By Univers Labs
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Cool and fun music making app, shaped by the sounds of the '80s!
▶ So easy to make music anyone can do it!
▶ Use the loops to build up layers and tracks.
▶ Record your creations and share them with friends on Facebook or Twitter.
▶ Use sounds from the greatest analogue synthesizers and drum machines.
What's New in Version 1.1.1
Bug fixes for iOS 8
Interesting, but flawed
As a musician, I wanted to try this app out. After all, it's free, looks pretty slick, and seems kind of fun. And, to be fair, this app features a nifty interface, a few nice sounds to work with, and offers some cool visual effects.
But, as an instrument, this is a tough one utilize. For one, the grid to play the sounds with is hidden until you play a note. Now, it does look cool to see the visual splash, but without a grid overlay or some indication of what square you'll be touching, it's easy for a finger to slip away from the square you're working with and go to a totally different sound on an adjacent square.
This wouldn't be a big issue except that you can't see what the grid/note overlay is until you're already playing a sound. Imagine playing a piano without being able to see the keys until you play a note. Playing with this app offers that kind of experience except that this instrument/app isn't something standard like a piano keyboard. So you're more or less taking shots in the dark to see what will play.
Plus, maybe it's just my hardware, but on an iPad 2, when I would try and make a beat on tempo to the click track, it would slow down and my beat would be off time. I think it's a processing issue (so it may not be an issue with the app), but I can't recommend this if I can't get my own tablet to run this app without that slow down.
That said, I give this 3 stars for the vision and idea behind the app, but the implementation feels off.
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It would be cool if you could select different sounds for the buttons and for you to some-how add some dub step sounds.Also so of the bass parts are to low, you should be able to turn parts up and down.