By mode of expression, LLC
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☆ Free, universal Timpani using Ratatap Drums' cutting edge engine! ☆
The harder you hit the drums, the louder they sound. Swirl your finger around for slower or faster rolls. The drum sound varies slightly from hit to hit, just like real drums. With the fastest response time of any drum app, it feels incredibly good to play.
Choose from one of the four included bongo sets. Unlock a hidden bonus set.
☆ The harder you hit the drums, the louder they sound! A first for an iPhone app!
☆ The fastest response time -- more than 60% faster than the competition!
☆ Professionally recorded drum sounds at 44.1khz high fidelity!
☆ Natural drum rolling -- the faster you drag your finger, the faster the roll!
☆ Realistic modeling of drum strikes so drum rolls blend and repeat hits don't sound like machine guns!
☆ Pitch bending depending on where you hit the drums!
☆ Try our "Dueling Timpani" so two people can rock out with their own set on one device!
☆ So much more!
"Ratatap Drums is exactly what you need and whatever you want it to be, all at the same time. It is the complete package and absolutely fun at the same time. If you are into music or percussion, this app is a must buy." - AppAdvice.com Review (Ratatap Drums)
What's New in Version 1.9
* Support for full-screen iPhone 5!
* iOS 6 fixes!
Nice idea; needs work
Full discloser: Timpani was my principal instrument in Music School and I played them professionally in Orchestras for 8 years.
The visuals are good. The tone the timpani produces is uncharacteristic. It is how they sound when they are at their lowest possible pitch. A more characteristic sound comes in the mid-range. The sound produced is of a head that is too loose. The sound of the roll needs some work (might want to consult a Timpanist on how it is supposed to sound). It would be really cool (and worth redownloading) if you could change the pitch on the Timpani.
To ask too much: it would also be cool if it had timpani sounds for 3 distinct mallets (no it doesn't all sound the same). That way I could hear a hard/staccato (#2), medium (#3), and soft cartwheel sounds. Also the kind of sound timpani produce is different in the middle of the drum, near the rim, and 3 to 4 inches in from the rim.
This app is okay, but would be extremely helpful if the timpani is set up like an actual timpani set—four different drums in front of you in a semi circle. It would be even better if you added the pedals like on an actual one, so you're able to change the pitches. I'm a percussionist in need of something like this, since timpani sets are a little too big for us percussionists to practice at home. For now, I'm giving this three stars. Thank you for your time.
~ Anonymous percussionist
The app is pretty good but I wish there was a way to change the pitches of the drums, maybe a menu of the key you want to play in and then you can select the notes for each drum based off the key and the drum's actual range. It's a great idea but it needs more options so people can practice along with recordings without dissonance. I hope you add updates that include this in the future!
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 29, 2012
- Version: 1.9
- Size: 9.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: mode of expression, LLC
- © 2011 mode of expression, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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