2010年2月3日星期三

ThumbJam Review


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ThumbJam. I seen its icon too many time when I browse through the music category in the app store. But the icon design looks shitty IMO so I didn't even clicked it before.

When I was looking for some expressive acoustic instrument sound for my current work. This icon shows again and finally I click for the sake of finding out why its price is so high...

Impressive!

It is a multi sampled acoustic instrument app, with configurable tilt expression, scale, fx, together with a built-in looper.

For some bowed string sounds like cello, the simple tilt volume expression feature is a giant step forward than midi keyboard control which is the most common control methods for computer plugins.

Anyway, ThumbJam won't successfully fake a real cello when it comes to different playing techniques on the real instrument, but for some simple long notes/pads, this is quite enough.

There are quite a few other instruments there too.

I can also connect this app with Soniccouture's product in my mind. It can be put into the same category with Gu Qin from Soniccouture, because of the rich expression ability they can offer.

Worth $6 just for the cello alone. And there are also some other great sounding instruments as well.

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