ThumbJam

ThumbJam

iOS Universal Music

$8.99
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ThumbJam is a powerful musical performance experience. You get over 40 high-quality real instruments multi-sampled exclusively for this app. Hundreds of included scales allow you to effortlessly play in any style from rock to classical, whether you are a musical novice or a seasoned professional.

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Jordan Rudess, the world-renowned keyboardist for Dream Theater says:

"ThumbJam stands at the very top of the overcrowded music app world. The sounds included absolutely rival those found in pro instruments and making music on the app is a total joy. The only problem I have with this app is that I did not make it myself! Luckily, I'm able to work with the developer and offer a few good feature ideas as well as some choice sounds from my personal collection!"
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Even if you've only played air guitar, ThumbJam lets you sound like a pro. Pick an instrument and jam -- with all the scales to choose from you'll never hit a wrong note. The high quality instrument samples will make you sound like you just skipped years of music lessons.

For the performing musician, this app is awesome for soloing on an instrument you didn't bring along. Play in any key, any style -- go from a string ensemble to a wailing guitar. ThumbJam was developed and tested by musicians to feel and sound like a real instrument. You'll be surprised at how expressive it can be, make sure to check out the videos and audio at thumbjam.com.

ThumbJam makes use of tilt and shake to add vibrato, tremolo, note bends, and volume swells for more realistic and expressive results. It supports up to five (eleven on iPad) simultaneous touches and up to 32 voice polyphony, for each of up to 8 loaded instruments! Delay and stereo reverb add depth to the sound, and a resonant lowpass filter gives you more tone shaping power. Put on your headphones or plug in to your home stereo to experience some of the highest quality instruments in the App Store.

Build your own loops from the ground up or import your favorites and jam from there. Layer as many loops as you want, with different instruments for each. Export your loops as audio files or Ardour DAW sessions via WiFi. Copy and paste audio from other apps using AudioCopy/Paste as well the general pasteboard, via email, AudioShare, iTunes Document Sharing, or open directly in another application. Supports Audiobus and Inter-App-Audio for streaming sound to/from other apps in real-time, including state save/restore with Audiobus2.

Extensive MIDI input and output support over WiFi or Bluetooth, with any CoreMidi compatible device, or other apps on the same iOS device with virtual MIDI. Now also supports Ableton Link for tight sync between apps on the same network.

New powerful arpeggiator feature lets you play patterns with perfect time sync, from the screen or via MIDI control.

The app includes a huge variety of scales, from western to eastern. Save your favorites for quick access, or create your own in-app. You can even import new scales in the Scala format for complete flexibility.

You can also record your own multi-sampled instruments using a built-in or attached microphone, or from file import.

Included instruments:

+ Cello, Violin, Viola
+ Upright Bass (plucked and bowed)
+ Several drumkits
+ Darabukka
+ Djembe
+ Electric Guitar
+ Electric Bass
+ Trumpet
+ Trombone
+ Tenor Sax
+ Flute
+ Low Whistle
+ Acoustic Guitar
+ Hammered Dulcimer
+ Mandolin
+ Cittern
+ Grand Piano
+ Drawbar Organ (2 types)
+ Rhodes
+ Pipe Organ
+ Synth Strings
+ Synth Choir
+ Theremin
+ Sawtooth Waveform
+ Sine Waveform
+ Triangle Waveform
And from Jordan Rudess:
+ JR Zendrix
+ JR Smooth Steel

Many more for immediate FREE download in the app including several drumkits, Mellotron, basses, banjo, tabla, ukelele, guitars and more! New instruments posted regularly.

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What's New

New Features:

- Added Ableton Link support, along with time stretchable loops, so tempo can be changed at any time now
- Added new arpeggiator feature, with multiple patterns and options. Playable on screen or via MIDI input.
- Support for Audiobus Remote triggers, and updated Audiobus SDK (WARNING, Audiobus support is now available on iOS8 and above only in this version)
- Now optimized for iPhone 6/6+ and iPad Pro, with slide-over and split view support on recent iPads
- Added 3D Touch support on iPhone 6S/6S+ options for velocity, volume, and filter cutoff controls
- MIDI MPE support on input for expressive controllers
- Added static MIDI CC input bindings for many controls (see users guide in app for details)
- Added touch velocity UI control separate from volume, useful for velocity layered patches
- Added max pan width control and added random pan control option
- Relocated split popup button for iPhone
- Can now send midi volume for x-axis volume mode
- Make x-axis velocity use more of the space, no more half width. (Can revert to old way in options)
- Added support for importing Scala or SXML files inside a ZIP archive
- Now changing presets from the main menu will override any multi-splits (preventing confusion). Changing instruments within a specific split can still be done from the splits panel.
- Added new reverb type (made it default), added additional higher quality choice for original reverb too.
- Updated LPF filter implementation
- Added custom background image option
- Added option to toggle visibility of note grid


Fixes:

- fixed monophonic note hang issue via midi
- fixed issue when being controlled by Geo Synth
- fixed V.Inv Tilt pitch bend not saved/restored in preset
- fixed shake vib with multi splits/slots
- fixed non vel-layered x-axis volume affecting velocity, but shouldn’t
- fixed Use Key Pressure (Bend) option not displaying properly in midi options
- improved/bugfixed accelerometer controls with multiple simultaneous instruments
- fixed occasional mismatch between highlighted note and played one
- fixed missing labels on some sliders in settings
- fixed up IAA support
- fix crash when selecting remote midi network hosts
- make midi CC1 (mod wheel) input not affect volume or pan
- fixed issue where saved midi loops were deleted
- reduce chance of temporary recorded files accumulating in storage area
- loop bounce/mixdown from Mixer now respects the "render reverb on mixdown option"
- fixed loop position issues when saving and loading and rewinding loops

Don't forget to update your reviews and ratings for the new version, it really helps! Also, please send feedback to support@thumbjam.com for any questions or concerns, as developers cannot respond to user reviews in the App Store.

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