Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Insomia by Nerd Revolt

Nerd Revolt: "Insomnia" from Nerd Revolt on Vimeo.

"-  Up all night, can't sleep...
"-  Me neither...jam? "

Etude for iPhone and then for iPad

Etude is sheet music on steroids. Etude will quickly become an indispensable tool for adding new songs to your repertoire. Choose from hundreds (and soon to be thousands) of songs, hear and see how they should be played, and learn them yourself. 

Discover and download sheet music instantly from Etude’s in-app store, where you’ll find hundreds of well known songs (all of which are free right now). Scroll through real sheet music, hear it, and even see where to place your fingers on the keyboard as the notes scroll by at your desired speed.

* Displays authentic, beautifully-engraved sheet music reformatted for optimal viewing on your mobile device
* Graphical piano keyboard reveals which keys to press at each point
* Built-in MIDI music synthesizer lets you listen at any speed you'd like
* Customizable settings let you fine-tune how Etude shows and plays back music
* Access hundreds of songs of all genres and styles and download them instantly to your personal library to play as often as you like.
* Search or browse by composer, style, staff picks, or most popular
* All music in the store right now is FREE. In the future, we'll be working with publishers to bring you premium tracks from current artists.
* Social networking features let you share the music you're learning with your friends via Facebook and Twitter.
* View in depth metadata about music, including composer, arranger, year published, and links to further reading on sites like Wikipedia.
* Connects with the iTunes Music Store to point you at professional performances of the piece you're trying to master

Etude will cost $2.99 for a one week introductory special. After that, it will cost $9.99. 
The company also said that Etude for iPad is already in development.

Reason for iPad - Too good to be true?

According to the latest CM magazine as they spoke to Propelerhead CEO Ernst Nathorst-Boos there might be a possibility they are going to develope iPad version of Reason as "iPad is at least as powerful computer as the ones we started making software for back in 90s. And that's pretty exicting!"
( iPad -1GHz Apple A4 processor )

So gimme a Reason for not buying iPad then....

 CM also spoke to some iPhone/iPod music app developers and in the nearest future we should expect not only iPad version of bleep!Box but also technoBox ( they have already a prototype ) and iSyn !

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Japanese Smash Girls - iphone app

You shake your iphone to see rocker-ish Japanes girls smashing SMASH guitars

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Winter with Chopin

The Chopin year
my car
reel director
its now so damn easy with technology
its not so easy to play Chopin musically though
I wonder what would he think of aphex twin or autechre

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hexagonal Keyboard theory and practice

I found Hex Keys very educational. Always wanted to try hexagonal keyboard. This little iphone app can really give you an idea and feeling what it is all about. Very educational.
Of course i hope for ipad vesrion as on iphone u can not really have full potential of hexagonal table.
And pls midi support so i could play with my favorite sampler/synth plugins on the computer.
Here are some info taken from a great midi controller site Axis -64 pro  which after trying this app I am considering buying ( or wait for ipad and Hex Keys pro)
tutorial videos:
great chord calculator:

Hex Keys Hexagonal Keyboard for iPhone

Hex Keys is musical keyboard which has substantial 98 keys! -play a chord with one finger -adjustable key layout, comfortable transposition http://www.denryokulabel.com

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Blade Runner - Tears in Rain (in LEGO)

Blade Runner - Tears in Rain (in LEGO) from Zach Macias on Vimeo.

MIMEO life from Poland

MIMEO from Wojakowski on Vimeo.

A concert of MIMEO that happend in Kościół pod wezwaniem Niepokalanego Poczęcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wigry, Poland on 14th November 2009. Recorded with Sony PCR 4E, Shure FP32 and AKG D900. Big thanks to Fundacja 4.99. For more info please visit polwysepnowejmuzyki.pl/231/230/Mimeo