New iPad Drum Machine App Creates Dynamic Rhythm Patterns; Eliminates ‘Boring, Repetitive Drum Loops’
(PALO ALTO, CA) — Xitive Inc, a developer of software applications for Apple Inc.’s iOS devices, announced today Stochastik Drum Machine for the iPad is now available in the Apple App Store. Stochastik Drum Machine is a full-featured drum machine with one outstanding difference –– unlike any other drum machine, Stochastik lets a user set a probability that a given note will trigger. That means far greater variety in even a simple percussion pattern.
Once Stochastik users add chance into the mix — which is the meaning of the word stochastic — they can generate thousands of unique variations automatically. Aaron Blohowiak, president of Xitive and lead developer on the Stochastik project said, “As our slogan for the Stochastik app promises, no more boring loops!”
Stochastik Drum Machine not only introduces this innovation of stochastic process to create dynamic rhythm patterns, it is a fully featured drum machine.
Features for Musicians:
In its initial release, Stochastik Drum Machine offers users a sophisticated drum machine experience with many high-end features:
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- Unlimited Patterns and Songs
- Import custom samples through iTunes File Sharing, Email and the Dropbox iPad App
- AudioCopy (now on the list) and Pasteboard (other list) — use your drum patterns in GarageBand, Beat Maker and other compatible apps
- WIST (now on the list) – Wirelessly Sync Stochastik with other iOS devices
- Background Audio (list) — let Stochastik play in the background while you play your favorite synth.
- Precise Entry of exact quantities for maximum control over volume, pan, bpm and shuffle
- Share patterns, kits and songs with Email, iTunes File Sharing and the Dropbox iPad App
- 15 Samples, 32 Voices
- Touch pads on sequencer screen
- Sliders instead of harder to use knobs that prevail on competing drum machines
- Help for New Users
To help new users get started with this new style of drum programming, Stochastik Drum Machine:
- Comes stocked with many patterns in several musical styles and genres ready to lplay and earn from. Included music samples include Dance, Hip-Hop, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Glitch and Techno.
- Comes with pre-made kits (pre-assembled coordinated drum sounds) that help a new user get started fast. Users also can load in their own custom samples through iTunes File Sharing to make Stochastik sound just the way they want.
- Supports users with a thorough illustrated manual, a YouTube channel with several instructional videos, and email support from the developer.
Xitive is already at work on future releases which will add additional functions and features including MIDI Sync, MIDI Out, (list) Mute and Solo for each instrument, exporting each drum as a separate track, and many other enhancements.
Stochastik Drum Machine will be available exclusively for the Apple iPad and sold through the Apple App Store for an introductory price of $4.99 USD.
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