Cinemax announced Rytmik Ultimate for iPad. Rytmik was originally for the Nintendo DS. The Ultimate version includes all of the sounds from previous versions of Rytmik and then some hence ULTIMATE. The following video is a first impression sounds walk through. I spent about an hour with the app and had a lot of fun listening to each sound so I decided to show you what you can expect from Rytmik Ultimate. Most of the demos I heard were more about the 8 bit Chiptune sound so hopefully this will give you a better idea as that what the OTHER sounds in this app are about. I plan to spend a lot more time with this app. Version one does not feature Audiobus IAA or MIDI support. You can export your work as a wav file.
Don’t want to hear me talking over the sounds? Download the audio stream from Rytmik here: http://ipadloops.com/free-loops/Rytmik_Ultimate_Audio_Stream.wav
Hello and welcome to thesoundmixlab I am your host Dj Puzzle reporting for ipadloops.com and today we’re going to have a look at Rytmik Ultimate by Cinemax Games. Or is it Cinemax? Hmmm Anyway Rytmik Ultimate is fun groovebox type app that originated on the Nintendo DS.
Share and collaborate via the Rytmik Cloud
Export your music in the WAV format
More than 750 musical instruments
A drawable waveform synth module
Advanced effects like the ADSR Envelope, Digital Delay, Noise Shaper, Sample Offset and Loop Definition and more
MORE INFO HERE http://ipadloops.com/rytmik-ultimate-ipad-groovebox-app/
Almost every effect parameter can be modulated via the step sequencer
Here are couple short ideas I put together after spending an hour with this beast. Rytmik Ultimate is a complex app with a hint of the old school tracker vibe. Here you can layer 4 tracks of patterns. Any pattern can go anywhere here in one of these four rows on the timeline. The 4 rows are not instrument specific. Patterns can be color coded. There are 8 color groups with 24 pattern slots in each. Select a pattern and go to the clip editor to access the step sequencer. Each pattern has 4 notes of polyphony total each note has it’s own separate sequencer so you can combine different instruments in one patern OR use the same sound in all four slots to create chords. I know seems a bit confusing. Took me a bit to wrap my head around it. You get a maximum of 16 steps. The top row contains your volume faders and the bottom your pitch faders. There is a shuffle feature here at the top. I’ll play with that later. Let’s dive into some of the sounds that come with Rytmik Ultimate. You have six groupings of sounds each taken from earlier versions of Rytmik for Nintendo DS with some new ones including Draw Synth hence the Utlimate in Rytmik Ultimate. You get all of them in one. Sounds are broken down by type and there are up to 18 different sounds per category and not all have 18 sounds some have less. For example here we have 13 kick drums in the Dubstep column. Now it sounds like there is an effect on the snare so I’ll go into the FX section and turn off the vibrato effect which is causing a slight pitch modulation on the snare samples.There is a nice piano roll interface for finding the right pitch. There are some lovely world sounds here as well as some wicked hip hop drums but wait let’s go back to those world sounds ah just lovely. Draw (doctor ?? lol) Synth is quite nice. You can select from basic waveforms as well as draw the waveform and add effects. There is also an ADSR section. Let’s check it out on the piano roll. And here is our pattern with those changes. Let’s move on to some preset demos. Use these preset loops for inspiration as a starting point. Simply go into the clip editor and move notes around or swap out the instruments for something else. I found that looking around and playing with the demos helped me learn how to use this app. Here you can mute and solo tracks within each patter as well as change pitches and add shuffle. The visualizations are a nice distraction.
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