December 7, 2010 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Brooklyn, New York - A newly-released iPhone App for people of all ages and musical background allows users to be creative while having loads of fun at the same time. sir Sampleton is easy to use with a simple interface and intuitive process, yet has added features to deliver advanced functions for professional musicians.
"I designed sir Sampleton as a simple toy-like app that, with some added advanced features, makes it useful for professional musicians to use as an instrument for recordings or live performances," says developer Paul Slocum, a Brooklyn musician, new media artist, software programmer and iPhone App designer.
sir Sampleton is a sampling keyboard iPhone App, which means it can record sounds through a microphone that can then be played on a keyboard. The user can create unique sounds with their own voice or with noisy objects around the house, save it as a musical note sample, and then play it back on the App's keyboard.
"sir Sampleton was inspired by the Casio and Yamaha sampling toy keyboards of the '80s," explains Slocum who created the musical "Hello, Hello, Hello" jingle for the Metro PCS commercial, "These classic keyboards were great toys but are now expensive because they are in demand by professional musicians for their warm, low-fi sound. Now you can have the same sound, functionality and simple operation with Sir Sampleton which also has features the old toy keyboards lacked, like the ability to save samples."
sir Sampleton makes a wonderful gift for children because it introduces them to music and encourages creativity while they are having fun and is an App musicians will want to download because for only $2.99 they have all the advantages of the Casio and Yamaha toy keyboards with added functionality. In the past Slocum has created several musical applications for Atari, Commodore, and other gaming systems, and more recently created software that generates random music from the infinite digits of the number pi.
As an artist, Slocum produces new media art including computer-generated images, digital prints and video art. His artwork and technique has been reported on in the Wall Street Journal. Slocum has exhibited throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada and across Europe. Slocum's band, Tree Wave, also has performed at clubs and galleries throughout America and internationally. sir Sampleton has become an immediate hit because of features that allow users to:
* Sample through the microphone and then play your samples on the dual keyboards
* Save and recall your samples
* Add rhythm with the built-in beats and random beat generator
* Tweak advanced sound settings such as vibrato, note trail length, and sample time
* Put one sample on each keyboard in dual-sample mode
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 5.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
sir Sampleton 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
An iPhone developer, Paul Slocum is an independent programmer, musician and artist living in Brooklyn. Slocum is known for the music software he created for the Atari 2600 game console and Commodore 64 computer. Paul uses his custom software for his band, Tree Wave, and his new media artwork has been shown in museums and galleries in New York, across the U.S., and internationally. Among his musical compositions is the "Hello, Hello, Hello" jingle for the Metro PCS cell phone company. sir Sampleton, the first iPhone App released by Slocum's company Softoft Techech, will be followed by release of another music-related App in early 2011. Copyright (C) 2010 Paul Slocum. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.