Aleph Looper is the iPhone version of Infinite Looper (which is universal). If you find the app useful, but need the space an iPad provides, you can upgrade to the full version using the specially priced bundle.
From the stage to the studio, Aleph Looper will let you capture musical ideas, create loops and backing tracks, or construct complete songs, all in a single integrated app. Loop MIDI phrases easily, control six different instruments, and quickly assemble loops into full songs. Visit the Secret Base Design web site for details and demonstration videos.
* MIDI Looping
There are dozens of audio looping apps; Aleph Looper expands on this idea, allowing you to quickly select different synthesizers, and loop the MIDI to each with perfect synchronization. Each of the instruments can have up to eight simultaneous loops. The loops can be of different lengths, up to sixtyfour measures long.
* Internal SoundFont Engine
Built into the app is an extensive SoundFont library with hundreds of instruments, and multiple drum kits. Pianos, strings, guitar, brass, synthesizers -- it's all there. Everything you need to get going right away.
* Inter-App Audio
Aleph Looper can host IAA-compatible synth apps -- take advantage of the wide range of innovative synths.
* MIDI In and Out
The app recognizes MIDI from other apps, over Bluetooth connections, and from hardware controllers. Secret Base Design is the developer of the innovative Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth -- the first Bluetooth MIDI solution for iOS. We're also partners in the musicIO app, which allows both audio and MIDI to be sent over an ordinary iOS sync cable. The app is built using the excellent MIDIbus library -- the Secret Base Design team has been at the forefront of MIDI on iOS for years.
* More that just loops. Songs.
Built into the app is a loop sequencer -- select different sets of loops for each section of a song, and the app will step through them automatically. You can build complex compositions, so that your songs evolve and breathe.
* MIDI Export
The iPad is an excellent music sketch pad, but it's not the end of the road. Aleph Looper will export a MIDI file for a song, which can be loaded into professional desktop DAWs. Use your iPad to put together a demo, and then bring in the full set of studio tools to finish your masterpiece.
* Keyboards and Pads
The app features a responsive piano-style keyboard -- adjust note velocity by touching towards the tops of the keys. And because on-screen keyboards can be hard to play, there's also ten pages of programmable pads. You can quickly assign notes or chords to pads, making it easy to capture the progression for a song idea, and bring the whole thing into focus.
* Quantization and MIDI Latency
To lock down timing, you can toggle on quantization -- or leave it off, for a loose, natural feeling. If you use external MIDI controllers, there can be latency in the MIDI messages -- the app can time shift slight to account for the delay of Bluetooth connections or WiFi. And if you use an audio-to-MIDI converter app like MIDImorphosis, latency compensation can tighten up the timing.
* All the standards
Aleph Looper supports Ableton Link, making it easy to synchronize the app with other Link-enabled apps. There's full support for Inter-App Audio and IAA MIDI, and Audiobus too.
* MIDI Learn
If you're playing live, your hands might be busy with a keyboard or a guitar. With MIDI learn, you can control the app with a foot controller. Toggle on and off recording, switch tracks, and more. Aleph Looper is ready to be taken on stage, and used live.
* Import and Export
Easily share projects with friends using AirDrop, Dropbox, or by email.
Aleph Looper uses the Ableton Link library, the Audiobus library, and the MIDIbus library. Internal sounds are from the widely used SoundFont set by S. Christian Collins.
The app now supports swing; adjust the swing amount in the tempo dialog, and toggle on individual tracks, to delay alternate 16th notes slightly.
Bug fix to restore the ability to record MIDI CC events.
Ratings and Reviews
Exactly what I've been wanting for my iPhone
In my first few minutes with this app I was able to easily create a project containing four tracks, each containing its own IAA synth (Animoog, DRC, Moog Model 15, and iGrand). Then with all of that going I put Aleph into AUM, added another AUM track running Blocs Wave, and with Ableton Link enabled, recorded the two tracks with AUM while I tweaked synth parameters. Truly amazing and way too easy. I haven't seen anything else providing the set of midi loop track creation functions for iPhone that Aleph does. Very well designed and implemented from a usability standpoint and runs solid. Thank you for this app!
Lots of midi fun and functionality.
Great multi-track midi workstation. Seamless integration with all iOS DAWs, virtual instruments, Core Midi. Small app size lets it run with other apps super smoothly. Great as a standard multi-track midi workstation or as multi-track midi looper, clip launcher, or arranger. Lots of midi fun and functionality.
BEST MIDI LOOPER & MIDI CLIP LAUNCHER....
It just doesn't get any better than this, well, actually it kind of does, if you upgrade to the Big brother, Infinite Looper, which is the exact same app, but on the iPad and with a lot more screen Realstate. This is my main go to midi clip launcher. From here I can either host my synth or drum apps, or host them externally in Audio Bus or AUM and send them midi from Aleph,, so many exciting possibilities in this amazing little app! You can have up ten customizable chord pads, or play the onboard midi keyboard, or even use mini sidecar app also made by this awesome developer to control many functions of Aleph or Infinite looper.
The most exciting part is how easy it is to get the song in your mind out of there and into Aleph. All while on the Metro Train, composing songs is such fun and so easy with Aleph looper. But the best part is that you can upgrade to Infinite Looper and have way more space to create your compositions. The pads are bigger, the keys are bigger, everything is so much easier to use.
This developer loves to hear user's feedback and constantly updates the app to make his customers happy! Have customers, means happy users, happy users, means more great word of mouth, and that just means more sales!
Simple formula and this developer delivers! Rumors are that infinite Looper might get more tracks and many more features, so if you are on the fence, be no more, this is one amazing app that you will be so happy you got,, best part of it is that is is completely FREE!!!
Try it and you'll start creating beats, and loops in no time.. Song mode is also awesome!!! You just have to check it out.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.