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G-Stomper Update

Reader stub provided a lot of free consulting to Planet-H. As our resident aficionado of odd time-signatures and other groovy time stuff, he wanted to see the Android dev add more step-timings! Planet-H delivered; with new beat divisions available in G-Stomper Studio, G-Stomper Producer, and G-Stomper Rhythm.

What's new in G-Stomper Studio v5.8.0.2:

Now supporting 12 different step timings (special thanks to Jon)
Existing: 16(1/16), 32(1/32), 64(1/64), 8T(1/12), 16T(1/24), 32T(1/48)
New: 8(1/8), 16Q(1/20), 16S(1/28), 32N(1/36), 32Q(1/40) 32U(1/44)

Fixed the missing drum pad flashing when triggering drum samples manually
Fixed the wrongly held notes in some rare situations when using micro steps in the Poly Grid
https://www.planet-h.com/g-stomper-studio/gst-whats-new/

Reader Comments 11

Yes, thanks for posting this, Tim. It's not entirely clear from his release description but the new divisions are: 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 steps per beat.

Q= quintuplet
S= septuplet
N= nonuplet
U= UnDecuplet

G-Stomper Producer is the most powerful of the three versions. It allows separate step-rates, swing settings and pattern lengths per track.

G-Stomper Studio has similar features, but the step-rates, swing setting and pattern-lengths apply to all tracks of a pattern.

G-Stomper Rhythm is free. It is a simple drum machine version of the apps, with no synth.

They all have features that are quite remarkable for mobile music making. For example, when you choose a step-rate, you can select ANY of the steps (except the first one) to which swing will apply. So, for example, if the step rate is 6 steps per beat, you could choose 2 and 5 and apply swing to only those steps per beat.

In the drum step editor you can apply micro-step delay to any steps (I think it divides a step into 32 slices). So the amount of control you have over making things sound slinky, swingy, galloping, staggering, falling over, and puking on oneself-- well, the amount is a lot.
August 29, 2019  | favorite_border stub
@stub: I like to cover Android news, so thanks for making news for me to cover!
You're welcome. This is especially good news for Android rhythm nerds.

The latency is very low (i.e., if it isn't an issue for ME, it isn't an issue).

The built-in synth (VA Beast) is surprisingly versatile. With basic waveforms, noise, sync, FM, and PCM which will load sFz soundfonts. Nothing fancy as far as architecture, 2 multi-mode filters, basic Env/LFO, etc. But the ability to play sFz gives it quite a range.

In previous years, I might have given SunVox highest marks for "sprawling" mobile music app. But G-Stomper is so much more intuitive and deep.
August 29, 2019  | favorite_border stub
On August 29, 2019 - @Tim Webb said:
@stub: I like to cover Android news, so thanks for making news for me to cover!

I have not heard of this iOS app "Android". Some kind of rompler perhaps...?
August 30, 2019  | person_outline Simon
@Simon: Think of it as a stand-alone hardware platform. Like a Raspberry Pi, or a "Windows Machine"

So if you have an iPad, you can use this "Android" thing as a phone. It also lets you freely drag files on & off the device, which is kind of nice. It does other stuff, for example, it has an alarm clock.
August 30, 2019  | favorite_border stub
On August 30, 2019 - @stub said:
@Simon: Think of it as a stand-alone hardware platform. Like a Raspberry Pi, or a "Windows Machine"

Ah, good. I like pie but can’t eat too much. And my padded cell has a window but I wouldn’t call it “a machine”. Time for my medication...
August 30, 2019  | person_outline Simon
@Simon

:D

Sane, sane, we're all insane.
August 30, 2019  | favorite_border stub
Just a quick follow-up. The app will choose a time-signature based on the user settings of step-rate, steps per bar, etc. AND, the app will allow the user to select a time-signature (in the "wizard") and it will make initial settings of step-rate, etc. I.e., it works both ways.

Along with the new subdivisions, there were some minor semantic issues w.r.t. time-sigs. The developer and I worked through this and came up with a pretty elegant set of solutions-- which should be implemented fairly soon (days).
September 02, 2019  | favorite_border stub
Thanks @stub for working on app this with dev.!

And thanks Tim for covering this app (and the Android platform!)

G-Stomper Producer is one of a handful of outstanding Android-only apps that led me to buy into the platform (via a sexy and forbidden Huawei device...).

See also, outstanding and Android-only: DrumPadBeats, Bandpass, Synthesizer (by Yossi Barel), PhoenixStudio, FakeSID, and Milkytracker.

(Not forgetting the cross platform greats on Android: SunVox, FL Studio Mobile, Pixitracker, Caustic, DefleMask, Reactable, Nanoloop, Jasuto, Kaossilator)
@Tim Webb
Android apps, whadya know? Thanks Tim (didn’t tag you properly above...)
On September 03, 2019 - @Littlewoodg said:
G-Stomper Producer is one of a handful of outstanding Android-only apps that led me to buy into the platform (via a sexy and forbidden Huawei device...).

See also, outstanding and Android-only: DrumPadBeats, Bandpass, Synthesizer (by Yossi Barel), PhoenixStudio, FakeSID, and Milkytracker.

(Not forgetting the cross platform greats on Android: SunVox, FL Studio Mobile, Pixitracker, Caustic, DefleMask, Reactable, Nanoloop, Jasuto, Kaossilator)

Thanks. I've only heard of a few of those. Will put those in my notes to check them out. I'm looking forward to making some weird shit that pushes my brain into new places.
September 04, 2019  | favorite_border stub
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