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BeepSteet Impaktion Preview

Sunrizer developer, BeepStreet, has been working and hinting at a new app. Finally we're getting some details and a bunch of audio examples, thanks to Synthtopia! Impakton is a semi-modular percussive synthesizer that uses your iOS mic to drive acoustics through the synthesis bits. The results end up sounding like a cross between Stomp and Nine Inch Nails!

BeepStreet describes its use:

You just slap your desk like a real drum, the transient acoustic signal is fed into the physical modeling engine and turned into the desired sound. That makes Impakton an extremely expressive instrument. Drop a coin on the desk, select any of the membramophones presets and you will hear the sound of the coin dancing on a membrane.

You can hear what that sounds like for yourself here:

So far the feature list includes:

  • Semi modular architecture
  • Physical modeling + frequency modulation + noise shaping synthesis.
  • Multimode filter
  • LFO and input velocity can modulate any parameter
  • 4×4 loop recorder
  • Recording quantization and metronome
  • Reverb, delay, chorus, flanger and phaser effects available on the send bus
  • Looking forward to it this July. It will be available on iPhone 4,4s and iPad 2,3 devices.

    Correction: The name of this new app is Impakton, not Impaktion. Oops. I pulled the spelling from Synthtopia, where they got it wrong in the title!

    Reader Comments 8

    Any info about what models of hardware it'll run on?

    June 13, 2012  | person_outline Ayup

    Ooops, yes there was... Thanks for the reminder! I've added it.

    apparently it may run on an ipad1 as well but without the use of reverb (?)

    June 13, 2012  | person_outline Anonymouse

    Thanks for the update, any conformation about compatability with iPad1?
    If not, it might just be another tick in the column for an upgrade.

    June 13, 2012  | person_outline Ayup

    Love the timbres of the different drums.

    June 13, 2012  | person_outline Chris

    This is one of the BIGGEST anticipations for iPad3 software that I've had yet, having listened to the demos the ol' chap has previewed for us so far! The differences in harmonic content from the percussive sounds have had my bleeding jaw, nailed to the fargin' floor! 8-O I've been wishing this package were out YESterday already! :o :O 8-O

    June 13, 2012  | person_outline Richarius

    No 3GS support. :(

    June 14, 2012  | person_outline Ronzlo

    This could be highly expressive, like a Wavedrum on a budget! :D

    June 14, 2012  | person_outline ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓

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