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Fotoh LLC, an innovative new mobile developer focused on music themed applications, has announced the successful recent update of Sample Lab for the iPad. This engaging mobile music mixing utility allows users to record their own original music samples or import their favorite songs from iTunes. Newly updated to include professionally styled punch-in recording and looping functions, as well as support for MIDI controller inputs. This beat making app is unique because while its geared to be accessible by even novices to the audio mixing game, its functionality and sheer flexibility is varied enough to prove useful enough for even the most serious musicians.

As our App of Day, all our regular readers know the trailer for this app will feature on every page of our site for a whole day. Just scroll to the bottom of this page to take a look.

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Music is in many ways a tactile experience, and Sample Lab strives to keep this sensation intact by bringing users an audio mixing/ sampling utility that blasts through the normally mundane or downright tedious learning curve to mastering this type of software, and letting them instantly begin mixing, sampling, and sequencing music the instant the open the application. This app includes a diverse array of features including everything from a pinch-zoom precision sample editor to a multi-touch sequencer to build your compositions, as well as many other useful audio mixing tools. Furthermore, Sample Lab includes over one hundred preset samples which are available at the user’s disposal the moment they download the app to help them get started.

This app may be marketed in part as an audio toy for engaging music mixing enthusiasts, but its range of uses wholly transcends this slender moniker. Sample Lab – though geared towards all types of users – allows serious musicians to thrive as well. The app has a variety of import options, and sport a user interface that is intuitive and easily comprehensible to such an extent that it can be used effectively during live performances as well.

In fact, users can do everything from triggering samples to play, slice up beats in real-time, and record or drop-in layers of vocals, and so much more, without ever stopping the music! There’s a good deal of musical gimmicks out for the iPad, Sample Lab isn’t one of them. This is a refreshingly usable audio sampling/ mixing utility that has the power to both bring out anyone’s inner DJ as well as helping established musicians reach their full potential even if they’re on the go.

$9.99/Download

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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