Michael Feld and Scott Murphy got very experimental in this cacophony of guitar pedals and apps!
A live performance featuring a dynamic combination of iPad and guitar pedals, music apps are manipulated in real time through effects enabling a sculptural approach to sound creation.
It's amazing what you can do with readily available technology. This video was compiled from live performances using iPad music apps and guitar pedals to play sound as an instrument and manipulate it in the moment.
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Performances by Michael Feld and Scott Murphy
Mixed & Mastered by Scott Murphy
(All performances created live and synthesized in real time)
iPad Air 2
Earthquaker Crimson Drive
Reader Brian Kupferschmid did a three part video series detailing his design process for MIDI Designer. There is a lot of depth here as he takes on the challenge of making a control surface for the Yamaha DX27!
Ambient looping demo on an iPad with Borderlands Granular and the new Ostinator looping app.
All sounds originate from recordings of my electric guitar using ToneStack which were imported into IZotope Iris 2 to create the synth-like patches. I MIDI sequenced various phrases and chords, recorded those, and then imported the resulting audio files into Borderlands. Easier done than said :-)
At the beginning of the video, a loop of around 20 seconds is already running, and with the decay control on Ostinator set to around 60%, each overdub falls away in an old-school tape loop like fashion made famous by Robert Fripp et al, et al, et al, al... al... al...
Signal chain hosted in ToneStack using IAA with added reverb from the T-150 Plate emulation.
Even more apps are going on sale ahead of Black Friday, including some lesser seen app sales like Photophore!
In other commerce news, David Bowie is set to release a new album in January. Ahead of its release comes this 10 minute long music video for Blackstar. As a huge fan of David Bowie, I have to say the first half is demonstrably awful. If you can stomach the first 5 minutes of unibrows, and what appears to be a cross between The Martian and The Goonies, the last half is rewarding when he actually fucking sings.
Gamelan app "Gender for iOS" has always had a confusing name. Gamelan instruments are not especially well known, and here in the West "gender" means something else all together from its Balinese formal name Gender Wayang. They've tried to reduce the confusion by renaming the app Gamelan Gender in an update that also includes IAA transport view.
What's new in Gamelan Gender v2.1.1:
- Inter App Audio transport view added.
- improvements in audio system.
- better timing handling (player in its own thread).
- latest Audiobus and The Amazing Audio Engine frameworks.
- new App Store name: Gamelan Gender.