fluXpad sale – MoMinstruments take 25% off their left-field take on a sample-based sequencer

Download from iTunes App Storefluxpad logo 1I posted a review of WretchUp from the Mouse On Mars development some time ago on the blog. WretchUp is most certainly a bit of a wild ride as an audio processor but, if you like to mangle audio in all sorts of unpredictable ways, and particularly if you like to do that in a performance context, then this is an app that might well appeal.

The MoMinstruments team includes Oliver Greschke (of Elastic Drums fame) but, given WretchUp’s pedigree, I think we should expect anything under the MoM banner to be a little out of the mainstream….   and that’s exactly what we have got with their latest release –  fluXpad – and which I reviewed just a few weeks ago.

fluXpad - sample-based music creation by drawing :-)

fluXpad – sample-based music creation by drawing :-)

MoM describe fluXpad as a sample-based sequencer but where you ‘draw’ your pattern sequences for each sound. Multiple patterns (clips?) can be sequenced within a single project and these then triggers to create a full performance. As shown in the screenshots, given the ‘drawing’ element, the UI can look a little like a child’s sketchbook (!) but, if you check out the videos below (and once you have stopped laughing at the first one; it’s brilliant), you will soon realise the app is more than capable of creating some cool music.

In technical terms, the app requires iOS8.1 or later, is currently iPad-only, and is a 90MB download. Audiobus, IAA, MIDI sync and Ableton Link are included from the off. There are a number of demo projects to get you started and a collection of preset samples…  but you can also record your own or import samples from elsewhere. There will also be options to buy sample IAPs.

You get options for basic editing the samples you work with in an easy-to-use format.

You get options for basic editing the samples you work with in an easy-to-use format.

Anyway, if you fancy a punt, then you can currently pick up the app at 25% off the usual price; for a limited Halloween-length time [ :-) ] the app is priced at UK£4.49/US$5.99. Check out the full fluXpad review, the videos below and then hit the download button to find out more.



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