MadPad HD - Remix Your Life

App review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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App encourages users to get creative with everyday sounds.

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Ease of Play

The app isn't overly complicated to use, and there's a decent built-in tutorial demonstrating how to record and share tracks.

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Some of user-created video sets show branded items, like Starbucks coffee cups, Honda cars, and Coca-Cola soft drink cans.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that MadPad HD -Remix Your Life is an audio mixing app that lets users record sound and video clips and then remix them into percussive and melodic beats and loops. The app is best experienced on the iPad 2 since it has a video camera, but iPad 1 users can still access a library of more than 50 free sets to play with.

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Is it any good?

With MadPad HD, even the most mundane of everyday sounds -- like a car door slamming shut, or the rustling of newspaper pages -- has the potential to be turned into music. The app challenges people to come up with creative ways to mix unexpected combinations of sounds together. Users who want to produce polished loops should look elsewhere, because the app lacks advanced editing features like the ability to crop recordings or layer multiple loops on top of each other. However, MadPad HD is an entertaining app that in the right hands will produce fun, unique, and spontaneous results.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 11, 2011
  • Category: Music
  • Size: 19.50 MB
  • Publisher: Smule
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.2 or later

For kids who love music and creativity

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