Ninja Tune and Coldcut release Jamm Pro, an iPad music-making app for production and performance

Ninja Tune and Coldcut have unveiled Jamm Pro, a significantly enhanced follow-up to their ageing Ninja Jamm app. This is designed for both production and live performance and runs on the iPad.

Unlike its predecessor, Jamm Pro enables you to use your own sounds - you can record through a mic and from external sources or import audio from other apps. You can also download Sound Sets from established artists and producers.

You can work across four channels, each of which offers nine sequencers (six modulation sequencers, a slice sequencer, a pitch/reverse/drill sequencer and a gate sequencer) and up to 64 patches. As well as being able to create tracks, Jamm Pro also promises a multitude of performance features: you can tweak effects by moving your finger and switch between samples on the fly, with everything staying in time and key.

“Sound is living data, like DNA,” believes Coldcut’s Matt Black. “Just as information wants to be free, not fixed, sound can be fluidly mixed, mutated, and recombined in infinite ways so the mix is never finished, it stays alive."

Jamm Pro’s regular price will be $19.99/£19.99, but you can currently purchase it for the introductory price of $9.99/£9.99 (this applies for two weeks). You can get it via the Apple App Store.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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