Fractal bits -New Fractal Drum Machine With Just 4 Billion Sounds, Yapps Mr Nightradio Releases Another Great App!
It got teased some weeks ago and got taken by surprise as was expecting it to take some more time and was also curious what kind of app it was going to be as it was hard to tell from the image shown...
Now it is here and it is one interesting drum machine and it is only 2 monies.
Say go get it now!
It creates the sounds randomly (or by editing code) and it is possible to see on the image and the frequencies portrayed what kind of sounds there is. So when finding sounds that you like press LCK on the pad chosen and fill up all the spaces with likable sounds.
It is possible to save the sounds sets or single sounds as WAV files and this is of course great for using in other apps/programs that use a sequencer. (Fractal Bits is live playing only, with live recording if desired.) But if using SunVox this app becomes indispensable.
It exports as a SunVox instrument with all the drums laid out already when opening it up in SunVox.
The little time I had it must say that it has a lot of nice sounds to it and maybe the only small niggle would be that it is necessary with some patience to find cymbal sounds but they are there and it is laziness talking.
It works real well for playing live and there is possibilities to set it up with up to 36 playable pads.
For me this is like a small christmas present and it is highly recommendable.
Fractal Bits is a drum synth with over four billion unique sounds created by fractal algorithms.
Each set of 12 drums corresponds to a code of 8 characters (you can save/copy/paste it as plain text).
* search for new sounds with three buttons: next random set, edit code, previous set;
* three types of keyboards for live drumming: on-screen buttons, PC keyboard, USB MIDI input (Android 6+);
* six additional processing parameters + control of all parameters via MIDI;
* real-time audio recording to WAV (32-bit);
* export to: WAV (one file or a set), SunVox (samples + effects in one file), text clipboard;
* the LCK button freezes individual drums - they will not change during the search for new sets.
Known solutions for some problems:
Love Virtual ANS and am a big fan of Mr Nigthradio but...
He did use Virtual ANS for some techno some time ago and like this it does not really work but the result are interesting in either case...
It is hard to get beats prominent with the synthesizing method used in Virtual ANS which is hindering any beat heavy music to be fully realized in a satsfactory manner...
But as there was some time since Virtual ANs got mentioned on this site and if you missed this app there is a big recommendation to check it out as it is one of the truly unique apps on the Playstore!
Each track is infinite and sounds differently every time you press PLAY. Used functions: slow (subsonic) LFOs, probabilities, random notes and controllers (pattern effects 20-29), random phase setting at the beginning of the song, random interpolated waveform of LFO, prime numbers as the sizes of parallel patterns (in the set of MetaModules), etc.
Mr Nightradio i sshowing off his hardware version that is also available as an app.
I love the app and made some very nice videos with it and it does not hurt that there is not much else (and nothing else on Android) out there that can obtain such lofi beauty that easily...
He sold some earlier versions of this and am tempted to get into the action with this one when being sold for the right price...
Ahh always curious what Mr Nightradio is up to.
So many cool apps and other projects already plus composing albums and artwork using his own creations!
Nightradio the creator of SunVox and many nice apps have been using them to create these albums and now they are all for free.
To get them go here:
The most musically active developer/programmer have now released a new album.
I think he does about one a year. Using his own software of course!
This one a combination of SunVox and Virtual ANS.
So this became possible with the last SunVox update. It is not part of SunVox and you have to go through some steps. I finally asked the other day on the forum and here is the answer:
Download PixiScope http://warmplace.ru/soft/pixiscope/pixiscope1.0.zip
Download Pixilang http://warmplace.ru/soft/pixilang/pixilang3.6.zip
Launch Pixilang -> go to the PixiScope directory -> open some example (image_to_wav may be).
image_to_wav tool will convert the file images/cat.jpg (picture) to the pixel_gfx.wav (audio).
If you want to change the parameters - open image_to_wav in any text editor and just change it.
Now you will find the WAV file (converted from the image) in the same folder with PixiScope.
Load pixel_gfx.wav as the module (Sampler module will be created).
Go to the module properties -> Visualizer -> set Oscilloscope to the XY.
That's it. Now just play this module and you will see the original image.
Will take some time this week to try it out as it does not seem to be too hard even for me!
Ahhh got myself a christmas gift in form of this new app.
Have not played with it too much yet but it will for sure be used in some form or another. There is some videos that will show all the functions nicely. What will be mentioned however is that this is based on a small electronic device/jewelry that Mr Nightradio made about a year ago and here is a nice article from Palmsounds that talks about how Mr Nightradio is pushing the boundaries in mobile gear both virtual and tangible:
Yes Mr Nightradio always forward pushing boundaries!
There is a free version for Windows/Linux/Mac here (slightly limiting as there is not the same freedom to use the camera and use of the mobile microphone):
Google Play info:
Quantum VJ HD is a simple glitch-style audio visualizer (video generator). It can receive sound from the microphone or from the Line-in port (depends on the system settings). Sound will be converted to the graphic elements byte by byte. The final video can be mixed with the camera stream in real time.
The app is also available for Windows, Linux, OS X and iOS.[ Multitouch control ]
(pair of parameters for each new touch)
1st Touch - changing the Mode (horizontally) and the Power (vertically) parameters.
2nd Touch - changing the Color (horizontally) and the Noise (vertically) parameters.
3rd Touch - changing the Camera (horizontally) and the Resolution (vertically) parameters.
4th Touch - changing the Brightness (horizontally) and the Speed (vertically) parameters.
Press on the top left corner to hide/show the control panel (fullscreen mode ON/OFF).
I do not comprehend how Mr Nightradio suceded spelling out "Palm Sounds 10" in the SunVox oscilloscope it almost seems like some kind of magick!
Pretty amazing and hopefully I can get Mr NIghtradio to divulge some tips in how to spell using sounds so we can write music and some poetry at the same time!
Highly recommendable viewing.
The music starts about 1.30 and is very nice.
Recommend to listen to it and pay attention to all the different and great sounds he coaxes out of SunVox.
Do think that he have developed as a composer! ha ha
Please, pretty please make a donation to
Musical android You can do it! It will feel amazing afterwards!!!