Impaktor - just get it!

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rockstar_not
KVRAF
4886 posts since 10 Aug, 2004 from Colorado Springs

Post Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:25 am

shanecgriffo wrote: Has anyone else tried any other sorts of Triggering?
You can beat box it somewhat if you think about the 'track' while you beatbox (don't ask me for any examples!)

Where's ModulR? He can beat box with the best - haven't seen him post here in years.

That would be a next level of development for Impaktor, to take the spectral content and trigger different samples/tracks. Right now, it simply uses the spectral information to play out different sounds on the same track/sound.

But since the dev is already sorting that information,(for example, play with the pitched sounds like the hang drum and the metallic drums) it doesn't seem like it would be a stretch to sense spectral content and trigger different sounds with the information.

-Scott

ModuLR
KVRAF
1974 posts since 21 Jun, 2002 from Earth

Post Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:55 am

@rockstar_not... I lurk. lol!

I might have to buy this app just to experiment... tho synthesized percussion isn't really my thing. It is synthesized, no? It does remind me of a rack filter I built in tracktion eons ago with a bunch of KT Drum Triggers.. so you could beatbox and it would trigger assigned samples. From the way it sounds, I take it you can't assign different trigger frequencies to particular sounds?
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rockstar_not
KVRAF
4886 posts since 10 Aug, 2004 from Colorado Springs

Post Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:25 am

ModuLR wrote:@rockstar_not... I lurk. lol!

I might have to buy this app just to experiment... tho synthesized percussion isn't really my thing. It is synthesized, no? It does remind me of a rack filter I built in tracktion eons ago with a bunch of KT Drum Triggers.. so you could beatbox and it would trigger assigned samples. From the way it sounds, I take it you can't assign different trigger frequencies to particular sounds?
No, but you can program the different sounds to be very different based on trigger frequencies. I believe the dev has put in a couple different synth engines on board: physical modeling as well as simple FM.

Still can't get a good snare sound - working on it. I wonder if we can share sessions/instruments? Anyone know this? BTW, my user name is the same on the beep street forum.

AndrewMartinMusic
KVRer
3 posts since 14 Oct, 2010 from Boston

Post Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:28 am

I really love this app! It's is tons of fun to use! One problem I'm encountering is that the delay is synced to 120 bpm, but once I change the tempo, the delay doesn't snyc to the new tempo. Is anyone else encountering this? I'm using it on an iPad 2.

rockstar_not
KVRAF
4886 posts since 10 Aug, 2004 from Colorado Springs

Post Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:05 pm

One other issue - the save to .wav is only 4 bars right now. Audio copy works to copy to Garageband on the iPHone - tried it yesterday.

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BMoore
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1586 posts since 19 Aug, 2011

Post Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:45 pm

Control over triggering levels, and able to trigger samples would be cool.
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rockstar_not
KVRAF
4886 posts since 10 Aug, 2004 from Colorado Springs

Post Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:18 am

BMoore wrote:Control over triggering levels, and able to trigger samples would be cool.
There is an input sensitivity on the settings page (the little gear symbol).

As to triggering different samples or samples in general, based on input level, would be cool, but the complexity of pointing to samples and loading samples would likely get pretty big. Right now, from what I can tell everything is synthesized on this app either through physical modeling, VA, or FM synthesis. No samples.

-Scott

rockstar_not
KVRAF
4886 posts since 10 Aug, 2004 from Colorado Springs

Post Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:51 pm

ModuLR wrote:@rockstar_not... I lurk. lol!

I might have to buy this app just to experiment... tho synthesized percussion isn't really my thing. It is synthesized, no? It does remind me of a rack filter I built in tracktion eons ago with a bunch of KT Drum Triggers.. so you could beatbox and it would trigger assigned samples. From the way it sounds, I take it you can't assign different trigger frequencies to particular sounds?
BTW - if you might recall, I'm the one who inspired you with the rack filter KT drum trigger thing. You could actually beat-box, I couldn't. I remember sort of stealing the idea from lunchmoney.

-Scott

deastman
KVRAF
6993 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:17 am

I just picked up Impaktor, and its pretty awesome. I have a Korg Wavedrum, and this is quite similar. The difference is that Impactor actually gives you a decent interface to the synthesis parameters. Like with the Wavedrum, complaining about lack of MIDI is missing the point. This is a physical modeling synth which uses incoming audio as the excitation impulse. The audio you feed it is an essential part of the sound that comes out the other end. MIDI makes no sense in this context. Personally, the way I see using this is with the iPad audio out running straight into my DAW, and not even bothering with the internal loop capabilities. In other words, I'll use it just like my Wavedrum.
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Shane Sanders
KVRAF
4064 posts since 10 Oct, 2002 from Nashville, TN USA

Post Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:55 am

Those wavedrums look awesome. I don't have the disposable cash for one right now, but Impaktor has been a ton of fun here, too--and an affordable substitute.

This kind of instrument might really improve our rhythmic sense over time. Just having access to a playable 'drum' thingy in moments where you're waiting on someone or don't have time to really think about bigger projects is great. A little bit of work here, a little bit of work there, and you find yourself with some loops that are really quite cool. :)
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bemushroomed
KVRist
54 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Impaktor - just get it!

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:35 pm

heh i can't believe this is from 2012, i googled for cool synths to get for ipad/iphone and found this thread. really nice drum synth. it's too bad the developer does not seem to care about it that much i guess since neither mail or dropbox works for me, and the other options to save your work are not something i want to use.

...are there any similar synths out there but where you can save the actual files?

gonna do a refund which kind of sucks (since i love the sound and how easy it is to use), i just don't have use for a program where i can't save the .wav.

paradiddle
KVRian
1470 posts since 15 Aug, 2001 from montreal, canada

Re: Impaktor - just get it!

Post Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:11 pm

If you have something like audioshare (very useful on ios) then in impaktor, you just select audiocopy and then in audioshare, u paste with the general pasteboard or paste it in another ios audio editor.

I use also Hokusai 2 which is a great audio editor. When you open it, you just make a new project then create a track and select audio paste. Bam, it's there and you can fully edit the wave.

the author is currently working on: https://forum.audiob.us/discussion/2586 ... -drambo/p1
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bemushroomed
KVRist
54 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Impaktor - just get it!

Post Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:15 am

Ok, thanks :)

musiclover91
KVRer
15 posts since 7 Feb, 2016

Re: Impaktor - just get it!

Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:57 am

Was looking for smth like this for protablility. Thanks for KVR man!:)

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