Wrote about Binaura and their apps a couple of posts ago and there was no video for Flux, but here is one just a day or so old.
Feel like this is like one of my mantras or something but can't help myself-
So this video is not the greatest and it is better if that you download this free app
for yourself and try it out...
Had this for awhile and was always thinking that it is nice and being for free maybe the deepest multi track sequencer you can get for free.
It looks ugly but it comes with some nice sample sets and a goooood synthesizer section that allows for a whole lot of different sound manipulations.
It is a slight learning curve but depending of your knowledge of music applications/software you will have picked up most of it in 15 minutes or so...
The one small, small annoyance is the melodic note input as it is you have to choose where in the timeline you want to introduce the note and then use a slider to determine semitones up or down but that is like said not much of a problem.
It is in some ways like the poor country cousin of Syntheogen as they have similarities but Syntheogen being definitively better looking and having more options. Of course they differ in sound too which one you prefer soundwise is of course personal.
Check it out you'd probably be surprised.
Posting two videos that a guy called Andre Brown made, the sound not being directly recorded makes it not representative of the application soundwise but...
Sequencer is a beat creation app for your phone or tablet.
The free version of sequencer comes with:
- Variable length tracks supporting 16 to 128 steps
- 70 sample sound pack with two octaves of pitch
- 3 oscillator wavetable synthesizer with 12 waveforms
- 35 synthesizer presets
- 7 channel sound mixer with volume adjustment, mute, and solo
- Loop setting that lets you repeat blocks of your composition
- 30 to 180 BPM tempo
- Real-time equalizer visualization
- Application requires screen resolution of at least 800x480.
- For best results, please use a device with 1gHz or faster processor.
Single-tap the left or right side of a slider to change the value by one.
Tap oscillator name to turn three-waveform unison mode on and off.
Amplitude envelope can be changed by dragging on the graph.
These three applications are made by a group calling themselves Binaura and one of the creative processes they dedicate time to is Android applications so far these three mentioned above and hopefully many more to come!
These ones are all in a Automatic Sound generator style and all three with beautiful graphical interfaces- simple, elegant black and white.
Maybe the deeper one in way of functions is SphereTones.
After this SoundBow and the one with the least functions but the coolest one is Flux-
Flux the dark ambient instant music maker that goes good visually with ingestion of herbal tea.
There is not much more to add to SphereTones and Soundbow doing what they do,
doing it sounding good.
Flux being original and sounding like no other application there is a desire inside of me that hopes that it will be developed to give a little bit more control as it could be immensely useful for ambient sound making.
If you are interested in what they do more outside of the Android project go to their website:http://www.binaura.net/space/en.html
Here is two videos for one of their projects outside of Android- but remember that they are working on a lot of other projects.
And now here is the Playstore videos of SoundBow and SphereTones and a soundfile of Flux.
SphereTones have more to give soundwise than what you see in the video, I think it is around ten to twelve different sounds that you can use in different combinations.
These videos are slightly tedious being too long but they do point out and show you how to use Youtube for sample source material and how to download and convert the sound all inside your device. Also using the same samples inside Supreme MPA and work it into something.
It is interesting to use Youtube as source material- Remember that I had to find some African chanting for documentary music that was being worked on and was listening through some sample cd's but could not find anything and it hit me- Youtube!
There is sooo much material and in this case it is almost impossible to get into copyright problems-
In this example what got used was two bars of two teenage girls chanting being filmed by some tourist, so already there is a chance in a million that the same tourist would even hear the music ever plus that the voice got pitched down slightly and the teenage girls turned into women...