2015
12/29
Beatboxer Dub FX Demos Loopy HD
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Watch world famous beatboxer and song writer Dub FX perform a demo on Loopy HD. Looking forward to the new Loopy Masterpiece but in the meantime I’m enjoying Loopy HD with Ableton Link.

What’s New in Version 1.5.1

By popular demand, this update introduces a new “Play from start” mode, where loops start playing from the beginning no matter when you start them. Turn it on in Track Management settings. Try it with a 1 bar quantization setting and mix it up to your heart’s desire.

This update also fixes a couple of minor issues with record-on-unpause and tempo changes.

Loopy HD is 25% off for a limited time! — As seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — Create music with Loopy HD by layering looped recordings of singing, beatboxing, or playing an instrument with a savvy, sophisticated, tactile new looper that totally reinvents the formula.

Now compatible with Ableton Link, a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo. It works between Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network, or iOS apps on the same device. Just turn it on in Settings to get started.

Compatible with the Audiobus app: Now you can receive live audio directly from other Audiobus-compatible apps.

While other music creation apps tend to be either powerful but difficult to learn, or easy to use but limited in features, Loopy doesn’t compromise. Loopy offers a sleek, expressive, instantly understandable interface that beginners can start using effectively straight away. It’s fun, right from the start.

More advanced users, however, will not be disappointed by Loopy’s rich feature set, with extra features many other loopers just don’t have. Plus, a sophisticated interactive tutorial system lets users discover Loopy’s more advanced features at their own pace.

RECORD & LAYER

– Six, nine, or twelve beautifully rendered circular loops, with simple yet powerful controls.
– Count-in, count-out and record chaining lets you keep your hands free to play an instrument.
– MIDI control, to control Loopy via foot pedal or other controller.
– Overdub, to build beautiful, complex soundscapes from many layers.
– Support for tracks of any multiple or fraction of a beat, for flexible and expressive looping.
– Sophisticated audio or visual metronome to keep you in time – no matter what time signature you choose.
– Perfectly synchronized, low latency audio engine.

IMPORT & CONSTRUCT

– Import loops from your computer via iTunes, with support for AIFF, WAV, MP3, M4A, CAF and more.
– Bring in audio from many other audio apps with integrated audio copy and paste.
– Imported loops are automatically fit to your beat, no matter what tempo.

MANIPULATE & TWEAK

– Full stereo audio, with pan controls for each track to create custom stereoscapes.
– Fix up timing by twisting tracks around to line up the beat, or make funky sound effects with dynamic time shifting.
– Drag a track onto another track to merge tracks, and clear up a space.
– Live, dynamic tempo adjustment to speed up or slow down your creations, without altering the pitch.
– MIDI clock sync, to play in time with other MIDI-capable devices or apps.

PERFORM & SHARE

– Record whole performances with in-app session recording facilities.
– Upload performances or single loops straight to SoundCloud, and post to Twitter or Facebook.
– Email audio clips.
– Share audio with many other audio apps with audio copy and paste.
– Transfer loops or performances to your computer via iTunes.

Loop HD

2013
01/30
UPDATE: AudioBus Ver 1 0 2
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A Tasty Pixel announced AudioBus Version 1.0.2 today. This update focuses on improving performance with CPU hungry apps, especially on iPad 2 and iPad mini.

Here’s what’s new:

New preferences pane allowing users to choose between a 512 and 256 frame hardware buffer size. Please choose 512 if you’re experiencing stuttering audio. Choose 256 if you want the fastest response time for live play. Only iPad 3, 4 and iPhone 5 default to 256 now, all other devices to 512. Find out more in this blog post about hardware buffer size.

AudioBus Buffer Size

Apps are now sorted alphabetically in the input/output/effects pop-over windows.
New status bar in the Audiobus main screen, showing current hardware buffer size and battery status. We don’t want you to run out of juice in the middle of a jam!
Some minor bugfixes.

More about AudioBus here

AudioBus is available for $9.99

2012
11/26
AudioBus App To App Audio Streaming
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Audiobus by A Tasty Pixel Audiobus allows you to use live, app-to-app, audio streaming. This means you can link the audio stream from each app. The following videos demonstrate some things you can do with Audiobus. It’s kinda like Rewire for iOS.

NOTE: AUDIOBUS REQUIRES IPAD 2, IPHONE 4S, OR NEWER. DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE AN OLDER DEVICE.

Check out SOME the great apps that support AudioBus:
Animoog V2
Korg Apps
PPG WaveGenerator
Echo Pad(input slot)
Magellan(input slot)
DrumJam(input slot)
Sir Sampleton(input slot)
Rebirth (input slot)
Funkbox (input slot)
JamUp XT (effects slot)
JamUp Pro XT (effects slot)
Loopy (input and output slot)
Loopy HD (input and output slot)
MultiTrack DAW (output slot)
NLog MIDI Synth (input, effects and output slot)
NLog Synth PRO (input, effects and output slot)
Rebirth for iPad (input slot)
SoundPrism Pro (input slot)
Sunrizer Synth for iPad (input slot)

THE LIST IS ALWAYS GROWING. A CURRENT LIST OF SUPPORTED APPS IS AVAILABLE ON APPSTORE

Audiobus is available for $9.99

2012
02/28
Audiobus For iOS Music Apps
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A Tasty Pixel Presents Audiobus


A Tasty Pixel
just informed the world that there is a new way to link and mix music production apps. This is very exciting indeed. It’s going to be called Audiobus. Audio will go app to app live.

Features include but not limited to:

Live, app-to-app audio streaming.
It’s a virtual mixing board and FX processor for iOS.
No special hardware required.

From the makers of Loopy and Soundprism.

Audiobus Screenshot

2011
10/06
Loopy HD iPad Looping App
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Loopy HD Icon

Loopy HD by A Tasty Pixel

This is a looper that’ll come out to play, but get down to work when you want to get serious. While other music creation apps tend to be either powerful but difficult to learn, or easy to use but limited in features, Loopy doesn’t compromise. Loopy offers a sleek, expressive, instantly understandable interface that beginners can start using effectively straight away. It’s fun, right from the start. More advanced users, however, will not be disappointed by Loopy’s rich feature set, with extra features many other loopers just don’t have. Plus, a sophisticated interactive tutorial system lets users discover Loopy’s more advanced features at their own pace.

What’s New in Version 1.3

– Added support for Bluetooth pedals like the AirTurn and Cicada, and Bluetooth keyboards
– Added iPhone 5 support
– Enhanced support for alternative time signatures
– Improved clock length manipulation, with more flexible behaviour for “+” and “-” buttons
– Rearranged Settings screen for easier understanding
– Added “Cancel pending actions” MIDI action
– Keep MIDI device connections over multiple sessions
– Ask for a session name when saving for the first time
– Multi channel audio interface support
– Retina support (New iPad)
– Big improvements in punch in/out interaction and track gestures, generally
– Count-in quantize length setting
– Toggle track sync via MIDI
– SoundCloud update
– Added Japanese localization, and updated Italian one
– Many assorted interface and workflow improvements

Play along with our free loops from the free loops tab and import them into Loopy HD through iTunes. CLICK HERE

NOW you can now synchronize the clock across multiple devices, over a cable and over WiFi/Bluetooth, and across multiple apps on the same device.
This version also includes fully trainable MIDI control, so you can connect a foot switch or any other MIDI input device, and bind actions to any MIDI events.
Loopy HD on the iPhone now also allows you to display up to 12 tracks on-screen.

RECORD AND LAYER

– Six, nine, or twelve beautifully rendered circular loops, with simple yet powerful controls.
– Count-in, count-out and record chaining lets you keep your hands free to play an instrument.
– Overdub, to build beautiful, complex soundscapes from many layers.
– Support for tracks of any multiple or fraction of a beat, for flexible and expressive looping.
– Sophisticated audio or visual metronome to keep you in time – no matter what time signature you choose.
– Perfectly synchronized, low latency audio engine.

IMPORT & CONSTRUCT

– Import loops from your computer via iTunes, with support for AIFF, WAV, MP3, M4A, CAF and more.
– Bring in audio from many other audio apps with integrated MAPI AudioPaste, with support for Intua general pasteboard format.
– Imported loops are automatically fit to your beat, no matter what tempo.
MANIPULATE AND TWEAK

– Full stereo audio, with pan controls for each track to create custom stereoscapes.
– Fix up timing by twisting tracks around to line up the beat, or make funky sound effects with dynamic time shifting.
– Drag a track onto another track to merge tracks, and clear up a space.
– Live, dynamic tempo adjustment to speed up or slow down your creations, without altering the pitch.

PERFORM AND SHARE

– Record whole performances with in-app session recording facilities.
– Upload performances or single loops straight to SoundCloud, and post to Twitter or Facebook.
– Email audio clips (with automatic conversion to compressed AAC audio).
– Share audio with many other audio apps with MAPI AudioCopy.
– Transfer loops or performances to your computer via iTunes.

Loopy HD is available for $7.99

  • iPad Loops is a music app blog dedicated to exposing the best iPad apps for iOS musicians, producers, and Djs. This is not a database of every app. It is, however, one of useful recommendations from someone with many years in music production. I try to update it on a daily basis (ok sometimes every two days) and I do my best to post useful apps only. My name is Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle). You might know me from my royalty free loop packs and sound design. Some of the apps that contain my loops are LP-5, iPRO.DJSAMPLER, Looptastic, and Audio Elements. My work is published by Sony Creative, Soundtrack Loops, Sample Logic, Pakotec, Loopmasters, Acoustica, Xmix, Sound Trends, and many more. Subscribe to our RSS feed below to get updated when new apps are posted.

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