Novation today introduced a new sub-brand, Blocs, focusing on app development and a new beatmaking app for iOS, Blocs Wave.
Blocs Wave is a music creation app designed for touchscreen beatmaking. Here’s a performance demo:
- Start new music – Quickly tap sounds to combine and make new original musical ideas.
- Tweak sounds using touchable waveforms.
- Record new sounds – capture your own sounds, vocals and instruments.
- Explore and combine sounds from a huge library
- Real-time stretch – Change bpm while playing, and blocs will adapt.
- Record with Low-Latency
- Export & Import – Bring in your own sounds from other apps, or export to them.
- Key aware – All library sounds are ‘key aware’ and can stay in-key.
- Works well with others – Audiobus, AudioCopy, AudioShare, and hardware input and outputs supported.
Here is a set of video tutorials:
Novation also shared some background on the new Blocs sub-brand:
Compatible with iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad (4th Generation), iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Pro. Supports iOS 8 and iOS 9.
Blocs Wave is available for US $4.99 in the App Store.
If you’ve used Blocs Wave, share your experience with it in the comments!