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SOLO [Nr.19]

apeSoft, developer of iVCS3 and iDensity, has released a unique performance app based on algorithms. I can't even pretend to understand half of what's going on here, but fortunately there's a demo video! Oh yeah, and it's free!

SOLO [Nr.19] iTunes Description:

SOLO [Nr.19] is an algorithm that aims to implement digitally the original analog set-up for the performance of six versions of Solo für melodieninstrument mit rückkopplung by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

The original composition was conceived for five persons. Four technicians plus the main instrument performer. SOLO [Nr.19], performs the work of four technicians for each of the six Stockhausen's versions.

In Demo mode you can hear the first version of “Solo” composition performed by Enrico Francioni, Contrabass. With In-App features, you will be able to feed algorithm with your audio Live.

Buy SOLO [Nr.19] on iTunes: Free

Reader Comments 4

Not exactly free. For the free download, you get the demo, but to upgrade to the full app you have to pay a hefty IAP. I think it was $50, but I've already deleted it off of my iPad so I can't check.

July 24, 2014  | person_outline faZe

Yeah it's 50 bucks. I think it's emulating some old tape delay mechanics/technique, some dudes used back when the world was black & white, that was supposed to give the illusion of a solo performance sounding like a bunch of dudes playing. This required a handful of dudes operating the tape mechanics/recording/playback while the solo artist was doing his thing ....or something along those lines....I'm not touching the IAP of an app I really can't make sense of, but I'm sure someone will find uses for it. :)

July 24, 2014  | person_outline ChrisG

Honestly, this app would be fucking killer if they knew how to explain themselves. basically you can set up a live looping performance setup with programmed effects and new layers being added at set points. It is really a thing of beauty, but for fifty bucks it is a huge investment for the amount of learning you would have to commit to on faith.

July 29, 2014  | person_outline Rob

Think before you speak out of turn of the composition of K.Stockhausen and SOLO [Nr.19] app it is necessary to seek to know and understand...
A very interesting article for example is this: http://www.csounds.com/journal/issue13/solo_mv_10_1.html

but... there are also many others on the web.

I think that after reading this and maybe even the manual (which is inside the app SOLO [Nr.19]) we can understand the meaning and usefulness of this wonderful app dedicated to all instrumentalists who want to devote to study and implementation of "Solo" (für Melodieninstrument with Rückkopplung) by Karlheinz Stockhausen (1966).

July 29, 2014  | person_outline Enrico

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