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The sounds put out by this app are amazing and the way you play it just lets you be that much more creative. Definitely worth the five bucks.
WendellRM on May 21, 2013 for Impaktor
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Some bugs on my iphone5
I just switched to 5 from 4 and although the OS is the same I find this app way more buggy. The clear track function doesn't work at all, though one trick u can do is change down to 4/16 and then back to the length u want and that will get rid of most stray notes. I tried clearing while record or play was on/off but it didn't seem to make a difference. I want to love this app because am an addictive tapper so it is a perfect concept for me...
MhueD on Apr 11, 2013 for Impaktor
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Great Update
Adding audiobus support allows a great app to be even better. Use headphones if you want to avoid feedback issues while you're drumming. Still the most expressive drumming app, it translates mic input into drum sounds with a variety of ways to tweak the sound and adjust the volume of the input from the mic. Try using a contact mic for additional options if you're wanting to perform live music.
polarpaul on Apr 9, 2013 for Impaktor
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Grgm313 on Apr 8, 2013 for Impaktor
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Rumor has it that audiobus is coming, which would push this app into a range of use. To add this into the effects slot while running a sequencer through it could be really cool. I really dig playing my tablas and other percussion through this app. Can't wait for this app to update!!!
Robert McVey on Mar 26, 2013 for Impaktor
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Finally, a real percussion instrument
I think that this has huge potential. To me, several of the reviews have missed the point. First of all, in my opinion, the virtue of this thing is precisely that it does NOT have an on-screen control widget; it uses the sound generated by drumming on a tabletop (or on real percussion instruments which you may already know how to play), an inherently analog and sensitive process which allows a natural access to dynamic range and timbral variation just not possible in tapping on a picture of a button on a glass screen. The app does, in fact, provide control of input sensitivity, and it's possible to tailor that to eliminate almost all false triggers. (If you're trying to make this work in a subway station, you're out of luck. Buy any of the more traditional "drum machine" apps.) I do understand and sympathize with the frustration of not being able to use Bluetooth headsets, but that's a tricky one... A set of through-the-air Bluetooth speakers looks just the same to the app, however, but would produce horrendous howling feedback loops which would result in horrendous howling ticked-off reviews. Still, it might be better to give people the rope, with instructions for not hanging themselves. (By the way, I have no idea why Bluetooth doesn't work; I'm totally guessing.) Finally, the claim that this is limited to only simple "beats" is... well, you need to get out more, and listen to the music which is made by hand drummers from all over the globe. An Indian classical tabla player just uses his hands and fingers to make some of the most complicated percussion music in the world, for instance. This app doesn't have the sensitivity of a piece of stretched animal skin, but it's the first thing I've seen which even comes close. I very much hope that Audiobus support is coming soon! I'd also like to see more real-world instrument samples included. The "Ethnic" kit is a good start, with a lot of useful sounds, but I'd love more Western orchestral percussion and trap set sounds, too. And finally, did I mention that I'm holding my breath waiting for Audiobus support? Oh yeah, and also add Audiobus! This app and Auria are just dying to make music together!
Tburgueso on Mar 13, 2013 for Impaktor
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