September 21, 2012

BeatSpiral Sample Performance Instrument For iOS

There is an endless supply of musical apps for tablets and mobile devices out there.  There are even hardware devices like the iRig that integrate the software together with actual instruments.  Some of these apps perform small tasks, and some of them do the heavy lifting – but they’re all inexpensive when compared to desktop software, so the novelty is worth the risk.

BeatSpiral is a neat app for apple devices that allows you to chop up samples from different songs to create your own original piece.  While this concept isn’t new, the graphical interface is.  It features a colorful rotating disk that looks like a miniature CD, and it lets you naturally change functions at the swipe of a fingers.