LiveFX Like A Kaoss Pad For AudioBus (Teaser)

Developer Elephant Candy has announced LiveFX – an interactive AudioBus-enabled effects processor for iOS.

LiveFX can be used to process any audio source – the built-in iTunes player, a DJ set, a mixing board, an instrument, vocals and (with Audiobus) any other audio app.

Here are the details.


  • Hook up any source or even use an other app with Audiobus
  • Control multiple effects in realtime using the intuitive LiveFX touchpad
  • Create your own LiveFX combinations and use up to four effects at once
  • Use multi touch to create a auto dynamic effect
  • Use one of the many preset-banks or save your own
  • With Audiobus access those presets from within an other app
  • Make your own effect combination from the countless possibilities
  • Lock button holds the effect settings, for dazzling hands-free use
  • Versatile and highly playable effects control, delivering unimaginable expression
  • Cool Looper effects — Forward, Reverse and Slice — add new audio intensity
  • Mix it up with new DJ emulation Vinyl Break and Ducking Compressor effects
  • Auto BPM detection and Tap Tempo keeps your LiveFX locked to the beat

LiveFX is officially ‘coming soon’. Pricing and release date are TBA.

via elephantcandy

25 thoughts on “LiveFX Like A Kaoss Pad For AudioBus (Teaser)

  1. Can imagine this would be awesome for master effects routed from a dj mixer via a line in on using an external sound card via camera connection kit. What would people recommend for a small stereo line in sound card for iPad? Props to the developers, this sort of app could seriously dent kaoss pad sales if done well.

      1. LiveFX looks cool to me, but by the time you add the powered USB hub and the audio interface, wouldn’t a real Kaoss pad be a better solution for DJing?

        1. I have an old NI Audio8 DJ laying about here so will give the powered USB hub a go, I think it’s class 2 complaint? – Have had issues using it with Lion, but thats another story.

          iMan, you could be right but if people have access to the devices already it becomes a no brainer. The processing power of the iPad could breath a whole new life into live effects – multiple parameter settings, automation, metering, higher quality effects, more sampling time, potential of a more intuitive interface… the list goes on. Looking forward to having a play with it when it drops.


  2. This is cool however, why is this not used as an EFFECT slot in audiobus?? This is an extreme oversight IMHO. This app, as well as ikaossilator would be so creative used that way. I hope they just didn’t show that aspect, but that it is an option. Seems as though developing for audiobus for that use is more difficult.

  3. Is there only 1 effects slot? I can’t for audiobus to implement effect chains. The real question- Is the iPad powerful enough.

  4. Yeah, totally missed the mark by not being in the FX slot. There is going to be a TON of competition in the FX slot really soon.

      1. Some apps, such as GlitchBreaks, are slated for a FX slot upgrade soon. I’m sure more will follow. I wonder if there was some sort of technical hiccup that will soon be ironed out which will open the floodgates on FX slot apps.
        Just a thought.

        1. No techncal hiccup, just limited time before the iTunes holiday break. Testing and development takes time – it’s what you’re paying for, in the end.

  5. Doesn’t it seem like Korg should be upset about this? It has an almost identical layout to the KP Quad and even copies the moving lights of iKaossilator. Looks cool nonetheless.

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