oneString Ribbon MIDI Controller vs Animoog

Centric Music took a look at controlling Animoog from a physical ribbon controller. The oneString Ribbon MIDI Controller was successfully funded by a KickStarter campaign last year, and is available now as a DIY kit ($98) or fully assembled ($150).

Buy Animoog on iTunes: $29.99

Novation Impulse & Lemur Jam

YouTuber Josué Palma has an intense Jam on his new Novation Impulse, with additional control from Lemur for iPad and two Novation Launchpads. This is quite squelchy and audio is coming from a camera mic, but the performance is very impressive!

If you can stomach seriously aggressive leads this is phenomenal!

Buy Lemur on iTunes: $49.99

Audulus Updated with More Modulation!

The already impressive modular synth app, Audulus, just got updated with even more modulation and is on sale for $5 off!

What's new in 1.10

  • Make connections to ANY KNOB!
  • Update algorithms to handle new connections
  • Support for Polyphonic Sub-Patches!
  • Fix zippering when turning knobs
  • Various other fixes

Buy Audulus on iTunes: $14.99 (On Sale)

Developer Taylor Holliday, seen here being handsome on his Vimeo page, shows off the new knob modulation in this demo.

PixiVisor - Video Over Audio

Sunvox developer Alexander Zolotov has a new app that converts audio to video, or vice versa for video out of your headphone jack.

PixiVisor is available now for PC/Mac/Linux and Android, with an iOS app coming soon.

This multi-platform audio-visual experiment allows you to run video from one device into another through the audio jacks, and mess with it along the way. The results are a 64x64 pixel video at 10 frames per second, which can then be saved to an animated GIF file and shared.

At this point some of you may be thinking, "So fucking what?"

Here is fucking what! Check out this demo of video being routed out of an Android phone's headphone jack, into a Korg Monotron's analog filter, and then out to an iPad! Just as a filter can be used to shape audio, in this case it is shaping the video.

More demo videos are available on Alexander's YouTube channel.

Wobble Bass with Wobble iPhone

langsound has been doing a lot of interesting musical experiments on his YouTube channel, but this one is quite clever! He's got his iPhone strapped up to an upended chair with rubber bands, and TouchOSC sending accelerometer data as MIDI to Ableton Live.

Now when his iPhone wobbles, his FM Bass synth wobbles with it! The actual bass patch isn't very good, but the principle is great!

Video Description:

I wanted to turn the iPhone into more than a little square that you hold in your hand. by adding the rubber bands, I could make different gestures (two handed gestures). ...steering wheel looking things. I then thought it would be cool to to be able to do some of the usual one handed gestures like changing things on the touch screen.

So flipped a chair over and suspended the iPhone from its legs. This took seemingly no time at all to go from usual tilting gesture, to making wobble bass, with something that wobbled...

Buy TouchOSC on iTunes: $4.99

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