Sonosaurus has announced that the iOS instrument ThumbJam is coming to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 ‘phablet’.
The announcement is good news for Android mobile musicians, because ThumbJam is one of the most playable mobile instruments. ThumbJam lets you customize how your gestures are mapped to expressive features like volume, filter or vibrato.
But the announcement also highlights how far Android is trailing iOS as a platform for mobile musicians. ThumbJam was released for iOS in 2009, close to five years ago.
“Thanks to Samsung’s new Professional Audio SDK, latency is much better than it used to be on Android devices so we decided to take the plunge,” they note. “At first it will be available on the new Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, but later it should also be available on Note 3 and S5.”
Pricing and availability for ThumbJam for the Galaxy Note 4 are to be announced.
Leave a comment and let us know what you think about the announcement. Is the tide turning for Android music software?