A mini session JAM live with 7Pad Android v1.0.2 : Showing the synchronization between chord and scales and rythm : all sounds ( excluding drums ) directly controlled by 7Pad . New server available to support multiple devices, Download :
In years gone by, Apple’s iPhone has dominated the mobile sector for music lovers but Android phones have battled back with plenty of gusto in recent times.
You no longer need to spend over the odds for an immense music experience on your smartphone; you can enjoy and listen to your favorite tunes on the latest Android devices – and it would be fair to say that the sound quality is just as good, if not better...
Applications and entertainment are crucial to a mobile phone user’s experience and many customers, mainly youngsters, search for a device that has a USP (unique selling point) that relates specifically to music. However, memory and space is crucial too
After all, shoppers need space for Amazon, online gamers need memory for Lucky Nugget Casino and sports fans need access to the latest news via the FOX Sports app. Here are our three favorite mobile devices for music quality, storage and other entertainment purposes.
BQ Aquaris M5
For a reliable musical experience, this is the phone for you. The BQ Aquaris is fairly simple but it is effective and consistent; and that is exactly what you want out of a smartphone.
If truth be told, this phone is fairly quiet compared to other devices but users can enhance this by syncing the Dolby Atmos app – which should have been pre-installed before set-up.
This app allows users to receive a 15-20% boost in volume and bass, which will appeal to those who enjoy dance music but don’t want to cause any damage to their ears. All in all, this phone is well worth a look if you are on a tight budget; you won’t regret it...
Samsung Galaxy S6
One of the most popular phones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is THE complete device for music, gaming and entertainment. And to be fair, it is an incredible smartphone...
With up to 128GB of memory, the S6 can comfortably hold all of your music and more. It has enough space for thousands of tunes and gamers will also enjoy the appealing user interface.
In fact, you can improve your chances of winning by practicing on the S6 – as many websites are actually much more user-friendly on the S6 platform than they are on other devices.
Sony Xperia Z5
But the tip of the musical iceberg is the Sony Xperia Z5. The sound quality is simply sublime and much greater than anything else out there – and the dual front-facing speakers are especially helpful for added noise.
The tonality and imagery on screen are phenomenal. The screen is incredibly clear and you would be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable musical experience. With the ability to tweak the equaliser, you can tailor your sound depending on what genre you are listening to.
The Sony Xperia Z5 is the pinnacle of musical phones and users will be extremely happy with their device. Sony are widely regarded as one of the biggest and most impressive technology companies in the world and they rarely get things wrong. And they have another roaring success in the Xperia Z5...
The idea is to start to use this synthesizer more for some new music in combination with
G-Stomper Studio as the little time I played with it have got me excited. And here is a new review being positive as the other ones I've seen.
To read the review go here:
So missed some of this but there is still six more contests to go... and the prices are very good.
Here is what is said:
THE OPEN LABS “STAGELIGHT MONTHLY MUSIC CONTEST II” IS A NO PURCHASE NECESSARY CONTEST.
The contest is open to individual, aspiring music artists who are 13 years and older. Your submission must be of an ORIGINAL SONG and you can submit more than one song per month. To submit, simply follow the upload instructions on the contest page and upload either an mp3 or .wav file of your song. Your original song can be with or without lyrics, but must be specific to the month’s genre (i.e. Rock, EDM, Hip Hop or Wild Card). If you haven’t already recorded your song, we recommend you use Stagelight – The Easy Way to Create Music. You can download the app for FREE here ($9.99/USD value).
I would recommend to go the homepage and peep the prices and listen to what people are submitting etc...
So it is not necessary to use Stagelight but can get a paid version for free if signing up for submitting content.
Homepage with rules and prices etc:
It is nice to see some of the earlier Android apps that are still good being updated.
Here is what is said on their website:
With the latest updates our apps RD4 Groovebox and SPC Music Drum Pad for Android are now Pro Audio feature ready. Improvements in Android 6.0 Marshmallow now allow an audio roundtrip latency below 20ms on Android devices which support this feature. The Pro Audio device feature gives our apps excellent response time, comparable to other well supported pro audio platforms.
At the moment devices we know of that support Android Pro Audio are the Nexus 5X, 6P, 9 and the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, we hope more devices to come soon. For the technical details on what the Pro Audio device feature consists of, read this article on the Android Authority website.
Posted some before and here is some new ones. If you like it there is much more on the main You Tube page of Mr Dye.
Would be cool if there was some Android entries this year.
It is a nice contest for the public as afterwards there is always some gems of free music software being released! If you go the website and scroll down it is possible to see the earlier years contestants.
Here is what is said:
We are very excited to announce the launch of the the KVR Developer Challenge 2016, the sixth free-for-all audio plug-in / audio application / soundware design event.
The "KVR Developer Challenge" is for anyone who develops Audio Plug-ins or Applications and Soundware. The challenge is to create and release a brand new free audio plug-in, application or sound library / pack / set that will benefit the community at large. Creativity is key, it can be as simple or as complex as you want - KVR members will vote on the entries and pick the eventual winner using whatever criteria they choose to.
As usual, KVR Members can make donations to the prize fund via PayPal but as an extra incentive this year there's a special Grand Prize:
Win a free trip to the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, USA
This year's grand prize is from KVR Audio andNAMM (National Association of Music Merchants). The winning developer will have the opportunity to present their entry at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, January 19-22, 2017.
The winning developer will be provided with airfare to/from and hotel accommodation in Anaheim plus promotion and a presentation area at the NAMM Show to share the winning entry. See the rules for more info.
Plus, as always, the winner receives a portion of the donations made by KVR Members.
Due to the timing of this prize the development time is fairly short - you have until the end of November to get your entries in! Voting will then take place in the first couple of weeks in December. Good luck.
For more information on how to enter and/or donate to the prize fund please go to www.kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2016
Just mentioned some days ago that there is a developer working on expanding Caustic with apps that build on the same sound engine/code. Here he have done a bunch of more videos for one of the apps called Caustic Guide and soon there should be some for his other app that is also in Beta called Caustic Remix...
G-Stomper BIG Nord Bundle is an Add-On Pack for G-Stomper Studio (full version) and/or G-Stomper Rhythm (free).
Note: This package does NOT contain G-Stomper Studio (full version) and/or G-Stomper Rhythm (free).
For using this Sample-Pack, G-Stomper Studio (full version) or G-Stomper Rhythm (free) is required and must be installed on your device.
This pack is a BUNDLE of all samples provided by the 11 following (already existing) packs:
G-Stomper Nord-Modular Pack
G-Stomper Basic Waveforms Pack
G-Stomper Fat Nord3 Basses Pck
G-Stomper Nord E-Pianos Pack
G-Stomper Nord3 Pads+Strings
G-Stomper Fat Nord3 Synths Pkg
G-Stomper Classic Nord3 Synths
G-Stomper Fat NordG2 Basses
G-Stomper Fat NordG2 Synths
G-Stomper Nord Pads+Strings
G-Stomper Plucked NordG2 Synths
The pack comes with a huge amount of 555 high quality 16bit, 44.1kHz, Stereo samples (~250mb), created with the Nordlead3, Nord Modular(G1) and Nord Modular(G2) Synthesizers.
If you ever wanted these packs, now you can grab all these samples at once at a bundle price!
(Note: This Pack provides samples ONLY)
All Synthesizer sounds (with exception of the Nord-Modular Pack) are tuned to C in multiple Octaves (C1 - C7)
The number of available Octaves per Sound may vary across the Sounds.
Bass Sounds are typically in in lower Octaves, Lead Sounds in higher Octaves.
The Nord Modular Pack contains FX sounds, which are not related to a specific Note.
IMPORTANT! Start the Content-Pack App and push the install button to install the new content to the G-Stomper folders.
Would warn you that IK Multimedia do put a lot of publicity in their paid products as well...
Do not know if this is the case when it comes to these two but probably.
The developer of this have been working on the sly for some time now on expanding the Caustic universe using the core of the Caustic engine and making it to something even greater than it is. It have passed a lot of time but it seems that it is finally paying off as two of his projects are now being beta tested by some of the best Causticians there is. Anyway this video will probably not make too much sense for the casual reader but you will definitively read the full story soon enough...
It is good to see that this is getting a small but nice update as the developer is spending a lot of time on web based audio (which is pretty cool and will write about it soon). Also gives a reason to bring this interesting application up again as it is one of the more interesting apps for Android there is. Anyone that is looking for a more advanced synthesizer engines that can sound raw should check this out. Plus that it comes with a lot of effects, a simple drum machine and four track sequencer.
As a bonus a video showing what the developer is doing when he is not coding...
It looked more exciting than it was but posting it anyway as maybe someone would find it useful and it is for free... So it is a rain generator with some parameters that can be changed as how far away etc. It would be nice to have something like this that was better as it could fit into a lot of scenarios and to be able to change the sound on the fly is great. Unfortunately this one does not have enough depth to it...
Google Play info:
The app might support your relaxation , such as good sleep, meditation, etc.You can change the soundscape by yourself.
_/_/ Main function _/_/
_/ RAIN DROPS _/
Volume, interval changes at random on the basis of the set value.
_/ RAIN and WIND _/
_/_/ Other function _/_/
Playback in the background.
Sleep Timer: When the set time, fade out slowly and exit the app.
_/_/ Notice _/_/
We recommend to use headphones or earphones, but at the time of use, please pay attention.
You can't exit the app by the home key. Please use the back key at the app screen is displayed.
Great news! So as said before the VA- Beast (that exists separate and as part of G-Stomper Studio) is the only sampler on Android with velocity layers plus that it is built into the Synthesizer engine meaning that it is possible to use all the modulation and filters etc plus using the second oscillator/sample instrument in conjunction. There is limitless opportunities for sound design and fun! Anyway now there is a free grand piano to download so if you are looking for a serious piano this is a good thing.
Google Play info:
VA-Beast Salamander Grand Piano is a FREE Add-On Pack for G-Stomper Studio (full version) and/or G-Stomper VA-Beast Synthesizer (full version).
Note: This package does NOT contain G-Stomper Studio (full version) or G-Stomper VA-Beast Synthesizer (full version).
For using this Content-Pack, G-Stomper Studio (full version) or G-Stomper VA-Beast Synthesizer (full version) must be installed on your device.
This pack provides 1 self-contained VA-Beast Synthesizer preset:
Salamander Grand Piano PH
The preset is based on the 'Salamander Grand Piano V3' linux sampler library by 'Alexander Holm'.
The preset is built of 90 fantastic Stereo Samples:
- 3 Velocity Layers, each with 30 Samples
- Each Sample is used for 3 semi-tones
- Full Sustain Pedal Support
- Mod Wheel acts as Damper Pedal
The 'Salamander Grand Piano PH' requires around 180mb free sample memory in the host app, means a high powered device is required!
Recommended is a device with a (per app) memory class of 512mb. You can check that in your G-Stomper host app (Main Screen / SETUP / INFO / Memory Class).
Also take note that (for copyright reasons) the underlying Samples are NOT included as separate files, these are bundled in the preset file.
Very special thanks to Alexander for giving the permission to use his library as base for this pack.
IMPORTANT! Start the Content-Pack App and push the install button to install the new Pack Content to the G-Stomper folders.
SdCard read/write: used to install the pack contents
Internet Access and View Network/WIFI State, Wake Lock, Check Licence: required for the download of the large content file
If you have any issues, please check the FAQs at http://www.planet-h.com/faq
For any further support join the Support Forum at: http://www.planet-h.com/gstomperbb/
Worth a look for anyone interested in sound design and soundtracks. Yes also spilling into ambient music and all kinds of other interesting tom foolery.
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