Drone Fx App Reviews

By michael gieson

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Drone Fx app review

Drone Fx App Info

  • 41 Ratings
  • Price: $2.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Dec 15 2018
  • Version: 1.2.5
  • Size: 87.81 MB
  • Seller: michael gieson
  • © michael gieson

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Customer Reviews of the Drone Fx App

An unexpected and very welcome update

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brysmi's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

Fantastic to see this update. A long time favorite!

Still waiting....

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Apink33's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

C'mon !!!!! Please update it and don't abandon this app.....it's so great and with unique sounds!!!! Recorder,sample selector,audiobus support and so many tweaks can be done....

Hey, ! Hello,!?

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Maples Ex's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

Where are you,!?!! Do you realize at all what you have here...?? Ok. I just can’t help but be perplexed. On the one hand I’m thinking ‘well, maybe this guy is super busy, he’s gotta go to work and live his life and pay the bills just like everyone else, this could just be his side project...just something he screws around with for fun, when he’s lucky enough to have some down-time’.... but then that just doesn’t seem to sit right with me when I consider the treasure trove of samples, and the lengths one must have gone to develop this app THIS FAR. I don’t get it, It’s so frustrating, I’m just like; ‘C’mon man! You are literally inches from the finish-line!, what’s up?.!’ If you just implemented coreMIDI, made this an IAA, or hell... even just a standalone. Made it MPE compatible so musicians could use it.... you would be the ONLY GAME IN TOWN!, number one! Moodscaper, AutoPads, Coresound Pads.... couldn’t hold a friggin’ candle to Drone FX. I would pay $15 to $20 for this app if I could use Midi to control it, and if I could open it in Audiobus or AUM, GarageBand, etc. The potential is insane, there IS A HUGE market of people looking for what this app ALMOST offers: Musicians, songwriters, worship leaders, ambient soundtrack/guided meditation producers.... Again, this thing is an amazing library of ambient/pad instruments. DON’T STOP NOW! C’MON! ....if you don’t care or have moved on, then let us know. I have been closely following the development of AutoPad, and if that should be the case I think that my encouragement and support might better serve the guy who has been working so hard programming that App. As soon as AutoPad finds a way to go coreMIDI and makes his pads polyphonic or multitimbral, he’ll have moved into the territory you should have had. - I hope we see more from Drone FX, I really do. Brad Musicman McMahon Chattanooga, Tennessee

Needs recording functions.

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Frent's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

Great, but please add recording and copy to work with other apps.

Great App Getting Undue Fuss

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x_bruce's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

Drone FX is one of the best sounding drone applications that I've yet to try on the iPad. It features 200 some samples all of which have use when working within a framework. This is not to say that samples may not be all usable together but with volume changes and pan controls you can still find some of the most unlikely and useful matches that are available on such an instrument. As to criticisms raised about Drone FX, it's true, if the app has been orphaned that is unfortunate but not deadly to those that use it. For instance, regarding on the fly sample changes, consider the volume control which lowers the sound considerably. When changing samples you have to hit that control as it loads but it's far from impossible. You do need to spend some time identifying complimentary sounds, but you do so on most soft and hardware synths in multi mode, that is if they have one. As to orphaning, does the nominal $2.99 give value to what you get in Drone FX? To me it certainly does, though I'm a new user and haven't experienced a year of no updates. Then again I knew what I was buying upon purchase. I agree there is room for improvement, most of which would be addressed with Audiobus integration. More could be addressed with Core MIDI, but, if it is correct that the developer has stopped development on Drone FX I am still pleased to use it as an external source from iPad to computer or digital multitrack (available for $130/for 4 track solid state) then I can live with the inconvenience. Drone FX works as it says it does. I docked it a star for lacking the features that some are docking it to a single star. It could be me but the samples are good for what they are - very good.

please update me!

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ErikSF999's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

Oh how I would love an update for DroneFX! The mixer interface is simply wonderful, and if I could put custom samples in and get audio out through Audiobus or even Inter-App Audio, this app would have everything I need it to have. MIDI would be a plus, but maybe just extra-chord tones on the keyboards would do. Even with nothing but chord notes to work with, the mixer is surprisingly flexible while remaining pretty to look at and easy as pie to operate. As-is, DroneFX is still one of my favorite ambient dedicated sound composition apps. Lots of samples come with it and it is easy to change them up using the timing and envelope controls. I will use it till my iPad refuses to light up for me anymore. Recording through audio out is not the worst thing to have to do, but I would like to be able to capture inspiration even while trapped under all the cats. I would not change a thing about the interface. Absolutely worth the download with or without it, but some interconnection would be swell.

Love it!!! How about some midi :)

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sgranlund's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

I bought this app day one, years ago. I love the app. I use it to help score indie movies. Amazing sounds!!! Some of the best synth sounds avail. As good as Alchemy. I would love to see an update adding midi and Audiobus support. Even without this I had to give5 stars because it just sounds So good. Developers...please don't let 5 stars go to your head, and update. Please some midi support, maybe core audio and def Audiobus support. Great app. Can be so much more. It's really a Pro App with high quality Pro Sounds

Great app.. just needs IAA/Audiobus

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Lordradish's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

I was thrilled to stumble upon this app a few days ago. It desperately needs IAA support and background ability , though, as it would be nice to be able to use it in conjunction with other apps and be able to record it right on the iPad.

No IAA, Audiobus, or background play.

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KillerBananaer's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

Still a great app with great sounds, but the lack of background play and all those necessary tidbits are a bummer.

No sound

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RobertStJames's Review of Drone Fx

Reviewed on 12/15/18 1:09 PM

I can't get any sound out of this. Update? Or is it incompatible with iOS 10?