2016
07/20
Recognize Chords In Songs With Chord Pickout
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Chord Pickout

Just load an audio file and you’ve got the chords. It’s that easy! With Chord Pickout, guitar, piano, ukulele, bass and banjo players can get chords to any song right away. Just open any song from your iTunes libray, sit back and relax. Chord Pickout uses all the power of artificial intelligence to recognize the chords for you, transcribing the music and producing a score. All that is completely automatic.

Recognize Chords In Songs With Chord Pickout

FEATURES
* Recognizes chords of any song stored in your device
* Displays major, minor and 7th chords
* Autoscrolls the score to help you play along with the song
* Supports both screen orientations

NOTES
* Chord Pickout opens only songs that are stored directly in your iOS device. Songs in iCloud as well as songs protected by DRM could not be loaded.
* Although the recognized chords match the song’s harmony very closely, they may not exactly match the original score.
* Only major, minor and marjor 7th chords are recognized. Complex notations like add9 or sus4 are not displayed.

Install Chord Pickout now to get the chords to any song!

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2016
01/18
Soundbow Is Like Sound Thingie On Steroids
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Soundbow iOS

Anyone remember the Sound Thingie app? You would draw in lines and drop little balls to make sounds. Well there is a new app called SoundBow and it’s basically like Sound Thingie on steroids lol.

SoundBow for iPhone and iPad is a drawing based music instrument with a clean and simple visual interface. Create music by drawing curves over the screen. Your gesture will be remembered and played back continuously. Each time your ever-looping gesture hits a string, a sound is produced. Apart from drawing, you can experiment by moving the strings around freely to rescale your instrument. Record any sound through the microphone and start creating melodies, soundscapes with your own voice. If you wish, you can also export your composition as an audio file.

Soundbow

SoundBow is made with free and open source tools. The interface is built with OpenFrameworks, for accurate polyphonic sound sample playback, the sound engine is made with SodaLib, a free Data Sonification Library built on top of libPd (Pure Data).

Soundbow

2015
09/07
Bent FM Circuit Bending Synth For iOS
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Bent FM

The iPadloops music app blog is proud to announce news by Mayank Sanganeria.

bent.fm is a full FM model of a circuit-bent synthesizer. bent.fm allows the user to tweak classic circuit bending modifications like fine and octave-decimated clock bends, and experiment with more esoteric bends. Circuit-bent distortions and algorithmic sequences can be created by (im)proper connections on the bend matrix. Reroute digital serial information through the base chip set (a numerically controlled oscillator) and extra logic gates (NAND and XOR, binary counters), and experience architecture-level bit crushing. For anyone interested in circuit bending, glitch sounds, industrial music, and post-procedural art.

Bent-FM

What’s New in Version 1.5
• bent.fm is now a Universal App
– iPhone version lets you control 1 oscillator
– iPad version lets you control 2 oscillators
• Updated to Audiobus 2.2.1
• MIDI keyboards supported for pitch input!

bent.FM

2012
09/05
Doctor Om Simulator For iOS
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Doctor Om For iOS

Awe yeah , I remember first hearing about this rare synth back when I was small!. The original synth dates back to the 70s was nicknamed “Doctor Om” for the meditation-friendly tones it generates. Others believe the name is an acronym for Drone Ready Oscillator Module or Dual Recirculating Oscillator Module, but no one knows for certain where the name comes from originally.

DIY synth enthusiasts discovered the device was easily hackable, and closely-guarded photocopies of modding schematics have been handed around the community for years. The directions show how to rewire the generator into a nice little synth with two mixable Low Frequency Oscillators and a Voltage-Controlled Filter.

The app version is a complete and playable simulation of three different versions of DR-OM boxes that were discovered at a yard sale near Quonset Point along with a folder of photocopied schematics. Each DR-OM unit has its own characteristic sound because of degrading components or bad wiring by the owner. The Speed dial is the most finicky part of the assembly; depending on the box, the dial can cause tuning drifts, random events and gnarly effects.

Note: You’ll probably want to use more than 2 fingers with DR-OM, so try turning off Multitasking Gestures in the General Settings on your iPad. This is a universal app for iPhone 4+ and the iPad. It is produced by the Fluxama Group, the creators of another iPadLoops favorite

Dr-Om is available for $1.99

2012
06/22
Cantor Synthesizer For iOS
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Cantor Synthesizer For iOS

Cantor is no longer free. It is a Microtonal Guitarist’s synth, designed for extreme playability on the iPhone and iPad. It is the successor to Geo Synthesizer and Mugician. When Cantor is free, Mugician is for sale and vice versa.

It does send a specialized MIDI output (requires a multi-timbral synth that can handle independent channels is all but necessary, such as SampleWiz or ThumbJam in OMNI mode, or Arctic Synth). The internal synth is driven by the actual MIDI output, because external MIDI synths are the main point of this project rather than the internal audio engine. It has a basic looper/delay combination, and the loop can be copied out as a sample to the general pasteboard for apps such as GarageBand.

It is very expressive in terms of per-finger filtering (channel pressure tracks finger-area, CC11 tracks vertical position).

Cantor is NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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