Novation Intros ‘Super Loud’ Audiohub 2×4 Electronic Music Production Hub

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Novation has introduced Audiohub 2×4, an audio interface & USB ‘electronic music production hub’.

The Novation Audiohub 2×4 is a combined audio interface and USB hub that lets you connect and power all your USB gear at once, while getting low latency audio and ‘super loud’ output. Continue reading

iOS 8 Intros New Option For Audio Applications

Wooji Juice, creator of Mitosynth & Grain Science synthesizers and Hokusai audio editor for iOS, has shared the results of some initial experimentation with a new option under iOS 8 – Extensions

Extensions are designed to allow applications to share features, which are made available in other applications. Apple’s examples include sending alerts to notification center, adding new system-level social media sharing, providing access to file repositories and adding custom keyboards.

Wooji Juice is exploring how Extensions can be used for audio. In their example, an Extension is used to add the option to reverse audio Mitosynth.  Continue reading

App Music Workshop Set For Aug 4-7 In Berlin

App-Music-Seminar-2014Matthias Krebs, the founder of mobile music making ensemble DigiEnsemble Berlin, let us know an upcoming App Music Workshop in Berlin. 

App Music: Mobile Music Making for Professionals is scheduled for August 4th – August 7th at the Berlin University of the Arts. The event will be held in English.

The event is a 4-day workshop on music making with mobile apps, including experimentation, composition, production and performance. The event will culminate in a final concert.

Here’s what Krebs has to say about the event: Continue reading

Building Sequencers, Synthesizers & Music Software For Windows Mobile Devices

The success of Apple’s iOS has led to an explosion of mobile music applications. Microsoft is working hard, though, to make its mobile ecosystem just as vibrant – and just as much a player in the area of mobile music making.

This video captures an hour-long session at Microsoft’s Build 2014 conference that focuses on building mobile music apps: Sequencers, Synthesizers, and Software, Oh My! Building Great Music Creation Apps for Windows Store. Continue reading

‘Großer Herr’, From Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, On iPhones & iPads

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a performance by the DigiEnsemble Berlin of the aria Großer Herr, o starker König from the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The oratorio is sung by Tobias Berndt.

The DigiEnsemble explores the state of the art of music performance on mobile devices. Music director Matthias Krebs chose the Bach aria with the intention of accomplishing a signifying step in the ensemble’s development.

Professors from the Berlin University of the Arts were consulted to optimize the musical adaption and musical interpretation. The technical performance level was enhanced by utilizing a number of elaborate controllers, including a new motion control app called MIDI In Motion by Florian Schwehn.

The DigiEnsemble documents the technical process behind their performance in this new ‘behind the scenes’ video: Continue reading