Got a long roadtrip to the parents or grandparents this weekend? (Personally I'm all about the AutoTrain) If you're traveling for Christmas, New Year's Eve or your holiday of choice it's essential to have some fun apps on your iPhone or iPod touch to take your mind off the long lines and inevitable delays.
There's definitely some down time over the holidays and who wants to read their work email or look at spreadsheets when there's 26" inches of snow on the ground and Saint Nick is prepping his sleigh? That's boring.
While you may opt to swipe over to your games screen while waiting to board, I prefer to release my inner DJ and music producer. If you're a fan of rock music (and who isn't?) you owe it to yourself to check out Groovemaker Rock Ace ($9.99, App Store). Rock Ace is the successor to Groovemaker's popular 8-track loop machines for the iPhone and iPod touch -- which I reviewed in November. Groovemaker's simple and intuitive interface allows you to remix a database of sick loops into unlimited unique jams.
Grab a tasty guitar riff, throw in some massive rock beats, then add a bone crushing bass line! Anyone can now create and share non-stop metal and rock tracks for DJing, remixing, multimedia and movie soundtrack compositions on the go, in real-time, just like a professional DJ or rock producer.
- Massive loop library of drums, bass, guitars chords/riffs/solos/pads/effects, percussion
- Rock, Metal style
- 4 included songs + 1 FREE song when you register
- 315 loops
- 85, 95, 97, 110, 130 BPM
- 280 MB of samples
Video demos are available on the Groovemaker Web site.