By Secret Base Design
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From the stage to the studio, Infinite Looper will let you capture musical ideas, and can provide the framework for songwriting, 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; Infinite 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
Infinite 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. Infinite 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
Infinite 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. Infinite 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.
Infinite Looper uses the Ableton Link library, the Audiobus library, and the MIDIbus library. Internal sounds are from the SoundFont set by Christian Collins.
What's New in Version 2.0
Version 2.0 adds pitch-to-MIDI -- use a guitar or other instruments to trigger MIDI notes. You can also see the pitch of a note on the keyboard; hum, whistle, or sing, to see the notes that match your melody. With pitch-to-MIDI and the step insert mode on the piano roll, it's easy to get transcriptions of tricky guitar parts.
Import of MIDI from files, and from other Infinite Looper projects, is now supported. Open the piano roll for a loop, and then import MIDI directly. You can add MIDI files to the app using any of the standard iOS file sharing utilities. You can also export your loops as MIDI files, or export the entire project as a multi-track MIDI file, for final mastering with a desktop DAW.
The user interface has been refined; all the tools you need, but organized so that you can find them, and not be overwhelmed by buttons and sliders. Infinite Looper is easy to use, the ideal sketch pad for capturing and creating musical ideas.
Was great, now FABULOUS!
This app was good out of the gate as a quick way to get musical ideas out any time or any place. The developer has just kept improving and improving it, listening to users and gradually putting in one great thing after another - all without bloat and without sacrificing the essential simplicity that is its beauty.
With the addition of cc automation, this is now among the best iOS songwriting tools on iOS. The full featured sequencers and DAWs are great, but they can be intimidating just to start up a project and start making music. With IL you can be getting those ideas out of your head with virtually no barrier to entry. Try it! You won't regret it.
[edit Jan 8, 2017] Another update, and things just keep getting better. Great updates everywhere, and more to come! This is truly a stand-out app.
For now and for the future
Immediate pleasure, reward, of running midi loops, being able to edit, being able to run your own synths etc. love that it's so quick to get up and going with but sophisticated enough to take advantage of what's available. AND a song mode that is easy to use. This has the feel of a long term keeper and a grower.
November 2016: This really is terrific and more importantly I am still using it all the time. Nice bonus that the developer is also on the ball and seems a genuinely good guy into the bargain.
January 2017: More arrived and more coming. Very happy camper.
Yes! A great one gets even better
Another winner from the always innovative Secret Base Design.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 05, 2017
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 37.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Patrick Madden
- © 2016 Secret Base Design
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.