The review challenge, part 1

A long time ago (last blog post) I whined about not getting free stuff. Joakim thought this was sad, and decided to challenge me by sending me one package a week for four weeks with stuff for me to review. The challenge was accepted and I received my first package this week:

Interesting, some sort of candy. Djúpur, sounds Icelandic, like Tungur knifvur. I read the word licorice on the package, and I dont like licorice all that much so this might be a challenge.

And that is why I left the package unopened for a while, good thing, because I got poisoned by something I ate. Or whatever. It was as an unpleasant slice of time as you can imagine. They sealed of one bathroom at work, just for me (and so I would not make more ppl sick). If I had eaten a piece of this candy I would most defenetively blame it, but the candy alibi was waterproof.

Now to the review.

The candy tastes good. It’s got a crispy outside, that breakes most satisfactory when you start to chew on it. Inside is a piece of chocolate and inside that is a piece of licorice, but not the intrusive “all your taste-buds belongs to us”, but a good and nice addition.

The kids as always drawn to candy like moths to a flame swarmed around me and wanted to “just taste”, they “just tasted” quite a few of the Djúpur pieces. I had to hide it away so that I could have a few left for later in the evening.

In recap: food poisoning, bad candy good, challenge excellent! Like a high-school cheerleader movie I cheer, bring it on!

I don’t normally use my blog for advertisement. (Samplodica FTW)

Because no-one ever sends me stuff, or pays me to do write something up. That is sad, I’d love to get loads of free stuff, and moneys to buy other stuff with.

But you know what, I have received something, and I was so excited about it I had to wait three weeks to write about it so I had time to cool down. I dont want my judgement biased right at the beginning after all. I think that this might be a huge opportunity for me, with loads of stuff coming my way.

Let’s get on with it.

What I received was an iphone/ipad app, it’s cleverly named to Samplodica. What it does is that it’s more of an instrument than a daw. You play it like a real instrument, using the accelerometer and areas on the screen to choose what sound to play. This might sound hard, but it is not. It’s easy and intuitive. And I have not on a single occasion thrown the iPhone into a wall or similar (you where thinking that, I know you where). There are loads of features, like a matrix where you can decide if starting one sound can make other shut up. Exactly like a hi-hat. You can import samples from your computer. You can live-sample from your environment.

All in all I thoroughly enjoy playing with Samplodica. When it’s release (22’nd of May) you’re gonna have fun playing with it to!