Infinite Looper update – Secret Base Design’s MIDI looper app gets new piano-roll editing features

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 – that takes some of the concepts that are more generally associated with audio loopers and applied them to MIDI loops (or clips). This approach means that you can build a loop-based composition based upon some short MIDI phrases and trigger them ‘live’, or via a pre-configured ‘song’ structure, to create your … [Read more...]

Modstep updated – AppBC add further tweaks to their iOS MIDI sequencer for iPad

Regular iOS music makers will be familiar with AppBC as the developer behind the Studiomux app which was updated recently. AppBC do like to keep themselves busy though and, back in December we saw the launch of a new app - Modstep - that includes some of the Studiomux technology but also offers a fully-blown MIDI sequencer with both step sequencing and piano roll editing environments. I did a full review of Modstep just after it was launched but the feature set is impressive. You can use … [Read more...]

Infinite Looper update – Secret Base Design’s MIDI looper app gets scales

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 – that takes some of the concepts that are more generally associated with audio loopers and applied them to MIDI loops (or clips). This approach means that you can build a loop-based composition based upon some short MIDI phrases and trigger them ‘live’, or via a pre-configured ‘song’ structure, to create your … [Read more...]

Infinite Looper giveaway results – 5 winners of Secret Base Design’s MIDI looper app

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 … [Read more...]

Infinite Looper giveaway – 5 copies of Secret Base Design’s MIDI looper app up for grabs

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 … [Read more...]

Modstep updated – AppBC add further tweaks to their iOS MIDI sequencer for iPad

Regular iOS music makers will be familiar with AppBC as the developer behind the Studiomux app which was updated recently. AppBC do like to keep themselves busy though and, back in December we saw the launch of a new app - Modstep - that includes some of the Studiomux technology but also offers a fully-blown MIDI sequencer with both step sequencing and piano roll editing environments. I did a full review of Modstep just after it was launched but the feature set is impressive. You can use … [Read more...]

Infinite Looper review – Secret Base Design embrace the looper concept with MIDI

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 … [Read more...]

Modstep updated – AppBC add AU hosting to their iOS MIDI sequencer for iPad

Regular iOS music makers will be familiar with AppBC as the developer behind the Studiomux app which was updated recently. Like Music IO, Studiomux provides a mean of streaming both MIDI and audio data between your desktop music system and your iOS music system using nothing more than your standard iOS USB/charging cable. While this technology is still relatively new, it works pretty well once you have got your head around what's required within your desktop DAW/sequencer to get the best out of … [Read more...]

Modstep review – mega MIDI sequencer for iOS from AppBC

When it comes to MIDI sequencers, the iOS App Store perhaps isn’t as well endowed as it is in some other music app categories. Unlike on the desktop – where pretty much every DAW also features a well-specified MIDI sequencing environment, under iOS we don’t have the same level of choice. That’s not to say there are not some decent options though. Currently, Auria Pro is perhaps as close as we get to what’s available on the desktop while Cubasis offers a more scaled-down version of the same … [Read more...]