2011
10/11
NodeBeat Audio Sequencer For iOS Devices

NodeBeat App

NodeBeat Created by Seth Sandler and Justin Windle is an experimental node-based audio sequencer and generative music application for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Now supports coreMIDI and virtual midi. This means you can use it as a midi controller!

By combining music and playful exploration, NodeBeat allows anyone to create an exciting variety of rhythmic sequences and ambient melodies in a fun and intuitive fashion. From the professional to the novice, NodeBeat lets anyone explore creative music.

NodeBeat 2.0 controlling ThumbJam, NLogSynth Pro, Funkbox, Animoog, and Sunrizer from AffinityBlue on Vimeo.

New features:

– Core MIDI added! NodeBeat is now a MIDI Controller! Send to other iOS MIDI applications or to other MIDI receiving applications on your computer.

– Save and share multiple recordings. We removed the 1 recording save limit and now you can save all your recordings!

Audio Features

* Save/Load layouts!
* Pick from all 12 Key Signatures
* Choose from over 20 musical scales
* New 7 octave range
* Background Keyboard! Play the background like a musical piano.
* Some new drum sounds

Rhythm Features

* Increased Generators from a 4 step sequencer to an 8 step sequencer.
* Allow Generators to start on any beat
* Sync Generators to start on the same beat

Settings

* Clear Screen button for quick clearing
* Child Lock: Give children the freedom to play without accidentally launching menus.

Functions

Double tap on Generators AND Nodes to turn them on and off

NodeBeat 1.6.5 testing from AffinityBlue on Vimeo.

★ Features Include ★

-Adjustable Node Physics
-Drag & drop to add and remove nodes
-Pitch Shift Audio
-Adjustable Tempo (BPM) & Note Beat
-Creative Sound Sculpting: Echo, Attack, Decay, Release
-Audio Waveform Adjustment (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square)
-Drum and Octave (pitched) Generators
-Landscape and Portrait Views
-Stereo Panning
-Record and email audio file with compression
-Create Ringtones from recording
-Share Recording on SoundCloud
-AudioCopy to Another Application
-Background Audio support.
-Start/Stop Octave Generators by double tapping
-Sleep Timer for falling asleep to NodeBeat
-Shake to Clear Screen
-5 Finger Reset All

NodeBeat HD 1.5 – iOS Music Sequencer from AffinityBlue on Vimeo.

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★ Reviews ★

“This is a great app. Experienced musicians and laypeople alike can enjoy their music within seconds.” – AppAdvice.com

“Another bold step forward in iPad musical devices, which turns networks of nodes into bumping beats.” – Belinda Lanks – Fast Company’s Co.Design

“Relaxing and Fun. If you’re the sort who enjoys playing with meditative toys like tabletop Zen sand gardens, you’ll probably enjoy this relaxing and visually appealing sound app.” – Gianna LaPin – 148apps.com

“More than anything, it’ll be a calming oasis in the chaos that is a typical day in a modern city. If it all gets too much, as it inevitably does, just plug in your earphones and sculpt some sounds by moving around the nodes on the screen, simply making music and letting the ambient chimes wash over you. Until your boss tells you to stop messing around and get back to work, that is.” – Kevin Holmes – thecreatorsproject.com

“If you like generative, reactive or ambient music- Nodebeat HD is a vital addition to your app collection. It is easily on par with the likes of Bloom,Slewpi,Aura flux, Curtis, Reactable and the rest and is super user-friendly…You can get lost in this ambient world for hours if you are just into playing at home, but if you are part of the new wave of live performers that are using iOS devices for live performances then you too should grab this app! You will astound your audience with mesmerizing spaced out grooves like never before!” – Zac Laurent – www.evolutionarymusic.org

“Addictive – Like a Deep House or Techno version of Brian Eno’s Bloom and Trope apps. Uptempo ambient for headphones at work. Kids love it, too. One of the best generative music apps I’ve found.” – Top Review

NodeBeat is available for $1.99

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