A podcast talking with the main man responsible for Midi in Android 6
From the Blogspot:
This time, Tor and Chet get all musical with Phil Burk from the Android Audio team. Phil worked on the new MIDI feature in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow release, and joins the podcast to talk about MIDI (history as well as Android implementation), electronic music, and other audio-related topics.
Bryan said it was his favorite episode so far. But then Bryan's an audio engineer, so he might be slightly biased.
Android MIDI: It's music to our ears.
Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly.
The podcasts containing just music made using Caustic started in September and has been a weekly thing and are already up to eleven.
(To listen to the music download the special SunVox player at the end of the post, plus that in the pack you have access to the SunVox files as well!)
The final rating:
1. KnyazIvan - fatal precession : 137
2. OceanicDegree - Dreaming : 133
3. echo2 - unreal love 3 : 133
4. geckojsc - Breathless : 132
5. OceanicDegree - Psybience : 131
6. Manganoid - Modulus Mediana : 126
7. Kiberaver - Energy : 125
8. Kiberaver - SunVox Digital : 122
9. Ricky Dalb - Avante : 122
10. SawZer - Sandwalker : 122
11. Nayzer - Technical Times (feat. Clear Immobility) : 119
12. Zhuinden - Re-Connect : 116
13. Koekepan - Farewell Waltz : 110
14. LeetPeople - 23 31 : 110
15. CarlosGecko - windy : 108
16. LeetPeople - Reminiscence (master) : 107
17. squidmissile - Makes Me Melt : 106
18. Circular Bounce - Warp Hole : 105
19. Dallas McNeil - Reboot : 103
20. SlayerDUDE - I am Bass Man : 103
21. Pavel Ti - Tranquil Rigpa : 102
22. Vladeno - Planets : 101
23. Koekepan - Dude, have you seen my flying car : 99
24. LeetPeople - Competitions : 99
25. FSFB - Tar : 98
26. LeetPeople - Detuned : 98
27. moonoom - Amdusias dreaming : 96
28. Nayzer - Chiptune : 93
29. Pavel Ti - Last Blow : 92
30. jef wacheski - unkF : 88
31. Celestine Audio - The One : 87
32. Nayzer - Good day : 87
33. AzzzX - Pixel Commodore : 86
34. Clear Immobility - Full Reset : 86
35. romax9lahin - Loop and Drama : 86
36. squidmissile - RealEYES Forms 1 - 3 : 84
37. romax9lahin - Windy Pyramid : 81
38. Puwystaya L'dinka - Autumn Weather : 74
39. jef wacheski - crufty : 73
40. Boba77 - A nos Amachi : 72
41. Screamwod - Space Adventure : 68
42. romax9lahin - Be Careful Next Time : 66
43. Unknown Artist - THE WORST SONG EVER! : 58
And the winners are:
1. KnyazIvan - fatal precession
2. OceanicDegree - Dreaming
3. echo2 - unreal love 3
These works will be included to the SunVox distribution!
Votepack (compo entries + beautiful player + sources): http://warmplace.ru/compo/sunvox/2015.1 ... tepack.zip
A great new application for making music together and because it is for direct recording into the application it gives that a lot of people are using it for live recorded instruments.
There is the possibilities to upload pre-recorded tracks as well so it could be a very nice app to have for people in for example the Caustic community to make tracks together.
Or you are a lonely musician having recorded a acoustic guitar track and get some more instrumentation in there. I think that Songtree will lead musicians to find each other all over the world that they like and can continue to work with. Plus that there will be musical surprises in regards to how people treats the source material.
Can also see how it can be used to find new material to jam to and as it is easy to hit record you will have contributed to someones music.
It is for free and think that it is generous of n-Track to support this and to host all the tracks.
I guess they do it for the publicity of the DAW that they sell but it is a very nice publicity.
The DAW is not expensive and the workflow seems pretty nice (Have not tried it on PC). There is a stripped down version for Android that can export projects into the Windows/MAC version.
Songtree will also be integrated in their next version n-Track Studio that is supposed to come out soon and buying Version seven will get you number eight for free.
Have mentioned Songtree sometimes during the Beta testing and will for sure continue to mention Songtree many more times as they do compilations of the best collaborations every month and this is one of the great things that happened in mobile music making 2015. Simple idea but have not really been done before in this way with live recorded music. Plus being very well executed.
It makes me excited to involve myself musically into some of the trees as soon as time permits!
To go the website:
Play Store info:
Songtree is a FREE collaborative recording app that allows you to create songs, edit, add effects and post them to the Songtree online community."Best new app for musicians" for Synthopia, Discchord, MusicRadar, Fact Magazine, Hispasonic, UnoCero, PalmSounds and Aux.tv
User reviews: "What a wonderful way to collaborate creatively!"
The app includes everything you need to make music - no other recording software is required.
The app features:
• Built-in metronome
• High quality audio effects including Echo, Reverb, Compression, Phaser, Chorus/Flanger, Tube Amp
• Cut, copy and paste tracks, add fades, loop parts
• Record using your device built-in mic or external adapter
Use Songtree Recorder to create songs with other musicians:
• Start a recording session that others can join, or
• Contribute to other people’s songs: download a track another user has posted and use it as base track, jam on it and post the result back online. As new tracks are posted a ‘tree’ of songs gradually grows, with each branch a new track added to the song
• Share your work to Facebook and Twitter or invite other music creators to join your recording
• If you find a talented musician or singer, give them a like or a comment and join them with your instrument
If you have problems, comments or suggestions please contact us at email@example.com
Your feedback is helping us to improve the app.
* More ways to import/export tracks
Hey so this is probably one of the more full featured free apps available for Android together with VuKnob.
It comes with unlimited tracks and four effects plus five instruments and most importantly a save function in the free version. Of course it is to trick you into a upgrade but it's all good as the free features are definitively good enough to make some serious music and to test the application properly.
There is a Android version and a Windows version.
To visit their website:
Here is the update information:
Stagelight is now FREE with
-Unlimited LoopBuilder tracks
-4 included effects
-5 instruments (with unlockable extras)
-Saving and Sharing your music
**All other features are unlockable via in-app purchase**
Phablet/Phone Support Added
-New Vector graphics for better scaling.
-New Universal Inspector design
-Consolidated Tool bars
-MIDI device support (Android 6.0+)
-Audio Device Buffer Size Control
-Bug Fixes and CPU Optimizations
-Fixed text input using Samsung and Asus keyboards
The apps mentioned here is of the type that I do not bring up here too often and have more to do with the practical/practice side of music making.
It is a mix of iOS and Android apps but a great deal of Android material.
It is worth a visit and pick up some ideas of what exists outside of the
music-making/Sequencer/Synthesizer world that gets over-represented here...
To take a look go here:
Walmart Android Phone 10$ with low but okay specs! Updated- Not so exciting after all! Comes with hidden costs...
Not so exciting after all!
Comes with hidden costs...
When this got written about on other websites this the hidden costs thingy was not mentioned. But leaving the original post in either as I love to mention how great SunVox works on low specification phones every chance I get!
Here is the full information regarding the hidden costs-
(So hard to get a cheaper phone! It is possible to order it as well as buying it in a Wall mart store.
I am sure that it could do some low key SunVox projects and of course it should be able to run Nanoloop as well. Think that one o f the great advantages of learning SunVox is that not only is it a great and very flexible program/application but it work son almost any system plus on very low specifications. Meaning that in almost any situation there is possibility to work on some serious music.
The phone comes with-
It does not have components like a front-facing selfie camera sensor or high-speed LTE support but comes equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and features a 3.8in TFT touchscreen display. Also, there is a 3-megapixel rear camera sensor with VGA video recording support.
And KitKat 4.4
This is just very cool!
It just confirms that Pure Data is probably the greatest secret out there for music making on Android once again. There is so much advantages of learning Pure Data and as not only is it the easiest way to make good music apps for Android if you are a non-programmer there already exists two apps (MobMuPlat and mPD) that allows for importing Pure Data patches into Android directly. Meaning that learning just a little bit you can use patches of all kinds directly on a device.
So that also means that there is a lot of great music apps for free!
The above was a small diversion as I wanted to being up Pure Data again and hit myself over the head for not getting deeper into it! Learned the basics over a year ago but got distracted. After Mobmuplat was released felt that I am an idiot for not taking time for it!
Seeing this video just makes it even more poignant.
So Jamm Sync is open source code and works for Python as well.
Respect to Ninja Jamms for letting the code graze the open source landscape!
P.S - mPD is for making Pure Data patches directly on a device which makes it excellent for learning Pure Data on the go. Plus that it is all made in Pure Data basic meaning that the patches you make will work excellent for making full on apps on Android easier in comparison to using Pure Data extended...
Pavel Ti and Mr Nightradio have made this new ten band equalizer using the Filter PRO module that came with the latest update of SunVox. Will leave it for download here and on the downloads page.
As it is in downloadable from the SunVox forum maybe it is nice to check in and see in a couple of days how people have reacted to this.
This is mono version, for stereo equalization, or slow mobile devices.
This is a comment from the post on the Phase84 synthesizer that I am bringing up for two reasons. First that I have been reading that the company have been doing a pretty bad work of maintaining their apps on iOS and then it is not a very good practice to not respond to customers when they have problems! Luckily I had very few unresponsive developers and feel that most developers for Android have been very helpful and cool. (Still would like to get response from the developer of Grainstorm though, regarding fixing the audio recording function! Three emails and nothing!)
Comment by Equavox
I've bought it and used on my Galaxy Note 4. It seems to work well as a standalone app, but when used in Soundcamp, theree are display bugs and the sound is cracking. But the worse : it's not possible to use the app with a usb midi keyboard plugged in the phone (which is possible with lots of others soundcamp apps : Thumbjam, Unique, Heat Synth, ...). I've wrote to the dev team to ask if this feature could be added in a next update but i got no answer... So this app seems just to be a non-free beta version for the moment...
As it is Sunday maybe some Sunday nostalgia feelings are in order?
So there is a website that are hosting old cylinder recording from the end of the 1800's to about the 1920's. Think that I read that there is about ten thousand recordings and all of them easily downloaded!
For example there is 661 home recordings. Yes people could use the cylinders for recordings.
This website should be interesting to anyone needing some dust sprinkled beauty into their productions. Pretty much evident that there should be no worry about copy rights.
Even if not used for music it is a fascinating look at audio history and well worth a hangover Sunday of exploring.
Regarding the copyright here is what the project director David Seubert has said:
There are no public domain sound recordings in the United States, including these cylinder recordings. Recordings before 1972 are protected by state law but not federal copyright, which didn't cover sound recordings until March, 1972. We've digitized them for non-commercial private use and study. We have no issues with commercial use, but we encourage commercial users to a) do their own due diligence on their copyright status, and b) pay our use fees (which is a fee for access to our high resolution wav files, and is not a royalty). This collection is not a royalty free sound library and I can't turn it into one as that's not how these recordings were created. These are mostly commercial entertainment cylinders, just like any pop record made today (which you also can’t sample for free). Until “pre-1972 recordings” (as they are known) enter the public domain in 2067, they won't be. Blame Congress, not us. As to our fee structure, we can't raise our fees if somebody with deep pockets (HBO) wants access to the materials but we will negotiate down or waive them the use fees for artists of limited means.
We do claim a new, derivative work copyright on the restored version which is online. There is disagreement on this issue and we respect and follow that debate.
Our operation is very small, with two permanent staff, and we also operate the entire performing arts archive here at UCSB, including a massive archive of 78rpm discs and print and paper collections. I have a graduate student copying cylinders in the lab as we speak so the public can hear them, and his salary is funded by donations to the project. I’d love to give everything away, but until I have enough permanent funding to run the operation I also need a revenue source. That isn't likely in today's arts/higher education environment, sad to say.
To go listen and read:
So like the last SunVox contest Mr Nightradio have compiled all the tracks into a special music player with visualizations. One cool thing more is that in the downloaded package there is all the SunVox files to. So there is a lot to study to see how people did what they did and get some new instruments etc.
Some of these tracks are really good and when listening to this is to remember that all is made in SunVox and no more than 65KB as a zipped file. Which means that there is not room for any sample instruments with the exception of maybe a small sample or instrument made of single cycle wav. So all the tracks are made using almost or totally, exclusively synthesis and some of the productions are excellent.
My own submission was rushed in the end and hearing some of the tracks I feel that it did not come out too good and am already working on a remake that I will share with the original when it is ready. Have some pitfalls when working with SunVox and one of them is that I over use the reverb... plus just because it is possible to use so many modules in crazy combinations it is not always beneficial... but always learning and having heard some of the other contributions am inspired to try harder!
One thing that I noticed though having not really composed in the latest SunVox was that the greatest addition (in my opinion) of the latest release is the new Filter Pro module.
It is hard not want to put one or two of them on every instrument. It sounds great and with some modulation any sound will benefit, becoming more organic.
Seeing the other contributions it is easy to see that a lot of other people think the same!
So go and download the song package listen and then go back and vote before the twelfth-
Thaddeus Grim have done some excellent tracks before but this is his first full album.
This is great and it is made using Caustic 3.
Here is his description of the album on the bandcamp page:
welcome to a world of desperation and neon lights, mankind struggles to hold its place on our ruined planet, cowering under the great dome above the neon city. the streets are flooded with corruption and depraved crime. those who stand against it are sure to fail, but nothing is ever as it seems.
welcome to 2188
Published on Nov 6, 2015This song was created while hanging out with the bright kids at Public School 153 in The Bronx. I was teaching a workshop on how to make music on a phone with Nanoloop and asked the kids to clap their hands and shout "Akita", the name of their school's mascot. I had a blast!
Speaking of P.S. 153, they are doing a fund raiser to help bring ROBOTS TO THE SCHOOL! Check it out herehttp://www.donorschoose.org/project/r...
Get Nanoloop here: http://nanoloop.de/
Watch my Nanoloop Mobile Tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdlJu...
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