Holderness Media has released Echo Pad, a real-time echo effect processor for iOS, featuring a unique delay and sound on sound looper controlled by a multi-touch XY interface.
Use the built in mic on your headphones, plug in a guitar, microphone, synth, drum machine, iOS device, or whatever you want using an audio interface such as the Apogee Jam or MIC, or one of the many other compatible iOS and USB audio interfaces. (Verified up to date list of compatible audio interfaces below.)
Echo Pad was born out of love for tape echoes, sound on sound loopers and noisy, dirty analog delay pedals. Echo Pad excels at hands on warping delay tones and controlled feedback, and is not afraid to get loud.
The app is available to purchase for the introductory price of $2.99 USD.
A Tasty Pixel has announced a major update to its Loopy live-looping iOS app.
The update includes a big overhaul of the app’s sophisticated audio engine, bringing an entirely new level of audio quality, responsiveness, and audio hardware support.
Loopy is an app that brings live-looping, an innovative music creation technique previously limited to the realm of expensive hardware and complicated computer setups, to anyone with an iPad or iPhone. Furthermore, the app does it in style, with a sleek and tactile interface.
Dub FX takes Loopy for a spin.
Changes in Loopy v2.3 / Loopy HD v1.2
Multi channel audio interface support.
Retina support (New iPad) [Loopy HD only].
Big improvements in punch in/out interaction and track gestures, generally.
Count-in quantize length setting.
Toggle track sync via MIDI.
Added Japanese localization, and updated Italian one.
Many assorted interface and workflow improvements.
Loopy for iPhone is available for $2.99 USD; Loopy HD for iPad (Universal version of the app) is $7.99 USD.
Sugar Bytes has announced version 1.5 of its Turnado multi-effect audio manipulation plugin, in collaboration with beat-boxer and vocalist Beardyman, who requested lots of useful improvements and features.
Sugar Bytes celebrates the Turnado update with a limited time promotion.
Beardyman about the update:
“There is quite simply nothing like Turnado on the market, so when it came to developing a multi-effects solution for the ground-breakingly complex live-looping system I’ve just finished building for my live shows, I was relieved to discover that Turnado was exactly what I needed to produce music live, in real time. Turnado’s control methodology and super low CPU overhead make it the only viable solution, and luckily it sounds amazing! Preset changes happen in under 2 ms, meaning one instance of Turnado can provide a world of options. However, there were many small, subtle but important changes I needed to be made to Turnado, and fortunately the guys at Sugar Bytes were eager to enhance Turnado with my suggestions and fulfilled and elaborated on many of the features I requested. Features have been added, existing features have been extended or enhanced and there have been some and extra modes implemented deep within the engine which all make Turnado my all-round desert-island multi-effect.
The Tonalizers can now snap to a variety of scales, and keys, quantisation parameters have been extended, the knobs can now send midi to enable Turnado-style automation-lane based morphing of any plugin in your DAW, LFO’s can now be made to snap rigidly to the host’s alignment, extra rhythmic subdivisions have been added to loopers and the stutter module, new delay and reverb modes have been added to enhance their usability and new sync options have been optimised in the form of extra modes.
As a true Turnado power-user, I can safely say that version 1.5 is a notable leap forward for an already world-beating plugin. If you don’t have it in your arsenal then I’m guessing you simply don’t own a computer.
So, in return for their invaluable input in helping me build my dream live rig, I’ve agreed to share some of my precious presets with you, you lucky human!”
Changes in Turnado v1.5
AAX Support for ProTools.
New filter modes for Pitch Delay.
New ‘Beardyman’ Filterpattern mode.
New Filterpattern Sweep Range option.
New Pitch Delay input options.
Multi Mode Filter added to Reverb.
New LFO Speed Multiplier.
New LFO host sync option.
Tonalizer scales added.
Tonalizer rootnote option added.
New Guitar amp limiter.
Pan modes in Spectralizer.
New Sync options for several FX.
MIDI out option.
Turnado for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for only 99 EUR/$119 USD until July 31st, 2012 (regular 139 EUR/$179 USD).
Boss has announced it is now shipping its VE-5 Vocal Performer compact FX processor and looper for vocalists.
The VE-5 compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists.
Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the VE-5 is perfect for singers, rappers, beatboxers, webcasters, and anyone that wants to have fun with processing vocal sounds.
The VE-5 inherits high-quality effects from BOSS’ popular VE-20 Vocal Performer pedal, including reverb, delay, double/harmony, and dynamics processing. Also onboard is real-time pitch correction and special effects processing via the TONE/SFX category. A built-in phrase looper lets users capture vocal performances with effects and loop them on the fly for exciting real-time presentations.
VE-5 Vocal Performer features
Easy one-touch operation.
Six types of high-quality vocal effects inherited from the VE-20 – Reverb, Delay, Double/Harmony, Dynamics, Pitch Correct, and Tone/SFX.
Phrase Looper adds impact to real-time vocal performances, including harmonizing and layered beatboxing.
Favorite Sound function provides immediate access to preferred sounds.
Ideal for live performance, as well as tabletop setups; mic-stand mount included.
Internal microphone for instant gratification.
Aux input for blending external music.
Battery operation for street performance (AC adapter sold separately).
The VE-5 is now available to purchase for $279 USD / 249 EUR.
Nicolas Lacoumette has announced Cycler Looper, a software that provides musicians with a simple yet extremely powerful set of looping tools.
Created to support all aspects of sound performances (playback, looping, remixing), it can be learned in one hour, and does not require expertise in digital audio.
Nicolas Lacoumette, a musician who designed award-winning audio software like the GURU rhythm system and the Krishna synthesizer, is behind this bold new product.
Cycler Looper excels by providing musicians with an extraordinary sense of freedom, far surpassing other computer-based solutions. Users create their own personalized loop station (like a turbocharged RC-50), with clear, engaging on-screen visual feedback.
Cycler Looper main features
Quick learning curve.
Reliable and stable (Cycler Looper is a closed system, like Reason).
Vox has announced the Lil’ Looper, a looper multi-effect pedal.
Combining two independent loops with a dozen onboard effects, the VOX Lil’ Looper shares many of the winning features of the VOX Dynamic Looper.
The easy-to-use design, solid footswitches, versatile effects, and layering loops are ideal for guitarists who want to break new ground in looped performances or who seeks new expressive power. Lil’ Looper offers the additional convenience of being compact, lightweight, and battery operated. A balanced Mic input allows any mic’ed instrument – or even a vocalist – to enjoy the sonic power of the Lil’ Looper right away!
Lil’ Looper features
Intuitive dual pedal design.
Record for a total of 90 seconds on two independent loops.
Overdubbing with Undo/Redo.
Add infinite layers with SOS recording capabilities.
Creates phrases that automatically loop on the beat
Sync two loops to the same tempo
Pedal: Comp, Crunch, Overdrive, Distortion
Modulation: Chorus, Phaser, Mod Delay; Stutter
Simulation: Acoustic, Bass, Radio, Pitch
Built-in metronome/rhythm guide.
Headphone output with metronome only mode.
Switch between Guitar input & Balanced Mic (1/4″) input.
Battery power (AA x 6) or optional AC power adapter.
Optional VFS2 can turn effects on/off, stops loops, or erase a phrase.