Cryptoclash Synthesizer For iPhone
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Cryptoclash Generative Vowel Synth For iPhone

“Cryptoclash is a strange generative synthesizer, which translates letters into sound. By typing in a string of up to 20 letters (a-z), you set up the states of the sound engine, which are represented as roaming particles. Every time they collide, things can change. Use the accelerometers to change gravity, and tap on a ball to give it a velocity boost. Each time you choose the source string, you create a new sounding patch. Some sounds are noisier, and others more meditative; keep exploring and you’ll hear interesting new tuning systems (such as 26 notes per octave), and different amounts of synthesizer feedback.”

The description makes it look good. I put it to the test in the video below. Kinda lame but hey it’s free if you have a couple minutes to waste check it out.

“The central idea behind this work is that of the musical cryptogram, where letters are turned into notes; but the sound engine here avoids such a direct and obvious mapping for a combination of physics engine (thank you Box2D), live coding, sonification, finite state machines, Markov models and feedback FM.”


Ambient Music Generator For iOS
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Ambient Music Generator For iOS

Mobile Mood Machine (aka MoMoM ) is a brand new app by French IDM artist and programmer Julien Bayle aka Protofuse. Mobile Mood Machine provides a musical playground you can touch with your fingers.

Rules are really easy and minimalistic:
– touch the screen to create spherical creatures popping out sine waves sounds
– the more the touch is made at the top, the more the creatures pop out high pitched sounds
– the more the touch duration is, the more the sound popped it will have a long decay
– choose a Mood which consists in color gradient, sequences rules, scale
– choose to listen special designed soundscapes in the background or not
– adjust the delay and the effect of time over the age of those digital creatures
– enjoy !

Minimalism, Zen & Quietness are the main words that could describe this iOS application.

The Mobile Mood Machine ‘s engine works with circular buffers recording til 8 sequences represented by 8 colors.
Each sequence is repeated according to specific rules related to the current chosen Mood.
Some Moods are minor, some are major with a lot of time between sequence repetitions, some are hypnotically repetitive.

You can choose to make creatures becoming old. In that case, they will progressively disappear and their sounds will have a bigger attack til their end, when they will completely disappear.
Some Moods make them to be old faster, or slower.

You can also start it and choose the automatic induction mode of the Mobile Mood Machine
In that case, you just have to close your eyes, to let those waves envelope you into a sweet bubble of zen protection.
These sounds can cancel all annoying aggressive noises surrounding us every time.

Here are some possible uses:
– walking in the street
– being in the train
– trying to sleep
– before going to a boring meeting
– together with your loved one in relaxation or possibly romance


Ambient Soundscapes For iPad
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Ambient Soundscapes For iPad

Waviary is an interactive musical artwork that is part instrument, part generative ambient music machine, and part virtual wind chimes.

What’s New:
5 new tone sets!
New Pitch Cycler effect!
New visual fx when audio fx are engaged
Reduced app size
New pitch ramp up/down buttons!
New wow and flutter effect!
New choppy/tremolo effect!
Save/recall current settings as user snapshots/presets
Tone sets are now selected via popup row/table for quick access
Background color now changes color with pitch change
Bugfix: pitch and volume sliders now respond correctly to multi-touch

Simple multi-touch control allows anyone to effortlessly create lush ambient soundscapes and environments, or simply listen as Waviary generates it’s own “forest-like” sonic environments.
The generative player can run while you play as well, allowing for a randomized ambient jam session.

A sleep timer is included…put on headphones and let Waviary’s weird, wonderful sounds lull you to sleep.


– Rich ambient tones and textures
– Multi-touch controls allow expressive creation of rich ambient soundscapes
– Generative mode creates endlessly evolving sonic environments
– 10 Tone sets (more added with free updates)
– pitch control
– octave up/down buttons
– lock button to lock orbs in place, or unlock to move freely
– Sleep Timer


Glitch Machine Generative Music App
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Glitch Machine Generative Music App

Glitch Machine is a generative music synthesizer. Expressions are edited live to produce sound interactively.

The magic of Glitch Machine’s synthesis is in the BYTE, which wraps a final output value to a number between 0 – 255. The repeating patterns (or chaos) of this ‘wrapping’ produces waveforms and beats.

What’s New in Version 1.1

This version adds a bunch of requested features from fans of Glitch Machine…

– Interactive controls in the form of two XY pads/sliders, and eight code preset trigger pads. Along with these comes new input variables (x, y, u and v).
– FAST FORWARD and REWIND controls, so you can scrub through your glitchtune in forward and reverse at various speeds.
– PAUSE control for the expression, and combined with the FF and RW buttons, you can now single-step through your expression’s wave output in both forward and reverse.
– Fullscreen visualizations, and transparent overlay modes for all screens, so you never have to be apart from the funky waves.
– Multiple named session saving, so you can set it up just how you like for performance
– Extra MUTATE button so you can mutate code and numbers separately.
– New screen navigation methods for


– Interactive, live code editing
– Waveform and data visualizations
– Expression sharing via email and Twitter
– WAV export to iTunes
– Save and load expressions
– Supports all device orientations
– Configurable theme

Intua Pasteboard: copy an exported WAV of your tune to the pasteboard, and paste into apps that support audio paste.
Fixed incorrect update rate for the stack. If you’re using PICK for feedback effects, this may alter the sound of your tune. Check out the “guitarhead” example for how it should really sound.
Glitch codes are now stored in Documents, which means they are backed up via iTunes
Expanded the colour palette a little bit.
Extra confirmation dialogs so you don’t accidentally delete something.
If you set the text colour the same as the background colour, which is a silly thing to do, then when you exit and re-start the app it will reset those two colours so you can read again.

What is Bytebeat music? It’s a new genre of music involving algorithmic music and sounds. It’s basically a short computer program sometimes consisting of as few as three arithmetic operations in an infinite loop that generates sound when output as raw PCM audio. The basic idea is this:

1 main(t) {
2 for(t=0;;t++)
3 putchar( t * (((t>>12) | (t>>8) ) & ( 63 & (t>>4))));
4 }

This simple loop has one variable, t (time). We use t to calculate some output. Next, we take the output and pipe it into 8-bit 8-kHz PCM channel (for example /dev/audio!).

Glitch Machine is available for $2.99

  • iPad Loops is a music app blog dedicated to exposing the best iPad apps for iOS musicians, producers, and Djs. This is not a database of every app. It is, however, one of useful recommendations from someone with many years in music production. I try to update it on a daily basis (ok sometimes every two days) and I do my best to post useful apps only. My name is Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle). You might know me from my royalty free loop packs and sound design. Some of the apps that contain my loops are Retronyms AudioCopy, LP-5, iPRO.DJSAMPLER, Looptastic, and Audio Elements. My work is published by Magix Soundtrack Loops, Sample Logic, Pakotec, Loopmasters, Acoustica, Xmix, Sound Trends, and many more. Subscribe to our RSS feed below to get updated when new apps are posted.


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