By Svetlana Perevalova
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SpheroSampler is new-generation music instrument which records and plays audio tracks onto two 3D-spheres.
It is new idea for sound making. Using SpheroSmpler, you will obtain new surprising sounds and loops.
Playing SpheroSampler is resemble dj and violin-player work. You vary speed and do smooth morphing of sounds, for making new unique music!
You can record your sounds via microphone or using build-in synth.
Also, you can export your mixes into wav-files.
We love spheromusic. And hope you will too.
Unique App Room for Growth
The app allows you to record loops on a sphere at variable speeds which you can then play back at variable speed with wobbles, warp or other manipulation of the spheres. You can get some very interesting loops this way.
This could very easily be a five star app with a bit more functionality and stability. There is no audio copy/paste or a way to name your tracks. In fact when you go to save your tracks there is no way to tell which slots are already being used plus it'd be nice to have additional banks of tracks that you could access and be able to name them. You can't even see the mixes you've recorded for export on the iOS device and have to access and delete them through iTunes. The input level indicator on the mic icon needs to be more visible.
In addition, the app crashed quite a bit, I think this might be due to overloading the mic input, but I'm not really sure. This app is also a natural for audiobus support due to the nature of how you record your tracks.
Hopefully the developer will address the recording/exporting and audio copy/paste deficiencies of the app. At this point it's good for experimenting with but a difficult app to incorporate into your music creation work flow.
This is so close to being incredible
This is such a cool app and unlike anything out there but it is missing just a few things to make it truly useful. The big one being background audio. It would be stunning to have that, if it was there I thing this would be a big part of my arsenal.
There are other things I'd love to see like copy paste, a thing that would allow you to record the sphere from a sample, or using the devices xy points to control the spheres. And audio bus for effects out. But really the background audio is such a simple fix and an easy way for the developer to make some more cash.
A clever idea well implemented, a neat UI, and great output
I expected more of a novelty UI that would be cute and interesting but not particularly useful. It is a much more clever idea, actually, allowing a lot of creative experimentation. Eventually it would be cool to have MIDI, virtualMIDI, AudioBus, audio copy, and that kind of integration/linking with other music apps. For now -- I just like this tool.