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.

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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.

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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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Mobile Music Making More Than A Trend – iOS Is Now Bigger Than Windows

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It looks like mobile music making – especially with iOS devices – is here to stay.

Sales of iOS devices, which have been increasing steadily for seven years straight, caught up with sales of Windows computers in June: Continue reading

n-Track Debuts Musical Collaboration App, Songtree

The creators of iOS / Windows DAW, n-Track Studio, today released Songtree, an app for the collaborative creation of musical tracks.

Designed to be easy to use and with a branching “tree” interface, Songtree enables the evolution of a single song along different paths (branches, we suppose, if you’re going to stick with the tree analogy). Whenever another user overdubs or adds to an existing song, a new branch gets added to the “song-tree.”

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Roland Aira Modular Customizer Now Available For Android, iOS, Mac & Windows

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Roland has released the Aira Modular Customizers App, a free app for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows that lets you customize the way its four Aira Eurorack effects modules work.  Continue reading

IK Multimedia’s Android Audio Interface, iRig UA, Now Shipping

IK Multimedia is now shipping iRig UA, their digital effects processor and audio interface for Android device users.

When used with its companion app AmpliTube UA, iRig UA provides “high-quality” sound and “zero-latency, real-time” audio processing for nearly any Android smartphone or tablet (running 4.2 or later, OTG USB mode).

iRig UA’s design utilizes an on-board digital signal processor (DSP) to move all audio processing onto the iRig UA, providing zero-latency performance and what IK Multimedia calls “a truly superior playing experience.” In addition, iRig UA can also be used as a digital recording interface, when connected to a Samsung Professional Audio compatible device with Android 5.0.
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