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FunkBox 3.0 Update!

Thanks to reader ChrisG for alerting me to this major update for FunkBox!

What's new:

  • iOS 6 compatible
  • Retina graphics support for iPad and iPhone 5

  • Five new classic vintage drum machines:
    DX, Drumulator, TOM, KR55, and RX11
  • New pattern presets, including a bonus bank inspired by classic drum machine presets
  • Support for 3/4 time signature

  • New box and pattern storage menus
  • Custom drum box and sample management menu
  • Improved Audio/MIDI settings menu 
  • Share your custom patterns and boxes through email
  • Edit pattern names
  • Closed hat chokes open hat
  • MIDI bass line sequencer
  • MIDI CC control of volume, pan, mute
  • MIDI start/stop control
  • OMAC fast switch support, to quickly switch between apps

  • PDF manual included with app for offline reading Misc improvements and bug fixes

If you have custom patterns or boxes saved, they will be automatically converted to use with 3.0, but we recommend backing them up to iTunes before upgrading.

Thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy this big upgrade!

Buy FunkBox on iTunes: $3.99


Very nice! FunkBox is one of the apps supporting Audiobus at launch. I've been playing with it a lot in testing. I'm warming up to it, and this update sure packs a lot of goodies, so I may have to revisit my Buyer's Guide review.

Developer Synthetic Bits has a great video of it with MoDrum, BassLine and an Electribe EMX. All following FunkBox's MIDI clock!

Reader Comments (5)

Now *this* is how you make a drum machine app! The DM1 folks could learn a thing or two from this.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDC

ah well, different strokes for different folks eh :) I bought funkbox a while back and hardly touch it. seems like a pretty cool update though, good to see active support

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRMG

The closed hat still doesn't choke the open hat.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDC

This is a pretty incredible update. New boxes and patterns sound great. Pattern and machine saving is so. much. better! I love the grime in the switches. :)

Renaming patterns was a dream too. It was hard before to know where your edited patterns were.

Not sure if this was there before and I missed it but it lets you out one OMAC fast switch app in the top right (where it says FUNKBOX in the screenshot above) so you can jump to another app with a single tap. I dig the omac switching list in some apps but this setup makes way more sense. I could see two in some scenarios but for me anyway, I'm often toggling back and forth between two.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill

I tried it briefly on an iPhone 5 and the pads can't keep up at all, its really bad must be a bug or two causing it? Or maybe I'm just too good..Naah :p

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrisG
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