Blocs Wave SALE – Novation’s loop-based music app at a bargain price

Download from iTunes App StoreBlocs wave logo 1Since launched, Novation’s Blocs Wave has moved forward at quite a pace. The app itself, like Novation’s Launchpad, is also a loop and sample-based music creation tool…   but with some feature differences that make it distinct from the LaunchPad approach.

Anyway, Novation have rapidly developed the Blocs Wave concept further and a number of updates have already appeared for the app adding new import features, Ableton Link support, new export features, the very creative Slice Mode, a song construction system based upon the new ‘Sections‘ concept, improved import/export options and added panning and iOS10 support……  the rate of progress has been considerable and Novation are rapidly turning a great start into a very accomplished creative tool.

Blocs Wave.... and note the new 'start point' cursor in the waveform display.

Blocs Wave…. with the new ‘start point’ cursor in the waveform display.

Anyway, if you have not taken the plunge as yet, then now might be just the time to give your self a treat for the week-end; for a limited-time only, Blocs Wave is available at a sale price, 50% off the usual amount of UK£4.99/US$5.99. Yep, you can grab a copy of one of the most fun ways to work with loops available for iOS for just UK£2.29/US$2.99 :-)

Blocs wave - the 'sections' feature can be used for building more complex song structures.

Blocs Wave – the ‘sections’ feature can be used for building more complex song structures.

I must say that I really like Blocs Wave and the speed with which it is developing. And, even at the full price, this is not too much of a stretch for almost anyone to take a punt with. Novation really do know what they are about when it comes to loop-based musical tools and, while this is not a ‘do everything’ kind of tool, like some of the very best iOS music apps, the focused feature set is a strength here rather than a weakness; it makes for a fast and efficient – and creative – workflow. Anyway, check out the original full review of Blocs Wave and the videos embedded below for more details.

Blocs Wave




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    1. Nathan Brazil says:

      IMHO, Blocs Wave is one of the top 5 apps available today for IOS music making. Anyone not already an owner should take advantage of the sale an jump in with both feet. Not only is it tremendous fun to use, and versatile, but it’s updated faster and more often than just about any other app.

    2. Chris Catalano says:

      It is great, includes all manner of brilliant slices of music, but as a production tool it is still quite limited compared to an environment that allows you to work mixes, FX. Record in is limited to just that. If you do that with a mic, there are no embedded effects to process your track, so you have to provide your own workaround. It is a great kit, to be sure, but if you are making music from the ground up, it is as yet too much of a walled garden to be considered an essential music production app. It functions more an inspiration tool for getting ideas, and testing things out for me at this stage until the user input connections and options are more fully enabled.

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