CasioTron Beats

CasioTron Beats

Information and Specifications

Category: Drum Machine Apps
Released: Jun 10, 2013
Version: 1.0
Size: 8.7 MB
Language: English
Seller: Rob Wilmot
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Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Price: $1.99
Get it here: CasioTron Beats – Rob Wilmot

Description: CasioTron Beats re-creates the rhythm patterns found on the vintage home keyboards of the 70’s and 80’s.

Quick Review
CasioTron Beats does a passable job of re-creating rhythms of early 80’s home keyboard from manufacturers like Casio and Yamaha. While the idea is a great one, I’d rather have seen a better laid out design. Those sliders are hit and miss at the best of times (it’s good to see the developer admitting the problem up front). There should be more patterns as well. I’d like to see in a future version they add several keyboards and their associated sounds and rhythms, such as drum machines with the option of playing say a Roland TR808, or 707. Just a thought.

Besides a few shortfalls, I must say the $1.99 is pretty unjustified for an app that needs refinement and something done about those sliders. I think this should have been offered free or a maximum of $0.99. Will keep an eye on how they develop this app. As I said previously, it’s a great idea. Hopefully the slider problem will be fixed in the near future.