With SNAP, Reactable released last year a free, straightforward music application with a modern interface. As it always in the app area, free apps are usually not very sufficient with features. So here too. SNAP is a nice app but doesn’t come with a lot of functions in the basic version.
Via an in-app purchase, it’s possible to extend the functionalities, per example MIDI In and Out. This allows you then you integrate seamless the Maschine Jam from Native Instruments.
Today, the developers continue to update the app and brings amazing trigger options for the snapshots with motion control as well as good improvements.
What Is SNAP?
From music producers to casual users, SNAP will help you create great drum patterns in any musical style, on the fly, with your fingertips. SNAP can also help you in the studio, by providing seamless variations of your patterns, under your complete interactive control. Program or load drum patterns, store your favorite variations, and export them to your DAW, all on a continuous and free-flowing loop/fashion.
- Motion Control, control your patterns using your movements.
- 8 drum voices, each one with its own continuous density controller.
- 4 different intelligent syncopation/reinforcement algorithms, independently selectable for each drum voice.
- MIDI IN and OUT integration (Available as an In-App purchase).
- Ableton Link synchronization support.
- 8 snapshot slots for storing, recalling and updating drum patterns on the fly.
- 16 specially designed drum kits
- Sessions and patterns covering different styles to get you started right away.
Version 1.1 Brings Motion Control
With motion control, you can use your iPhone to trigger the snapshots of your session. There are four distinct gestures, identified using the latest in machine learning technology, which enable you to jump seamlessly between snapshots with your movements. Just perform the gestures to hear the results! Check out the in-app tutorial to get started (iPhone only). You can also use the gestures done using your iPhone, to control a remote instance of SNAP running on an iPad that is connected to the same wireless network for an interactive, multi-device musical performance.
This is the first step towards a whole new dimension of control for your drums.
More new stuff: As requested, we added a MIDI note selector (in the settings page) so you can control which notes SNAP uses in its MIDI output. We also added some new factory sessions to inspire you, and we bashed a few bugs here and there. Thank you for your feedback and we’ll keep integrating more features as soon as we can.
Available here: SNAP Reactable Drum Machine