By Bolasol, Inc.
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At the heart of WerkBench are two step sequencers that let you instantly sample sounds into rhythms.
The concept is simple and powerful. You will be making awesome musical patterns in seconds!
Check out the videos on our website to get a better sense of what is happening here: www.bolasol.com/werkbench
--"Fancy Controls" (pitch, lowpass filters, envelopes, and more!)
--Edit pitch, pan, cutoff, envelope decay, echo, and level independently for each step!
--Chain sequences to build longer loops (1 - 128 steps!).
--Funky tape echo for spacey effects with a sweet real-time visualizer.
--The two sequencers can be chained to make a 32 step sequencer!
--Save and load loops or whole sets of 8 patterns.
--Export loops and recordings via Audio Copy, iTunes file sharing, and email.
--MIDI sync and MIDI note modes.
We hope you love it!
What's New in Version 2.1.0
- iOS 8 compatible (updated the Audiobus SDK)
- Realtime metering of input signal so you can see when the threshold is crossed
- You can now rename patterns in the loop browser
- Choose vertical or horizontal knob control.
- Record audio directly into the 'importer'
GAZ would love this 1!!!!
$ well spent! This combo sampler looper has a very powerful set of features packed into its one panel interface. Running on a ipad air1 it has not crashed once. Rock solid. Ability to import sounds and cut out clips is awesome. Imported a buncha iMS20 sounds to mess with. Filters sound real dirty and nasty. Delay is also very flex.
Super intuitive to get weird polyrhythms and non trad beats running and evolving. Saving sound sets and then switching on the fly works great. Have not yet tried using with a dedicated ipad audio/midi interface. As far as midi, I am unclear how and what can be controlled. Apparently the developer is good about answering questions... Compared to loopy, Werkbench is immediately more gratifying especially for rhythmic stuff.
Sampling, fun again!
Been using this app for the last year and love it. The sampling is painless, and instant. You can fill up the 16 steps in the time it takes to make 16 sounds. The stuff you can make reminds me of weird little tape loops from the 60s, like the Radiophonic workshop or Simon & Garfunkel's"Cecilia".
One really special thing that makes the loops interesting, is how easy it is to make variations of samples for the different beats, rather than replaying the same sample over and over. You can make each one a little different, and it sounds different and less robotic than just using one sample over and over.
Solid performance for me on ipad air ios8.3. Hasn't crashed once.
This app is just fantastic! Very well designed and thought out, you'll be making fun grooves in no time. Any style of music can be created / performed with this excellent sampler-sequencer. With overdub mode, you can layer on top of your existing samples and really compose some sweet stuff. Save your songs, copy & paste samples and entire patterns...Worth every penny!