The Looptastic Series of apps from Sound Trends LLC offers a cool and intuitive remixing environment, featuring a grid-like interface where different instrument and vocal loops — represented as cubes — can be dragged into the mix, raised and lowered in level, and crossfaded. A touchpad-controlled resonant filter lets you do global, real-time filter effects. There are seven different versions of Looptasic, most of which are tailored to specific dance-music genres. The Producer edition (V. 1.1) lets you import your own loops wirelessly from your computer and the program time-stretches them so they work together. Most of the apps come with ten songs and 100 loops, and cost $4.99 each. A 1-song Electro Lite edition is free and is a good way to check out the interface.
FEATURES, AT A GLANCE
100 loops from well-known electronic music producers
10 remixable tracks, each with 10 loops or stemps
Automatic beat synchronization
Multitouch volume control with three zones and crossfader
Multimode resonant filter (lowpass, highpass, bandpass, notch), touchpad-controlled frequency and resonance
Editions include Hip-Hop, Electro, Progressive, Minimal, Breakbeat, Drum 'n' Bass and Trance