Sonoma Wire Works Wants To Fix The Android Audio Latency Problem

Sonomalow-latency-android-audio Wire Works wants to fix the Android audio latency problem.

At the 2013 Winter NAMM ShowSonoma Wire Works announced the development of a low-latency audio (LLA) solution for Android smartphones and other devices.

Typical input to output latency on Android devices is between 100 and 250 milliseconds. According to Sonoma Wire Works, their LLA solution brings latency down to approximately 20 milliseconds. Continue reading

Caustic 2 update for Android

caustic-2Developer Single Cell Software has updated Caustic 2 for Android, adding MIDI Support and more.

Caustic 2 is a rack-mount virtual studio that lets you use synthesizers and samplers to create music. It lets you create a virtual rack, using any 6 of these machines:

  • Virtual analog subtractive synthesizer
  • PCM synthesizer
  • BassLine synthesizer (303-like synth)
  • Sampling drum machine

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Microsoft Windows 8, Surface Tablets Get Multi-Touch Music Apps From Wizdom

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While Google’s Android hasn’t developed into a strong music platform yet, it looks like Microsoft Windows 8 and tablets like the Microsoft Surface might.

Here’s a sneak preview, by Jordan Rudess, of two of his apps, running on a Microsoft Surface tablet. In the video, Rudess demos MorphWiz and Tachyon.

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What Is Audiobus & How Will It Change Mobile Music Making?

Audiobus has been one of the most talked about new music technologies since it was announced earlier in this year.

One of the key limitations for music apps on iOS has been the challenges of working with audio from multiple music apps ‘in the box’. Audiobus – a new option for routing live audio on iOS – promises to change that.

Since the initial Audiobus announcement, there’s been debate over whether iOS 6 would derail the project, skepticism that it would get approved by Apple and confusion about what it is. Even now that Audiobus has been approved by Apple, there’s still confusion over how it will work and what it means for iOS music making.

To address this, we talked with developer Sebastian Dittmann and beta user Tim Webb.

Audiobus: The Developer’s View

Sebastian Dittmann is one of the founders of Audanika, the creator of SoundPrism Pro. Audiobus is a joint venture between Dittmann and Michael Tyson of A Tasty Pixel, creator of the iOS looping app Loopy.

We asked Dittmann about Audiobus, how it came about and how he sees it fitting into the future of mobile music making.

Synthtopia: To start off, Sebastian, what is Audiobus? What is your vision for Audiobus and how it will be used?

Sebastian Dittmann: Audiobus is a standalone app and an API for other developers to include in their own apps. Audiobus allows live audio streaming between apps, providing for the ability to use apps together like modules in a studio.

It’s the virtual ‘cabling’ that ties everything together.

We envision a whole new way of making music, bringing together the work of many different developers. We also envision a whole new class of music apps that provide audio processing capabilities to other apps.

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