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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.


  • Musical Apps on Androidthe (dismal) state of android as a music creation platformfrom a musicians point of viewMatthias Krebs09. april 2013App Music:
  • Matthias KrebsAgenda1. Making Music on iOS vs. Making Music on Android2. Overview: Android Music Making Apps3. Hardware and Software APIs4. Built In Sensors5. The (Dismal) State of Android as a Music Platform6. Android Musicians7. Additional/ 2get this slides:
  • Matthias KrebsAboutMatthias Krebs is a musician, music educator,physicist and opera singer. For many years now, hehas participated in several theater productions as asound artist and composer. Since 2006 he has beenfocused on electroacoustic music, synthesizers andnet music. In 2010 he founded the DigiEnsembleBerlin at the UdK Berlin Career College. It is currentlythe first professional music ensemble that regularlyperforms mobile music on stage. Further, Krebsdelves into the field of app music (music making withapps) in his blog as well as in several music articlepublications and in his current dissertation./ 3by Cora-Mae Gregorschewski
  • Matthias Krebs / 4Professional musicians with diverse musicalbackgrounds got together trying out how to turn dailymobile devices into instruments. They perform theirmusic live on stage.Currently, they predominantly use apple devices.Nevertheless, they are experimenting with differentmobile platforms. With this they aim at finding ways ofusing all of these daily devices as music creation, Leipzig 2012www.digiensemble.comBMW Welt, Munich 2013
  • Matthias KrebsVisionMy aim is to find ways of enabling practically everybody to use daily devices asmusical instruments.My Mobile Devicesmobile devices running iOS:some iPods, iPads and iPad minimobile devices running Android:Nexus 7: 4.2.2Samsung Galaxy S2: 4.1.2mobile devices running Windows 8:Acer ICONA | W700/ 5
  • Matthias KrebsInvitation: Join a five-day workshop on mobile music making!The summer school will be a composition and sound workshop, in which participants will try outperspectives and the potentials of app music. A range of different sounds and musical compositionswill be developed in groups and discussed. Results of the interactive creative activities will be presentedin 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) andwho are seeking for an interactive exchange with others on new musical forms. At the same time, theworkshop 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 Info/ 6App music: Mobile Music MakingMatthias Krebsdate: July 29th-August 2nd 2013place: UdK Berlin, Bundesallee 1-12fee: 400 (from June 10th 2013: 420 )No. of participants: 12 to 15language: Englishapplication deadline: July 1st 2013
  • Matthias KrebsMAKING MUSIC ON IOS VS.MAKING MUSIC ON ANDROIDComparing/ 7get this slides:
  • Matthias KrebsMaking Music on iOS vs. Making Music on AndroidiOS Android+ more music making apps (~2000) - less music making apps (~150)+ more musical APIs (core midi, core audio,audiobus, virtual midi, audio copy etc.)- support for MIDI and USB-audio is notimplemented in android+ more external add-ons (yamaha, tascam,akai, k&m, ikmultimedia and many more)- its starting (k&m, ikmultimedia)+ latency (around 6.6ms (128 samples) to26.8ms (1024 samples))- latency (around 30ms to 200ms) is notutilisable for real-time music making+ more developers for musical apps andsome bigger companies like korg, moog,yamaha etc.- its starting+ more apps utilize many different kinds ofbuilt in sensors- not many developers have yetexperimented with built in sensors- more expensive devices and add-ons + wider distribution of android devices/ 8
  • Matthias KrebsANDROID MUSIC MAKING APPSOverview/ 9get this slides:
  • Matthias KrebsAndroid Music Appsmusic 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 Synthesizers/ 10
  • Matthias KrebsMusic Player PlayerPro Music Player by BlastOn LLC | 3,95 SoundCloud 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/ 11
  • Matthias KrebsFun / Generative Music / Music GamesMusical Fun Apps Magic Piano by Smule | free AutoRap by Smule | free Music Orbits - Generative Music by Bogdan Vera | free Pulsate by Des Pudels Kern GmbH | 0,99 Games Cytus by Rayark Inc. | free Tap Tap Revenge 4 by Tapulous | free 12
  • Matthias KrebsSoundtoys / Virtual Instruments Musical Pro by Christopher Souvey | 3,05 iBone - 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 13
  • Matthias KrebsExperimental Apps / Instruments Kosm by | free Plasma Sound HD by RM Mobile | free NodeBeat by AffinityBlue | 1,56 OTOONE (synthesizer) by otoone_dev | free MorphWiz-Play by Wizdom Music | 1,49 14
  • Matthias KrebsMusical Tools / Utilities Chord! (Gitarrenakkorde) by RabugenTom | 2,99 Cleartune - 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
  • Matthias KrebsBeatmakers / Drum Machines / nTracker / Virtual Studios G-Stomper - Drum Machine by | 4,99 Electrum 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
  • Matthias KrebsAudio Capture / Looper / Sequencer / Multitrack / Effects Audio Evolution Mobile by eXtream Software Development | 5,75 USB Audio Recorder PRO by eXtream Software Development | 3,49