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"a bit like musical crack" - Synthtopia
TonePad is the easiest and coolest way to make music. Discover the inner musician in you. Create songs by simply touching the screen and seeing notes light up.
If you like Andre Michelle's ToneMatrix or the Tenori-On, then you will absolutely love this app.
TonePad features a clean minimalist user interface with a full 16x16 matrix. The sound quality remains excellent regardless of how many notes are playing at the same time.
You can save an unlimited number of songs. The current song is also saved automatically on exit.
Please use headphones for best sound. Stayed tuned for more customization features to come. If you like the app, please write a review. Thanks!
What's New in Version 1.30
- App updated for iOS 8
I’m so glad this app was resurrected. I had it years ago on my first iPod touch and loved playing with it when I had a free moment. It’s not a sequencer, it’s not a multitrack recorder, it’s not a music composition tool. If you want those things, there are other apps for that. This is just a delightfully simple tool for building pretty musical phrases. Maybe calling it a toy would set the correct expectations, but I see it as a little gem living on my phone.
(Actually this version has ads, which spoil the aesthetics somewhat. If the developer added an in-app purchase to remove the ads, I’d buy it.)
Bring back Pro!
Even though I am a professional musician, I really enjoyed playing with this app from time to time because of its extreme simplicity. And I enjoyed sharing it with my young nephews. Now apparently only the regular version with ads is available. It doesn't really detracts from my experience, however when my small nephews play with it they sometimes accidentally click on the ads and they get lost.
It's a pretty good app to get you going, but I got the app to make music to put on SoundCloud, and I can't seem to figure out how that can be done on this app. I will rate 5 stars once either I can figure out how to upload my songs to SoundCloud or if a future update lets me do what I wish to do.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Dec 21, 2014
- Version: 1.30
- Size: 4.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: LoftLab
- © 2015 LoftLab LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.