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So as some of you may know there is the possibility to create your own skins in Caustic and it is going to be easier to do and to use other people's skins when Caustic 3.1 gets released.
There has already been a lot of them made and think it is a good thing as sometimes the work environment can crush or inspire the music being made.
This ones is a work in Progress by the Caustic user DanSeb and it got picked up from this Forum post: http://www.singlecellsoftware.com/node/5083
A tutorial on how to use LFO's to do rising effects in SunVox that you can find here:
There is a couple of people doing these intricate sound experiments for SunVox like
The Handle and I do think we have to applaud them for taking the time to share their efforts.
Here is the two sound samples, the first one being more ordered and nice behaving the second being more crazy ass sounding but it is a good thing to study for some sonic interludes...
JBlann posted this on the Caustic forum and he allowed me to repost it here:I wanted to see if I could pull it off.... using the Sonatina Orchestral sample pack that has been making rounds in this community lately.
This is my first attempt trial run, but I am scrapping this and starting over, because I ran into some huge problems and challenges with this track.
I am starting over from scratch and diving deeper into this, and will employ some new theories I mapped out on paper earlier today.....
To make a long story short, the samples in this orchestral pack are very unbalanced and sonically disturbing in many subtle ways. But not a slam against the owner of that project, for this recording project he did to create these samples was a challenge in itself, so I have no complaints about it. I will fix and adjust the sounds to my specs and create my own instruments for my new theories..... but this sample pack is AWESOME regardless.
Now using acoustic single-shot single-velocity samples in an electronic environment presents HUGE challenges for music creation, BUT I have some tricks up my sleeve that I will implement on my next track I am putting together over the next few weeks (free time is scarce right now)
Inspiration and Credit to Don Davis (my favorite film score composer and musical math genius to say the least) and the Matrix (1999) soundtrack for the foundation and challenge to attempt to recreate this in Caustic.
Can I pull it off even better with my next track? We shall see....
If you missed my post on Orchestral music making on Android here is a link to the Sonatina Sample pack that he mentions above... They are in .sfz format and it seems that it will be included support for this format in the next update of Caustic but for now you can search a little bit for the converted .sf2 format torrents that can be loaded in Caustic.
Because to do this kind of work I do think that it would be hard to do in any other application than Caustic or SunVox but SunVox do not support either .sfz or .sf2 leaving only Caustic...
Link to the Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra:
It is a simple idea if you want make music uninterrupted.
It is made for listening to music uninterrupted but the developer have told me that it should work fine for music making applications as well. So there is free version to try so maybe try it first with your favorite music making app to see that it works okay.
Play Store link:
Saw this for the first time yesterday and it was a long time that I saw something this trippy!
Will be saving these episodes like extraordinary candies...
So they have recovered Andy Warhol art from floppies and it is an interesting read:
This article "Chipmusic, Fakebit and the Discourse of Authenticity in the Chipscene" is an interesting read regarding not only as stated in the title but also how this perception changed over generations.
To read it go here:
And then go and do some Fakebit music!
I guess the new Nanoloop version for Android would be considered Fakebit with all of its fancy automation and you could also use this new free softsynth/VSTi for your DAW if you use one that recently got released for some Fakebit goodness.
For reading more about it and to download it go here:http://chips.site90.com/
I wish that this was available for Android but unfortunately it is not.
But think that it is interesting enough to report anyway as it just came out and I have been following the development of this for some time now.
The idea of the game is that you explore and put together broken parts of
"machines / synthesizers" to be available to use them for making music in the end you are able to use it as a multi track music program but looking like zillion times cooler than any other music making program out there!
It is cheap around 14€ / 19$ and have gotten good reviews...The sadness though for me is that my PC is not strong enough to play the game... buhu.
Link to website:
Hey this is kind of great.
So there is a bunch of free music "apps of the day" today and it seems like all except
G-Stomper Studio is available for European countries as well.
Okay just got the news and have not checked all of the apps and have not checked if some of them are not available in other countries but it is easy to find out if any of these apps are interesting to you.
So now this has made me to finally sign up to the Amazon Play Store and I know that a lot of you have not done it but it is as following:
First sign up with email and name and then you have to download a application and install. I guess you can do it directly with a QR code but I downloaded the app to the PC and installed it on the phone. Then in the app you sign in and then fill out some more information... and it seemed like you had to fill in credit card number but as I just wanted to download some of these free apps of the day and on Google Play Store I use my girlfriends Credit card (I do not have such a modern invention as a credit card) I just backtracked and thought that it would not be any downloads today... but after backtracking it let me download the apps and have now downloaded iReal Pro, Jet Audio Plus, Treble Cat, Guitar Riff Pro, WavePad and Ultimate Guitar Tabs.
So that is pretty cool... Maybe most excited about iReal Pro.
So the apps are with what they would cost you in dollars if you bought them:
TuneIn Radio Pro 3.99$
Shazam Encore 4.99$
WavePad Master's Edition 9.99$
Mini Piano 0.99$
Ultimate Guitar Tabs 2.99
iReal Pro Music Book & Play Along 10.99$
Metronome: Tempo 1.25$
edjing Premium DJ mix rec studio 9.99 $
JetAudio Music Player Plus 3.99$
Treble Cat - Learn to read Music 4.99$
Guitar Riff Pro 2.99$
G-Stomper Studio (only USA) 7.99$
Here is the download page with all the apps on one page:
To download the Amazon Play Store app APK:
Made combining sounds from G Stomper, SPC Music Sketchpad, and Caustic 3, mastered in Audio Evolution, on the Samsung Android Galaxy Tab 2.
Not only is it nice that he made a track combining the different Android apps but it is another advantage to... He can now post this track on the respective Soundcloud groups pertaining to the different apps and get much more attention!
Hey great news if you live in the USA and do not have G-Stomper Studio as the Amazon Play Store have made it the free app of the day!
So what are you waiting for...
Amazon Play store link:
(Remember this is for gringos only...)
Have written about the contest that Audiotool had together with Moogfest but never published the winner but as he plays tomorrow at the Moogfest it could be a good thing to post the winning track?
In the end there was 1173 contributions!
So maybe not to easy to win but I do think that I have to try next year!
P.s - I know that Audiotool is not really a Android application but it is the only non Android app that I do post about as it is probably the best Browser application for making music with meaning that if you have a good internet connection and a tablet you can use it as a Android app... plus that they had one Android app that used some of the sound engines from Audiotool, now not in circulation but will come back later this year.
The creator of this application contacted me and I was thinking, oh my god another loop player with standard EDM loops that has nothing to do with creativity.
But at least I made the effort to find out a little bit more and was pleasantly surprised hearing original music that sounded like an album with the difference that you have some controls how the loops will play.
It is not the first time a thing like this have been done but it is still rare and this is something that we will see more of in the future.
Albums / pieces of music that change every time you listen to them but still have the feeling of one piece of work.
The application is a work in progress but you can download it for free from the developers website and read more about it here:
And here is some music of the app in action:
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