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App Music: Musical Apps on Android | The (dismal) state of android as a music creation platform from a musician’s point of view. My aim is to find ways of enabling practically everybody to use daily devices as musical instruments.

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App Music:

Musical Apps on Androidthe (dismal) state of android as a music creation platform from a musicians point of view

Matthias Krebs 09. april 2013

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Making Music on iOS vs. Making Music on AndroidOverview: Android Music Making Apps Hardware and Software APIs Built In Sensors The (Dismal) State of Android as a Music Platform Android Musicians Additionalget this slides:

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AboutMatthias Krebs is a musician, music educator, physicist and opera singer. For many years now, he has participated in several theater productions as a sound artist and composer. Since 2006 he has been focused on electroacoustic music, synthesizers and net music. In 2010 he founded the DigiEnsemble Berlin at the UdK Berlin Career College. It is currently the first professional music ensemble that regularly performs mobile music on stage. Further, Krebs delves into the field of app music (music making with apps) in his blog as well as in several music article publications and in his current dissertation.

by Cora-Mae Gregorschewski

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www.digiensemble.comProfessional musicians with diverse musical backgrounds got together trying out how to turn daily mobile devices into instruments. They perform their music live on stage.

BMW Welt, Munich 2013

Gewandhaus, Leipzig 2012

Currently, they predominantly use apple devices. Nevertheless, they are experimenting with different mobile platforms. With this they aim at finding ways of using all of these daily devices as music creation tools. Krebs

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VisionMy aim is to find ways of enabling practically everybody to use daily devices as musical instruments.

My Mobile Devices mobile devices running iOS: some iPods, iPads and iPad mini mobile devices running Android: Nexus 7: 4.2.2 Samsung Galaxy S2: 4.1.2 mobile devices running Windows 8: Acer ICONA | W700Matthias Krebs

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Invitation: Join a five-day workshop on mobile music making!App music: Mobile Music Making Matthias Krebs

date: July 29th-August 2nd 2013 place: UdK Berlin, Bundesallee 1-12 fee: 400 (from June 10th 2013: 420 ) No. of participants: 12 to 15 language: English application deadline: July 1st 2013 The summer school will be a composition and sound workshop, in which participants will try out perspectives and the potentials of app music. A range of different sounds and musical compositions will be developed in groups and discussed. Results of the interactive creative activities will be presented in a public performance. The workshop addresses interested parties as well as musicians, sound artists and music technologists, who like the idea of making music with digital sensor controlled devices (smartphones and tablets) and who are seeking for an interactive exchange with others on new musical forms. At the same time, the workshop addresses composers and creative individuals (from the field of marketing/media production), who are keen on creating film material and background music for media productions. More InfoMatthias Krebs

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Making Music on iOS vs. Making Music on AndroidiOS + more music making apps (~2000) Android - less music making apps (~150)

+ more musical APIs (core midi, core audio, - support for MIDI and USB-audio is not audiobus, virtual midi, audio copy etc.) implemented in android + more external add-ons (yamaha, tascam, - its starting (k&m, ikmultimedia) akai, k&m, ikmultimedia and many more) + latency (around 6.6ms (128 samples) to 26.8ms (1024 samples)) + more developers for musical apps and some bigger companies like korg, moog, yamaha etc. + more apps utilize many different kinds of built in sensors - more expensive devices and add-onsMatthias Krebs

- latency (around 30ms to 200ms) is not utilisable for real-time music making - its starting

- not many developers have yet experimented with built in sensors + wider distribution of android devices/ 8


ANDROID MUSIC MAKING APPSget this slides: Krebs

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Android Music Apps

music apps for consumption, sharing and having fun for a little while Music Player Apps / Radios Musical Fun Apps / Generative Music Apps / Music Gamesmusic making/creation with musical apps (app music) Soundtoys / Virtual Instruments Experimental Apps / App Instruments Musical Tools / Utilities Beatmakers / Drum Machines / Virtual Studios Audio Capture / Looper / Sequencer / Multitrack / Effects MIDI / OSC / Controllers Djing / Remix SynthesizersMatthias Krebs

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Music Player

PlayerPro Music Player by BlastOn LLC | 3,95 by SoundCloud | free SoundHound by SoundHound Inc | 4,99 TuneIn Radio Pro by TuneIn | 3,84 Shazam Encore Musik by Shazam Entertainment Limited | 4,79 Spotify by Spotify Ltd. | free Google Play Music by Google Inc. | free

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Fun / Generative Music / Music GamesMusical Fun Apps Magic Piano by Smule | free AutoRap by Smule | free Generative Music Orbits - Generative Music by Bogdan Vera | free Pulsate by Des Pudels Kern GmbH | 0,99 Music Games Cytus by Rayark Inc. | free Tap Tap Revenge 4 by Tapulous | free Krebs

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Soundtoys / Virtual Instruments

Musical Pro by Christopher Souvey | 3,05 - Die Taschen-Posaune by Spoonjack, LLC | 1,99 Xylophon by AppBadger | 0,57 Schlagzeug (Real Drum) by Rodrigo Kolb | free Solo by Coding Caveman | 2,99

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Experimental Apps / Instruments

Kosm by | free Sound HD by RM Mobile | free NodeBeat by AffinityBlue | 1,56 OTOONE (synthesizer) by otoone_dev | free MorphWiz-Play by Wizdom Music | 1,49

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Musical Tools / Utilities

Chord! (Gitarrenakkorde) by RabugenTom | 2,99 - Chromatic Tuner by Bitcount ltd. | 2,99 Fakebook - the Real Book by Skrivarna Software | 1,30 Metronome: Tempo by Frozen Ape | 0,99 Tunable - Instrument Tuner by AffinityBlue | 1,51 Chordbot Pro by Contrasonic AB | 4,38 iReal b Music Book-Play Along by Technimo LLC | 7,99 Guitar Pro by Arobas Music | 5,97/ 15

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Beatmakers / Drum Machines / nTracker / Virtual Studios

G-Stomper - Drum Machine by | 4,99 Drum Machine by niko twenty | 1,53 Audiotool Sketch by Des Pudels Kern GmbH | 2,99 AUDIOID by AQ | 1,99 RD3 Groovebox by mikrosonic | 1,99 Nanoloop by oliver wittchow | 1,99 Reactable mobile by Reactable Systems S.L. | 8,26 SunVox by Alexander Zolotov | 3,79 Supreme MPA by BOOM BAPPZ | 4,49/ 16

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Audio Capture / Looper / Sequencer / Multitrack / Effects

Audio Evolution Mobile by eXtream Software Development | 5,75 Audio Recorder PRO by eXtream Software Development | 3,49 J4T Multitrack Recorder by Jaytronix | 2,99 LoopStack by Single Cell Software | 1,49 Looper by RubberBigPepper | free

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MIDI / OSC /Controllers

TouchDAW by humatic | 4,75