Fingerlab, developers of DM1 and many other apps, released SK-51! This lo-fi keyboard app is inpired by the Casio SK-1 and SK-5. The iTunes description is amusingly schizophrenic as they talk about their painstaking attempts to recreate shitty lo-fi samples.
They've even included samples from the Casio VL-Tone! You get a lot of features in the free version, but for just $3 you can unlock 19 instruments and the built-in effects. MIDI and Audiobus are included in the free version.
SK-51 iTunes Description:
SK-51 is an all-in-one keyboard inspired by the Casio SK-1 (and his brother the SK-5), a 8-bit lo-fi keyboard from the 80’s, with sampling features and onboard drum machine.
Called the poor man's sampler at the time, this keyboard was a real instrument and has been used by many major artists such as Fatboy Slim, Portishead, Autechre and Nine Inch Nails.
As some of us at Fingerlab compose their first songs with it when they were kids in the eighties, we wanted to bring back to you this particular feeling from the past, so we created the SK-51.
We recorded all the instruments and drums notes, one by one with a professional audio quality (16bit/44KHz), we recreated the sampling features, and we transcribed all the demo drums patterns.
We also added the sounds from the Casio VL-Tone, a keyboard older than the SK-1 but nevertheless famous.
With its nice and true to life interface, many instruments (Trumpet, Flute, Piano, Vibraphone, …), 4 sampling slot and many drums patterns and sounds, the SK-51 is versatile and fun music tools.
Record your voice, start the drum box, play a chord and you got it!
Free version features:
- 3 instruments (Flute I, Piano I, Trumpet)
- 7 drums kit
- 4 sampling slot
- 3 demo drums patterns
- Full Mixer
- Midi support
- AudioBus & Inter-App Audio support
- Ableton Live support
IAP Full version features:
- 19 instruments (including Brass Ensemble, Vibraphone, Chorus and many more…)
- 7 drums kit
- 21 demo drums patterns
- 3 FX: Phaser, Delay & Reverb
- Live Recording
Soon coming: more instruments, more Fx and new features!
Mitch from TheAudioDabbler got some stunning sounds out of SpaceCraft routed through apeMatrix!
Messing around with Spacecraft inside of Apematrix this morning. Some pretty crazy effects routing to achieve this. Let me know in the comments below if you would like me to break this sound down to it's root elements.
YouTuber starts.with.noise has got a whole bunch of gear on this jam, with Kauldron on an iPad.
I was playing around with my MPC Live, getting to know the different mute functions, and decided to finally record something that I had made with it.
The MPC Live is controlling all the other gear. It is sending midi clock and notes on Midi Channel A to the Circuit, Mono Station, and Digitakt. It is also sending Midi on Channel B to the iPad using a Bluetooth adapter.
iPad is running Kauldron, which is a pretty great synth app.
Everything was going through a sound craft mixer, and the headphone out was going to a TASCAM digital recorded. No post processing, just some editing in FinalCut to get rid of some extra parts that made the track way too long.