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Fundamental by sonicLAB

sonicLAB have released an iOS port of Hainbach's Fundamental! The app gets down to the fundamentals of synthesis by recreating a vintage vacuum tube oscillator. They've added to the design with modulation and a lot of general weirdness!

Note that this is from the YouTuber HAINBACH, but has no relation to the long-running YouTube series Sonic LAB by Sonic State. Also a big thanks to iOSTRAKON for emailing to remind me about this! It was lost in the database confusion over the weekend.

Fundamental

Fundamental is a sound synthesis software tool combining the different roots of electronic music history. Its wave engine is a faithful sonic recreation of a vintage Rohde&Schwartz vacuum tube oscillator ( having been widely used at WDR by Stockhausen )

Fundamental leaves behind the limitations of the original device by proposing complex modulation possibilities, stochastic distributions addressing the sonic parameters like frequency , gain, stereo panning etc. in continuum, which has not been applicable until now.

Whether you play live electronics, compose for media or just insterested in early electronic music...

The Fundamental software presents you 8 instances of this vintage sine wave generator with all the artifacts and richness of a vintage equipment. That combination is we believe something you should experience.

Some of the features : ( iOS standalone and AUv3 )

- unique polymorphing wavetable synthesis without any compromise in data content and precision.

- 4 dynamic wavetables being rendered for each voice to represent infinitesimal steps of frequency and gain combinations between 1HZ – 3800Hz of the original vacuum tube oscillator.

- 8 simultaneous voices each with custom freq, gain, boost, panning and modulation settings.

- Custom or harmonic frequency distribution of voices with variable spread ratio and tuning table.

- 4 independent stochastic modulations for each voice (32 in total) addressing all parameters with various continuous, discrete distributions and also standard waveforms.

- Full MPE support with various configuration possibilites.

- Independent Attack / Release envelopes for each voice with various modes, AR times can be set to degrees of randomness.

- Vintage oscillator or pure sine wave mode.

Direct Link for manual : https://www.sonic-lab.com/Fundamental/Fundamental_manual.pdf

Recommended iPAD model : A10 processor or higher.

Oh Vennila (Kadhal Desam / Prema Desam)

Navneeth Sundar was joined by Abinandan David on guitar for this cover of Oh Vennila. Navneeth is using the Saarangi inside of SWAM violin, which is being controlled by GeoShred.

Video Description:

A soulful cover on the iPad of "Oh Vennila" song of A R Rahman, from the Tamil film "Kadhal Desam" (Prema Desam in Telugu). Played using Geoshred app & iPad Saarangi sound from SWAM violin. Edited using Lumafusion app.

iPad - Navneeth Sundar
Guitar - Abinandan David

Navneeth Sundar social links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/navneethsund...
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/navneethsun...
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/navneethsundar
Website: https://www.navneethsundar.in

Freebies to Restore Your Faith in Humanity!

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!

Video Description

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 ---

AR Rahman - Dil Se Re x Satarangi Re (GeoShred Cover)

There have been several AR Rahman covers featured here, but ER Muziko has a nicely modern take.

Video Description:

a cover song of dil se re and satarangi re on geoshred
roli noise app and blocks
for more video updates follow
https://www.instagram.com/ebi__raj/

Broken Place AR by Anthony Burchell

Anthony Burchell released Broken Place AR, an augmented reality app that lets you surround yourself with virtual gear. This looks like it may be a bit rudimentary for readers here, but I wanted to highlight its potential. Pokemon Go got a whole lot of people who didn't play Pokemon to start playing Pokemon. An app like Broken Place may spark a generation's interest in music making, and starting them off on mobile devices!

Broken Place AR App Store Description:

Broken Place AR is an augmented reality music app. Surround yourself in synthesizer and groove box interfaces using your phone as a window into the virtual music space. Broken Place AR brings a new and exciting way to interact with music. Sound manipulation is generative making every experience unique. Even the slightest user input wildly randomizes the groove of sound on every interaction. iOS devices iPhone 6s or newer.

The music interface mechanics have been designed with great care to ensure that only one hand is needed to play. With a click/hold/rotate gesture, users are able to manipulate music parameters mapped to the sound patch. Many more improvements in this pursuit will be released as time goes on.

Version 1.0 brings 2 song patches. Many more are in the works, so stay tuned for updates!
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