AUMI 2.1 allows you to easily import user instruments in a simple package.
To install an instrument from this collection, simply click on the name of the instrument in the following lists. If you are reading this on an iOs device that has AUMI intalled on it, AUMI will launch and load the instrument into the "User Instrument" sections of the Instruments list. The sounds will be available as percussive, loop, and relative instruments, and if following the proper naming conventions, melodic instruments as well. This page can be bookmarked, and it even provides an icon if you save it as a bookmark using "Add to Home Screen" in the sharing menu.
An upcoming version of AUMI wil provide access to this list from inside AUM itself!
An AUMI Instrument (aumiinst)
is a directory of sound files, compressed with the Unix tools tar and gzip.
On Unix-like systems, this would be:
tar -vczf "NewInst.aumiinst" "NewInstDir"
Under Mac OS, this can also be accomplished by making a directory of sound files and then choosing
from the right-click menu.
file is then renamed to
as its file name extension.
This makes it much easier to bring in special sets of sounds to a group of AUMI users.
If the sound file names end in a number between 36 and 96 , e.g.
, that's taken to be the MIDI note number it corresponds to, and will be considered a melodic user instrument. If you don't want you sounds to be considered melodic, but you still would like to number them, try starting the numbers from 100 rather than 0 or 1!
While this collection is hosted here, there's nothing stopping you from hosting your own collection of AUMI instruments on a web page you control. Simply use the URL scheme
aumiinst:// instead of
https:// when setting up the link. AUMI Instruments can also be installed by dropping them into AUMI via the Files app, or using a Mac Desktop's access to an iOS device's files, or even texted or mailed to a device!
Here is a list of AUMI Instruments that are now available.
- Trout Lake Piano Really out of tune piano. (H. Lowengard)
- s-cello Steel Cello. (H. Lowengard)
- BassMelodica Bass Melodica (H. Lowengard)
- Guitar String Noise Guitar scraped string noises (H. Lowengard)
- Toy Piano Amplified Toy Piano (H. Lowengard)
- Toy Piano Damped Amplified Toy Piano hit with felt hammer (H. Lowengard)
- Bamboo Clarinet played in the Widow Jane Mine...partly melodic, partly percussive. (H. Lowengard)
- Ocarina ChucK Ocarina, 2 seconds long. (H. Lowengard)
- Synth Bars ChucK ModelBar 0 instrument, 2 seconds long. (H. Lowengard)
- Mandolin ChucK Mandolin (H. Lowengard)
- Detuned Mandolin ChucK Detuned Mandolin (H. Lowengard)
- Ancient Conch 18,000 year old Conch instrument, extended to more than an octave. (U. Toulouse/ Lowengard)
- Trombone Modeled Trombone, GEOShred SWAM instrument samples. (H. Lowengard)
- Gyil2 From Leaf's upstairs gyil (H Lowengard)
- Bfive A zither-like stringed instrument tuned to one chord, hit in a number of ways. (H. Lowengard)
- Chinese Bell Traditional Chinese Bells (Norman Lowrey)
- Tea Kettle squeaks from a tea kettle. (H. Lowengard)
- Cartoon 2 More cartoon sounds (H. Lowengard)
- Autoharp autoharp chords (H. Lowengard)
- Steel Cello Bowed Steel Cello sounds (H. Lowengard)
- Panerus Panerus gamelan instrument (H. Lowengard)
- Suling Suling flute gamelan instrument (H. Lowengard)
- Suling Degung Suling Degung loop patterns, 4 seconds long. (H. Lowengard)
- Wrenches Wrench chimes (H. Lowengard)
- Paddles Canoe Paddles (Jesse Stewart)
- Canjo banjo made of a tin can (H. Lowengard)
- Hyper Piano Simulation of inharmonic piano (H. Lowengard/Kevin Hobby)
- GPT2 Dreams Machine Learning describing a dream, read by Google WaveNet (H. Lowengard)
- Schwa Consonant phonemes linked by "schwas" (H. Lowengard)
- Counting 1-10 in English (H. Lowengard)
- Speak + Spell Numerals and alphabet (maximumporges.com)
- Toddler A Toddler's English vocabulary (H. Lowengard)
- Covid19 Recitation of 750 Covid-19 bases (Wendy Tremont King / H. Lowengard)
- P600 Seqsuences Tiny repeating synthesizer lines (H. Lowengard)
- 19 EDO 19 EDO bars, .5 secs per sound (H. Lowengard)
- Knife Beats Knives and letter openers rattling on a table edge (H. Lowengard)
- Paper Paper: rattled, crumpled, ripped, curled, and popped (H. Lowengard)
- Carrot Chewing a nice carrot on June 8, 2020 (H. Lowengard)
- Train Variations on a passing train, good for loops (H. Lowengard)
- Flexatone Fun old boing-y sound effect (H. Lowengard)
- Droning Loops Control the volume of a 110Hz tone and some harmonics as a loop. (H. Lowengard)
- GeoShred Bowl From GeoShred's Tibetan Bowl voice. Not a lot like a bowl, though. (H. Lowengard)
- Frogs Frogs at night, best as a loop (H. Lowengard)
- Mrs. Miller Basset Hound pleas (M. Lerner)
- Birthday BBC Orchestral version (YouTube, BBC Orchestra)
- 0-100 Zero to One Hundred (Voxeo 2001)
- PO Laughs Pauline Oliveros laughing, umming, etc. (Red Bull Music Oct 2016)
- PO Talks Pauline Oliveros talking (Red Bull Music Oct 2016)
- Accordion Loops Long accordion noises (H. Lowengard)
You may want to delete an AUMI Instrument, to save space, for example. In the Instrument control screen, whenever you select a user instrument, a Delete Instrument button appears. Tap it, confirm , and the instrument will be removed. The current instrument will change to the Piano.
You can also delete individual sounds from an imported AUMI Instrument. To do that, select it as a User Percussion instrument, open the Sounds page, and select the sounds in that instrument and use the "delete" button to delete them. If you select ALL the sounds, it will also delete the AUMI Instrument itself. You can re-import it at any time later. Saving this instrument with its re-ordered and edited list of sounds is possible when you save it as a setup. Remember that if you share that setup, the device receiving it has to also have the same AUMI Instrument installed.
If you are experiencing technical issues with AUMI, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Similarly, if you have an AUMI Instrument you'd like to share with the rest of the AUMI community, send it to us