by Brent Dirks
May 2, 2012
Rockmate, which promises to be a complete music studio for your iPad, has received some improvements in its first major update that went live yesterday. Version 1.1 of the app from developer Fingerlab is sporting a number of new features. Along with supporting the Retina display of the new iPad, there are three new export options for music created in the app: Facebook, SoundCloud, and Audio Copy. There is a also a host of additional instruments, including six new drum kits, eight new keyboard kits, a 3-octave keyboard, and microphone. The music-making app was originally released late last year. In our original review, we said that while the concept wasn’t new, its design and features made it a must have for anyone who enjoys creating music on their iPad – musician or not. With the app, users can compose, record, and play songs with up to four players as different virtual instruments appear on each side of the screen. The app also is user friendly with smart chord progressions and in-house produced audio samples. To show what can be done with the app, Fingerlab pointed us to a video that was fully recorded and produced with the new version of the app. Click here if you can’t see the video. Rockmate is for the iPad only and is available in the App Store for $0.99.