Get Lucky Twice

Daft Punk's latest single Get Lucky is playing everywhere. I heard it three times yesterday, including once on an Alt Rock station. Nile Rodgers' bassline on that track steals the show! Here are a couple of videos from this week that feature remixes of the song.

I don't usually post Gameboy stuff here, but let's face it; LSDJ was one of the original music apps. Here is Get Lucky 8-bit edition on an original Gameboy(DMG-01) by maudiojohn. This sounds so good it makes me want to dust off my old Gameboy!



DJ Raul Alonso remixed Get Lucky in Traktor DJ for iPhone. This video is also pretty instructive. He is using Display Recorder, so you get to see all the subtle tweaks he's doing. The subtle art of subtlety is important in DJing!

Buy Traktor DJ on iTunes: $19.99

 

Buy Traktor DJ for iPhone on iTunes: $4.99

Guitarism MIDI Out Preview

Long-time community member Ryan Hemeon has launched iOS MARS (Musicians App Resource Services), his own music app blog, with this preview of the MIDI Out coming soon to Rhism Guitarism as an In-App Purchase.

Buy Guitarism on iTunes: $2.99

Audiobus Updates for Drum Loops, ImproVox, and RoboVox

Drum Loops HD and RoboVox joined Audiobus today! In addition to Audiobus, RoboVox even supports JACK!

Unlike some vocoders I know, RoboVox can actually be used as a vocoder in the Audiobus effect slot! (I double-checked.)

RoboVox iTunes Description:

Transform your voice with RoboVox and have your voice sound scary or funny, musical, evil or like a robot! RoboVox is a voice recorder and voice changing app using vocoder technology.

Choose among 24 different voice styles and jam with the pitch and modulation settings by sliding your finger across the X-Y control field.

Features:

  • 24 voice models such as Pitch Shift (Chipmunk, Helium voice), Discobot, Badman, Exorcist, Bionic, Croack, Singing Robot, Dark, HAL, Stephen, Prophet
  • X-Y control field for modifying pitch and modulation
  • 3 different modes: real-time, parrot and recording
  • Real-time mode (with headphones)
  • Voice recording
  • Share your results directly on Facebook* or SoundCloud
  • Email your creations as WAV files
  • Play RoboVox by connecting a MIDI keyboard
  • Vocoder with real-time FFT spectral analysis
  • Support for Audiobus and JACK

Buy RoboVox on iTunes: Freemium


ImproVox (no relation) was also updated with Audiobus, and includes a suggestion to use it at the 512 rate in Audiobus.

What's new in ImproVox v2.20:

Audiobus Support!! This is out first release with Audiobus support, so we'd love to get your feedback on how it works, and what cool things you do with it. Email any questions or comments to support@museami.com. We recommend using a frame rate of 512 for the best performance.

Buy ImproVox on iTunes: $3.99


Hans Eijkenaar's Drum Loops HD also added some other minor improvements in this update.

What's new in Drum Loops v1.4:

  • audiobus support!!
  • switch sounds without using stop button!!
  • improved and updated interface!!
  • improved launch time!!

Buy Drum Loops HD on iTunes: $9.99

Tutorial: Traktor DJ - Part 2

Dubspot continues their tutorial series on Traktor DJ. This time DJ Endo looks at tools for live remixes. Part 1 is here.

Buy Traktor DJ on iTunes: $19.99

 

Buy Traktor DJ for iPhone on iTunes: $4.99

Songwriting Example with Loopy

With one of the best YouTube names I've seen, TreesAreChill demonstrates his songwriting process in Loopy and Audiobus.

Video description:

Find my polished tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/largetreestump

I only used my iPhone to make these sounds. I don't really prefer the way amp modeling sounds on the iPhone, but it is a really fast and convenient way to experiment with song ideas and layers.

Apps used in this video: iRig, Audiobus, Loopy and Amplitube. I recorded the sound into Logic Studio. I used the iRig to input my guitar sounds into my iPhone. I used a splitter on the output of my iRig. One output went into my line-in port on my Mac which was being recorded by Logic. The second output on the splitter I used to monitor the sound. If you monitor the sound from your Mac then you will notice audio lag, so I recommend using a splitter and monitoring straight from the iRig output.

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

Buy AmpKit+ on iTunes: $14.99

 

Buy Loopy HD on iTunes: $7.99

Buy iRig Recorder on iTunes: $4.99 (iPhone)

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