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ROLI launch free Noise app for iPhone

App employs 3D Touch for expressive playing on iPhone 6S

The Noise app from ROLI works on iPhone 6 and up, but uses 3D Touch for polyphonic aftertouch on the 6SIf you’ve gone out and got yourself an iPhone 6S in the pre-Christmas madness, then there is an app that you immediately require. It’s called Noise and it’s from British-based instrument makers ROLI, the makers of the innovative Seaboard. 

The app is a free download, available now from the App Store, and could offer the most expressive music-making experience on the iPhone yet. Taking advantage of the new 3D Touch technology of the iPhone 6S, the surface lets music­ makers shape sound through Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, and Lift —­ the so-called “Five Dimensions of Touch ” that have been so celebrated on ROLI’s award-­winning Seaboard RISE controller. If you don’t have the latest iPhone, fear not, as there are also plenty of performance controls available and it’s compatible with everything back to the iPhone 5.

Seaboard Rise owners can also use the app as a sound generator without having to connect to a laptop.As a standalone instrument Noise features 25 keywaves (shrinkable to 17 or 13), includes 25 sounds (with another 100 available via in-app purchase), and has five faders for fine ­tuning the touch-­responsiveness of the surface. If you don’t have 

Noise is also the ultimate portable sound engine for the Seaboard RISE and other MIDI controllers. Powered by Equator and using MIDI over Bluetooth, Noise lets music­makers control sounds wirelessly from their iPhones. It is one of the first apps to enable Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) through its MPE Mode, so the NOISE mobile sound engine works with any MPE­ compatible controller.

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