Sunday, May 31, 2009

What makes music sound "good?" by Dimitri Tymoczko

Very educational and recomended
Dimitri Tymoczko explaining Music

Innocencer synth for iphone from Japan

- it is poymophic synthesizer with visual effects application.
- It has keyboard and chord playing mode and "Air Play" (auto play mode by standard MIDI format 0 file) which is intresting but not sure how it works
-This effects and instruments concept is inspired from Inncence 3D PV filme list of development items.
-I was intrested in chord play concept which ( on the japanese site) linked me to chord geometrics
(check Chopin movie)
-chords in this mode of play are well organised in a logic harmonic relationship, its really fun to play

Innocencer from japanese site:
- things to do:
Cm-5 and non implementation of the Chord
Review of the modifier keys placed code (Now changed 2009/01/27)
Add a set of envelope functions (Completed 2009/01/19)
Modulator output to provide an envelope?
Consider the correspondence between sounds and effects and
Effects of high-volume LFO (vibrato)
Improve the sound settings screen
Ability to store sound settings
Operator selection of the algorithm
Icons, creating a start-up screen
Resource (string / message) and the Japanese
The addressee's (MIDI) files from the network load
Beta release prepared by the Ad Hoc

very very intresting indeed :)

Calm Nights - short comic story (3nd page)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer Glau and I found the Reason by Cat Power

Beautiful song that is...

icomposer - pitch to midi sequencer for iphone

"iComposer is a powerful music creating tool for iPhone. It can record what you are humming and transcribe your humming melody into music notes on five line staff. It also provide you with 130+ instruments to playback the music you wrote down.
iComposer helps you catching your music inspiration with revolutionary key features:
1. Record what you are humming and transcribe the melody to five line staff, just try your music idea with surprise!
2. Playback your masterpiece with 130+ different instruments, including piano, organ, drum set, strings, guitars, reed, brass… all in one!!
3. Edit music score with multi-touched staff editor!
4. Compose up to 8 voice parts simultaneously supported by multi-tracks editing and mixing, you can compose a symphony if you will!
iComposer also provides you with dozens of features to make your music creating a happy experience, including project-based score managements,[ exporting your music]* as midi file and compressed audio file, key signature and time signature setting and more!
Try it and write your original music anytime anywhere!
* iComposer doesn’t support to copy exported files to PC or internet for now, so if you need to grab exported files out, you have to use 3rd party file finder app to find those files and download them from iPhone."


Monday, May 25, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

KOENJI TECHNO GIRL in Tokyo presents:


via matrixsynth

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

"the book opens with a middle-aged man who is struck by lightening. He isn’t badly hurt, but since the accident, he’s been obsessed with the urge to play the piano. He’s never really played before or had an interest in music, but suddenly he’s up all night composing and trying to get better. Why has this happened? Why is unaffected except for this urge, which takes over his life? Brain scans show that his left frontal lobe has been damaged and Sacks hypothesizes that the left hemisphere of the brain might actually inhibit the more creative and musical right side of the brain. Left brain damage might lead to more “freedom” in the right brain."
from Sarah's review

Freedom we have because we have music

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Piano Sharp for iphone

It features a new innovative way to pre-record up to three different parts of your song separately (with adjustable velocity) and then play/loop them while recording the main song.
Record your songs in MIDI format then export to your computer for external editing/playing with your preferred audio application
Taking advantage of accelerometer features, the piano keyboard will scroll automatically just by tilting your iPhone/iPod Touch left or right.

These features makes Piano Sharp special in comparsion with other piano appz

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

GravSynth iPhone Improvise With Gravity


Musical performance via easy-to-use touch pad (including pitch and volume control).
Arpeggiator controlled by varying combinations of gravity (tilt) and an eight pad touch panel.
Phrase speed controlled by horizontally tilt.
Keyboard with 12 different musical keys to choose from.
Rhythm synchronization via TapTempo.
Analog synthesizer

Any thoughts about it?

via synthtopia

Tonepad another free tenori-on like app for iphone

whats fresh about this one is that u can flip, rotate, shift and shuffle patterns which allows to play in random mode

"TonePad is the easiest and most fun way to make music.
Discover the inner musician in you.
Create songs by simply touching the screen and seeing notes light up.
Share your unique creations with friends.

If you like Andre Michelle's ToneMatrix or the Tenori-On, then you will absolutely love this app.

TonePad features a clean minimalist user interface with a full 16x16 matrix.
The sound quality remains excellent regardless of how many notes are playing at the same time.

You can save an unlimited number of songs.
The current song is also saved automatically on exit.

Sharing your musical creations couldn't be simpler.
You simply press the Upload button and give your friend the song code.
Your friend then downloads the song directly into TonePad by pressing the Download button and entering that code."

Monday, May 18, 2009

8 bitone Retro Synth and Sequencer on iphone looks sexy

sexy looking app from YUDO.
An 8bit synth and sequencer will be sold from June 2009.
Something for low fi music, they are reading my mind as i always wanted to have commodore 64 atari like synths on iphone.


★ Synthesizer
1 oscillator or LowBitNoise.
HiSpeed Arpeggiator

★ Sequencer Edit
With Truck manager on Sequencer screen, Composing is easy with Piano Roll format.
In addition, Voice Change is equipped to produce different Voices in the song.
4 trucks are the maximum limit.

★ Voice Edit
The nostalgic sounds can be created here by turing knobs and operating sliders on Synthesizer screen.
In 8Bitone, a group of values which are set on the Synthesizer screen is called “VOICE”.
Each one song can contains up to 128 Voices.
In addition, playing with keyboard on the bottom of the screen can be enjoyable too.
Move the wheel to control the Pitch.

★ Edit Controller
Edit Controller on the screen right side will show 3 types of monitor.
Selection is operated by touching each of the monitor`s name.

★ Transcontroller
PLAY, STOP, COPY, PASTE, DELETE function for songs are performed in the Transcontroller.
In 8Bitone, Transcontroller will be turned on with TCR button of the screen upper part.

★ Recording
CD monoral qualitity (..wav files) can be recorded here,
However, the CD quality may not have much meaning for those electric sounds.

★ PC Sync
The recorded datas can be sent to personal computers on the same WiFi network.
They are downloadable from the WEB browser of desktop and laptop also.
You can listen by iPod and use them for beep sounds on iPhones etc."

via palm-sound

Sunday, May 17, 2009

iphone isyn update records audio/midi

allows to record audio and midi and download recording to computer via WIFI
and you've got arpeggio and swing and help file
Nice :)

My Girls by Animal Collective

Beautiful they remind me of Yes

Saturday, May 16, 2009


SPACEINVADERS by =Surround on deviantART

Kapitan (Captain) Nemo and synths and babe (updated) ;)

Captian Nemo singing about "yours Lorelei" and playing vintage synths
but babe is not vintage ;)

idaft update with beat and voice tones switch

better with different voice tone switches
and stronger with the orginal beat!

Ocean of Sound by David Toop

"Sitting quietly in never-never land, I am listening to summer fleas jump off my small female cat on to the polished wood floor..." David Toop

Highly recommended lecture to all sound freaks,
not an easy lecture though
but gives hope and moves u to the next level of art of listening, hearing and feeling the sound that lingers around u

thank u

Friday, May 15, 2009

Audioboo vs Calabarock

"Calabarock (App Store link) is a free internet-enabled multi-track audio recorder for the iPhone.
When you create a track in Calabarock, it’s available almost instantly in MP3 format on for others to hear.
The new track is also available instantly for other musicians to play on top of, just as if you were in the studio laying down one track at a time on a multi-track recorder.
If you’ve used Calabarock, leave a comment with your thoughts!
NOTE: 3G network access is great for browsing and listening to Calabarock tracks, but WiFi access is recommended (for speed purposes) when recording.

AudioBoo, the audio blogging platform and iPhone app that was launched in private beta in January, is now freely available at the App Store. It’s one of 4iP’s first investments - backing Best Before Media’s development of AudioBoo, which lets users create and tag recordings which in effect produce a map of the world tagged with evocative sounds of each place.

Knocking about the site, you can learn about White Day in Japan, listen to a German practising his guitar chords or any number of ‘boos’ that are the AudioBoo equivalent of “Testing, 1, 2, 3…” - and even those are surprisingly addictive."

We all Citizens of planet Earth have a deep need to be noticed
Lets hope that somebody would listen....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scanner Darkly, Thom Yorke

"What will grow crooked, you can't make straight
It's the price that you gotta pay
Do yourself a favour and pack your bags
Buy a ticket and get on the train
Buy a ticket and get on the train

Cause this is fucked up, fucked up
Cause this is fucked up, fucked up"

my comments to Palm Sounds subject: Apple and the idea of casual music making

maybe its like three things:
1. apple the company and famous mac and all the buzz about iphone
2. for sure its apple store and the idea that iphone is not phone at first place, but appz heaven
3. multitouch interface - much more easier than traditional small lcd screen, ugly buttons devices

Propellerheads Record preview

Saturday, May 9, 2009

God Help The Girl - an introduction

Symphonic Rock


isyn update soon

"The first update is nearing completion, and it will have at least audio/midi recording and swing...


May 6, 2009 "

Jasuto examples, Jasuto update news

Jasuto is just great,
modular synth on iphone with VST, AU version.
Just cant beleve it, amazing...

And here sth for those who cant wait, taken from Jasuto forum:

"Re: Jasuto update
by hemicube on Fri May 08, 2009 7:46 am

Well I can't really give an exact date even if I wanted to, predicting software release dates is really best left to philosophy majors.

I can say that things are shaping up nicely and hopefully by the end of the month there should be something testable.

Also even before that I'm likely going to release an update that will include the band-limited oscillators, some minor graphics fixes, and iPhone 2.0 OS compatibility."

nice just crossing fingers

iphone love

Thursday, May 7, 2009

On the other side of glass

so ...

even on the other side of glass.

Hauschka - Morgenrot

Hauschka - Morgenrot from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

via hiddenplace

SoundMatrix for free

"SoundMatrix is a 16 note sine wave sequencer. There is also a two track drum kit to bring your compositions to life.

Tap on the display to add notes to the seqence. For Best results add individual notes gradually to build your composition. Tap undo remove the last notes added or clear to start again. To save a composition use the email button to send it to yourself for posterity.

If you name your composition it can also be uploaded to the public gallery for rating. If you have any problems or suggestions for improvements you can contact me using the email on the support page."

Beautiful and free, problably the winner for now...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Melodica iphone is out. Tenori-on-like appz are growing in number

Melodica form CandyCane is 16 a note seq one octave scale

"Tired of waiting for a proper tonematrix/tenori-on on the iPhone? The wait is over...the long waited and most hyped music app that lets anyone compose brilliant music compositions (even those who think that they aren't musically talented) is now available!

Melodica is a revolutionary music application that mixes lights and sounds in a unique way, allowing anyone to compose music intuitively creating amazing visual effects just with the tips of your fingers.

With Melodica everyone can make music, and when we say everyone, we mean it! We believe that simplicity is beautiful, and you will too as soon as you start to play with Melodica!
If you like Bloom, Ocarina, Leaf Trombone, Pocket Guitar you will love Melodica.
Melodica comes from the makers of Fuzzle and it is inspired on the Tenori-on and on Tone Matrix made by Andre Michelle.
Try the amazing Tone Matrix at: to really hear what Melodica is all about!"

Its fun now
and I could do with more iphones and on each different tenorion app and different pattern playing :)

Whoses gonna be a winner ??
Its all on u guys and your updates
I gues paksound had a lot of features but melodica and toneboard have this tenorion tonematrix feeling. Nice.

Monday, May 4, 2009

MiniMusic finally on iPhone with Pianofly

They are promising more software to come....
Just imagine this little oldskool beauties on iphone :)

and all pimped-up like pianofly

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Aurora borealis

SOLSTORM - Auroras in Norway from Terje Nesthus on Vimeo.

"This is the culmination of many, many hours of timelapsing the auroras this winter. I used two DSLR’s, a Canon 350D and a 40D, and they took probably like 40-50 000 pictures, that I later edited and made into movies. It was a constant struggle against wind, snow and cold. I could not always place the cameras where I wanted to because of wind. That is why you see some fences, because I had to place the camera behind buildings so it wouldnt fall. It took me about 1.5 hour to make 10 seconds of film, mostly taking long exposures at 10 or 13 sec.

The aurora season this year was not very active but Im glad I atleast got these shots.

The music is licenced by Jamendo, the artist is called Galdson and the nice song is named Merlaska."

by Terje Nesthus, via hiddenplace via

Saturday, May 2, 2009

ToneBoard on iphone

"ToneBoard is a fun application which is composed by a 16x10 tone matrix. I got this idea by the real world product "Yamaha TENORI-ON", which is fantastic!! However that product cost around 800 euro."

I tried its app and to me its a lite version of André’s ToneMatrix its fun to use and at last has a feeling of tenorion. But we really need more features to consider it as a music tool and not only a toy, so please maybe this one is going to get a major update in the future...

"More exiting features are coming soon, grab one before the price rise!!"

Friday, May 1, 2009


Julius Grimm (1842-1906) Mond (Moon) 1888, oil on canvas, 53 x 53 in. (including the original gilt-composition frame) (Photo: Business Wire)