To read it go here:
Hey so if you use Pure Data this is a must as it allows the creation of patches directly on your device in a very elegant way.
If you do not use pure data maybe this is the excuse you need to start learning it as with this app you can make patches on the go or just take advantage of patches that has been made already by others.
It is "restricted" to Pure Data Vanilla meaning that extensions to Pure Data made by users are not allowed but it is hardly restrictive as almost anything that can be thought of as a music app is covered.
Really recommend for people to check out Pure Data and see if it is not worth the effort as it is for free and very deep if you want it to be. In a sense this and MobMuPlat is maybe the most advanced music apps available for Android! As even without any skill in doing patches there is so much made already.
Have not learned it in any kind of depth but was studying some this summer and even though it is not a stroll in the park it is not very hard either if you get into the concept ( talking as a non programmer ) and it has the added bonus of actually learning the basics of other programming languages as the principles are the same except that Pure Data is exclusively made for musical
( and some graphic ) intentions and is easier to use for people that are more visually inclined as it is not writing code but the code is in the form of boxes interconnected so you can see the relationship between the different programming commands which can be hard with written code...
It is for free and works as is visible in the picture below- All the different commands are on the right side and it is just to drag them out and place them and make your patches.
So now there is two excellent apps for Pure Data usage!
MobMuPLat that allows already made patches to be turned into Android apps with an interface and this one where you can make the patches on the go, or load patches and use without a nice GUI but this can be loaded into the free desktop part of MobMuPlat and then add a fancier GUI?
In either case it is amazing that this possibility exists!
There is a lot of tutorials and books etc how to use Pure Data that is available through the Pure Data website or Youtube etc.
Pure Data website:
Maybe one of the coolest apps you can get for Android!
Have mentioned Pure Data sometimes but if you do not know what it is...
Pure Data is a visual programing language built around the concept of modules instead of writing code. It is all based around musical functions (and some graphical possibilities).
It does not demand a whole lot of knowledge and there already exists a lot of patches that people made and it already exists patches for MobMuPlat as it have been available for iOS for a while already, meaning that you do not have to learn to do anything in Pure Data and just take advantage of what have been made already. For example in the videos posted there is links on the Youtube channel for those patches that is already prepared for MobMuPlat
There is some Android apps that is made using Pure Data maybe the most useful and interesting ones being Reactable and Nodebeat plus a bunch of other interesting apps. But to make the patches you make in Pure Data as an Android app it is necessary with some more studies and it is not a straightforward operation for non programmers (even though it probably is the easiest way to make a more advanced music Android app) with MobMuPlat it definitely becomes only a question of learning Pure Data or like said use patches already made and if I understand correctly is that it is possible to use some of Pure Data extended as well, this is a limitation for doing Pure Data apps for Android where it is "limited" to Pure Data Vanilla.
So to use the app you do a or load a Pure Data patch into a program for your desktop and there you make the interface in one program and then load it into the app MobMuPlat on your device and badababim!!!
Easier to see the videos and be blown away with the possibilities of MobMuPlat!
This amazing app and software is for free!!! And yes Pure Data is for free to and have a thriving community expanding on it constantly!!!
Here is the links you need:
To get the editor and the APK directly plus a edition of Pure Data Vanilla and some externals:
Here is some videos:
Okay you need some of the latest Samsung devices but it is ground breaking news and it is also compatible with Samsungs Soundcamp...
Turn your smartphone into the ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi effect processor! Use IK’s new high-definition iRig HD-A digital instrument interface — or the iRig or iRig STOMP — to connect your guitar or bass to your smartphone and you’ll be ready to rock!Play and practice anytime and anywhere on your guitar or bass with ultra-realistic virtual representations of some of the most coveted amplifiers, stompboxes and effects of all time. You’ll be able to jam with confidence — all have been painstakingly modeled by the leader in analog gear modelling software for professional recording studios.
With AmpliTube, you’ll have an entire guitar and bass rig at your fingertips. Just like a traditional live setup, you get 3 stompbox effects running into an amp-head which you can pair with a cabinet and virtually mic in a number of different positions. Choose from 11 built-in stompbox effects: delay, noise filter, chorus, flanger, wah, fuzz, overdrive, octave, envelope filter and phazer (plus distortion once registered). You also get 5 amps with full controls: lead, clean, crunch, metal and bass plus 1 speaker cabinet and 2 microphones: dynamic and condenser.
AmpliTube has an enhanced preset system for effortless and efficient management of your sounds. A digital chromatic tuner is also included.
- Real time guitar and bass mobile multiFX
- Full rig with 3 simultaneous stompboxes + amp + cabinet + mic
- 11 Stomps, 5 Amps, 5 Cabinets and 2 Mics
- Powerful preset system for managing presets and favorites
- instantiable as a plug-in in Soundcamp
- Chromatic tuner included
- Digital audio in/out
- Low-latency for real time playing
- Free versions also available
AmpliTube is compatible with Android devices that support Samsung Professional Audio technology, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 require Android 5 Lollipop.
* NOTE: this product is currently in open beta. We'll collect system information if the app crashes. The free app lets you start up to 8 projects on GrooveCloud, or interact with other projects without any limitation. If you start a public session, you agree that random users could edit it.Make music with your friends in the Cloud!
GrooveCloud is a collaborative music sequencer for the Android platform that enables its users to make music together, at the same time. For example, imagine yourself arranging a drum pattern while a friend is taking care of the bass section, and while someone else is arranging or mixing the track.
The audio engine offers the following features:
-song arranger with 8 patterns of length (1-2-4-8 measures)
-up to 8 DRUM samplers with ADSR envelope, LP and HP filter.
-up to 8 INSTRUMENT samplers, with ADSR envelope, LP and HP filter, root note and musical mode selection.
-per-note fine tuning of envelope and filter parameters
-mixer section with pan, delay and reverb sends.
-export to OGG
-more then 200 free samples
GrooveCloud was designed to respond to a specific need: having a musical sketchpad with a "cloudy" feel. Indeed, it offers a number of social features, like:
-song information is stored in Online Servers and is available almost instantly to all the song participants.
-all the manipulations made by any of the participants are propagated in few seconds to all the other participants
-users can export the song to the Community Services and post a link to the audio render on Social Networks.
-users can review the latest edits.
-users can invite friends to join the song by email.
-songs can be either be public (editable and viewable by anyone) or private (editable and viewable only by the creator or invited users)
This have been in the vaults for about two weeks or so as I wanted it to be posted unblemished by other news etc and hang out on the opening page for some days as it is an album that to my ears is very good. Wrote about the release before and asked the artist to write some words about it as it was made entirely in Caustic 3.
It is a dark and ambient work but in difference to much other similar fare it does not get on my nerves with endless meanderings into meaningless sound excercises or self important bombastic reflections on the dark side of existence.
In either case it is for free and can be downloaded from the Internet Archive (which is a good idea for anyone that do not want to compromise their releases with the stigma of supporting commercial enterprises and all it curtails...) it comes in all formats that you could desire and is for free.
Here is the article as written by D.N.P:
I never was much one for complex melodies, it reminded me of bloated 1970s rock and the worst kind of prog. I always preferred atmospheres and repetition, why skim over notes when you can let them breathe. My first exposure to dark music outside of metal and its doomy subgenres came in the form of the album 'Nostromo' by Sleep Research Facility.
I've never heard anything quite like it and it really did trigger off something inside me.
On entering the world of Android, I stumbled upon 'Caustic 2' and immediately started to experiment. Since the huge improvements made in the Caustic 3 upgrade, creating ' dark ambient ' is clearly possible despite maybe it being more suited to dance/techno styles. By stretching the bars to 8x and turning the project tempo right down you can allow the desired sounds to develop.
The PCM Synth has terrific versatility and by downtuning samples and cranking the attack, sustain and release knobs you can create unexpected noises and form a seamless drone that can pulsate, flow and ebb. Also you have to love how complex the Subsynth is too. I'm particularly keen on very slow, very deep sine wave oscillations that the subsynth allows.
Taking full advantage of the automation facilities, tweaking the filters can add new dimensions to the overall piece.
The modular synth unit is a complete mixed box for me, always have a fumble through it and often end up with some very unexpected results. You have to have some suprises! The FM synth can be amazing, just by clicking a button or changing the sequence of the synths can change one sound into another. Again experimentation is key to success with this beauty.
You can create some very ethereal feels using the Organ unit although I'm yet to fully take advantage of this....and I've not even tried the KS synth yet.
There's so much that lends Caustic 3 to dark ambient noise music....even the C-SFXR 'Easter egg' can create an eerie dark sound when downtuned and fed through the numerous effects available.
As for sound packs, I own pretty much all of them and have recorded quite a few samples of my own. You can't have enough 'raw material' at your disposal and the Single Cell Software site is continually updated with new presets.
I believe it would be nigh on impossible to find a better app than Caustic 3 to create sounds to scare your neighbours and close family. Go on, go horror....
Here is a review published:
To download the album:
The people behind the great Chiptune Documental Europe in 8 bits have arranged a wonderful event for tomorrow with workshops and screening of the documentary and a party with the following artists:
- Snail + Degon
- Fela Borbone
- Henry Homesweet
Yes this hardly concern anyone reading this as you would have to be in Valencia.
But have to share to make some of you that now what this means jealous!
Meneo is probably the only living artist that I really want to see live before I die!
Will also be very exciting to see the other artists as well and to see GOTO80 the living legend in the Chiptune / demo scene is like a extra sweet bonus!
This post also serves a reminder of the documentary that you can get on DVD for 5€ and think that anyone interested in electronic music should see it even if you are not interested in chiptune music as it will infect you and before you know it there will be sweet grating tones lifting your music productions to a special place!
If you are in Valencia see this post as a divine intervention and go here to find out some more about the event:
To go to the excellent website where there is a lot of information and videos regarding many chiptune artists and where you can order the DVD go here:
Korg announced the Volca sampler some months ago and for a moment it generated some excitement in my mind as I have been thinking about getting a sampler as it would be a good complement, being a good idea to get things out of the device into something more tangible sometimes.
The Volca sampler seemed like a great addition being cheap and with plenty of functions the problem being that there is no direct recording and the only way to import and record samples would be through an iOS app that Korg released.
Thought that it is a very strange decision to not release one for Android and of course my interest faded very fast in getting this sampler as it would be limited to hundred preloaded sounds...
but after a month or two Korg did release the SDK for developers and so the possibility was open for an Android app and here it is.
Better than the official app from Korg!
Rej the developer have taken the very extensive sampler / sound editor from Caustic to be able to record, edit and export into the Volca Sampler!
How cool is that.
The editor also have built into it a great little "chiptune" synthesizer plus the app Vocality that can take text to speech synthesis engines installed on a device write the words, pitch and speed it up or down, render it and manipulate it further in the editor.
(Actually if you are looking for a sample / sound editor and do not have Caustic it is a good idea to download the sound editor and use it to record and manipulate samples with as it is maybe the most comprehensive and easy to use editors for Android that you can find.)
So with this app you extend the Volca Sampler enormously especially as it offers a way to record samples on the fly in the app and export it into the sampler in a easy way... plus all the other goodness of course!
So Volca sampler owners here is a early Christmas gift as it is for free and with no god damn publicity or in-app purchase and very user friendly.
Here is a slideshow showing all the possibilities that the editor offers.
This is the official Play Store description:
Use Caustic's powerful waveform editor to load, record, edit and upload samples for use with your KORG Volca Sample.Features:
- Record directly from your Android device.
- Load any uncompressed, mono or stereo WAV, at any sampling rate or bit depth.
- Apply any of 16 of Caustic's effects and preview them in real-time, then stamp down and apply more.
- Process waveform audio with Fade In/Out, Normalize, Amplify, Reverse operations and more.
- Use Caustic's C-SFXR to generate retro video game sounds.
- Trim audio precisely, down to individual samples.
- View the frequency spectrum of your audio.
Volca Sample-specific features:
- Upload to any of the 100 sample slots and keep a database of your device's state.
- Clear all samples
- Restore factory samples
- Monitor device memory
This is not an official KORG app, it is made by me, Rej Poirier / SingleCellSoftware using the KORG volca sample SDK.
This app contains no ads, no IAPs and does not access the internet. If you'd like to support my work, please buy Caustic or any other of my apps.
Visit http://www.singlecellsoftware.com for a free desktop (Windows/Mac) version too!
To read more about the Volca sampler:
Play Store link:
P.S in the Volca editor it is already unlocked...
This seemingly innocent news are much bigger than imagined.
Actually it is something new for Android.
So Audio Evolution started cooperating since some time to bring the company Tonebooster VST's as in-app purchases and the first ones expanded Audio Evolution to make it easier than before to mix and master with good effects as a good reverb and limiter and even a de-esser.
One thing that have been missing though is a frequency analyzer and in this new addition it comes built into the EQ making things much easier for mixing- But it is so much more as it comes with a bunch of different filters and other functions plus... da da da mid / side possibilities!
( Personal note- Mid / Side implementation can really help a mix but it is also very easy to fuck it up if you do not know what you are doing. To avoid fuck-ups- when mixing using mid / side, check the mix in mono once in a while. )
That is the first app on Android that allows this. ( It is possible to do it with some tinkering in SunVox, but it is not convenient and not easy).
In either case I do think that this makes Audio Evolution the best choice for mixing and mastering your tracks and not having to stray outside of your device!
Especially when it comes to recorded music but also to electronic music and rendered audio if the apps used had limitations or just to make it easier...
Maybe a small warning though it is possible but on a smaller screen good eye sight is a plus.
The in-app purchase is 1.99 € / 2.47 $ and for what it is, in my opinion it is a small price to pay.
Official EQ description:
TB Equalizer is a versatile equalizer with a wide variety of filter prototypes and channel modes. Each of the 6 filter sections can be configured to run as low cut, low shelf, digital bell shape, analog bell shape, high shelf, notch and high cut filter with variable filter gain, frequency and quality. On top of these standard filter types, Pultec-style low and high shelf filters are supplied as well.
Each filter section can also be configured to run in stereo, left only, right only, mid only, or side only. The overall equalizer curve can be morphed between 100% and -100% continuously.
TB Equalizer has an integrated spectrum analyzer that can display overall power spectrum, left/right pan, and spatial ‘width’ expressed as the ratio of side over mid signal.
This is an example of the Beta version and the developer want to implement more functions using Kickstarter for more time to develop the app further.
So if you are interested in reading more about it go here:
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