DopplerPad for iPhone

I’ve been waiting for this for a while now and today it is live at last. I think it is fair to say that this app has a lot promised, and I’m hoping that it will deliver in a big way. With multiple instruments and sampling too it sounds almost too good to be true.

DopplerPad is described as:

DopplerPad is an expressive touch instrument designed exclusively for iPhone & iPod Touch. Quickly create and perform musical hooks, phrases and loops with a variety of custom synth and sample-based instruments. Make samples on the fly and weave them into compositions

The app was made by the Retronyms, who are behind a number of other excellent apps. I can’t wait to get using this one, and as soon as I’ve got my head around it I’ll post some thoughts.

DopplerPad at the app store:

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  1. Wow I can always count on you to turn me on to the newest fun thing 🙂
    at first glance this looks really cool/- I had some good loops going in under a minute without reading any instructions, so I can't wait til I have time to actually learn how to use this!

  2. I must be thick. I need to hit the manual!

    I got it sampling fine though, and was very impressed that you can overdub loops.

    Looks like this has LOADS of potential.

  3. Somehow the few videos on youtube did not convince me… there really was not anything useful coming out of the app. Wouldn't like to put $10 on pretty visuals only, so will wait for reviews. Or your comments 🙂

  4. After spending about five minutes looking at the manual I am feeling comfortable with the app. The only downside I am finding is the few slots for user samples and not being able to save an entire project. I really enjoy the workflow/GUI. It was real easy to get something going. Performance is “iffy” on my 1st gen iPhone.

  5. After watching the tutorial videos, I decided to get this. It okay, once you get accustomed to the fact that the all overdubs are final, there's no way to erase one instrument from the recorded pattern. Have seen a couple of bugs (cracks and pops in the mix even after clearing the track and once I got a persistent sine wave even when both pads were stopped). But overall, I like it 🙂

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