Developer Szymon Kaliski let us know that MicroTones – a microtonal synthesizer for iOS – has been updated to version 1.2. The new version is a completely rewritten application, featuring full support for new devices (including iPhone 5 and iPad mini), improved engine, new interface and background audio.
Here’s what’s new in Microtones 1.2
- optimization for newer devices (including iPhone 5 & iPad mini)
- better sound engine (support for up to forty simultaneous sine waves)
- background audio
- new improved interface
Developer Olivier Zurkirchen has introduced The Microtone – a microtonal polyphonic synthesizer and OSC controller for the iPad.
He has also released OSynth – a free microtonal synth for Mac & WIndows. The Microtone can be used as a tablet controller interface for playing OSynth.
Here’s a demo of The Microtone in action: Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live performance of CONTINUUM, for Haken Continuum Fingerboard played by Robert Schwimmer.
Composed by Schwimmer for the American Festival of Microtonal Music 9/20/12. The performance also features Johnny Reinhard on bassoon.
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a performance by Aaron Andrew Hunt of Bach’s C Major Prelude & Fugue, Book 1, BWV 846, on a Tonal Plexus keyboard.
Hunt’s performance both the use of an alternative keyboard and Just Intonation.
Here’s what Hunt has to say about the performance:
MicroTones – a microtonal synthesizer for iOS – was recently updated to version 1.1.
Here’s what’s new in MicroTones 1.1:
- added audio recording – touch lower left button for direct sound recording
- added iTunes File Sharing – get your recorded sounds directly from iTunes app
- added info panel with short how to
MicroTones is a microtonal synthesizer, allowing simultaneous playback of up to thirty sine waves, set with accuracy to one hundredth of a hertz. You can place new sine waves by touching the screen, adjust volume (moving up and down) and frequency. Combination of multiple sine waves lets you create instant drones and ambient atmospheres.
Free Music Software: Xen-Arts has introduced IVOR – a two-oscillator subtractive synthesizer that features full-controller MIDI Pitch Microtuning using MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard). Any MIDI Note Number can be freely microtuned to any desired pitch across the MIDI range, enabling musicians and composers to explore the expressive possibilities of composing music with alternative intonation systems.