Impaktor

Impaktor is an iOS drum app. Very simply you put your device on a table and then hit the table to play drums. When this came out a few weeks ago everyone said it was amazing but since I’m not a drum circle kind of guy I overlooked it. Big mistake. This is a wicked app! There are two things that make it so great. First your drum taps and strikes are picked up by the iPhone/iPad very sensitively. Very light brushes of the hand and extreme punches to the table make the sound quite different. Next the drum synth is very good. There are some really futuristic synth sounds and metal clangs to play with. You can record your performances and more. This is one of those oh wow cool apps. Use with microphoneless loud headphones.

“Impaktor is a drum synthesizer with a vast sonic palette, that turns any surface into a playable percussion instrument.” – beepstreet.com

For more info: beepstreet.com/impaktor

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  1. I love this app, though it’s not set up for live work. To do that one can use any e-drum pad (or make your own using a cheap piezo transducer) and run it through an iRig. It works perfectly, and has great touch sensitivity. Though this can be a bit of a drawback, as other loud sounds can trigger the pad / pick-up, so you have to fiddle with it a bit.

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