Stochastik Drum Machine by Xitive Inc (iPad)
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Released: Feb 24, 2012
Version: 1.7.5
Size: 182 MB
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Stochastik Drum Machine

Xitive Inc
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

Stochastik is a full-featured Drum Machine with one outstanding difference. Uniquely, Stochastik lets you set a *probability* that a note will trigger for each step. So, your basic beat can rock steady while accents and syncopation only happen every so often.

Once you add chance into the mix, you can generate thousands of unique variations *automatically* in the time it takes to sequence (one, two or four) bars. It's as easy as programming a static loop but it generates a dynamic track -- no more repetitive beats! Over a thousand of high-quality samples are included, from classic analog drum machines of the past to pristine acoustic jazz and rock kits. You can mix and match samples to create the perfect kit for each song. Plus, you can import your own samples through iTunes File Sharing, email or the Dropbox iPad App.

Stochastik was made to share, so you can collaborate with your friends by emailing or uploading your song, pattern and kit settings.

Stochastik plays well with other apps. When you bounce your pattern to a wav file, it's automatically put in the clipboard for pasting into other apps. With WIST, you can wirelessly sync with other devices. With background audio, you can let Stochastik lay down the beat while you use a synth.

Audio Features:
15 Samples at a time, arranged in 3 banks of 5
Over a thousand included drum, cymbal and percussion sounds -- acoustic, analog and digital. Learn more at http://stochastik.xitive.com/samples.html
32 Voices so you will have plenty of polyphony
Bounce to 44.1Khz/16bit wav audio files
Background Audio - the audio will continue to play when you switch apps.

Sequencing Features:
Stochastic programming of dynamic beats
As many Patterns, Songs and Kits as you can fit on your device.
(NEW!) Custom pattern lengths - move beyond 4/4 for true creative freedom. Patterns can be any number of 16th notes. You can easily copy patterns to make variations.
Quick touch pads on sequencer screen for jamming, recording your beats and making quick tweaks
Sliders instead of knobs. I wish every music app got rid of knobs
Precise Entry (tap a number to bring up the keyboard) for maximum control over volume, pan, bpm and shuffle

Integration Features:
Import/Export wav files, songs, patterns and kits through Email, iTunes File Sharing, the Dropbox iPad App and more
AudioCopy & Pasteboard support to use your drum patterns in GarageBand, BeatMaker and other compatible apps.
Full "Open In..." support for working with other apps
WIST so you can wirelessly sync Stochastik with other devices - http://www.korguser.net/wist/

Learning/Help Features:
Screen overlay for quick reference of where everything is
Full PDF Manual that introduces drum machines and describes how Stochastik's features work, in-depth
Tutorial videos on YouTube
Full E-Mail Support - support@xitive.com

What's new in version 1.7.5
Custom Pattern lengths -- Funky Time Signatures!
iOS7 Compatibility Enhancements
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Stochastik Drum Machine is a highly rated app (4-star).
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