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Gesceap an avid nanoloop user and creator of two albums using the mobile version of nanoloop are now in the process of looking for contributors to release a compilation of music made with the Android or iOS version.
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Okay so the other day posted about a small but nice little app called rainstick. This is the same developer but this app is part of a bigger project that is very interesting that have been written about before here but this is a good reminder.
So this app is a new addition to something that the developer calls Puredata Party Publisher and that is a gang of apps that can play together through Wifi tight and syncronized.
Not only this but on the website there is information how to do apps for Android using Pure Data and also they want people to get involved.
What is great is not only that the apps are good but it is all for free and without publicity!
Personally I am happy that the project is continuing plus that the developer is doing other apps as well as I like what he has been doing before and lately been missing some of the smaller quirky Android apps (the apps that are outside of this bigger project) that was pretty common place two years back.
Website to read about the whole project:
Google Play info:
PPP-LooperSynth is meant to be used with other PPP instruments.
PPP-LooperSynth is a polyphonic synth coupled to a hexagonal keyboard layout. The controls allow you either to play it like a classic keyboard, but it can also record the notes you play in a 16 step sequencer and play them back as a loop.
PPP is a framework offering to support midi jamming over wifi features to audio applications and instruments. That means that apps can be connected to each other over wifi with a slave/master paradigm, enabling each sequencer to be in synch with each others. It can of course be used as a standalone sequencer. More here : http://ppp.mgsx.net
A new application from the same developer that made "Piano Chords, Scales Companion" that I end up using fairly often (mostly for reverse engineering scales). It is kind of a band in the box app and as many new apps nowadays it comes with a collaborative function built in.
For free with in-app purchases...
Google Play info:
Songtive is a songwriting tool, band and social network for musicians of all levels. Songtive allows you to compose, experiment with arrangements for songs provided by the Songtive community or songs you have created yourself. It helps you to organize your favorite songs and chord charts, and to share them with your friends.
It's easy to use other users’ styles or drumsets for your own songs. Just choose your style (or styles) and Songtive will do the rest. For greater flexibility, you can create drumsets and attach them to your song, with different drumsets and styles for intro, outro, and the start/end of particular sections.
Choosing a style does not restrict you to one instrument. You can create styles to play flute for only the root note of song chords, adding another style to play arpeggiated chord.
Song Editor helps you to quickly find chords and set alternative names for them. If you don't see the correct alternative chord name, just send us your request and we'll add it at the next update.You can use Songitve for lots of different ways - you can practice a song with the help of guitar & piano chords. You can create arrangements and use it as electronic accompany band or just use Songtive to compose a unique ringtone by exporting your composed music/songs as MP3 files.
See our video tutorials to better understand Songtive’s flexibility: http://bit.ly/1rSCTT7
• You can create, compose, accompany your own song/music and attach custom styles/drumsets. Songtive will do the rest
• Unlimited number of styles/drumsets
• Unlimited ways to use custom accompaniment created by you
• Wide set of instruments including: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Viola, Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Cello and others
• Convert your song, plus accompaniment, to MIDI/MP3 file or to use it as ringtone.
• Store your songs in Songtive cloud
• Songtive has read-only web access, allowing you to share your song/music with friends using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or use the embed mode to embed it into your blog
• Flexible mixer to allow mute, solo or specific styles/drumsets in your song
• Share your records via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
• Change tempo, key signature, time signature, keys and instruments
• Guitar chords
• Piano chords
Enjoy, and stay tuned for more updates. This is only the beginning!
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So Bandlab is kind of stepping on Songtree's toes and have implemented the same idea of a tree like structure/view of the progress of songs/music being worked on.
Guess that is good for us end users to have two platforms to choose from!
So for you that have not read about either platform-
The basic idea is to be able to upload tracks and people can join in and add to tracks or vice versa. There is some differences in-between Bandlab and Songtree which is a question of preference. I think that the idea is very cool though and it can lead to long time collaborations and must be very exciting for musicians that need more instrumentation and not having access to other musicians...
To read more about Bandlab's Treeview:
When it comes to collaborations there starts to be some options and this is a "new" one.
It seems like a nice and cloud based application that can be used for recording ideas or to make some more serious recordings to work on with other musicians as one of the main ideas is to easily communicate with other musicians. Unlimited storage for tracks sounds pretty good and it comes with a mixer.
Here is a article of it by Performermag:
Google Play info:
BandLab is the cloud platform where musicians and fans create music, collaborate and engage with each other across the globe.You can capture all your musical ideas seamlessly and develop them with others anytime, anywhere. Your creative workflow has never been more efficient and productive.
With BandLab, creativity has no limits!
• Capture, store and recall your song ideas wherever you are, wherever you go.
• No more misplaced post-its or lost voice memos. You’ll never lose an idea again.
• Synchronised to all your devices through the cloud.
DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS
• Develop your ideas into songs - alone or with musicians from anywhere in the world.
• Collaborate on multi-track projects without worrying about the tools with our built-in Mix Editor.
• Follow your creative process wherever it takes you with our visual version control system.
SHARE AND ENGAGE
• Invite other music creators and lovers on your creative journey.
• Share unreleased versions and work in progress for feedback.
• Pull back the curtain and forge a deeper more meaningful connection with your fans.
• Embedded links in Chat! The most convenient way to share Songs and other musicians profiles with your friends and bandmates. Also, it is a great way to start conversation with others ;)
• Small but very important UX update. Song Tree View now shows if a new version of your song is synchronized with the cloud.
The collaborative and interesting application Groovecloud now allows for sample import.
This will of course allow for a much more flexible user experience!
Their developer blog is a pretty interesting place to check out as well.
Great initiative by two developers.
The main reason for developing this project is to be able to make Pure Data applications connectable through WiFi.
But they have also started developing some applications. Four of them so far with different functions- A drum machine using drum synthesis, a wobble machine, a acid type synthesizer and a Rhode/chord application.
So it is possible to start to jam already now.
You have to go their website and sign up as a tester and it will take you to the Play Store download links. (For some reason it did not want o show me the page first but after going back and forth for a while I did manage to get the apps downloaded, just saying if it happens to you.)
It is also still in Beta stage so there may be some bugs to be sorted out. But the apps seemed pretty stable to me. Unfortunately I have not been able to try them over WiFi as i do not have it at home...
But one more thing that is very cool is that they have very detailed instructions on how to take Pure Data patches and compile them into APK's.
So this is something that was kind of hard to find out how to do before.
So if you are interested in making music apps for Android this is probably the easiest way to do it. Well it is necessary to learn Pure Data of course.
But that is something that can come in very useful as there is some very interesting things that are coming. For example there will be a VST plug in that can load Pure Data Patches and
n-Track Studio (a DAW) will be able to load Pure Data Patches directly.
The developer have also told me that they may incorporate it into their Android app as well!
To be able to start doing Pure Data patches on Android there is app that can be used for making patches on called mPD.
In either case go and check out the Pure Data Party website and add to the list of
This is just very cool!
It just confirms that Pure Data is probably the greatest secret out there for music making on Android once again. There is so much advantages of learning Pure Data and as not only is it the easiest way to make good music apps for Android if you are a non-programmer there already exists two apps (MobMuPlat and mPD) that allows for importing Pure Data patches into Android directly. Meaning that learning just a little bit you can use patches of all kinds directly on a device.
So that also means that there is a lot of great music apps for free!
The above was a small diversion as I wanted to being up Pure Data again and hit myself over the head for not getting deeper into it! Learned the basics over a year ago but got distracted. After Mobmuplat was released felt that I am an idiot for not taking time for it!
Seeing this video just makes it even more poignant.
So Jamm Sync is open source code and works for Python as well.
Respect to Ninja Jamms for letting the code graze the open source landscape!
P.S - mPD is for making Pure Data patches directly on a device which makes it excellent for learning Pure Data on the go. Plus that it is all made in Pure Data basic meaning that the patches you make will work excellent for making full on apps on Android easier in comparison to using Pure Data extended...
Collaborative recordings using Songtree.
Have said it before but this application can be golden for musicians that need other musicians to help out with recordings. Plus that the unexpected gems that can happen when unknown instrumentation and fresh ears hit the recording.
To hear what some people are up to go here:
To read more about creating music using Music Maker Jam with other people go here:
Have mentioned this before but now it is in Beta for Android and it seems to shape up to something fun and could be a key to develop collaborations with musicians over the world.
To get the Beta go here:
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