Noisepad Review – Drum and bass at your fingertips

On November 27, 2012

App Type: Uncategorized

Noisepad Review – Drum and bass at your fingertips

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By: MediaGROE B.V.

Version #: 1.2

Date Released: 2012-03-22

Developer: MediaGROE

Price: 4.99

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As its name would suggest, Noisepad is an app that well, makes noises. A synthesizer of sorts, Noisepad comes with pre-recorded loops for users to play around with, enabling them to create their own music.

With a large amount of virtual MIDI pads for users to tap, as well as a virtual mixer for users to slide around, users are given a large amount of control to how they would want their sounds to become.

Aesthetically, the app adds a nice realistic touch by having virtual light bulbs flash and pulse appropriately with the sounds generated. This makes the app resemble a real mixer of sorts, giving an extra awesome feel when churning out new tracks.

A nice function that Noisepad comes with is the ability to play your music collection in the background while the app is launched. This would mean that potential DJs can create their own edits or remixes by adding extra beats and rhythms to their favorite tracks. This is definitely something interesting to play around with.

Noisepad is something geared towards the sound enthusiasts. Complex and rather difficult to understand, this is not a toy for the laymen. However, if you are interested in mixing and synthesizing sounds, then this is one app that you will want to check out.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Complex for the uninitiated

Who Is It For:Sound enthusiasts

What I Like:The sharp attention to details

What I Don't Like:N.A

Final Statement:Boom boom pow

Read the Developer's Notes:
Noisepad is a user friendly drum computer packed with the latest samples, beats and vocals from A-list artists and producers.

It adds a new dimension to your live-sets, parties and all places where you want to make noise. Realtime built in effects such as pitch, delay, cut-off, phase, reverb and bit-crush will bring your noise to life.
If all that isn’t enough, you simply upload your own samples to the custom soundbanks using iTunes.


- Sound effects: Pitch . Delay . Phase . Cut-off . Reverb . Crush
- Slider double tap: reset the effect to the off position
- Soundbanks: samples & beats are organized into multiple sets
- Cut: each sample cuts previous sample
- L/R: switch the orientation to suit left or right handed
- Tap: tap for the tempo of your effects
- Volume: set the Noisepad volume separately from the device volume
- Effects Dry / Wet: set effect strength from 0 to 100%
- Audio output: output meter
- In-App shop: download the latest samples from your favorite artists
- Background music: play a track in iTunes and make some noise on the same device
- Custom soundbanks: upload your own samples using iTunes*
* Supported sound formats:
(.CAF / .WAV / .MP3 audio files, 22khz / 44khz / 48khz, stereo / mono ).

Noisepad Chuckie Edition

Chuckie is the first A-list artist to be involved in the development of Noisepad. In a need for live sampling on stage in combination with his standard gear, Chuckie came up with this mobile tool for his livesets.

This edition of Noisepad comes with 36 samples (44khz stereo) from the new Chuckie hits 'Who is ready to jump' and 'What happens in Vegas'.

Additional Soundbanks

Now available in the in-app shop, extra soundbanks!

- DJ Waxfiend Jamrock (36 samples)
- Krafty Kuts Short Vocals (36 samples)
- Krafty Kuts Vocals (24 samples)
- Krafty Kuts Samples (36 samples)
- more coming soon...

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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