By Sonosaurus LLC
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ThumbJam is a powerful musical performance experience. You get over 30 high-quality real instruments multi-sampled exclusively for this app. Hundreds of included scales allow you to effortlessly play in any style from rock to classical, whether you are a musical novice or a seasoned professional.
Jordan Rudess, the world-renowned keyboardist for Dream Theater says:
"ThumbJam stands at the very top of the overcrowded music app world. The sounds included absolutely rival those found in pro instruments and making music on the app is a total joy. The only problem I have with this app is that I did not make it myself! Luckily, I'm able to work with the developer and offer a few good feature ideas as well as some choice sounds from my personal collection!"
Two signature sounds from Jordan are featured in the application!
Even if you've only played air guitar, ThumbJam lets you sound like a pro. Pick an instrument and jam -- with all the scales to choose from you'll never hit a wrong note. The high quality instrument samples will make you sound like you just skipped years of music lessons.
For the performing musician, this app is awesome for soloing on an instrument you didn't bring along. Play in any key, any style -- go from a string ensemble to a wailing guitar. ThumbJam was developed and tested by musicians to feel and sound like a real instrument. You'll be surprised at how expressive it can be, make sure to check out the videos and audio at thumbjam.com.
ThumbJam makes use of tilt and shake to add vibrato, tremolo, note bends, and volume swells for more realistic and expressive results. It supports up to five (eleven on iPad) simultaneous touches and up to 24 voice polyphony. Delay and stereo reverb add depth to the sound, and a resonant lowpass filter gives you more tone shaping power. Put on your headphones or plug in to your home stereo to experience some of the highest quality instruments in the App Store.
Build your own loops from the ground up or import your favorites and jam from there. Layer as many loops as you want, with different instruments for each. Export your loops as audio files or Ardour DAW sessions via WiFi. Copy and paste audio from other apps using Sonoma Wire Works AudioCopy/Paste as well the general pasteboard used by BeatMaker, via email, iTunes Document Sharing, or open directly in another application. Now supports both Audiobus and JACK to stream audio between other applications!
Want to jam with your friends? ThumbJam lets you broadcast tempo, key, and scale to other nearby devices via Bluetooth so you can be in sync live. Even better, you can use it as a MIDI or OSC controller over WiFi, with any CoreMidi compatible device, Akai Synthstation, or Line6 MidiMobilizer to control software instruments on your computer, other apps on the same iOS device with virtual MIDI, or play ThumbJam with other hardware or software MIDI controllers or apps!
The app includes a huge variety of scales, from western to eastern. Save your favorites for quick access, or create your own in-app. You can even import new scales in the Scala format for complete flexibility.
You can also record your own instruments using a built-in or attached microphone, or from file import.
+ Cello, Violin, Viola
+ Upright Bass (plucked and bowed)
+ Several drumkits
+ Electric Guitar
+ Electric Bass
+ Tenor Sax
+ Low Whistle
+ Acoustic Guitar
+ Hammered Dulcimer
+ Grand Piano
+ Drawbar Organ (2 types)
+ Pipe Organ
+ Synth Strings
+ Synth Choir
+ Sawtooth Waveform
+ Sine Waveform
+ Triangle Waveform
And from Jordan Rudess:
+ JR Zendrix
+ JR Smooth Steel
Many more for immediate free download in the app including several drumkits, Mellotron, basses, banjo, tabla, ukelele, guitars and more! New instruments posted regularly.
What's New in Version 2.3
- ALL orientations finally supported on iPad!
- JACK support added, another way to stream audio and midi between apps. Get more info at http://www.crudebyte.com/jack-ios .
- fixed stuck sustain issue on second loaded instrument slot
- fixed some MIDI output issues with split screen between first and second loaded instruments
- fixed crashing issue in MIDI settings when VoiceOver is active
Please update your reviews and ratings for this version, and as always give us feedback via email at email@example.com or via the forums at thumbjam.com. Developers can't reply to App Store reviews even though we'd like to!
the BEST for sample based music making
This was my first musical app and it's still one of my most often used tools. The quality and expressiveness of the supplied instruments just can't be beat ... from acoustic guitar to zither and everything in between, it's all here, mostly all sampled from live instrument recordings. It plays very well with MIDI, so you can use any other MIDI capable interface to play these instruments (I like GeoSynth), but the interface in ThumbJam is very nice, too. The screen real estate is almost completely devoted to customizable and easy to read scale keys. You can also create your own sampled instruments without too much trouble.
IMPORTANT READ BEFORE YOU BUY THIS APP
I know personally that polarpaul and crabjuice (two reviewers who have this app 5 stars) work for sonosaurus (the company that made this app) and I suspect many of the other good reviews are planted as well. That being said, i speak as someone who has actually paid money for this app and want you to know that it is falsely advertised.
There are several instruments and many of them sound good, but if you come on expecting to actually record loops or make any beats or do anything beyond just playing the same scales on a collection of instruments, look elsewhere.
The recording and loop creation works well while making the song, but after you save it and come back, the app plays each looped instrument from the beginning instead of where you started recording it, effectively ruining your song.
Staple to iOS Music
Had to come pay my respects to this absolute staple in iOS music production. Thumbjam continues to lead the way along the cutting edge of possibilities for music-making on wireless iOS devices. There is always something new to discover in this deep and great-sounding sample-based instrument app that somehow manages to be magically light on my CPU resources when other apps run in the background. Anyone who has yet to discover the joys of TJ, prepare to be amazed. Thanks for another great update.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Apr 17, 2013
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 200 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Sonosaurus LLC
- © 2012 Sonosaurus LLC