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G-Stomper for Android

I haven't posted any Android apps before, but not for lack of interest. I'd love to see some competition in the tablet space! G-Stomper is the first app to really warrant a post though, and thanks to Matrixsynth for bringing it to my attention.

This drum machine looks like a minimalist-Electribe. It might not be quite as pretty as Korg's iElectribe, but I really like the way all of the pertinent controls are nice big sliders.

Buy G-Stomper DEMO on Google play: Free

Buy G-Stomper - Drum Machine on Google play: $5.50

Reader Comments 6

some developers are beginning to notice that other platforms exist. nodebeat and morphwiz (player) are available for bb playbook; as is a really promising music app called 'caustic 2' (desktop for windows available free).

June 18, 2012  | person_outline a1

Hi there
Thanks a lot for your posting about my G-Stomper app.
with best regards, planeth

June 18, 2012  | person_outline planeth

That looks nice - and I'm totally with you about the sliders. Drives me nuts how developers claim they have developed an app specifically for the iPad (or Android, for that matter) and still use knobs! Have you tried to use the fiddly little things? Even when GUIs are well done (Electribe and Animoog for example)' they'd be way better if the knobs were replaced by sliders. Developers PLEASE take note.

June 18, 2012  | person_outline Dastardly

To be honest, knobs do take up less real estate on the small tablet screen. Also, the fact that you can set a linear or rotary control on these virtual knobs makes them very easy to control in my opinion.

There's a number of reasons why developers haven't targeted many other platforms other than iOS for music apps up until now. Not the least of which is the poor audio SDK in android, not sure about qnx.

June 18, 2012  | person_outline gatearray

Obviously, I understand why they do it, but I dispute the 'easy to control' thing, especially in the heat of a live situation - that's why midi controllers have become some popular for soft synths, etc. I'm just frustrated that given no one needs to stick to the old fashioned hardware-referencing designs, why don't they come up with new ways of arranging the screen? A good example is Loop Twister, where they've clearly wiped the slate clean and tried to come up with an interface that fits the purpose, rather than making it look like it's got wood end cheeks.

June 18, 2012  | person_outline Dastardly

I agree, that sliders are not that pretty...but even if the sliders are using much more space than knobs, it had the most importance to me to make it easy to use, especially for live sessions.

I decided to use sliders instead of knobs by the folling reasons:

- Values had to be selectable by a simple click on the control, so clicking on a slider directly sets the value to that position
- In some situations, 2 values must be controlled by one slider/knob, those two values must be visible at the same time (orange + red slider color)
- It's very easy to see what the actual values are when using sliders, much easier than reading values(digits) or looking for a small line on a knob which points to a direction

btw. there is a switchable finetune mode implemented on the sliders, which allows the user to move the slider 15 times slower than the finger.

June 19, 2012  | person_outline planeth

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