KORG have taken an unusual step, following announced school and business closures all over the world. While everyone is stuck inside you can play with Kaossilator on iOS and Android, for free!
Thank you to Jakob Haq and burnalot for pointing this out!
Update: And Moog just made Model D free as well! Thanks, Bob and Belibat! Thanks to animalelder for pointing out that iOptigan is also on sale.
On a personal note, I'm really happy to see these developers offering their apps like this. Right now it feels like most companies are just trying to induce more panic buying. I was planning on making a cynical post today trying to sell people bidets on Amazon to deal with the toilet paper shortage, but now I'm a lot less cynical!
Monday Update: The iPhone version of SynthMaster One is now free! Les Productions Zvon is getting in on the giving, by making one of his sound packs free. The If You Think This Is Weird set includes a bunch of original trumpet samples available in WAV, SoundFont, and Native Instruments Kontakt.
Sunday Update: Reader eVr pointed out that abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is free. I have never heard of this app before, but it's another classic experimental app from the developer of konsonant. Here's a demo!
for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad: http:/apps.piringer.net/abcdefg
Create and control tiny sound-creatures in the shape of letters that react to gravity or each other and generate rhythms and soundscapes. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz blends biology, physics, chemistry and art to create a unique and dynamic sound ecology.
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is a sound toy, a performance tool and an art work in its own right. You can play with the letter-creatures and watch and listen how they interact with each other or use them to produce soundscapes like you would with an electronic musical instrument.
This app is the result of jörg piringer's ongoing research of vocal sounds and their relation to dynamic typography in the form of performance, video and software art.
--- honorary mention prix ars electronica 2010 digital musics and sound art ---
--- honorary mention prix ars FILE PRIX LUX 2010 digital language ---
--- content award vienna 2010 mobile app ---