New App, Rhythm Necklace, Lets You Explore The Geometry Of Rhythm

rhythm-necklace-appRhythm Necklace is a new ‘geometric sequencer’ for iOS, designed to let you explore the geometry of rhythm.

The concept of ‘Rhythm necklaces’ – circular representations of repeating patterns – comes from author Godfried T. Toussaint’s book, The Geometry of Musical Rhythm.

According to Toussaint, circular representations of rhythms show the underlying geometric properties that make them enjoyable, such as the degrees of evenness and symmetry.

And Toussaint has found that analyzing rhythms geometrically reveals relationships between rhythms the world over. For example, a core group of geometric algorithms are shared in rhythms iused in African, Cuban, Balkan, and Spanish folk music. Continue reading

Twisted Electrons Introduces Acid8

Twisted Electrons has just released Acid8, its new hybrid digital/analog acid machine controlled by a powerful step sequencer.

The “heart” of Acid8 is an 8-BIT oscillator that developer Alex Smith says “can be manipulated to the extreme” with 16 waveforms to choose from, and the capability to even redraw your own waveforms. Users can apply up to 5 DSP effects at once, invert bits of the digtal signal for “weird” harmonics and effects, or link the env mod to pitch for percussive sounds, among other features.
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Genome MIDI Sequencer Updated With Built-In Instruments

genome-midi-seuqencerWhite Noise Audio Software has released Genome MIDI Sequencer 2.0 – a major update to its iPad MIDI sequencer.

Genome 2.0 features a number of improvements to all areas. Here’s what they have to say about the update:

Genome 2.0 features a number of improvements to all areas. The new song mode makes it easier to work on longer songs and is more intuitive. We’ve also added a metronome, a zoom to fit button, and made it possible to view velocity values on selected notes.

We’ve also redone the file manager to make it easier to manage your files and open them in other apps.

Finally, we’ve added the Rack Page, which will allow you to make songs within Genome using built in modules. To start with, we’ve included a synthesizer, a drum machine and a host of effects. Additional modules will be added over time.

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Monoplugs Releases B-Step Sequencer 2.1 Update

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Monoplugs has just released version 2.1 of their B-Step Sequencer for iOS, Windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi and Linux.

B-Step Sequencer is a step sequencer for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves and basslines.

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