Jamm Pro, now available for iPhone and iPad is a 25 year project by Coldcut to make their ultimate electronic music instrument. They tell us that Jamm Pro is the anticipated evolution of Ninja Jamm, the original touch controlled beat app. A spokeperson said, "Easy to use but deep, Jamm Pro includes Ninja Jamm users most requested feature: the ability to load your own samples. As well as immense performance power, it’s packed with pro features and new ideas like its modular synth-like patching capabilities."
Here's the story direct from Coldcut...
For Ninja Tune co-founders Coldcut, known for their innovations in DJing, Remixing, Production and Live Performance, Jamm Pro has been 25 years in the making. Coldcut have been honing it in their live show and recently creating music with it.
Designed by Coldcut’s Matt Black with the aim of creating their ultimate electronic music instrument. As users experiment and develop ideas, they can save them as their own patches, which can be used to quickly build up stages of a song, structure a live performance, or used as a sketchpad.
The app features exceptional and extensive modulation and patching capabilities, the likes of which have never been seen in a sample app before. Equipped with four main channels, each with nine sequencers — six modulation sequencers, a slice sequencer, a pitch/reverse/drill sequencer and a gate sequencer — and up to 64 patches per set, Jamm Pro allows for a possible 2,304 sequencers per Sound Set in the app.
As well as production, Jamm Pro has been designed as an instrument for playing live sound, drawing on hiphop DJing and timing. With expressive touch control, the app facilitates direct engagement of hand-eye-ear coordination through ‘tip control’. This innovative feature tracks small finger movements that can be used to sensitively control various effects.
And yes Ableton Link is included!
- Record in via Mic, Soundcard, Inter App Audio.
Audiobus/AUM are supported, giving you access to the extensive range of iOS IAA apps like drum machines and synths to work with Jamm.
-Multitrack Stem recording: Transforms Jamm Pro into a production tool: recordings are saved with all channels individually recorded. You can then load these into an editor/DAW such as Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools to work on further.
-Multi-touch tip control: Use small finger movements to simultaneously and expressively control multiple FX at once.
Individual per channel FX: 5 Distortion/Crush units, 5 Filters, 5 Delays, 5 Reverbs, 5 Sidechains. All with full recallable control.
64 Total Recall Patches: instantly Store and Recall the total state of what you’re doing with 64 Patch memories.
-In-app help: Access help overlay screens from wherever you are to explain all the page’s functions… no need to stop to read and dig into the manual!
-Coldcutter module: Buffer shuffle and modulation matrix for sophisticated beat manipulation. Users can trigger automatic call and response between channels, algorithmic evolutions of samples and modular synth-like patchable modulation sequencers.
-Sub-bass module: Automatically generate super heavy bass kicks and basslines from drum samples — a feature dril fans will adore.
-Loopstation/Resampling functions: Use Jamm Pro as a Loopstation — perfect for vocalists to loop and layer vocals as well as beatboxing via instant recording.
-MIDI input: MIDI Learn allows easy connection of MIDI hardware to trigger and control Jamm Pro.
-Slice sequencer: Unique and highly interactive feature allowing users to simply draw on the screen to restructure any sample.
-Smart pitch bends: Change the pitch of any or all of the channels in real-time to inspire musically apt progressions.
-Scratch: Experiment with the iconic hiphop technique by applying the effect to any sample.
*Please note Jamm Pro is a very powerful app and will perform best on newer iPads. The iPad Pro is the ideal device for the best experience with Jamm Pro.
Pricing and Availability:
$9.99 at the app store.
Offers In-App Purchases