October 1, 2012
So now that Algoriddim’s new version of djay (version 1.6) is out on the market – what has been changed, and what’s better about it? The first that that you’ll notice is that there haven’t been any obvious changes to the interface, unless you’re one of the lucky few to have scored a new iPhone 5 – in which case you’ll take advantage of the extra screen space with more visible options at your finger tips.
Of course the most anticipated change was Apple’s doing, with their updated iOS 6. The dual stereo output means that live cueing and listening is available using both the headphone jack and the 30-pin connector (if you have an iPad). In usage, it works as advertised.…
September 6, 2012
Sonosaurus’s DrumJam app is now out for iOS devices, although it will probably see better use on the larger iPad. Created by percussionist Pete Lockette, it contains a hoard of drums instrument samples from various percussion dialects which ranges from Indian ghatams and Arabic recs – to Latin shakers and pop drums.
What’s particularly innovative about Sonosaurus’s DrumJam is the ability to go from a free-performance style to a sequenced-style, along with anything in between. The kit contains multiple pre-set groove which can be altered by a randomization button to create unexpected rhythms. The app also supports powerful time stretching and multi-tempo looping to shake things up even more. All in all, it will run you less than $4 at the app store.…