August 20, 2009

Randgrid – electronic music studio for the iPhone

Posted in Music, Personal Projects, Uncategorized tagged , , at 10:18 pm by Brown Boots

Thanks to the iPhone I’ve been producing a lot of music that hopefully I will turn into complete recordings soon. Right now my favorite program to use on the iPhone is Randgrid. Randgrid is a great sequencing app with with a few different drumsets and two synthesizers. Right now I’m pretty much using Randgrid exclusively for any sort of music production. It’s amazing to work out ideas on and the two synthesizers are perfect for the type of music I’ve been working on lately. The video below shows what Randgrid can do in terms of sequencing/synthesis. Hopefully soon I’ll be posting some of my own projects in Randgrid.


July 20, 2009

Bebot – Amazing synth for the iPhone

Posted in Music tagged , , at 11:15 pm by Brown Boots

Lately I’ve been telling people about the huge potential of the iPhone as a musical instrument. I’ve been going through numerous music apps in Apple’s App store, playing around with different programs trying to find something that is actually usable as an instrument. Surprisingly, the cutest app ended up being the most amazing. Bebot by Normalware is an amazing sounding and completely playable synth on the iPhone. It’s hard to believe a program like this exists in the App store, as most of the other apps I’ve tried out have very limited use in actual music applications. I highly recommend checking this one out. At the very least you get a touchscreen theremin.

The below video shows Bebot in detail, but if you want to get straight to the point and see it used as an actual instrument, go to 8:45.