ThumbJam update – Sonosaurus add further refinements their classic iOS music app

There are a few iOS music apps that have a sort of 'classic' status and ThumbJam - by developer Sonosaurus - is most definitely one of them. If you are a newbie iOS musician - or maybe just never got around to giving the app a try - then you really should give it a go :-) Perhaps the thing that makes the app stand out from the iOS music app crowd is the rather wonderful way in which the playing interface has been implemented and, while the app is still a little quirky in some respects,the … [Read more...]

ThumbJam update – Sonosaurus refine their classic iOS music app

There are a few iOS music apps that have a sort of 'classic' status and ThumbJam - by developer Sonosaurus - is most definitely one of them. Perhaps the thing that makes the app stand out from the iOS music app crowd is the rather wonderful way in which the playing interface has been implemented and, while the app is still a little quirky in some respects,the playing experience makes brilliant use of the touchscreen and allows you to squeeze maximum expression out of the sample-based sounds. … [Read more...]

ThumbJam update – Sonosaurus add Ableton Link support to their classic iOS music

There are a few iOS music apps that have a sort of 'classic' status and ThumbJam - by developer Sonosaurus - is most definitely one of them. Perhaps the thing that makes the app stand out from the iOS music app crowd is the rather wonderful way in which the playing interface has been implemented and, while the app is still a little quirky in some respects,the playing experience makes brilliant use of the touchscreen and allows you to squeeze maximum expression out of the sample-based sounds. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday ThumbJam! – classic iOS music app also on SALE

There are a few iOS music apps that have a sort of 'classic' status and ThumbJam - by developer Sonosaurus - is most definitely one of them. And, this week, the app celebrates something that not many iOS music apps can yet lay claim to; it's 5th anniversary! Happy Birthday ThumbJam and here's to many more :-) Perhaps the thing that makes the app stand out from the iOS music app crowd is the rather wonderful way in which the playing interface has been implemented and, while the app is still a … [Read more...]

ThumbJam update – Sonosaurus get their classic iOS music app ready for iOS8

There are a few iOS music apps that have a sort of 'classic' status and ThumbJam - by developer Sonosaurus - is most definitely one of them. Perhaps the thing that makes the app stand out from the iOS music app crowd is the rather wonderful way in which the playing interface has been implemented and, while the app is still a little quirky in some respects,the playing experience makes brilliant use of the touchscreen and allows you to squeeze maximum expression out of the sample-based sounds. … [Read more...]

ThumbJam giveaway results

As I posted last week, Sonosaurus have just made available the first significant update to their classic iOS music app ThumbJam for quite a while. It is, however, a pretty significant release with a whole number of improvements and new features. Headline new features include Audiobus 2 support, IAA support, new instruments, support for multiple velocity layers and a brilliant split screen mode that supports up to four instruments at the same time. To celebrate the update, Jesse at Sonosaurus … [Read more...]

ThumbJam giveaway – 5 copies of the classic iOS music app from Sonosaurus to give away

As I posted yesterday, Sonosaurus have just made available the first significant update to their classic iOS music app ThumbJam for quite a while. It is, however, a pretty significant release with a whole number of improvements and new features. Headline new features include Audiobus 2 support, IAA support, new instruments, support for multiple velocity layers and a brilliant split screen mode that supports up to four instruments at the same time. To celebrate the update, Jesse at Sonosaurus … [Read more...]

ThumbJam update – Sonosaurus add new features to their classic iOS music app

Given that iOS has only been with us a relatively short time, is it possible to define an iOS music app as having attained 'classic' status? If so, I would have a few personal candidates that I might hang that label on. One of them - mostly because it was one of the very first apps to really show the way in terms of what a touchscreen interface could bring to the practice of music creation - would undoubtedly be ThumbJam from Sonosaurus. ThumbJam was one of the first apps I reviewed on the … [Read more...]

iOS music apps – toys or tools?

I'd like to start with a question and, while I admit the link to iOS music apps might not be obvious to start with, bear with and I'll do my best to convince you that I can join the dots... So, my question…. has anyone here ever played Guitar Hero? For a while a few years ago it was all the rage on consoles such as the PS3 and the Wii. Indeed, my own sons (then aged about 10 and 3) were both hooked and we had the full setup for the family Wii; two guitars, a drum kit and a mic. The kids … [Read more...]