As I mentioned back in January when doing a full review, Bram Bos’ latest iOS music app – Troublemaker – is something just a bit special. As the name suggests, this is an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn’t disappoint and I think this is already a strong contender for my ‘top 10 iOS music apps of 2017’ selection (and, if it’s not, then we are in for a heck of a year!).
Bram is building an impressive collection of iOS music apps. I reviewed his Phasemaker iOS synth app here on the Music App Blog just after it was released. It’s a brilliant little synth inspired by the FM synth engines of the 1980s (such as the classic DX7) but with a few modern twists thrown in for good measure. I’ve also looked at both of his drum synth apps – Ruismaker and Ruismaker FM – and was suitably impressed. Troublemaker is, however, even better; this is a developer who is really hitting his stride and, in addition, embracing the AU plugin format.
Anyway, read the full Troublemaker review for the details… but the app has a great feature set, a slick UI, a brilliant mini-sequencer (when used stand-alone) and works very well as an AU plugin in all the popular AU hosts. Oh, and the sound is top-notch.
Indeed, I think any half-addicted iOS musician will have found the lure of Troublemaker quite hard to resist. And, at its usual UK£9.99/US$9.99 price, it is most definitely a bargain. Which is why today – March the 3rd (3-03; doh!) – as Bram has the app ON SALE at 50% off, it’s an even better deal. I’m not sure how long the sale is going to last but, if you don’t own this app already, and you have any sort of interest in electronic music styles, then perhaps now is the right time to take the plunge? Feel free to check out the full Troublemaker review but this is top-notch stuff from a developer that just keeps getting better…. Hit that download button to find out more :-)