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FunkBox Drum Machine

By Synthetic Bits, LLC

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Funkbox contains all your favorite vintage drum machine sounds in one funky quirky little app! FunkBox has been used by electronic artists such as Gorillaz (on their album “The Fall”) and Tom Middleton (Global Communications, Jedi Knights). FunkBox has been used by alternative/indie musicians such as tUnE-yArDs, Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Reggie Pace of Bon Iver. FunkBox has also been used by rock/pop musicians such as Joan Osborne and Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) live in concert. Its quirky vintage sounds, ease of use and advanced features make it popular with musicians of many music genres, both live and in the studio.

FunkBox was featured in Computer Music Magazine's "Amazing Music Apps" special issue and Electronic Musician magazine's "Attack of the Killer Apps" best music tools for the iPad.

FunkBox 3.4 features:
The look, feel, sound and quirks of a classic vintage drum machine.
iOS 7 compatible, iPhone 5 retina graphics compatible, iPad retina graphics compatible.

Universal app that works great on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Buy it once and you can use it on all your iOS devices.
Fourteen classic boxes to choose from, including favorites like the 808, 909, CR-78, LM-2, MRK-2, DX, TOM, and more.

Create your own custom boxes by mix and matching preset samples, or even import and use your own custom samples.
Includes 36 preset rhythm patterns, plus several more bonus banks. Easily edit the included patterns to create your own beats.

Export your drum loops as audio or midi via email, audio pasteboard, or the iTunes folder.
Easily share your custom boxes and patterns via email with your friends, or between your devices.
Use Audiobus and Inter-App Audio to exchange live audio with other apps.

Use CoreMIDI to sync up with “real” music equipment or other music apps, multi-tasking in the background or on other nearby iOS devices.

Use the bonus MIDI bass sequencer to play a bassline along with your beat using another iOS app or a “real” hardware synth!

…and lots more. Need some beats? Grab yourself some funk in a box.

What's New in Version 3.4

iOS 7.1 compatible
Inter-App audio compatible
- instrument and generator modes supported
- host timeline sync for easy, tight sequenced loops
- optional host timing tweak for Garageband, Auria, Beatmaker, Cubase
- MIDI in note support for host sequencing
- remote host transport controls included
Audiobus 2 compatible
- state saving of current box, including custom boxes
- new triggers for pattern up and pattern down
Overall volume has been increased, if you have many parts playing at max volume at the same time you may want to lower your overall volume to avoid clipping
"Open In…” added to audio export menu, also includes AirDrop support
iTunes folder option added to MIDI export menu
Swing available in external MIDI sync mode
MIDI Continue and MIDI Song Position message support
MIDI Clock has been tightened up, more clock improvements coming
Various other interface tweaks and bug fixes

More of your requests are coming, thanks for your support!


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Customer Reviews

Most Fun I Know How To Have With A Drum Box

Funkbox has always been delightful, emulating classic drum machines like the LinnDrum and the Drumulator (I paid $1000 for the latter way back when). But with the new update? It roars! Audiobus 2, including state-saving. Increase in overall volume, which is nice. Invaluable "Open In…" for easy export. MIDI clock interface and even swing with external MIDI! Jeez, these are great devs! Also, as with some of the old Rhythm Ace boxes, you can hit two patterns at once for fun polyrhythms. Love it to pieces.

Quirky but Useful

FunkBox is definitely not the most authentic sounding drum machine emulation, well at least not on every machine, but it's an incredible deal to get this many features at this price.
So glad it includes the MRK2 so I can do Sly Stone!
I like the quirky vintage styled interface...lot of attention to detail in the design. Overall not as well laid out as others like DM-1, but still, very nice range of features.
Best feature: combining patterns by pressing multiple buttons, just like the good ol days!

FunkBox Drum Machine
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $5.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2014
  • Version: 3.4
  • Size: 44.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Synthetic Bits, LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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