SOFTOFT TECHECH have released version 1.6 of sir Sampleton – their sampling keyboard for the iPhone & iPod Touch. The update adds the ability to email sample groups. You can now trade samples with friends and other musicians, back up samples, and transfer samples between devices. It also supports loading Sir Sampleton sample packs from webpages making it possible to set up sample library websites. You can also now name your sample groups for easier organizing of samples.
sir Sampleton is a sampling keyboard, which means it can record sounds through the microphone that you can then play on a keyboard. You can sample your voice, other musical instruments, loud objects you find around the house, or anything that makes a noise.
sir Sampleton’s sound and simple user interface are inspired by sampling Casio and Yamaha toy keyboards of the 80′s. These classic keyboards were great, but are now expensive because they are sought after by professional musicians for their warm, low-fi sound and simple operation. Now, it’s possible to have similar sound and functionality in an app, plus the features that you wish the old keyboards had, like the ability to save samples.
The app includes support for CoreMIDI, the AKAI SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller which allows you to play on a real keyboard similar to samplers from the 80′s instead of the touch screen. It also includes support for the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer.
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