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_MAIDEN - remembering-09

Reader _MAIDEN wrote in with what is one of the most intense Trap tracks I've heard. It starts off right up in-your-face, clipping almost immediately into grungy-crunchy territory. The performance is in Samplr, with samples made in Gadget. You can find more on a new album on Bandcamp, remembering.

Video Description:

made with samplr
drum pattern made with 808 samples in bilbao in korg gadget

Buy Samplr on iTunes: $9.99

Buy Korg Gardget on iTunes: $29.99 (On Sale, from $39.99)

SugoiGaijin - ORPHION!!

Reader SugoiGaijin jammed out on the Orphion app by Bastus Trump (no relation) with his other gear!

Video Description:

So many possibilities with this awesome app!! Check it out!!
I hope you guys dig it!!

Gear: Live 9, TR-8, KP3+, Orphion for Ipad & Novation SL MKII 25.

Official Website: www.juanortizmusic.com

Buy Orphion on iTunes: $3.99

NinjaJamm for Android - Hyperbole for Us

When you set up a website you can be assured of some very weird emails. Usually the weirdest of them are from China, with offers of free 500L drums of Formic Acid samples because the word "acid" appears so often on the website. That's an instance where the emailer has no idea what I do here.

The really funny emails are from the people who have no idea what they're doing either.

NinjaJamm's release on iOS two years ago was somewhat controversial here, since most readers were not interested in remixing other artists. The app was almost immediately forgotten and has never been mentioned on this site since. So it was with a hazy memory that I struggled to recall what the fuck it actually did yesterday upon receiving news that its Android release was an: "industry-shaking mobile move."

Eagerly I read through the press release to find out exactly how this could be the case. Instead of finding anything remotely industry-shaking I discovered them acknowledging the latency problems on Android, and then dismissing them.

iOS success notwithstanding, why wait for Android? “Android latency is an issue,” maintains Matt Black: “Most Ninja Jamm functions are not impacted too much by latency, but for the ‘stabs’ page one needs to develop an advanced ‘Ninja’ technique to anticipate the latency! All Android apps tested so far have this issue; only a few devices — mostly manufactured by Samsung — have decent low-latency hardware. It’s a huge issue, much discussed by a community of Android music-heads. This is one area where iOS is well ahead, and parallels the long-time superiority of Mac over PCs for the financially small but very influential business of music production. There’s not a lot that we can do about latency, but Ninja Jamm on Android is still a lot of fun regardless so we thought we’d dive in and give it to the Massive now, rather than wait for several years until the big boys resolve the issue.”

The "long-time superiority of Mac over PCs" and "give it to the Massive now" not withstanding, I'm amused to see them address the latency issue but decide, "Fuck it, we'll do it anyhow!" So I guess this is a laggy waste of everyone's time. Good luck with that!

Buy NinjaJamm on Google Play: Freemium

Buy NinjaJamm on iTunes: Freemium

There's a teaser video for it, but I feel this video is more appropriate. Here's Bill O'Reilly to play us out...

haQ attaQ - 7 apps 4 Trap - Top List

Jakob Haq has released a list of his favorite 7 drum apps for making Trap music. Included in this list is Olympia Noise Co.'s upcoming Patterning, which now has an official release date of one week from today on August 20th!

Buy BOOM 808! on iTunes: $1.99


Buy Figure on iTunes: Free

Buy Diode-108 on iTunes: $4.99


Buy DM1 on iTunes: $4.99

Buy Elastic Drums on iTunes: $9.99


Buy Impaktor on iTunes: $4.99

App Sales!

Several apps went on sale today, including bent.fm and an even further price reduction on Loopy HD!

Buy djay 2 on iTunes: $4.99 (On Sale, from $9.99)

Buy djay 2 for iPhone on iTunes: $0.99 (On Sale, from $2.99)

Buy Loopy HD on iTunes: $1.99 (On Sale, from $3.99)

Buy bent.fm on iTunes: $3.99

Update: Ack bent.fm is already back to full price!