New App, Quincy, Based On Cellular Automata, Conway’s Game Of Life

quincyRoGame Software has introduced Quincy - a music composition tool based on cellular automata.

Here’s what the developer has to say about Quincy:

Its modular approach to interpretation of cellular automata renders Life worlds in styles ranging from Balinese Gamelan music to that of Stockhausen. Auto-generated on-device, interactive music that sounds authentic and goes far beyond the mere triggering of note events or squeeky sine waves.

Compositions in Quincy are visually and musically spellbinding and wonderfully strange. They can be looped, react to touch during play and can be shared via AirDrop, messaging and email.

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Xynthesizr Update Adds iPad Support

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Developer Yuri Turov has updated Xynthesizr to version 1.2, introducing an iPad-specific UI, custom morph area, variable velocity per step and more.

Xynthesizr is a 32-step matrix sequencer/synthesizer with generative features and MIDI.

Here’s a demo of Xynthesizr in action: Continue reading

Audulus Now Available For iPhone

Developer Taylor Holliday has release a new version of Audulus for iOS, adding support for the iPhone.

Holiday has updated the UI to accommodate the iPhone’s screen, as demonstrated in the video above. And, while it runs on a device that you can carry in your pocket, it offers the same features and audio engine of Audulus for iPad and OS X, so you can share patches among your devices.

The update is free for existing Audulus for iPad users – and any in-app upgrades that you’ve purchased will work on the iPhone. Continue reading

Figure Updated With New Drum Kits & Sharing Options

propellerhead-figurePropellerhead has updated Figure – it’s beatmaking app for iOS – adding new drum kits, additional sharing options and more.

Here’s what’s new in Figure 1.6:

  • Share your songs with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
  • Three new drum kits: Sonny, Code and Boom Bap
  • Bug fixes

Figure is available in the App Store for US $.99.

If you’ve used Figure, let us know what you think of it!

MobMuPlat Update Adds Audiobus Support

mobmuplatMobMuPlat (short for Mobile Music Platform) – a free app that lets you create custom audio software for iOS – has been updated to version 1.5. 

Here’s what’s new:

  • AudioBus integration (input, output, and filter port).
  • Menu widget, to choose item from pop-up list.
  • Button to invert interface.
  • Panels can optionally pass touches to scroll the canvas.

Here’s how you can create a custom app with MobMuPlat:

  • Get the MobMuPlat iOS app
  • Create a user interface in the MobMuPlat Editor
  • Create an audio engine in PureData
  • Drag those two files into the MobMuPlat Documents folder in iTunes
  • Play your app on your iOS device.

Here’s a video intro to MobMuPlat:

MobMuPlat is a free download from the App Store.

If you’ve tried MobMuPlat, let us know what you’re doing with it!

FunkBox Drum Machine Updated With Inter-App Audio, AudioBus 2

funkbox-drum-machine-iosSynthetic Bits has released FunkBox version 3.4, an update that adds iOS 7.1 support, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 2 compatibility.

FunkBox is an iOS app that simulates the sound and look of vintage drum machines.

Here’s what’s new in FunkBox 3.4: Continue reading

Audiobus 2 Now Available

audiobus-2Audiobus 2 – a major update to the app-to-app audio routing app for iOS – is now available.

Audiobus 2 introduces a new interface and a number of significant new features:

  • New Multi-Routing feature (In-App Purchase) allows unlimited connections and effect chaining.
  • Presets let you save and share connections and the settings of the individual apps within your Audiobus workflow.
  • Multi-channel input hardware support.
  • New hardware latency controls

A list of apps that have been updated for compatibility is available in the Audiobus forum.

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