Announcing G-Stomper Rhythm

G-Stomper Rhythm

G-Stomper Rhythm, the little brother of G-Stomper Studio, is a versatile Tool for Musicians and Beat Producers, designed to create your beats on the go. It’s a feature packed, Step Sequencer based Drum Machine/Groovebox, a Track Grid Sequencer, 24 Drum Pads, an Effect Rack, a Master Section and a Line Mixer. Never lose a single beat again. Write it down and rock your own jam session wherever you are, and finally export it Track by Track or as Mixdown in Studio Quality up to 32bit 96kHz Stereo.
Whatever you are up to, practice your instrument, create beats for later use in the Studio, just jam and have fun, G-Stomper Rhythm has you covered. What are you waiting for, it’s free, so let’s rock!

G-Stomper Rhythm is a pure, sampler based Drum Machine, which is dedicated to beats, ideally for beginners as well as for experienced users.

G-Stomper Rhythm is now online on Google Play.

Announcing G-Stomper Studio 3.0.6

G-Stomper Studio 3.0.6 comes minor changes and bugfixes and high resolution UI for 1920p phones. But the most important change in this release is the name change from “G-Stomper Beat Studio” to “G-Stomper Studio”. Since the integration of the VA-Beast Synthesizer in version v.3.0, G-Stomper Studio is not longer related just to beats, therefore it was time for the birth of G-Stomper Studio. Of course, this won’t change anything for existing users.

Release Notes:

  • High resolution graphics for full hd phones
  • High resolution program icons
  • Automation problem fixed on Synthesizer Mixer Tracks (VTx)
  • Tempo/BPM Automation issue fixed
  • App name changed to G-Stomper Studio

You can read the full feature list at the G-Stomper Studio and G-Stomper VA-Beast Synthesizer product pages.

G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0.6 is now online on Google Play, Amazon and SlideME.

Announcing G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0.5

G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0.5 comes with major audio quality improvements for the integrated VA-Beast Synthesizer, new effects and a bunch of new tweaks. Of course the VA-Beast Synthesizer standalone 1.3.6 gets all these improvements as well (with exception of the SoundSet format).

Release Notes:
  • New (rebuilt) HQ-Wave-Generators for the VA-Beast Synthesizer to get rid of the aliasing/ghost frequencies in the upper octaves (huge thank you to Rej from Caustic for his help)
  • New SoundSet format (can now include Samples, Synth Presets, EFX + Master settings)
    When loading a new SoundSet, you can decide what to load, just samples, just EFX, all together, whatever you’re up to.
    Furthermore you can now import SoundSets from existing Patterns.
  • 2 new Delay Effects (special thanks to J from EIP Studios)
    Stereo Delay with 2 independent Pan Faders for the first two taps .
    Stereo Delay II with a Pan Fader for the first Tap + a dry/wet Mix controller.
    On both Delays all following Taps act as Ping Pong depending on your Pan settings.
  • Added a new LFO/Envelolpe accuracy setting in the settings dialog, which let you define in what rate the Modulators (LFOs and Envelopes) should run (special thanks to Marcos)
  • Minor issues fixed in the Envelopes (ADSR + AD)
  • Improved (faster) Persistency handling
    Loading files: up to 10 times faster
    Saving files: up to 30 times faster

You can read the full feature list at the G-Stomper Beat Studio and G-Stomper VA-Beast Synthesizer product pages.

G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0.5 is now online on Google Play and Amazon

Announcing G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0.4

G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0.4 introduces a new Rhythm Arpeggio for the Drum Machine.

There are 2 main ways to use this new feature:
(In Any way the sequencer has to be running… so press play first)

The direct fader access:
When you just touch the new fader at the right side of the steps, the Rhythm Arp acts instantly on the currently selected track.
Move the fader to change the tempo/time signature of the arp, or just touch and release the fader on different positions to create different variations.

The new Rhythm Arp Track Pad Mode:
When you switch the Trackpad mode to ‘Rhythm Arp’, then you can use the Rhythm Arp on multiple tracks at once.

  •  Right beside the Track Pads (T1-Txx) click on the Track Pad Mode button (labeled ‘Play Menu’ by default), then choose ‘Rhythm Arp/Select’.
  • Press and hold one or more of the Tx buttons (this triggers the samples continuously)

Note: When you double click a Tx button in the Rhythm Arp Mode, the double clicked track gets selected (turns green). This is very helpful if you want to tweak the sound while using the Rhythm Arp Track Pad Mode.

Furthermore you can record while you play with the Rhythm Arp (in both modes). Just hit record while the sequencer is running and use the Rhythm Arp.

You can read the complete list of changes in the Release Notes.

G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0.4 is now online on Google Play and Amazon

Part 9: Finishing the Track

Welcome to Part 9, the final part of this G-Stomper Beat Studio Tutorial.

This time we create a lead out and an ending for the track.

First of all, load the pattern set that you created in part 8, then save it with a different name, e.g. gstomper-tutorset-part9.
Make sure that you use your headphones rather than the phone speaker. The phone speaker has a way to low range to make all the sounds audible well.

Create a breaking part in Slot 9:

On the Pattern Set view, make sure that the Song Mode is disabled.
Create a copy of slot 8 and paste it to slot 9
Reminder: To copy, long click on the source Pattern Slot, choose ‘Copy Pattern’, and finally click the destination Pattern Slot.
Then, before you navigate back to the main screen, make sure that Slot 9 is selected.
Now back to the main screen and mute all tracks except T1, T4 and T7.

When done, make sure that the Track Pad Mode (the button right beside the Tx buttons) is set to ‘Play Menu’.
Then select T1, so that it turns green.
Now long click T1 to show up the Track Menu and select ‘Clear Track Sequence’. This clears all Triggers from T1.
When done, enable Step 1 on Bar1 and Bar3 (Bar2+4 stay empty).
Then do the same with the ‘Accent’ Button enabled, so that the 2 Triggers are accentuated.

Click the ‘Fill-In’ Button twice, so that it turns yellow (this enables a random fill-in for the full length of the last bar).
Finally click the ‘EFX Send’ Button once to send T1 to EFX1.

For this break we need an X-Delay Effect on EFX1, so let’s change that.
Click on ‘EFX Edit’ to show up the EFX Edit view.
As you see, we have already an X-Delay on EFX2, but this one is chained with EFX3 (the Phaser).
For this break we need a clean X-Delay on EFX1 instead.
Click ‘EFX1′ and select ‘X-Delay’ from the selection list.
Change EFX1 the Parameters as followed:
LFO: OFF
Sync: ON
Delay: 3/16
Feedback: 50

Press Play to hear the result.

Now back to the Pattern Set view and save your Pattern Set.

Create a final rising part in Slot 10, 11 and 12:

Let’s create a final rise before we come to the outro of the Track. For this part we take the 8bar Pattern from Slot7 (the one with the gating effect on T4) as base.

On the Pattern Set view, make sure that the Song Mode is disabled.
Create a copy of slot 7 and paste it to slot 10, 11 and 12 (actually you have to repeat the copy process)
Then, before you navigate back to the main screen, make sure that Slot 10 is selected.

Now set the ‘Mutes’ as followed for the pattern in Slot 10:

Back to the Pattern Set, select Slot 11 and set the following mutes:

And finally set the mutes for Slot 12:

Back to the Pattern Set view and save your Pattern Set to make sure that you don’t loose any data.

Press play and manually switch between Slot 10, 11 and 12 to hear the result.

Create the Ending part in Slot 13 and 14:

First we add a last loop on Slot 13, based on the 4bar Pattern in Slot 8.

On the Pattern Set view, make sure that the Song Mode is disabled.
Create a copy of slot 8 and paste it to slot 13
Then, before you navigate back to the main screen, make sure that Slot 13 is selected.

Now set the ‘Mutes’ as followed for the pattern in Slot 13:

The final Pattern:
Finally we add the an ending pattern, based on the 4bar breaking Pattern in in Slot 9.

Back on the Pattern Set view, create a copy of slot 9 and paste it to slot 14
Then, before you navigate back to the main screen, make sure that Slot 14 is selected.

On the main screen, mute all Tracks except T1 and T12.
Then click on ‘Pattern Menu’ and select ‘Clear Pattern Sequence’

When done, select T1 and enable Step 1 on Bar1 (Bar2,3,4 stay empty).
Then do the same with the ‘Accent’ Button enabled, so that the Trigger is accentuated.
Finally click the ‘EFX Send’ Button multiple times, so that no EFX is activated (all LEDs off).

Select T12 and enable Step 1 on Bar1 (Bar2,3,4 stay empty).
Note: On T12 it’s not required to enable the Accent Steps.
Finally click the ‘EFX Send’ Button multiple times until EFX1 is activated.

Press Play to hear the result. You should hear a single Kick Drum (dry) and the ‘Break’ Sample with a long delay.

Back to the Pattern Set view and save your Pattern Set to make sure that you don’t loose any data.

Arrange the Patterns:

Navigate to the Pattern Set view.
Click on ‘Song Mode’ to activate the song mode. When you do so, the song controls show up at the left side of the view.
Click on ‘Song ed’ to activate the song edit mode. When you enable it, the song edit (step by step) controls show up right below the song mode controls.

Now use the ‘Next Pos’/'Prev Pos’ buttons to navigate to the last song position ’010/010′, so that Slot 8 turns yellow like on the screen shot.

Now press ‘Pos Ins/Del’, then select ‘Insert Step after current position’.
As you see, the position text fields changed to ’011/011′, which means, you now have a song of length 11, and you’r editing position 11.
Now click once on Slot9, so that it turns yellow (if you clicked twice by accident, just click again until it turns yellow again).

Press ‘Pos Ins/Del’ and select ‘Insert Step after current position’.
This time leave Slot9 selected (to just repeat the same Pattern one more time).

Insert another position after the current position and select Slot 10.
Insert another position after the current position and select Slot 11.
Insert another position after the current position and select Slot 12.

Now insert another 2 positions after the current position and select Slot 13 for both.

Finally insert one more position after the current position and select Slot 14.

Now your song length should be 18.

Now disable the song edit mode (the song edit controls vanish) and save your pattern set

Save your Pattern Set.

This is it;), you’ve created your first Track.

With the ‘Song Mode’ still enabled (red), press play to hear the result.
Lay back and enjoy;)

Here is the audio export of the current lesson. So when you’re done, your song should sound like this:
Audio Demo

If you want to load the finished pattern set file of this lesson into your G-Stomper, follow the steps below:

1. Update G-Stomper Beat Studio to the latest version 3.0.2.

2. Download the pattern set file G-Stomper-Tutorial-Set-Part9.gss

3. Install the free (and ad free) app ES File Explorer File Manager

4. The use the ES File Explorer to copy the downloaded pattern set file (G-Stomper-Tutorial-Set-Part9.gss) into the folder ‘gstomper/patternsets’ on your internal storage.
(the downloaded file is usually located in the folder ‘Download’ on your internal storage)
To copy a file with ES File explorer, just long click the file (the one you want to copy) within the File Explorer app to select it, then click on ‘copy’ icon (bottom left), then navigate to the destination folder (‘gstomper/patternsets’) and finally click the ‘past’ icon (bottom left).

With a bit of practice you’ll see that you can create much longer tracks with more variations, more breaks, more of everything. As long as you’re having fun, you’re on the right way.

To get a few examples, check out the tracks in the G-Stomper Beat Studio Music Group on SoundCloud:

If you have any questions, feel free to post here.

Announcing G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0

After months of work, I can proudly present G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0 with the fully integrated VA-Beast Synthesizer as well as polyphonic sequencing, and yes, it finally got USB Midi support.

You can read the complete list of new features and improvements in the Release Notes.

Big thanks to all the beta testers. I really appreciate your help and support during the last two months.

G-Stomper Beat Studio 3.0 is now online on Google Play and Amazon