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  • MooCowMusic: Band [Pre-Release Hype Video]
    See it in action here: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3NcFL2WCd8"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3NcFL2WCd8[/ame]

    Play and record multiple instruments
    o Drums, bass, guitars, keyboards can all be played and recorded into one song from the same application.
    o There are no limits on the instrument interface, enabling not only standard instruments but also unusual, outlandish, or completely novel instruments to be created and played.
    o MooCowMusic:Band can be expanded with future instrument packs and user-created instruments.
    o Multitouch - press up to five keys at once for complex chords.
    o Animation shows keys being pressed, strings being struck, etc.

    User-definable instruments
    o All instruments in MooCowMusic:Band are defined as simple text files, making it easy to create your own instruments to use within the application. As long as you can edit a text file, create or find some sound samples, and create a graphic backdrop, then you can design and build your own instrument. Alternatively you can import instruments that other people have created for you by simply copying them to the application Instruments folder.

    Recording and Playback
    o Any instrument can be recorded, or overdubbed onto a previous recording. The only limitation is note polyphony.
    o Each instrument has an overlayed panel at the top of the screen containing all the common controls for recording and choosing an instrument.
    o Via a settings menu, the user can erase any mistakes by erasing select instruments from the mix, or even the last few notes recorded.
    o After erasing, the user can go back and overdub replacement notes onto the track.

    o To aid in timing, a metronome is available which can be enabled or disabled during recording.
    o The metronome tempo is configurable, as is the number of beats per bar.

    Advanced audio engine
    o Mono or stereo samples. 14.1Khz 16Bit.
    o Multisampled instruments, with each key triggering a separate sample.
    o Samples stop when you lift your finger, allowing more expression.
    o Configurable Attack stage of playback allows samples to fade in gradually.
    o Configurable Release stage of playback allows samples to fade out when you release the note.
    o Samples can be defined to loop for as long as the key is pressed.
    o Each instrument can be indepenently panned and its volume set, to position it in the mix.
    o Each instrument can be muted.
    o Each instrument can be soloed (mute all other instruments and just allow this one to play).
    o Play along to your MP3s.

    The application is currently in Beta Test stage. I expect it to be released in a few days time.

    For more info please see the official Band forum at: http://www.moocowmusic.com


    This article was originally published in forum thread: MooCowMusic: Band [Pre-Release Hype Video] started by MooTheCow View original post
    Comments 65 Comments
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      whoa, that might be one of the coolest apps i've seen for the iphone yet...

      Quote Originally Posted by 02589 View Post
      Awesome MTC. I love your piano. I can't wait for the whole band. If you're looking for another challenge, I play the tenor sax. I don't know how hard it would be build that into the phone. Since you can't wrap your fingers around the phone, a keyboard would probably be best with a slide or two changing textures.

      I left you a "thanks"...for what it's worth. I look forward to sending a donation when the band comes out.
      a trumpet would be easy too. all ya need is three valves...
    1. Dan0609's Avatar
      Dan0609 -
      Much appreciated. This app must be the most amazing one of them all. Now this is something I would absolutely pay 30$ for. As soon as its released Ill be searching for a donation bin for Moo Cow Music!! lol no joke.
    1. kcisjojo's Avatar
      kcisjojo -
      thats really a cool little app, but it looks like he is planning on releasing it via Apple through the release of the AppStore when it comes out, I could be wrong but thats what I was getting from reading on his forums.

      Could just plan on releasing it on both.
    1. sogo's Avatar
      sogo -
      12 bar blues looks amazing.
    1. Tigran's Avatar
      Tigran -
      JUST FRACKING AMAZED!!!! AWESOME APP! CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT! Thanx for this great creation MooTheCow
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Man, is there anythin' the iPhone can't do? The 3G iPhone better be 10x better in order for me to upgrade. Big ^ups to the creator...!
    1. amandej's Avatar
      amandej -
      this is hott moo dang man can u download it from the iphone to the laptop then to protools???
    1. screamforme02's Avatar
      screamforme02 -
      Quote Originally Posted by x999x View Post
      "Yeahs, Ise likes cants waits to laid downs somes serious metals" -Toki, Metalocalypse
      hahahah yeh what he said
    1. pingwhen's Avatar
      pingwhen -
      very cool I would shake ur hand if I could
    1. KeviN | NiveK's Avatar
      KeviN | NiveK -
    1. LilJohn's Avatar
      LilJohn -
      it was cool until he screwed the song up with the scratching
    1. christoforo's Avatar
      christoforo -
      see look at that great and amazing app and we dont have to pay but just to record video we have to pay like 25 to 30 bucks what the hell is that
    1. elmacm's Avatar
      elmacm -
      Nice Work!!!!
    1. bklynjava's Avatar
      bklynjava -
      Looks Great, how's the sounds directly from the iphone?
      Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you have speakers connected.
    1. huey85's Avatar
      huey85 -
      Holy Crap Batman
    1. 02589's Avatar
      02589 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bklynjava View Post
      Looks Great, how's the sounds directly from the iphone?
      Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you have speakers connected.
      I have the piano and guitar, and I think the bass too on my iphone. They all sound great as individual apps. This kinda ties it all together.
    1. PapaChango's Avatar
      PapaChango -
      For those guys looking for the Sax and Trumpet addons, head over to MooTheCow's forum ... there's a hot bed of activity going on over there and the Sax has already pretty much been made ... as well as a flute and a stylophone ... get amongst it!
    1. Stealth1029's Avatar
      Stealth1029 -
      NOOO!!! It's not fair!!! I got my iPhone taken away by my parents (for personal, school-related reasons) and what will very potentially be my favorite app ever is about to be released!!! Why?!?!?!

      P.S. (Sorry Mods, and whoever is reading for the excessive use of exclamation. I usually don't do that, but right now I need a way to express my pain )
    1. liton's Avatar
      liton -
      Great App!! Can't wait to get it.
    1. Rustynuts's Avatar
      Rustynuts -
      sweet app, liking the video specially the blues part. shame about the scratching made your song sound poo. (sorry )

      Nice work though. :thumbsup: