TechnoBox: Finally a Useable iPhone App for Making Music


I recently heard about TechnoBox from AudioRealism for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and already being a fan of thier Bassline VST instrument I had to check it out. $10 for this app is a steal when compared to the price of a VST instrument or any music creation software for that matter. Compared to the price of most iPhone apps it is on the higher side but it’s well worth it. Basically TechnoBox is similar to the old Rebirth program by Propellerheads but better sounding. I definitely see someone using this app in a live set, but you would have to deal with manually syncing it up. Definitely worth a look.

From the AudioRealism website:

TechnoBox is your virtual techno studio on the go for iPhone / iPod touch featuring stunningly accurate emulations of three classic boxes: The legendary 303 bass line machine together with the smooth 808 and punchy 909 drum machines. technoBox has easy to use sequencing capabilities which lets you tie together patterns, or use it live by improvising pattern switches on the fly!

Featuring the same high quality audio engine as ABL2 which was painstakingly optimized to be able to run on mobile devices. For the uninitiated our audio engine has aliasing free oscillators and full range non-linear filters.

The drum section features 11 parts with 808 or 909 sounds (for a total of 22 sounds) with variable amount of shuffle per pattern.

technoBox comes with a session manager which allows you to load/save sessions in realtime without stopping the internal sequencer — great for saving realtime improvised patterns without interrupting the audio stream.

TechnoBox Website.

4 Responses to “TechnoBox: Finally a Useable iPhone App for Making Music”

  1. Ubbs says:

    Looks pretty fiddly to be able to sync it up manually and play with it live, I know using the iphone myself i struggle to hit letters haha

  2. Kaila says:

    I agree with the above comment – it looks cool, but really how practical is it? Wouldn’t you rather use a real computer over an ipod and how many people are composing music on the train home from work, when most people use their ipods…Still…neat idea.

  3. Kaila says:

    Sorry I meant iphone…obvs.. :S

  4. john says:

    I think this sounds better then Audio Realism’s ABL Pro and the ABL2. Strange. I wish the ABL2 sounded like the Technobox. The ABL2 may be more authentic but it doesn’t seem to sound as good. The technobox seems to have a wider range on the filter. It also has a rotary for the square to saw where the ABL2 has a switch.

    You would figure they would make a full vst version with such a versatile control and rich sound.

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