I was playing with this app yesterday and really making a start on getting my head around it seriously for the first time.
My initial reaction to the interface was that it was really complex for an iPad app but as I’ve started tinkering around with it I’ve found it quite straightforward, at least so far anyway.
The app is described on the store as a ‘complete music production app for the iPad’. I don’t think I can really agree with that description. I don’t think that a mono synth and 6 drum synths is a complete music production app at all even though describing them as a ‘six part drum machine’ doesn’t come close to what you can do with them in any way.
Even so, there are many other apps that can better describe themselves in that way and I wouldn’t put the Korg iMS-20 in the same league as NanoStudio for example.
All of that aside I do like this app. I’m not sure I’ve quite got the patching sorted out, but that will come. The iMS-20 is a great addition to the iOS music scene.
My biggest complaint is that there’s no audio copy/paste in this or in the iElectribe. I don’t understand why someone as big as Korg can’t add that to their requirements for an app. It seems so simple to, perhaps I’m missing something?
Anyway, I think that the app is worth the current $15.99 although I’d probably think twice before paying double that from the 31st of Jan next year.