I do like Teenage Engineering, the OP-Z has been of particular interest. This (very long) video shows just how compelling the OP-Z is. I’m especially interested in how small this device is. It reminds me of the VL-10 in terms of size, and highly pocketable.
Well now there’s a full documentary about their work. I haven’t had time to watch all of it as yet, but I certainly will as I think that their products are excellent, fun, and a great place to start if you’re interested in hardware and micro-modular synths.
I’ve been a fan of the AC Sabre since before it came out. This is a truly amazing video from Hari, the maker of the app. It’s great to see it being used with another excellent iOS app, Moog’s Model 15.
What’s more, AC Sabre is on sale now, for just $4.99. Watch the video, grab the app …
I’m a long time fan of all things from Mr NightRadio, from apps to hardware and on an esoteric variety of platforms too. Now he’s brought something from his hardware creations into the world of apps, which is an interesting move.
Quantum VJ HD is a simple glitch-style audio visualizer (video generator). It can receive sound from the microphone or from the Line-in port (depends on the system settings). Sound will be converted to the graphic elements byte by byte. The final video can be mixed with the camera stream in real time.
iTunes File Sharing and Wi-Fi can be used, if you want to upload your own codeset images to the app.
- Multitouch control – pair of parameters for each new touch
- 1st Touch – changing the Mode (horizontally) and the Power (vertically) parameters.
- 2nd Touch – changing the Color (horizontally) and the Noise (vertically) parameters.
- 3rd Touch – changing the Camera (horizontally) and the Resolution (vertically) parameters.
- 4th Touch – changing the Brightness (horizontally) and the Speed (vertically) parameters.
- Press on the top left corner to hide/show the control panel (fullscreen mode ON/OFF).
Video export is temporarily not available in iOS version.
Quantum VJ HD costs $1.99 (£1.49) on the app store now:
A new app appears from TC-Helicon, Vidial comes out today and is their platform for artists to create video. It looks good, and I’m keen to try it out.
Here’s how TC-Helicon describes Vidial:
Music is as much about the eyes as it is the ears. Our goal with VIDIAL is to give you the tools you need for creating great music videos, in both sight and sound, anytime anywhere.
VIDIAL is designed to make you look at sound better. With little to no technical ability, VIDIAL turns your smart device into a powerful audio/video production studio, letting you capture, trim, add filters and more to produce more creative and visually compelling videos.
Capture performances within the app, so you never miss that awe-inspiring moment – or import, export and save to your camera roll to edit later. With VIDIAL’s elegant and ultra easy-to-use design, you can share it on your favorite social channel with just a few touches and swipes.
But, it doesn’t end there…VIDIAL brings with it built-in music video playlists for sharing your VIDIALS with the people that matter to you. Our exclusive music video playlists allows you to see what music videos are trending, and share your videos with an audience hungry for one thing – new music.
As artists, and on behalf of artists everywhere around the world, VIDIAL has been created for you, and for people from all corners of the world who may have not otherwise known of you to share in your journey.
VIDIAL is free on the app store:
I thought I’d make a video that goes into a bit of depth on how to use the MIDI thing with an iPad (in this instance) and actually shows how the box works and how you can use it very simply to start to layer up a track using an app like Sound Canvas from Roland.
Hopefully this will make sense. You can find out more on our MIDI thing web site here.