LoopMash — Appsolutely Addictive!
LoopMash is an innovative virtual instrument that presents you with a new way to blend simultaneously up to four two-bar loops together by juggling similar elements across looped beats and tunes. Now ported to the iOS platform, this sizzling hot instrument lets you choose from over 40 presets and 250 included loops ranging all the way from ethno to disco.
Based on a technology introduced by Yamaha, LoopMash is a stripped-down version of the popular LoopMash virtual instrument featured in Cubase 6. Quality content, intuitive control and 3-D navigation for effortless page browsing make this app a must-have for party-goers, music aficionados and pretty much everyone in between.
- More than 250 addictive audio loops included
- Over 40 presets to get you started right away
- Intuitive 3-D swipe-page navigation
- Load and play with up to 4 loops per scene
- 8 scenes available per preset
- 4 studio-grade effects for more sound control
Crank up the mash-up
Load high-quality audio loops into your four tracks and start mashing up tunes to your heart’s content! With over 250 finest audio loops, we’ve got you covered, no matter what styles you want to blend together. The loop browsing works intuitively and allows you to listen in on the loops before you select one. Move the Track Similarity Gain faders of the slave tracks until you find the right groove. Then, pull up the Similarity Threshold to limit the amount of slices to be played. Play around with the Similarity Gains yet again to change the kaleidoscope of sounds. All this, of course, with multi-touch support!
The Mix page features a straightforward mixer to easily adjust the volume of the individual tracks. Spice up your performance with the included studio-grade ffects: Lowpass Filter and Hipass Filter, Flangerand Phaser. All the dance floor classic effects are here to make your music sound even gnarlier!
New in Version 1.2: Record and Export
The 1.2 update update lets you record and export your mashup. When LoopMash is running, simply tap the red button on the upper right-hand corner of the app to start recording. Tap the button again to stop recording. Once you've stopped you are prompted to give your creation a name. All your recorded WAV files are stored in the iTunes Share folder of LoopMash.
Important: this update requires iOS 5.1. If you don't have iOS 5.1 installed on your device, don't install this update as it won't work.
If you need support for LoopMash, please visit the official support forum.
Play your stuff
LoopMash ships with over 40 factory presets to get you started immediately. The preset management is really easy to use: each preset can store up to eight scenes, and each scene can contain different loops, effects, similarity values, volumes, tempos and settings. Use the pads to save and trigger your scenes. And with an unlimited number of user presets, there are simply endless possibilities at your fingertips!
Welcome to the slice matrix
At the heart of LoopMash is the Slice Matrix page showing four tracks — each two bars long. Make any of the four tracks your master track and the other tracks will follow the assigned track. The Slice Matrix includes basic playback functions such as start/stop and tempo control. There’s also access to the help page in the upper left-hand corner. The Settings page provides powerful key controls for performance tweaks, such as Number of Voices, Selection Grid, Selection Offset and Staccato.
Swift 3-D page navigation
LoopMash features a new and intuitive form of navigating through the app’s pages. Not only is the slice matrix shown in a three-dimensional manner on the adjacent pages, but arrows are displayed on each page in order for you to swipe effortlessly from one page to another.
With this update you can even exchange your presets with friends. It’s so simple — just connect your iPhone or iPod to iTunes, click on the left menu on your device, and then click on the top menu on "Apps". Scroll down to the "Apps" section and select LoopMash. You will find all your presets on the right window. Click on "Save to..." to store your presets to your computer. If you want to load presets from a friend, simply click on the "Add..." button.
New in version 1.3: Audiobus support
Audiobus is an innovative iOS protocol that offers realtime audio streaming between multiple apps. Now, you can use LoopMash and record the audio output signal directly in Cubasis or other apps.
Before sending the audio signal to Cubasis, you can even route it to another app and use that app as an effect processor — there are plenty of possibilities!
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.
loopmash content sets
Upgrade your LoopMash library with content sets for even more greatsounding loops in your favorite music style. Each content set includes over 50 first-class audio loops that have been shaped by professional producers and chosen by some of the best ears in the industry.
The LoopMash Content Sets are exclusively available as In App purchases. After the download, the loops are instantly accessible and arranged in the loop browser, making it a breeze to find the right sound. Whether it is crowd-moving rock, vintage-flavored funk or deep and soulful hip-hop, the LoopMash Content Sets bring an inspiring collection of sounds right to your fingertips — a must-have for any LoopMash user!
Erran Baron Cohen
Erran Baron Cohen, producer, film score composer and founding member of ZOHAR, created this exclusive content set for your mashing addiction. Erran is best known for his scoring of the TV series Da Ali G Show and the movie sensations Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and Brüno from his brother Sacha. This VIP content set features premium loops from chill out and house over to bossa nova — all of them with a classy touch of world music.
For all those folks out there that are afraid to buy LoopMash, we give you LoopMash Free. LoopMash Free has the same features as the full version, but comes with limited content and does not offer the "Save Preset" functionality.
|Number of included loops||272||42|
|Number of included presets||51||10|
|Save preset feature||(available as add-on)|
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