A neat plaything, and slick with it, but the substance doesn’t match its brilliant looks.
MadePad HD Review
by on October 5, 2012
MadPad, the make-a-tune-from-video-clips app from Smule, is impeccably presented. Everything from the uncluttered, smoothly animated video clip layout, to the literal darkness of the alternative playing view; it all smacks of polish.
Community integration is slapped all over it, too: there are hundreds of video soundboards available for download, so there’s always something to play with. Putting together your own soundboards isn’t exactly child’s play, though. It’s fun, but disappointingly restricted.
There’s no way to trim the individual clips you make, so even when you’re using the nifty sound-triggered recording function, you may end up repeating yourself over and over to get the perfect noise.
You can, alternatively or in addition, pull in clips from other sets and mash up a slick combo. But since there’s a 12-clip limit whatever the content, and only one programmed loop in memory at a time, MadPad belongs more in the toybox than the toolbox. It’s a real shame — all that class and polish really does suggest more composition power than MadPad manages.
Download this app: MadePad HD for iPad
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