Infinite Looper 2.3 -- Twitter integration, and a loop recorder
Folks -- update to Infinite Looper (and Aleph, of course). The feature most people will probably use is a loop record mode -- set the app looping, and then you can play to your hearts content, jamming over whatever is going on in the background. The playing gets recorded into a series of individual loops (sort of like "takes" for those who use Logic Pro). Pick the take that captures whatever you want to capture, and then you can insert it into the loops on the main interface (it goes into the first open spot on the track that you're playing with). Dan from MIDI Designer calls it a look-ahead looper, and he was the catalyst behind it. The idea is that you just let the tape run, and go back to grab the good bits.
A second thing that's in is integration with Twitter. Seriously. There are a lot of killer loops, with a handful of notes. And with a little bit of trickery, you can get them to fit into 140 characters or less. Which is what I did for this version. You can Tweet small loops, or import loops that other folks have tweeted. I have no idea if people will use it or not, but once the idea popped into my head, I couldn't not do it! (And more will be coming in this direction. A mode where the app will catch things that are posted on Twitter, and spontaneously change -- sort of a crowd sourced music generator. Plus, there's speech synthesis in iOS. Siri can beat box already. So mentally prepare yourself for Infinite Looper vocals. I don't think anyone really wants this. But it's such a bad idea, I sort of feel obligated to carry it through.).
Here's a quick vid with Twitter import and export. I used the iPhone, just so that it's a bit easier to see what's on screen. Aleph is on sale for a buck right now -- most Twitter folks seem to be iPhone-centric, so I'm hoping to catch a slice of that market!