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public:play_demo_and_switch_presets

Motion control of GarageBand Strings via presets 1, 2, & 3:


Once you have GarageBand setup with the Strings instrument, you can experiment with presets that can be imported into the Motion Synth App. Each of these presets is designed to work with the GarageBand Strings instrument. See below for more info.

These presets are available for import here.

Learn how best to hold your iPhone or iPod touch while playing here: How to hold your iPhone or iPod touch (without an MS grip)

To swap to a different Motion Synth App preset, simply select the desired preset in the Presets tab according to the instructions shown in the video below (no need to switch the GarageBand song file).

TIP: When using Single-Key mode, to return to the beginning of a melody sequence press the “All Notes Off” button located on the right of the Key Screen.


Switching Presets:


Follow the instructions in the video below to learn how to change which preset is currently loaded. Note that these GarageBand presets need to be imported before use.




Switching melody (in Single-Key mode):

Follow these instructions to switch to a different Single-Key Melody.


Preset: "1 • iOS | GarageBand | Strings - Octave, Intensity":


Types of sound control in Preset 1:

  • Up-Down orientation: Octave control (upper, middle, and lower octave). More info on Octave Control can be found here.
  • Forearm rotation (0 to -180 degrees): Intensity (volume of two duplicate notes, one octave above and one octave below the main note). This is controlled by the Octave Duplicates module in the Motion Tab of the Main Menu.
  • Left-Right, Up-Down motion: Additional note volume.


Preset 1 - Demo:

Below is an example of playing Beethoven's 5th Symphony (1st movement) using Preset 1 of the Motion Synth App to control the “Smart Strings” sound in GarageBand.



Preset 1 - Explanation:

The video below explains the relationships between motion and sound control in Preset 1:


Preset: "2 • iOS | GarageBand | Strings - Preset 1 & Volume":


Types of sound control in Preset 2:

  • Up-Down orientation: Octave control (upper, middle, and lower octave). More info on Octave Control can be found here.
  • Forearm rotation (0 to -180 degrees): Intensity (volume of two duplicate notes, one octave above and one octave below the main note). This is controlled by the Octave Duplicates module in the Motion Tab of the Main Menu.


Preset 2 - Demo:

Below is an example of playing Beethoven's 5th Symphony (1st movement) using Preset 2 of the Motion Synth App to control the “Smart Strings” sound in GarageBand.



Preset 2 - Explanation:

The video below explains the relationships between motion and sound control in Preset 2:


Preset: "3 • iOS | GarageBand | Strings - Preset 2 & Pluck, Strike, or Bow":

  • Up-Down orientation: Octave control (upper, middle, and lower octave). More info on Octave Control can be found here.
  • Forearm rotation (0 to -180 degrees): Intensity (volume of two duplicate notes, one octave above and one octave below the main note). This is controlled by the Octave Duplicates module in the Motion Tab of the Main Menu.
  • Forearm rotation (35 to -70 degrees): Pluck (~30 degrees), Strike (~0 degrees), or Bow (approximately -60 to -180 degrees)


Preset 3 - Demo:

Below is an example of playing Beethoven's 5th Symphony (1st movement) using Preset 3 of the Motion Synth App to control the “Smart Strings” sound in GarageBand.



Preset 3 - Explanation:

The video below explains the relationships between motion and sound control in Preset 3:


See also:

public/play_demo_and_switch_presets.txt · Last modified: 2016/07/15 03:22 by 124.170.9.97