2014
02/17
Kymatica Sector iPad Sample Slice Sequencer
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Kymatica Sector iPad

Slice and sequence your loops with a network of markov-chain connections. Introduce order with the probability-based coin-flipping pattern sequencer. Bend time with warp functions for glitches and modulations. Tweak and trigger in real time performance. Get anything between rigid control and random chaos.

• High quality 32-bit audio engine
• Stream audio to other apps in Audiobus or Inter-App Audio
• Import samples and loops from AudioShare or using “Open in” from other apps

Users guide: http://kymatica.com/sector/manual

Coming in next update:
• MIDI clock sync
• In-app recording and exporting of loops

Get Sector

2013
11/11
Samplr 1 3 For iPad
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Samplr iPad Sampler

I’ve always really liked this app. Here is a video demonstrating just how cool it really is.

Samplr allows you to make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen with your fingers. Explore the sounds melody and texture using the different play modes and create your music compositions with the gesture recorder.

What’s New in Version 1.3
New Features:
• New play mode: Arpeggiator
• MIDI Sync Input
• Recording overdub
• Dropbox import
• Tap Tempo
• Global Play/Stop
• New loops by Carles López.

Enhancements:
• iOS 7 support
• 8 voices per sample
• “Open in…” for audio files
• Export to AudioShare
• Latest Audiobus

Bugfixes:
• Mono audio recordings on iOS 7
• Audio engine crashes

Features:
• 8 different play modes: Slicer, Looper, E-bow, Tape, Scratch, Arpeggiator, Keyboard and Loop Player.
• 6 simultaneous samples (with 8 voices each).
• 5 sound effects per sample: Distortion, Filter, Amplitude Modulator, Feedback Delay and Reverb.
• Audio input recording and resampling.
• Background Audio to play along other instruments.
• Ready to use sample library.
• User manual.

Compatibility:
• WAV and AIFF files supported.
• MIDI Sync input.
• Audiobus Input and Output.
• Dropbox import.
• Sonoma AudioCopy and AudioPaste.
• Export to AudioShare.

Samplr is available for $9.99

2012
11/02
Musaico Audio Sequencer For iPad
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Musaico Audio Sequencer For iPad

Clip it. Loop it. Mix it. Drop it. Musaico is the most streamlined interface for recording and remixing music. Record, loop, layer, and remix sounds in real time, from layering guitar parts to looping rap beats. Designed and optimized as a universal app for the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch platforms, you can record your musical ideas quickly and intuitively from anywhere.

Musaico features a new compositional paradigm consisting of integrated loop-based and timeline-based approaches. First, quickly record or import sound material, organize it, and loop it. Experiment with sounds by instantly triggering clips that will automatically play in time together. Then, drag clips into the timeline to create compositions with multitracker precision and control. Export those compositions back into loops and continue to refine your ideas in real time! When running on the iPhone, Musaico offers all of the features as for the iPad, except for the timeline features.

What’s New in Version 2.3

NEW FEATURE: Live Mode

Use the iPad’s processing to its fullest extent by triggering samples like a traditional hardware sampler

– Enter Live Mode by tapping the Production/Live switch. Your clips and groups will become arranged into a grid of large buttons.
– Clips will begin playing the moment your finger touches the screen. Stop playing or adjust loop settings with the control buttons. Adjust volume for each clip with the volume indicator control.
– Move clips around in the grid by tapping the Lock/Unlock switch, then dragging the clips around.
– For a higher degree of control, switch back to Production mode, tap the upper left button on a clip or group, the Edit Quantization to OFF, 1/8, 1/4, or 4/4. Now while in Live Mode, the clip will trigger immediately (OFF), or exactly on the half beat (1/8), full beat (1/4), or each 4th beat (4/4).

UI Improvements
Now you can edit a clip by tapping on the upper left hand corner of each clip to edit, duplicate, set quantization or delete the clip.

Features included in Musaico:

– Real time, instant touch-and-play control interface. Record, play, import, and edit sound material without interrupting the audio stream
– Automatic beat alignment – sound material plays in time together
– Automatic or manual play speed adjustment
– Import from iPod library (supports non-DRM .m4a, .mp3, .aac, .caf, and .wav)
– Import from iOS clipboard using audio paste
– Precisely edit sound material with dynamic, real time waveform views – pinch to zoom, swipe to scroll, and tap to play
– Group sound material to play in time together
– Multiple timeline arrangement views with mute and solo, track volume, and metronome controls (iPad only)
– Export themes from timeline into loop-based clips (iPad only)
– Share clips, clip groups, or timeline themes via e-mail (.wav or .m4a formats for iPad, .m4a for iPhone)
– Demo projects included (3 for iPad and 1 for iPhone)

Musaico is available for $9.99

2012
06/21
RealBeat For iPad
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RealBeat For iPad

This really cool app is now available for the iPad. Make Music With Everything! One of my favorite features in the Text To Speech synthesis.

Record stuff like your voice, your fridge, your neighbour’s dog or let your iPhone or iPad speak and make rhythms out of the sounds immediately. RealBeat concentrates on simplicity and fast results. No steep learning curve or cluttered screens! Get creative in an instant!

RealBeat is a sampler that enables you to record sounds and create rhythms out of them. It also features an easy way to let your device speak and use the sound as a source material for rhythms and loops.

* Sampler (record sounds easily)
* Text to Speech (let your device speak for you)
* Modify the sound (pitch, reverse, distortion, reverb, …)
* Sequencer (make rhythms)
* Patterns (modify the rhythm easily)
* Live effects (manipulate in realtime)
* Mixer
* Export sounds to other apps via Audio Copy
* Export sounds to your computer via iTunes
* Works with internal microphone

RealBeat offers simple and fast access to sampling and manipulating recorded sounds live or at home. Expect lots of fun with your own samples & sounds.

IMPORTANT: to sample sounds on an older iPod touch you need a microphone like a headset with a microphone.

RealBeat is available for $2.99

2011
10/11
NodeBeat Audio Sequencer For iOS Devices
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NodeBeat App

NodeBeat Created by Seth Sandler and Justin Windle is an experimental node-based audio sequencer and generative music application for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Now supports coreMIDI and virtual midi. This means you can use it as a midi controller!

By combining music and playful exploration, NodeBeat allows anyone to create an exciting variety of rhythmic sequences and ambient melodies in a fun and intuitive fashion. From the professional to the novice, NodeBeat lets anyone explore creative music.

NodeBeat 2.0 controlling ThumbJam, NLogSynth Pro, Funkbox, Animoog, and Sunrizer from AffinityBlue on Vimeo.

New features:

– Core MIDI added! NodeBeat is now a MIDI Controller! Send to other iOS MIDI applications or to other MIDI receiving applications on your computer.

– Save and share multiple recordings. We removed the 1 recording save limit and now you can save all your recordings!

Audio Features

* Save/Load layouts!
* Pick from all 12 Key Signatures
* Choose from over 20 musical scales
* New 7 octave range
* Background Keyboard! Play the background like a musical piano.
* Some new drum sounds

Rhythm Features

* Increased Generators from a 4 step sequencer to an 8 step sequencer.
* Allow Generators to start on any beat
* Sync Generators to start on the same beat

Settings

* Clear Screen button for quick clearing
* Child Lock: Give children the freedom to play without accidentally launching menus.

Functions

Double tap on Generators AND Nodes to turn them on and off

NodeBeat 1.6.5 testing from AffinityBlue on Vimeo.

★ Features Include ★

-Adjustable Node Physics
-Drag & drop to add and remove nodes
-Pitch Shift Audio
-Adjustable Tempo (BPM) & Note Beat
-Creative Sound Sculpting: Echo, Attack, Decay, Release
-Audio Waveform Adjustment (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square)
-Drum and Octave (pitched) Generators
-Landscape and Portrait Views
-Stereo Panning
-Record and email audio file with compression
-Create Ringtones from recording
-Share Recording on SoundCloud
-AudioCopy to Another Application
-Background Audio support.
-Start/Stop Octave Generators by double tapping
-Sleep Timer for falling asleep to NodeBeat
-Shake to Clear Screen
-5 Finger Reset All

NodeBeat HD 1.5 – iOS Music Sequencer from AffinityBlue on Vimeo.

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★ Reviews ★

“This is a great app. Experienced musicians and laypeople alike can enjoy their music within seconds.” – AppAdvice.com

“Another bold step forward in iPad musical devices, which turns networks of nodes into bumping beats.” – Belinda Lanks – Fast Company’s Co.Design

“Relaxing and Fun. If you’re the sort who enjoys playing with meditative toys like tabletop Zen sand gardens, you’ll probably enjoy this relaxing and visually appealing sound app.” – Gianna LaPin – 148apps.com

“More than anything, it’ll be a calming oasis in the chaos that is a typical day in a modern city. If it all gets too much, as it inevitably does, just plug in your earphones and sculpt some sounds by moving around the nodes on the screen, simply making music and letting the ambient chimes wash over you. Until your boss tells you to stop messing around and get back to work, that is.” – Kevin Holmes – thecreatorsproject.com

“If you like generative, reactive or ambient music- Nodebeat HD is a vital addition to your app collection. It is easily on par with the likes of Bloom,Slewpi,Aura flux, Curtis, Reactable and the rest and is super user-friendly…You can get lost in this ambient world for hours if you are just into playing at home, but if you are part of the new wave of live performers that are using iOS devices for live performances then you too should grab this app! You will astound your audience with mesmerizing spaced out grooves like never before!” – Zac Laurent – www.evolutionarymusic.org

“Addictive – Like a Deep House or Techno version of Brian Eno’s Bloom and Trope apps. Uptempo ambient for headphones at work. Kids love it, too. One of the best generative music apps I’ve found.” – Top Review

NodeBeat is available for $1.99

  • 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 Retronyms AudioCopy, LP-5, iPRO.DJSAMPLER, Looptastic, and Audio Elements. My work is published by Magix 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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