Smule has released a new app, MadPad, that’s a bit like turning your iPhone or iPad into a video MPC.
Instead of sampling sounds, the app lets you sample and play back videos, using an MPC-like grid.
Here’s what they have to say about MadPad:
CREATE VIDEO SOUNDBOARDS FROM YOUR LIFE.
Oh the possibilities! Just aim and shoot to capture sounds all around you – your local café, car, kitchen, kids, cat, friends – MadPad magic will take care of the rest.
•Easily record video clips to create interactive video sets.
•Mix in clips from the community to create new mashups.
PLAY SIMPLY BY TAPPING.
Tap to play video sets just like a drum. Have fun creating your own rhythms, beats and loops.
•Over 50 FREE sets included: pianos to piccolos, silly sounds to sweet guitars.
•Discover new sets from the MadPad community daily.
•Remix exclusive content from YouTube sensation Mystery Guitar Man.
SHARE WITH THE WORLD.
Record and share music videos for the world to enjoy! Or see how your friends remix your life.
•Record your performances like a music video, and then post on YouTube.
•Share your favorite sets through Twitter, Facebook or email.
MadPad is priced at $2.99 and is targeting mainstream audiences, with an emphasis on ease of use and social media sharing of the results.
But we’d like to see a pro version of something like this, with features like sequencing support, MIDI and video out of the active video.
If you give MadPad a try, let us know what you think of it.