What's New

Audiobus is now supported! And you can add reverb to your performance! Also, several new patches (Dance C, Chip A, Chip B).

App Description

The amazingly easy to use sBASSdrum drum machine and synthesizer let's you blast off to new sonic realms with your iPad! Instantly add DJ-style filter/resonance effects, loop your performance, and keep it looping in the background to play another app's audio over it.

Designed for novices with super-simple operation: play both drums and music with just two thumbs! Or team up with a friend and each person can play a different side of the screen. Perfect for kids or kids at heart!

IT'S A DRUM MACHINE
- 6 special drums pads can play more than one sound
- Optimized workflow for 1-finger operation
- No lag switching between kits

IT'S A SYNTHESIZER
- Instantly make harmony without knowing piano or music!
- Hand-crafted patches great for dance, pop, and jazz styles
- Super easy interface splits bass, melody, and accent keys
- Based on a rich sample library

IT'S A LOOPER
- Punch Record to create a loop, Play to begin immediate looping
- Add any amount of overdubs you want!
- Leave it running while switching to another app to have a background beat!

IT'S GOT EFFECTS
- A single X/Y control pad gives you quick access to built in low-pass and high-pass filter effects
- Do DJ-style filter sweeps and resonance overdriving
- Built-in reverb

AND IT'S A SPACESHIP
- Seriously: it's a spaceship.
- That's a music instrument.
- And compatible with Audiobus.

You'll never need to know that under the cute exterior beats the heart of a custom-built event-based multitimbral sampler engine capable of playing hundreds of samples at once on an optimized floating-point audio pipeline. As avid musicians, coders, and designers, we would want no less than a pro-spec system ourselves. This app is just the beginning...

Enjoy your trip to outersbass!

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • October 12, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • May 16, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • April 14, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • March 17, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • March 14, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • March 12, 2014 New version 1.0.11
  • February 16, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • February 10, 2014 Initial release