So if you need some serious Groovebox love in your life and in your devices...
That is a serious bundle of free sound effects, free to use in any project!
In celebration of GDC 2018 we are giving away 30GB+ of high-quality sound effects from our catalog. Everything is royalty-free and commercially usable. No attribution is required and you can use them on an unlimited number of projects for the rest of your lifetime.
To get it go here... There is a Torrent as well!
Like the idea of this but have not tried it... It also seems to have some kind of subscription type of thingy going on... but if looking to improve finger drumming this could be worth checking out?
Rhythms is your ultimate music tutor that will help beat makers of all ages and levels to improve their beats techniques. Follow the rhythms of the music and learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
* Beat makers and finger drummers
* Complete beginners
* Advanced musicians
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
* Over 200 lessons with over 100 sound packs covering popular genres including EDM, Trap, Future Bass and so on.
* Guided playing: Rhythms help you play different parts of a track and then you can combine them together. The app will lead you to advance your skills and challenge yourself.
* Different modes: use tutorial mode to watch how to play the lesson. Use step-by-step mode to learn the rhythm. Use live mode to challenge yourself.
* Fun music game: addictive and fun gameplay tracks your progress. Practice every day to improve your results.
* Statistics: check your statistic and keep motivated to practice and learn.
* Portability: you can take Rhythms with you and play music anywhere.
* High sound quality: all sounds are made by us in our music studio or in collaboration with EDM producers.
RHYTHMS - the fun way to learn, play and master the pad controllers. Hit the notes at the right time to get the highest score! Practice every day and you’ll be amazed how fast your skills advance.
Go and start playing now!
Have looked at this and see it as something very helpful.
Specially if starting out on guitar as it can get you to understand how solos work or how to make melodies. Or if being stuck just trying to get ideas.
It is for guitar and more inclined for electric guitar work but could be used for sampling into other compositions or used for composing for other instruments as well.
Guitar Engineer is a guitar riffs and solos auto-composition app. It helps composing guitar riffs and solos and accompanying harmony. No matter if you are a professional musician or just music enthusiast it will help you think out of the box and unlock your creativity.
This is extended version of free app Guitar Engineer Lite - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyokovsolutions.guitarengineerlite
with many additional features:
- save melody and harmony as midi and text file
- change number of notes up to 64
- open saved melody
- many more scales
- customizable guitar tuning
- change number of frets on freatboard
- natural harmonics and slide articulation
- EXPERT auto composer
- harmonize melody - auto compose new harmony over existing melody
- AUTO MODE - when this mode is active then composed melody is repeatedly played and auto composed every 2 cycles and the good melodies can be saved while listening
- transpose melody up and down
There are two methods for composition:
- manual - you select notes and chords
- automatic - using the AUTO COMPOSER that chooses "right" notes and chords.
The COMPOSE ALL app feature creates a new melody and accompanying harmony from scratch. You can use this feature as fresh ideas generator and then tweak the melody.
The notes, chords and note articulation are changed using the drop down menus for each note.
If you want to auto compose some notes of melody just check them and press Compose Notes button. Then the notes will be composed for you.
How can you use it:
At app start wait for all sounds to load. It takes about 15 seconds.
1. Select RIFF or SOLO mode, tempo, note scale and note length.
2. Create melody rhythm by checking the checkboxes below the notes.
3. Press COMPOSE NOTES button to generate the notes for selected rhythm.
4. Listen to melody repeatedly and tweak the notes manually or with the help of auto composer by leaving checked the notes targeted for change .
5. You can select note articulation (muted/accented/slide/harmonics) using drop down menu on the bottom of each note.
You can play melody, harmony or rhythm by checking corresponding check boxes.
AUTO COMPOSER selects notes for these positions where the checkboxes are checked. If no notes are checked then melody is composed from scratch.
AUTO MODE - when active the melody is autocomposed every 4 (changeable in Settings) cycles. During playing you can save the composed melody via Save button.
Three types of AUTO MODE are available:
1. When AUTO MODE is active and COMPOSE ALL is selected then both melody and harmony will be autocomposed every 4 cycles. The text below button PLAY will show "AUTO ALL".
2. When AUTO MODE is active and COMPOSE NOTES is selected then melody only will be autocomposed every 4 cycles. The text below button PLAY will show "AUTO NOTES".
3. When AUTO MODE is active and COMPOSE CHORDS is selected then harmony only will be autocomposed every 4 cycles. The text below button PLAY will show "AUTO CHORDS".
The app manual - http://www.gyokovsolutions.com/manuals/guitarengineer_manual.php
Here are some videos that explain user interface. The videos are from Melody Engineer app, but the user interface is similar:
- Play controls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94EJzS3xmkM
- Edit controls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BypNdXy3Jso
- auto composing melody and harmony - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFki1tDvtvo
- AUTO MODE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6y2VNgFpCE
To get the full app (The Google Play version is not the full one) you have to get it through Amazon... They say that it is easier for tax declarations or something suchlike? But it does make it harder for the customer that does not want to sign up for one more appstore...
Does not have to be used only with Caustic 3...
A true pioneer. May his music live on for ages to come!
Mmmm SunVox gets mentioned and Bandlab.... In general maybe most of you know these already but it is a good reminder and found out that Native Instruments released a whole bunch of free stuff!
Developers can start to delve into future goodness but we can also take a look at what is coming. Maybe the biggest news are with Midi.
Native MIDI APIFor apps that perform their audio processing in C++, Android Q introduces a native MIDI APIto communicate with MIDI devices through the NDK. This API allows MIDI data to be retrieved inside an audio callback using a non-blocking read, enabling low latency processing of MIDI messages. Give it a try with the sample app and source code here.
To read the whole thing and to lay your hands on the midi NDK go here:
In 2005, Guitar Hero kicked off an overwhelming craze of music games, but through a lack of evolving the core game, the cost of set-up, and oversaturating their own market, the iconic game series died out. There was a revival attempt a few years back but, as you’ll know, it couldn’t resurrect the genre.
But, in the years since Guitar Hero and Rock Band faded from the spotlight, a new age of music-themed games has arisen thanks to the mobile games market. From the Android Play Store and on gaming platforms available through Chrome, people are falling in love with the duet of gaming and music once again.
Through the first few months of 2019, these are the games spurring the music-themed comeback.
Using famous music to enhance the experience
One of the most popular forms of gaming on mobile right now is at online casinos. Through apps and mobile websites, the gaming platforms offer hundreds of games so that everyone can find something that they can enjoy.
When it comes to music themed slotmachines, there is a huge range to enjoy, many of which feature the real tracks from real musicians – an element often not included in music game apps. For a long time now, the NetEnt titles Guns 'N' Roses and Jimi Hendrix have dominated the game genre, offering a set list of the very best tracks from the legendary performers as well as exciting features that are in tune with the musicians which they’re themed upon.
But it’s not just real-world artists who inspire these music-themed games, with many original creations delivering a musical offering. Banana Rock, for example, features a rock star monkey and many rock ‘n’ roll features. The slot Reel Talent has also proven to be very popular, taking the form of a singing competition for animals.
Topping the Android app charts
In the ocean that is the Google Play Store, many music themed app games have come and gone. Many follow the same structure as the legendary Guitar Hero games, whereas others have been a little bit more inventive.
In March 2019, Tiles Hop: EDM Rush!, Dream Piano – Music Game, and Magic Tiles 3 have stood firm as the top music themed app games. Tiles Hop delivers an exciting EDM game in which you can upload and play your favourite songs and try to complete the challenges posed by the game. Dream Piano features rapid tapping gameplay with the incentive to progress and unlock more songs. Then Magic Tiles 3 has adopted much of the mechanics of Guitar Hero, featuring intense online battle modes.
One game series that has stood the test of time in the Play Store is SongPop. Now only on its second game, SongPop 2, it’s one of the highest grossing mobile games in the genre, with its unique combination of popular tracks and quizzing proving to be a popular mix.
The genre may not feature among mainstream video gaming, but on the smallest screen, music themed games are certainly holding their own, providing music fans with new ways to immerse themselves in their favourite tracks.
This is something magick! Nanoloop taking the step into its own hardware but with some very nice extra features... Analog filter, midi in and out and a mighty nice look.
Perfect for confusing fellow travelers on trains and buses...
For what it is the price is great. Less than a Volca but so much more exciting.
It is still on Kickstarter but is already fully funded. Took about a day...
Here is what is said:
The original nanoloop software started as a study project to explore the game-like character of making electronic music on little devices. Developed from ground up around the Game Boy’s button interface and tiny greyscale display, it introduced the 4×4 stepsequencer matrix and a simple, flat structure for easy access, with graphical elements reduced to a couple of dots and digits.
While the first version of nanoloop (still available as “nanoloop one”) relies on the Game Boy’s internal tone generators, subsequent variations have their very own sound:
Nanoloop two implements an FM-based software synthesizer on the Game Boy Advance’s 16 MHz CPU and the latest version nanoloop mono embeds a complete synth with true analog filters inside the cartridge.
The new nanoloop device merges these two approaches and combines FM with analog for maximum flexibility.
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Musical android You can do it! It will feel amazing afterwards!!!