Do you remember when you were young, and you could entertain yourself with something as simple as beating on a trashcan or drumming on a hub cap in your garage? Well, the makers of the new iPhone app Finger Stomp have succeeded in bringing back all the old-fashioned fun of banging on junk and put it in the palm of your hand.
Long-time users of the iPhone have most likely seen the many beat-creation apps released throughout the years, but few can match the authenticity of Fingerstomp. When you first open the app, you’re placed in a dimly lit garage with a variety of metallic objects which, when touched, produce a sound similar to the virtual object’s real world counterpart. In addition to the starting equipment, Finger Stompallows users to customize their own personal stage by selecting from 22 different objects and two backdrops, including the original garage stage and a basketball court.
Now here’s the fun part: users are able to not only coordinate the sounds to produce original, quality-sounding beats, but they can then record those beats for later listening and even export them. For those who need a little bit of help with their rhythm, the game offers a practice mode in which players can follow along to a number of pre-made beats using the many objects at their disposal. Additionally, sounds can be tweaked by the user to fit just about any style.
There are plenty of rhythm games out there on the iPhone, but the main problem with many of them is the poor touch response, which often makes it difficult to produce any kind of complicated beat. Fortunately, this is not the case with Finger Stomp. Users will enjoy the amazing responsiveness of the interactive touch controls, which not only provide instant feedback but also allow beat-makers to use up to three sounds at once, which is ideal for producing intricate, multi-dimensional beats.
As far as graphics and audio go, Fingerstomp is a huge success. Whether it’s the authentic-looking, fully-animated objects and realistic backgrounds or the high-quality sounds produced by each item, the game delivers on all fronts. To add, the inclusion of the Drum Meister beat engine ensures that every beat produced will be totally fluid and achieve exactly what the user has in mind.
In the end,Fingerstomp has everything you need to synthesize your own quality custom beats using the same kinds of sounds utilized by the band Stomp. The app store price of $2.99 (iPad) may be a little steep for those iPad users on a budget, but the iPhone version is just $.99. In my opinion this app is a must-have for old-school fans of hip-hop, rap, and street music.
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Check out this cool video of this app in action!