Well it wasn’t too long to wait! studio.HD from SoundTrends (make of the excellent Looptastic and Looptastic HD) has arrived. Here’s what to expect.
studio.HD is the multitrack music creation app for songwriters, producers and musicians. It offers eight multilayered audio tracks (24 total tracks of playback!) with recording, editing, loops and effects. All under the command of an elegant iPad touch interface. Get your ideas down fast and start working with them anywhere.
From a rapper recording a rhyme on top of a beat; to a songwriter trying to catch the spark of a song before it goes using voice and guitar; to a dance producer wanting to try out remix ideas at the airport – regardless of genre, studio.HD lights your creative spark. It’s also great for musicians who want to work out solo ideas. It’s also a great tool for creating soundtracks and party mixes for iMovie or iTunes.
Find and audition loops arranged into Loop Sets, that logically group instrument parts that work well together. Audition audio at the current Project tempo and with the current arrangement.
Example Loop Sets are included plus download access to all the Loop Sets in Looptastic HD and new Rock, Pop, Metal, Country and Funk loops.
Import your own loops from Mac/PC.
NOTE: A future update will be available SOON to enable access to both the free Loop Set downloads mentioned above plus other purchasable content via the Sound Trends in-app Loop Store.
8 tracks + layer = 24 track playback
studio.HD accommodates multiple layers per track to give you at least 24 tracks! Screen space and workflow are optimized to reduce the endless scrolling found in other apps.
Record your best … then make it better!
Just hit the button, listen to the count-off, and get ready to jam. Use Loop Record to lay down a few takes and choose your best or edit together a hybrid.
Arrange and rearrange your song with your bare hands!
Grab your audio parts and Edit, Delete, Copy, Paste and Loop them to make your composition the way you want it.
Zoom around your composition and fly into your edits.
Effortlessly zoom in and out of your arrangement. studio.HD even “Auto-Zooms” to put your whole composition in view with a quick double-touch.
Edit Regions can be overlapping and layered on each track. Layered Regions explode and show an overlay screen that lets you choose a layer to edit. All operations intelligently snap to Bar/Beat based on Zoom level. A Loop Indicator/Control lets you move the looped region PLUS select all Regions on all tracks in the Loop start to Cut/Copy/Paste whole sections of your songs.
Multitouch, “2-finger” dragging quickly copies a part, similar to the Option-Drag copy technique on the Mac.
Truncate an audio file’s beginning and end points to “top and tail” a recording.
Grab a handle to Loop (repeat) a part to play longer.
Drag Regions between tracks and anywhere within the Arrangement.
Every track has its own volume control and effects capability. Just drag and drop an effect from the FX list to assign that effect to a track. You get Bitcrusher, Flanger, Hi and Low Pass Filters and Delay effects used in Looptastic. Set effect parameters with an XY controller to (like resonance and frequency for the filters).
Save a Mixdown to an AIFF 16/44 that you can sync on your Mac/PC and then import into iTunes to wow your friends.
Share files with your computer using the new iTunes App File Sharing capabilities.
NOTE: Currently files are shared between studio.HD and Looptastic by import/export of stereo mixdowns to your Mac/PC.
The app is priced at $7.99.