I have had a love-hate relationship with DM1 since day one. Their presentation has always been excellent, but for years many features seemed to be either absent or broken. The new DM2 and I are getting along a lot better right out of the gate!
DM1 has been one of the most popular drum apps since 2011, and now we've got a sequel that differs greatly from the original! This one is synthesis-based instead of relying on samples! If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/discchord
A whole bunch of apps have gone on sale for this weekend. As we all know, this Sunday is World Digestive Health Day. This year the World Gastronomy Organization is highlighting Food Intolerance. In a show of solidarity, many app developers have come together to commemorate the occasion. Together we can help end the intolerance of lactose!
There's been no shortage of new Kickstarter projects, but I haven't even bothered posting any in awhile because most are obviously doomed wastes of everyone's time, and some people's money. DUO - "the synth for two" - might also end up going down in flames, but if they do it will not be because of greed. This communal synth is only $300 for the first 100 backers, before going up to $335. Their campaign funding goal is also modest at $67,000.
The digital synth includes an onboard sequencer and control panels on either end so that two people can comfortably jam together. Or uncomfortably jam together if you want to squeeze yourself into a tiny box like they do in the demo video.
This seriously looks like a lot of fun, but the actual synthesis seems a bit rudimentary so I'm not sure how long it will stay fun. It has obviously excited a lot of people. The campaign has only just started and as I was typing this article I've watched the funding rise quickly by the thousands!
Developer Dmitry Klochkov posted this example of playing the Pulp Fiction title track using both of his apps!
Pulp Fiction movie theme played using apps: Clawtar, ChordUp and SampleTank.
Reader Steve, aka Frozen Lonesome has released a new album using Korg Gadget, Mersenne, Fugue Machine, Auria, AUM, and AudioShare. Additionally he's using hardware synths in this mix; with Novation Ultranova, Bass Station ll, MS-20 Mini. The final mastering was also done on his iPad using Mastering!