Archive for September, 2010

Here’s a track I did this weekend using a Kaoscillator and an iPod app called thumbjam.

The Kaoscillator piano and drum patch was fed into audiomulch to produced the distressed warbles and the strings were made with thumbjam.

IMHO it’s the best value music app you can get. The sampled sounds are very good quality and you can get some expressive phrases by tilting and shaking. If you haven’t already got it then download it, you won’t regret it.


The Organ of Corti

This has just won the PRS New Music Award  – congratulations!

Back Wards

I’ve uploaded a new track, this one started off as a recording of my dog playing with a squeaky dog chew toy but then took on a life of it’s own until it became a big ol’ slab of noise.

For something a bit more palatable, I’ve included links to some tracks I like by other users.

Well, the good news is that the iTeleport app is really easy to set up by following the support pages step by step instructions.
It connected first time and bob’s your uncle, there’s my desktop on my iPad. I launched FLStudio. The screen refresh was a little bit laggy but I expected that. I tapped out a pattern, pressed play and…..nothing. The app doesn’t stream audio!
Either I’ve missed something in the set up or the guy in the YouTube video is sitting next to his desktop computer and picking the sound up from that, which is a bit of a swizz.
I suppose you could use the app to control a vst but the lag between your movements and the output would make it a clumsy way of playing. You’d be better off sticking with a midi controller or using a dedicated app which transmits midi or osc.
On a plus side you can run flash on the iPad. I pointed my browser at canabalt but again, the lagginess makes it difficult to play any action games. I was able to play mahjong and card games ok but total war on my iPad is still a pipe dream.
The other selling point of iteleport is that you can access your documents from your pc, but you can do that if you use drop box or google documents.

App Envy

This looks too good to be true but I’m gonna take the bait.

The iPad is running an app called iTeleport which allows you to control your desktop / laptop from your iPad and use any applications on your computer.

I’m not sure what sort of load this puts on the iPad or whether the connection is fast enough to make full use of my music apps, but after this weekend I should be able to let you know whether this is a thumbs up or not. At the very least it should allow me to run flash sites on my iPad 🙂

Talking of Fl Studio, here’s a link to a track I cobbled together with it over the weekend. The drums need work done on them, but I’m pleased by the synth line which was played on a reBirth clone.