Secret Base Design Intros Aleph Looper Songwriting App

Secret-Base-Design_Aleph_LooperSecret Base Design has a new songwriting app for iOS called Aleph Looper. Aleph Looper will enables the user to capture musical ideas, and can provide the framework for songwriting, all in a single integrated app.

Aleph Looper expands on the idea of a looping app, allowing the user to quickly select different synthesizers, and loop the MIDI to each “with perfect synchronization.” Each of the instruments can have up to eight simultaneous loops. The loops can be of different lengths, each up to sixty-four measures long.

Developer Patrick Madden explains the genesis of the app: “I wanted to have an app that would let me sketch out song ideas (with conventional verse/chorus/bridge structure) quickly, so I designed [Aleph Looper] to fit into my song writing method. I like chords, I like chord progressions, and I even like lyrics; it felt like there really wasn’t an app [that] fit what I needed. I’m not trying to make an app that will put out a final mix — there are plenty of apps already trying to do that. Instead, I’m focusing on capturing ideas and the structure of a song, and then making the hand-off to full-blown DAWs relatively painless.”
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BOSS Intros MIDI-Controllable RC-202 Loop Station

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At Musikmesse 2016, BOSS has introduced the RC-202 Loop Station, the latest addition to the BOSS lineup of live looping devices.

The RC-202 offers looping and multi-effects in an compact tabletop unit. Four Input FX and four Track FX are available at once, and loops can be saved to memories in real time.

Expanded foot control and MIDI capabilities are also included, ideal for looping musicians who have their hands occupied with guitar, keyboards, and other instruments.

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New App For Live Remixing On iOS, C3N Loops

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c3n loops is a new app for iOS, designed for live remixing of loop-based music.

The interface is designed to let you navigate and play with loops on an ‘infinite surface’. Automatic tempo matching lets you mix anything with everything. And you can sync hardware and apps to c3n loops via MIDI sync and work with other apps via AudioBus.

Here’s a performance demo, with C3N being used as part of a hardware setup, with Korg Volca Keys and Volca Bass: Continue reading

New Looper For iOS, LooperSonic

loopersonic-iphoneDeveloper David O’Neill has introduced LooperSonic – a multi-track audio looper and recorder for iPhone & iPad.

You can use it like a loop pedal to make loops, and then arrange those loops into complete songs with cut, copy, trim, paste, reverse, and undo/redo.

When you change the tempo, the pitch changes along with it, like a record player. You can use this to make a guitar sound like a bass, or to sing out of your range.

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Strymon Announces Generalissimo Eurorack ‘Interstellar Space Machine’ Module

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, Strymon is previewing the Generalissimo – a voltage-controller Eurorack Four Head dTape Echo machine, with extensive control over tape characteristics and machine health.

According to the company, Generalissimo lets you ‘incorporate the warm, inviting sounds of tape into your modular rig in limitlessly creative and expressive ways.’ Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix 720 Stereo Looper Offers 12 Minutes + 10 Independent Loops

720-stereo-looperElectro-Harmonix has introduced the 720 Stereo Looper, a looping pedal that offers:

  • 720 seconds (12 minutes) of stereo recording time;
  • 10 independent loops; and
  • unlimited overdubbing.

The 720 records high-quality, uncompressed audio, with 24-bit A/D/A converters & 44.1kHz sample rate.

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