I’m happy to tell you that IK Multimedia has announced its GrooveMaker range of remixing apps for the iPad. Usually I’m not so overboard with praise for things, but these Apps are ‘da bomb’ for those of you into ‘casual productivity’ – that is, playing with Apps, but having something to show for your efforts at the end of it!
Groovemaker for the iPhone has been insanely popular (and with good reason I think) – they cleverly seeded the market with a free app, and since then have racked up 600K downloads across their free and paid apps. There are now 11 apps in the family, and each one is awesome!
GrooveMaker for the new iPad offers the same smart features and streamlined workflow as the iPhone/iPod version for making music with loops, but also takes advantage of the new larger multi-touch surface to provide enhanced operation with an integrated, advanced controller.
Also, [there is] even more control when working with loops, providing a new level of creative flexibility. Users can now switch “snapped” grooves with a single touch, plus control the number of loops that are automatically combined during a random mix. GrooveMaker iPad is the perfect addition to a DJ set, providing unlimited creative flexibility in live remixing and DJ applications.
There are 4 packs for the iPad available now:
- Free (a 120-loop pack with a mix of House and Hip-Hop)
- D’n’B (Drum & Bass)
GrooveMaker House, Hip-Hop and D’n’B contain over 300 loops each and are only $9.99/€7.99/£5.99 from the iTunes App Store.
Groovemaker Apps ($9.99/€7.99/£5.99) [iTunes link]