Make Music with Nintendo DSi & 3DS!
Rhythm Core Alpha is an advanced music creation system for the Nintendo DSi and 3DS. It is designed for creating and performing live music in-front of an audience; an electronic instrument designed for PERFORMING!
Rhythm Core Alpha’s 2D solo mode allows one to play the screen by drawing with the stylus. The key and scale can be set so that one can never hit a wrong note! You can even play the drums from the DSi or 3DS screen!
Setting up a drum beat is nearly instantaneous with its twelve (12) track DRUM GRID. You can choose between 122 different and unique drum sounds, created especially for Rhythm Core Alpha!
Creating instrument parts is fast and easy using the traditional MIDI-style piano-roll editor. Eight (8) different instrument sounds can play at once, using any of 166 different instrument sounds. Notes can be of any length.
A full set of editing commands are available for building your drum and instrument tracks: Copy, Shift, Set, Clear, Random, Echo, Velocity and Transpose! Up to 64 beats can be set for each track in each loop block. Furthermore, a full ADSR volume envelope control is available for every track, allowing for great customization for each sound.
Rhythm Core Alpha automatically detects the possible keys and scales for the music you have entered, and allows you to change the key and scale instantly by simply pressing a Button or a direction on the +Control Pad. By using the shoulder buttons as shift-keys, 24 different key/scale combinations can be selected, from 120 possible options that you can choose to assign to each button. So, much as one changes chords when playing guitar, so can chords be changed even easier in Rhythm Core Alpha!
Up to 32 different loop blocks of drum and instrument notes can be created, and then sequenced in the pattern editing mode. You can even edit one block while another block is playing! In the pattern mode, the block, key, and scale changes can be set. A very powerful feature is that loop points can be added to allow a chord progression to continue indefinitely until the user decides to break out of it. The face buttons on the DSi or 3DS can be set to jump to different patterns or blocks completely under user control, allowing for the maximum flexibility for live performances! One can even set the patterns so that they allow the user to change the chord or block independently of the other sequenced changes, for even more performance options.
The chord changes can also change the notes available for the solo mode, allowing for carefree soloing without worrying about hitting a wrong note!
At an retail price of 500 Nintendo Points (US $5, Europe €5), Rhythm Core Alpha provides unparallelled control at unbeatable price! Look for it in the Nintendo DSiWare Store and 3DS eShop!
Now available throughout the Americas and Europe, and in the UK, Australia and New Zealand!