Fingerlab, makers of DM1 Drum Machine, have a "complete music studio" app for the iPad called Rockmate. It hasn't gotten a lot of attention, but this new patch might change that! Both MIDI In and sample import, via Audio Paste, have been added. Rockmate already supported Audio Copy, so now you have full in and out options for your sounds.
Secret Base Design just released VoxKit! This Universal app is a MIDI Drum controller than you can trigger with sounds you make in the real world. Different sounds can trigger different drums! You can then send the MIDI out via CoreMIDI, or even DSMIDI WiFi. If sending MIDI all over the place isn't your thing, VoxKit has its own sample playback engine that supports Audio Copy/Paste.
I compared the features between this and AmpliTube and I am kind of puzzled. Why do these guys both have FTP export? That seems so anachronistic. Don't get me wrong, I love to get down and nerdy with my File Transfer Protocoling, but who is really using this? Why is this a bullet point for both of these apps? JamUp Pro needs to step up and offer FTP and Usenet; export directly to alt.binaries.mp3!
Here is a demo from 4Pockets, featuring Brazilian Guitarist Marcos Klien.
This is great morning for apps designed to take advantage of the iPad interface! There are a lot of DJ apps out there replicating a turntable setup, but this little $3 gem seems like the only one trying to do something new and modern.
Today's update brings:
• Improved BPM detection algorithm.
• New instant mode (seek to different measures without breaking the beat)
• Master BPM can be set to manual.
The Patch Preview window will be handy for keeping track of your patches! Things can get really deep in this one. Check out my video review if you're not familiar with, what is still, one of the best synths designed to make use of touch interfaces.