If you thought that MooCowMusic were no more, then you’d be wrong. Say hello to "Looptical" arriving this week

If you didn’t know, MooCowMusic is the original iPhone music app developer. Showcased in the very early days of the iPhone and the app store. After a long period of silence MooCowMusic brings us a new app called Looptical.

Here’s what to expect …

Looptical is the complete music production solution for your iPhone. Record your musical ideas on the go, and mix them into a finished track there and then, or use them as the basis for a new project back at your studio.

Making instruments in Looptical is easy. You can import samples from your desktop, or copy/paste them from another iPhone app such as a synthesizer. Then assign the sample to a drum pad, or to a key on the keyboard: that’s all it takes. For a wider-ranged sound you can assign pitched samples to additional keys and Looptical will intelligently fill in the gaps for you. Trim samples, and make perfectly looped sounds directly within the app. You can even record a riff, beat, or texture, export it to the pasteboard and then import that directly onto a pad or key. Share instruments with other Looptical users on our forum.

Record vocals with the iPhone built-in microphone and add your own effects with live monitoring. Overdub, or record in separate tracks and playback in sync with the sequencer. Plug in an iPhone audio interface such as the Apogee Jam and use an external microphone to beef up your vocals. Connect a guitar and record via third-party guitar effects apps with Inter-App Audio or Audiobus.

Plug in an iPhone-compatible MIDI keyboard (such as the Line 6 Mobile Keys) and you can break out of the iPhone screen and compose using a full hardware piano keyboard. Play drum parts by assigning piano keys to each pad, or effortlessly noodle a solo by playing the Scale Piano from the major keys. Assign spare MIDI controllers such as Pan or Modulation to directly control automation parameters in Looptical insert effects. 

So, not too long to wait as Looptical will be here on the 18th.

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