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Werkbench update

The innovative sampler-sequencer, Werkbench, now has the ability to set custom tunings and scales. Developer, Bolasol, has put together a nice demo of that in action!

Reader Richarius has done a whole song in it! I was quite impressed with it, so I'm including that here as well.

Buy WerkBench on iTunes: $6.99

Reader Comments 6

Man - I've already been blown away by Werkbench in it's current version! But adding a scale determining modifier to it as well? Whether static notes OR percussion, that is going to be a totallicalliaplee phnomnuhl additional! :D

Wonder if the ol' timer's adding anything else to it? :D

Can't friggin' wait! :D

That together with Impaktion? Guhhhhhhhh. :o (bow to the geniuses ... bow to the geniuses ... ) Lol.

Thank you greatly for posting my little 6 hrs. long ditty! With all of the reverb on the 2 Werkbench live recordings it's hard to make out the sound details in it but herpaps ... it can help to give a further clue as to it's possibilities ... as they were ear-visioned from this ol' gaffer here? ;)

June 15, 2012  | person_outline Richarius

Brilliant addition to the small V1.03 upgrade! Abusitively phantabulii! :D (Got it already, of course. ;) )

June 15, 2012  | person_outline Richarius

I think you mean 6 minutes... 6 hours would gobble up a lot of precious SoundCloud space!

It's a good piece, and you're right it, definitely shows the possibilities. Even with all the reverb!

(For reference: I'm just your average composer; synth. programmer; modular synthesizer designer and builder (inventer of the Liquid HiHat). I have what I think to be, an idea every now and then. ;) Lol. So I thought I'd type a couple of them out, here.)

I don't know what the future holds for WerkBench, but I'm looking forward to it! :D

For the moment, things I'd love to have it capable of:

- a larger amount of patterns available for each side, at the same time
- the ability to create a 'song'; a sequence of certain patterns on each side
- adjustable # of beats for each side per pattern
- a different delay time for each side per pattern
- a different envelope generator for each beat on each side per pattern
- sample import ability; assignable to any beat
- ability to send MIDI timing and note information
- background audio along with external MIDI sync

For the moment, I have no troubles at all, playing WerkBench into my audio sampling MIDI sequencer (Reaper). This allows me to compose along with the patterns that I've created in WerkBench. It would be nice to have WerkBench work at the same time in my iPad 3 along with other applications, so that I'm not tied to my studio for composing.

I can't wait to see what upgrades are coming! :D Great work on WerkBench Karl! :D

June 16, 2012  | person_outline Richarius

Must agree with the crowd, this app is so much fun, a brilliant concept.

Thank you for the good work mr. Developer!

Yak Nepper

June 17, 2012  | person_outline Yak Nepper

I downloaded it a couple nights ago. It's fun, which I is what matters I guess. Still, I can't find the ability to chain patterns together. The demo video and SoundCloud track is quite impressive to me. One aesthetic complaint I have is that the 'wood' motif isn't very inspiring to me; I wish it had a more high-tech look. But still, it's a pretty clean interface which I appreciate.

June 18, 2012  | person_outline Chris

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