GrooveMaker brings music sequencing to the iPad
IK Multimedia has announced that its popular application GrooveMaker is now available in a version built specifically for the iPad.
Like the tracker programs that were popular in the days of the Amiga, GrooveMaker is a music sequencing application that can be used to compose songs by arranging a collection of loops in a specific order.
GrooveMaker for iPad, like its cousin for the iPhone, supports all the features of a modern sequencer: loops can be arranged in eight different tracks that can be controlled through a mixer-like interface. It also takes full advantage of the iPad's screen by providing controls for master volume, tempo, and solo/mute functions. This makes the app convenient to use in settings where real-time adjustments are needed—such as with a DJ working a show at a club, for example.
GrooveMaker comes in four different versions, which IK Multimedia calls “packs.” Groovemaker Free, which, as its name suggest, is available without charge, provides 120 hip-hop and house loops, in addition to a free song to get you started. Separately, the Hip-Hop, D'n'B and House packs can be purchased for $10 each. All versions of the app are available for downloads from the App Store and require an iPad running iPhone OS version 3.2 or higher.
GrooveMaker FREE for iPad
GrooveMaker D'n'B for iPad
GrooveMaker House for iPad
GrooveMaker Hip-Hop for iPad