Loopy has been generally successful in the 3 weeks it’s been on the market, and I’ve received many useful suggestions from users, as well as lots of positive feedback:
“What a fantastic app. It is entirely intuitive in use (although there is a very neat video tutorial) and is just the most wonderful fun.Be the first to write a bit of music using extant environmental sounds; loop them and then bung them wirelessly into your Mac (Or Windows) DAW for that final bit of tweaking.Or just sit there humming. Or plucking. I said plucking.This is a beautifully written application.Go. Have fun!”
“Great app! By far the most useful multitrack on tis appstore (yes I have tried them all) in spite of some UI niggles that I am sure will be ironed out (such as the miniature glowing LOTR icons/buttons), very excited for how this app will evolve…”
“By far the most useful multitrack recorder for the iphone.”
LOTR icons, you say? One loop to rule them all…
The most demanded features so far have been:
- Lead-in recording
- A better metronome/timing mechanism, more adjustable, and with the ability to adjust tempo mid-session
- A limiter
- Panning support
- The ability to import loops
I’m in complete agreement that these would be useful features, and will be working to include them all in the next release of Loopy.
Other things currently on the to-do list include:
- More tracks, with home-screen-esque swipe functionality to access other pages of tracks
- Undo functionality
- Gate functionality and perhaps mixing improvements to limit noise
- A track editor, to tweak timing, and possibly ADSR envelope functionality
And of course,
- Community functionality
I am currently engaged in putting together the next iPhone App, which should be completed over the next few weeks. Then, back to Loopy.Read More
Loopy has made it into the Best Musical Instrument and Most Original User Interface categories as a finalist of the Best App Ever Awards, and could really use your help! The winners are announced at the 2009 Macworld Expo on 7th January, and 10 runners up are eligible for the ‘Best App Ever’ award.
Please vote, and encourage others to vote as well, if you think Loopy is worthy!
You can vote for Loopy in Most Original User Interface and Best Musical Instrument by clicking the ‘Vote’ buttons at the right.
You can vote once in each category. Voting ends 6th January.Read More
Loopy beta in action:
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A much more polished demo will be forthcoming once the few remaining software glitches are dealt with.Read More
Loopy, my live performance application for iPhone, has reached the beta testing stage. There are a few minor issues outstanding, but the application is almost ready to hit the App Store. Stay tuned, folks, this is going to be awesome.
Please, let me know if you’d like to have a sneak peek at the application – the more testers the better, and you will have much gratitude from me. You’ll need an iPhone running version 2.1 or later.Read More