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28 April 2011
Apps Aplenty in the store
It was a busy day for whomever was reviewing my apps today - the new versions of Banshee and Enumero were approved, and so was synthcity itself.
Now you can start using all of them with aplomb!
20 April 2011
Banshee has actually been approved and is in the store! Once they get it in the review queue, it's not such a long wait.
Nevertheless, I'd hold off on downloading it - although it kind of works - until 1.0.1 is approved, which I just submitted!
1.0.1 is a lot more robust, and the next version will be even better , whenever that is.
18 April 2011
Nice Reviews of my Apps!
It's so great to get good app reviews!
beautiful interface, great tool
I purchased this app a week ago and have used it for every violin lesson I have taught since. The students are able to place their pitch in the context of the overtones, providing a much better tuning tool than a simple tone given on a metronome. The interface is easy and enjoyable ... my students love playing with it. I have not gotten deeply into the nuances of the various drones ... I've found a few favorites (the evolvers and some simple sine waves) and stayed with them. The included info seems comprehensive and excellent. The application is vastly better than DroneStation, the other tool that seemed like a possible contender.
Only minor piece of feedback is that I spent 30 minutes looking for how to turn the drone ON and was ready to give up and email for technical support ... discovering finally that the only way is to use the overall volume slider. It would be nice and also more intuitive to have a simple on-off button in addition to the volume slider.
Overall, great application for my purposes, and well worth it compared to over $100 for a traditional Indian drone box!!
Thanks Ocean Jasper! I hope you discover that you can tap a slider anywhere and it will jump to where you tap - which is a little like having an on-off button.
The upcoming Droneo has some interesting additions and changes. Droneo , Srutibox and in fact all my apps area available with an educational discount for qualified institutions! see: http://store.apple.com/us-hed/findyourschool
Fantastic drone app
by Golden master
This is a great sounding and feature packed app. I am a just intonation enthusiast and i love the amazing amount of flexibility allowed in specifying intervals and timbres. Very useful and unique. My first app review-- just had to say something about this one.
Thanks Golden Master! I'm happy to see that there are a number of iPhone/iPad apps which are respectful of alternate tuning systems.
How weird are you?
Enumero is just weird. I mean that in the best way. I actively search out weird applications on here all the time, and Enumero certainly fits the bill, snuggling right on in there with the best of 'em. Now, instead of counting in different, oddball manners, you can substitute phonetic speech. Ramp up the interval between "counts," and suddenly you have a device that's speaking in tongues. Switch to Latin. Switch to binary. Swtich to hex. Or radio hex. Switch to toy piano. Lots of options to get your weird on.
Or maybe you just want a counter. It'll do that, too. As for me, I'll stick to the transmissions from another planet.
Turn on. Tune in. Tweak out.
Thanks to McMugwump! Yes, Enumero is wierd! Some of the best fun with it , as mentioned in the Radio Show Interview I point to, is that you can run several apps simultaneously , including Enumero WHILE IT'S COUNTING.
Add your reviews to these, if you please!
08 April 2011
synthicity itself hath been thubmitted
synthicity itself is simplicity itself.
simply start it up and put your fingers on it.
it will immediately start playing.
move your fingers around, the sounds will change pitch and timbre.
there is a simple menu accessed simply by touching the bottom bar.
with it you can change some characteristics of the synthetic voices.
you can clamp the frequencies to a small number of scales.
you can change the starting pitch and number of octaves.
you can change the attack rate. you can change the decay rate.
you can change the slew rate (how fast the synthesizer follows your fingers).
you can add a little delay effect.
were i to add more, it wouldn't be simple any more, would it be?
synthicity itself is fully supported on the iPad in all orientations and on the iphone.
synthicity itself. it's so synthle.
from the developer behind the complicated Tondo, Droneo, SrutiBox and the simple Minute, Enumero, Wind Chimes and Lake Piano.
06 April 2011
I'm close to release my spruced-up synth testbed as a dollar app. synthicity itself is a polyphonic multitouch synth, very simple.
It's sound material is sines, which are duty cycled in the y direction, frequency changes in x. You can change the attack, decay and slew - how fast it follows your fingers.
You can also clamp the frequencies somewhat to a few familiar scales. Very simple. Runs on iPad and iPhone in full resolution.
It's 20 voice polyphonic.