Roli Intros Free Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression Synth, ‘Noise’, For iPhone


Roli today announced the release of Noise, a free app that takes advantage of the expressive music-­making potential of the iPhone.

Stemming from the company’s years of research into “touch­-sensitive musical interfaces,” Noise is a ‘full­-bodied instrument’ that makes use of the 3D touch-sensitive capabilities of the iPhone 6s.

Noise support Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE), which means it can also be used as a sound module with any MPE-compatible controller, like the LinnStrument.

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Auxy For iPhone

Auxy has released Auxy for iPhone – a mobile music app designed to let you ‘focus on your musical ideas and be more creative’.

“Building the iPhone version has helped us clarify our mission: to provide the best tools for mobile creators and make it possible to produce real music just using phones,” says Auxy founder Henrik Lenberg. “The way to get there isn’t by replicating the features you find in today’s desktop apps. The key is to find smart ways to help users make better sounding music, be more creative, and get the full advantage of the underlying technology without having to manage all aspects of it.”

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Votan Telepathy 2 Now Available For iPhone, iPad & OS X

votan-telepathy-ipadDigital Music Technology has released Votan Telepathy v2.0 – a majorupdate to their software synth for iPad, iPhone and OS X.

Votan Telepathy has a subtractive synthesis engine, containing quad arrays (4x) of Oscillators, Filters, LFO’s, Envelopes, and FX Blocks. These sound shaping modules are built around an 8 Slot Modulation Matrix, which routes the modulators to any Telepathy Synth or FX parameter destination.

Cloud-based communication lets you share sounds wirelessly across iOS devices and OS X. It also lets you use the iOS app as a low-latency touch controller for the synth in your DAW.

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RemoFinger Wireless Foot Controller Unboxing & Demo


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?


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.

What’s the best mobile music app of 2015? Here’s your chance to weigh in! Continue reading