Drums, drones and a screwed piano
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BeepStreet Impaktor, £2.99/$4.99
Impaktor is a new semi-modular drum synth from developer BeepStreet - the company behind iSequence, Sunrizer, GyroSynth and Pro Keys. The app is triggered via the device’s inbuilt mic, so can effectively be played using anything you can possibly make a percussive noise with.
Fluxama DR-OM, £1.49/$1.99
Fluxama’s DR-OM models the cult hacker-favourite sound generator of the same name. It replicates three different user-modified versions of the unit, each packing two LFOs and a voltage-controlled filter - perfect for creating psyc-ready drones.
Larson Associates John Cage Piano, 69p/$0.99
Launched to commemorate the legendary composer’s 100th birthday, John Cage Piano is a playable app sampling his iconic prepared piano - a piano percussively manipulated by placing objects, such as screws, nuts and bolts, around the strings.
Users can record and export their performances. A free iPhone version is also available, containing fewer sounds and lacking the ability to record.
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