So, apart from having the word ‘Robotic’ in the app’s name, and also having what is arguably one of the coolest icons for a music making app ever, what has this got going for it?

The answer = LOADS!

Read the app’s description then try and think of a reason for not having this app …

Robotic Drums is an analog modeled drum synth coupled with a probability sequencer. This special combination, makes the app suitable for live sound manipulation, sequence experimentation and regular beats. The main highlights for this app are:

  • A minimalist interface, with a high emphasis in flow.
  • 6 analog modeled synthesized voices.
  • A probability sequencer. You control how “random” a sequence is.
  • Quantized pattern switching.
  • Dropbox support for saving sessions and sharing across devices.
  • AudioBus support.
  • Midi clock sync support.

Some details:

VOICES

There are 6 analog modeled synthesized voices, each with a noise and an oscillator section. This flexible configuration allows each voice to generate sounds that range from punchy bass drums, to snappy snares, to lo-fi tones, to sound effects and much else in between.

THE PROBABILITY SEQUENCER

The sequencer for each voice is based on probabilities. A step on a sequence is not just a “switch” but a measure of “how likely is this step to be triggered”. This allows for highly dynamic sequences that maintain a certain base, but never sound the same from one pass to another.

THE PATTERNS SECTION

Each session can hold 16 patterns. Switching patterns in a live situation is always controlled by a “pattern quantization” parameter, which determines when the pattern switch actually happens. This allows for pattern switches to occur exactly when expected, maintaining the musical flow of a piece.

SESSIONS

Sessions can be saved to Dropbox, this allows to share sessions across devices or even to use as an easy method to share patches with the community.

And at just $4.99, why wouldn’t you buy this?

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