Following up the previous success of Ninja Jamm which acquired more than 600,000 downloads, Ninja Tune releases Jamm Pro which is made available for both iOS and Android devices.
Claiming to be “the most powerful touch-based instrument for all kinds of musical expression”, the app was created by Ninja Tune founders, Coldcut, who are known for their pioneering work in the world of sampling back in the 1980s.
Member Matt Black teased about Jamm Pro to Music Tech back in 2020 where he mentions “It’s really a monster program. I’ve got the instrument that I’ve always wanted now.”
Jamm Pro is said to have undergone 25 years of development and is designed as an instrument for playing live sound — its ‘tip control’ feature tracks small finger movements for controlling various effects.
The app also continues to highlight a feature that’s most requested by previous Ninja Jamm users — the ability to load your own samples.
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Jamm Pro also comes with preloaded Sound Sets from international producers, artists and sound engineers for additional inspiration, with new sets released each week. In total, the app allows for a possible 2,304 sequencers per Sound Set thanks to its four main channels, each with nine sequencers.
It boasts 64 Total Recall Patches that instantly store and recall the state of your music-making activities along with a Multitrack Stem recording feature that allows you to load into an editor/DAW for further sonic experimentation.
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Reverb, delay, filter and saturation effects are linked to a built-in XY interface that allows users to control four parameters simultaneously with only two fingers.
Another unique feature is the highly interactive Slice sequencer which makes users able to restructure any sample simply by drawing on the screen.
Watch the teaser video for Jamm Pro below.
Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.