Thursday, April 20, 2017

Don't miss our sale!

Now's your chance. 

 
ICYMI: All of our Tabletop bundles are 50% off! Expand your device collection this weekend. Our Easter sale ends at midnight on April 23rd. Also, all Loopmasters sound packs are 50% off in the Content Store. That's over 140 sound packs for less than $5.00 each! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Don't miss our sale!

Now's your chance. 

 
ICYMI: All of our Tabletop bundles are 50% off! Expand your device collection this weekend. Our Easter sale ends at midnight on April 23rd. Also, all Loopmasters sound packs are 50% off in the Content Store. That's over 140 sound packs for less than $5.00 each! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter sale and app update!

Version 1.1 is here. 

We just released the latest Looperverse update to enhance AudioBus3 compatibility, improve MIDI configuration, and improve audio! Have you seen our In The Loop series? In the latest video, Niki shares about how the Looperverse pedal and app work together seamlessly.

Hop on over to the Content Store. 

From now until April 23rd, all Loopmasters sound packs are 50% off in the Content Store. That's over 140 sound packs for less than $5.00 each! To add to the fun, all of our Tabletop bundles are 50% off!

DJ Puzzle is the latest producer to join the Retronyms label in the AudioCopy Content Store. We're featuring his latest Hook enhanced sound pack, Downtempo Lounge this weekend. With 54 loops and 50 one shots, you’ll get a vast assortment of sounds including guitars, synths, percussion, SFX, basses, and more.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Artist Spotlight: DJ Puzzle

DJ Puzzle is the latest producer to join the Retronyms label in the AudioCopy Content Store. He's enthusiastic about music production and makes you feel like you've been friends for years with his laid back approach. DJ Puzzle created the Looperverse launch video soundtrack, and he's been in the music industry for over 20 years. Get to know him and listen to his first Hook enhanced sound pack, Clubstep.

Retronyms: Who are your biggest influences when you’re creating music?
DJ Puzzle: To be honest I'm inspired and influenced by all kinds of things in my day to day life. If I were to nail it down to just one or two musical influences, I would have to say Kraftwerk and Pink Floyd. I'm also a huge fan of old school Hip Hop, Down Tempo, and Industrial music. I can stay current, but then I drop in some of my old school influences in the mix. I'm not just an EDM guy. I was born in Chicago and grew up around House music, so of course that is also running through my veins.


Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as a producer?
I've produced over 200 sample packs to date for several different labels including Soundtrack Loops, Acoustica Mixcraft, Presonus, Peace Love Productions, and Loopmasters. Producing loops and demo songs for my sample packs allowed me to really develop my talents as a producer and sound designer. Now I'm writing music for TV, film, and video games. Last year I scored one of the first FPS games for Oculus –– a virtual reality game called Damaged Core. I wrote all the battle music, which was heavily influenced by the Industrial/EBM sound.

"Providing loops for beginners can enable them to create beyond their means and inspire them to take their skills to another level." - DJ Puzzle

How did you get involved in producing music? Who got you started?
It all started with my grandparents. They both played keyboards. Later on in the mid 80s, I saw my first DJ and was obsessed with turntablism. I asked my dad for turntables and a mixer for my birthday, but he got me an electric guitar instead. I don't think he got the whole DJ thing because, well, it was the mid 80s and turntablism was very new. So I started playing guitar and drums and got my first MIDI sampler and drum machine in the late 80s. At some point I bought a 4 track recorder and started tracking myself. I still have all of my old recordings.

Where did you make your first beat and what was that experience like for you?
I was I think, like, 13 maybe 14. A friend brought his drum set over to jam and he left the kit at my house for several months. I ended up teaching myself how to play them and wrote a little song. This was before I had a 4 track recorder. I was using a double cassette tape deck with overdubbing to lay down the different instruments. The tune had guitar, drums, male vocals, and female vocals. I'll never forget that. I ran the guitar through a small practice amp and had it overdriven through some crappy headphones, then mic'd that to give it a sort of lo-fi effect.


How do you define your sound?
It's difficult to nail it down to just one sound or genre. I like to write many different genres and I like a good challenge. I often imitate what I hear and then put my own twist on it so I suppose that would be my sound right? My own twist? I would describe my sound as familiar, yet different. Oh and funky, it's got to be funky with a good groove.

"You see, I find creativity can strike at any moment, so I want to be ready for it. In my world, creativity is waiting for me to allow it to pass through my hands. I'm rarely uninspired." - DJ Puzzle

What album is on repeat right now?
I've been listening to a lot of Tycho lately. They remind me of Boards Of Canada with guitars. I really like their jammy atmospheric melodies and deep grooves. That and Gary Numan. I never get tired of listening to Gary.

If you could only use one piece of equipment -- which one would you choose?
I have a lot of hardware in my studio and each one inspires me in unique ways. It's not all synths either. I love playing my drums, bass guitar, and electric guitar but if I had to choose one – it would probably be an acoustic guitar.

 
"Take Two" by DJ Puzzle is featured as our Looperverse launch video soundtrack. Stay tuned for more of DJ Puzzle's sound packs coming this spring! Keep updated on all of his adventures on his website, where he posts about what he's created.

Like DJ Puzzle on Facebook | Follow him on Instagram | Subscribe to his YouTube channel

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Looperverse Guide

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!

Tutorials


Check out In the Loop for more tutorials every week!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Create killer loops for Hook with our newest app, Looperverse!



Including an array of advanced tools, Looperverse makes recording, editing, and customizing loops simple. Continuously record up to 16 tracks worth of content and immediately edit them. It features advanced waveform editing, pitch shifting, time stretching, live reverse, extensive undo/redo, time signature support, and more.

Looperverse is optimized to work within our ecosystem of Retronyms apps, as well as supporting AudioBus, interapp audio, and Ableton Link. Limitlessly modify your scenes and explore phrases and riffs.

Dropping loops into Hook for slicing is easy with AudioCopy.

A new companion for iMPC Pro: Looperverse!


Load iMPC Pro into Looperverse via Inter App Audio.



AudioPaste Loops from Looperverse into iMPC Pro for Chopping and Slicing.

Including an array of advanced tools, Looperverse makes recording, editing, and customizing loops simple. Continuously record up to 16 tracks worth of content and immediately edit them. It features advanced waveform editing, pitch shifting, time stretching, live reverse, extensive undo/redo, time signature support, and more.

Looperverse is optimized to work within our ecosystem of Retronyms apps, as well as supporting AudioBus, interapp audio, and Ableton Link. Limitlessly modify your scenes and explore phrases and riffs.

Dropping loops into iMPC Pro for chopping and slicing is easy with AudioCopy.