After finding out about the flash drive that pays tribute to the classic Roland TR808, I was excited to discover a new app that emulates the classic vintage drum machine.
Meet the EGDR808, developed by Elliott Garage for iOs devices. This new app has a 16-step sequencer, 12 programmable rhythm patterns, and 4 fill presets with the ability to trigger auto-fills during playback. Users can also save their own patterns as well.
Based on the screencaps and demo video, the interface looks amazingly realistic. However, what really matters most is the sonic quality, which initially sounds promising. We’ll have to see how it fares in a live performance or in-studio setting though.
It looks like the EGDR808 has a lot of people excited though, since it’s already made it to iTunes’ top 10 musical apps after being released for only a week. After all, you can’t go wrong with trying out this app on your iPad or iPhone, since it only retails for $0.99 (approx. Php 42).