Gábor Szántó did a little video of the Vestax Spin 2, demonstrating the automatic mapping available in DJ Player along with the audio routing. Before you rush out to buy the Spin 2 you should probably read the reviews on Apple's store, which includes several complaints about the features in this revision. There are suggestions that you might want to try to find a Spin 1 on eBay instead.
iOS Musician turns 2 this month, and is celebrating with app giveaways!
Happy Birthday and congratulations on 2 years, Sean!
The iOS Musician blog is turning 2 years old this January! To celebrate, I will be tweeting and posting to Facebook promo codes for various iOS music apps! So be sure to follow and like iOS Musician! The first one to enter the redeem codes in iTunes will get the app, so be sure to set up Facebook notifications, Twitter notifications, or whatever you use to stay in the loop! The party will begin on Twitter January 16th at 6:00 GMT!
Wolfgang Palm has announced his second iOS app! Following swiftly behind last year's hit PPG WaveGenerator, comes PPG WaveMapper. This app promises to offer an entirely new, and user-friendly way of playing with WaveTables.
PPG WaveMapper features the Sound Map, which maps the various sounds in a way to easily access and experiment with them, more importantly the PPG WaveMapper features a new synthesis system which maps the waveforms of a sound into a new kind of wavetable which preserves the sound characteristics better than classic Wavetable synthesis and at the same time allows for the manipulations which make WT synthesis so unique.
The Mapping window is the visualisation of a pool of programs on which “modules” float. Those modules represent certain parameters of the synthesiser engine and each module can be placed on one of 32 programs. The moment an item is placed on map then the parameters of that module will take on the settings of those parameters in the underlying program on the Mapping window.
People who do not posses synth-programming skills can use this mapping technology as a starting point to create complex sounds. For example a user can drag a string sound source onto a drum envelope, or a guitar sound onto a string envelope – the concept is simple, yet incredibly powerful.
That sounds pretty damn fun, and functional! It is expected to be released next month, for $20.
You can read the full details and see a couple more screenshots on Wolfgang's site: WolfgangPalm.com
Here is a demo of the new app, from Boele Gerkes.
Japanese group fontrio has an excellent new video for their song Gadget Music, which uses a big mix of instruments and iPads.
The group specializes in "Black Music," yet managed to avoid saying "Nigga" in a gratuitous amount. (NSFW: That link does!)
fontrio is Japanese music group by Oichan, Fuji & Natali.
We are playing the "Gadget Music" with the iPhone and iPad affected from Black music such as Jazz/Hip hop/Funk etc.. By the way, favorite food is Garlic and Beer.