Music Technology

Viktor NV1- Free HTML5 Synthesizer

Viktor NV1- Free HTML5 Synthesizer   The Viktor NV-1 Synthesizer is a user friendly, online synthesizer. Whether you have a basic, or an in depth knowledge of how synthesizers work, the Viktor NV-1 is highly intuitive and simply laid out. You’re dealt a solid set of cards with 29 preset options ranging from the Accordion to an Underwater Water Bass Lead. The synth is set with the basics of three oscillators, a mixer, a polyphony component, a noise module, a primary and filter envelope, an LP filter and finally an LFO module. You can also tweak the compression, delay and reverb and master volume. (A number of presets.) The cool thing about these sort of free synths is that you can get a pretty unique sound with them. They’re clearly coming from a place of simplicity, though that simplicity is hard to replicate in some cases. Aside from that the sound quality is pretty …

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Syntorial- Learn Synthesis, The Easy Way

Syntorial- Learn Synthesis, The Easy Way   Syntorial is a highly interactive program that helps you understand how synthesizer programming works. Syntorial directs their attention towards the effect of controls on sound, rather than the science of how the sound is altered, which really allows you to dive into sound synthesis. The program itself sort of works out like an interactive YouTube video. What’s great about Syntorial is how user friendly the program is once you learn how to navigate through it. The program has video explanations of the lesson that is split with an interactive section for application. You are given two patches; the hidden and user patches, which you alternate between, attempting to replicate the given sound under the hidden patch.   The videos, unlike YouTube, are very well paced and well articulated. I found the ability to pause and shift to the interactive section allows for quick learning …

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Touchable 3 Celebrates 5 Years! Still the Best iOS App for Ableton

Touchable 3 Celebrates 5 Years! Still the Best iOS App for Ableton Touchable, already a well established IOS App controller, just put a massive sale on Touchable 3 in celebration of their five year anniversary. Touchable 3 provides an incredibly handy controller system which almost entirely integrates Ableton onto an iPad or iPhone, and allows you to put the program into your hands. Allowing easy switches from a grid controller to a midi clip editor to a mixing screen. The newest feature, and possibly the most noteworthy, is the hardware feature allowing you to directly plug in your iPad or iPhone, opening up the possibilities for live performance. Other notable improvements include custom template design allowing you to create the most user friendly layout for yourself. You are also able to add a Live Device Template rack as an in app purchase to control all of Live’s instruments, at the tip of your fingers (seen above.) Touchable …

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Melodics – Guitar Hero for Finger Drummers

Melodics – Guitar Hero for Finger Drummers Melodics is an educational based app that is geared to improve, refine, and maintain your drum pad skills. You’ll notice right off the bat that Melodics is designed very similar to that old Guitar Hero game, which you wished made you better at something besides… well… Guitar Hero. The founders of Melodics very well may have seen a greater function for the layout and utilized it into a fast paced, user friendly app that allows you to excel with a drum pad. You’ll notice that when you start playing around with Melodics, you’re really just playing around. It’s designed to be fun. You start with practicing kicks, then move on to snares. You combine the two. Throw in high hats and all of the sudden, before you are even done with the first level you are playing a somewhat challenging beat. The cool …

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Power of Power: Electronic music turning lights on for secondary school in Udaipur, India

Power of Power: Electronic music turning lights on for secondary school in Udaipur, India   One of the majestic things about computer music is that it levels the playing field for musicians. Anyone with electricity, a laptop, software, and decent headphones can be a producer, no matter who you are or what corner of the world you come from. As music educators in Los Angeles, basic things like electricity or wifi are easy to take for granted. We’ve grown accustomed to and expecting of these technologies. The sad reality for classrooms in many parts of the world, though, is little or no access to bare necessities like electricity. Imagine, a classroom without electricity. The possibilities realized through electricity are innumerable, the possibilities lost in its absence are unfathomable. So what we have our eyes and ears on right now is the Power of Power campaign which is using electronic music to literally turn the lights on at a …

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