A few nice app sales popped up over the weekend, including Different Drummer at a new all time low. Plus Bastus Trump's Orphinio, Orphion for iPhone, is free!
Orphinio iTunes Description:
Orphinio for iPhone is a musical instrument with a unique sound between glockenspiel and jaw harp. Like on its bigger brother Orphion for iPad you can play expressive, wonderful sounds and easy or virtuosic melodies on it just by moving fingers on virtual pads.
Sinking Feeling shared his new Korg Gadget song, Confetti Hellgate. This is some nasty-heavy DNB, but you need to crank it up!
Kymatica has released a preview of the upcoming SECTOR; a sequenced-sample-slicer with a lot of depth and several different probability engines running around in the madness.
You load up a loop and then slice it into "sectors" which you can then sequence using a probability step-sequencer. The probability you give it decides if it will jump to the new sector or continue on in the loop. In addition to that there is a map-matrix sequencer of all available sectors. In the picture to the right you see the map with each of the lines indicating possible jumps between sectors. The light green at the bottom can only jump to the slightly-darker green, but 5 different sectors can jump to it. The chance of any one of those doing that is itself governed by another set of probabilities. All of this is to say that a single loop can sound drastically different, even if you play it over and over again!
On top of all that there is a "warp" section that effects how an individual sector is played back, either slowing or speeding it up based on different warp shapes. This is once again another layer of randomness! You get to decide the probability, in percentage, of 4 different types of warps triggering on that specific sector.
It doesn't sound all that fun when you try to explain it, but I've been having a ton of fun with it! You'll get a chance to play with it as well at the end of this month! Here's the preview to whet your appetite until then.
DJ Galactic did some old-school techno on ReBirth. The video is a bit shit, but the music is good! He's abusing those effects a bit more than I remember the classics sounding though. I haven't posted a ReBirth song in a while, I wonder why there aren't more.
Here is some Techno Music (old School) with Apple iPad and Propellerhead Software Rebirth.
ReBirth emulates dance music's three backbone devices: The Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous-looking interface and you're ready to make groovy tracks on your iPad.