Delightfully nerdy: Rhythm Core Alpha for the DSi

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Calling all music nerds! New today for DSiWare is a title called Rhythm Core Alpha. It’s musical software for your DSi, packed full of tools that let you sequence and perform.  It’s kind of geared toward performance with the stylus and touchscreen functionality, and you can even edit one block of loops while another is playing.

Actually, it’s about to get really music-nerdy up in here. Creator T.B. Trzepacz explains: “Rhythm Core Alpha detects the key of the music automatically, so you can change the key of the music you sequenced with the +Control Pad or face buttons, like fingering a guitar, while soloing with the stylus using your other hand. Or you can sequence all of the chord changes in the pattern mode and concentrate more on your playing.”

For those of you that are still with me, you’ll find an extensive list of features and capabilities for Rhythm Core Alpha after the jump. You’ll see that this little app is really robust. You should be able to get pretty creative with this.

I’ll be honest: the above screenshot really excites me. Rhythm Core Alpha is out today for 500 DSiWare points.

 Features:
               Drum Grid
               • 12 tracks
               • 64 beats per track
               • 122 sounds
               • 7 velocity levels
               • Track mute and solo modes.
               • 7 powerful editing options: copy, shift, set, clear, random, echo, and velocity.
               • Up to 100 drum / note blocks (loops) can be stored.

               Note Grid
               • 8 tracks
               • 64 beats per track
               • 166 sounds
               • 7 velocity levels
               • Track mute and solo modes.
               • 8 powerful editing commands: copy, shift, set, clear, random, echo, velocity, and transpose.
               • Automatically detects key and scale, allows remapping using +Control Pad or buttons.
               • 24 key/scale (chord) change options using buttons, from 120 possible key/scale combinations.
               • Up to 100 drum / note blocks (loops) can be stored.
Solo Mode
               • 2D solo grid gives over 6 octaves of notes on screen.
               • Each note can reach 6 other notes without lifting the stylus for more fluid play.
               • Notes in grid remap to current scale… no wrong notes can be hit!
               • User can override scale selection.
               • Drums can also be played from the solo screen!

Pattern Screen
               • Up to 1000 steps can be set.
               • Sequences key/scale (chord) and block (drum and note loop) changes.
               • Powerful loop-back feature allows looping chord progressions.
               • +Control Pad and face buttons can be used to jump to steps in the pattern for flexibility.


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