Elastic Drums in space? – grab NASA’s favourite iOS drum app at a SALE price

Download from iTunes App StoreElastic Drums logo 2If you are a regular visitor to the Music App Blog you will be familiar with Elastic Drums from developer Oliver Greschke and Mouse On Mars. And also familiar with the fact that it is a personal favourite app….

Elastic Drums has always done synth-based drum sounds brilliantly and offers a deep programming experience for those that want to dig in. However, Oliver has more recently also added sample playback to the app and this makes it a great all-round drum sound source.

Elastic Drums – a great combination of drum sounds via synthesis and samples.

Anyway, Oliver was in touch yesterday and, apparently, iOS musicians are not just here on earth. If Oliver is to be believed, NASA also have an interest….  I’ve reproduced Oliver’s email/publicity briefing below….

**********  From Oliver Greschke

Will Elastic Drums go intergalactic soon? We are totally excited after a phone call from NASA!!!
In 2015, at Apples’ Developer conference in Berlin, I had a long and interesting chat with a guy working for the health industry. We exchanged contacts and the guy soon became a regular user and fan of Elastic Drums. Yesterday I surprisingly got an email and a phone call from this guy, telling me that he is now working for the NASA in a leading position of their Human Health and Performance section (https://www.nasa.gov/hhp/index.html). 
He told me that they are in contact with Apple for a research study, where they want to test the benefits of using iPads in long-term space missions. The research study is meant to prepare and accompany long-term missions, like to the International Space Station (ISS) or later spaceship expeditions to Mars even, where „music apps might help to reduce negative effects of long-term space missions“. He said, the complexity of Elastic Drums could help Astronauts to keep their cognitive abilities in shape, fight boredom and space sickness, and beats created with Elastic Drums could also be used in the Astronauts’ health and fitness training. With the help of Ableton Link (and similar other equipped music apps) the Astronauts could make music together even and therefore improve social cohesion to reduce conflicts that might come up in long-term space missions. 
I was asked to create another version of Elastic Drums and incorporate Apples HealthKit into Elastic Drums, to examine the benefits of the app for Astronauts’ health and fitness condition. AND I was invited to the Nasa Astronauts training camp, to demonstrate Elastic Drums and have a first jam with the Astronauts in a zero gravity chamber to „examine the pitfalls of mobile music with touch devices under the conditions of zero gravity“.

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Anyway, to celebrate this galactic scale news, Oliver has put Elastic Drums ON SALE for a limited time. From today (April 1st) and until April 5th, you can pick up a copy of Elastic Drums for half price. Instead of UK£11.99/US$11.99 for the base app, it will be just UK£5.99/US$5.99. That’s a heck of a lot of software for a very modest price whatever part of the galaxy you happen to be in :-). Do budget for the Sampler IAP (UK£4.99/US$4.99) though as this is an excellent addition.

Anyway, check out the original review for full details on the app and the video provided by Oliver on the new features introduced in both the v.1.6 and v.1.9 updates…  but Elastic Drums is an app well worth owning….

Elastic Drums

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    1. Hi,just thought i would let everyone know that all the Yonac apps are on 50% dicount. That includes the “Motherload” for Tonestack….all really great apps………cheers……Mark……

    2. I haven’t quite reached space but regularly attain heights of 50,000 feet in an SU27. I am planning to take my iPad and Elastic drums with me on my next flight.

    3. LOl — happy April fools day everyone. I think Oliver got us one this one!

    4. Athaphian says:

      I totally believed it up until ‘and have a first jam with the Astronauts in a zero gravity chamber’… good one!

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