It must have been a slow month, only five songs...
I like that it has midi import and have a deeper set of functions compared to many other virtual instruments.
Have not tried it tough...
but it will be in the back of my head when I need some non western flavor!
Google Play info:
Gender Wayang is a 10-key metallophone, coming in pairs, most be doubled from an other pair one octave higher, tuned in Slendro scale. As Gender Wayang is played with two panggul (mallets) - other than the Gangsa in Gong Kebyar - two player together play the melody (left hand) and the interlocking parts kotekan (right hand) as a complete „mini“ Gamelan.Gamelan Gender is intended as a practicing tool. Play the polos part, while Gamelan Gender plays the sangsih, loop parts to memorize, generate your own songs as midi file in a sequencing program, import it into Gamelan Gender. Its keys can be tuned, to match your real instruments - this is important, as every set of Gender Wayang has its own tuning.
Comes with 8 original songs (gending) and a Gender Wayang and a Gangsa Pelog tuning.
• MIDI file player
• Animated keys for „traditional" learning
• Sound bank sampled from real instruments
• Keys assignable to midi notes (adjust to your MIDI file)
• Tune it to your real instruments
• Mathematical tuning system, only 5 keys have to be defined
• Calculated tuning can be overwritten, and each of the 40 keys frequency can be defined
• Loop parts for practicing, increase/decrease tempo on every re-loop
• Set proportional tempo changes for different parts...
• Change tuning to pelog scale and use it for Gong Kebyar practicing as well, create your own 10 key tunings....
This is great news as it is a project that has to be supported and grow bigger!
Soundlab is a project that the man behind Palmsounds (Ashley Elsdon) are involved in and here is the press release (better than me trying to write something coherent!):
Best SEND Resource award at the Music Teacher Awards For Excellence 2016
Heart n Soul are delighted to announce that our innovative digital music making project SoundLab won the Best SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Resource award at the Music Teacher Awards For Excellence 2016 last night. SoundLab explores ways of using cutting-edge technology to encourage people with learning disabilities to create sound and music experiences. Held in Central London, the awards celebrates excellence in music and performing arts education from new products and resources to hubs, music departments and individual contributions to the sector.
Lilly Cook and Ashley Elsdon from the SoundLab team attended the evening. Lilly said: “It’s a brilliant feeling to know the work we’re doing is recognised and the more we’re spreading the word, the more popular it’s getting. I will do whatever SoundLab needs to help people in their journey making music.” Other nominees in this category included Theremini (Moog) and Alphasphere, both of which we have used on the SoundLab project to further develop our work too.
Mark Williams, Artistic Director from Heart n Soul said:
“We are thrilled to have the recognition of the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence Best SEND resource award for how our work at SoundLab is opening up and sharing the creative possibilities of new and emerging music technologies to become more connected and accessible for people with learning disabilities and as a result of that, for everyone.”
To find out more about SoundLab, please visit the SoundLab website www.makeyoursoundlab.org
For more information, interviews, images please contact Sandra Reynolds, Heart n Soul Communications Manager – 020 8694 1632 or email@example.com ___________________________________________________
SoundLab is an innovative digital music making project which explores ways of using technology to encourage people with learning disabilities to create sound and music experiences. Partners in the original project were Unthinkable, Goldsmiths, University of London and Public Domain Corp. We have been holding a variety of sessions trying out new digital devices and apps to see what we do (and do not) like. We also take the project to a variety of Heart n Soul events encouraging others to take part and explore digital music making. Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company. We believe in the talents and power of people with learning disabilities. Our work is about art, taking part, training and sharing. We offer a range of opportunities for people to take part, train in a new skill or develop their artistic talents. People with and without learning disabilities go on a creative journey together. We also have a lot of fun. www.heartnsoul.co.uk
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