So anyone using SunVox should probably take a peep at this.
A big packet of presets,some samples and other modules by SolarLune longtime user of SunVox and creator of some of the better tutorials for SunVox out there.
They are pay what you want from zero to up. So check it out and if using them donate something...
One of the new modules is a type of Beatslicer that he created a video for...
To download and read some more:
AmparoSoft does a bunch of applications for some serious guitar practice. This for electric guitar and mostly inclined to shredding and faster playing. The metronome though of course can be used for any instrument and like that there is a function for speed training.
There is free limited versions of the apps and good for checking things out.
Google Play address:
Google Play info:
These brand new packs are a mixture of Chill- and Future Trap. Each brings 100 new samples in best 24bit quality and 7 ready-to-use Sound Sets to your G-Stomper Studio / G-Stomper Rhythm Sound library.
So this interesting controller is on sale and is now 11.99€/13.57$ until September 12.
Lemur is the world's best MIDI/OSC controller app, now available on Android!Benefiting from nearly 10 years of development, Lemur is synonymous with multitouch music control. All these major artists can't be wrong: Daft Punk. Björk, Plastikman, CHVRCHES, Glitch Mob, Sub Focus, Max Cooper, Barker & Baumecker, Orbital and many more.
Version 5.0 introduces the incredible new Canvas object and the Sequencer family of features with rock solid timing.
Canvas — Canvas is a brand new object that lets you script custom widgets with full multitouch support. The object is adapted from the HTML5 Canvas element, which means you can design widgets featuring complex shapes, animation, shadows, and transparency The Canvas object opens the door to a completely new Lemur experience, where the appearance and behaviour of objects can be designed to precisely match the demands of your project. Polygons, waveforms, circular objects and infinitely more are all possible with Canvas.
Sequencer — Lemur 5.0 introduces a family of new features for tight sequencing. This includes three new objects: StepNote, StepSwitch and StepSlider. Each of these provides a different flavour of sequencing and is ready to use right out of the box. The objects do the hard work for you, simple add them to your template and they are ready to control your MIDI instruments.
Skins — Lemur features three new skins, in addition to the classic look. Choose the look that fits your style and get inspired.
Connectivity — Lemur Android supports OSC and MIDI over Wi-Fi, as well as over USB with 3rd party tethering utilities.
REQUIREMENT (for the Lemur Daemon):
- OS X (Intel only) 10.5+
- Windows (XP SP3 or 7 recommended)
Android is a vast platform and Liine had to choose which devices to support from the very beginning. Lemur is officially supported on Nexus 7 - this means that if you buy it for this device, Liine are committed to getting you up and running. It has also been tested on various Android 4.2+ devices with positive results. The list of officially supported devices will grow in the near future.
You can see a list of all devices users have installed Lemur on the Liine Wiki Docs:
Simply connect your Android device to your laptop and make the connection!
Soundcloud will stop the Soundcloud groups tomorrow...
This is sad news. I did read about some time ago but kind of was hoping that it was not true.
Have not checked out why they are doing this but in either case it is not good.
It was one way to get exposure for tracks to people that are using the same apps plus to be able to hear what is possible to do with the apps. Maybe the best critique of apps there was!
SunVox will have one page open but it is not as convenient as there need to be sent a message beforehand and it is a private person holding it meaning that if he gets bored the page will die out... (If you read this purelygrey do not take it personally, maybe you keep at it for years to come!). In either case to post SunVox tracks go here:
If you are a developer of apps and have a page for sharing music on Soundcloud or other page please contact me at: email@example.com and I will post it.
Just to say that Music Studio has a forum which of course is always helpful for any Music Studio users!
To Sign up or read posts:
This review was made in February so it must also mentioned that since then there has been many smaller improvements and in my eyes the greatest one being that the synthesizer engine can also be used as a fully fledged sampler to create velocity layered instruments inside the synthesizer using it with all the goodness of automation, filters and envelopes etc. Each synthesizer engine also uses two oscillators/samples/instruments.
In either case if never tried there is truly something missed as there is an endless supply of possibilities in the VA-Beast.
To read this highly positive review go here:
Google Play info:
Earth's sounds tell an amazing story. Each soundscape recording is a snapshot of a unique place and time. Record the Earth is a global citizen science initiative to record all of the sounds around the World. Join the mission and record the sounds around you then upload them to the Global Soundscapes Archive at the Purdue University Center for Global Soundscapes. Create a profile at www.recordtheearth.org where you can listen and explore all the sounds from around the world.Citizen Science Research Participation
Record the Earth is an application for global ecological data collection. You are collecting information about the health and wellbeing of the planet through sound and helping researchers understand human's connection to soundscapes. What are sounds that you love, what are sounds that you hate. Which sounds could indicate a the arrival of a new season. Your mission is to go out and record the sounds around the earth, describe and tag them. Then sign up online to rate, share, sort, and explore the data being collected from around the world and save your favorites sounds to your own soundscape playlist.
The default recording format is AAC-3 min maximum. While AAC recordings on certain devices playback perfectly on our website, they failed to play on the device due to differences in manufacturer specifications for this reason there is a secondary WAV-1 min recording profile. Future updates will allow changing between profiles, currently Samsung devices will default to WAV-1min format.
For more information visit:
The Center for Global Soundscapes
Interesting app for learning piano theory with some great extra features as being able to use it as a midi piano controller for your DAW over wifi and a simple synthesizer built in...
The website i sworth checking out for additional information...
7Pad is a 49 (7*7) chord pads instrument and a virtual piano to play, learn and compose music with harmony, you can input your own usb midi keyboard and integrate it with your actual home studio with the midi output over wifi.
Virtual piano, play scales with color hint (each degree has a coresponding color) and an option to disable sound for the notes out of the selected scale.
12 chord scales, 49 chord pads switchable in realtime.21 piano solo scales.
Arpeggio mode, it's always good playing piano solo with only the notes of the current palyed chord, no mistakes !
32 internal DX7 like soundswith changing filter parameters : cut-off, resonance and overdrive.
Changing the set of play parameters in real time : 5 octaves with velocity and 24 voicings for every chord type.
Metronome and tempo can be changed to control the built-in arpeggiator : 4 modes, 3 speeds and 4 rhythmic variations playable live or with the song AutoPlay mode.
Contrôle via USB MIDI IN with your instrument connected to the Android device, you can play chords and scales directly from your midi controller instrument with visual feedback on the virtual piano.
Midi over Wifi function : Allows you to play an external instrument (VST) controlled playing 7Pad thru a midi over wifi connection to your VST host.
Learning Music :
Structure of 12 scales, playing all chords from scale in a chosen tone, the app suggest the next chord to play within a Major or minor scale.
Visualization and ear training in the construction of chords: notes, roles and octaves : you can listen to the notes separately by pressing each one.
Viewing piano chords and scales: Real-time display of the chord played on the pad and its reversals on the piano, colored scales to see what you can play.
Tone and corresponding armor, harmonization (construction and set of harmonic sequences), circle of fifths, control of voicings and modulations.
6 chord types classified by the type of triad: Major, minor, augmented, diminished, suspended or 7th.
49 chords directly accessible from the 7pad with recordable configuration of "pad-sets"
In "Chord" mode : automatic proposal of the same type chords plus all chords "On Bass" available for storing in custom pad-sets.
In "Song" mode : easy chord grids edition and saving parameter set with each chord, parameters of the sound and the arpeggiator. allowing you to record an inspiration everywhere and restart later with same parameters, before finalizing the master in your favorite DAW.
chord, parameters of the sound and the arpeggiator. allowing you to record an inspiration everywhere and restart later with same parameters, before finalizing the master in your favorite DAW.Social :
Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/user-58065110
Infos and Faq: http://www.sevenpad-music-app.top
Twitter : https://twitter.com/mixticninja
* Exclusive Arpeggio scale mode : Always good arpeggio based piano play with any chord played by 7pad.
* Added 21 scales to play and learn with the virtual piano or a usb midi real one
Piano strip view : note name displayed when touch played.
Current scale is now saved and restored with each song / padset.
ModWheel and PitchBend from usb controller are now sent to midi, new program change buttons.
* : Premium options
So did this interview after hearing the album "Russian Love" made with SunVox which I think is excellent and got curious about the artist. In the end of the interview it is possible to download the SunVox file for one of the tracks which is pretty exciting to see and hear up-close what is going on.
There is also an earlier track of his from the early nineties that can be fun to hear how things have changed.
Plus the possibilities to buy a four CD collection of earlier works...
What I understand is that you went to musical school in the end of the eighties. What did you study there?
I actually didn't go to musical school in the late 80s, but I went to a university and I studied music aesthetics there, the philosophical aspect of music and art.
How did you get into electronic music?
When I was 14 or so, I met some music of KITARO and YMO, and was attracted by their electronic sound and hypnotizing atmosphere. later on I knew KRAFTWERK, it made me crazy, and next Brian Eno, bla bla bla...
In the beginning what kind of equipment did you use?
I started making music with a small YAMAHA keyboard PS-3 and compact effects when I was 15. And I got my first synth Roland JX-8P when I was 19. At that time I was also using 80's digital/analog stuff such as TR-505, DEP-5, TX-81z, and a TASCAM multitrack cassette recorder.
What was the first software?
MuLab 3. I had been using hardware for long time, and got involved in the software world very lately.
Do you play any instruments?
Keyboards, and sometimes percussion.
How does that affect your composing and production?
I think many keyboard players are likely to be very chromatic, but I feel sometimes I need to get out of it. I was very lucky because I didn't became very good at playing keyboards in spite of 6 years education of playing the piano. I was very lazy and not so motivated to play instruments when I was a kid.
I understand that you was a DJ already back in the nineties how was the scene in Japan/Kyoto at that time?
At that time I was in Tokyo, that is a huge city and it has many groups of any kind of music. It is hard to know all of them. I think in the nineties there were many small groups of hard techno, drum'n bass, house, electronica, etc. By myself I was doing electronica, ambient, click and dub techno etc. using cds / groove box. And I also played classical music in techno parties as well.
Are you still DJ’ing?
I seldom DJ for parties recently, once or twice a year. Usually I do that just for myself or close friends in small parties.
How do you feel that the scene changed over the years where you live?
I think the club scene here itself became much smaller, because people do not spend their time in clubs any more. But some people still like to be in clubs, and they enjoy parties. I think club music is not so cool for many people any more, but it became a part of our usual lives.
How are the contact internationally and are there any collaboration with artists from other countries?
Japan is geometrically isolated and sometimes we feel difficulties in language, but some artists do international activities via internet.
For example, my music was released from some labels in other countries like Germany, US, etc., and remixed by other artists. I am also interested in artists abroad to release their music from my label.
Are you using SunVox exclusively nowadays?
Not exclusively, but I use it mainly.
What other software/equipment do you use?
Mulab 5 to use other VST instruments / effects.
Studio One 2 for mastering / editing.
How did you get to know SunVox?
When I was looking for new tools to make music some years ago, I happened to meet a guy who showed me some tracker-type software. I was fascinated and tried to use some of them, and I came to like SunVox the most.
For the readers how would you describe the advantages of a tracker interface to the more common piano roll interface?
I think piano roll is too much like music score, and it reminds you the academic way of making music. And when you use it, your brain automatically tries to figure out how the melodies are like. Sometimes it is annoying because you have to see the eternal chromatic scale there, and your brain might get tired seeing it.
In case of a tracker, it looks like a program, not like music score at all. If you have an allergy to music score, as your music teacher in your infant time was mean, it is good for you a tracker does not remind that experience. You just can get into how the music sounds, and can edit it as you correct word sentences.
What is the most common instruments and effects you use in SunVox?
And what instruments /effects makes you most confused?
To me SpectraVoice is kind of complicating and I can't expect how it sounds when editing, but I like it anyway.
What is your favorite trick/s in SunVox?
1C Cut note
20 Note probability
The album russian love, did that get mixed and mastered in SunVox?
It was mixed in SunVox, and mastered in Studio One 2.
I usually record songs via line out of the audio interface in real time, and give the recorded file back to my PC via usb cable, and master the file in PC.
Is there any other musicians that you know that use SunVox?
I sometimes recommend it to my friends, and I think some of them are trying to use it.
But I don't think it's very famous here compared to other tools like Ableton Live or Reason.
Can you talk a Little bit of your record label Easy + Nice?
I founded "Easy + Nice" last year to introduce any kind of interesting alternative music. It treats electronic, ambient, world, dance, field recordings, and other experiments. I try to make it experimental and cozy at the same time.
The symbol for the label looks occult. Is magick something you are interested in?
You noticed that...
It was made with sigil, that is the only magick I can use consciously.
I am not interested in magick a lot, but this time I used it, as I didn't think of other ways to make symbols.
And what does the sigil stand for?
an easy and nice life.
What is your future plan for the record label and your private music?
Basically same. I have released one album every month for the first several months since the label started, but now, as 5 albums have been released, I think I can make the pace slower.
Recently I am making techno for myself, and some music for movies.
Any last words?
Life is the sense of continuing, and the gradual / sudden change bring it. Music is the way to make it.
Thank you for reading this interview, and if you get interested in my activities, please visit Easy and Nice web page and my youtube channel.
There is also a collection of four CD's that can be ordered and here is what is said about it:
This 4CD box contains 3 CD's of the earlier work of Waki over the period 1995-2004. "Take you to the bottom" (1995), "Shuku" (2002) and "Life and space" (2003) were only released in Japan. The last CD "Special" is a bonus disc. The four CD's came along in a nice orange handbag.
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