Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dark Parallax: new iMPC Pro Pack



Dark Parallax: new iMPC Pro Pack available today!

AKAI Pro and Multi Platinum Producer/Sound Designer "Snipe Young" is proud to present an incredible new product for your iMPC Pro, DARK PARALLAX.  Developed exclusively from the ground-up by Snipe Young whose production credits include many of the top artists. Dark Parallax delivers a collection of 8 breath taking kits taking from the MPC version featuring the highest quality collection of processed drums and melodics, transforming your production to a whole new level. Inspiration starts here. Available now for $7.99 in the AudioCopy Content Store.

Sound Development Process

MPC is known for its groove and gritty feel so I decided to create kits for both MPC and iMPC Pro with chunky textures, dark progressions, and tingly toppings. The Dark Parallax title gave me the canvas so using the definition of parallax ("the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions.") to define how I approached the colours I used.

The word "view" stuck out to me and the second definition of the term (parallax) dealt with celestial things, so I felt a Drakish vibe with voices saturated in different ambiances would be fitting. The drums are like a modern vintage boom trap bap sound where it's not too trap and not too bap!

I used a ton of live drums and percussion in this pack and treated them like electronic colours instead of traditional acoustics. Although the drums deliver acoustic vibes they have been morphed with electronic sounds in sort of a hybrid manner. If you're a gear head you will love to hear this, every sound was treated with outboard gear such as the:

500 series, SSL EQ611 (E series), SSL DYN611 (E series), Neve 1073 LBEQ, API 527, SPL TDX Transient Designer, Focusrite Red 1 500, SMPRO Tube Box, SMPRO MBC 502, SMPRO PEQ 505, DBX 160

Other Outboard Hardware: UA 6176, Focusrite ISA One, API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor

In this pack I wanted to capture the analogue approach with digital thoughts. The inbox processing was done with the Slate Digital Plugins to keep the vibe in the same realm. Slate plugins allowed me to maintain the atmosphere that I created outside the box and lastly I had to warm everything with the Virtual Tape Machine.



As an iMPC user you will gain a ton of well processed samples that will give you that authentic MPC feel inside iMPC, chunky snares, big kicks, glassy live hats, thick live toms, and plenty of loops to get your next track going.
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Introducing iMPC Pro Packs
iMPC Pro Packs will work in any compatible app including Garageband, Launchpad, Tabletop and more. They also have enhanced features for iMPC Pro. If you AudioPaste iMPC Pro Packs into iMPC Pro, you'll get a set of Programs that are designed exclusively for iMPC Pro with the proper layout and parameters.

Will iMPC Pro Packs work in Looping apps like Hook?
Yes, however, most of the content focuses on one-shot samples. Most iMPC Pro Packs include 2-4 Loops per kit (see content list below for more information).
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Content List:
Size 95 MB
Price $ 7.99
Digital Download

Included Content:
8 x iMPC Pro Drum Kits
169 Samples
29 Loops

Drum Program List
600 Degrees Kit
Apes Kit
Baps Kit
Geometric Kit
Grizzly Kit
KingsMan Kit
Open Valley Kit
Quenched Kit

Bank B 808 Pitched Bass
Bank C Stab Collection


Bank D Percussion Collection

Friday, August 19, 2016

Darius Syrossian - Real House Collection, weekend sale!


Loopmasters are proud to present Darius Syrossian’s Real House Collection – an essential selection of House grooves and pumping rhythms from one of the industries most dedicated DJs and producers. Keep the dancefloor bouncing into the early hours with Loopmasters hottest new House release!

Darius moved to the UK aged 14 and his fascination with electronic music has never waned, having initially been infected by its futuristic lure at an underground party back in 1991.  Taking formative influences from New York, Detroit and Chicago masters such as Kenny Dope, Danny Tenaglia, Derrick May, DJ Sneak and Carl Craig, a pure and unadulterated house sound has always been Darius’ pre-occupation in place of passing fads or zeitgeist defining trends.

Darius brings his own flavour and approach to this particular pack, offering a host of jackin’ House Hits and Loops up to 8 Bars long – giving you versatility and depth to your Productions. The included Music Loops are hugely expansive, from classic Rhodes Organs to vintage Arps to deep-down swinging Sub Bass. Focused around 123-124BPM the pack is optimally suited to Deep House, Funky House, Tribal House, Progressive House or even  Detroit Techno – wherever you need a groove!

Real House Collection contains 50 Loops and 50 One Shots. Nab it for 7.99 today.


Underground Legendz 50% off this weekend




Grab one of the most popular Hip Hop Packs in the Store for 4.99 this weekend only!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Synthy Vibes and Dense Melodies



If you're as obsessed with Stranger Things as we are, you know one of the best things about it is its soundtrack — chock full of synthy goodness with an awesome retro vibe. The soundtrack is officially released today, and to celebrate, we've got some brand new loops and sounds to fit the mood!

The year is 1986 and Loopmasters are about to beam in Teeel Retro Wave - a superb collection of Dreamwave and Synthwave Samples inspired by the 80s New Wave movement where the Synthesizer is king. A fluorescent palette of massive Drums, heavy Basslines, creamy Pads, and delicate Synthesizers await you! Retro Wave, available now for $7.99

Tons more Retro Goodness available in the Store!




Classic Synthology from Loopmasters is a nostalgic trip back in time to the hot and sweaty cable strewn studios of yesteryear, when analogue synthesisers and rhythm machines resembling overgrown calculators carved out a whole new genre of music for the world to hear. On sale this weekend for $3.99!

Tons more Retro Goodness available in the Store!



We've got a great set of retro sounds featured in the Content Store with prices as low as $1.99.

Retro sounds not your thing? We've got tons of genres like Trap, Hip Hop, House, Trance, Reggae, Garage, Breaks, EDM, Dub and tons more

Friday, August 5, 2016

New Sound Pack: Rainbowland


Rainbows are the funkiest natural wonder. Everyone knows that... This new Pack from Colin Yarck is full of crunchy live drums, wonky synth basslines, and killer FX. Perfect for your latest Hook remix, or iMPC Pro production. Back up your latest garageband track or Tabletop composition!

Rainbowland: 54 One Shots, and 46 Loops across 6 tracks. Get it for $4.99 today!

50% off this weekend!


mmodule comes out of retirement to produce a set of hard-hitting loops and one-shots. Champion Trap weaves dense atmospheric textures, strong melodies, and rapid fire beats. Over 70 exclusive one shot samples sampled from analog gear, tweaked, EQ’d processed and sliced by mmodule.

mmodule Champion Trap 50% off this weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

DJ and Remix your Tabletop Loops with Hook



Hook is a new music performance, mashup, and DJ app for iPhone and iPad. Arrange and trigger loops on a grid and create dynamic, expressive transitions with the Flux Fader — a multitouch "smart crossfader" that allows you to expressively make transitions between any combination of tracks/cells on the fly.



Real creative power can be found in the integrated sampler — record from mic/line, other apps via inter-app audio, and grab hooks from iTunes and Spotify. Change tempo in real time, and keep all your hooks in sync. Hook is a pro tool with a full mixer, tons of tracks, integrated FX bus, per-cell fx, transpose, time stretching, tuning, timing and trigger settings, and more. Imagine the clip launching capabilities of Ableton Live in a futuristic multitouch environment.

Hook features support for Ableton Link, MIDI Learn, and Inter-App Audio. AudioCopy compatibility allows users to paste sound from 100’s of compatible Apps and take advantage of the massive Content Store which includes 100’s of Sound Packs from Loopmasters, Retronyms, and more.

Hook is available now $12.99 for iPad and Free for iPhone. Learn more.


Perform and Remix live with your own Loops



Use hook to import or sample your own loops and perform live with your own beats and music. Remix them with loops and hooks from practically any source!

Real creative power can be found in the integrated sampler — record from mic/line, other apps via inter-app audio, and grab hooks from iTunes and Spotify. Change tempo in real time, and keep all your hooks in sync. Hook is a pro tool with a full mixer, tons of tracks, integrated FX bus, per-cell fx, transpose, time stretching, tuning, timing and trigger settings, and more. Imagine the clip launching capabilities of Ableton Live in a futuristic multitouch environment.

Hook is the ideal destination for your Sound Packs



Hook will automatically lay out any Sound Packs that are added using AudioCopy's Paste All feature.

Wej is Shipping!



Expand your iOS device's music connectivity with Wej — iOS music hub! Wef combines a non-skid performance base with integrated lightshow and wireless MIDI for up to two controllers — all while keeping your iOS device charged. 149USD. Learn more.

Thanks to everyone who pre ordered Wej! All preorder units sold out! All pre orders have been shipped (if you haven’t received shipping confirmation, contact Eric at support@retronyms.com).

Hook release event: 40% off all Loopmasters Packs



To celebrate the release of Hook, all Loopmasters Packs are 40% off through the end July. Loopmasters Sound Packs are perfect in Hook and iMPC Pro. Act fast to get your hands on some at a huge deal.

Hook for AudioCopy

AudioCopy v3.4.0 available now! Includes many improvements and bug fixes.



Hook is a new music performance, mashup, and DJ app for iPhone and iPad. Arrange and trigger loops on a grid and create dynamic, expressive transitions with the Flux Fader — a multitouch "smart crossfader" that allows you to expressively make transitions between any combination of tracks/cells on the fly.



Real creative power can be found in the integrated sampler — record from mic/line, other apps via inter-app audio, and grab hooks from iTunes and Spotify. Change tempo in real time, and keep all your hooks in sync. Hook is a pro tool with a full mixer, tons of tracks, integrated FX bus, per-cell fx, transpose, time stretching, tuning, timing and trigger settings, and more. Imagine the clip launching capabilities of Ableton Live in a futuristic multitouch environment.

Hook features support for Ableton Link, MIDI Learn, and Inter-App Audio. AudioCopy compatibility allows users to paste sound from 100’s of compatible Apps and take advantage of the massive Content Store which includes 100’s of Sound Packs from Loopmasters, Retronyms, and more.

Hook is available now $12.99 for iPad and Free for iPhone. Learn more.

Hook is the ideal destination for your Sound Packs



Hook will automatically lay out any Sound Packs that are added using AudioCopy's Paste All feature.

Wej is Shipping!



Expand your iOS device's music connectivity with Wej — iOS music hub! Wef combines a non-skid performance base with integrated lightshow and wireless MIDI for up to two controllers — all while keeping your iOS device charged. 149USD. Learn more.

Thanks to everyone who pre ordered Wej! All preorder units sold out! All pre orders have been shipped (if you haven’t received shipping confirmation, contact Eric at support@retronyms.com).

Hook release event: 40% off all Loopmasters Packs



To celebrate the release of Hook, all Loopmasters Packs are 40% off through the end July. Loopmasters Sound Packs are perfect in Hook and iMPC Pro. Act fast to get your hands on some at a huge deal.

Hook for iMPC Pro

iMPC Pro v1.6 is available now. IAA bug fixes, editor bug fixes. Improved performance. Improved AudioCopy support which adds enhanced compatibility with Hook (see below for details).



Hook is a new music performance, mashup, and DJ app for iPhone and iPad. Arrange and trigger loops on a grid and create dynamic, expressive transitions with the Flux Fader — a multitouch "smart crossfader" that allows you to expressively make transitions between any combination of tracks/cells on the fly.



Real creative power can be found in the integrated sampler — record from mic/line, other apps via inter-app audio, and grab hooks from iTunes and Spotify. Change tempo in real time, and keep all your hooks in sync. Hook is a pro tool with a full mixer, tons of tracks, integrated FX bus, per-cell fx, transpose, time stretching, tuning, timing and trigger settings, and more. Imagine the clip launching capabilities of Ableton Live in a futuristic multitouch environment.

Hook features support for Ableton Link, MIDI Learn, and Inter-App Audio. AudioCopy compatibility allows users to paste sound from 100’s of compatible Apps and take advantage of the massive Content Store which includes 100’s of Sound Packs from Loopmasters, Retronyms, and more.

Hook is available now $12.99 for iPad and Free for iPhone. Learn more.

Tight integration with iMPC Pro



Hook is a perfect way to perform your iMPC Pro sequences live. Create live sets where you combine your iMPC Loops with other samples and loops from your other apps, Spotify hooks, Content Store loops, and more.

When you copy Sequences from iMPC Pro, the tempo and beat grid are preserved as metadata in AudioCopy. When you paste in Hook, the loop will automatically work, no additional slicing required.

Tech note, known issue: This currently only works if you use the "copy sequence" button found in the main menu (the "copy sequence" button in the song page doesn't preserve metadata).


Wej is Shipping!



Expand your iOS device's music connectivity with Wej — iOS music hub! Wef combines a non-skid performance base with integrated lightshow and wireless MIDI for up to two controllers — all while keeping your iOS device charged. 149USD. Learn more.

Thanks to everyone who pre ordered Wej! All preorder units sold out! All pre orders have been shipped (if you haven’t received shipping confirmation, contact Eric at support@retronyms.com).

Hook release event: 40% off all Loopmasters Packs



To celebrate the release of Hook, all Loopmasters Packs are 40% off through the end July. Loopmasters Sound Packs are perfect in Hook and iMPC Pro. Act fast to get your hands on some at a huge deal.