GrooveMaker House for iPad
By IK Multimedia
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GrooveMaker® is THE app for creating non-stop electronic, dance and hip-hop tracks in real-time, by anyone, like a professional DJ. Over 300 hi-quality loops included!
GrooveMaker gives you a completely new way of making music by automatically remixing the hundreds of loops included on the 8 available tracks, in virtually limitless ways for millions of different grooves at your fingertips.
With GrooveMaker, you can create professional full-length tracks, grooves and beats for your music compositions, ambient soundtracks, movie scores and even dance parties or workouts — wherever you need to groove. And it’s so easy to learn, you’ll be creating the grooves of your friends’ envy in minutes.
Everything in GrooveMaker is done in real-time, without ever having to stop the music. You can add, remove, and replace single or multiple loops as you listen, so there’s no stop to your creative flow. Full track sequencing is as easy as drag and drop, and puts you in control of the groove. It’s your mix, and it all happens in real-time.
Remixing with GrooveMaker is a breeze and a totally new experience. Pick a drum groove. Layer on a bass riff. Add a bass drum beat. Spice it up with melodic and rhythmic lines, leads, pads or effect loops. Browse millions of grooves with one click and pick the ones you like. Change tempo on the fly without stopping the music. Then save it all as a new remix and export it to your Mac/PC* for your own compositions, compilations, video soundtracks and to share with your friends.
On the iPad, GrooveMaker's features have been enhanced to a whole new level thanks to the larger multi-touch surface which is like having an integrated, advanced mixing controller built-in the app.
You will find a convenient mixer-like environment with large slider controls for volume, pan and master level with metering of the 8 loop tracks as well as additional controls such as tempo, solo, mute, and more, all available on the same screen.
The possibility of switching between grooves with just one touch or control the number of loops that are automatically combined during a mix, pushes the boundary of what you can achieve with GrooveMaker in a live situation and makes it an extremely powerful addition to any DJ's set.
There are more additional GrooveMaker style packs available for the most popular genre of dance music like house, hip-hop, drum and bass!
Get more info, watch GrooveMaker videos, and check audio demo of all GrooveMaker packs on:
GrooveMaker HOUSE for iPad features:
- Instantaneous control over 8 stereo loop tracks
- Play, Mix and Randomize loops on the fly
- Combine studio-quality loops to produce a million possible grooves
- Manipulate loops in real time (pan, volume, mute, solo, group, tempo)
- Arrange grooves easily with drag and drop to create full-length tracks
- Save, preview and recall your mixed tracks
- Upload your tracks as hi-quality WAV file to your Mac/PC (*Wi-Fi network required)
- Interactive Help allows quick learning simply following the indicated steps
Included sound Features:
- Massive loop library of drums, bass, bass-drums, lines, pads, percussion, effects
- House style
- 4 included songs + 1 FREE song when you register
- 315 loops
- 120-123-125-127 BPM
- 265 MB of samples
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE FIRST TIME A SONG IS LAUNCHED GROOVEMAKER WILL UNPACK ITS SAMPLES. THIS MIGHT TAKE UP TO 2 MINUTES. DO NOT INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS!***
Visit www.ikmultimedia.com/iklip to see how you can take your iPad on stage with you, with the universal microphone stand adapter for iPad.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
What's new in version 1.0.3
- Resolves an issue that could cause distorted audio when using iPad 2 in certain circumstances (in order to make this fix effective, the App must be deleted from the device before installing version 1.0.5)
- General reliability improvements
*** NOTE: From this version onwards, GrooveMaker for iPad no longer supports iOS 3.
iOS 3.x users should not delete GrooveMaker for iPad version 1.0.2 from their device or from their iTunes if they wish to continue using this app.
An Unprofessional IK Mulimedia Company & App
I thought perhaps the free version of Groovemaker would act as the main app and the other packs were in app purchases. Unfortunately that is not so. Further the description nor the website make that fact clear.
I wrote them a letter about it and this was their response:
"Sorry, GrooveMaker loops can not be interchanged between the different versions of GrooveMaker. Each version of GrooveMaker has its own set of dedicated loops that are part of that particular GrooveMaker app. As such, there is no way to record your own loop into GrooveMaker, or export/import different loops to and from other GrooveMaker styles. "
Ok so if that is true then what is the whole point of the app? How do you really make a groove if you are unable to record it?
I went to export which 'may' be possible to only do over WiFi. So I am unable to share using 3G. Also there is no way to alter each element or loop. There is no effect or way to make the loop delay, echo, change pitch (though you can change pitch for the whole entire song),etc. You can save a 'Groove Snap' of your short mix and then after making several mixes you are able to sequence them, but that is as far it goes. I like to see more control over each loop and the ability to combine loops from the different genres. I am glad I got this at discount price because to essentially buy the same app for $10 each is ridiculous. Even at $3 I still do not see the point if I am unable to export the song via Soundcloud or Facebook ...etc. It in it's basic form is a rip off. It would make more sense to have these 'song/loop' packages they offer as in app purchases at cheaper prices. For $10 each you would think you would get a lot of song/loops to work with. The Club package comes with only 2 'songs' each with 63 loops or effects. Yet House, Trance and Techno packages each come with 4 'songs' each containing 63 loops. All of which are at the same price. What is up with that? The main issue is making the product into what it says: A Groovemaker. If your unable to combine loops from the other packages, unable to really alter each loop on it's own with the use of effects and unable to export then what is the whole point of the product. Seems like a huge miss if you ask me. Further let me note that the ‘dedicated loops’ that are part of each particular Groovemaker app can not even be interchanged. Let me explain. Each package comes with what they call ‘songs’. Each ‘song’ has loops you can work with. Unfortunately the problem this app has is this. Let’s say you buy the House, Trance, Techno or Club app. It doesn’t really matter which one. Each of these comes with more than one song, as I noted above. The unforunate part is even within the app itself. Lets say the House app, which contains 4 songs and 252 loops all together. Well the thing is you can not interchange between even the songs within the same app. That’s right! Even within the ‘particular GrooveMaker app’ the loops are only ‘dedicated’ or shall I say limited it more like it to each song within the app. This is a huge disappointment and when returning their response with these facts and correcting them and asking them to make that clear on their apps description, they have yet to respond via e-mail nor have they included these facts into their description. Short story=SCAM! One version may be free, but stray far away from these costly groovemaker apps. Until they fix these issues, make the 'song/loop' packages cheaper -do not waste your time or money. More importantly make all the songs and all the loops with a ‘particular app’ and allow each app to be communicate and give the user the ability to interchange the loops between the apps, this Groovemaker is very limited. I Hope that they show some wisdom and be more honest and real with the product on their next update. The cheaper price drop only showed that others have caught on, the app is getting a bad word of mouth and no one wants to buy it. That is why it is cheaper. It's apps like this that make us all say: “Apple please give us a trail period, so that if we do not like it we can redeem ourselves and get a refund.” Or ask “Apple can you please review apps before making them public so we are not getting scammed?” I for one say Apple should stand up and place at least a 24hour trail period after our purchase. Within that 24 hours the 'Purchase' button would become the 'Return' button. After the 24 hours is up it will become 'Installed'. This way it would give us all a chance to say to apps like this: "No Thanks!"
Further it would show on their record. In other words it may be noted that the app has been downloaded x number of times, but it would also state how many of us ‘Returned’ the app with diapproval. Also once a review has been made by a user for an App I feel that it should stay there. The company of the App should have no control of reviews. The reason I bring this up is because not too long ago many many negative reviews for this App have magically disappeared or were removed! Simply put manipulating the system & results. When I saw this happen before hand there were hunderds or negative reviews. Then when I looked again to post this review there were 0 comments or reviews. Now there is only 2 reviews. How convient for the “IK Multimedia” to continue to decieve us apple fans thinking this is worth it. Further for whatever reason my “review” was not good enough to be accepted by apple. Most likely because it is totally honest and very through. Just like how my review of Lion OSX was removed even though it was initally accpeted. I suppose someone realized the mistake ‘of not deleting’ my review. Apparently my reviews tend to be very detailed and very honest. I suppose Apple does not approve of that type of mind set. I for one greatly enjoy Apple products, but they got to stop playing these children’s games. Man up Apple.
PS: Let us all start a petition for having a 24 hour trail period with Apps be it for iPhone, iPad or iMac.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Nov 15, 2011
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 27.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: IK Multimedia US, LLC
- © 1998-2011 IK Multimedia
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.