Aftertouch is a Keyboard MIDI Controller. There are a lot, lot, lot of Midi Controllers in the App Store. A lot of them are great. I already reviewed a few of them and at this moment my rating was for all of them a Super or a Killer App. So it’s not so easy to decide which MIDI Controller to buy. Too bad for the suspense, but Aftertouch is a Killer App! More, a Must Have!
Because of its built in Synthesizer and sound presets library ? No, only 2 sounds...
Because of its Chords library? No, there is no chords’ library.
So why it can be a Killer App?
Because it is the only 3D MIDI Controller from the App Store? No, it is top, but not enough...
Because, if somebody ask me for a Midi Keyboard controller App which can play notes and Chords, I will certainly answer Aftertouch! Yes, for chords also!
(A Columbo episode, this review!).
Epilogue: Aftertouch is so easy to use. In half a second you can change your keyboard layout from 1 Key (Pad) to 324 keys (Pads). So you just have to set the keyboard depending of what you have to play, notes, chords or both. Lots of notes, or chords…
Also, you can send 3 MIDI CCs (X, Y & Z) by moving your finger and a Pad. Play Glissando or not. You can also choose the interval between notes in the Columns & Rows, choose the scale and the corner position of the root’s note. So, it’s the perfect App to launch if the keyboard of another App is too small. You launch it, select a “simple" built in preset or one of yours and start to play your notes or chord's variations.! I keep it in my iPad! A Killer App! A Must Have!
I forgot one thing... Do you know the Z axis? What is a 3D MIDI Controller? Check out the the tutorial...
Review by Ed