iPhone App Directory

Big ThumbJam update

Lots of new stuff in the latest release of ThumbJam. So heavily requested items in there too.

Metronome and Looping Updates

  • Metronome added with a selection of sounds
  • Set tempo directly or tapping
  • Specify number of beats per bar
  • Fixed loop length option lets you specify ahead of time how long of a loop you want to record in bars.
  • More lenient timing when ending loops
MIDI and OSC live output
You can now use ThumbJam as a MIDI or OSC controller over wifi for software instruments or midi sequencers on your computer. Look at the Prefs->Remote Control page to enable these features. For the MIDI output you will need to the DSMIDIWiFi server software on your Mac/Windows/Linux PC found at http://dsmi.tobw.net to receive the MIDI data. For best results connect your device and computer using an ad-hoc wireless network directly between them. See the forums at thumbjam.com for more detailed instructions, and for a description of the OSC messages sent.

Other Updates
  • New Viola instrument to round out your string quartet
  • Split-screen ability increases playable note space while also allowing for independent setting of key and note range per side.
  • Toggle the split-screen feature from the key change popup in the key controls sidebar.
  • Added inverted tilt option for pitch control
  • In-app news added to notify users of new available instruments, loops, or other tips
  • Sonoma Wireworks AudioCopy/Paste 1.1 support, allows for copying and pasting multiple simultaneous files.
  • Various bugfixes
iOS4 Support
ThumbJam 1.2 works properly on iOS4 and includes support for fast switching and background audio operation (if loops are playing).



The Unflattered said...

Crashes on startup. Total fail on iOS 4.0.

Jesse Chappell said...

Work with me here Unflattered, see the link at http://thumbjam.com/node/80 to submit crash reports.

Mark said...

It seems like everyone in the world is trying to get the update....iTunes has been working on the download for an hour, and it says it still has an hour to go.

Jesse Chappell said...

Thanks for the logs. I am able to reproduce the crash although not usually on startup on my devices. I am working on a solution.

johnnyg0 said...

That's awesome no less.

soundog said...

THIS APP IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jesse Chappell said...

I resolved the issue and have submitted v1.2.1 to Apple. I will attempt to get expedited approval to get this fix out there quickly.

And as an added bonus, I was able to resurrect a great new feature for the faster devices: recording loops with the microphone.

Anonymous said...

That's one of the reasons this app is amazing. The developer actively updates, fixes, and evolves ThumbJam. Refreshing!

Anonymous said...

Of course, the app still looks extremely ultra ugly. Do the ThumbJam people lack eyes or what? John.

Jose36BZ said...


FWMHOW it looks okay to me. Maybe the dev could add the option to change the background image like in AudioForge?

Also TJ has possibly the most intuitive instrument interface on the platform (really like the keychange overlay, volume scale etc.)