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LoopJ is the heart of mobile music innovation, first presented in January 2011 in Cannes at MIDEMNet Lab. Powered by cutting edge technology, it is basically the first truly INTERACTIVE DJ STATION in the world. Feed it with your own music and rule the universe!

This particular app is primarily aimed at MUSICIANS who will enjoy playing their music in a new interactive way, and this is why it is FREE for anyone. It was created as a showcase for Amidio’s .loopj interactive music standard, based on our research that nearly every existing dance music track can be split into 5 LAYERS that will always sound good together.

Even for NON-MUSICIANS, there are 5 great free bundled TRACKS in the app (created by an aspiring electronic musician Sentatic), so anyone can give LoopJ a try and feel the power of the interactive dance music right away.

NO BANNERS *** NO NAG SCREENS *** PURE INTERACTIVITY

Think of LoopJ as of a mini DJ-optimized version of Ableton with fixed layout, optimized for touch-screen performances, always ready when you’re on the go.

You don’t need a separate MIXER, since there are 2 .loopj decks always playing together at the same time, always TIME-STRETCHED to have the same BPM, so you’re always guaranteed a perfect mix. Loading new tracks is seamless and doesn’t interrupt the mix.

You can even spice the mix with LP/HP multitouch filters and 3 built-in FX – Rhythmic Delay, Gate Splitter, Glitch Repeater. You also have a Global HPF Filter which is basically a Fast-EQ.

Recording to .WAV/.M4A is available as a separate in-app purchase for a modest price.

To get your OWN MUSIC into LoopJ, all you have to do is to convert your tracks into the .loopj format, which is as easy as extracting different parts of your track into 20 fixed .wav loops, 4 loops per 5 layers: BEAT, BASS, LEAD, ATMO, REAT. Bundle it with a track image, description, pack it into a .zip file, then upload it freely into LoopJ and play it!

Please refer to the the built-in MANUAL for the complete description of the .loopj standard, the process of converting and uploading your tracks into LoopJ, and the functionality of the app.

THIS IS THE VERY FIRST PUBLIC VERSION OF LOOPJ. WE DELIBERATELY MADE IT FREE BECAUSE WE REALLY WANT THE MODERN MUSIC TO BECOME INTERACTIVE. LOOPJ IS THE STANDARD WE PROPOSE. YOUR GOOD REVIEWS WILL HELP US TO DEVELOP LOOPJ FURTHER AND TAKE IT TO UNBELIEVABLE HEIGHTS!

To-do (short-list):

  • More FX
  • Reworked “Load Tracks” screen
  • Share .loopj tracks
  • Split fader system

LoopJ™ Interactive DJ Station - Amidio Inc.

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11 comments

  1. I'm still undecided about this app. The instructions seem to be written in engrish, can't figure out how to cue something up on the B deck whilst playing the A deck (in fact, can't load anything on the B deck). Other than that, it could have potential as a live app. Depends on the ease of making the loopj files really. Until then, it's fun to play with and seems to be more stable and logical than most Amidio apps…

    2Potato

  2. seems intresting, but I can't seem to get my own loops working with it, made the .loopj file and followed all instruction (and even tried loads of other ways too) but I can't get it to work. I suppose they should get out an app (win or OSX) for creating .loopj files if they want to make it a standard. What would be even better, is an iOS app that could create .loopj files from other apps using audiopaste.

  3. In Hexatone I also couldnt use/record or export my own loops,
    that was never fixed
    it just doesn't bother them,

  4. I can record in hexatone
    but on an itouch 4G ,if you click a recording it emmediatly shuts down
    so can not play it,use it or export it,
    basicly I can listen to presets
    last (denied by apple) update
    feb 2010

  5. @Anonymous – same problem here on itouch 4 in hexatone.

    That sucks big time because I like the app but it's totally useless for me without audio copy to other apps.

  6. For LoopJ, I was able to create and successfully import a .loopj file. Kind of a pain though – I'd rather just add samples/loops, and create the file within the app itself.

    Free app though, so no complaints I suppose

  7. THE GOOD:
    it does what it does brilliantly!

    WHY I WON'T BE BUYING IT:
    Too hard to import tracks (wav on a mac machine!!!) but the BIGGEST reason … WTF!!! Having to pay every time I want to record one of my tracks!!!!

    Sorry, but that's like buying an iPod and being charged every time you listen to a song! At the least the app should allow you to record your song and hear the finished result …. Then charge to burn it to whatever format you choose. If loopj think I'm gonna pay before I've even created my track then sorry, fail … As is a fail for the price … I may as well output straight to my external recorder!

    So loopj, charge for the app, make importing easier (with loops straight from GarageBand?) but for f**ks sake, loose the charge for recording; people will QUICKLY tire of paying YOU money every time THEY want to record THEIR tracks!

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