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 is a full featured drum machine that you can use to compose, record and play your songs live. It has been used in the studio by electronic artists such as Gorillaz (on their album “The Fall”) and Tom Middleton (Global Communications, Jedi Knights), and also by alternative/indie musicians such as tUnE-yArDs, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, QOTSA), Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), and Reggie Pace (Bon Iver). It's also been used on stage 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 have made it popular with tons of musicians who have used it to make all sorts of different styles of music worldwide.
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 3.5 features:
The look, feel, sound and quirks of a classic vintage drum machine.
iOS 8 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 3.6
iOS 9 update
Copy/paste/clear mixer settings
Muted part names are muted on edit screen
More MIDI controls: change machine, alt switch, roll
All 12 sounds can be triggered via MIDI
Fast switch is disabled for now
Perfect apart from one thing
Sounds are fantastic, and it's quick and easy to operate. Feels like you're using the original machines.
But, choosing the number of steps in a pattern allowing for any time signature would be more interesting than just switching between 3/4 and 4/4. Please allow for this in a future update!
Good but dull
Great sounds in their simplicity but you guys should really add inbuilt effects. Something like the 'Tonestack' app, maybe those guys can team up with you?
Good and well made
But I just don't use it ever. It's good but not for me I'm afraid