There seems to be a buzz going on about a newly released app called Skram. Skram is an all-inclusive electronic music app which provides you with drum machines and synths and allows you to make beats and rhythms for live or recording. While I have not yet had a chance to take Skram for a test drive, I’ve been hearing word that it makes a nice alternative to Korg’s Gadget, another all-inclusive production app. The only thing I didn’t see in the feature set was whether or not it is Audiobus or IAA compatible, which seems like a must-have feature in a music app these days, but don’t let that discourage you from looking into it, because it seems to be a solid app in it’s own right. Skram is brought to you by the same folks who developed Lemur, a control surface app used for live music creation. Here is the app description:
Skram has everything you need to make electronic music on your iPad and quickly get great sounding results. Create killer sounds, riffs and grooves. Record the result.
// MUSIC MAKING WITH A BITE
Four expressive synth and drums Devices are included. We’re going to be creating more of these, lots more – covering a wide-range of styles and genres. You’ll be able to build your own personalized collection that matches your tastes. We promise you’ll be getting more for free too.
Skram contains three Widgets which allow you to create different kinds of musical patterns, and you’ll soon be able to get your hands on more. Some are inspired by real music machines, others are completely fresh for the world of software. They’re all simple, playful and inspiring.
Skram has the features you need to manipulate the whole performance. You can adjust levels, alter the speed of your music and carry out stunning key changes (with no need to know a single bit of music theory). Naturally, it’s easy to record your music and send it to a friend.
Many more new features will be rolled out this year too. Our Content Library will have great patterns you can use straight out of the box, or tweak to make your own. Gesture Automation will add life to your grooves, playing back your finger movements in realtime. Snapshots will let you store and recall those special musical moments without stopping the flow. The synthesis and sampling engine is going to expand, allowing for a wider range of sound textures and musical genres.
// SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Requires iOS 9.0 or higher.
Skram is made by a team of experts and artists connected to Berlin – the world capital of electronic music. Our other product, Lemur, is a professional music tool used on stage by the likes of Bjork, Daft Punk and Deadmau5. Our vision for Skram is to supply the freshest, most complete and totally accessible tool for playing with music. Use it for making tracks, performing a live jam, jotting down ideas, experimenting or just plain having fun.
More info at skramapp.com
you can purchase Skram here: