Making Music On A Game Boy With LSDj

gameboy-sequencerIn this post, chiptune guru Joe E. Allen makes his long-awaited return, with a look at making music on a Game Boy with LSDj

LSDj (Little Sound Dj) is a sequencing app that lets you make 4-track music, using the Game Boy sound chip.

The app is available (used) on cartridges or as a ROM file. The ROM can be used with free Game Boy emulators and or loaded to a Game Boy backup device to be used with your hardware Game Boy. 

In this article, Allen & fellow chiptune musician HarleyLikesMusic take an in-depth look at how to get started with LSDj…. Continue reading

Novation Updates Blocs Wave With ‘Slice Mode’

Novation has released an update to Blocs Wave, adding ‘Slice Mode’, a new option that lets you chop up sounds, play slices in real-time and record your slice performance.

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E-RM Multiclock Lets You Sync Everything

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At Superbooth 16, we talked with Max of E-RM about their Multiclock – a professional sync device.

The Multiclock lets you sync all types of clocks – analog, DIN, MIDI, audio, DAW – across four channels, and gives you per-channel control over clock timing and swing.

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New MIDI Looping App For iOS, Infinite Looper

Secret Base Design has introduced Infinite Looper – a new app that adapts audio style looping to performing with MIDI.

Infinite Looper let you quickly select different synthesizers and loop the MIDI to each, with perfect synchronization. Each of the instruments can have up to eight simultaneous loops. The loops can be of different lengths, up to sixty four measures long. Continue reading

Blocs Wave For iOS Updated With Ableton Link Support

Novation has announced that their Blocs Wave app now has Ableton Link support. Users can take advantage of Blocs Wave’s real-time stretch engine, combined with a “super-fast and intuitive” browser, for real-time jamming and collaboration.
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iPad Synth Jam At Superbooth 16 With The Musik App Manufaktur

At Superbooth 16, we talked with the Musik App Manufaktur – a coalition of iPad music software makers.

They were demonstrating their applications, and their support of the new Ableton Link standard, by jamming together, synced wirelessly.  Continue reading