the actual movie sound effect simulator by Academy Award® winning sound designer Richard King.

Experience amazing Z+ realtime augmented sound, including new and exclusive music from the movie only available in this app.

Z+ augmented sound changes your perception of reality. Your world will be transformed into Gotham City. YOU ARE IN IT!

“I’m hoping to give fans of this beloved trilogy the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the soundscapes and atmospheres of the world of the Dark Knight. This new app allows users to be part of the film in a way that goes beyond the movie screen—it’s the difference between looking at a photo of a river, and being able to drop your hand over the side of the boat and feel the currents of the water tug as the river takes you on a journey.” Hans Zimmer

“Hans sets creative goals for every film that are higher than you ever thought practical…or even reachable.” Christopher Nolan


“A CD has tracks that are frozen in time. A Z+ app has musical worlds that evolve and adapt to the listener. Hans is making full use of these possibilities.”
Michael Breidenbruecker

The app is free.

The Dark Knight Rises Z+ - Reality Jockey Ltd.

Augmented Finger Drumming with AriVibes

AriVibes - Ariel Elkin

AriVibes App Musically Transforms Sound

Another AriVibes video to enjoy!

AriVibes - Ariel Elkin

Augmented Beatboxing with AriVibes

If you like things like RJDJ, dimensions and the inception app then you should really check out AriVibes for sure, it is a lot of fun to play around with.

AriVibes - Ariel Elkin

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