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 also been used by rock/pop musicians such as Joan Osborne (“What If God Was One Of Us”) and Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) live in concert. Its quirky vintage sounds 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 3.3 features:
The look, feel, sound and quirks of a classic vintage drum machine.
iOS 6 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 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 3.3
- Open .zip files from Mail, Safari, etc with FunkBox
- MIDI routing setups are now saved
- Added master volume MIDI CC (#8)
- Added MIDI CC offset option
- Added MIDI velocity in
- Export bass sequences as MIDI file
- Option to hide FunkBox virtual MIDI ports
- Latest Audiobus library
- Double transpose bug fixed, if you have custom boxes you may need to re-adjust pitches
- Other misc bug fixes and improvements
Funkbox will always be a must have
There are over 100 drum/drum machine apps in the AppStore, Funkbox is always at the top of everyone's lists bloggers/reviewers/users alike. Easy to use, sounds great, midi, Audiobus, custom kits, always updated.
To the doof below that said that this app can't compete! haha go get a list of drum/machine apps that are better, lets compare notes. I could use a good laugh.
Funkbox is definitely at the top with a few others but not many.
After getting this app like a year ago and loving it, I just realized today that you can make your own patterns and store them. I don't understand how I overlooked this, but now this app is the shizznit!
I will be using it a lot for recording and live. The sound quality is really well done. I'll probably never be able to afford a real 808, but this will do just fine for my sitiation. Whoever made this is awesome and I want to buy you a drink.
Well, it really is retro, in that retro limited way.
About the only strength that I can see is the comprehensive midi routing options for audiobus. Other than that, it's sort of primitive. Not nearly enough options. As a standalone, DM1 offers much more. But, DM1 is audiobus limited. Meh, it was only 5.99, and the samples sound nice.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Apr 18, 2013
- Version: 3.3
- Size: 44.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Synthetic Bits, LLC
- © 2012 Synthetic Bits LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.