Olympia Noise Co Appreciation Thread
I've been playing around with the recently-updated Ribbons (formerly Ondes, one of my early favourites but i had bad luck with it on iOS 10). Then I got sick of waiting for Chordion 2 and purchased Chordion. Within minutes, I programmed a Travis-pick-esque arp pattern and found what was missing from a song I've been tweaking since 2014.
I went to slap the idea down in GarageBand only to find that Chordion and Ribbons both have IAA control panels, and although Chordion doesn't have arp sync, manual tempo matching was a breeze. And let's not forget MIDI out -- both Chordion and Ribbons make rad controllers for damn near anything.
This reminded me that Patterning has MIDI out, Link, boss AB integration, an IAA control panel, AND IAA sync. It's also the most exciting drum sequencer I've ever used -- I used to be a moderately good drummer but I live in a condo now, and I can't justify renting a jam space so it's all sequenced percussion for me. Grid drums are a suitable solution but not too thrilling. Which then reminded me that Dot Melody is unlike just about anything else out there and it has a full complement of sync options as well.
So compatibility features are all well and good, but there's something more important happening: Olympia Noise Co's apps give me the same feeling I got when I was eighteen, stoned alone in a basement with a Tascam 788 and a handful of guitar pedals. Musicmaking is exciting again, it feels like I can get ideas out of my head and into the air... and if I don't have any ideas, I can muck about until something happens.
I know ONC is well loved around here and I'm sure this isn't the first thread of its kind, but with the Ribbons update, it seemed as good a time as any to say thanks.
Weigh in with your stories! Lord knows these developers aren't doing it for the money.
Edit: and update your reviews!