Sonic State has some news which I find deeply conflicting. eJay is running a Kickstarter to gather funding for an iOS/Android version of the popular entry-level music making app. This is the first, and possibly only time, I've ever posted a Kickstarter to this site.
The whole concept of Kickstarter is bullshit. This isn't investing, you're not getting any share of the company. This is speculative bargain-hunting at best, and gambling at worst. You pump tons of cash into someone, they get a company out of the deal and you might get some trinket for $5 less than you would ordinarily pay. This is asinine. If you gamble on a company you should see a return on your investment. Kickstarter is for corporate charity drives, and there are a lot more worthy charities out there than this.
Having said that, this is a somewhat worthy charity. eJay is a simple little app where you drag and drop samples in an arranger. It is not something I imagine anyone who reads this site will benefit from, but it will inspire aspiring musicians who are intimidated by even things like GarageBand. I speak from experience, because eJay was one of the first desktop music apps I used.
I was given a techno mix-tape in '94 and liked the sounds I was hearing. My attention span couldn't cope with the drawn out repetitive nature of techno at the time; the same fucking pattern repeating for over 100 bars! So I dragged and dropped some loops in eJay for a week and tried to make Techno for people with ADHD. This isn't a good song, though it is somewhat amusing, but the important factor here is that I completed a song. That simple act of completing a song is all it really takes to hook someone. Thanks, eJay!