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It isn’t easy promoting your own music (mobile or otherwise), but BlueJay is here to help

There was a time that it was a lot easier to get your music out. But these days it’s only fair to say that it’s hard. There’s a lot of different ways to promote yourself, but, like so many musicians I am always on the look out for a new method to get my sounds out. Then along comes BlueJay. BlueJay is an excellent way to create your own radio station right from your smartphone.

BlueJay will let you create a playlist on your iPhone or Android phone and then broadcast it to anyone else who’s running BlueJay. It’s a real tool and it’ll run on WiFi or 4G / 3G too. It’s worth checking out and getting your existing fans on there. Using BlueJay is about as simple as it can get. If you’re an artist you’ll need to contact BlueJay to get around the playlist restrictions. Once that’s done you’ll be good to go and create a session of your own music for broadcast.

Remember that BlueJay is radio, like real radio, so it’s real time. Your session plays out in real time and once it’s done it’s over. Go download the app and check for some PalmSounds broadcasts this week.

I’ll leave you with the app’s description:

Host your own live public radio shows directly from your phone and start building and interacting with your followers. Keep things smaller and share your favourite playlists in real-time while chatting with your friends. Or follow your favourite curators, artists, and friends to discover new music, hear forgotten gems, and listen to the songs they love with them.

BlueJay lets anyone create and host sessions, where you can live stream a playlist of your favourite songs directly from your phone to your followers or friends using your music files. As the host, you can modify, add to, or end your playlist at any time, as well as control whether your sessions are public or private. Every session also has group chat, where you and your listeners can interact in real-time.

Install our free app now and join the growing BlueJay Music community.

Get BlueJay on the App Store now (it’s free):

 

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KRFT 1.4 brings the bus, a network and much more

I think that KRFT is a great idea and a great app too, and it goes from strength to strength too. In the latest update it adds Audiobus and also its own network giving KRFT users the ability to share their own surfaces and try out those from other users.

You might be wondering what the pictures above are all about. I spent a very pleasant time with Studio Amplify guys playing with KRFT, and having a few craft beers at the same time. Personally I think it’s a great recipe for an evening, so you should try it sometime.

For now, here’s all that’s new with KRFT:

All aboard the Audio Bus to the new KRFT Network

  • Check out the KRFT Network tab! You can now share your Surfaces and play on other users. Also, share privately and open your Surfaces on multiple devices.
  • Use KRFT with Audio Bus 2 & 3 and control other apps using the Audio Bus control bar from within KRFT.
  • Added the ability to scroll horizontally on iPhone.

Other improvements:

  • Added a master volume slider
  • Added list picker for waveforms
  • Added list picker for morph & dial property list
  • Added some more options for dial & morph properties
  • Fixed sample import for iOS 10.3
  • Fixed an issue with Inter-App Audio
  • Fixed bugs with Ableton Link
  • Other small bug fixes and optimizations

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TIZE 1.3 sees this app open up

I’ve been following TIZE for a while now and watching how it develops. Up until now it’s been a bit closed off, but now it’s really becoming something of use. Here’s what’s new:

Tize has opened up, you can now import your own samples!

  • Sampler Track
  • Assign your own samples to the drum pads
  • Slicer : Chop an audio file into 16 slices and assign them to the drum pads
  • File Manager
  • Import audio via other apps, your music library, or copy files through iTunes
  • Bug fixes / Stability improvements

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Audio Evolution Mobile Studio 1.1.3 arrived

Another packed release for Audio Evolution Mobile Studio as this app goes from strength to strength. Here’s what’s new:

  • Replaced Note Length button with the direct display of all note lengths in the left panel in the piano roll editor.
  • New grid size dialog in the piano roll editor for more quickly changing grid sizes
  • New ‘Dynamic’ grid size for the piano roll which changes the grid size according to the grid lines of the current zoom level
  • Changing the velocity slider now also affects the velocity of the selected notes
  • Note offs are now sent when end of loop is reached
  • Markers in the piano roll are now snapped to the piano roll grid
  • Pasting in the piano roll is now snapped to the piano roll grid
  • Loop duration can now be much smaller
  • Loop button did not stay selected. Solved.
  • Punch in/out did not work correctly. Solved.

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More information from KDJ-One

If you’re a backer on this project you’ll already know about this, but if you’re not you might be interested to know that there’s some good news about the KDJ-One. After 2 years it seems that they’re making progress and there could be some light at the end of the tunnel. I really do hope so as I’m still keen to have one of these.

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PRFORM – 9 Synths and 16 Pads arrives

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A new app from the makers of E Theremin – Electro Theremin, RS-08 | 8 Oscillator Ribbon Synth and WubSynth | EDM Bass Synth comes a new app called PRFORM.

Harness the power of 9 independent synthesizers right at your finger tips.

PRFORM is comprised of 4 synths(2 leads, bass and pad) and 5 synth drum modules(bass, clap, snare, hi-hat, and noise) all playable from an on screen 4×4 grid of 16 performance pads. The performance pads are also trigger-able via MIDI and Audiobus Remote allowing you to play inspiring live performances.

PRFORM also has 5 effects and a 4 track looper. PRFORM has a vast array of parameters easily accessible thoght its lcd display, enabling you to create a vast palette of unique sounds to your taste, whether it be: Trap, Dubstep, EDM, Dubstep, DNB, House, Electro, Future bass, Brostep, Hardstyle, Foot work, Techno, Trance, Bass music, Downtempo, House, Trap or U.K. Garage.

PRFORM has a 4 track volatile memory looper for quick and easy building of tracks during live performances, jams or just getting ideas down.

Play anywhere, on-the-go, on the bus, in the studio or on stage.

PRFORM – The 9 synthesizer modules

Synth Modules:

PRFORM has 9 synth modules, that can be triggered via the 16 performance pads in a live or studio recording. Each module has an “LCD display” for control of the synthesizers and effects parameters.
PRFORM has 5 send effects, allowing you to add depth to your performance.

  • Mono-synth lead – has 3 trigger pads and features a 24db/octave resonant ladder style filter and 12db/octave high-pass filter
  • Supersaw lead – 8000 style detonable supersaw has 4 trigger pads, 6db/oct high-pass and 12db/oct low-pass filters
  • Bass – has 3 trigger pads with fm oscillator, a 6db/octave resonant low-pass filter connected to LFO for Dubstep Wub bass, and distortion and bit-crusher
  • Pad – 4 oscillator synth with 24db/octave resonant filter. Its oscillators amplitudes can be controlled via joystick or 2 supplied LFOs

Drum Synth modules:

Classic Synthesized drum sounds are at the heart of PRFORM.

  • Bass Drum – 808 style bass drum.
  • Snare – Modules after vintage analog drum machines.
  • Clap – A rudimentary 808 clap.
  • Hi-Hat – 808 style and ring modulation configuration available.
  • Noise Burst – Sculpt sounds from white noise, ranging from hi-at, analog style crash cymbal to build up.

Send effects:

Send effects add a huge amount of depth to your performance.

  • Delay
  • Reverb
  • Chorus
  • Clip
  • Bit-Crusher

Master bus out:

  • 24db/octave low-pass filter
  • Softclip

Features:

  • 100% synthesized audio flow (No Samples)
  • Synth modules: mono-synth lead, supersaw lead, bass, pad
  • Drum synth modules: bass drum, snare, clap, hi-hat, noise burst
  • Master effects: delay, reverb, distortion, flanger/chorus, bit-crusher
  • Audiobus 2
  • Audiobus Remote (triggers for all 16 pads)
  • IAA
  • MIDI-In for triggering pads
  • Looper; 4 track volatile memory looper
  • 16 pad grid controller (4×4)
  • 99 saveable patch slots
  • 6 Presets
  • Autosave

PRFORM costs $4.99 on the app store now:

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Wotja 4.3 brings updates and improvements to the cut up text feature

Here’s what’s new in Wotja:

This update to Wotja is mainly focused on the Cut-Up feature, which we’ve made much more flexible and powerful. We’ve also re-organised the UI a small amount; we’ve added some new menu items when you press the “Add” button, and we’ve taken the opportunity to improve the order of the tab buttons in the main screen.

NEW CUT-UP TEXT FEATURES:

  • Syllables: The rule format has been extended to allow specifying how many syllables you want in a line; this is great for creating Haiku (which are 3 line poems with 5,7,5 syllables) as well as lyric ideas perhaps to fit to a number of notes.
  • The rule format now supports value ranges for word and syllables and also naming of rules.
  • A new rule editor is included that makes it easier to create new rules and modify existing ones.
  • A new (non-editable) Wotja Word Database is included which can be selected instead of the user editable Wotja Word Bank and helps come up with some more unusual word combinations. You can configure this using the new controls in the Library screen (get to it by pressing the button to the left of the slider in the main cut-up screen).
  • A new “Sources Only” cut-up mode that analyses the structure of the Sources text and lets you create cut-up with a more natural feel; in this mode the cut-up is created from Sources ONLY and it uses the active rule (ignoring syllables) but EOL rhyming and word locks are ignored. You can select this using the new button to the left of the main “Cut-Up” button.

IMPROVEMENTS/CHANGES:

  • Revised the “Create New” menu items to make it MUCH easier to get going right away. *Wotja Cut-Up* – create a new cut-up without music (you can create a mix later if you want); *Wotja Mix (automatic)* – create a new random mix based on the Randomisation Settings without having to go via the Templates dialog; *Wotja Mix (manual)* – create a mix the old way where you can manually select a file or use a random selection from the tagged paks;* Wotja List (playlist)* – as before.
  • Renamed the “Words” tab to “Cut-Up” and moved it to be the first tab.
  • Renamed the “Design” tab to “Mix”.
  • Changed the icon for Mix and Voices tab.
  • In the “Cut-Up” tab renamed the “Cut-Ups” section to “Saved”.
  • In Cut-Up Create panel added a new Lock All/Unlock All action menu item.
  • When exporting a cut-up to a tweet, allow the background image in the Wotja file (if any) to be appended to the tweet; the cut-up text can be “baked into” the image if the Display > Text setting is set to “Show Text from Cut-Up”; this is great fun for making and sharing Haiku!
  • Cut-Up character counter now also shows syllables used in each line.
  • Added new “Haiku” rule to the included default cut-up rules.
  • A blank line can now be added to a cut-up by setting the line rule to 0.
  • Bug fixes

Wotja on the app store: