Today we’re releasing an updated version of our classic iPad app.
The reason we removed the original app back in 2016 is that we wanted to focus on developing the universal Auxy version with more features and sounds. Having the old app available in the store created a lot of confusion about which app to get and how they were different, so we decided to remove it for the time being. We think now is a good time to bring it back.
What’s new in Auxy Jam?
On the surface, the new app is essentially the same as the classic app. However, under the hood we have updated everything to work well on modern iPads and the latest version of iPadOS. This includes swapping out the old sound engine for a new on and adding a new collection of higher quality sounds.
Who is it for?
Note that Auxy Jam isn’t really for people who already use the normal Auxy, but we wanted to let you know so you don’t get confused and can help spread the word to less experienced music makers. The old app was very popular for kids and music education, and this is something we feel really happy about supporting.
Why is it released as a new app?
We decided to release this as a new app in order to not break anything for people who might still be using the classic app. For instance, we have removed the MIDI out features since they are just a distraction for the intended audience.
What about the price?
We decided to give it an upfront price and bundle all the included sounds with the app. This is mainly because it’s the most straightforward way to offer it and schools aren’t able to make in-app purchases.
Will there be updates?
The app will be maintained and there will potentially be some new sounds added over time. We don’t plan to add a lot of new features to it though, mainly because we think that its simplicity is what makes it great.
Where can I download it?
Hope you like it and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Ps. We’re considering changing the name of the normal Auxy to “Auxy Pro” in order to clarify the difference between the Jam and Pro versions. Let us know if you think that’s a suitable name or if you have other ideas for what it should be called!