Remember seeing this when it was on Kickstarter and it got released but not for long as a company called Sphero bought it up.
Maybe that was good as the Android app did not seem to work so good and a bigger company will probably spend more money on Android developers?
It shoulld be released in some months and seeing videos it looks mighty faboulus!
Just the idea to have a small concert with some phones and coloured papers or play clothes with patches on them etc...
The company makes robot toys and it looks like in good quality. But the rings should not be very expensive to manufacture so hopefully there will be a low price.
Waiting eagerly to see the price and see how well it will work with the Android app and if okay will for sure get a set of rings. at least one for each hand.
This is the webpage to the developers of the concept:
It used to cost 30 euros or something but now when the iRIG 2 is out, there is a lot of chinese vendors dumping the first one for almost nothing.
Have been curious about the Tonebridge app for a while now and to use it properly it is necessary to have an interface and it is supposed to work good with the iRIG and took a look at Ebay and as mentioned above it can be had for almost nothing and postage free...
Well it is sent from China and ordered a lot of things from there and yapps if you have not and decide to, be prepared to wait for about one and half month or two...
(Have ordered maybe thirty or forty things from these places and everything arrived sooner or later to my surprise).
Of course it is supposed to work with Ik Multimedias Amplitube app and Samsung devices as well but reading the reviews it does not sound too promising...
But will post some impressions of the apps and so forth when it arrives.
Do not have any illusions that it will sound high class using the phone with the iRig but for that I do have some good hardware for my guitar.
But for this price it is worth to check it out and who knows maybe it is possible to coax something nice out of it, or some beautiful Lofi tones?
Plus am really curious about Tonebridge where in difference to Amplitube people write very nice things.
Here is one link to the one I ordered but must say that there was one place that sold it even cheaper! Yapps so it is possible to get it for twenty small monies less...
After seeing the demo video and reading the reviews this one seems to work pretty good.
It writes melodies or harmonies that works for one or the other letting it run for awhile there will be things that will be pleasing.
So if having problems writing melodies or find harmony that works with the melodies that is already there, maybe take a look at this?
Also comes with a decent amount of functions and am tempted to get it but have this strange pride whispering cheater in my inner ear...
Now on sales for 3009 European pennies...
Melody Engineer is a melody auto-composition app. It helps composing melodies and accompanying harmony. No matter if you are a professional musician or just music enthusiast it will help you think out of the box and unlock your creativity.
This is extended version of free app Melody Engineer Lite - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyokovsolutions.melodyengineerlite
with many additional features:
- save melody and harmony as midi and text file
- change number of notes up to 64
- harmonize melody - auto compose new harmony chords over existing melody
- AUTO MODE - when this mode is active then composed melody is repeatedly played and auto composed every 4 cycles and the good melodies can be saved while listening
- open saved melody
- many more scales
- AUTO COMPOSER advanced method
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COMPOSER
- option to auto compose chords in auto mode
- control melody range
- transpose melody up and down
- expand and shrink melody
There are two methods for composition:
- manual - you select notes and chords
- automatic - using the AUTO COMPOSER that chooses "right" notes and chords for you.
The COMPOSE ALL app feature creates a new melody and accompanying harmony from scratch. You can use this feature as fresh ideas generator and then tweak the melody.
AUTO MODE - when active the melody is autocomposed every 4 (changeable in Settings) cycles. During playing you can save the composed melody via Save button.
Three types of AUTO MODE are available:
1. When AUTO MODE is active and COMPOSE ALL is selected then both melody and harmony will be autocomposed every 4 cycles. The text below button PLAY will show "AUTO ALL".
2. When AUTO MODE is active and COMPOSE NOTES is selected then melody only will be autocomposed every 4 cycles. The text below button PLAY will show "AUTO NOTES".
3. When AUTO MODE is active and COMPOSE CHORDS is selected then harmony only will be autocomposed every 4 cycles. The text below button PLAY will show "AUTO CHORDS".
The notes and chords are changed using the drop down menus for each note. You can choose to listen for both melody and harmony or only one of them using check boxes in app control menu.
If you want to auto compose some notes of melody just check them and press Auto Compose button. Then the notes will be composed for you.
See video demo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFki1tDvtvo
How can you use it:
1. Select tempo, note scale and note length.
2. Create melody rhythm by checking the checkboxes below the notes. Play rhythm and tweak it if needed.
3. Press COMPOSE NOTES button to generate the notes for selected rhythm.
4. Listen to melody repeatedly and tweak the notes manually or with the help of auto composer by leaving the notes targeted for change checked.
5. Add harmony accompaniment
You can select:
- note length - 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
- tempo (beats per minute)
- scale (major/minor)
The melody consists of up to 16 notes of selected scale.
You can play melody, harmony or rhythm by checking corresponding check boxes.
The individual notes are chosen using drop down menu.
Melody is played using selected notes. Rhythm is played using notes and also checked notes (even if they are empty "-" )
AUTO COMPOSER feature select notes from chosen scale for these positions where the checkboxes are checked.
You can adjust AUTO COMPOSER settings in app settings for both basic and advanced composer.
The app manual - http://www.gyokovsolutions.com/manuals/melodyengineer_manual.php
From 6.99 to 4.29...
Pure Chords is the smoothest and easiest ever Android MIDI keyboard and controller
Pure Chords lets you control any MIDI capable software of hardware with your Android phone or tablet. The app includes a two octave keyboard, five sliders, five toggle switches, and two x/y grids. A randomizing LFO and a randomize button allow for unique experimentation, and the keyboard can be placed in a special drone mode.
Pure Chords works by communicating MIDI information over the network between the app and a server on the computer that listens to and manages incoming data from the app. You can choose from various servers depending on your workflow, the programs you use and your preference. At the moment the options include a dedicated Max4Live device for working in Ableton, a dedicated device device for the Sonic Core Scope system and a generic standalone server that is independent of any specific program.
Pure Chords Information and Demonstration Videos @ Youtube
Download the Pure Chords Generic Server for Windows 32/64bit
Download the Pure Chords Ableton Live Max4Live Server
Download the Pure Chords Sonic Core Scope Server
General information on network setup
Download the full manual here:
The manual is very informative and provides a detailed guide on how to setup and use the app with your server of choice.
- When using multiple instances and playing notes on both sometimes notes from one instance will turn off notes from another instance even on separate midi channels.
The developer have an interesting set of Android apps and had this installed on an older now defunct mobile. So was going to install it again and now there is only two of the apps on the Google Play store and this one is not there anymore.
Still listed/written about on their website as well as the other apps not on Google Play...
Will ask about it, can imagine that it is temporary... or maybe he decided to take away the free apps that came with ads?
The mysteries of developer and Google Play thickens...
SunVox library for developers has been updated to v1.9.4c!
Look at the example: JS SunVox Player with generative demo songs.
Okay this is not Android related but it is important.
Specially for people that does not have any DAW for their computer.
Can not see anything close to this in question of advanced Free music software.
A full blown DAW for free is pretty amazing and it is not like ten years old or whatever,
it is a couple of years old and have everything that can be expected from a modern DAW.
Tried an earlier version and really like the one window approach as everything is there reachable to drag or click up front.
So not much menu diving and how they set up FX chains and automation etc is great.
But personally am so used to Reaper and use that when recording stuff as it is so easy to cut up and move around audio in that DAW.
But if I was composing in a DAW Tracktion would definitively be high on the list and being for free... that would be the one I went for. (Unless SunVox releases a version with audiotracks...)
The only limitation is that there is no technical support and it will not be updated.
But there is a lot of tutorials and there is a forum for help and even if it will never be updated it will work for a long time, would guess as long as it took for Windows XP got discontinued,
could be, guess, like fifteen years or so?
Thank you Tracktion for letting this out in the wild!!!
Website and download:
This is sound advice that goes for any other app/program as well.
Did not expect this big difference as was thinking that swing and the groove of not being in perfect timing would be more important.
But even though this is in perfect timing and just adjusting how the notes would hit the strings of a guitar makes a really big difference and if I did not know or not paying a lot of attention my ears would think that it is a real guitar being strummed... and yes without even starting to mess around without the velocities either...
P.s there is many more tutorials and other stuff with downloadable files as well at this YouTube site.
Always get excited when things are modular.
This is a new concept as it does not use a tradtional sequencer but reads the modules loaded with a sample/synthesizer in the order they are in the chain.
So think that it can lead to happy accidents and to think a little bit more non-linear.
It is as is a little bit basic with not too much choice in modules but it looks like it can be expanded in all kinds of directions depending on the will of the creator.
It also records sound, making it a fun thing to use for enviromental sound collages.
It is for free and does not come with adverts.
Cool with a small new modular addition to the Android universe and if expanded futurewise can be something mighty interesting...
This music composition app lets you record sounds anytime and anywhere with your phone. You can arrange them in a graph-based scoring layout to create intriguing compositions.
Instead of starting with a cluttered interface narrowing your inspiration at the moment you open the app, the Pocket Composer starts with a blank white canvas, ready for your imagination.
- 16 track polyphony
- record sounds
- import .wav from SD-card
- synthesizer module
- audio fx: ringmodulator, delay, filters
- save and export to SD-card, share via e-mail, bluetooth, google drive, ...
The Caustic Family have been spreading Caustic love for some time now.
The contributors are mostly Dance Music oriented which is not really something that excites me but will say that most of what gets onto their YouTube channel is of excellent, well produced goodness.
So if using Caustic their channel is something to visit, plus a lot of the songs and tutorials come with downloadable files.
There is also a Blogspot website to visit for more information:
So this is a Remix contest (the file to remix is on the YouTube site) and this is what is said:
To participate in the contest:
• Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject "Remix Contest" to let us know.
• You have the whole month of August to finish the remix. Final submission date is 31st August.
• Once you finish your remix, send an mp3 file of your remix and the caustic project file by replying to your previously sent email.
• Also send your artist name, remix genre and add your social media (YouTube, Soundcloud etc.) links if you have any.
• You can always send newer improved versions of the remix.
• You can remix using multiple caustic files. You can also use other apps and softwares for a few samples or final touches/mastering.
Top remixes will be featured on TCF! All the best & stay tuned!
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