Today Stephan Marx has released a new app for iPad musicians that brings the simplicity of hardware loopers to the convenience of an iPad app. Quantiloop has some interesting features that have been carefully considered to match the needs of live musicians with and without MIDI foot pedals and controllers at hand. Stephan contacted us yesterday to give us advance notice of his new app. Here's what he's told us... and you can expect a full review on AskAudio in the future.
What Is Quantiloop?
Built for Live performance and hands free use, Quantiloop recreates the simplicity of a hardware loop pedal in an iOS app. Attach a MIDI foot controller and control it the way you want. No MIDI controller at hand; just preset your loop length, enable auto–record or a count–in and your loops will automatically close, no hands or feet required. Big onscreen controls allow for easy configuration and tactile control by vocalists or beat boxers. Focus on your performance instead of fiddling with dip-switches or complex menu’s.
Create two tracks with endless layers of overdubs to build your performance. Record a Chorus and Verse in each track and switch between them seamlessly, or create a 1 bar percussive loop on track one, a 4 bar chord progression on track two and layer a bass line on top, all in perfect synchronization.
The built-in rhythm guide provides a rhythmic backing. Use the internal metronome for practice, import drum loops from virtually anywhere or host and control your favorite rhythm apps to enhance your performance. Ableton Link you lets you even play in time with external apps and devices. Quantization aligns your actions to the nearest measure or beat so you stay in time, and real-time tempo control sets the pace. Prefer setting your own pace, disable quantization and Quantiloop will react to your actions with minimum latency to create tight synchronized recordings.
Pricing and Availability
- Quantiloop for iPad is available globally as of October 1, 2016 on the App Store for $9.99/€9,99.
- Requires iPad Mini or iPad 2 (Retina iPad or higher recommended.
- Requires iOS 8 or later.