Beatonal by Luuk van der Graaff

Luuk van der Graaff released Beatonal, an "accessible" music composition app with built-in synthesizers and drums. The app is available on both iOS and Android. Beatonal doesn't seem to have any of the usual Inter-app goodies on iOS, but it does have Ableton Link. There is also MIDI export. All in all, this is an impressive looking effort from a first-time developer.

The app is free to try, but requires an IAP to unlock all of the features. The unlock IAP is presently discounted at an introductory price of $3.

Beatonal iTunes Description:

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Beatonal is an accessible music making app, enabling you to easily create and share your musical ideas using the built-in synthesizers and drum machine.
Create drumloops using the pattern pads, and effortlessly sketch baselines, chord progressions and melodies.

This app is free to try, but requires an in-app purchase to unlock all advanced features and project saving.

other features include:
- 4 audio channels: drum machine, base, chords and lead
- Input is automatically fixed to a user selectable scale
- Contains demo tracks to get you started
- Analog synth with two oscillators, FM, AM and pitch modulation, lowpass filter, and various effects
- Contains 60 built-in synth presets, but you can also create and store your own presets
- Store tracks on your device
- User friendly track sharing via track-url's
- Export track as MIDI so you can continue your work inside other apps or a DAW
- Export track as wav
- Output realtime midi to other apps on multiple channels, or to an external device such as your DAW
- Small app size
- Load your own drumsamples
- Synchronize with other music apps using Ableton Link

Doug Woods brought this one to my attention in his latest Getting Started Tutorial video.

Raspberry Pi FM Touch Synth

Reader Otem Rellik shares his latest project, an awesome touchscreen FM synth built on Raspberry Pi! Even the engraved-wood case is impressive! He starts off with a demo performance and then begins to walk through the features at the 4 minute mark.

Video Description:

Just wanted to share my latest pi project.

Audulus Tutorial Livestream: Modular Synthesis 101 - Part 1

The latest Audulus Tutorial Livestream covered the fundamentals of modular synthesis. I know a lot of people have anxiety about approaching modular synthesis, but it really is as simple as hooking up modules! Mark Boyd goes through it all, and does a great job of explaining the core concepts.

Video Description:

This livestream will be about the fundamentals of modular synthesis. It will be a great place to learn for total beginners, but also a good resource for those who are new to Audulus or want to understand more about how it works.

ItsTheTaterCam - oberon

YouTuber ItsTheTaterCam had some impressive results in pseudo-generative music making on his hardware synths with Audio Damage iOS apps for effects.

Video Description:

Another dive into pseudo-generative music, with a focus on varying the playing speed. Recorded in one take, but never mind all that (and what's below)... just relax.

(for nerds) Modules used: Doepfer Dark Time, WMD Arpitecht, Mutable Instruments Tides, Moog Mother 32. Recorded through an iPad using Audio Damage Audio Units, out into a Tascam 414 before sending back to the DAW for mastering. Video made with Lumen.

Sound á la carte: Hexaglyphics - Mesmerizing Noise Generator

Tim Heinrich is joined by Yvonne Ringsdorf as they explore the wild sounds of Hexaglyphics Noise Generator!

Video Description:

Hexaglyphics is the fith iPad App we present. It´s a nice designed noice generator to create crazy 13-bit sounds. Whatever you´ll do it will sound and look mesmerizing.

Bumbumbumbadi at the iTunes Store:

Tutorial-Series „Sound á la carte“

We show apps for the iPad, that satisfy musicians for a long time, Ableton Live tutorials, do field recording, create crazy sounds of daily life items and make them aesthetic.

Free downloads:

Yvonne Ringsdorf:
Yvonnes music at Spotify:

Tim Heinrich:
Shop (beats & sounds):


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