Pure Data Running On The $25 Raspberry Pi Computer

This is a quick demo, by , of Pure Data running on the $25 Raspberry Pi computer.

Pure Data is a computer programming language for creating music and multimedia. The Raspberry Pi is a new credit card sized computer platform, designed to be an inexpensive, minimal computer.

Technical details from Greenlee below:
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iDensity Updated With Background Audio, FX Chain

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ApeSoft has released an update to iDensity, its granular synthesis app for the iPad.

Here’s what’s new in iDensity 1.2:

  • Background Audio
  • FX chain: Echo, Ring Modulation, Parametric and High Shelf filters, Reverb and Dynamic Compressor
  • Independent Y scrubbing and X scrubbing at the same time for grains density/length
  • Time limit of samples removed ( you could load files as big as your free iPad RAM )
  • New wavePad pinch gesture ZOOM for long samples
  • Sliders and Knobs could switch to Default/Last values
  • Fine increment/decrement mode in Sliders and Knobs behavior
  • New Rewind button in toolbar for quick jump at the start time position
  • Preferences: waveform color and resolution are customizable
  • Preferences: Y and second finger step resolution are customizable
  • Preferences and last UI state is stored
  • Auto load audio after recorded ( on/off )
  • Stereo Input audio recorder (if device is stereo)
  • Sound File and Snapshots rename
  • Quick Help embedded

iDensity is $8.99 in the App Store

If you’ve used iDensity, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

iDensity Brings Desktop Granular Synth Tools To The iPad

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Densitygs has announced iDensity for iPad – a new software synth that brings all the granular synthesis tools of Density/Pulsaret (Mac/Win standalone) to the iPad.

iDensity is real-time software designed for asynchronous sound file granulation, a ‘granular playground’, able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects:

  • time/pitch shifting
  • time/pitch jittering
  • intricate textures
  • grain fountain/pulverizer
  • recording and manipulation of buffers
  • complex scrub pad exploration
  • dynamic envelope shape

iDensity allows you to record audio directly with your iPad mic and load up to nine built-in sound sample or add your own WAV, AIFF, CAF, MP3, M4A or MP3 files via iTunes.

With iDensity it is also possible to record the stereo output (of granulation) into the documents folder while scrubbing in the wavepad or moving granulation parameters in real-time. The mixdown/audio results can then be syncronized with/in iTunes.

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GarageBand For iPad vs PureData + WiFi MIDI

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This video, via josuepalma, explores jamming with GarageBand for iPad, Pure Data and WiFi MIDI:

i didn’t know GarageBand for iPad receives Midi over Wi-fi, so i made this little experiment..

I haven’t seen much in the way of demos of using GarageBand for iPad as a MIDI sound module. If you’ve tried this, let us know what you’ve tried and how it works.

Use Your iPhone/iPod/iPad With Max/MSP Or Pure Data With Fantastick

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Free Music Software: Fantastick (App Store link) is a free app that turns your iOS device to a custom multitouch controller. Send multitouch data to the host program and receive drawing commands.

Instead of a limited set of built-in widgets, the interface logic resides in Max/MSP and only drawing commands are sent to the device. This lets you buid interfaces that

  • work and look exactly the way you want
  • change dynamically to fit the musical context
  • are experimental and would not be possible with other apps

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The USB Octomod Lets You Control Analog Synths With Your Computer

Greg Surges’ USB-Octomod is an interesting new USB device which allows the generation of computer-controlled analog synthesizer control voltages, in the range of approximately +/- 5V.

Using a small open-source and cross-platform host application, you can control the 8 output channels of the Octomod through a simple OSC interface. The OSC interface lets you control the Octomod from a variety of software. Continue reading

Bizarro iPhone-Controlled Attic Drum Machine

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Calling this thing a drum machine may be a stretch, but at least now you know why there are always weird sounds coming from your neighbor’s attic.

via lsawilson:

Solenoids are triggered using pd and an arduino. They are hooked up to things in the room and tuned glasses. The iPhone uses a custom TouchOsc patch to control the patch in puredata.