Bring song ideas to life with Tin Pan Rhythm.
Compose and arrange short musical phrases through a process of play and discovery.
The simple interface guides you along: create a chord progression, then arrange the band in real time.
Use your creations as background music, inspiration for songs, or as practice loops for your real-life instrument.
Record and share your music or use it inside your favorite apps.
Nerdery: Audiobus, InterApp audio, Dropbox, AudioCopy, Audioshare.
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Some time ago I wrote about an accompaniment app called Tin Pan which was in development. Well at last its here and ready for your App Store attention! It's selling for $2.99 which IMO is great value if you'd like to really rapidly create custom chord sequences to play or sing against.
By way of a recap Tin Pan offers five instruments to play along with. A Piano, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, an Acoustic Drum Kit and some assorted percussion. The instruments get their harmonic instructions from the user creating a 4 or 8 bar sequence using a choice of 10 chords in any Major or Minor Key.
Once the sequence is set up it loops and the each instrument's style of playing can be adjusted by dragging on the corresponding bar in the arrangement tracks. Simple. There are 56 piano variations, 34 Bass lines, 8 Guitar Strumming styles, 6 Guitar Picking patterns, 30 stick based drum patterns and 15 Brush based, plus 45 percussion ornaments with shakers, bongos, tambourines and the like. Considering each variation can be defined per bar in the sequence, that's a lot of possibilities!
The sounds and patterns are all pretty middle of the road folk / rock style, very well played and they sit together nicely. Instruments can be balanced in terms of level, and the final sequence loop recorded and exported via email, AudioCopy, Open In... or sent directly to Soundcloud.
The biggest drawback at the moment is the lack of a Save Sequence command which means if you come up with a chart topper ( like I did ) you'd better record and export it or write it down ( like I didn't ) ... but I have it on good authority this is right at the top of the feature list! There's dozens of other suggestions to make so I hope the developers meet with success and we see additional Tin Pan styles, sounds and improvements coming down the pike. In the meantime there's plenty of instant gratification fun to be had in here so I say give it a go! Press the 'Download' Now! And write to the developer ( email@example.com ) with your ideas they are very responsive!