Bandlab the collaborative app/program are getting more and more active and expanding...
After getting Sonar/Cakewalk that was going to be discontinued from Gibson, they have aquired the two magazines Music Tech and Guitar Magazine.
Anyway if missing the news that Cakewalk/Sonar went free it is big news and now there is two free professional DAW´s to look into. The other one being Tracktion 7.
The differences being workflow and that Tracktion is not actively developed.
To get Cakewalk it is necessary to sign up for Bandlab but it does not seem that they molest you with spam or other craziness.
It cost I think around 400 monies just some months ago!
And the last update is a pretty big one...
To read more and for download:
So it is starting...
If you missed the news of Audioroute-
It is the first open system (there was one earlier but with less support and there is Soundcamp that only works for high end Samsung devices) that allows for connecting audio apps like plug ins.
The developers behind nTrack Studio is behind it and so now this drum machine can be used in that DAW. This is of course another reason to get n-Track Studio as the apps adopting Audioroute will be usable in n-Track as a DAW like one for PC/MAC/Linux with virtual instruments and effects.
It will be very exciting to see what app will be next...
There is a Demo version as well...
ElliottGarage presents EGDR 808 for Android, a drum machine that emulates the vintage hardware from the 80's.
EGDR 808 ha been reviewed as one of the best drum machines on the iOS world, and it's now available for Andorid devices too.
Its realistic and clear interface recalls the analog machine from the past, for all the vintage fanatics.
You can play with the rythm presets included or you can create your own pattern, and save the audio in the Music folder of your device.
Connect it with other Android musical apps and effects using AudioRoute!
- Interface like the real drum machine from the 80's
- 16 steps sequencer
- 12 programmable rythm patterns and 4 fills patterns
- Auto fill in every 2, 4, 8, 12 or 16 pattern
- Save the pattern you've created and play your songs
- Manual Play, Pattern Write and Pattern Clear mode
- Drumkit pieces parameters control (tuning, decay and snappy)
- Export the groove into your device Music folder
- AudioRoute* support
Check the videos on http://www.youtube.com/ElliottGarage
* AudioRoute Technology by n-Track
Scapebox #24 - Music for Sad Movies - Anthropomorphizing - 2 1/2 hours generated music made with Wotja
Made with Wotja and it shows how this would be for a good app for anyone that need a lot of music generated for stores, restaurants, films or for vlogging etc. without having to know composing/producing.
Unfortunately you need to get it through Amazons app store if wanting the whole app and not just the demo...
Anyway it is also available for Windows and Mac.
Hexpress - A set off responsive, expressive instruments set up in harmonic table layout. Free and no ads!
Nice app for playing instruments with different expressions for each instrument available using tilt. And very nice being for free and without ads!
It will be nice to see where this will go in the future as it is great as is.
Hexpress is a collection of musical instruments for your phone. You can use it for learning, playing and composing music whenever you have the time - on train, while waiting in line and during boring meetings. Using headphones is strongly recommended for louder and better sound quality, and to not disturb others around you. The application has simple, colorful and clean interface designed to be accessible to young children.
While each instrument behaves differently in some way, in general notes are played by touching shapes on the screen, and sound is shaped by tilting the phone left-right and up-down. Different instruments have different effect controls - fade in, reverb, wah, tremolo...
Most of Hexpress instruments have unusual honeycomb note arrangement that's sometimes called "harmonic table note layout". It has many interesting properties compared to standard piano layout:
• effective utilization of device screen (3+ octaves range)
• note relations (intervals) are uniform across whole range; to transpose song to different key just play same patterns on different part of instrument
• most chord shapes are grouped tightly and they can be executed with single finger swipe
• in typical scale and melody runs, notes are alternated between fingers of two hands, so they can be played with speed and precision
• large intervals are as accessible as smaller intervals
Hexpress is without ads, free and open-source. It's also work in progress - interface, sounds and features are all subject to change. The app doesn't collect any information about user and cannot access internet. Storage access permission allows any user to add and modify sounds and other instrument behaviour. Feedback is much appreciated.
There is some solutions on some devices and for some apps but this is huge news as it pertains to 99% of devices and up for grabs for any developer that wants to use it.
So maybe next year things will start to move fast forward not only if Oboe starts to get seriously implemented but also if Audioroute gets off the ground!!!
So here is some links for getting started etc:
Great to have access to these rhythms with tempo adjustable tempo to boot and nice for any percussionist to learn something new.
The easiest way to access, listen and learn the Iqa'at (Rhythms) of Arabic Music.
- Contains over 50 Iqa'a grouped in categories.
- Contains 5 Rhythms Categories including Sha'abi (Folk), Khaligi, Dabke, Taqsim and Muwashahat.
- Rhythms played on different percussion instruments of the Middle East, like Derbake, Riqq, Bandir and Tabl Baladi, depending on the specific rhythm.
- Each rhythm has auto loop on in order to practice the rhythm.
- Contains a Help page for the users who are not familiar with Staff notation or musical symbols
Note: - All the rhythms are showed and played in skeleton form, as the app goal is to learn the rhythms rather than playing rhythm with another instrument
Created by the 'Arabic Music Virtual Institute'. Visit our Youtube Channel to listen to Traditional & Classical Arabic Music and to learn more about Traditional Arabic Music
Looks very interesting for people using hardware and love polyrhythms (or not).
If you want to see some videos of this in action go here:
- Master midi clock
- 8 midi tracks with gate and velocity
- Individual pattern length
- 8 pattern pages
- Copy/paste/clear/mute function
- Customizable midi settings
- Plug and play USB connection on gears
- Midi connection
Written and designed by Gian Maria Allibrante
Improved by Alexander Glettler and Mark Hudson.
Tested on Roland Tr-08, Tr-09, A-01, Hexinverter Mutant Brain and Elektron Analog Rytm.
added master midi clock
added 16th note-off on individual channel
added customizable low/high velocity value
added plug and play USB Connection
improved graphic design
Yapps, it is typical...
Single developer needs beer money for going out on Friday and being broke decides to put on a flash sale for some days...
Which is good for anyone that do not have this excellent app yet!
Please, pretty please make a donation to
Musical android You can do it! It will feel amazing afterwards!!!