There is three flavours and the one that is out now for ordering is Link Analog which looks like a nice audio interface and with a good price point- 59.99$.
It is supposed to play nicely with Android mobile devices but works with computers as well of course.
To read more about it and if fancy takes you to order a unit or two go here:
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!
This app is made to work together with a midi controller that is based on the instrument called hang instrument. It seems to be a very nice midi controler but it costs a lot of money...
Luckily for us there is this app that is well made and have loads of virtual instruments inside that is laid out like a hang instrument. So it is of course tied into scales as there is not the full twelve notes. This is an advantage as it makes improvisation easy and the octave changes are easy to implement. Some effects are built in and recording as well.
The sounds are good and there is no ads and free!
Also like that there is midi out, so can be used to control hardware.
One thing to point out is that having this layout breaks the normal piano thinking and at least for me it makes me come up with a different type of playing rhythmically and melodically.
So for live recording very interesting. (Depending on device/latency)
The Oval App is a music, synthesis and effects platform designed from the ground-up
to revolutionize music creation, learning and live performance.
When paired together with the Oval physical controller, the App allows you to take full
advantage of each subtle gesture, combining the expressiveness
of an acoustic instrument with the flexibility of modern digital synthesis.
A NEW ESSENTIAL FOR MUSIC CREATORS
Tweak your favorite sounds from the growing collection of high quality instruments by adding effects such as filters, delays, and reverb. All the instruments in the library have been carefully crafted by professional sound designers, making the most of the Apps powerful gesture mapping functionality.
HOT FOR MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS
The Oval is also designed for those new to music creation. The intuitive layout will make it easy for you to immerse yourself in the music, and the large built-in scale collection allows you to explore different moods while always staying in key.
SHARE YOUR CREATIONS
When inspiration strikes, record your creations and share them with your friends, or export them to another music app and take them to the next level.
- Exclusive sound libraries
- X/Y sensitive performing pads
- Large (and growing) list of scales from around the world, including microtonal scales
- Customizable filter, delay, reverb and dynamics effects
- Recording feature with simple editing capabilities like trim and fade in/out
- Compatible with other apps that use MIDI
- Customizable A4 frequency
Do not know how well this works and the app is still in Beta but it if it works good this mighty cool.
To read more about the controllers:
To read about how to hook it up with G-Stomper app:4
A hardware workstation of SunVox goodness made by Transient that have made excellent music with both SunVox and Caustic. Pretty funky looking project if you ask me.
This is interesting and works for PC/Mac as well so if needing a portable audio interface for a low price (99$) this could be good. It comes with preamp built in for microphone and guitar and as it has three input it can be used for recordings of several sources at the same time or just as a small mixer.
To read more go here:
YouTube texty text:
Record, practice, and play live anywhere with compatible Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices using popular audio recording, amps and effects software! Charge your iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPad, and other compatible iOS devices while you listen to music, play or record your guitar.
StudioJack Mini ($149 US) is a compact, multi-platform, device-powered, 24-bit audio interface with studio-quality sound. Includes a mono Hi-Z ¼ inch input for guitar or bass, stereo mic/line ¼ inch input for vocals or keyboards, two analog input level knobs with LED metering, a stereo ¼ inch output for headphones, plug-in power for electret microphones, and all the cables you need to plug into your compatible Mac, PC, iOS and Android system. The successor to GuitarJack Model 2, StudioJack Mini is a much improved version of the critically acclaimed GuitarJack line. For even more features, check out GuitarJack Stage ($299 US).
Charge an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (or reduce power consumption for compatible Android devices) while you play!
So this video show pretty clearly that there is Android devices that can work with totally acceptable low latency. They are using G-Stomper that admittedly are optimized for low latency as well. The Freedrum sticks looks like a great thing to have as well as a drummer. The sticks are still on Kickstarter but fully funded.
To read more regarding the Sticks go here:
A lot of people have been asking us why Freedrum doesn't work with Android, so we started experimenting. The general problem for us is that Android devices typically has a higher audio latency than iOS devices. That means that the time it takes from when the phone decided to play a sound, until it actually outputs a sound, there is a delay.
It's complicated for us to say what Android devices will work well compared to IOS (Iphone and Ipad) because there are a million different devices out there. If you have a recent device which run Android 6 or 7 you will most likely have a very low audio latency. Have a look here for some actual numbers on many devices: http://superpowered.com/latency. We have done tests with Nexus 5 and Nexus 5X using the free G-Stomper drum synthesizer and have found no noticeable latency. Watch the video to see for yourself.
Historically, Android has not been optimal for music making, but times are changing. Have a look here for a more in depth analysis:http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/11/...
Conclusion: While we cannot guarantee performance for your particular combination of phone and Android OS version, if you have a recent Android device that is up to date, Freedrum will probably work great for you!
Okay this is far from being Android related but felt that I wanted to share.
Many years ago I was living in a place with about 95 to 98 percent humidity and everything was rusting or molding driving me crazy.
Lost a lot of electronics and machines and it still distresses me.
But had a mixer that I just opened up and sprayed with some W-40 and it started to work and after this have always sprayed everything inside when things gets phucked up.
Anyway the last night with about a hundred USB sticks that kind of works but not really and needing to put a film for my lovely daughter so she that she could see it on the TV.
Decided to try with some W 40 (electronic connection spray) and put the small straw unto the bottle to spray it into the USB stick...
It did work really well and this would probably work with any USB connectors/receptors of any mobile and computer etc too.
I did consider to try to clean it with some thin stick or similar but this was definitively easier!
There is other brands of course than W 40 and I am not endorsing their brand and I am sure that any kind of other similar spray works as well.
This post is of course not directed to any readers that actually live in the real world of technical or left side braininess but to people that have a hard time to connect left to right like me.
In years gone by, Apple’s iPhone has dominated the mobile sector for music lovers but Android phones have battled back with plenty of gusto in recent times.
You no longer need to spend over the odds for an immense music experience on your smartphone; you can enjoy and listen to your favorite tunes on the latest Android devices – and it would be fair to say that the sound quality is just as good, if not better...
Applications and entertainment are crucial to a mobile phone user’s experience and many customers, mainly youngsters, search for a device that has a USP (unique selling point) that relates specifically to music. However, memory and space is crucial too
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BQ Aquaris M5
For a reliable musical experience, this is the phone for you. The BQ Aquaris is fairly simple but it is effective and consistent; and that is exactly what you want out of a smartphone.
If truth be told, this phone is fairly quiet compared to other devices but users can enhance this by syncing the Dolby Atmos app – which should have been pre-installed before set-up.
This app allows users to receive a 15-20% boost in volume and bass, which will appeal to those who enjoy dance music but don’t want to cause any damage to their ears. All in all, this phone is well worth a look if you are on a tight budget; you won’t regret it...
Samsung Galaxy S6
One of the most popular phones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is THE complete device for music, gaming and entertainment. And to be fair, it is an incredible smartphone...
With up to 128GB of memory, the S6 can comfortably hold all of your music and more. It has enough space for thousands of tunes and gamers will also enjoy the appealing user interface.
In fact, you can improve your chances of winning by practicing on the S6 – as many websites are actually much more user-friendly on the S6 platform than they are on other devices.
Sony Xperia Z5
But the tip of the musical iceberg is the Sony Xperia Z5. The sound quality is simply sublime and much greater than anything else out there – and the dual front-facing speakers are especially helpful for added noise.
The tonality and imagery on screen are phenomenal. The screen is incredibly clear and you would be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable musical experience. With the ability to tweak the equaliser, you can tailor your sound depending on what genre you are listening to.
The Sony Xperia Z5 is the pinnacle of musical phones and users will be extremely happy with their device. Sony are widely regarded as one of the biggest and most impressive technology companies in the world and they rarely get things wrong. And they have another roaring success in the Xperia Z5...
A interesting combination of what seems to be a high quality microphone in combination with an application for measurements and so get a better result. Would love to try the microphone and the app for recording of acoustic guitar for example.
Here is what is said on the website:
We’ve developed an intelligent microphone to give musicians, video creators and live talent even more mobility and flexibility when it comes to being heard with our iQEnhancer microphone specially designed for iOS and Android based smartphones and tablets. Offering richer, deeper sound quality than a common microphone, the iQEnhancer turns anyone into a professional audio engineer.
The iQEnhancer features a studio-quality condenser capsule that musicians, vocalists, home producers, podcasters, broadcasters, and voice-over artists can use to create highly professional content almost anywhere. A small but powerful microphone, the iQEnhancer minimizes background noise and isolates main sound sources for recording with clarity and conciseness.
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By drawing a rough frequency response curve in the APP, you can automatically calculate results through easy-to-understand instructions. This helps manage your ideas about how to aim your sound to achieve goals in a quickly manner with efficient results.
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Ahhh good news for guitar players that can not be bothered with keyboards.
Android 6.01 is necessary though.
It is not out yet but there is the possibility to sign up to get to know when it is ready plus to know more about what to expect...
Pmfoundations has introduced Midi-Seq-8, a Eurorack Android to analog synth interface; and a companion Android app, MIDI Sequencer.
The Interface is sold as a full kit, consisting of a set of 2 high quality PCBs, front panel, all basic and precision components and a pre-programmed PIC processor.
The developer says that “The Midi-Seq-8 delivers the convenience of a smartphone or tablet-driven sequencer that directly controls your analog monophonic synthesizer from your Android device.”
The Interface is available via Pmfoundations for US $149, and the software is a free download via the Google Play store.
One review is of the reading kind:
It is supposed to coast 49.99$ but is now 16.95$ on Amazon.
There is 25 review on Amazon that are mostly good and for the price it seems like a nice buy to get better recordings in comparison to the built in microphone.
Greatness and holy easy DIY!
There is not more information on the website but here is a link anyway if there is a desire to look what more Yuri is up to.
So some posts ago posted a video where a homemade Moog Taurus simulation was made using Caustic as sound source. In my excitement I did not see that there was a link to how it actually got made. So it is definitively an interesting project as it did not cost the guy more than 25$ to make it!
Here is a link to the page with instructions:
and here is the video again.
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