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New Gadget Madly In Hope
30 April 2009
Droneo is in the store now!
Yes, Droneo, the easier-to pronounce than SrutiBox but nonetheless fascinating drone app is now available in the App store!
24 April 2009
Droneo Submitted for the App Store.
I'm finally satisfied with Droneo 1.0 , so up it goes to the Apple reviewers.
Droneo is a more drone-focussed version of SrutiBox, with only 8 oscillators, so there's no need for the "expand/contract" feature. Also, it lacks the accelerometer "pumping" of Srutibox. But it has some more extensive features like the ability to display the intervals as standard notes + cents offset, cents, or Hertz as well as the usual way. And a pretty amazing set of evolving timbres, which add so very much to the drone, including the mysterious "evolving mirror" timbres which sound especially good at low frequencies.
This a way to get out a more expanded , useful droning app without the baggage of Carnatic music or preconceptions about timbres.
And it's well positioned to get that social aspect of saving and sharing patches for the next version.
16 April 2009
Lake Piano now available
Hi - I just got the message that Lake Piano is available!
Oh what fun!
The Lake piano that's in the App store is fun! and the next version will be much more fun, with multi touch playing etc.
This will of course be a free upgrade!
09 April 2009
New App on its way!
Coming soon (I hope): the Lake Piano!
Imagine a piano in a summer home on a small lake, far in the north of the Northeastern United States. Imagine the piano sitting there for 60 or 70 years, untuned and unmaintained.
The naturally prepared timbres of the Lake Piano are now here for you, each missing felt, each individual nuance of the key action and character-filled tones. Briskly recorded one summer in lo-fi, these samples also contain sounds of children, cats, screen doors, and the summer breeze.
Lake Piano is played with a double row of scrolling piano keys, which allows one to have access to two octaves of nostalgia in any musical key, or at least a passing resemblance to a key.
It also sports a volume slider.
By the author of SrutiBox and Wind Chimes.
I'm going to get the Lake Piano "website" together soon and get some samples on it.