Author: David Wallin

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NodeBeat [iPhone, iPad, oF, Sound]

NodeBeat is a generative music app for the iPhone and iPad in the style of apps like Bloom. In it, gently drifting nodes interact with pulsing triggers producing minimal soundscapes. It offers several options to tailor the parameters of the music generation. The overall experience is very soothing and meditative; background gradients  swirl through prismatic […]

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Reactable Mobile [iPhone, iPad, Sound]

The reactable got it it’s start before the iPhone and iPad brought multitouch to the masses. It began as an experiment into new forms of computer interaction, both for music applications and multi-user, multi-touch applications in general. The first iteration of the Reactable was an installation that featured tangible blocks representing different sound modules that […]

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Circuit Synth [iPhone, Sound]

Circuit Synth is a very simple and fun modular synthesizer for the iPhone. It allows you to hook up to six modules up in any order. The interface is very easy and friendly and even people not familiar with synthesis might have some fun with it and may even learn a thing or two. The […]

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Audiotool [Flash, Sound, WebApp]

Audiotool is a fantastic example of why Adobe Flash is still relevant in a world where many web developers are calling for it’s early demise. Audiotool.com is a fairly complete electronic music studio in web app form. It’s something that would have been impossible just a couple of Flash versions ago, but since Adobe added […]

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Sampletoy [iPhone, Sound]

From the author of Thump comes his latest app Sampletoy. As it’s name would imply, Sampletoy is about having fun with sound. At it’s core, Sampletoy is a simple sampler. It lets you record audio using the iPhone microphone and play it back at different pitches. You can set the loop points for the recording […]

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ProLoop [iPhone, Sound]

ProLoop is an audio loop playing and sound experimentation app from Trapcode. It features a pretty cool looking interface that shows the waveform of each loop as it plays. It can play up to 6 loops and you can mix and pan each independantly. Where ProLoop shines is it’s ability to mangle your loops by […]

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What the iPad Means to Developers [News, iPhone]

Today Apple announced it’s long rumored new product, the iPad. Hype has been reaching epic proportions leading up to the launch, though I would say that the device meets expectations without really offering anything truly groundbreaking in terms of technology. The most surprising part of the announcement was probably the price of the device – […]

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NUI Framework – ObjectiveC Alternatives [iPhone, C++]

iPhone development is red hot right now, with thousands of individual developers and big brands trying to carve out a miniscule piece of the Apple’s rather large pie for themselves. Aside from the profit aspect, there are many creative programmers looking to experiment with a powerful, hand-held, multitouch multitouch device. With it’s advanced features, such […]

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TweakyBeat [iPhone, Sound]

It’s well known that I am a fan of analog drum boxes – especially quirky ones like Tweaky Beat. Tweaky Beat allows you to make loops of analog drum sounds (generated ones, not samples). In terms of functionality, this app gives you just enough. It is monophonic and there are only a few parameters, but […]

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SunVox [iPhone, Sound]

SunVox is a modular sequencing application that has been ported to almost every platform under the sun (sorry, terrible pun). It’s especially targeted to mobile platforms – in addition to working on Windows, Mac and Linux, it also works on PalmOS, Windows Mobile, and now the iPhone. I spent a little time with the iPhone […]

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Star6 [iPhone, Sound]

Star6 is a DJ or perfomance oriented music app that allows you to play loops and control several different effects on said loops. It’s very much geared towards glitchy music since the included effects allow you to slice, chop, stutter, gate, pitch shift, filter, and otherwise destroy your samples. This app gets big points for […]