This does indeed look user-friendly, as promised! Expect PPG WaveMapper to hit iTunes in February for $20.
PPG WaveMapper is the second next-generation iOS based synth from Wolfgang Palm, who in 2012 released the PPG WaveGenerator to critical acclaim from both press and public.
In final development the PPG WaveMapper offers iPad users a second synthesiser to compliment the already loved PPG WaveGenerator from Wolfgang Palm. PPG WaveMapper allows the user the opportunity to create limitless sounds from this unique and powerful new technology.
VJ Franz K was filming at the Beat Cinema Beat Battle last month, where Rahfee Zahkee demonstrated his prodigious beat mashing skills on Tabletop's Gridlock. Rahfee's SoundCloud and YouTube pages are worth checking out if you like his style!
Playing drums on the iPad screen is Rahfee Zahkee, producer and DJ. He's using the Gridlock drum machine within the Tabletop App. This was the second round of the December 2012 Beat Battle at Beat Cinema, Thursdays at the Hip Kitty Jazz Club in Claremont, CA Video projections at the event are by VJ Major Gape.
Sonuus, maker of Guitar to MIDI hardware, has released a Universal iOS app that gives you all the same functionality in app form. Their hardware units are around $100, so this is a pretty nice deal as a $2 app! The price goes up to $10 next month.
The Sonuus G2M - Universal Guitar-to-MIDI Converter app delivers high-performance, low-latency, MIDI conversion for guitar (and other musical instruments). Featuring the same pitch-to-MIDI technology used in Sonuus' acclaimed hardware products, the G2M app gives you an easy, low-cost way to enter the world of MIDI guitar.
This G2M app gives you access to the same technology of the Sonuus hardware G2M:
Any electric guitar can be used as a solo MIDI guitar: i.e., it's universal.
No guitar modifications or special pickups required.
Robust note detection — minimises wrong notes.
Velocity detection of notes, so your playing dynamics are translated into MIDI messages.
Fast, accurate pitch-bend determination, or alternative chromatic mode.
Very low latency & very fast tracking.
Built-in, precise tuner.
These features combine to do something that no other MIDI converters can do: accurately capture the musicality and phrasing of what you are playing. Whether you want to lay down a MIDI bass line, or a saxophone solo, the G2M ensures the musical nuances of what you play are retained.