Looptical updated – new features and tweaks for loop-based recording platform from MooCowMusic

There are some iOS music apps that are most certainly 'mini-me' takes on something similar that has been around for a while on the desktop. Auria, for example, provides a fairly conventional - and instantly familiar - take on multitrack audio recording and Cubasis is very obviously a baby brother (or sister) to Steinberg's desktop DAW line. There are others, however, where the developer doesn't follow convention quite so closely and where you get a slightly different take on a task. The … [Read more...]

Looptical music app review – Loop-based recording platform from MooCowMusic

There are some iOS music apps that are most certainly 'mini-me' takes on something similar that has been around for a while on the desktop. Auria, for example, provides a fairly conventional - and instantly familiar - take on multitrack audio recording and Cubasis is very obviously a baby brother (or sister) to Steinberg's desktop DAW line. There are others, however, where the developer doesn't follow convention quite so closely and where you get a slightly different take on a task. The … [Read more...]

Recording on an iPhone – or how to hold a recording studio in the palm of your hand

A good friend of mine - and someone very experienced in the world of music technology - is a bit of an iOS sceptic. He definitely remains to be convinced about the merits of making music on an iPad (or iPhone/iPod Touch). Recently, he said to me that there is no way he would choose to do multitrack recording on an iPhone or iPad when he could be using a system built around his desktop computer. He does, of course, have a point. The desktop system is likely to be far more powerful than the … [Read more...]