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Brand New Loopy, Coming Real Soon

I’m very happy to say shiny new versions of Loopy and Loopy HD are on their way!

I’ve had my nose to the grindstone over the past months; I’ve taken Loopy’s insides out, given them a good, solid spit-and-polish, and put them back in. The result is a huge number of performance enhancements, much better quality audio processing, and a more robust engine (which, incidentally, is soon to start leading a life of its own). What it means for you: More stability, better audio quality, improved workflows, hugs, puppies.

It’s true that this is most significantly an internal-evolution release, but there’s also some new stuff in here.

Multi-Channel Audio Interface Support, Baby

The most exciting for the more serious musicians and tinkerers among us is new support for multi-channel audio inputs. When you have a stereo source plugged in, you’ll have a choice of whether to record stereo, mono left channel or mono right channel. If you have a device with more than 2 channels, then you’ll be able to select any stereo pair, or one particular channel.

Loopy HD multi-channel input support

Count-In Quantize Length

By popular demand, I’ve also added a “Count-In Quantize Length” setting, which lets you set how long you want Loopy to count in when recording, independently of the clock length. The default options syncs with the clock length, or you can set a specific duration from a quarter of a bar, up to 16 bars.

Huge Punch In/Out Improvement

I’ve also made a fairly significant change to the punch in and punch out mechanism.

In prior versions of Loopy, the actual punch in/out command is fired when you release — when the touch ends. That means that if you’re a slow toucher (it’s okay, no one’s judging you), you could miss the punch in/out point by tenths of a second. I went back to the drawing board, and came up with a new system: Loopy begins recording, in the background, as soon as you touch a track. If that touch ends up being a punch in/out gesture (instead of, say, opening the menu), then recording continues, beautifully in time. It’s much more intuitive, and I think will end up making it far easier to get perfect loop timing.

Toggle Track Sync Via MIDI

I’ve added a MIDI-triggerable action to toggle track synchronisation with a foot switch, which makes it easy to record irregular-length tracks, hands-free.

SoundCloud Update

I’ve integrated the snazzy new(ish) SoundCloud interface, which looks fantastic and also takes care of all the social network sharing stuff.

SoundCloud interface in Loopy HD

And finally, I’ve added a Japanese localization (こんにちは!), and updated the Italian one.

The update’s in beta testing right now, and I’m expecting to submit it to Apple next week.

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11 Comments

  1. jokerpack
    Posted June 22, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    This is really a wonderfull app! I would love it to have midi loops, too. Record midi loops with a coremidi device and play it back on midi synths/apps

    • Christoffer
      Posted July 29, 2012 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      Oh my, yes please! This would be amazing! :)

  2. Nathan
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    @jokerpack . Great idea.

    @micheal tyson. Thanks for the update. Loopy is amazing.

  3. Posted October 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Wow, some great improvements. Nice work!

  4. Timur
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Hi,thank you for nice app!

    Was wondering if it is possible to implement multiple sound OUTPUTS as well, so we could send different tracks to different channels?

    Thanks!

  5. Posted November 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Cheers, Timur. I’m certainly happy to consider it. Please bring it up on the forum (forum.loopyapp.com) so I can gauge interest from others.

  6. Timur
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for fast reply, i will post it on theforum! But is coreAudio on iOS allow you to send audio to multiple channels at all? Was trying to find the info but couldn’t….

    I’m using loopy for live performances right now but got this idea of utilizing it for creating multichannel sound installation, ipad mini is so easy to hide) loopy work and look beautiful on it btw…

    I’m thinking of using something like ESI Gigaport HD+, supposed to be coreAudio compartible…

    Will copy and post all this to the forums as well.thank you!

  7. Posted November 21, 2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    After I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service? Kudos!

    • Posted December 5, 2012 at 12:29 am | Permalink

      I’m sorry to hear that, Sung. The emails you receive should have a link at the bottom that will take you to the subscription management system – you can unsubscribe there.

  8. Posted January 10, 2013 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Oh, great improvement! Loopy is a excellent application. Easy to use, and fun!