ROLI has announced that NOISE, a free app for iPhone, is now available for download from the App Store.
NOISE is designed to turn the iPhone screen into a continuous sonic surface that responds to a user's gestures. 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 "Five Dimensions of Touch" from ROLI's Seaboard RISE.
As an instrument NOISE features 25 keywaves, includes 25 sounds, and has five faders for fine-tuning the touch-responsiveness of the surface. It is intended for music-makers of any skill level who want to explore a multidimensionally expressive instrument that fits in their pockets.
NOISE is also a portable sound engine for the Seaboard RISE and other MIDI controllers. Powered by Equator and using MIDI over Bluetooth, NOISE lets music-makers 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. ROLI's sound designers have crafted the app's 25 preset sounds, which include Breath Flute and Extreme Loop Synth, especially for MPE expressivity. Additional sounds can be purchased in-app.
With a Seaboard RISE, a Flip Case, and NOISE on their iPhones, music-makers could have a connected set of portable tools for making expressive music on the go. While it works with all models of iPhone from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 6s, NOISE has been optimized to take full advantage of 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s.
Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI, said: "On September 9 we launched the Seaboard RISE, the world's first truly accessible multidimensional controller. At the very same time Apple launched the iPhone 6s featuring 3D Touch. For the past 12 weeks we've applied our years of research into multidimensional touch and sound to produce NOISE, an app that transforms the iPhone into a bonafide musical instrument."
Price: Free in the App Store.