Get nineOnine for free these holidays.

Posted by Mile Hund | Thougths | Wednesday 21 December 2011 04:50

 

This weekend “nineOnine” for iPad will be FREE. That’s  right, FREE. Offer starts on Friday 23rd and it will end on Monday 26th when price will return to its regular 1.99$ (iPad not included :) ).

While making this app there were no big expectations. I did not expect from users to accept it as something great. I am aware that there are dozen of similar apps available on the App Store and this app was my gateway to music software design. As I said expectations were low but the results are beyond those expectations. Downloads are double what I expected in just six months, users are rating it as a good app and on top of that Future Music Magazine recommended “nineOnine” in one of its recent issues.  These results will make me work even harder to make “nineOnine” become something special and develop similar apps.  Now, let me tell you more about this app as description section on iTunes App Store is really not a good place for this and Mishu Mitsubishu Apps website is still not finished.

“nineOnine” app is based on a libpd (Pure Data) library for iOS. Engine is completely made inside Pure Data. Only UI was programmed in Xcode. Libpd library is a great way for a beginner to make music apps for iOS or even Android. You do have to have some knowledge of Pure Data sound design. What you need to do first is to make a working patch inside Pure Data. After that you import that patch inside your iOS project, design you UI and connect that with your Pure Data patch (not as simple as it sounds). Libpd has/had it’s limitations. There was no background audio till recently. It is using a lot of processing power so your app is really limited with what it can do. “nineOnine” users can feel these limitations because app is still running on older version of libpd. Updates with more processing power and background audio can be expected at the end of January 2012. Furthermore, I have to mention great inspiration and help I got from guys over at RjDj (London) and I have to thank them from the bottom of my heart. Inside Pure Data patch I used few patches from RjDj library. Designing some functions for “nineOnine” without them would be a nightmare. Picture below shows a mechanism used for programing TRACK PLAY inside “nineOnine”. Object designed at RjDj named [u_listser] is really what make this patch do what it does.

Anyone with more interest in “nineOnine” can check online MANUAL. I have to add that manual is missing description on how to program TRACK WRITE function but that will be corrected shortly. CoreMIDI support will be implemented soon (no way to tell exactly when). As a matter of fact it was implemented a long time ago but because of the limitations of libpd library I have mentioned before it is not working as audio professionals would expect. I am not a programmer  and understanding some things is not that easy for me. Good thing is that I know the exact problem and I can concentrate more easily on solving it. For the future updates I can point out Soundcloud integration, (hopefully) WIST (bluetooth sync) from Korg and better graphic design.

nineOnine is available for download at:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nineonine/id445168761?ls=1&mt=8 

Be sure to check my other apps at: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/mirko-trkulja/id415133460

If you have any questions/suggestions or if you come across bug or problems when using (especially then) the “nineOnine” feel free to contact me at info@mishumitsubishu.com. I’ll be glad to hear from you.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New 2012 to you all!!

 

Thank You.

 

 

End Of Elektrana Radio

Posted by Mile Hund | Thougths | Sunday 27 November 2011 23:45

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Since the summer and last EXIT festival Elektrana was on a vacation. Shows were suspended so artist could have a summer brake. But this year that brake lasted longer than usual and at the end turned into permanent closure of the radio.

 News was expected and it was painful. I had to remove my Elektrana Radio iPhone app from the App Store. I have to apologize to everyone who ever used the app and will be unable to use it anymore.

Here is the official notification from Elektrana Radio:

After 2 full years officially on the air (and 9 months unofficially), Elektrana Radio is closing it’s doors.

Conceived as a hobby by several individuals to facilitate the popularisation and development of electronic music in this region, the radio has surpassed all possible bounds of being a hobby, and has become an obligation with vague and constant work-hours. A commitment with far greater degree of responsibility than what was planned.

On one hand, success is when something, in a positive way, outgrows all expectations and frameworks, but on the other hand radio began to put a strain on normal, daily life of those who are engaged in it’s work.

Since the radio was not designed as a commercial project and everything on it was done out of pure love and no material interests, it was illusory to neglect real life responsibilities for the sake of hobby and entertainment.

The solution would be the reduction of shows to a bare minimum and reduction of all forms of responsibility between the show ‘s authors and project designers, which was, in case of Elektrana as a serious organisation that conducts all its activities in a responsible manner, rejected as an unacceptable solution.

Since Elektrana, as a central for development of electronic culture and arts, has always advocated acceptance of diversity in all its forms, we tried to incorporate as many musical genres in our musical program. The very process of reduction of shows would distort the balance, in part through the relationship with authors, and partly it would tarnish the basic idea to allocate space on the radio to anyone with high quality of work and work ethics.

This is also the reason why the radio is going off the air.

After all, the radio has achieved certain success that will undoubtedly be a testimony that Elektrana, with implementation of the radio, has done something useful for the stage:).

Elektrana Radio:
- The first local internet radio station focusing on electronic music
- Aired exactly 70 weekly shows with over 100 authors from around the world
- On a monthly basis there were approx. 30 thousand listeners from 80 different countries around the world
- Streaming of various parties and a festival :)
- Media sponsor of various cultural events as well as some music releases
- Winner of “Loud & Queer” annual award for demonstrated public support of LGBT events
- Parties organiser in order to promote the radio, and above all the authors on it

All this would not be possible without people who carry the most merit for our two-year radio career. Founder, CTO and IT megaman, Dušan Ostra?anin, is the culprit behind smooth operation of Elektrana Radio all this time. Predrag Nikoli?, founder of Elektrana, and Predrag Novakovi?, musical editor, contributed to the glory we have acquired in the meantime.

Certainly we owe greatest gratitude to all authors whose programs were broadcast through our radio, and listeners, without whom our presence would be meaningless.

Until next listening!
Elektrana

NOTE: Elektrana as an organization and Elektrana Stage at EXIT festival will go on…

Mile Voli Disko

Posted by Mile Hund | Thougths | Friday 23 September 2011 05:30

 

One more thing…

I’m starting a new monthly event at Club Discordia called “Mile Voli Disko”.  This will be like some sort of a progression to events I did with gdin. Sme?i Še?er where we played all sorts funk and disco. I will play underground disco, italo disco, even nu disco all night long. Every month I will give away some goodies and I am planing to have guest DJs. All in all, I hope this will be one of the best Friday nights in town. You can expect reports and recorded sets here at Mishu Mitsubishu blog.

P.S. People with origins from outside ex Yugoslavia should probably Google “Mile voli disko” ;)   There is no way i could describe this term and it’s meaning to you…

Butyreux – Summer Pleasures

Posted by Mile Hund | Thougths | Friday 29 July 2011 21:29

 

I am in Sarajevo (Bosnia) right now and rain is pouring here. My heart cries for some sun. 5 min ago I got this track in my inbox and things got more promising for the rest of the summer. Young Italian producer Butyreux recently released his first EP Butyrocks and he is continuing his good work. Summer Pleasures is a perfect something special I was not expecting from him. Love this guy people. Do it HERE.

 
Summer Pleasures (Original Mix) by Butyreux

nineOnine iPad App

Posted by Mile Hund | Thougths | Sunday 19 June 2011 00:49

 

For the past few months I was working intensively on the iPad app I am about to present to you. App is still in review stage over at Apple and it is not yet available for download/purchase.

The “nineOnine” for iPad is a simple sample-based emulation of Roland’s classic TR-909 drum machine. With its look and feel the “nineOnine” draws close comparison to the original hardware device. The “nineOnine” not only emulates the sound but also the logic of programming and saving rhythm patterns, giving you that extra blast from the past.

 

FEATURES:

- 16 step drum sequencer

- 10 user defined presets

- 9 drum instruments

- 8 drum patterns (4 x 2 banks)

- 4 preset tracks

- Knob zoom for easier handling

- Effects rack (Reverb, Delay, BitCrush and Pan)

- Record and export loops in 16bit/44.1kHz stereo WAV format

 

For more info on its functionality please refer to the “nineOnine” tutorial at: http://apps.mishumitsubishu.com/manual.html

 

This is the first version of the drum machine, basic but offers great deal of features from the original hardware device plus effect rack and iPad specific features. There are few 909 emulations over at the App Store but neither one of them comes even close to “nineOnine”. There will be many additional  features added in the next major update such as: - Knob automation – Wi-Fi MIDI sync – Full sound synthesis – Step or Tap pattern write mode – More patterns and presets – User defined Track Play – Improved graphics.

When app gets approved, price will be 1.99$ until first major update. After, it will be 3.99$ so be sure to check iTunes App Store in a week or so and get “nineOnine” half price…

 

 

EDIT:  App is now live and available on the App Store. Click the App Store badge to visit iTunes Store and download the app.

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