...just a quick jam with my portable music instruments ;-)
Teenage Engineering OP-1, iPad iDensity and iPhone Xynthesizr.
Video shot with a Canon EOS-M camera and audio recorded on Roland pocket digital recorder R-05.
Echo Pad developer Holderness Media has released their second effects app, Swoopster! A whole suite of effects for $3!
Swoopster iTunes Description:
Swoopster is a wild, fuzzed out Flanger/Vibrato effect designed for Audiobus and Inter-app audio.
Process synths, drum machines and hundreds of other apps by connecting through Audiobus. Use Swoopster as an effect inside Garageband, Auria, Cubasis, and AudioShare using Audiobus or Inter-app audio.
Swoopster features two distinct modes:
PERFORM mode is focused around four XY touch pads. Touch to control flanger speed, manual, feedback and fuzz amount independently for left and right channels.
TWEAK mode features large expressive sliders and additional effect parameters, allowing you to fine tune your sound.
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later
- iPad Mini/iPad 2 or newer
- Audiobus compatible (Effect,Input and Output)
- Inter-App audio compatible (effect node)
- compatible with USB audio interfaces
- stereo Fuzz, Flange and Vibrato effect processor
- versatile flanger capable of sounds ranging from smooth phasey flange to wildly distorted, pitch shifted madness
- flanger with positive and negative feedback
- independent left and right channel effects engines can be controlled separately or linked
- Audiobus compatible (supports all 3 slots)
- Inter-App Audio compatible (effect node)
- true stereo input and effects processing
- several output style options including normal stereo, wide stereo, and sum to mono
I had a chance to play with this prior to release and was really impressed with the interface. It is a clean flat design that manages to avoid being boring. It looks fun to touch and the results of touching are always pleasantly thick on the music you're feeding the app.
To hear what that sounds like you should check out this tutorial that fully explores the app's features!
New Wave Presets has launched with a whole lot of presets for both WaveGenerator and Magellan.
An impressive number of presets are available, with each pack offering many presets.
There are a couple of free demo packs for both of the synth apps, along with Soundcloud demos of everything on the site. Here is a short, but impressive, one for the Magellan Chiptunepack.
At $5 each, there are 2 Megallan MegaPack's with 128 presets, plus the 100 in the Chiptunepack also for $5. For PPG WaveGenerator there are 50 presets in the $2.50 SoundWaves pack. You can find them all at the New Wave Presets site.
thesoundtestroom's latest video demonstrates the process of tuning wine glasses with Teüna, followed by a performance on the then tuned wine glasses. Maybe I'm losing my mind after eating turkey left-overs for the last 5 days, but I was entertained by this.
efectism has a new Audiobus Jam; this time with Thor, ThumbJam, and DrumJam recorded in Loopy.