The Netherlands are known for a lot of things: tulips, windmills, canals, Old Masters, space cakes and, of course, wooden shoes. Now, McDonalds in The Netherlands is adding something new to the list – DJ placemats: The McTrax, above, looks like a regular placemat, but it’s also a DJ controller, printed with conductive ink. You… Read More McDonalds Intros DJ Controller Placemats, Because – Wait For It – You Deserve A Break Today
Reactable has released a new version of their mobile iOS music app which integrates Ableton Link, a new technology that allows users to connect and synchronize between multiple Link-enabled apps over a wireless network. Based on their Reactable Live! software, Reactable Mobile is a synthesiser that enables the user to play and process their own… Read More Reactable Mobile iOS Update Integrates Ableton Link
Imaginando has released a multi-platform virtual analog synthesizer for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows, DRC. In addition to multi-platform support, DRC offers cloud-based patch syncing. With this feature, you can start the creative process on one device and continue on another, seamlessly.
Xewton has released Music Studio 2 for Android. Music Studio offers a complete music production environment for mobile devices. It combines a piano keyboard, 118 instruments, a 127-track sequencer, extensive note editing and real-time effects.
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… Read More The Best New Mobile Music Apps Of 2015
Csound – 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… Read More Csound Now Available On Android
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:
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… Read More What’s The Best New Mobile Music App Of 2015?