Apollo update – Secret Base Design launch Apollo 2

Regular readers will recall that, way back in 2013, I reviewed Secret Base Design's Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth app when it was first launched and I also took a look at the Mac OSX version when that appeared a few weeks later. For those who have not tried Apollo yet, the iOS app allows you to transmit MIDI data in realtime between two iOS devices and, if you are an iOS musician who owns more than one iOS device, given the pocket money price, Apollo is no-brainer; it’s a brilliant concept and … [Read more...]

Infinite Looper update – Secret Base Design’s MIDI looper app goes to v.2.0

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 –  launched a new app back in May – 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 update – Secret Base Design’s MIDI looper app gets new 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 –  launched a new app back in May – 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 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...]

Music IO update – Power Trio add MidiTV support to work with Apple TV

On the back of what seems to be a change of policy at Apple HQ, iOS developers are now able to make use of the standard ‘sync’ USB cable connection between an iOS device and a desktop computer for more than just iTunes File Sharing. For iOS musicians, as we have seen over the last year or so, that has resulted in a number of apps that allow MIDI and audio data to be transferred between iPad (for example) and desktop music production system. One of the obvious contenders in this … [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...]

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...]