According to Atlanta Hip-Hop artist Street Lotto it will! He goes on to say:
“We can create some [music] together. It lets the listener be interactive with the music. Especially at a time like this when you got bloggers that have something to say about everything gone on. … This let’s the consumer do the same with music. It allows them to remix it and do it themselves.”
ZoozBeat have unveiled the latest version their app. This one replaces all the previous ones and has new features to boot. The downside is that you have to buy the new one as well at £0.59 ($0.99). The new features are:
ZOOZbeat Store: Download free beats instantly and buy beats from artists like: Too $hort (coming soon); indie artist like Easy Star All-Stars (reggae); Richard Devine (electronica); Kutiman (funk) and up-and-coming artists like Cato (hip-hop), Midnight Youth (Rock) and Street Lotto (hip-hop).
Also coming soon: beats that you can buy from major label artists and personalized your ZOOZbeat experience by buying new instrument packs in the ZOOZbeat Store.
Instrument Customization: SWAP out instruments to listen to your tracks in a variety of sounds. Create a personalized set of instruments for each beat. Coming soon: purchase new instrument packs in the ZOOZbeat Store.
Share: reCreate a song and share it with the world on the all-new ZOOZbeat.com. Upload your songs to the web. Listen and rate other Musicians’ songs. Maintain your own ZOOZbeat Artist page to showcase your work to the world, or send your song (.mp3 file) to a friend.
Library of Beats: ZOOZbeat includes a library of 11 beats, including: Hip-Hop, Pop, Techno, Rock, Glitch, Salsa and more!
Live Streaming: Listen to live streaming of your songs, friends’ songs as well as featured and recent songs shared by ZOOZbeat Musicians from around the world directly on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
New Design: new and improved design to enhance your Music reCreation Studio experience.
ZoozBeat are holding the price for the new app at £0.59 until 31st of October.
I don’t normally post on general app updates anymore, but this upgrade for SoundGrid has lots of good stuff in it too so I thought I’d make an exception.
Redesigned UI and visual effects To keep UI simple, elegant and attractive for novice users. If you have difficulties placing notes on the grid now you can enable assistance lines to make life easier.
Song Mode Few people use all eight available patterns because it may be hard to switch them while playing. In Song Mode filled patterns will be automatically activated one after another enabling you to create longer compositions easily. Also now you can touch pattern button twice to switch pattern for all layers at once; or to switch pattern and start from its beginning in song mode.
Switchable musical scales There are only 16 rows (notes) on the grid and much more keys on piano keyboard. And now you can select set of tones you want to be available on the grid.
Recording Now you can record audio files while playing. Then either easily upload tracks directly to SoundCloud or send by email as is or as ringtone
More and more Sound Banks Additional sound banks now installable from external servers. Either my official server or your own.
Ratings for shared grids Many new grids become shared everyday. Now you can rate them and best ones will deservedly be always on top when sorting by rating. New shared grids since last update now marked too.
Other fixes and improvements Many bugs were fixed and many things made better. One of them is improved (means reduced) latency and UI reaction.
You’ve gotta admit that’s a lot of stuff to go in an update.
SoundCloud is working on wrappers for lots of different languages/platforms to make it as easy as possible for anyone to integrate and make use of our API. eg. see our Cocoa/iPhone wrapper – http://blog.soundcloud.com/2009/02/19/iphone/