Friday, July 17, 2015

Weekend Sale and Wej Progress

Weekend Pack Sale



Save 50% on Opolopo Electro Funk through Sunday, July 19.

Loopmasters are proud to present a fresh and exciting collection of inspirational Electronic samples which are drenched in  Electro Funk, Soul and Boogie - courtesy of Opolopo.

"With this sample pack I take the cue from my "Voltage Controlled Feelings" album and continue to explore and interpret  the origins of Electro-Funk and Boogie. Loads of juicy and fat synths, slapped bass, sparkling Rhodes and slamming drums. Mostly interchangeable four bar loops - some clean, some noisy and dirty - all hand crafted for your cutting and pasting pleasure!"

Wej Progress: Circuit Board



We got an exciting package in the mail today — the Wej circuit board! It's not quite the production version; we're using this for final debugging and programming as we close in on another milestone...



Weekend Tabletop Sale



75% off DEADBEAT through Sunday, July 19.

An expressive glitching surface that takes advantage of the accelerometer. Touch the screen to stutter and loop the beat while tilting the iPad in all directions to control repeat speed and filters. Drag your finger to control the mix and pitch! This one is perfect for performance as you create audiovisual fireworks. Drop the beat like never before! Exclusive to Tabletop — Grab it this weekend for a screaming deal.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

AudioCopy SDK 3

AudioCopy continues to be an essential utility on iOS — 80,000 active users per month copy, paste, record, and share sounds while the Compatible Apps list drives 13,800 downloads of music and audio apps every month.

On June 3rd, AudioCopy SDK 3 graduated from beta and was officially released. SDK 3 is a drop-in replacement to SDK 2 and includes new features and a revenue opportunity for app developers.

Sound Metadata
Sounds copied and pasted with AudioCopy can now include metadata. For example, Sounds from the AudioCopy Content Store include useful information such as total beats, tempo and transient marker locations. Apps can make use of this information and add their own if needed. Learn more.

Paste All Sounds
Known as “Multiple Paste” in the SDK. This allows users to paste entire directories of sounds with one tap. This has been a big workflow improvement for our apps and can be found in iMPC Pro. Developers can take advantage of this feature to speed up sound import. Learn more.


Content Store Affiliate Program
In early 2015, we launched a Content Store inside the standalone AudioCopy app. Since then it has grown as Akai Professional and Loopmasters have published nearly 100 royalty free Sound Packs with more to come.

The SDK itself remains a utility only. It doesn’t market Sound Packs or promote the Content Store. However, we want developers to be able participate when people buy Sound Packs and paste them into compatible apps. In the Affiliate Program, Developers earn a 10% commission on Sound Pack sales. The commission is assigned the first time a Sound Pack is pasted.

Participation is optional, and getting involved is as simple as including your affiliate token in your app release. Participating apps are not required to promote the Content Store.


Right now, we’re already tracking commission if you've included affiliate tokens in apps. We’re working on a update to the developer portal that displays earned credit, payment history, and allows developers to request payments. We hope to launch this within the next couple of weeks.




Go to retronyms.com/audiocopy/dev/ for more information and to get the SDK. Please email Dan with any feedback or questions: danwalton [at] retronyms.com.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

16 New Sound Packs Available Now!

Loopmasters adds 16 new Sound Packs!



Loopmasters just dropped a massive new set of Packs to the AudioCopy Content Store. Hundreds of royalty free sounds ready to use in your favorite iOS music production apps!

The new packs span several genres and styles — especially check out Nu Cumbia, which brings some fresh vibes to the Content Store



"...an exciting new sample collection straight from the heart of Latin America where heavily swung carnival rhythms merge with energetic club sounds to be played out in a psychedelic Dub arena!"

Genre-wide Sale!



To celebrate the release of the new Sound Packs, we're announcing the biggest sale ever for the Content Store! All Sound Packs in the "Trap" genre are on sale starting today! Get Trap Packs for 4.99 this week only. Sale ends Thursday, June 25.

Trap music combines rapid-fire snares with rolling 808 kicks, sub-bass and driving futuristic melodies. We could write more about it, but why don't you give it a listen on the Trap genre page? It's one of the most popular genres in the Content Store, so if you've been waiting to get your hands on some of the sounds, now's your chance!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Progress on Wej & schedule update

Last week we passed another big milestone on Wej. We finalized the circuit board layout, and we’re sending the board to the manufacturer (for those that are interested, you can download the eagle file for the layout and the schematic file). This means that we’ll have a final circuit board in hand soon to complete programming, testing and production.

Completing the layout is a big milestone! Dan marathons the final stages in this time-lapse.

Design update — more ports!
As we’ve finalized the electronics, we improved the design of Wej. The prototype we showed in the announcement video had two USB ports. You could use these for charging your iOS device or connecting a midi controller. The final version of Wej will have three USB ports. Two for USB MIDI, and one dedicated port for charging your iPad or iPhone. This makes Wej a more reliable base for controllers and iPad as you won’t have to choose between power and control. The case design is being refined as well.

Milestones and Estimated Ship Date
We’ve been making great progress on Wej, with 8 milestones completed. Here’s a look at the progress checklist:



Revisions to the electronics have taken a little longer than we planned, and we’re now predicting that we’ll be shipping Wej to pre-order customers in 3–5 Months. We’re working tirelessly to make Wej great, and we’ll keep you posted on our progress on the next 4 milestones.

Monday, June 8, 2015

WWDC Sale!

All Tabletop devices and bundles are 50% off during WWDC!



Everything on Tabletop is half off all week! This includes all the in-app purchasable devices and bundles. This is the biggest Tabletop sale we've ever done, so if you've been waiting to pick up a Tabletop device, now's a great time.

Monday, June 1, 2015

iMPC Pro 1.3. Sliced Loops and Time Stretching


Note: HOTFIX update for all CloudSeeder-enabled Apps
All CloudSeeder enabled apps (Tabletop, AudioCopy, iMPC, iMPC for iPhone and iMPC Pro) have an update that's available now. Download and install this update to get a critical fix that prevents a crash on launch due to a change in SoundCloud's API.

Free update to iMPC Pro adds Sliced Loops and Time Stretching!

The iPad beat production powerhouse by Akai Professional and Retronyms gets major new features. Version 1.3 adds support for Loop Slicing and Time Stretching. Also look for fixes to CloudSeeder and improved AudioCopy workflow.



Perform and Produce with Sliced Loops
iMPC Pro 1.3 supports time-stretchable loops on any Pads in your Programs. Drop a loop onto a Pad, and it will automatically match the tempo of your Sequence. Freely change pitch with 16 levels and note variation to perform with loops at different pitches and push it to the extreme for that killer ssstttrecching audio effect.

Loops from the Content Store are compatible, as is any .wav file with standard loop metadata (acidized). Plus create your own from any sample with the new improved Editor.


Sound Editor 1.3
In the updated Sound Editor, you’ll find a new tab. Next to trusty Trim and Chop to Pads is the brand new Slice Loop. Take any loop of audio, mark the beats, and your good to go with a sliced loop that will automatically match your Sequence tempo at any pitch! The choice is now yours — any sample can be Chopped to Pads or Loop Sliced. Plus open your favorite loops from the Content Store and chop them to pads in one tap.

Other fixes and improvements
Added "Paste All" — now you can paste entire folders from AudioCopy with one tap.
Fixed CloudSeeder "latest" feed.
Various bug fixes.
Improved integration with Content Store.

Tabletop Ready
Tabletop also gets some maintenance updates and compatibility with the slice loop format. Now you can slice loops and time stretch them to different tempos and pitches in the Tabletop Ready version of iMPC Pro. This version also adds compatibility with Loops from the Content Store. You can use sliced loops from purchased Content Packs inside Gridlock and iMPC Pro. Loops from Content Packs will automatically match the tempo of your Sessions.

iMPC The Honest Truth vol.9
In celebration of iMPC Pro 1.3, we proudly present iMPC The Honest Truth vol.9! A.K.A. the straight dope, it's a semi-regular collection of beats and songs from the iMPC Community. Curated by Baynbridge, this set has 30+ tracks posted straight from iMPC, iMPC for iPhone and iMPC Pro by talented producers and beat makers.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

"Debacle" Hackathon 2015 recap

Last week was Retronyms annual retreat/hackathon, affectionately referred to as the "Debacle". We made lots of great progress on AudioCopy, iMPC Pro, Wej, and more. Here's some highlights from youtube:

JP was making samples for a new AudioCopy Store Sound Pack... using AudioCopy :) Grabbing a bunch of samples in AudioCopy allows you to use them in any apps... convenient.

Louis shows of the latest progress on the Slice Loop feature in iMPC Pro. There's more info about this this in recent iMPC Pro Log videos. It's looking and sounding quite nice.

AudioCopy workflow is getting a big improvement — Locky shows off the Multi-paste feature coming soon to the SDK. You'll be able to paste entire folders of sounds with one tap. Slick!

There's more photos and posts from Debacle 2015 on our Facebook page. Stop by and say "hi".