Boulanger Labs is proud to introduce our first iPad app based on Csound5 - "csGrain".
Built for the iPad2/3 and built on the new "Csound for iOS" SDK by Steven Yi and Victor Lazzarini, the app was approved by the App Store at Apple last week and has been receving extremely positive reviews. (It was one of the top 10 iPad Music Apps for the first three days after it's release! Somebody is loving Csound out there.)
You can find out more about the app, watch the demo videos, listen to some of the demo audio, read the manual, and check out the single .csd that is running under the hood @
Currently, we are now putting the finishing touches on our flagship app - "Csound Touch" which is essentially "all of Csound5" running on the iPad. It's like a mini, but quite complete, version of CsoundQt with a set of fixed graphical interface elements (Knobs, Sliders, XY pads, and an on-screen piano keyboard), a full-feature text editor, the manuals, chapters from The Csound Book, and a huge collection of text-based instruments, MIDI instruments, real-time DSP instruments. (Essentially, the new and expanded Csound Catalog.) You can find out more about Csound Touch @
We hope to have Csound Touch approved and available in the next month or so.
Also, in the works, and almost ready to submit for review is "csSpectral" - a companion app for csGrain featuring an expanded set of time-based signal processors, a bank of reverbs to choose from, spectral displays, and a collection of real-time processing effects based on Csound's streaming spectral opcodes. (Depending on the "approval" timeline at Apple, this one might make it to the App store first. It's pretty great and I think that people will love it.)
Following these three, we will be bringing out:
csFuzz – a rack of guitar effects.
csVoice – a vocal synthesizer, harmonizer, and suite of traditional and exotic vocal processors.
csGen – algorithmic, probabilistic, and generative composition systems.
csModel – a collection of Physical and Physically-Inspired Models.
csClassics – a collection of synths based on the classic techniques (FM/AM/RM/WaveShaping/Granular/Additive/Etc.)
The main app developer is the totally brilliant Thomas Hass, and the main interface designer is gifted and elegant Matthew Centrella - two of Berklee's top Electronic Production and Design students - and monster Csounders. Joining us as lead sound designer is the totally amazing Giorgio Zucco.
In the next 6 months, we also plan to release a complete line of Audio Unit plugins based on Csound as well. We are already using them
in Logic Pro on our Macintosh Laptops.
Are you interested in joining us? Hope so. You can reach us through boulangerlabs.com.