gliss by TeaTracks (Universal)
Released: Dec 22, 2009
Version: 1.75
Size: N/A
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Ranking - Music (iPhone)

Ranking - Music (iPad)


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9/10 from -101 Amazing Music Apps.

"Very impressive you’ll agree ..." Filip Visnjic,

Used in Gorillaz' new album The Fall!

"Is your kid the next Brian Eno? Gliss might be a fun way to find out!"

-> iOS 5 update is on its way ...

Gliss lets you play sound files and mix them easily by drawing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
With gliss you can load your sounds and draw them on the gliss sequencer in a quick, intuitive way that lets you make music on the fly.
Play your mix using a tempo or scrub through by tilting your iPhone. The agility of gliss allows you to improvise and perform using the iPhone as a controller and interface.
Launch gliss and experience an hybrid of a sequencer, a game, an instrument and a generative music system.
Put sound under your fingertips with 5 different colors to draw notes, sequences and sounds.
Users giving us less stars might have expected a cheap version of yet another 16 step sequencer. Be prepared for a different approach on sound creation!

For user instructions please visit our website: .

List of features:

• 5 colors to draw different sounds / samples / voices
• sample upload via wifi
• sample playback in different pitches using various scales
• physical tilt-controlled playhead, which adapts movements of the hand
• physical randomization option: control random pitches with the phone's tilt
• muting voices
• glissandi over several octaves
• free or grid enabled placement of notes
• drifting selections
• saving / opening of projects
• let your mp3s play in the background using iPhone's standard iPod App
• multiple sheets to draw your sounds on

• Sample Sets: A new instrument, which takes a list of samples and puts them on the y axis. So instead of controlling the frequency, multiple samples can be played by one colour. This can be used to create beats and rhythms, because you can have one drum set on one colour. Currently samples are played back in full length, although they are represented only by one dot.
• New Scheduler. The new scheduler is much more accurate and makes it possible to set the tempo by BPM and different types of meters.
• Back to original sequence. With a double tap on the randomization button, you can restore the original sequence. In a similar way you can get back to a default tempo, which can be set in the preferences, by double tapping the tempo button.
• Recording. You can now record your perfromance. Double tap on the playback mode button to start recording.
• Sequence organisation. Tap on the sequence number and you get a table with all sequences of the project. Here you can also change the position of a sequence, duplicate or delete it.
• Change direction but keep tempo. When you lock the tempo, you can now still change the direction. This is the current default.
• Slightly re-designed user interface.
• Upload zip files of samples.
• Soundcloud support: Share your recordings on soundcloud.
• Free samples: download hundreds of samples from soundcloud's OPLC sample library for free!
• Please note that earlier projects might not work a 100%. So make sure you backup everything.

Follow us on Twitter: @teaTracks .

Note: gliss is optimized for iPod touch 2nd Gen, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2 with os 3.2 or greater.
Our verdict: Meh!
  • = gliss has average ratings (3-star).
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