We all know you don’t need traditional instruments to make music, just look that this guy jam out with only drumsticks and paintbuckets — Oddball is the latest product to add to this list. Personally, playing musical instruments has never been my forte. I’ve had my fair share of trials and tribulations with various DJ software trying to make my own beats to show for. Nothing really worked but Oddball looks to be the unique instrument that might actually allow me to express that creative drive.
Despite myself being truly incompetent in the musical field, I’m still appreciative of the arts and consider music to be a large part of my life. Oddball has never been more correct in stating that “not everybody has the opportunity to make music.” The Oddball conjoins the sounds of drums, snares, and hundreds of others into one tennis/lacrosse type ball. This instrument is not only for music experts, it’s for everybody.
How it Works
Time to get into the nitty gritty of how this Oddball works. First off, its pressure sensitive so that means a simple tap of the finger will sound different than a 100 mph fastball (We do not actually recommend trying that.) The app allows you to do all the basics like looping and recording. You can share your completed sounds instantly with all your friends with the touch of a button. Or get together with your friends for a jam sesh.
You can connect multiple balls into the software at once. This has got to be the coolest part of the product. Who needs a guitarist, a drummer, and a bassist when you got oddballs. The app puts together the features of Logic, GarageBand, Pro Tools, and Ableton so you can add crazy effects to the banging beats you and your friends make.
They made a killing on Kickstarter, over $237,000 and are currently taking their talents over to their own site. If you’re interested in joining this to join this unorthodox jam sesh, take a look at their page.