The Best New Mobile Music Apps Of 2015

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Best of 2015
: We asked and you voted on the Best New Mobile Music Apps of 2015.

Synthtopia readers picked Olympia Noise Co’s Patterning Drum Machine as the best new mobile music app of 2015. Patterning could be the poster child using mobile devices for music, pairing polyrhythmic + polymetric power with a great UI and an surprisingly modest price tag (US $7.99).

The granular synth app Borderlands 2.0 took the second spot in our reader’s poll, followed by Ableton Link – which is not a conventional app, per se, but a new technology that makes it easier to jam with multiple mobile and desktop devices.

Check out the full list below and let us know what you think of the best new mobile music making apps of 2015!   Continue reading

Csound Now Available On Android

csound-androidCsound – an open source user-programmable software sound synthesizer  is now available on Android.

Csound contains a full complement of digital oscillators, samplers, filters, envelope generators, random number generators, physical models, sound granulators, phase vocoders, and other unit generators.

Users write instrument definitions in Csound’s orchestra language to render notes written in Csound’s score language, played on a MIDI controller, or generated within the orchestra or by some other programming language. Continue reading

RemoFinger Wireless Foot Controller Unboxing & Demo

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, one of the more unique introductions was the WiFo RemoFinger – a wireless controller that lets you use your foot as a ‘remote finger’ to control your touchscreen devices.

In this video, Secret Base Design takes a look at the RemoFinger: Continue reading

What’s The Best New Mobile Music App Of 2015?

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While 2015 has been a great year for new hardware synthesizers, its also been a big year for new mobile music software.

In fact, it’s starting to look like many developers are taking a ‘mobile first’ approach to developing music apps.

Here’s a round-up of some of the most important mobile music software introductions of 2015. We’ve focused primarily on apps for the Android & iOS platforms, because the combination of relatively inexpensive hardware and cheap software has made them the most popular mobile device platforms for music making.

What’s the best mobile music app of 2015? Here’s your chance to weigh in! Continue reading

iRig Keys Controllers Now Compatible With Mac, Windows, iOS & Android Devices

IK Multimedia has announced that its iRig Keys controllers are now cross-platform compatible.

Both the iRig Keys and mobile full-size keyboard iRig Keys PRO controllers will now ship with a Micro-USB to OTG cable for Android devices and Lightning and USB cables. Continue reading

Ninja Jamm Now Available For Android

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Ninja Tune has released its live ‘mixing and jamming app’ Ninja Jamm for Android devices.

The app is a free download, with 4 packs of content from Coldcut, Roots Manuva and sample dons Loopmasters.Additional content is available via In-App purchases.

Ninja Jamm was originally released in 2012 for iOS, and is still available for iPad and iPhone. Continue reading

Livid Announces Minim Wireless Controller; Launches Kickstarter

Livid Instruments has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their newest instrument, Minim.

Instrument developers describe Minim as “the world’s first pocket-sized wireless instrument designed for mobile music creation.” Minim’s design allows for “intuitive” control over iOS apps, DAWs, software plug-ins, MIDI effects units, among others.
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Steinberg Discontinues Cubase iC Pro For Android, iOS Version Lives On

Steinberg announced today that it has discontinued Cubase iC Pro for Android, the Android version of its tablet control app for Cubase:cubase-ic-pro-android-discontinued

After careful evaluation, we now need to inform you about the discontinuation of our remote control app, Cubase iC Pro, for the Android platform since the current available solution does not match the high standards we have set ourselves.

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