January 4, 2010 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] Portland, Oregon - Bitnotic today announced the availability of Bitnotic chill 1.5 for Mac OS X, which adds many new features and improvements to the ambient music soundtrack software. Among the new features are a drum track, stations, and a "Space" setting. Bitnotic chill combines music theory, probability, and an artist's ear to play an endless stream of unique songs. The style of music can be described as ambient, New Age, electronica, or minimalist. While chill's music is random, users shape the style using the provided controls.
Each time a user presses chill's Play or Next buttons, they hear a unique song, that no one has ever heard before. Using the Mood and Mix controls, users can create their own style of music. Users can save individual songs or whole albums to iTunes, AIFF, or MIDI files. Saved music is royalty-free, so users can add chill music to their own projects, including presentations, videos, and games.
Major new features in chill 1.5 include:
* Drums and percussion track
* Stations to listen to or to use as the basis of new genres of music
* Space setting to adjust balance between acoustic and synthetic instruments
* Pulse control lets users set ranges of activity
* Bitnotic Octavian's music theory engine
* German localization
A screen shot, PDF user guide, and sample music are available at Bitnotic's web site. Sample songs are hosted on SoundCloud.
Pricing and Availability:
Bitnotic chill 1.5 is a download-only product with a retail price of $19.95 (USD). Upgrades from chill 1.0 are free to all registered users. A single download package works as a demo, upgrade, and fully-licensed software. Evaluation licenses are available to members of the press and bloggers upon request.
Bitnotic Software is a division of Bitnotic that creates software music tools for Mac OS. Other branches are Bitnotic Mobile (Octavian, Decypher, both for iPhone/iPod touch) and Bitnotic Music (roster includes The VX-323). The company is based in Portland OR, USA. Copyright 2008 Bitnotic. All Rights Reserved.