At Superbooth 16, iPad music software was well-represented, in large part because of the presence of members of members of Musik App Manufaktur – a collective of developers of iOS apps.
They were presenting their applications, zMors Modular, Modstep. Triqtraq and Elastic Drums and also showing how they could be used in combination, using the recently introduced Ableton Link. We talked with each of them individually, and also filmed a multi-app jam session.
In the first video, above, Sven Braun gives a short introduction to his app, zMors Modular, and demonstrates how he uses it in combination with a Eurorack modular synthesizer.
In the next video, Benjamin Weiss introduces his iPad sequencing app, Modstep, and explains how the app can be used to sequence its internal instruments, iPad software and external hardware and software:
We also talked with Sebastian Schatz, below, about his iPad jam sequencer, TriqTraq.
TriqTraq is design for 4-channel beat making, but also supports Ableton Link so it can be used easily with other apps.
Developer Oliver Greschke, below, demonstrates his modular drum synthesizer Elastic Drums.
Elastic Drums is a 6-channels drum synth, that offers 12 different percussion synth engines (kick, snare, hihat, clap, tom, wobble, fm, fm4, square, grain, synth, drone).
All of the Musik App Manufaktur apps had recently implemented the Ableton Link standard.
Here’s a short jam session, below, featuring each of the four apps, synchronized using Ableton Link: