It has to be made with the following applications for Android OS.-
There can also be Synthesizers or sound generators for Android plus vocals,
but if they are used in the music making they can be mixed in with the rest of the music
with either the free audio editor/multi track
Audacity (PC, MAC, LINUX)
or directly on your device using Audio Evolution Mobile (Android App)...
But remember only Android music making apps with the exception for mixing in Audacity...
Send the mix and the file or files of the application/applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where it will be listened to by five persons you never heard about.
There will be publicity as a prize-
Will place a square very visible in the upper right corner
with whatever information/image that you decide with links to wherever you want
(No pornographic or violent material...) on the main page.
Also will be seen in the rotating banner on top.
As there is already around 400 visitors per day and is rising (Yesterday 529 hits) expect to have the publicity seen around 12-15000 times... or more.
Also there will be a music player playing your music under the publicity.
This will stay there until the next round of the contest starts.
Any music style goes of course and it will be judged
by muscians with a broad spectrum of music making and listening behind them-
From the most extreme to the most ambient.
Please send the music with files to:
Link to Audacity:
Link to Audio Evolution Mobile:
Audio Evolution Mobile
So this one is for the lazy one.
Just program one note and get a whole chord.
These samples come courtesy of a Clavia Nord 3 Lead synthesizer.
G-stomper Synth chords 1
So is this good or bad news... hmmm
One thing that I like about Android music applications
is that there is not many big companies involved
(so far guess only one, Reactable),
just a couple of persons or in most cases one person
developing something for the love of it all, and of course for some financial gain if possible
or when it is for free guess it is for fame and glory.
In either case Ik Multimedia has some time back developed some hardware
that works with the Android phone-
A standalone microphone that can get connected,
a DJ two channel mixer, guitar cable connector and a microphone you just plug in to the headphone jack with a side connection for headphone/speakers.
Haven't tried any of these devices or the irecorder application...
But have very big interest in the microphone that you plug into the headphone output.
So the irecorder application is for free and have some functions that are interesting
but how many of them that are included and which ones they want you to pay for
is not totally clear and you have to pay for some of the functions to be activated.
Guess it is just to try it as it is for free.
Playstore link for the iRig Recorder application:
Link to IK Multimedia Webpage:
This time it is time that the modern classic synth TS VirusB (Access Virus)
that can get treated roughly in your able hands for about many hundreds of $/€ less...
G-Stomper Tonal Synths 3
Yes, so this is an old one but just wanted to write about it
as it is integrated with one of the best or the best free browser based DAW.
As a concept the browser based Daw in general is very attractive
and the Audiotool one is both in sound and in flexibility really interesting.
So what you make with Auditool sketch has the function of uploading
and continue your work in a bigger environment inside the Audiotool DAW
or just save your work in your device as it is a nice little application all by itself...
It comes with emulations and the same look and the same parameters of a:
808 drum machine
909 drum machine
Delay and mixer
And you sequence old school way just like you would with the originals...
And here is some links and a video tutorial for Audiotool Sketch-
Wikimedia link for using Audiotool DAW
with a listing and how to use the different soundgenerators and effects:
Audiotool DAW Manual on Wikimedia
Matthew Herbert: Next record is going to be made from one sound - one ten-second recording of a Gadaffi war plane bombing people.
So it is four different string instruments-
Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass (Contrabass?),
Two controls Reverb and width of the tail piece of the violin pushing the "set width" button
which is really useful for controlling the size of the fretboard
and being able to use it for any sized device.
It has a clean sound to it even though have to point out that it doesn't
sound totally natural for being violin etc...
but it does sound like a natural string instrument
and because of low latency and being very responsive to expressive playing
it has a lot of potential to be used in all kinds of musical situations.
Combined with some creative use of effects
it could become a small staple in your productions.
More we want more pads! We wont rest until there's at least 33 pads...
for our secret Masonic rituals.
So was going to write about this application
but here is a pretty good overview of Nodebeat-
Saving my lazy ass...
It has some distortion on the voice over,
but pretend that it is part of the narrators normal voice and it will be ok!
Also it is made on the iphone/ipad version so it looks slightly different on Android,
otherwise the functions are the same.
The video is more focused on how to make the music with Nodebeat
so what doesn't get brought up is that it also have a basic synthesizer that you can play melodically that is placed behind the Nodes.
Secondly it have the function to generate music automatically,
where the nodes float around with the smaller generators attaching and detaching etc...
It is an interesting application
and can become pretty advanced melodically and rhythmically.
And having recording functions it is definitively worth having
either as your own ambient soothing kling klang machine or for mixing it in with other musical environments.
A remix album where you have a chance to remix and use the same elements as in the album Paranoia by Oliver Huntemann.
It is for free until the 31:st of March.
This application was one of the first ones that got installed on my phone and it was a feeling of magic to play on a piece of paper, also was my first smart phone so of course after this I thought that there was a whole world of magical applications,
but no and this one didn't develop further either which is a pity as there must be
possible to take this concept and do all kinds of fun stuff.
Well it is for free so try it,
the important part is to get the drawing right,
I remember that,
that took time.
Play Store link:
(Augmented) Piano Reality
Who needs a real drummer,
with this sample pack you got something better-
at least more controllable.
Play Store link:
G-Stomper Real Drums 2
As the last week started another one of my lazy side-projects,
to translate homemade fingerstyle guitar pickins to Nanoloop on the phone,
lead me to acquaint myself again with the dirty brilliance that is Nanoloop.
Was thinking that of course you to want to hear some digital grit and get inspired...
Go to Nanoloop collective and hear some singles and albums that's been made:
If you haven't played with Nano loop
and are searching for true four bit feeling in your music you can't go wrong with Nanoloop,
and you will be surprised how deep the application really is,
recommended is to read through the manual as there is tricks in there that is not so obvious.
Made the mistake myself of thinking that there was less to it than it is when I got it.
Of course it has export to Wav so you can continue your funtime somewhere else.
Already have over five million hits so it is a slight possibility you've seen this already...
But ahhhh they are so cute especially the little robot holding the hi hat stand!
If there was a house band for my fantasy bar this is pretty much it!
There is a new sample pack just released-
Vocal based with tonal synths and more to come.
Think that doing sample packs will be a nice change of rhythm after a long time coding.
But don't worry,
there will be update, after this small interlude from developing G-Stomper.
There is promised a Twelfth track and a dedicated mixer view,
that will be like the rest of G-stomper- multi touch.
It will make a great application greater!
And if you're eager for a G-stomper fix,
you can always play with the new pack for 1.20 € / 1.50 $, cheaper than a hot dog!
Play Store link:
G-Stomper Spoken- Vocals pack
Downloaded these samples from a forum half a year ago and forgot about them
until last week when a unzip took place in combination with some hearing.
Must say it was intriguing, organic and raw.
Decided to contact the creator and he said with a raspy low voice:
Hell yeah of course there will be sharing of these samples on your musical android...
So there is two sample sets-
One with longer samples and one with single cycle waveforms
(More like three cycles... the end result the same ).
The longer samples will be more unstable, would it be daring to say more organic.
The short cycle samples less so but still mighty gritty and tough!
Made a sample instrument out of the short ones this morning for
the Sunvox sampler that you can download at the bottom,
and if anyone has the energy to do it for caustic with short and long samples
and for Sunvox with the long samples there will be posting of those
that will be shared on the download page with acknowledgments.
Please send to:
So now my children come closer for Zombie Queens ghastly story
how these tones came to be:
I took an old cassette deck, Technics M33G
and I created a feedback loop by connecting signal output with input.
The tone could be controlled with volume deck's volume knob,
for some reason I don't really understand.
Then I connected deck's phone output to Audiofire sound card
and captured the whole scale available from manipulating the magical volume knob,
to create this little sample set.
I used G-Tune VST to monitor sound frequency,
trying to catch exact frequency for each note.
The knob didn't work linear and was rather sensitive,
so some notes were a little off, which I think adds some character to this set.
The files are 96kHz/24 bit, range it E4-B0, plus the lowest sound I could get.
These are royalty free samples.
Feel free to use them in your music, free or commercial,
as you please -
no need to contact or credit me.
If you'd like to use them for sound design or sample library,
I don't mind, but please contact me first, I'd like to know,
if it has found some use and what came out of it.
Finally, please don't re-distribute the archive.
That is maybe something I will do myself one day.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
These tones come from old dirty electronics
and can be dangerous to mental health and your audio equipment.
In other words, if you go nuts or blow your monitors, it's your own fault, not mine.
-After this horrifying story there will be no sleep for this pretty boy!
Zombie Queens Webpage:
The two Sample Packs:
The Sunvox Sampler instrument using the shorter waveforms:
Another midi connect video for your viewing pleasure.
Important to note as he points out that you need a phone that accepts USB host mode.
Yes so finally it is time to get into the world of tutorials,
be patient as it is my first one,
so just be aware...of confusion and slightly bad English.
So what you will learn is not much but useful,
you will learn something about single cycle waveforms-
what is meant by it and how to use them especially in Caustic 2 and in Sunvox
as it is the two android applications that works for the task,
actually think they are so far the only ones.
If this is the first time hearing about this you should check it out.
p.s. I am saying chiptune music not shit tune music- ( that's what you hear on the radio ).
Please, pretty please make a donation to
Musical android You can do it! It will feel amazing afterwards!!!