VCVCBC song sketch pad is 50% off!

There are several apps that try to be a mobile song sketch pad, but I think Okee Doke have finally nailed it with VCVCBC for iPad. This app has a lot of clever design, in both functionality and appearance. You can figure out chord progressions with the on-screen, scale selectable, guitar as you hum along to the lyrics you've plugged in. It even has a built in rhyming dictionary to help with the lyric writing process, and some other useful features for working out melody and rhythm. It is also now on sale for $5!

Buy VCVCBC on iTunes: $4.99 (On Sale, from $9.99)

Okee Doke has put together a series of tutorials, and participated in a 30 Songs in 30 Days challenge. They finished the challenge quite strong, with an amusing music video. The tutorials are really well done, Ben has a natural personality for these!

DIY Wireless iOS Page Turner

There are a couple of peripherals that can be used as wireless Sheet Music page turners, but both cost around $80. YouTuber dsmp89 put together a DIY version that only cost $35 AUD (USD$36). I like the results! This looks pretty solid.

For complete technical details on how to do this yourself, check out this forum post. I spoke to dsmp89 and he had this to add:

"This Logitech K230 wireless keyboard [That he modified to make the Page Turner] can have like 2 years of battery life from alkaline batteries! That's why I went with Logitech, rather than other brands, and for $12 this keyboard was a super awesome bargain not to pass up."

Musaico adds AudioPaste on iPhone

When Musaico went Universal last month, the only feature missing on the iPhone was AudioPaste. This has been been added in today's patch, along with some minor bug fixes. There is also now a Musaico Mini, specifically for the iPhone.

It looks pretty cool. Has anyone played with it yet?

Buy Musaico on iTunes: $9.99

Buy Musaico Mini on iTunes: $2.99

GyrOSC Hard Drive Mod

Yesterday we saw a couple of apps that make use of iPhone gyroscopes. Today I bring you a similar one that uses OSC (Open Sound Control) over WiFi, from the developer of TC-11.

Wirelessly control your OSC capable audio or video app by moving and tilting your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Wirelessly send:
• Gyroscope {pitch, roll, yaw}
• Accelerometer {x-axis, y-axis, z-axis}
• Compass {magnetic heading}
• GPS {latitude, longitude, altitude, course, speed, time}
• Quaternion {w, x, y, z}
• Rotation matrix {m1 ... m16}
• Rotation rate {x-axis, y-axis, z-axis}
• Gravity {x-axis, y-axis, z-axis}
• Magnetic field {x-axis, y-axis, z-axis}

Buy GyrOSC on iTunes: $0.99

All that is nice for motion-based instrument control, but here is an excellent example of it in use! The developer, Bit Shape, has turned an old hard drive into a DJ platter.

Reuse, Recycle, Remix!

NLog Gets a Massive Update

Both NLogSynth Pro and NLog MIDI Synth just received a massive update.

  • True Mono/Legato Mode
  • MIDI Learn
  • Reset Parameter to Default Value
  • Overdub Recording & Looping
  • Sound Bank Import & Export
  • Core MIDI Network Support
  • Full MIDI CC Range 0-127 for external control
  • Export Media Files in Another App
  • New Default Sound
  • Running Phase parameter improved & fixed.
  • Update to new SDK for Akai SynthStation 25


The screenshot here shows the new "Open In..." support for exporting your recordings directly into other apps that are associated with .WAV files. This is in addition to the AudioPaste and General Pasteboard support already in NLog.

I've already posted a lot of great songs using NLog, so here is a video from Tempo Rubato developer Rolf Wöhrmann, showing off all the various MIDI Ins and Outs that are available in NLog. I love to hear developers talk about their babies!

Buy NLogSynth Pro on iTunes: $14.99

Buy NLog MIDI Synth on iTunes: $4.99 (iPhone)

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