Blocs Wave updated – excellent loop-based music app gets new EQ IAP option

Download from iTunes App StoreBlocs wave logo 1Since launched, Ampify’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, Ampify (a spin off from 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, added panning and iOS10 support, support of Ableton Live Sets export and, most recently, adding support for Launchpad soundpack sharing……  the rate of progress has been considerable and Ampify are rapidly turning a great start into a very accomplished creative tool.

Blocs Wave provides a very creative way to make music with loops…..

Blocs Wave was a a very obvious selection for my personal ‘top 10 iOS music apps of 2016’ list when I put it together at the end of last year. And, since then, the base app has gone ‘free’ so, with various modestly priced IAPs that can expand the core feature set, you can actually give the basic concept a good workout before deciding whether to invest further.

The new EQ IAP is modestly priced…. and you can give it a try in preview mode before you decide to buy…..

Anyway, a further update has arrived on the App Store today. The new version – v.13.0 – brings a few bug-fixes and under-the-hood improvements but the highlight new feature is the addition of a new IAP that adds a flexible three-band EQ and that is available to use on each of your eight loop slots independently. This is priced at just UK£1.99/US$1.99 and I think any regular Blocs Wave user is going to want to skip the boutique coffee today and add this new option instead.

The three band EQ gives you plenty of additional control when mixing and matching your various loops.

I must say that I really like Blocs Wave and the way that Ampify have developed it from its fairly modest (if very promising) start. 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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Blocs for iOS | Launchpad Soundpack Sharing (feat. ODESZA – Say My Name) from Blocs on Vimeo.


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    1. Really useful feature. For just $2-99, a no brainer.

    2. Jason philips says:

      But still no proper per slot per project pitch shifting?

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