Having already released for iOS back in 2013, Ninjajamm was just one of many music production apps in the spectrum of the Apple-centric digital sphere.
Now, Ninjajamm has separated from the pack a bit by releasing their intuitive touch controlled platform for Android devices. Essentially, working off the “stems” approach, Ninjajamm allows users to remix remix “tunepacks” you chose using a sequence-based interface by using its touch, tilt, and gesture controls alongside effects and filters (reverb, glitch).
The app was developed by Coldcut‘s Jonathan Moore and originally provided Ninja Tune artists (Moore is a co founder of the seminal dance imprint) such as Amon Tobin and Bonobo‘s beats, bass, melodies, and vocals in bundled packages. For Android, however, the app has changed, moving out of remixing territory and into full on studio quality production possibilities. “Tunepacks” have become “samplepacks,” categorized by genre rather than artist. Each pack includes programmed loops that can be used to master your own (copyrighted) track. The app also includes user generated loops from the Ninjajamm community.
As Ninjajamm is also a piece of open source software, it can be continually upgraded. On the horizon is a “Mobile Orchestra” which uses multiple apps plugged together, synced and played simultaneously over WiFi allowing the use of different apps, instruments, and devices.
With an unsaturated market on Android, due to a variety of factors including Google’s touch screen delay issue, as well as costly fragmentation on iOS, the operating systems musical creators are no doubt hungry for their own software. Let’s see what Ninjajamm can do…
Source: The Creators Project