Thumbjam 1.1 arrived

ThumbJam 1.1 is out. Here’s the full list of what’s new:

  • Copy/Paste to and from other apps using Sonoma Wire Works AudioCopy/Paste,
  • as well as the generic pasteboard used by BeatMaker, etc.
  • Interface in the app to new download instruments and loops from the ThumbJam server as
  • they become available. The community is encouraged to submit instruments via the forums
  • for possible inclusion.
  • Better on-board creation of new instruments via microphone sampling, or
  • imported samples
  • Performance sidebar with easy access to octave range, key,
  • glide/retrigger, and a new hold (sustain) button
  • Direct access within the app to your iTunes music for playing
  • along (look in Prefs->Volume/iPod for the itunes button), and
  • transport control of that music

New instruments:

  • Two instruments from Dream Theater’s keyboardist Jordan Rudess:
  • JR Zendrix and JR Smooth Steel
  • Muted Trumpet
  • Grand Piano to replace the previous piano
  • Updated electric bass
  • added quantize start option for looping
  • master loop level control in mixer for easier reduction of all loops
  • option to use interval names instead of note names on display
  • new legato option for dragging when retriggering
  • new Continuum-like mode option for dragging when gliding
  • ping-pong delay option
  • bug-fixes

ThumbJam at the app store:


  1. Why did it have to go up to £4! I nearly got it when it was 59p on first release I'm gutted I didn't get it before.

  2. Jay, I don't think it was ever that cheap. I think the price has been fairly stable. Besides, 4 pounds is a bargain for this program, its one of the best, if not the best musical instruments available for the iphone/touch and the new copy/paste makes it even better.

  3. This app is a “Must Have”,great sounds that deserve a lot of fun..and with the free update is even better!.

  4. I think this is the best sample-based instrument app out there, by far. Plus, the developer is dedicated to listening to his users, adding requested features, and fixing any bugs; he has created a nice online community.

    Thumbjam was one of the most impressive new release (V1.0) music apps I have encountered, and this update takes it even further. No, its cheap, but in this case you get your money's worth.

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