From the Mouse on Mars instruments page I’ve discovered the announce of forthcoming release of this app for IOS iPhone and iPad. It looks like very cool although it remind me my favorite virtual drum machine Sonic Charge Microtonic but this is for touchable devices…I can’t wait (of course)!
From the MOM’s site:
Elastic Drums is an iOS app with 6 channels of synthesized sounds, a step sequencer and 4 effect channels, all tweak-able in an elastic way.
The first release will be iPhone optimized only. The second release will be optimized for iPad, it will be landscape instead of portrait mode, a one screen user interface and many more optimizations and additional features.
– iPhone version: End of 2014
– iPad version: Beginning of 2015
The basic idea was to create an easy and fun in handling drum app, with a genuine sound, an Instrument with it’s own character, not a virtual clone of any classic instrument.
Elastic Drum works with drum synth modeling, so the drum sounds are much more „elastic“ compared to the use of samples, most drum apps do so far. The sounds can be changed more drastically and combined with an elastic effect section Elastic Drums can be even a tool for sound-design, not only for creating beats.
Hardware originals would be the Korg Electribes for their ease of use handling and the recoding of parameter and the Elektron Machine for it’s concept to have different switchable drum synth models for every sequencer channel. This, combined with the possibilities of software and touch screens and non-analog sound effects like grainy delay lines, etc.
See some tutorial videos