Yep, a free chiptune course can be yours! Just head over to Soundfly and try it out. Cool right?
Frozen Lonesome workshop on The Wonderful World of IOS Music Apps at Matlock Festival of Music, Art, and Nature – August 23rd, 2014.
Things like this are really important. Getting the word out isn’t easy at all so it’s great to see Steve doing such a great job of it.
You might have seen from yesterday that I posted about getting involved in SoundLab again this year. Well I’m pleased to let you know that SoundLab has been funded by NESTA. You can see the press release on their news page here.
If you’re wondering what it is, SoundLab is about configuring Creativity and investigating how digital technologies can help people with learning difficulties to create sound and music experiences in the capital.
If you’d like to know more about it just get in touch.
When the developer of Echo contacted me he actually said that he realised that I don’t normally post about games, but that Echo was a bit different. So, I tried it, online (here), and actually it was pretty cool, so I decided that this was worth sharing, so here are the details:
Echo is a new kind of music game: part puzzle, part instrument.
In this unique puzzler, solve your way through individual tracks of a song. Perfect the part and earn the ability to remix that track.
- 20 challenging stages of original music
- Novel puzzle mechanic
- Avoid collisions
- Create original music
- Fast drag and drop interface
- Hundreds of samples
- Exciting near-misses
- Simple loop-based composition tool
- Ability to perform completed songs and remixes
- Addictive and rewarding
Echo challenges the player to match a given pattern by placing pieces relative to the board’s walls. Hit play then watch and listen as the pieces bounce off the walls to make loops. The loops combine to make tracks and tracks combine to make songs. The challenge is to match the pattern without the pieces crashing into each other as they cross paths.
Echo isn’t only puzzles, it’s also a powerful music creation tool. Perfecting a track unlocks the ability to remix that part. In remix mode, use the loop-based game mechanic to create your own patterns with the track’s samples. No need to worry about collisions! Remix a track or the entire songs and then perform it by soloing and muting tracks during playback.
You’ll gain a new depth of musical knowledge after spending hours solving and creating intricate musical patterns. No musical experience required!
* Echo is designed for iPhones 4S and newer
And Echo is priced at only $0.99.
It looks like lots more people must want to get going with iPad music or this sort of thing wouldn’t come about.
Details via Facebook.