Music Hack Day Coming to Toronto, August 10th and 11th

Janet Wagner, Data Journalist / Full Stack Developer
Jul. 22 2013, 08:00AM EDT

Music Hack Day is coming to Toronto thanks to organizers SoundCloud, Rdio, Unspace and The Echo Nest. On August 10th and 11th, 2013 Music Hack Day will be held for the first time in Toronto, Canada where developers will have the opportunity to create brand new music apps using APIs such as SoundCloud, Rdio, The Echo Nest, and SendGrid.

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Image Credit: Music Hack Day Toronto

The first Music Hack Day was organized by Dave Haynes of SoundCloud and took place in July 2009 at the offices of the Guardian in London. There have been over 35 Music Hack Day events held around the world over the past four years with several thousand participants as well as with over 60 companies officially associated with the events. In addition, over 200 innovative, music related apps have been created, some of which have been launched as commercial applications.

Arpeggionome for iPhone is one example of a Music Hack Day application that has since been released as a commercial application. The app was created at Music Hack Day San Francisco 2012. The developer of the Arpeggionome for iPhone, Alexander Randon, describes the app on his website as:

"Arpeggionome for iPhone transforms your iPhone into a new and expressive musical instrument. Design intricate patterns of musical notes, then trigger those patterns at different pitches and speeds with an x-y matrix. Tilt the iPhone for accelerometer-controlled pitchbend and volume, and with the “MIDI Upgrade” in-app purchase, control other iOS MIDI apps, external MIDI gear, and computer software like never before."

Below is a YouTube video that demonstrates the musical capabilities of the app as well as how to use it.

There are also screenshots and detailed information about the Arpeggionome for iPhone app on the product website.

Music Hack Day Toronto will be held on August 10th-11th, 2013 at the The Glass Factory, 99 Sudbury St.

If you are interested in participating in the fast prototyping and creation of brand new and innovative music apps, be sure to register (tickets are free) for Music Hack Day Toronto today.

Janet Wagner is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, data visualization, machine learning, and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro, Google+, or send her an email.

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