Elionze has recently released FingerBeat, a virtual instrument designed for creativity & self-expression inspired by retro synthesizers & samplers.

FingerBeat is a virtual beat-box instrument for the iPhone and iPod Touch that brings beat and loop creation straight from your mind to the tips of your fingers. Included, are cutting-edge sound sets for beat-driven styles (techno, hip-hop, dubstep, etc.) that you can play by tapping straight on the iPhone’ screen. Just keep the rhythm!

FingerBeat features

  • Step Sequencer: Making beats is easy as drawing and tapping boxes to generate unique sequences. Each color is associated to each channel type of pad.
  • Pitch Keyboard + Editor: While recording, the notes you play will immediately appear in the editor. Its easy to make changes and draw free-form to create / delete notes using your finger.
  • Multi-Touch Mixer: FingerBeat is built for user experience and live performance. Mix it in real time.
  • Pocket Sampler + Kit Edit: Record any external sound using the built-in microphone. Load any existing sounds in the library to mix-and-match you own kits.
  • Perform & Sing: Once you have programmed some patterns, connect to headphones and hear yourself sing over your musical creation. Conveniently change patterns with your thumb for live performance.
  • Low latency audio engine.
  • x8 Pads/Channels with Volume, Balance Mixer + Mute functions.
  • x6 Pattern blocks per Kit.
  • x6 Themed Skins + User Photo option using iPhone camera or gallery.
  • x16 Kits “x8 User”.
  • Built in sounds + kit templates.
  • 16bit Sampler using internal microphone.
  • Ability to use microphone with external speaker source (designed for iPhone & iPod Touch 2nd generation. Works on iPod 1st gen but requires microphone).
  • Demo Patterns.

FingerBeat is available for purchase from the iTunes App Store for $3.99 USD.

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