Noisepad is the brainchild of Dutch live DJ Chuckie. He came up with this user-friendly and very powerful drum computer, sequencer and beat creator for iOS to augment his live shows. Onstage, he can be seen tapping away on hs iPad and creating audacious beats and samples with this easy to use music application. Noisepad is a very impressive music application that is designed for live work. - whether it be at a party or on the world's biggest stage. Now you might lookI bit silly on stage with your iPhone but the iPad has been turned into a musical instrument.
Chuckie was In a need of live sampling on stage to combine with his standard gear so he came up with this mobile tool for live performances and called it, rather appropriately, Noisepad. This drum computer has been designed to give you the most functionality and fun without having to go through a steep learning curve. After installation you’ll find 5 preloaded soundbanks of 12 samples each, ready to start the beat making and you’ll be bouncing your head within 5 minutes, that’s a promise! The onboard sequencer allows you to program up to 12 patterns on-the-fly, each with their own duration of between 1 and 99 bars. Switching between patterns is seamless as the sequencer makes sure the next pattern starts when the current has finished. You can apply effects to the pattern, mute samples or have them playing solo on your command. Adjust the Beats Per Minute with precision or by tapping at the speed of the beat and add a bit of swing to make the beat feel just right.
Noisepad adds a new dimension to your live-sets, parties and all places where you want to make a lot of noise. Synchronize the BPM with the music you’re playing and add a little bit of your own flavor to it, or simply trigger the samples by hand. Real-time effects such as pitch, delay, cut-off, phase, reverb and bit-crush will bring your noise to life. Organize the samples into your own custom soundbanks using the built-in organizer. Once you’re done playing with the packaged samples, the in-app shop provides additional soundpacks to discover or you can load your own samples using iTunes File Sharing for unlimited possibilities.
Wow! Noisepad is a very impressive yet surprisingly simple to use music application. The app on its own is a very impressive music app that looks as good as it sounds and the concept of incorporating DJ Chuckie into the mix is pretty inspiring. This update to what was a pretty punchy drum computer anyway, takes Noisepad right onto the stage to become an instrument just like any of the others used via its live sampling capabilities. Whats more, at under six bucks, I think it's safe to say that it will be the cheapest musical instrument on stage with you.