Looperverse by Retronymns: AB, Link etc

edited March 30 in General

Here we go with another looper https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1169664121

AB IAA, Link

Bit of an unfortunate title. Read differently it could be a very different app ;)

Features:
- Advanced 16 track loop recorder
- Time stretching and pitch shifting for scenes, tracks, and segments
- Delay and reverb send effects
- Built in mixer with pan, gain, mute, and solo
- Advanced waveform editing
- Snap to grid or transient for extensive editing
- Advanced time signature support for every musical style
- Tap tempo
- Stem export for DAWs
- Reverse songs or musical segments in real time while recording or playing back
- Extensive undo/redo
- Audio trigger record
- Play scene with keyboard
- IAA, Audiobus and Ableton Link support
- MIDI and MIDI learn support
- AudioCopy and AudioPaste support

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  • Does sound quite good, time stretching and pitch shifting with Link, stem export etc
    If Gadget had time stretching I think I wouldn't be that interested but....

  • @Carnbot said:
    Bit of an unfortunate title. Read differently it could be a very different app ;)

    Nice catch! Just needs an intercap.

  • The link to retronyms from the AppStore take you to the Hook page, not sure how to find out about the pedal, no info about Looperverse yet on their site?

  • Wow...a retronyms app with Audiobus...

  • lol! Does it make brown sounds?

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    :smile:

  • This Link might work better
    Looperverse – Multitrack Loop Recorder by Retronyms Inc
    https://appsto.re/gb/5H6Tfb.i

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    Any way to export anything?

  • Full stem export. AB. Link.
    No monthslong windup from a Retronyms pal visiting the forums.
    When is April Fool's again?

  • Why does this look so good? What's the catch? Ten bucks? Inclined to dive in almost.

  • @Carnbot said:
    This Link might work better
    Looperverse – Multitrack Loop Recorder by Retronyms Inc
    https://appsto.re/gb/5H6Tfb.i

    Thanks! Same thing:
    This AppStore listing for Looperverse, with a link to "Developer Website" takes you to the Retronyms main page, with Hook, iMPC pro and Wedge, nothing about today's release...it's cool, the link from Looperverse on the AppStore to their new app page must not be sorted yet.

    Going to their main page directly does the same thing, no Looperverse...and their blogs last entry is from the 16th when iMPC pro for android went live...

  • @Tritonman said:
    Why does this look so good? What's the catch? Ten bucks? Inclined to dive in almost.

    Waiting for the "gotcha"....

  • @Littlewoodg said:

    @Carnbot said:
    This Link might work better
    Looperverse – Multitrack Loop Recorder by Retronyms Inc
    https://appsto.re/gb/5H6Tfb.i

    Thanks! Same thing:
    This AppStore listing for Looperverse, with a link to "Developer Website" takes you to the Retronyms main page, with Hook, iMPC pro and Wedge, nothing about today's release...it's cool, the link from Looperverse on the AppStore to their new app page must not be sorted yet.

    Going to their main page directly does the same thing, no Looperverse...and their blogs last entry is from the 16th when iMPC pro for android went live...

    Yah weird, maybe they submitted it to Apple and they released it earlier than expected?

  • Wohoo, it seems to have input-monitoring ;)

  • Yes it's very tempting, seem like it could be a great Gadget companion...would like some more videos etc.

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    The crazy thing is: if it exports stems, that means you could export stems to AudioShare. Which is another way of saying "not Audiocopy."* Where are those awesome tutorial videos these guys usually do?

    *unless you want it, I guess.

  • Wonder if the 'Play Scene with Keyboard' is polyphonic? (It could make for a nice fast keyboard sampler).

  • Look forward to someone plunging :)

    @Carnbot amazing about the name. You have to think they decided all publicity's good publicity I guess...

  • I wanna buy this, but waiting for the brave guinea who will take the plunge and report back. Retronyms scares me. But integrated loop pedal is muy bueno

  • @JohnnyGoodyear said:
    Look forward to someone plunging :)

    @Carnbot amazing about the name. You have to think they decided all publicity's good publicity I guess...

    @JohnnyGoodyear said:
    Look forward to someone plunging :)

    @Carnbot amazing about the name. You have to think they decided all publicity's good publicity I guess...

    Ha, yes :) Who'll take the plunge first?

  • If it has iCloudDrive/DocumentPicker support for Import & Export it could be worth some time...

  • About to hit purchase button...wish me luck

  • For the readers amongst us:

    (In a few parts because of length):

    1

    Welcome To Looperverse
    What is Looperverse? It’s the world’s fastest multi-track recorder, an inspiration-capturing app for iPad that lets you record up to 16 Tracks of audio at lightning speed in a simple, direct way.

    However, that’s only the beginning.

    Once you’ve recorded audio, you can instantly time stretch/time compress it in real time, cut, duplicate, pitch shift and add effects via the built-in Mixer. You can bounce Tracks into a stereo mixdown, export them as stems or .zip files, and upload them to SoundCloud.

    Looperverse is the multi-track recorder you’ve always wanted; always instantly available and easy to use, not to mention a lot of fun!

    The Looperverse Design Philosophy
    Looperverse is the product of our long experience with music software and hardware, and to some degree, our frustration with much of it. Computer music has come a long way over the past 30 years, but it’s surprising how often one is still confronted with overcomplicated, unintuitive interfaces impede creativity rather than help encourage and/or capture it.

    Looperverse is the opposite of all that.

    The app is designed around one simple idea:

    You can immediately record up to 16 Tracks worth of ideas as quickly as you can sing/play them, and then instantly stretch, pitch, edit and mix them as you like, all on one clearly-laid-out screen.

    No need to create Tracks or wade through a complex setup process. Just record, immediately!

    Once you’ve got your idea the way you want it, you can easily export it as audio stems to your favorite DAW for further additions and fine-grained editing and mixing.

    The Looperverse Window layout
    Looperverse’s interface presents you with everything you need to record, edit and manipulate audio on one screen, which means you can stay focused on your musical or sonic idea without having to worry about switching pages in a complicated interface.

    Tap the question mark icon at the upper right of the window to see an annotated explanation of the Looperverse window’s various parts and controls.

    Scenes, Tracks and Clips
    Looperverse "sessions" are called Scenes. Only one Scene can be open at a time. Individual audio recordings you make are known as Clips. These are recorded (or imported) onto any of the 16 available Tracks.

    The Transport
    At the upper center of the screen you will find three large icons for Stop, Play and Record. These are the main Transport controls for Looperverse, and control playback and recording (subject to a few other parameter settings, covered below.)

    The Counter
    To the left of the Transport is Looperverse’s Counter display, which shows the current time position in either Bars:Beats:Ticks or Hours:Minutes:Seconds formats. Tap this display to toggle between these two formats.

    Time Signature
    Though its default is 4/4 time, Looperverse supports a variety of musical time signatures. The Time Signature display is found directly to the right of the bpm label – Just tap the time signature to bring up a popup menu and tap the one you want to use for the current Scene.

    Metering
    Looperverse has Input and Output meters, one above the other, that show the current input level and output level at all times. These are found to the right of the Time Signature display.

    You will notice that only the Output meter doubles an adjustable slider; This controls the Master Output Level for the whole Scene. There is no similar Input Level slider on the upper meter (unless you’re using Audio-Triggered Record, see below), because the iPad has no actual built-in hardware audio input level control. You should therefore adjust input levels on your audio interface, if you have one. Note that if your input signal to Looperverse is too “hot” and is overloading, the Input Meter display will flash red. If you’re using Audio-Triggered Record mode (see below), you will notice a slider appear on top of the Input Meter, showing your current threshold setting.

    Preferences
    To the right of the Meters is the “gear” icon, where you’ll find Looperverse’s various user settings, called Preferences. Tap it and you’ll see a list of all available user settings. Here they are in detail:

    Audio Triggered Record (ATR)
    This is for when you want Looperverse to only begin a recording when you actually start singing, playing or otherwise making noise. There are two ways to access this feature; Either via this switch, or by holding down Stop and then pressing Record in the Transport. The Record button will flash red, indicating that Looperverse is in Record Ready mode and is waiting for audio input.

    You can set the threshold for triggering Record via the Input meter, which you will notice has now magically turned into a slider. This is your ATR Threshold control; Just set it high enough that Record won’t be accidentally triggered by unwanted instrument or room noise, but low enough that your first note or sound will start the recording.

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    Mute During Record
    This mutes Looperverse’s audio output while you’re in Record, for situations where you don’t have headphones/earbuds and want to avoid the iPad’s speaker output bleeding into its built-in mic (or you just want to record “silently”.)

    Input Monitor
    This enables/disables software input monitoring, so you can hear your instrument or microphone through Looperverse while you record. If your audio setup provides for separate monitoring, there’s no reason you can’t use it and just leave this option off. However, it’s extremely useful for most situations where there is no secondary monitoring system, e.g. you just want to plug right into the iPad, hear yourself “live” right away, and start recording.

    IO Buffer Size
    This is where you determine Looperverse’s audio buffer size. Smaller sizes will result in less throughput latency (the slight processing delay between when you play or sing, and when you actually hear it come out of your headphones/speakers), and thus this should be set as low as you can without hearing any audio dropouts or glitches. However, smaller buffer sizes place more computational demands on your iPad’s processor, so the best setting here will depend largely on the speed of your iPad’s CPU, as well as that of your audio interface (for some tips and recommendations on audio interfaces, see the Audio Interfaces section.)

    Delay Time
    This is where you set the Delay Time for Looperverse’s Delay send effect (found in the Mixer, see the Mixer section for details.) Delay Time is specified in musical values; Just tap the one you want in the list.

    Delay Feedback
    This controls the amount of recirculation (feedback) of the original signal into the delay line, or how long the delays will take to die out.

    Delay to Reverb
    This sends the Delayed signal into Looperverse’s Reverb, which is the other send effect in the Mixer. Use this when you want very ambient, spacy effects.

    Reverb Settings
    Here you’ll find the parameter controls for Looperverse’s Reverb, the second send effect in the Mixer. There are adjustments for Pre-Delay, Reverb Time, Damping and Size, as well as High- and Low-Pass Filters.

    Tool Bar
    This will show or hide the Looperverse Toolbar, which is an alternative, convenient way to access the Clip Modifier tools that normally pop up when you tap any Clip. This is intended for those users who come from computer/DAW backgrounds, where onscreen toolbars are commonplace. It’s completely movable, making it easy to access the tools instantly, wherever you’re working on the screen, by positioning the Tool Bar close at hand. Just drag its “handles” (vertical lines) on either end to move it.

    OSC Settings
    This is where you can make all relevant OSC settings to connect Looperverse to other OSC-capable software or hardware systems. Looperverse allows a wide range of its functions to be controlled remotely via OSC, and will conversely send out OSC control data for those functions when their controls are moved in Looperverse itself, if desired. For more information on OSC, see the “What is OSC?” section.

    MIDI Settings
    This is Looperverse’s MIDI setup window. Here you can globally enable or disable all MIDI functionality in Looperverse, turn Omni Mode on or off, select Looperverse’s MIDI Channel, set the MIDI Varispeed Range and choose the desired hardware MIDI In and Out ports (if your interface has them.)

    Built-in Help
    At the extreme upper right corner is the Help icon (the question mark.) Tap this to see a condensed version of this manual as help text.

    Files and Sharing
    The word “Scene” with its accompanying downward arrow at the upper left of the Looperverse window is where you’ll find the Files and Sharing menu. Here you can perform the various file-related tasks that you’ll need as you work with Looperverse.

    Here are the available Files and Sharing commands:

    Open Scene presents you with a list of all available Scenes currently present on your iPad (if any.) Tap the one you want to open it; The Files and Sharing window will stay open in the foreground until you dismiss it.
    New Scene will create a blank Scene you can use as a starting point for your musical ideas. There will be no fixed length or Tempo; these will be established by the length of your first recording.
    Save Scene will prompt you to give your Scene a name, and then save it. If a Scene with the same name already exists on your iPad, you will be asked whether you want to overwrite it or not.
    Archive Scene creates a .zip archive of all the files contained in a Looperverse Scene, including the small Scene file itself and all relevant audio files. This makes it easy to share your work with other Looperverse users, as .zip archives are smaller and more convenient to share via email/IM or whatever cloud-based service you wish.
    Import Audio File allows you to import your own audio files (in various commonly-used file formats) into Looperverse for use in Scenes. Currently, you can import .wav, .aiff and .mp3 files.
    Export Audio File and AudioCopy: Export a mixdown of the entire Scene in its current state, and AudioCopy it. as a single mono or stereo audio file (depending on whether there’s any stereo material in the Scene.) This is good for quickly creating a reference mix of an idea in rough form, so you can share it with others.
    Export As Stems is ideal for sharing a Looperverse Scene with one or more collaborators in multi-track form. It will export a .zip archive containing a mono or stereo file for each existing Looperverse Track. If the actual audio Clips in a particular Track or Tracks don’t start at 1.1.0 (the beginning of the Scene), Looperverse will automatically create empty space in the resulting audio file for that Track in the archive, between 1.1.0 and wherever the actual Clip(s) on the Track begin. This way, all the person receiving the .zip archive has to do is place all the included .wav files into their DAW of choice so that they all start at the exact same spot, and everything will line up as it was in the original Looperverse Scene.
    Bounce In Place will create a stereo mixdown (if appropriate) of all currently active/unmuted Tracks in the current Scene, replacing them with itself. This is intended for situations where, for example, you have used most or all of the 16 Tracks to construct the basis of a song or musical idea to your satisfaction, and you now wish to develop it further.
    This command will effectively free up all but one of Looperverse’s 16 Tracks, so that you can continue adding more material. Although this is completely Undoable/Redoable, it is advisable to save your work when you have things the way you want them (this is of course true of computers generally!), before executing the Bounce.
    Basic Recording in Looperverse
    Just hit Record to start recording.

    Recordings in Looperverse are called Clips. They represent the actual 16-bit, 44.1kHz .wav files that the app create on your iPad every time you record.

    You'll see your audio Clip’s waveform drawn on the current Track as you record.

    When you're done, hit Record again, or hit Play to exit Record mode and immediately start looping playback. The length of your first recording defines the current length of the Scene.

    You can hit Stop at any time to stop recording or playback.

    To record more stuff, just hit Record again. Your new recordings will automatically go to the next empty Track (unless you’re in Insert or Overdub Record, see below.)

    If there are no empty Tracks, they'll go to Track 16.

    Insert and Overdub Record
    There are two other ways to Record in Looperverse, Insert and Overdub.

    Insert Record mode lets you choose to “punch in” over existing material on a specific Track. Any time you go into Record when in Insert Record mode, whatever is already recorded on the current Track will be replaced by whatever you’re currently recording. To initiate Insert Record, just touch the red “LED” next to your desired Track’s number – it’ll illuminate, indicating that you’re now in Insert Record mode.

    If you want to merge new material with previously-recorded material on a specific Track (Overdub), hold a finger on that Track’s LED until you a red circle appear around it, indicating you’re in Overdub Record mode (this works like traditional “sound-on-sound” looping, which evolved from the use of analog and digital delay lines for this purpose, back in the olden days.)

    The next time you exit Record after Overdub recording, all the material on your newly-overdubbed Track will be merged into a single Clip.

    One last thing about recording:

    Sooner or later, everyone who records audio regularly will experience the situation where they played/sang/heard something fantastic, but didn’t have their recording device in Record at the time.

    We’ve been through this ourselves, so we built a solution into Looperverse:

    The Capture Buffer.

    Think of it as an audio “life preserver”, always there in the background, ready to save your brilliant ideas or performances that somehow didn’t get recorded.

    The Capture Buffer is always recording, and if you invoke it, you’ll see the last ten seconds of audio input to Looperverse show up on a Track out of nowhere, as it by magic.

    Invoke this feature by holding down Stop, then additionally holding down Play and Record.

    The Loop Bar
    The blue bar above the Tracks is called the Loop Bar. It determines the loop length of the Scene.

    Drag the black arrows at either end of the Loop Bar (or in the empty space outside either end, if any) to adjust the Scene loop start and end points. If the Ruler length is shorter than the entire Scene, you can drag it in the middle to move the looping area around inside the Scene without changing its length. Touch it for 2 seconds to set it to maximum length (the whole Scene will loop.)

    Note that you can make the Loop Bar length very tiny by dragging the Start and End points right up against each other. This will result in some interesting pseudo-granular playback effects. If you do this, you can move the now-tiny Loop Bar around in the Scene by dragging in the black space to the left or right of it – you can literally “push it around” the Scene.

    You can also drag the ruler and/or its boundaries in quantized steps, according to the current Grid value, if Grid is on (see Grid section below.)

    Changing the length of a Scene
    By default, the length of the first recording in a Scene defines the Scene length.

    Additionally, there are two controls that let you extend or shorten the overall Scene length: Multiply and Crop.

    Multiply doubles the length of the Scene. Keep in mind that due to memory considerations, there is a limit to the number of times you can use Multiply, depending on how many Clips are in your Scene.

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    Crop trims the Scene to fit the length of the Ruler.

    This is handy for trimming excess/unwanted audio before and after the Ruler boundaries. Just set the Ruler so that the Scene loops the way you want, then hit Crop. Any material outside the Ruler boundaries will be removed, and the Ruler boundaries will now contain the entire Scene.

    Tip: You can also use the Multiply button to extend the length of the Scene without actually copying the existing Clips; just hold Multiply for 1 second. You will notice that you’ve doubled the length of the Scene, just like a normal Multiply operation, but instead of Clip copies, you now have blank space after the existing Clips that you can fill as you desire.

    Note that this also works well for situations where you want to start with a blank Scene but have a predetermined Tempo and number of bars to record into. To do this, just hold down Clear for a second (see Super Clear, below), then hit Multiply as many times as you’d like blank bars in your Scene. You can then tap the Tempo display to set the Scene Tempo you’ll be recording at.

    Undo/Redo
    Everything you do in Looperverse can be Undone and Redone. There are several layers of Undo/Redo available, and these include all operations, even things like Tempo changes, Clear, etc. So if you make a mistake, don’t worry – Just use Undo and Redo as needed.

    Clearing a Scene
    If you want to erase everything and start over, just hit Clear.

    Clear erases all Clips on all Tracks, but keeps the current Tempo setting. If you hit Clear a second time (or hold a finger on Clear for 1 second or more), you will erase the current Tempo and Looperverse will inherit its Tempo from the length of the next Recording. This is called Super Clear.

    Keep in mind that you don’t actually have to pay any attention to Looperverse’s Tempo setting if you’re not doing music that has a regular tempo – You can just ignore it.

    Tempo and Metronome
    You can set Looperverse’s Tempo setting a few different ways:

    By tapping the 3-digit numerical field to the left of the “bpm” label at the top middle of the screen and entering your desired Tempo in the popup keyboard, or

    By repeatedly tapping the Tap Tempo button (the big Metronome icon to the right of the Record button) at the desired tempo, three or four times.

    If you have a totally empty Scene (e.g. you just hit Clear twice), you will notice that the numerical Tempo field has changed to “---“, meaning that there is no current tempo. This means that your next recording will determine Looperverse’s Tempo and Scene length.

    A third way to enter a new tempo is to send Looperverse the appropriate MIDI Tap Tempo commands a few times in succession, at the desired tempo (see the MIDI section for details) at any time.

    Upon any Tempo change, Looperverse will automatically time-stretch or time-compress all current Clips to fit the new Tempo, in real time, without changing their pitch (unless Master Tempo and Pitch are Linked – see below.)

    Note that Tempo can also be smoothly and continuously adjusted either via the Master Pitch & Tempo window – explained in the next section - or via MIDI (see MIDI section of this manual for details.)

    Master Pitch & Tempo popup window
    Looperverse provides global control over the Pitch and Tempo of the entire Scene in a simple window, which also features the powerful ability to unlink pitch and time, if you wish.

    This is done via the Master Pitch & Tempo popup - Just tap the “BPM” label to bring up the window.

    You will see two big sliders for Tempo and Pitch, with a link icon (consisting of two small circles) between them. This is where you can adjust the global Pitch and Tempo for the whole Scene. Just drag the sliders up and down to make changes.

    Normally, dragging the sliders moves in coarse increments (whole BPM for Tempo and semitones for Pitch), but you can also make fine adjustments. Just put down a second finger after you start dragging either slider, and you will see the slider movements switch to fine increments: tenths of a BPM for Tempo and cents for Pitch.

    You can even drag both sliders independently at the same time; If you want to make fine adjustments while doing this, put down a third finger while doing so, and presto! Simultaneous, independent fine Pitch and Tempo adjustment.

    Linking/Unlinking Pitch and Tempo
    By default, the Master Pitch and Tempo sliders in Looperverse will be unlinked (the Link icon will be green and have a slash through it.) If you tap the Link icon, they will become blue and the slash will vanish, indicating that Pitch and Tempo are now linked. Any changes you then make to either slider will also affect the other one, proportionally.

    This is useful for classic sampler or tape-style “varispeed” functionality; The whole Scene (all Clips) will both speed up/increase in pitch or slow down/decrease in pitch as you raise or lower either slider.

    The Metronome
    Also found in the Master Pitch & Tempo popup are the Metronome settings. There are three distinct types of Metronome sound styles available (Pop, MPC and Tic), a Metronome volume control and count-in settings (Off, 1, 2 or 4 bars.)

    Turning the Metronome on or off is easy – just hold down the Tap Tempo button for one second. You’ll see it turn green, indicating that it’s now on. Repeat this to turn it off again (Note that this cannot be done while the Master Pitch & Tempo popup is open.)

    Reverse
    In between the Multiply and Clear buttons below the Ruler, you will see the Reverse Scene button (labeled Reverse, for short.) As you might expect, this flips the whole Scene around “backwards”, so that all Clips are reversed in terms of their audio data and start time. This is exactly like if you were recording onto analog tape and reversed the tape reel on the machine, as was done in the distant past. Note that all Looperverse commands are available after a Reverse (Looperverse doesn’t know or care that everything’s now “backwards”), so go ahead and record more material if you like, time stretch, edit, whatever you would normally do. A lot of fun can be had by Reversing a Scene, recording new material and then Reversing the Scene back (which is again exactly like “turning the tape around” in the analog domain.)

    Note that this is distinct from the Reverse tool in the Toolbar (which you will also see as one of the available popup options if you tap a Clip); the Reverse tool only affects the selected Clip, where Reverse Scene affects all Clips and the timeline of the Scene.

    Grid
    The Grid button will reveal Looperverse’s Grid, which will appear as an actual visual grid onscreen at the currently-selected musical value. You can choose this value by tapping the adjacent word Grid, and selecting the desired choice in the popup menu. Tap anywhere else onscreen to dismiss it.

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    Snap
    The Snap area contains three buttons that select between No Snap, Grid Snap and Transient Snap modes. These control the way you move Clips around the screen, as well as the behavior of the Loop Bar and the Crop, Cut and Stretch Modifiers.

    If No Snap is selected and you move a Clip or Clips, they will be left precisely where you place them with no constraints. If you use any of the above Modifiers, they will move freely across Clips, similarly unconstrained.

    If Snap is set to Grid, Clip movements will snap to the current Grid value, as will Modifier gestures.

    If Snap is set to Transient, Clip movements will be the same as with Snap Off mode, but the Modifier tools will snap to transients that Looperverse has detected within the current Clip. This is to help make it easy to Cut or Trim Clips precisely on transient events like drum hits or percussive guitar notes/chords, without a lot of frustrating, precise movements. It also helps when slicing up drum loops/performances to isolate, rearrange or modify individual hits.

    Quantize Transport
    This button will ensure that all your Stop, Play and Record presses will happen on the next Grid unit if Looperverse is currently in Play or Record. This makes it easy to drop in and out of Record (via Stop or Play) right on the beat. The only exception to this is if you’re already in Play and hit Play again – In this situation, further Play commands will be unquantized. This is so that you can do rhythmic Play effects “by hand” if you wish.

    Note that this command is not to be confused with conventional quantize functions – Quantize Transport has no effect on your recordings.

    The Clip Modifiers
    Looperverse lets you record as fast as you like, building up complex ideas very quickly. However, the real fun starts when you begin to play around with Looperverse’s Clip Modifier tools. These let you perform commonly-used editing operations like Cut (which is called Split in Looperverse), Delete, Copy and Reverse. However, you can also do real-time Pitch Shift, Gain Change and Time Stretch/Compress on a per-Clip basis, as well as copy the current Clip into AudioCopy.

    Tap once on any Clip to bring up the Modifier popup (if you’re using the Toolbar, note that these are the exact same tools; The only difference is how you’re accessing them.)

    The Modifiers also include the six dots that you’ll see appear around the Clip’s edge. They allow you to Stretch (Time Stretch), Crop or adjust the Gain of a Clip by dragging the dots themselves left and right (for Crop and Stretch) or up and down (for Pitch and Gain.) When you start to drag a dot, its parameter name will be displayed, along with its current value as you drag. Note that when you adjust the Gain and Pitch dots, you can use one finger for coarse adjustments (Semitones and dB) or two fingers for fine adjustments (Cents or tenths of a dB.)

    The Mixer
    Looperverse features a 16-channel Mixer with per-Track Volume and Pan knobs, as well as Reverb and Delay effects send knobs for each of the 16 Tracks. There are also the familiar, self-explanatory Mute and Solo buttons for each Track.

    You can resize the Mixer horizontally to show as much or as little of it as you need at any given time by dragging any of the vertical, dark grey “handles” to the left of the M and S buttons.

    Drag the handles left or right to smoothly show or hide the Mixer.

    MIDI
    Looperverse supports MIDI control of a variety of its onscreen functions, via either MIDI Program Change or Control Change messages.

    The Looperverse Pedal is a wireless stomp pedal designed to work withi Looperverse. To use other MIDI controllers in Looperverse, connect a class-compliant USB midi device using Wej or a USB adapter. Devices that support Apples Bluetooth Midi Standard are also supported.

    MIDI Learn
    Looperverse allows you to assign MIDI Continuous Control messages of your choice to specific, commonly-used onscreen controls.

    These include Stop, Play, Record, Tap Tempo, Crop, Multiply, Reverse, Clear, Undo and Redo.

    The MIDI Learn button can be found in the Preferences menu (“Gear” icon.) Just activate it, and you’ll see blue boxes appear over the controls which can be learned. Tap the one you want to learn, then send Looperverse a single MIDI CC message of the type you want to assign to that control (make sure the MIDI port you’ve connected your MIDI controller to is active – see “MIDI” section above.) Tap another control to repeat the process with a different CC message, or tap anywhere else onscreen to exit MIDI Learn. Note that the data byte value of the CC message doesn’t matter; Looperverse only looks at the actual Continuous Controller number.

    In addition to the controls listed above, there are a few others that are hard-coded to specific MIDI CC messages:

    Revert to Original Scene Tempo: CC #113

    Clear Varispeed: CC #115

    ATR Mode On/Off: CC #119 (QQQ need to add remaining commands here)

    Credits:
    Program concept, design and documentation: Peter Freeman

    UI: Peter Freeman, David Zicarelli

    Original programmer: jhno

    Time/Pitch implementation and design consulting: Mark Jeffery

    Development, UI revisions: Retronyms Inc. Dan Walton, John-Paul Walton, Locky Casey

    Additional MIDI programming: Peter Freeman

    Additional Development Support: David Zicarelli

    Beta testers: Peter Freeman, Knox Chandler, Dino J.A. Deane, Darwin Grosse.

    QA: Retronyms Inc. Eric Mueller

    Shout-outs: David Z, Tom Z, Knox, Dino, Don Peebles, Charlie Clouser, David Torn and Jamie Muhoberac for valuable input, RME for their most bodacious Class Compliant interfaces.

  • @Love3quency said:
    About to hit purchase button...wish me luck

    Good luck :) looking forward to your early review etc

  • If it all works as described I can't see myself on this fence for long....

  • This looks like a killer looping app. I rely mostly on hardware for this porpoise but am dolphinately eyeballing this app and hardware combo to add to my rig.. anybody know anything about when the hardware comes out?

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