So the contest is over and it is now time for you to vote!
It was tough in the beginning as the only sound generator allowed was FM sound generators and the drum synth module plus effects.
It is also pretty limited with only one carrier and one modulator.
Never really used it I have now found a appreciation for it and have got some interesting new presets out of it that will be used many times to come.
So to go and get the specific player that comes with visualisations and listen to what people did with these "limited" means and vote go here:
They have recently (more or less, a slight delay in reporting...) made new tutorials and written a downloadable manual that is possible to access here:
Plus there is a forum...
This is a serious guitar album made on a Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition.
The apps used is Audio Evolution Mobile and USB soundcard plus a little bit of Virtual ANS and some SunVox for a couple of samples.
So settle in for some finger picking with spanish flavours!
So Groovecloud is a application that you can use for creating music in real time with people all over the world and that is a funky thing!
Here is just a short video while one of the Groovecloud developers are checking out someone somewhere doing a beat...
It costs almost nothing and is very complete, made to work for small screens and anyone interested with poly rhythms and to work with any kind of time signature, have to say it is hard to find any other app that will allow the kind of flexibility as in this application!
So this is a good thing to decide if you want this or not?
There was a comment in the first post regarding Groove Machine that had bought it for a 7 inch tablet and said that it was too small so keep in mind that it seems that a 10 inch would be necessary.
So got an email after asking people to comment on Soundcamp from a musician that recently released a album of acoustic guitar music made on Audio Evolution Mobile and some other apps. But lately have been using Soundcamp and it seems that there is some bugs but that the third party apps work very good.
(Have not heard the album yet but am curious as a finger picking guitar player myself and will report on it soon).
Here is what he said:
Because you asked about Soundcamp, and I use it long on my Galaxy Note 4. I can tell you :
Latency is virtually nonexistent. That's great!
Soundcamp is , itself , a central application ( a simple DAW ) interconnecting other applications ( it is like an interface of Jack Audio for Linux + sequencer + mixer ) . It’s stable , simple and practical. Of course, it is an initial version and there are many things that can be added ,
but currently works OK .
Samsung brings you some applications for free ,
some are a little buggy ( some unexpected crash, basically)
There are other applications as ThumbJam , Amplitube , MorphWiz or Heat Synthesizer that work perfect with Soundcamp . They are a real blast !!
The new things that I'm doing, are with Soundcamp and these applications :
great sound and zero latency ... what more could you ask for??
All that Soundcamp really needs is more developers encouraged to make their apps compatible with Soundcamp; not just for zero latency, but for the possibility of interconnecting apps with it .
So that is great if you have the required device and it is hard to complain if the app is for free.
I could be pretty happy with something like this and just Heat Synthesizer myself... plus no latency audio recording.
Also spoke with the person representing Soundcamp for Samsung.
I will recommend him for not just trying to bypass the problems as some other big companies that I will not mention by name.
But being honest in saying that they had some complaints but also some praise.
His concern was that in general they had not had much feedback and that they would very much like to have some so if there is any problems or other issues write to:
and maybe things will straighten out faster for users of Soundcamp.
Finally here is a video made by Marcus Padrini that is writing about music apps in Brazil under the influential website http://musicapps.com.br/
The parenthesis that it is new music genre is the title of the video and not my observation!
Ha ha. Maybe it is a new music genre, just do not expect a big rush of musicians and producer to follow. One thing to observe and hear is the kick and how it is "painted" as one thing that have been hard is to get the low end and specially drums to sound okay in Virtual ANS.
Here it sounds pretty good and with some mixing and mastering it could work.
Remember that the same goes for Phonopaper so it is a idea for low end kick drums on paper!
So if you missed it there is a contest using just the FM synth module and Drum synth module in SunVox (although any effects are permitted). Was sceptic at first as I never use the FM synth as it is not really the sounds that get me excited.
Having said that after the contest was announced was trying a little bit but decided better to spend my time on my other music instead and going to bed started to spend some time mentally on it and have now gotten some very nice sounds!
Actually am very happy for the contest as it made me see some possibilites and will use the Fm synth much more now. Will also be more open to FM synthesis in general and that is a good thing!
In either case Mr Nightradio have made a compilation of Fm modules available for download that you can find in this forum thread here:
So there is the possibilities to have your contribution included in the SunVox package and that is a honour that I would highly value and if that happens will use it to impress the ladies and get laid constantly!
It does look pretty tasty!
And probably thirty times better than FL Studio Mobile
but can not verify yet as I have not tried it.
The difference of course is the workflow and it seems that they have implemented a much more user friendly sequencer. Plus it is for high end devices (tablets) that will have low latency from the get go so to record thing live should be working out nicely.
The second big difference apart from workflow is that it is not integrated with FL Studio Desktop version.
There has already been complaints from people that bought the FL Studio Mobile as the general consensus is that they should get FL Studio Mobile up to snuff first and I can see that but at the same time it is not really the same thing and remember that this does not work on lower specifications as FL Studio Mobile does amongst other things. (Just waiting for Image-Line to incorporate the synthesizer they promised like forever ago...) So even though my gut reaction is to lash out against bigger developers (god damn old punk rock heart of mine) this does look like something well made and interesting.
Maybe one critique is that it does not seem to have sample import... ahh you see I could find something to complain about!
It will be interesting to see what people make of this.
Here is the Play Store info:
Create professional sounding music in just minutes. Perhaps you just want to lay down a percussion track and play keyboards over the top, you can do that too.
Online manual: http://www.image-line.com/support/GMMobileHelp/
About Groove Machine Mobile
Synthesizer: Load from the extensive library of bass, keys, lead, pad, sfx and synth sounds. The flexible dual-oscillator, wave-shape driven, design with filters, 3 envelopes and LFO architecture will ensure you can create fresh and unique sounds for years to come. Listen to the presets and you will know how powerful the Groove Machine Mobiles synths are.
Sample Player: Choose from over 20 multi-sampled instruments covering Piano, strings, organ, bass, guitar, flute, harp and more.
Drums & percussion: Punch out a beat on the 10 drum pads. The velocity-through-position feature will allow you to play with feeling to get the right groove. Layer two samples per-pad for complex sample mash-ups. A comprehensive library of percussion samples is included covering kicks, snares, toms, hats, cymbals, sfx and more.
Keyboards: Take control over the synthesizers with Groove Machine Mobiles two-tier touch keyboard, perfect for playing chords and melodies. The visual feedback will even help you to learn to play music just by watching the existing projects play.
Effects: A wide array of modern and classic effects are available including a Bit Crusher (for lo-fi gritty sounds), Flanger & Phaser (to create complex stereo washes and spacey effects), Filters (low, high pass & vowel-voice simulation), Delay (echoes), Reverb (to simulate the sound of large halls through to tight spaces), Panning (so you can spread your sounds across your speakers) and Ring modulation (creating screaming-feedback type sounds).
Sequencing: After recording a performance Groove Machine Mobile's touch-optimized easy editing features make it a breeze. You can edit in all the musical parts from scratch here too. The Piano-roll allows note entry and step-entry for percussion tracks. Finally, record and edit the movement of almost any knob or control with the Automation editor.
We recommend a minimum screen size of 7 inches with this App. It is designed for tablets.
It is updated to 4.1 and even though it is a small increment it is a nice one.
Yes it is for the other two apps as well-
VA-Beast and G-stomper Rhythm (for free and a very nice drum machine).
Arguably the greatest thing is the new manual.
It is pretty complete and is downloadable or viewable on the website seperated with clear chapters for finding anything that is troubling you...
(plus the forum where the develooper is never a day or two away from answering).
To get to the new manual (and forum) go here:
And directly from the website here is the update info:
G-Stomper Studio 4.1 Release Notes:New overall menu structure:
Hey this has to be encouraged and applauded!
One of the apps and software I cherish the most is SunVox but yes it can be a little bit daunting if you are not used to a tracker interface plus that SunVox offers sooo much functionality that it can look like it is much harder to grasp than it has to be.
I mean just because there is a lot that you can do does not mean that all the functions and possibilites has to be grasped at the same time to get started doing music.
In either case here is a new site that offers tutorials in a written format and so far directed to the beginner. Not to developed yet but enough to get started.
Hopefully it will grow as there is a lot of tutorials for SunVox they are mostly in video format and lacking (the better ones being made by Solarlune) in one way or another,
So to go the this new site of SunVox learning:
(In Video tutorials I do think that Rej the developer of Caustic has set a new high in how tutorials should be made! They are so good that even if someone do not use Caustic they are recommendable just to get some insight into different topics...)
This could be an interesting alternative to Supreme MPA specially if you have a hardware MPC as it is possible to save and import in MPC formats and Akai SND format.
Another thing that is included is pitch shift and time stretch which is not in the Supreme MPA. Have not tried the application myself but there is a demo if this sounds interesting.
It would be interesting to hear from someone that have used both Supreme Mpa and this one.
There is also a bunch of tutorials made that you can see here:
Play Store info:
Import Legacy AKAI MPC PGM Format from MPC 500/1000/2500/2000XL Machines (Pad mapping Only)
4 Banks of sounds
Reads/Writes Akai SND Format
Real Time Sequencer
List View Editor
Real Time Swing (For single track or all tracks)
Real Time Looping
Ghost Samples (Non Destructive Chopping ie..multiple references to one sample..resulting in one file)
Load and assign samples to pad while the sequencer is playing
Sample Editor (Reverse, cut,copy,trim, normalise)
Time Stretching (offline)
Pitch Shift (offline)
Save Drum Kits in Legacy MPC Format (MPC 500/1000/2500/MPC2000XL) (MPC RENAISSANCE COMPATIBLE)
Pad Repeat (4th, 8th,16th,32nd, and with Swing or Triplet modes
Export Audio mix down As WAV/MP3
Export Individual Tracks as WAV, to Import into a DAW
Real time Edit of Notes recorded
Real time assignment of sample to pads
Real time illumination of pads as they play
Real time Pad Erase
Direct Note Record (Device Dependent!)
Midi Import / Export
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