As seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon -- Create music with Loopy HD by layering looped recordings of singing, beatboxing, or playing an instrument with a savvy, sophisticated, tactile new looper that totally reinvents the formula.
-- “This is the best loop station on the iPhone” -- Dub FX (dubfx.net)
-- “I pretty much own every mobile looper out there and Loopy is HANDS DOWN the best. Super simple interface with powerful features.” -- J. Alan Meier
-- “If you want a recording app that will get out of the way and just let you be creative, you just found it.” -- Dave Merson-Hess, indie film composer
-- “Loopy 2 is by far the best looper for the iPhone we’ve seen to date” -- iOS Recording
Now compatible with Ableton Link, a new technology that synchronises beat, phase and tempo. It works between Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network, or iOS apps on the same device. Just turn it on in Settings to get started! http://ableton.com/link
Compatible with the Audiobus app: Now you can receive live audio directly from other Audiobus-compatible apps!
While other music creation apps tend to be either powerful but difficult to learn, or easy to use but limited in features, Loopy doesn't compromise. Loopy offers a sleek, expressive, instantly understandable interface that beginners can start using effectively straight away. It's fun, right from the start.
More advanced users, however, will not be disappointed by Loopy's rich feature set, with extra features many other loopers just don't have. Plus, a sophisticated interactive tutorial system lets users discover Loopy's more advanced features at their own pace.
RECORD & LAYER
- Six, nine, or twelve beautifully rendered circular loops, with simple yet powerful controls.
- Count-in, count-out and record chaining lets you keep your hands free to play an instrument.
- MIDI control, to control Loopy via foot pedal or other controller.
- Overdub, to build beautiful, complex soundscapes from many layers.
- Support for tracks of any multiple or fraction of a beat, for flexible and expressive looping.
- Sophisticated audio or visual metronome to keep you in time - no matter what time signature you choose.
- Perfectly synchronized, low latency audio engine.
IMPORT & CONSTRUCT
- Import loops from your computer via iTunes, with support for AIFF, WAV, MP3, M4A, CAF and more.
- Bring in audio from many other audio apps with integrated audio copy and paste.
- Imported loops are automatically fit to your beat, no matter what tempo.
MANIPULATE & TWEAK
- Full stereo audio, with pan controls for each track to create custom stereoscapes.
- Fix up timing by twisting tracks around to line up the beat, or make funky sound effects with dynamic time shifting.
- Drag a track onto another track to merge tracks, and clear up a space.
- Live, dynamic tempo adjustment to speed up or slow down your creations, without altering the pitch.
- MIDI clock sync, to play in time with other MIDI-capable devices or apps.
PERFORM & SHARE
- Record whole performances with in-app session recording facilities.
- Upload performances or single loops straight to SoundCloud, and post to Twitter or Facebook.
- Email audio clips.
- Share audio with many other audio apps with audio copy and paste.
- Transfer loops or performances to your computer via iTunes.
Loopy is developed by one guy who loves making great apps, and who is dedicated to responsive development and support. Please contact me with questions, bug reports, feature ideas, and other feedback at [email protected] or http://forum.loopyapp.com. I may be able to fix your issue in less time than it would take to write a negative review!
The applications Loopy HD was published
in the category Music on 2011-10-06 and
was developed by A Tasty Pixel.
The file size is 24.56 MB.
The current version is 1.6.12 and works well on
10.0 and high ios versions.
- Added Measurement Mode and Use Front Mic settings in Advanced Settings
- Added support for Bluetooth LE MIDI devices
- Fixed an issue with exporting to other apps
- Use AIFF for session recording
- Sort import list alphabetically
I love this app, it can be a bit daunting at first but it does get easier to use with practice. I would like the developer to show how to connect and use with Audiobus (same developer) as I have had trouble with that. And the reason I hold back from giving 5 stars is it could use a delay effect to add to each track.
App is extremely intuitive and the speed with which you can prototype new music concepts is just awesome. I’ve had this app for years and the developers are still committed to updating it. Thanks guys!
Jimmy Fallon was paid to promote it. When he did it on his show live it had nothing to do with the app it was their through their studio. It really doesn’t work because it doesn’t sync correctly. What’s funny about Jimmy Fallon if you Google famous talkshow host his name doesn’t even come up.
Sorry wanted to counter some of the hate this app has gotten - so a heads up - this is my second review. This is still the best looper on the market - whether you're talking hardware or software. To those who find it difficult to understand / interact with - please look into the myriad midi mapping options this app offers! You can control almost every single parameter via custom mappings - turning this into a ridiculously strong hardware looper. I think the biggest learning curve for this app is understanding how the various loops are synced - and the sync settings themselves are highly configurable so that can add another layer of confusion. I love turning off the automatic loop length setting, allowing you to make loops on the fly of any length (that's a multiple of the initial loop) - this way everything stays in sync (when you close a loop loopy will wait to the next appropriate end - can be set to a beat or a bar) but you don't necessarily have to know how long the loop will be in advance (this is actually a very rare feature in loopers - many loopers will let you set an initial loop length and then that's it for all other subsequent loops). Anyways you only get out of this app what you put in and it does require some learning to understand the workflow, but trust me when I say that this is hands down the best looper out there (well you don't have to trust me but you can if you want, idk y'all do you).
This app is really fun and easy to use. It has multiple features that enable the user to create and edit the songs you make on it. I really like the app!
If you’re looking for a looper that will give you an audible count in and record until you tap and loop said audio, this is not that. Do not recommend for guitarist. I will be inquiring about a refund.
I’ve thought in loops for songwriting for years. Back before 2013, I used to record little looping segments, and sing part after part. I’d sometimes use two phones’ cameras to record a loop, then record me singing over another loop. My life changed for the better when I found Loopy. I loved it then, and I love it now. Nothing helps me more when I’m trying to write songs. For me, Loopy is indispensable. In recent years, I’ve gotten more and more frustrated with Apple. I can’t customize my phone how I’d like to. Since the iPhone 7, I’ve had to try and keep track of this stupid tiny attachment to even USE Loopy, and I can’t record and charge my phone at the same time. It’s infuriating. Still, when it comes down to it, despite all the abuse from Apple, I’m willing to put up with it for one reason: Loopy. Well done guys.
I’ve been using this app for easily over five years. It was one of the first ones I bought when I started making music on my iPad. I have to admit that I have come back to the App Store and read these poor reviews about loopy and it’s made me think that maybe there something disappointing about the program that I am not experiencing personally. Nope! This app is so good and so easy to use and integrates easily into any other program that’s want to use it in. I very rarely stray to another. It’s so good! My demands are pretty high as Loopy performs beautifully every time. It’s one app that never lets me down. I love being able to improvise a set of vocal loops and export them directly into what ever daw I’m working in. I love the way you use the app. It doesn’t take me out of the zone!
You would think something that costs $4 would be able to record multiple tracks without recording the first dub or the bpm click. Frankly I want a refund.
Professional loop musician here: I'm compelled to leave this review after seeing all these absurd one star reviews from entitled whiners complaining because a) they simply cannot figure out the intricacies of the app or b) they are running an underpowered device that can't keep up with the audio demands. Loopy HD is a deeply customizable app, allowing for amazing levels of tweakability in terms of midi commands. I use mine for live performance of acoustic and keyboard based music a la Ed Sheeran. I loop vocals, guitar, and keys via an interface and all controlled with an fcb1010. Casual iPad users looking for a novelty app need not apply. Musicians/performers looking for pro level audio software, your search is over. However, like every new piece of gear, it will take some time to learn the ins and outs. Not to mention that the creator of the app is actively involved in the forums, responding promptly and helping everyone with issues, including myself. Seriously, Michael is great. Loopy absolutely crushes every hardware looper I've used, and I've used nearly ALL of them. And it easily trumps the other looping apps in the App Store. I would give this app 10 stars if I could.
Love playing this one with kids too!
Another nice upgrade to this top app.
I first found out about this app through Jimmy Fallon and I have loved it ever since
So this would be my number one recommendation on the App Store if it wasn't for the existence AudioBus 2 (another app also by ATastyPixel). That said, LoopyHD and AudioBus are the reason I bought an iPad, and will probably buy few more over the years to come. There is a great online community for support with any of ATastyPixels products. Not to mention the developers are playing a very active role devolving the apps in response to the communities suggestions/requests.
I love this it so AWESOME!!! I saw it on TV too (The Today Show). I even saw the creator. Hehe keep up the good work! :)
Good app but needs to support Bluetooth headphone and speakers. I use it mostly to edit / mix music copied in from the wonderful Animoog app. I can export it to iTunes etc but unlike all my other apps, I can't play the loops on the Bose sound link speakers which are Bluetooth connected. This limits it's usefulness. Since to get an amplified sound I have to use a physical cable.
The clever looping app I've been longing for!
Great and easy to use once you understand how it all works. Quite simple to create multiple loops over a short period of time and great for jamming and recording ideas for songs. Would be nice to have the option to be able to add even more than 12 tracks, and be able to scroll across the page to see those extra tracks. Overall, very fun, useful and usable!
I love this app, but I can't stand Soundcloud, which I only joined for this app. Soundcloud is buggy and frustrating when I want to share my creations. Please, please, please add some alternative sharing options.
I use this with an iRig HD for the guitar and for drunken beatboxing (*cough*) its absolutely brilliant, the UX is intuitive and very easy to use.. I built a BLE pedal board for external controls (arduino + time) and now the only thing that i think is missing is the ability to add guitar and voice effects (chorus, tube screamer, rat distortion, reverb etc) Simply brilliant.
My 12 year old granddaughter asked me to put it on my phone while she was visiting; IT WAS A BUST.
I'm not a dumb guy, if anything, the opposite is true - I have a well above average IQ and several postgrad degrees. I know how to use every App and my various iPhones quite well as I bought my first iPhone the first day they were released for sale in the United States of America. I also have a pretty good background in music. I've been involved in performing music in one way or another for over 30 years now. However with this app there's just something about it (I don't know what it is) but I don't get a good thing out of it. My end result just turns out being garbage. I'm sorry to say this because I see some people love it. I worked with it for a long time, trying to find exactly where things were going wrong by studying the user guide then using the app. Back-and-forth using it more and learning more ... but again, the end result just came out wrong just didn't ever sound right.
I want the same Blue 💙 theme from the iPhone on the iPad version to looks Dope and more modern
I want to get sound into the app from outside of the app, in particular, from the DAW on my computer. So far, can't do it. You can use the useless mic on the iOS device. SO WHAT.
Essential app for any iPad musician. I was going to get a hardware loop machine until I discovered this app. So many more possibilities. Update - This app is the best live looping app out there. I have tired several and always come back to Loopy. It is stable, unlimited amout of Midi routing. The developer has continued to support the app through the years with updates and features.
Got free and for that what you get is good to play with in program. As a guitar player do not know "Key" the bass and organ dubs. Being able to change the "Key" would be great.
Every time I try to record something with my iPad Pro 9.7 all I get is static. Monitoring is set to off. This app is pretty much useless now
I Love this App I waited to long to get it. I enjoy playing with it. I definitely recommend this app.
This app is awesome! Beautiful interface, fluid code, super cool!! No bugs ever. Thanks!!
This app allows me to be creative with sounds... Import music and ideas... And allows me to practice harmony!!
Different enough to inspire and produce the goods. Very clever and quick to create with. Audiobus compatibility nails this ad a top app. Do not hesitate.
Loopy HD is easily one of the best music apps on ios, it's easy to use, audiobus compatible and is reliable.