2015
08/14
Live Loop Jam With Finger Pro LP-5
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Finger Pro LP-5 Drum and Bass Loops

This video demonstrates the Jungle DnB loop by our very own Dj Puzzle (founder of this iOS music app blog). These loops are available in the LP-5 iOS app “in app” store.

LP-5 is a 5-track loop player for iOS.

What’s New in Version 2.0
– Inter-app Audio effect hosting support
– Inter-app Audio host timeline sync
– Import Zip files to the user library (Full version)
– Launch scenes using a MIDI keyboard
– Track mixer control via MIDI
– Two new sound packs by Soundtrack Loops available for in-app purchase
– Various bug fixes

LP-5 is a 5-track loop player for iOS.

Designed for live arranging and remixing, LP-5 allows you to play audio loops from an intuitive launch grid, while automatic tempo synchronization keeps you in time with the beat.

Real-time time-stretching, IAA effect hosting, and MIDI connectivity make LP-5 a powerful tool for your studio sessions, live performances, or DJ acts.

KEY FEATURES

– Five individual tracks that synchronize to the current tempo, without affecting the pitch.

– 5×16 launch grid.

– Audio import from document providers (iCloud Drive, Dropbox, …), via “Open in…”, pasteboard, and iTunes File Sharing. Supported file formats include WAV, MP3, and many more. (Full version)

– Zip file import to the user library. (Full version)

– In-app store offering royalty-free sound packs.

– Universal support for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

INTER-APP AUDIO

– 2 IAA effect slots (Bus A/B).

– IAA generator node.

– IAA timeline sync support in both node and host mode.

MIDI FEATURES

– MIDI clock sync/generate support to play along an external MIDI sequencer, drum machine, or DAW.

– Scene launching from a MIDI keyboard.

– Mixer control via MIDI CCs.

– Hands-free scene trigger, tap tempo and start/stop by using a MIDI foot pedal.

– MIDI message routing to and from class-compliant USB hardware, other apps, and WLAN or Bluetooth LE wireless peripherals.

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2015
08/13
Music Apps Blog
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Music Apps Blog

A Music App Blog For Today’s iOS Musician

iPad Loops was the first music apps blog to feature cutting edge music production apps and instruments apps by an actual professional in the music app industry. It was founded in 2010 by Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle). Donnelly was part of the Sound Trends team as their content producer and consultant. Most of the loops for Sound Trends apps (Looptastic, Meta Dj, Studio HD, and Gruvtron) were created by Jason. Sound Trends was later sold to Native Instruments.

This music apps blog focuses on useful professional level apps. It’s not just another database of every app or a new site for every tiny update. We want YOU to know about the latest and greatest music production apps and updates.

Check out our YouTube channel and subscribe for free loops, app reviews, and tutorials.

This is a great time for the iOS Musician. There are literally thousands of high quality professional music apps in the app store. You can find everything from synthesizers to audio mastering tools. It’s all there for you. Please feel free to use the iPad Loops contact form if you want some guidance and recommendations. We are here to help and inspire you!

So please follow the iPad Loops feed, twitter, and facebook for the latest music app reviews, news and tutorials for the mobile music producer.

Here are some recommended apps:


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2015
06/04
How To Download Loops To An iPad
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Download Loops To An iPad

The following tutorial shows you how to download loops to an iPad from website that sells or distributes loops in zip format. The AudioShare app makes it quite easy to do. Once downloaded you can unpack the zip and import the loops into your DAW or app of choice.

AudioShare is the only sound file manager with powerful import and export abilities. If you are using music-making apps, then this tool is a must-have!

Organize all your soundfiles and midifiles on your device. Record, trim, convert, normalize, upload, download, export, import, zip, unzip. Create folders, rename and move files and folders around, put everything where you can find it.

Built-in Inter-App Audio host with 4 node slots. Record Inter-App Audio compatible instruments and effects, or process files through the chain! AudioShare is also itself a node that can be used in other hosts like Garageband or Auria.

Use it to transfer files between apps and between your device and computer. For example, import a soundfile from your dropbox or music library, and share it on SoundCloud. Or audiocopy sounds from your favorite music-making app and import into the AudioShare library for later sharing or copying into other apps. Or record your live-jam from other Audiobus-apps.

You can record directly in the app, from hardware, Inter-App Audio, or other Audiobus compatible apps. Preview and play soundfiles with waveform display and looping, trim and normalize soundfiles, and convert to other file formats. Download Loops To An iPad
INPUTS
• Record external input (such as microphone) directly in app
• Record the live output of other Audiobus-compatible apps
• Record Inter-App Audio node apps
• AudioPaste (General pasteboard, Retronyms ACP2.0)
• Import files from AudioShare-compatible apps
• Import files & folders from Dropbox.
• Download soundfiles from the web with built-in browser
• “Open in” from other app
• iTunes file sharing
• Import songs from iTunes music library
• WiFi Drive: upload from any browser on your local network
• Import from iOS8 Document Pickers like iCloud Drive

OUTPUTS
• Playback directly in app
• AudioCopy (General pasteboard, Retronyms ACP2.0)
• Import files into AudioShare-compatible apps
• SoundCloud upload
• Export files & folders to Dropbox
• “Open in” another app
• Send by email
• iTunes file sharing
• Audiobus: play back soundfiles into other Audiobus-compatible apps!
• WiFi Drive: download from any browser on your local network
• Export to iOS8 Document Pickers like iCloud Drive

AudioShare

2011
10/18
Free Dj Loop App For iPad
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LoopJ Free Dj Loop App For iPad

LoopJ is the heart of mobile music innovation, first presented in January 2011 in Cannes at MIDEMNet Lab. Powered by cutting edge technology, it is basically the first truly INTERACTIVE DJ STATION in the world. Feed it with your own music and rule the universe!

This particular app is primarily aimed at MUSICIANS who will enjoy playing their music in a new interactive way, and this is why it is FREE for anyone. It was created as a showcase for Amidio’s .loopj interactive music standard, based on our research that nearly every existing dance music track can be split into 5 LAYERS that will always sound good together.

Even for NON-MUSICIANS, there are 5 great free bundled TRACKS in the app (created by an aspiring electronic musician Sentatic), so anyone can give LoopJ a try and feel the power of the interactive dance music right away.

NO BANNERS *** NO NAG SCREENS *** PURE INTERACTIVITY

Think of LoopJ as of a mini DJ-optimized version of Ableton with fixed layout, optimized for touch-screen performances, always ready when you’re on the go.

You don’t need a separate MIXER, since there are 2 .loopj decks always playing together at the same time, always TIME-STRETCHED to have the same BPM, so you’re always guaranteed a perfect mix. Loading new tracks is seamless and doesn’t interrupt the mix.

You can even spice the mix with LP/HP multitouch filters and 3 built-in FX – Rhythmic Delay, Gate Splitter, Glitch Repeater. You also have a Global HPF Filter which is basically a Fast-EQ.

Recording to .WAV/.M4A is available as a separate in-app purchase for a modest price.

To get your OWN MUSIC into LoopJ, all you have to do is to convert your tracks into the .loopj format, which is as easy as extracting different parts of your track into 20 fixed .wav loops, 4 loops per 5 layers: BEAT, BASS, LEAD, ATMO, REAT. Bundle it with a track image, description, pack it into a .zip file, then upload it freely into LoopJ and play it!

Please refer to the the built-in MANUAL for the complete description of the .loopj standard, the process of converting and uploading your tracks into LoopJ, and the functionality of the app.

THIS IS THE VERY FIRST PUBLIC VERSION OF LOOPJ. WE DELIBERATELY MADE IT FREE BECAUSE WE REALLY WANT THE MODERN MUSIC TO BECOME INTERACTIVE. LOOPJ IS THE STANDARD WE PROPOSE. YOUR GOOD REVIEWS WILL HELP US TO DEVELOP LOOPJ FURTHER AND TAKE IT TO UNBELIEVABLE HEIGHTS!

To-do (short-list):

– More FX
– Reworked “Load Tracks” screen
– Share .loopj tracks
– Split fader system

LoopJ is available for Free

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

2011
08/22
Techno Synth For iPad
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SoundThingie

SoundyThingie is a true Techno synth for creating minimal Techno loops on the iPad. It is an application that translates drawn lines into music. Additionally to just drawing lines it lets you modify them in a variety of ways, like moving them around or connecting them.

The application starts with an almost entirely black screen, waiting to be drawn onto by you. Each line created results in a sound that is related to the way the line was drawn.

There are only a few principles that make up that sound. Most important are:
– The vertical position of a line determines it’s pitch. Lines at the top of the screen sound high, lines at the bottom sound low.
– Drawing speed determines volume. The faster you draw, the louder a line will be.

Besides that there are many buttons to press and knobs to turn which influence the sounds. You can later change a line’s volume, attach other lines to it, choose from different waveforms.
You can also load and save your work, modify triggers and whatnot.

NOT AVAILABLE

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