iPhone Beats and Bass, Free This Week, More Fun with Mic Input on iOS

Ah, Mondays. If you’re looking for a way to brighten your work week and you’ve got an iPod touch or iPhone you can drop into your pocket, iOS music and audio developer Pulse Code tells us they’ve made four of its apps free for this week only, through August 8. That includes BtBx [iTunes], a simple and fun drum machine, DB-303, a simulation of the Roland TB-303 bass line synth and a particular favorite of pocket iPhone musicians, as well as a couple of fun toys – a robot tone synth and sound effects maker called Android FX and a …

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Tim Exile Starts Video Blog, Makes Beatbox Light Art with Reaktor

Tim Exile, talented musician, Reaktor guru, and mad genius of interactive live performance, has started a video blog. It’s tough to describe what’s covered in the video, other than to say Tim is starting more or less an open house in his brain, which can only lead to good things. He talks live, music making, and his current plans, including a tasty-sounding open studio series in London. And through the whole thing, he has a Lite-Brite-style visualization he programmed in Reaktor, well beyond what I’ve ever been able to make Reaktor do. It’s clearly more Tim talking directly to fans …

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KORG Brings ElecTribe to iPad: Preview Video

KORG Japan has been embracing mobile platforms even as other traditional music manufacturers do not. First, it was the KORG DS-10, which brought a unique interface for sequencing and synthesis to the Nintendo DS. Now, they have an iPad app, available now on the iTunes Music Store. The iELECTRIBE has a hardware interface, emulated in software, and preset management via a standard iPad-style menu. (It looks like the ESX1 panel layout, but hard-core KORG users can probably tell me more.) The Japanese-language site reveals other features: Oscillator section, with pitch, mod adjustments, selectable oscillator shape (sine/tri/square/saw), mod shape Selectable preset …

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iPhone/Touch Roundup: BtBx Acid Bass, iDrum Workflow and Babies, OpenSoundControl App

It’s iPhones being used by cute babies! And if that doesn’t sum up the ways in which Apple’s mobile is divisive, I don’t know what does. It’s time for our Monday round-up of the latest from the Apple iStuff world. I’ve never been an advocate of the iPhone and iPod touch; the idea is to cover all digital music platforms on CDM, and as regular readers know, I have no love of Apple’s strict NDA and restrictive developer policies. But I did find this reader comment by PLP amusing: I was getting annoyed with the amount of iphone info on …

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Powerful Free Reverb, and This Week in Free Plug-in Stuff

  Plugging stuff together is fun. By jurvetson. There’s a disturbing amount of free sound-making stuff out there, enough to clutter up your VST folder and make you forget where you put that multi-tap delay you wanted. It’s a beautiful thing. So, as a regular, erm, public service, I’ll be semi-regularly rounding up some of the free instruments and effects appearing around the Interwebs. This week: a brilliantly deep reverb, plus everything from a beat box (as in human beat box) to a motorcycle simulator.

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