Animoog Update On The Way

Moog Music developer Geert Bevin (who’s also worked with Roger Linn Design & EigenLabs) mentioned, via Twitter, that a new version of Animoog is now in testing. Continue reading

DFX Digital Multi-FX App Adds MIDI Control

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Fingerlab has released a major update to DFX – its digital Multi-FX app for iPad:

We are happy to announce DFX version 2.0 with a freshly added Midi Engine.

You can now plug any Midi controller or keyboard, relax and watch DFX reacting to the push of a fader or the turning of a rotary button. Multiple controllers, multiple gestures are welcome. We have covered pretty much much any control in DFX.

Here’s a video intro to the new version: Continue reading

iConnectAUDIO4+ Audio & MIDI Interface Demo Videos

iConnectivity has released a series of videos, embedded above, demonstrating its new iConnectAUDIO4+ audio/midi interface.

iConnectAUDIO4+ is a multi-host audio and MIDI interface for MAC, PC, and iOS that combines several of iConnectivity’s technologies in a single device. Continue reading

Free App, Music IO, Lets You Route MIDI Over USB On iOS & Mac

music-ioSecret Base Design has released Music IO: MIDI over USB – a free app that lets you route MIDI via USB between iOS & Mac.

This is the MIDI-only version of Music IO, a MIDI and audio-over-USB solution for iOS. It’s fully bidirectional and near-zero latency.

This version of the app is free for a limited time.

Features:

  • Send & Receive MIDI between any CoreMIDI apps over USB (Lightning or 30 pin) with no perceptible latency nor jitter
  • Large sysex messages (eg. bulk dumps) handled seamlessly
  • Choose “send to” ports (OSX and iOS)
  • Choose “receive from” (OSX): route MIDI from anywhere to your iOS device
  • BridgeClock, a ground-breaking inter-device MIDI-clock-synchronization technology, provides jitter-free sync between platforms

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Hexaglyphics Noise Generator Is Like Making Music In The Matrix

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Nicola Pisanti has introduced Hexaglyphics – a 13-bit noise generator that looks like it should be used for making music in The Matrix.

Hexaglyphics uses an interface based on an original alphabet for hexadecimal values. It can turn gestures into a wide range of noise sweeps, zaps/clicks, squarish oscillations and abstract sounds.

Here’s the official video intro:  Continue reading

Flection, ‘The Ultimate Waveshaper’, Now Available

flectionElephant Candy has released Flection – an app they describe as ‘the ultimate waveshaper for iPad’.

Flection is a precision tool for shaping your sound. It offers high quality stereo audio processing at very low latency, flexible control and multi-faceted visual feedback.

Waveshaping is typically known to work great for guitar distortion, but you can use Flection just as well with drums, vocals or synths. Continue reading

New App, Rhythm Necklace, Lets You Explore The Geometry Of Rhythm

rhythm-necklace-appRhythm Necklace is a new ‘geometric sequencer’ for iOS, designed to let you explore the geometry of rhythm.

The concept of ‘Rhythm necklaces’ – circular representations of repeating patterns – comes from author Godfried T. Toussaint’s book, The Geometry of Musical Rhythm.

According to Toussaint, circular representations of rhythms show the underlying geometric properties that make them enjoyable, such as the degrees of evenness and symmetry.

And Toussaint has found that analyzing rhythms geometrically reveals relationships between rhythms the world over. For example, a core group of geometric algorithms are shared in rhythms iused in African, Cuban, Balkan, and Spanish folk music. Continue reading