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The best to say about ThumbJam is that it made me curious to…



The best to say about ThumbJam is that it made me curious to explore the world of music on the iPad – and that it stayed among my top apps ever since. The number and quality of sampled instruments included  is impressive. The number of scales is a cultural journey around the globe. 

It should to be mentioned that ThumbJam does a superbe job to take the gyroscope and accelerometer as input to twist and bend the sounds, e.g. shake the iPhone to play a wild e-guitar vibrato.

I’ve configured the screen above to play Hang 1. More layers are added for Hang 1.1 and Hang 1.2. MIDI support allows other apps to interact with ThumbJam.

Update: I even found an easter egg – on Easter!!

ThumbJam

Animoog is a unique synth app for iPad and iPhone. Usually you…



Animoog is a unique synth app for iPad and iPhone. Usually you are overwhelmed by zillions of knobs and dials of emulated synthesisers. Not in Animoog because the app has a clear layout and navigation structure, and it comes with a impressive amount of presets that take you straight to playing sci-fi sounds on the keyboard. Mind your fingers! – the sound depends where you hit the keys and how you slide horizontally and vertically. Surprising enough, the small screen real-estate of iPhones is no limit, because the whole screen can be used for sliding tones!

Animoog for iPhone | Animoog for iPad

Animoog is a unique synth app for iPad and iPhone. Usually you…



Animoog is a unique synth app for iPad and iPhone. Usually you are overwhelmed by zillions of knobs and dials of emulated synthesisers. Not in Animoog because the app has a clear layout and navigation structure, and it comes with a impressive amount of presets that take you straight to playing sci-fi sounds on the keyboard. Mind your fingers! – the sound depends where you hit the keys and how you slide horizontally and vertically. Surprising enough, the small screen real-estate of iPhones is no limit, because the whole screen can be used for sliding tones!

Animoog for iPhone | Animoog for iPad

Seline Redux has just been (re-)released. The sound app keeps…



Seline Redux has just been (re-)released. The sound app keeps all the delightful properties of Seline Ultimate, and adds a few clever enhancements. First and foremost Seline has a unique keyboard layout; assign a scale and you get carried away with long improvisations. Seline comes with a number of instruments. My favorite still is the Majestic Flute with lots of echo (delay) in a large concert hall (reverb). The sound reminds me of a live concert with Al Di Meola. His percussionist came back after the break and played an incredible duet with himself (echo&delay) whistling on beer bottles!

Seline Redux by Eric @AmidioInc