The Akai EWI4000S is a breath controlled MIDI controller; like a MIDI keyboard for flutists. Addictive Synth supports breath controlled MIDI, so yesterday YouTuber Bernie Kenerson put out an epic 17 minute tutorial on controlling it with Akai's EWI. Bernie's channel has other examples of the EWI playing apps, including Sunrized and Animoog.
Lake Forest Academy, a high school in Illinois, has a Laptop Orchestra; which became an iPad Orchestra for a performance during the Fall 2012 All School Concert. In the following video the students play Squarepusher's "Hello Meow", putting high school marching bands to shame.
Lake Forest Academy Laptop Orchestra plays Squarepusher's "Hello Meow" during the Fall 2012 All School Concert. Members of the ensemble play iPads running various iOS performance/production apps including Animoog, iElectribe, iMS-20, Reactable, and Garageband. The 2 center players have synced their iPads using Korg's WIST protocol via iMS-20. The rest are playing free hand.
Laptop Orchestra is offered as a class through the Fine and Performing Arts department alongside Orchestra and Choir and is a part of the school's electronic music program. Other courses include Electronic Music 1, Advanced Studies/Composition in Electronic Music, and independent studies.
Nakano Syun found a new noise maker!
Wravend for iPhone generates some pretty interesting tones in his latest video. This looks like a kind of Visual BitWiz.
A synthesizer allowing control of pitch, shape, frequency/amplitude modulation and low-pass filter by hand-drawing of waveforms.
The screen has three areas; waveform drawing area, control selection, utility functions.
In the waveform drawing area you can drag your finger to change or draw a new shape that affects the sounds playing.
Control selection has eight options that control the sound -
Red: Primary waveform.
Orange: Primary frequency (i.e. the main melody).
Yellow: Secondary waveform (used as amplitude or frequency modulation of the first waveform, or as a second oscillator).
Green: Secondary frequency.
Cyan: Envelope (i.e. the volume shape for the playing sound).
Blue: Envelope frequency.
Purple: Mixer control, between the playing sound and any running loop.
Magenta: Low-pass filter cutoff frequency.
The included note on this release seems to be a deliberate: "Fuck you, 4LittleFonzies!"
Some sell it… Us, we give it to you !!!
It looks really good though, so this is certainly worth checking out. Someone else piss these guys off so we get more freebies!