To download the album go here:
Soniface is a little bit of a hard nut to crack and think that these eight tutorials will help.
It is also great that it now can import and record samples to use in a new sampler module.
I like synthesized string instruments and this one sounds more expressive than most.
Here is the explanation stolen directly from the post in the SunVox forum (where also a link to the instrument is.
SloBo - a synth made purely with SunVox modules, no samples involved. It's my personal study case of synthesizing a raw approximation of bowed instruments and learning about the articulation techniques of cellos, violins & Co. It's called SloBo because as of now it allows only relatively slow bowing articulation. Future versions or derivations might include other playing styles (need to dig deeper into the topic).
Important note: The patches below were not tested with any traditional MIDI keyboard. They were designed for Linnstrument in first place. They expect ModWheel and Aftertouch action for successful expression.
ModWheel - sets the vibrato speed, from rather slow to faster, both set by ear to sound as human as possible
Aftertouch - tries to imitate harder bowing
While playing a single voice, you should avoid playing legato otherwise it will sound too synthetic while 'gliding' between notes, so always lift one finger before pushing another note. But this prevents faster playing.
Ideally you would play the 4 voices patch, each voice on it's own channel (1-4). This will give you smoother overlaps between notes and will sound more natural.
All resources about cello/violin synthesis I've studied so far are having one thing in common, they all state that the key is the playing technique. And it seems to be true. Sometimes these patches can sound pretty acceptable, other times, when screwing the technique, they simply sound too artificial. Anyway, SunVox is so much fun! Thank you Alex for the latest update which opens the MPE world!
Why write about this?
It is made by Cakewalk that used to be a big thing in the computerized music making.
So it feels that it is something thatt should be mentioned. Meaning that it is/was an important brand and they are getting into Android...
Gibson bought it and read that they are not going to develop the Cakewalk brand anymore.
If that is true this app makes even less sense.
Ahhh it is also based on a subscription model!
That always seems to work wonders for people to want to engage with an app!
It is not even an interesting app, the whole idea is that there is four channels to record snippets of audio that can be uploaded to the net... Hmm yes sign me up at once.
Four channels of short pieces of unfinished ideas.
The main idea is that you can use a VST to drag your recordings from the interwebs directly into a DAW but how hard is it to use an app with much more possibilities and just transfer audio into a computer?
Sometimes there is wonderment of how people sit and spend money and resources (being a bigger company and not a lonely developer) on something like this.
Like that they were even so lazy that for the Android version they leave iOS in the description...
Also tasty reviews if you do not feel discouraged yet...
At least there is a limited version to try first.
Momentum helps you find time to make music—time you didn’t know you had. You already have a great mic in your pocket—capturing your music ideas with the Momentum iOS app is easy.
Momentum is simple and affordable—drag-and-drop your ideas from the cloud into any DAW via the Momentum plug-in.
Momentum is available for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows—from smart phone to desktop and everything in between
Created for musicians: four-track recording, editing, looping, and effects
Access your ideas from any device you own—Momentum's "Ideaspace" view makes it easy to find all your ideas quickly Instant, automatic cloud sync and backup
The Momentum VST/AU/AAX desktop plug-in allows you to drag and drop ideas from the cloud into any DAW—even send songs from your DAW back into Momentum!
Here's how it works:
1. Instantly capture your best ideas—on your iPhone or iPad, tap once to open Momentum—tap again to begin recording.
2. Pull your ideas out of your pocket—anywhere, anytime, with anyone. Your ideas sync to the cloud and backup automatically, so they're always ready to go.
3. Turn your ideas into songs—take your idea to the next level by opening the Momentum VST/AU/AAX plug-in in your DAW, then drag-and-drop any idea from the Momentum cloud into your project.
Momentum Free, Basic and Pro:
The free version of Momentum lets you record an unlimited number of ideas on your iPhone or iPad, and allows you to sync up to 3 ideas to the cloud.
To unlock unlimited idea syncing, sign up for a monthly Basic Plan via in-app purchase.
Or, sign up for the Pro Plan to get unlimited idea syncing, as well as extended recording time up to 60 minutes per Idea, and higher audio quality with lossless compression.
Your subscription is auto-renewable which means that once purchased it will be auto-renewed every month until you cancel it 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Duration of the subscription is 1 Month with a charge of $2.99 every month for the Basic Plan and $9.99 every month for the Pro Plan. iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period with the cost of $2.99 for the Basic Plan and $9.99 for the Pro Plan. Manage your Subscription and Auto-Renewal by going to your Account Settings.
You can also cancel any time and come back whenever you like!
He is using images of Pepe the frog in the video which is a little bit disconcerting,
but think that he is unaware of the significance (hopefully) being from Indonesia...
Otherwise it is a good runthrough of the differences between the two apps.
So the latest SunVox is here:
To read the full list of updates go here:
* Android 4.0+: Preferences -> Interface: new option "Hide system bars" for true immersive fullscreen mode;
* sound engine optimization;
* the biggest Sampler update since 2008;
* Pattern Editor: new function "Place evenly" (place events evenly in the selected area);
* lists of the recent files and folders have been added to the file browser;
* new instruments and effects (see the folders instruments and effects);
* see the full list of changes on the site.
New drum machine.
Play Store info:
From music producers to casual users, SNAP will help you create great drum patterns in any musical style, on the fly, with your fingertips.
SNAP can also help you in the studio, by providing seamless variations of your patterns, under your complete interactive control. Program or load drum patterns, store your favorite variations, and export them to your DAW, all on a continuous and free-flowing loop.
SNAP is also a powerful tool for your live sessions, providing you with subtle or radical changes, from sudden drops to ecstatic crescendos, all fully and instantaneously controllable under your fingertips.
SNAP can communicate with your music apps, drum machines, DAWs and other musical equipment via MIDI OUT and Ableton Link ®. SNAP’s full integration with NI’s Maschine Jam ®, allows it to communicate bidirectionally to become its “drumming brain”. Compatibility with other control devices will be rolled-out progressively.
SNAP can also communicate with your other music apps, drum machines, DAWs and other musical equipment via MIDI OUT and Ableton Link ®. SNAP’s full integration with Native Instruments Maschine Jam ®, allows bidirectional communication with the controller for becoming its “drumming brain”. Compatibility with other control devices will be provided progressively.
SNAP provides the following features:
• 8 continuous density controllers, one for each drum voice.
• 4 different intelligent syncopation/reinforcement algorithms, independently selectable for each drum voice.
• MIDI IN and OUT integration.
• Ableton Link synchronisation support.
• A collection of drum kits, including samples inspired in the most iconic drum machines
• 8 snapshots for storing, recalling and updating drum patterns on the fly.
• A collection of drum patterns covering different styles
Reading through the instructions on how to make your own spring reverb/sound design fx thingy made me excited!
It is not a hard thing to do and you hardly need anything.
For some people this is something obviously simple but for someone like me these things seems out of reach and difficult, but reading this and realizing that it does not have to be complicated makes me happy.
For this the parts could be had for less than five moneys...
You need a spring, a small speaker and a touch microphone.
A small speaker is easy to source from an old toy (or Ebay, just checked and saw some for one euro each plus postage...) and the touch microphones are very cheap.
After reading this I did order some through Ebay and it cost me less than ten bucks for ten of them. Half of that for postage! Always wanted some of those in either case as they seem to be a lot of fun to play around with.
The article/tutorial comes with some other neat tricks to.
Recommended Sunday reading!
It is still listed as Beta but it is supposed to be the full version.
It is mainly meant to be used with the hardware Roli blocks and geared towards loop based production but having played with it for a little bit it can be useful for other things.
It can be used with the instruments included (a decent amount of them and they do sound good) and being set to a specific scale it is easy to come up with new ideas recording on top of other tracks etc. A little bit the same as the Korg Kaosillator app but this one being polyphonic and does not cost close to 20 euros, being for free!
As it is for free so anyone can explore more interesting ways to use it outside of loop building premade music (will never accept that it is music making in any serious sense!) or using the Roli blocks.
For now it only works on Google Pixel devices!
Which is weird as the earlier Beta worked on more devices.
But if you were lucky you have the earlier Beta installed...
WHAT'S NEWNOISE 3.0.5.
- All features now enabled in this update, this includes:
- Soundpack restoring & purchasing
- Share your own projects on noise.fm
- Discover and download other creators' projects
- Export your loops off your Android device
Support is currently only available on Google Pixel devices.
NOISE is a powerful modular music app that lets you make music in minutes, whether you’re a beginner or a pro musician. Using simple, easy-to-learn gestures, you can create beats, melodies and songs with a huge library of sounds. NOISE was developed by music technology pioneer ROLI, and the app’s expressive power can be expanded with ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio.
A NEW APPROACH TO MAKING MUSIC
Your touch screen becomes a real musical instrument with NOISE, which lets you shape sounds by drumming the screen, gliding your fingers along it, pressing into it, and lifting off. You make music through intuitive gestures on a grid of colorful pads. Each pad is a particular instrument or a note in a scale.
AN INSTRUMENT AND A STUDIO IN ONE
NOISE makes you both a performer and a producer. Start by choosing from custom-made sounds that range from bongo drums to string sections to zithers. Shape those sounds into beats and melodies, and record them as loops. Then mix and match these loops and build amazingly multi-layered songs.
DESIGNED FOR LEARNERS
If you love listening to music but don’t think you can play an instrument, NOISE may change your mind. It’s a fun, interactive learning tool. In Learn Mode, just trace illuminated Light Trails to learn how to shape beats and melodies. Choose from one of 15 scales, and the notes of that scale light up on the grid. Turn on Hide Mode to always stay in tune — it hides notes that not in the key. Use Snap Mode to stay in time — it snaps your performance to the tempo.
STAR MUSICIANS ARE SHARING THEIR SOUNDS (Coming soon)
Grimes, RZA, Steve Aoki, and other world-renowned artists are releasing signature soundpacks for everyone making music with NOISE. Build your next song with sounds straight from the studio of a professional artist. Available through in-app purchase and on NOISE.fm.
ROLI BLOCKS TAKES YOUR MUSIC TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The power of NOISE expands when it’s connected to ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio. Pairing wirelessly, NOISE is the software engine for BLOCKS. Visit www.roli.com to learn more about the Lightpad Block, the central Block in the system. On the Lightpad Block’s pressure-sensitive, illuminated surface you shape sound in all the ways you do in NOISE, with a surface that lets you be even more expressive.
- Google Pixel, Pixel XL
Before it was possible through Midi but now it can be done using midi cable as well.
Which is a good thing!
This release add one small feature some users will enjoy a lot : Now you can use 7Pad with an Usb to midi interface for Input and Output. This enable to use 7Pad with a midi controller for input and a sound module for output, or a keyboard synth for input and output, all with using a cable instead of a less reliable wifi network connection.
You will need an usb OTG cable adapter and an USB to Midi interface ( can be a cable ) :
Plug midi cable to your Synthesizer and input controller.
Enable Midi out with cable in 7Pad settings, click connect midi button ( in piano view) and have fun : Look dad no WIFI !
Tracktion let their version 5 go free a year or two ago but with the release of their latest version they let version 6 go free. It is always good to have a DAW and having one that comes with all the bells and whistles for free is a funky thing indeed.
Did install number five but being used to Reaper and it seems that it does not have the ability (at least in version 5) to handle both 32 and 64 bit VST/i's I never took time to learn it.
So this is something to think about when installing, depending on what plug ins you have.
Nowadays though even the free plugins comes as 64 bit. Plus that it has it's own effects built in.
One thing that I like a lot though is that everything is one window so it is much less pop up windows and menus to deal with than most other DAW's.
Renoise is probably the only other advanced/professional DAW that uses one main window.
(When talking about Full DAW's is mainly meaning DAW's that can load plug ins...).
So it is not Android news and it has already been free for two months or so but it can be good to know that it is out there as there is not really any professional DAW's for free out there.
Plus there is no restrictions, it is fully unlocked.
To read more download etc:
Fizy Daequan is what could be called the second generation of Causticians pushing the Caustic envelope further. Have been amazed of what some have been doing production wise and technically using just Caustic.
And here is one more example!
Recommend to pay a visit to his ToneDen page as not only can the songs be downloaded but there is also earlier tracks.
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