Sugar Bytes Intros Egoist Groove Instrument For iPad

Sugar Bytes has released Egoist for iPad – an iOS version of its groove instrument application.

According to the company, you can load any audio file and ‘squeeze the groove out of it’, using sample slicing, effect sequencing, a built-in beat box and more.

Here’s the official intro video for Egoist for iPad:


  • Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing
  • Minimal, yet effective bass line
  • Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic
  • Effect Sequencer
  • Randomizers in all areas
  • Inter-App Audio
  • Audiobus
  • Audiocopy / Audiopaste
  • Mixdown/Bounce
  • Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
  • Music Library Access
  • iTunes File Sharing

Egoist for iPad

The Slicer arranges up to 16 slices of the loaded sample. Apply different parameters like Reverse, Attack, Decay, Level and pitch with the sequencer. Using the 16 available patterns, up to 16 different samples can be used at any time.

Egoist includes a bassline synthesizer/sequencer. The bassline synth offers a ‘mean and strong sound’, with different lowpass filter flavors and overdrive. TheĀ  sequencer is capable of notes and pitch bends of any length.

The internal beat box offers kick, snare and hihat, along with a simple sequencer. If you imagine, that you can change the drum sounds with each pattern, limitations start to get you inspired!

The Effect unit offers tapestop, looper, reverb or filter.

The Song Sequencer lets you chain patterns or create breakbeats. The internal Part/Song sequencer lets you sketch your pattern progressions and line out your next track.

Slice Keys turns Egoist into a slice keyboard – it lets you play the sequencer steps on the keyboard, with all their settings and effects,

Here are audio demos of Egoist in action:

Egoist for iPad is available for US 19.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used Egoist, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

7 thoughts on “Sugar Bytes Intros Egoist Groove Instrument For iPad

  1. When I first found out about Egoist I thought it was an okay plug-in, but that it would have made an even better app. Nice thinking, SB.

  2. I thought the plug-in was really fun until I found out I couldn’t load my own drum kits. I hope they’ve fixed that since then.

    1. I downloaded it. I still need to learn the interface. It is quite involved! But there is an option to load a sample from your iTunes library. So you can load up drum tracks (or whatever) into iTunes, and then use it as a sample source.

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