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Lay down some serious beats with triqtraq!

Looking for an easier way to mix beats, and create original DJ-quality sound textures on your iPhone? The triqtraq app turns it into a beat and sound sequencing machine that makes it about as easy as it gets. For a limited time you can grab at $1.99 on the app store here. Read on for the full press kit, or watch the embedded video for the demo... It is nothing less than amazing!

Zaplin Music, Amsterdam, 05-23-2012

"triqtraq is the ultimate jam sequencer for electronic music producers or DJs who want to make music on the go, or improvise live. While it lets you create great sounding musical ideas with ease, triqtraq offers many surprising musical features that will please even the most experienced beat creators. triqtraq was designed to stimulate musical creativity, by striking the right balance between musical possibilities and limitations.  It's not one of those apps that you'll throw in the bin after days, because you've already hit the limit of what it can do...triqtraq offers a sonic playground that will tickle your musical imagination time after time.

EASE OF USE
triqtraq is a sound mangler's dream, offering many innovative ways to shape beats and sound textures in real-time. But thanks to its design even beginners can get good sounding results quickly. triqtraq features a clever lay-out of the interface, making it intuitive to use.  As soon as you start up triqtraq you can focus on the most important part of making music… having fun.

IN-DEPTH CONTROL
triqtraq's main focus is 'live tweaking': lay down a groove using the sample pads and tweak sounds by sliding the faders for parameters like pitch, filter and delay. The app gives you the possibility to record or automate individual tracks as well as up to 4 tracks at the same time.

You can set the length of each loop with your finger, making it child's play to come up with poly-rhythmic sequences. And if you need even more variation, you can change the loop range of each track's automation to make triqtraq spit out ever-changing variations of your patterns. In addition to real-time beat programming, triqtraq's step edit mode allows for more detailed groove- and sound editing. The sample manager gives you access to a large collection of built-in samples and even lets you load your own samples.

KEY FEATURES

  • create musical patterns fast and intuitively by programming live, or by using the 'step edit'-feature
  • automate parameters like pitch, filter, delay, decay and level in real-time
  • change samples and/or sample kits on-the-fly while jamming
  • edit multiple tracks simultaneously
  • store up to 16 patterns and 32 samples per session
  • specify the length of a sequence per track, or set the automation length for each parameter individually
  • switch seamlessly between patterns
  • use the loop range feature to create poly-rhythmic sequences

The triqtraq app installs with a 350+ factory sample library and 7 demo sessions. Import your own sounds via iTunes file-sharing is extremely easy and gives you limitless possibilities to shape the sound you're after.

For a limited time only triqtraq is available for an introductory price of $1,99/€1,59 on the App Store.

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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.drupalgardens.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.