I’ve looked at a number of audio looper apps that are available for iOS (although not all of the prime candidates; I’m still to review Everest and Group The Loop, both of which look good). The whole ‘looper’ concept is an interesting one and is probably best know in its hardware format – looper pedals for example – that are used by live musicians to layer audio loops on the fly to build up a live performance.
Demonstrated at its best, this can be brilliant to see and artists such as KT Tunstall, Ed Sheeran and Jack Garratt, for example, are all seasoned practitioners of the art. And while hardware pedals offer a robust and reliable (well, mostly reliable; live looping is something for the well-rehearsed and brave), software audio loopers – such as LoopyHD or LoopTree – running on iOS hardware are becoming increasingly popular and viable alternatives, both live and in the studio (where looping can make for a very creative idea generation process).
Of course, modern music creation includes MIDI as well as audio and while that MIDI data eventually drives an audio sound source such as a synth or drum machine, using short MIDI phrases that are then looped within your DAW/sequencer has been a big part of the production process since… well, since computers first started appearing in recording studios.
Patrick Madden – the main man behind Secret Base Design’s series of iOS music apps and part of the team that bought us Music IO – has recently launched a new app – Infinite Looper , which I reviewed on the blog a week or so ago – that takes some of the concepts that are more generally associated with audio loopers and applied them to MIDI loops (or clips).
Anyway, Patrick was been kind enough to provide me with five copies to give away. Entries closed yesterday and the winners names were drawn out of the hat this morning. Again, many thanks also to everyone who entered. The winners should have now received an email with details of how to get hold of their free copy but, for information, the readers who got a copy of the app were:-
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I really do like the underlying concept of Infinite Looper. It perhaps doesn’t bring anything dramatically new in terms of powerful MIDI sequencing features and this kind of clip/loop-based MIDI sequencing is available elsewhere… but Patrick has presented in a somewhat different way here so that it is a little more immediate and, unsurprisingly, more ‘looper’ like.
If you didn’t win this time around, for more details, check out the full Infinite Looper review, the introductory video below or the App Store description via the Download button…. Oh, and while you are at it. check out Patrick’s other Secret Base Design apps as many of these are currently ‘on sale’ to coincide with the launch period for Infinite Looper.