I’m all for more interesting tools for iOS and this does look quite unusual indeed. I haven’t tried it out as yet, but I expect I will do soon enough, and when I have I’ll be able to tell you if I think that the IAP is worth it or not.
On that note, I have to say that I think that this is quite a good way to offer up an app. In effect it is a ‘try before you buy’ option. I quite like that.
Anyway, for now here’s the app’s app store description:
waverails is a modular path-based loop processor, inspired by avant-garde tape music and early electromechanical musical contraptions. Instead of recording, overdubbing and splicing together tape, waverails lets you splice, warp, blend and reverse audio (live input and/or samples) in real-time by using path-based modular components. waverails can be used as an audio processor or live performance tool to create effects and performances that aren’t easily replicated in real-time with traditional audio software and effects.
- Lo-fi warped sound collages
- Phased loops (just like your favorite 20th century minimalist composers!)
- Chopped up real-time glitchy beats
- Massive glittery ambience
- Granular textures
- Harmonic and rhythmic effects that transform input sounds into music
- Audiobus support (filter port)
- Control each modular component’s parameters in real time
- Jump functionality lets you easily set cues and sync object positions and speeds
- Fine grained or musical interval-based speed control
- BPM control to match audio input tempo
- Perform any task with a few taps, without needing any gestures/long presses.
- No additional hardware or apps required, create new sounds using internal or imported samples
- Info function to share and learn information about custom patches.
note: full patch editing and save functionality require in-app purchase.
Click below for waverails on the app store: