There are drum machines, there are beatboxes, and then there’s Impaktor, an entirely original iOS drum synthesizer that uses your fingers and a tabletop to make the rhythm happen. It’s an odd approach, but one that really works for quickly making some nice beats, so long as you have headphones as well. It’s totally fun, but there’s also some real audio-sculpting depth under the hood.
Produced by the same creative geniuses behind the wildly popular ThumbJam app, DrumJam is a fully-featured iOS beatbox and drum sample collection, which includes a wide variety of programmed rhythm styles that span a range of world music. It also features an interface that provides both instant gratification and loads of musically useful results, which can then be used in actual music-making endeavors.
Before we all take a mid-week day off here in the United States for eating hamburgers and hot dogs, drinking beer and watching stuff explode in the night sky, the tech world is busy grinding out plenty of news for this lazy Tuesday. And hey, you don't want to miss a single scrap of news, right? Without further ado, let's dive right into today's news for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
It seems as if the new iPad’s potential “TemperatureGate” is flaring up and burning even hotter than this morning (okay, enough with the bad puns), but Apple is all like, “Dude, we don’t know what you’re talking about.” Between you and us, it sounds like another one of these non-issues that will wind up becoming a class action lawsuit. Yawn… new Apple product, new headaches, we guess. Thankfully there’s more going on today than just warmed-up iPads, so here’s the rest of the news for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
This week saw the UK release of the latest dual-core smartphone - the Motorola Atrix - that can also act as a nettop computer when combined with a keyboard. We give you the full lowdown in our in-depth review.
We also spent some time testing out the Panasonic Lumix TZ20, the follow up to the TZ10 - the most popular compact camera in 2010. We've also dispelled some myths about the new Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones.
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