Developer Benjamin Olson has introduced Waverails for iPad – 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.
The developer says that Waverails is designed for creating:
- Lo-fi warped sound collages
- Phased loops
- Chopped up real-time glitchy beats
- Massive glittery ambience
- Granular textures
- Harmonic and rhythmic effects that transform input sounds into music
- 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.
Here’s the official video demo:
Pricing and Availability
Waverails is available now as a free download. Full patch editing and save functionality require an in-app purchase.
If you’ve used Waverails, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!