Vito Biliti has released his first app, a Pocket Talkbox for iPhone and Android.
Pocket Talkbox iTunes Description:
Turn your phone into a musical instrument from the future! Make the synth 'talk' just by holding the speaker to your mouth while you play. Shape the sound with your mouth!
Now you can sound like Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, Frampton and Zapp! The interface is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play, and intuitive enough for a true funk master to get down on. Remember, all musical instruments take some practice. Have fun!
*Note- this app is available for iPad, but for playability, it is recommended for the iPhone.
Jeonghoon95 painstakingly composed Daft Punk's Get Lucky in Mario Paint Composer, a free version of which is available for PC and Mac. While not available for mobile platforms, Mario Paint Composer was originally released on the Super Nintendo so you could theoretically play with it on your iPad using a SNES emulator.
S4 have a new Pro version of Rhythm Composer coming out, as revealed by this tutorial and demo video that was released early. No information about availability is available. The video links over to a non-working iTunes link and a page on their website that is 404. Their custom 404 page literally translates to English as, "Husband, I was rude."
The demo has English captions in the tutorial section, starting around 4 minutes in.
I'm including the iTunes link here, which should work when Apple approves the app. Link is live now!
Rhythm Studio developer Pulse Code Inc. has announced the imminent release of Modular, a genuine modular synth for iOS.
I had a chance to play with it over the weekend and I've been thoroughly impressed. For those of you waiting for a modular synth on iOS, go get Audulus; what the fuck are you waiting for? However if you want a more conventional/skeuomorphic interface at a much cheaper price, you will be pleased with Modular!
The app is freemium, with each additional module costing $1. You can save yourself a bundle of money by purchasing a life-time bundle, which is available for half the price of all the modules combined. This is an excellent deal, because with it you also get all future modules at no additional cost. The app will ship with a bunch of free modules so even if you never pay a cent you can have fun with it. Everything you see in the screenshot to the right was done with free modules.
Some last-minute polishing is going into the app now, before being submitted to Apple for review. In the meantime you can check out this excellent teaser video.
Modular looks, acts, and sounds like a hardware modular synthesizer to give you features that musicians want such as pulse width modulation, oscillator sync, 4 pole ladder filters, and 1v/oct filter tracking. Traditional modular systems are expensive and out of reach for the average artist. Modular is here to bridge that gap and allow everyone the opportunity to use these powerful synthesizers.
Grainproc developer Mayank Sanganeria has released a free circuit bent synth app for iPhone, bent.fm Lite.
bent.fm Lite iTunes Description:
bent.FM LITE is a model of a circuit-bent synthesizer. bentFM allows the user to tweak classic circuit bending modifications like fine and octave-decimated clock bends, and experiment with more esoteric bends. Circuit-bent distortions and algorithmic sequences can be created by (im)proper connections on the bend matrix. Reroute digital serial information through the base chip set (a numerically controlled oscillator) and extra logic gates (NAND and XOR, binary counters), and experience architecture-level bit crushing. For anyone interested in circuit bending, glitch sounds, industrial music, and post-procedural art.