eDrops Nature in action.

Today’s app comes courtesy of of Audra who passes on occasional finds (if they aren’t too annoying). She found eDrops Nature free because she has another app that tells her when free apps are listed. eDrops Nature is one of four very similar apps by Noe Guerrero. So far I ...

Living in Bloomsburg, I am used to seeing things with “Bloom” in the title, so why should software be any different? On his web site, Brian Eno describes Bloom as “a music box for the 21st Century”, which is just as apt a description as any. Eno is a proponent ...

Echo String is a cross between an electric harp and piano. Like many apps it takes a few minutes to wrap your head around the design, but once you have that “Ah HA!” moment, the fun really begins. In fact, Echo String can be considered an instrument onto itself, ...

Monolith Loop works off of the same “pebble ripple” principle as Brian Eno’s Bloom and several other apps, but the ripples bounce off of each other a bit differently. There’s only one tone, adjustable by pitch and resonance. It’s pleasing enough, and can be further configured in six “moods” ...

As an avid listener of Indian music, I have been through many of the available apps, and I’m usually not impressed. Some have a very “toy” like quality, and are pretty cheesy. So I was skeptical about yet another app… but Samvada is different. The fact that this is ...

Fourier Touch has practical applications as a teaching tool besides being a tool to generate tones for use in composition. It’s actually one of several apps by KonakaLabs that are available free, and well worth a look. One neat feature is that you get a readout of the exact frequency ...

NodeBeat is a generative music app. I first learned about this app at the electro-music festival in 2012 from LuxSeeker, another electro performer. Like many generative apps, NodeBeat is a bit abstract, and takes some getting used to. Half the fun is exploring the interface. What do we mean by ...

The peer pressure one feels when it comes to gadgets today is pretty bad. Add to that the additional coolness factor and creative potential of various musical gadgets, today’s musician feels additional marketing pressure. Some may even be shocked that I am only a recent convert to the iPad. ...

Orphion is a bit like an electronic Hang Drum or Zen Tambour. One key difference is that Orphion has many more physical layouts that provide a different interaction with the instrument than could be achieved with a single physical instrument (if you could afford one). This is a very solid, inspiring app. ...

After using the small yellow hardware version of the Korg Kaossilator for a couple years, I knew that one of the first apps I would try was the iPad version. Many of the same sounds are here, and there are some new ones. But there’s even more functionality. At $19.99, ...