IK Multimedia has announced the release of two new applications for the iPhone/iPod touch: GrooveMaker Electro and Drum ’n’ Bass (D’n’B). These complete the range of available GrooveMaker applications with two new style-based apps that allow anyone to create and share non-stop Electro and D’n’B tracks for DJing, remixing, multimedia and movie soundtrack compositions on the go, in real-time, just like a professional DJ or music producer.
For those of you that don’t know Groovemaker (can’t be many of you; I’ve mentioned it enough times!), it is ‘simply ace’- better than spending 10 mins playing a game, you can instead spend 10 mins knocking up a quality dance choon!
GrooveMaker allows for instantaneous control over 8 stereo loop tracks, making it possible to remix the included massive loop library of drums, bass, bass drums, lines, pads, percussion and effects. Its unique and patented randomization feature allows musicians to generate a vast number of remixes on the fly, with one touch, to produce millions of possible groove combinations.
Loops made in GrooveMaker can be manipulated in real-time (pan, volume, mute, solo, group and tempo) and grooves can be arranged easily by dragging and dropping to create full-length tracks. These tracks can then be saved, previewed and recalled on the iPhone/iPod touch devices or exported as hi-quality .WAV files to any computer using a Wi-Fi network.
The new Apps, Electro and Drum ‘n’ Bass, add the sorts of sounds you might expect from each genre – although a key differentiator is BPM rates per app – Electro is around the 85-135 mark, whereas DnB goes al out from 150-180!
The Apps are $9.99/€7.99/£5.99, and are on the App Store NOW!
If you get bored of them, there are another stack of genre versions, including House, Hip-Hop, Techno, Trance ($9.99 /€7.99 each) and Club ($4.99/€3.99) versions. Oh and there’s even a FREE version which is very good too!
Check out http://www.GrooveMaker.com for more information, video and audio demos.