0 comments on “Retronyms bring us Looperverse – Multitrack Loop Recorder 1.0”

Retronyms bring us Looperverse – Multitrack Loop Recorder 1.0

Looperverse is the ultimate loop recording and performance system for iOS! Continuously record up to 16 tracks worth of content, and immediately edit them.

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Looperverse makes recording, editing, and customizing loops simple. The 16 track loop recorder includes sound-on-sound, overwrite, and next track modes. You can adjust track sends to the built-in delay and reverb effects, as well as adjusting pan, gain, mute, and solo in the mixer. Looperverse features advanced waveform editing, pitch shifting, time stretching, live reverse, extensive undo/redo, and time signature support.

Limitlessly modify your scenes and explore your phrases and riffs with Looperverse. Inter App Audio and AudioBus support ensures that you can record any virtual instrument. Looperverse also supports Ableton Link, allowing you to lock tempo with Ableton Live or apps on other devices. AudioCopy support allows you to quickly publish music on SoundCloud, copy and paste from hundreds of compatible apps, and choose from millions of loops and sounds available in the Content Store.

Features:

  • Advanced 16 track loop recorder
  • Time stretching and pitch shifting for scenes, tracks, and segments
  • Delay and reverb send effects
  • Built in mixer with pan, gain, mute, and solo
  • Advanced waveform editing
  • Snap to grid or transient for extensive editing
  • Advanced time signature support for every musical style
  • Tap tempo
  • Stem export for DAWs
  • Reverse songs or musical segments in real time while recording or playing back
  • Extensive undo/redo
  • Audio trigger record
  • Play scene with keyboard
  • IAA, Audiobus and Ableton Link support
  • MIDI and MIDI learn support
  • AudioCopy and AudioPaste support

The app is integrated and enhanced with the Looperverse pedal, which provides 6 premium quality switches pre-mapped to undo, redo, clear, tap tempo, record, and playback. Each setting is fully customizable, so you can remap to their liking. It can be controlled from your iOS device and will work as a standalone pedal with any device that supports MIDI. Because the Looperverse pedal supports the Bluetooth (BTLE) MIDI standard, it’s compatible with virtually any software on any device. You can control Looperverse from external hardware and remap to your liking with MIDI and MIDI Learn support.

The Looperverse app costs $9.99 on the app store now:

0 comments on “MIDI thing, Korg iM1 and the PlugKey”

MIDI thing, Korg iM1 and the PlugKey

As you’ll remember from my post and video the other day we’ve been making good progress with the MIDI thing. I thought I’d share another video. This time I’m using the MIDI thing to control Korg’s iM1 app, which, like the Roland Sound Canvas is a nice multi-timbral app, so I can assign different instruments to different MIDI channels.

Whilst this is a bit more of an ambient piece it still shows that it’s pretty easy to use the MIDI thing to layer a track in real time.

I hope you like it.

0 comments on “More modular fun for your iPad, waverails arrives, can be tried for free, needs an IAP for full use”

More modular fun for your iPad, waverails arrives, can be tried for free, needs an IAP for full use

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.

Create:

  • 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

Features:

  • 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:

0 comments on “MIDI thing, Korg’s PlugKey and Roland’s Sound Canvas”

MIDI thing, Korg’s PlugKey and Roland’s Sound Canvas

It’s been quite a while since I mentioned the MIDI thing device that I’m part of. MIDI thing has been going through tests with a number of people for the last few weeks and we’ve got some very useful feedback on how it works and how people who’ve been testing it feel about it.

So I thought now would be a good time to show a little of what we’ve doing with MIDI thing, and, more importantly, what it actually does.

If you’ve not heard of MIDI thing before and this is all new to you then I’ll give you a little background. If you know all this already then feel to skip over it.

MIDI thing is a hardware project that I’ve been a part of with an old friend who’s done the design work. It came out of a bunch of ideas around open source hardware and software and making neat small mobile music devices which are ideally battery powered. That’s just what MIDI thing is.

There’s the battery now here’s what it does:

  • Midi thing connects between the MIDI-out of a keyboard controller and the midi-in of a sound generator module or an iOS device that can run as a multi-timbral MIDI module.
  • The MIDI thing has just one switch and this is for turning the power on and off. You control the looper by activating a “command” mode. Using command mode the note keys operate the various looper functions instead of producing sound.
  • The “switch” to activate command mode is either a pre-selected note (e.g. unused note at the top or bottom of the keyboard) or control change (cc) knob/button; it is chosen when the unit is switched on.
  • The loop can be 2, 4 or 8 bars long. It can run in 3⁄4 or 4/4 time. There is a tap tempo function or the looper will synchronise automatically to an external MIDI clock and respond to start, continue and stop commands. All midi information (on all 16 channels) can be recorded up to a maximum of 400 MIDI events.
  • Each MIDI channel has a separate A/B recording zone which can be freely switched. Individual channel (and A/B) recordings can be quantised or deleted. A bi-colour led shows tempo and progress through the bars. A metronome (General Midi hi-hat) can be activated as MIDI-out on channel 10.

Hopefully that gives you a reasonable idea of what the thing does. Now we’ll have a look at it working. In this short video the MIDI thing is running multiple channels on Roland’s Sound Canvas app for iOS. The nice thing about the Sound Canvas app is that each sound can be assigned to an individual channel, just like a hardware module really, which wouldn’t be a surprise as the Sound Canvas was of course originally a hardware module.

What I’m doing here is laying down a series of tracks over multiple MIDI channels. Each of the channels has a different instrument assigned in the Sound Canvas.

Swapping between channels is actually very easy. All I do is use a pre-determined control key to change channel on the MIDI thing. I don’t need to fiddle with any controls I’m just using the CZ101. I’m going to do another video soon to show just how that works, so expect that soon.

Hopefully this gives a little idea of what the MIDI thing does, even with my terrible playing. There’ll be more soon.

4 comments on “It’s been a long time coming, MIDI Thing is on the way”

It’s been a long time coming, MIDI Thing is on the way

Some of you may remember that quite some time ago I was posting about a new device that I’ve been working on. A thing called simply “MIDI Thing”. You might remember these videos, the first of Jo (Mr Concretedog) playing with the MIDI thing live on the South Bank …

And then this video showing the MIDI Thing being used with a variety of iOS stuff:

Well after a long pause and some time to change the design and firmware we’re ready to get some people to test our little box and give us as much feedback as possible.

So what is MIDI Thing? Put simply MIDI Thing is a MIDI looper that lets you layer up MIDI tracks over multiple channels to create any kind of music you want. It’s portable and battery powered and has a unique control interface that we’ve tried to make as simple as possible (there are no buttons on the box at all)!

If you’re interested in being a part of the process to bring this product to market then we’d really like to hear from you and hopefully get a device into your hands to test and give us feedback.

Click the link below to fill out a simple form and we’ll get back to you soon!

http://goo.gl/forms/OXXvvLafKg

Hope to hear from you soon!

0 comments on “LooperSonic for iOS has arrived!”

LooperSonic for iOS has arrived!

Well you didn’t think you could use another looper right, well maybe you can … Today a new looper arrives on the app store, LooperSonic is here and looks pretty good.

Here’s everything you need to know about the app …

LooperSonic is a multitrack audio looper and recorder for iPhone and iPad. Use it like a loop pedal to make loops, and then arrange those loops into complete songs using cut, copy, trim, paste, reverse and undo/redo.

Create

Record a loop by tapping the record button at the beginning and the end of the loop just as you would with a loop pedal. Or start the metronome and set your loop to count in for hands free looping. Change the loop points on the fly while recording new loops without stopping playback. You can also do straight recordings without looping.

 

Edit

Use cut, copy, trim, and paste to structure your loops and recordings into a song. Turn a loop into a backing track for a verse by duplicating a loop for a few bars. Merge tracks to make room for more recordings.

Undo and redo recordings and edits up to 100 times.

Play

When you change the tempo, the pitch changes along with it, like a record player. Use this to make a guitar sound like a bass, or to sing out of your range. Along with the reverse feature you can make some pretty cool effects.

Share

Get audio in and out using Inter-App audio, AudioBus, and/or audio copy/paste. Share individual clips or a whole song mix with ease. Audio can be copied from song to song. Or a selection of clips can be mixed down and shared without stopping playback.

Features:

  • Undo/Redo up to 100 times
  • AudioBus support
  • Inter-App Audio support
  • Audio Copy/Paste from other apps
  • Change pitch and tempo like a record player
  • 8 tracks
  • Copy
  • Paste
  • Delete
  • Trim
  • Reverse
  • Track volume, and mute/solo
  • Multi-select editing
  • Join multiple clips (bounce)
  • Supports 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 time signatures
  • Metronome
  • Snappy interface
  • Sharing is super easy

LooperSonic makes loops the same way a loop pedal does and just like a loop pedal, it requires precise timing to make a good loop. All sounds in LooperSonic are created by the user. For the best experience, make sure to wear headphones.

LooperSonic costs $4.99 (£3.99) on the app store now:

 

0 comments on “And another thing, what’s happening with Loopy Masterpiece?”

And another thing, what’s happening with Loopy Masterpiece?

As I was pondering things that I haven’t heard about for a while, Loopy Masterpiece came to mind. I haven’t heard about this in ages now, although looking at the project tumblr the last video entry was on the 28th of December last year, although the last video was in October.

I’m sure it isn’t dead, Michael’s just not that sort of person, but it would be good to know what is happening with it.

Just saying …

0 comments on “Group the Loop arrives”

Group the Loop arrives

Group the Loop brings intelligent audio looping to the iPad. Record, loop, overdub, add effects and much more! The must have music creation tool for performers, song writers and beat boxers.

Create entire songs with complex verse, bridge and chorus structures then switch between them in real time.

Build intricate layers and construct brilliant textured soundscapes with limitless overdubbing and perfectly synchronised loops.

Jam along with ‘Drummer’, a realistic drum machine with a comprehensive collection of styles and beats to choose from.

Full features:

  • Record and loop your voice or instrument.
  • Group together loops and create multiple sections (e.g. Verse, Bridge, Chorus).
  • Record and switch between groups in real time.
  • ‘Master group’ for loops that play throughout your song. Great for drums and percussion.
  • Realtime effects including reverb, delay and audio filters.
  • Add effects to any loop or the audio input.
  • COUNT IN – Keep your hands free and let Group the Loop count you in to record.
  • Drummer – Jam along to a comprehensive collection of grooves and beats.
  • Audiobus compatible – Stream to and from other audio apps via Audiobus.
  • AudioShare compatible – Import and export loops via AudioShare. (IOS 8.1 or higher only)
  • Limitless overdubbing.
  • Undo / redo overdub layers.
  • Fully customisable metronome.
  • Adjust volume and pan for each loop or group.
  • Label loops.
  • Record in multiples of your first loop or the session clock.
  • Headphone monitoring. Monitor your instrument through your headphones.
  • CUE – Automatically start and stop recording loops.
  • No CUE – Instant and continuous recording whilst still keeping your loops in perfect sync.
  • Record your song/performance in real time then share it with the world.
  • Move loops between groups.
  • Merge two loops and free up space.
  • Sample accurate recording to keep your loops in perfect sync.
  • High resolution waveform display for every loop.
  • Plug in an audio interface and connect directly to a PA or amplifier.
  • Plug in a MIDI foot pedal and control Group the Loop with your feet.

 

Group the loop on the app store:

0 comments on “Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group Using iPad App Loopy”

Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group Using iPad App Loopy

Apart from being good fun this is such a great advert for making music on iDevices, and of course, specifically for Loopy!

Loopy HD on the app store:

0 comments on “Nils has arrived!”

Nils has arrived!

What a great Monday for new apps! Here’s Nils …

Real time bitcrush, sampler and looper.

Nils is a real time sound effect machine with a minimalistic looper. It comes with bitcrush, delay and gain for distortion. As input you can use the internal microphone, your earpods or accessories like iRig. Can also be used as a sampler, by holding the delay buffer and changing its phase. Lo-fi looping for both beginners and professionals.

  • Real time.
  • Bitchrush.
  • Sample rate (1 Hz – 44100 Hz).
  • Delay.
  • Hold delay buffer.
  • Play delay buffer.
  • Gain (goes up to 11).
  • Limiter.
  • Tape looper.
  • Export (email, soundcloud, MAPI audio copy).

Nils is priced at $1.99

nils - Erik Sigth