Music sample production group Earth Moments has announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign to fund its Rututu ‘Music Playground’ app.
Slated for release later this year, the Rututu app will offer a touch-based interface that combines “authentic, pristine” samples of indigenous ethnic, world and Western instruments, along with several bundles spanning different genres like rock, pop, hip hop, dubstep and more. Developers say that the app’s unique, custom-designed control surface and non-linear music composition tools will make it extraordinarily easy for both musicians and non-musicians to create original music.
Based around a series of recording sessions with musicians from all over the world, the library in the Rututu app will bring a variety of hard-to-obtain sounds to musicians. Rututu users will be able to incorporate the app’s sounds into both traditional and modern music, using Rututu’s loop-based composition and beat-making features.
The Rututu sounds and loops in the app will be manipulated via a custom-designed touch-based interface. Users will open a “playground” and arrange “soundpads” around the work surface. Each soundpad will offer loops and rhythms that play a variety of sounds that change depending on where they are placed in the playground. “Snapshots” of a setup can be saved and incorporated into the “trackbox” to create entire compositions. The sounds can also be manipulated using a variety of effects. The app will also feature a library of “soundscapes” for musicians, DJs or producers to create tracks.
Tracks created in the Rututu app will be share-able via Facebook or SoundCloud, directly from the app.
The Rututu app Kickstarter campaign runs through July 15. Information about the app and different rewards for various levels of support can be found on Rututu’s Kickstarter page. More information is available on the Earth Moments website.