Reader Ryan Gorsuch sent me a surprisingly good limerick and news of his work in designing sounds for an upcoming game Coz, for the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality goggles. Ryan is using only his iPad for designing all of the sound assets in the game!
This is pretty incredible. Usually game sound designers use all kinds of weird shit, but Ryan's results from using music apps are, well, musical! Hear for yourself in this demo; with effects produced in Grain Science and Magellan.
Cryomanic shared an epic 25 minute Synth Pop romp. Here he's using 2 Elektron Analog Fours, Elektron Machinedrum, and a Korg Kaossilator Pro, but most of the noodling actually comes from his iPad running Magellan!
More live impros on my evolving OTB (outside the box) setup - leading to an impro album this year called Sequentations.
This time a simple Am tune with surrounding build and bridging expositions. Analog Four sound & sequences done an hour or so before the recording and machine drum pattern also. This was done at half tempo to get a longer four bar chord progression feel, but it looses those semi quavers!
This piece is structured around some ground up sounds and pre-built sequences in the A4 just before the jam and a mix of solos on Kaoss and iPad. This piece is attempting to be a little more popular dance orientated but falls between stools methinks, but I like the overall structures and how the 8 sequences gel on the A4.
The International Music Channel on YouTube shared this well produced cover of Losing My Religion. In addition to a great camera angle for viewing the action, they do some clever editing with the audio so it starts off with the camera mic and then switches to the app's own internal recording.
Algoriddim's video remix app, Vjay, just went on sale for free! Thanks to reader @GetOfaMahLawn for this news!
Here's a fun introduction to the app. Masta Hanksta talks about Vjay, while scratching up himself inside of Vjay. So meta!