Lemur Now Available For Android, Supported On Nexus 7

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Liine today released Lemur – it’s open-ended multi-touch music controller platform – for Android.

Lemur was originally a hardware controller – the JazzMutant Lemur. But, when Apple released the iPad, the dedicated hardware version was doomed. By 2011, the platform was reborn as a Lemur application.

Now Liine has introduced Lemur for Android. But, while it’s available for Android, it’s only officially supported on the Nexus 7. Liine explains why: Continue reading

djay 2 DJ Software Comes To Android

djay-android-dj-appAlgoriddim has released djay 2 for Android – an Android version of the dj app, previously available for OS X and iOS.

Features:

  • Spotify integration
  • Music library integration
  • Automix
  • Match: intelligent song recommendation engine powered by The Echo Nest
  • Audio FX: Flanger, Phaser, Echo, Gate, Bit Crusher
  • Mixer, Tempo, Pitch-Bend, Filter and EQ controls
  • Looping & Cue Points
  • Colored HD Waveforms
  • Live Recording (local music only)
  • Sampler with included sound FX, drums, and an exclusive pack by Snoop Dogg
  • Single Deck portrait mode
  • Pre-Cueing with headphones (using Griffin DJ Cable)
  • Advanced time-stretching (requires quad-core Nexus device)
  • Automatic beat & tempo detection
  • Auto-Gain
  • Support for all major audio formats
  • Support for Bluetooth devices
  • Support for DJ MIDI Controller (Reloop Beatpad)

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

iPad Mini, iPad 4 ‘Best Bet’ For Mobile Music Apps

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Mobile app firm Agawi has released the results of its TouchMarks II research, which compares the touchscreen latency of flagship tablets running Android, Windows RT, and iOS.

Touchscreen latency measures the length of time it takes for devices to react to touches. Faster is better, especially for musicians that do realtime music-making on mobile devices.

Agawi benchmarked the touchscreen latencies of leading tablets, including iPads, Microsoft’s Surface and several Android tablets, including Amazon’s newest Kindle Fire HD. They also tested the Nvidia Shield – an Android-based gaming device. Continue reading

Film Score Created With Caustic For Android

Android, despite being the top mobile operating system, hasn’t taken off as a music platform, like iOS. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t be used to make music.

Time Elapses – A Journey is a short time-lapse film, that features a soundtrack created on Android. The track, titled Moonlight Mood, is by Nishit Gajjar, who composed it in Caustic for Android.