Roli today announced the release of Noise, a free app that takes advantage of the expressive music-making potential of the iPhone.
Stemming from the company’s years of research into “touch-sensitive musical interfaces,” Noise is a ‘full-bodied instrument’ that makes use of the 3D touch-sensitive capabilities of the iPhone 6s.
Noise support Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE), which means it can also be used as a sound module with any MPE-compatible controller, like the LinnStrument.
Here are the official intro videos:
Noise turns the iPhone screen into a continuous sonic surface that responds to even subtle gestures. And, using the new 3D Touch technology of the iPhone 6s, the surface lets music-makers shape sound through Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, and Lift, what they are calling the “Five Dimensions of Touch”.
As an instrument, Noise features 25 keywaves, includes 25 sounds, and has five faders for fine-tuning the touch-responsiveness of the surface.
Noise is also the portable sound engine for the Roli Seaboard Rise and other MIDI controllers. Powered by Equator and using MIDI over Bluetooth, Noise allows music-makers to control sounds wirelessly from their iPhones. It is one of the first apps to enable Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) through its MPE Mode, so the Noise mobile sound engine works with any MPE-compatible controller.
Roli’s sound designers have crafted the app’s 25 preset sounds, which include Breath Flute and Extreme Loop Synth, especially for MPE expressivity. Additional sounds can be purchased in-app.
Noise System Requirements
While it works with all models of iPhone from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 6s, Noise has been optimized to take full advantage of 3D Touch capabilities on the iPhone 6s.
Pricing and Availability