BOSS has announced the RC-505 Loop Station, the newest addition to its industry-leading lineup of live looping devices.
The Boss RC-505, a unique and powerful live performance tool that’s perfect for next-generation loop artists.
Featuring five phrase tracks, onboard effects, rhythms, and a powerful tabletop design that can be easily operated with the hands, the RC-505 is ideally suited for next-generation loop artists such as beatboxers, singers, and club performers. In addition, the RC-505’s extensive MIDI control options and ability to import audio phrases via USB open up a wealth of creative opportunities for all musicians.
RC-505 Loop Station features
Tabletop Loop Station that can be operated with the hands, perfect for beatboxers, vocalists, and club performers.
Five simultaneous stereo phrase tracks, with dedicated controls and independent volume faders.
Wide range of Input FX and Track FX for processing loops, including DJ and sampler-style effects.
Independent play mode and tempo sync settings enable a flexible combination of track behaviors and advanced performance options.
99 phrase memories, each containing five phrase tracks, custom effects/playback settings, and more.
85 onboard rhythm patterns, including odd-measure beats.
External control via MIDI and optional footswitches or expression pedal.
USB for phrase import/export with computers; USB audio/MIDI functionality for integration with DAW software.
XLR mic input with phantom power, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and stereo AUX input.
Oscillicious has announced that its JamDeck organic music sketchpad is now available through the Mac App Store.
Turn your Mac into an instant jamming, live looping, musical brainstorming studio.
JamDeck is organic music production software for capturing brilliant ideas quickly. It takes a new approach to music creation on the Mac, that lets you sit down and jam just like you would with a real instrument.
With nearly zero setup and an easy to use live looper, JamDeck is always ready to capture and help you build on those moments of musical inspiration. By combining the feel of an instrument with an easy live looping workflow, creativity just flows.
To celebrate the launch at the Mac App Store, JamDeck for Mac is available to purchase at the special price of $19.99 USD until March 11th, 2013 (50% off regular).
Loomer has updated its Sequent effect plugin to version 1.3.3.
Sequent is a modular multi-effects unit, the ideal tool for mangling audio on stage or in the studio.
Changes in Sequent v1.3.3
(feature) Keyboard entry of rotary parameter values. Rotary controls can now be typed directly into by clicking on the text value below the control.
(improvement:Mac OS X) Installer and all installed components are now signed in compliance with Mac OS X 10.8′s Gatekeeper system.
(improvement:Linux) When using the JACK audio system in standalone mode, the JACK Transport now syncs Sequent’s tempo, start/stop status, and playhead location.
(improvement) Step response on the filter, distortion, pan, and delay module parameters has been significantly reduced to allow for tighter control of sequenced automation.
(improvement) Changing sequencer patterns via MIDI keyboard can no longer cause audio glitches when using a realtime audio driver.
(fix) The Master sequencer will now correctly follow a host’s PPQ position, and restart in response to a host’s transport restarting.
(fix:RTAS) Fix for the right-channel muting when bypassing in Pro Tools when used on a mono to stereo track.
(improvement) Significantly improved UI response speed; reduced CPU usage when parameters are automated whilst the UI is open.
(improvement:Windows) Removed C++ runtime libraries redistributable requirement for RTAS plug-ins. The installer no longer installs the C++ runtime library redistributable components when installing the RTAS plug-ins.
(improvement) Routing and sequencing windows are now lighter and clearer.
(improvement) Factory presets now use a compressed pattern format, which are significantly smaller, and so improves preset loading and search times.
Sequent for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for £49 GBP.
Loopr is a low latency loop recorder and player for iOS.
Compose, practice, jam along, or sample audio soudscapes easily. Created by long-time expert loopers, it is focused on ergonomy and simplicity via one-finger controls but also hands-free MIDI pedalboard compatibility.
Synchronizing drum machines and sequencers is easy via its precise MIDI out sync. Enhance your live performance using automatic multi-layer ‘fast’ or ‘one-shot’ recording modes.
Loops can be exported as independent files (including tempo and time signature information), for you to share the groove or use with most desktop audio production apps (e.g. Logic Studio, Garage Band, …).
Loopr is CoreMIDI and CoreAudio compatible and enables you to use most popular iOS compatible interfaces.
Low latency recording and playback, to catch it when it comes.
One hand, thumb optimized screen controls, to loop along everywhere.
Efficient MIDI pedalboard ergonomy for hands free control.
MIDI time code out tempo synchronization, for all the electronic play-alongs.
Transparent on-the-fly saving of sessions, to save without a pause.
Easy exportation of separate audio files including comprehensible text-formatted metadata.
Loopr is available to purchase for the introductory price of $2.99 USD until the December 1st, then 50% off the regular price of $7.99 USD for a limited time.
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.