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Sound Cells

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Sound Cells
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General
Author(s)Patryk
TypeMusic Application
Version1.0
LicenceMixed
Links
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SoundCells is an experimental synth, aimed to be a real DS instrument.

User guide

SoundCells was designed to be played with the user holding the DS with its screen facing outwards.

  • Note Layout - In its normal mode, SoundCells presents two octaves-full of natural notes to the user.
  • Tone - There are only a limited number of tones, and they eventually loop.
  • Recording - SoundCells only permits playing one live note at a time. It has 3 recordable tracks. Record an accompaniment, and then jam along with it.
  • Technique - One technique is to slide the point of contact up and down between octaves to obtain a kind of mandolin sound. It is also particularly good for trills.

There are also 2 additional play modes:

  • Bagpipe mode - Start a drone sound like you'd get on a bagpipe.
  • Double-your-octaves mode - Subdivide each octave row into two more octaves.

Controls

Stylus or Guitar pick - Play

R+Note - Access Sharps

Up/Down - Change tone

L - Activate Bagpipe mode

Select - Activate Double-your-octaves mode

Y - Record tracks (as ABX)

A/B/X - Play recorded track

Note: It is possible to play back several recorded tracks at once by holding several track buttons down. But you can only record to one track at a time.

Media

Credits

Thanks to:

HyperHacker for his clear post explaining how to use sound generators.

The DSDev folks for the libraries.


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