MIDIWriter developer, Masayuki Akamatsu, has put out a very polished video showing it off! I mentioned this new app last week, and I'm excited to see it in action. For $1 this app will turn your Bluetooth keyboard into a wireless CoreMIDI/VirtualMIDI keyboard.
In support of Apptic's Lattice, a "bi-dimensional piano" app, the developer is doing a music theory video series. Learning any theory is boring and laborious, but Intervals are something every musician really needs to know. When you understand how notes relate to one another, you can easily build new melodies. Scales and chords are all well and good, but in the land of monophonic synths Intervals are King.
Like the other videos in this series, the Intervals lesson is very short and to the point. Finding the right balance between brevity and details is tricky with video tutorials. I'm not sure if he nailed it here, but at a minute and a half it certainly won't waste your time.
This series has just started, so we'll see how it builds from here. I'll be keeping an eye on it. You can find the other 3 lessons on the Play Lattice YouTube channel.
Rheyne posted another great ambient jam video. The music is sounding really nice, but I love his light show!
Details from the video: NodeBeat's generators are sending MIDI notes to a DSI MoPho, two separate instances of NI's Massive (one polyphonic and one monophonic) and NI's Kontakt. Filters, delays, and reverb in Ableton Live are controlled by Lemur on a 2nd iPad, and Moog's Animoog is running on a third iPad. iKaossilator is running on an iPhone 4, providing some chord stabs. NodeBeat's tempo is set to 60bpm, and iKaossilator is set to 120bpm. Ableton's tempo is also set to 120bpm to keep the delays in sync. Nothing was pre-sequenced or pre-recorded for this jam.
Nakanosyun put together a short video on how iKaossilator can be used to generate loops for GlitchBreaks. Using slight variations in his patterns he comes up some up with varied beats for glitching and breaking. It is a little rough, but I think he gets the point across!
In addition to iKaossilator, both iMS-20 and iElectribe are on sale until May 7th! This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to follow my Everyone Can Play Music series, which features iMS-20 from Lesson #6 and on.