AudioKit L7 looper app could replace hardware loopers
The new AudioKit L7 puts multitrack live looping capabilities into the hands of anyone with an iOS mobile device.
AudioKit L7 is inspired by the highly-renowned BOSS RC-505 Loop Station, boasting many similar features with the added bonus of hands-on touchscreen control.
The app is capable of recording and looping up to 16 simultaneous channels, with eight effects per channel – all feeding into a master effects rack. The system allows tracks to be overdubbed, making the possibilities almost endless.
The app comes with its own built-in version of the ever-popular Auto-tune effect – Voice-tune comes with 144 predefined scales and various controls to fine-tune your sound.
There’s also a host of more traditional effects such as filters, delays, reverbs, tremolos and pitch shifters. The app also allows you to set up triggers to alter effects in real-time or quantized to a beat – great for creating spontaneous drops and fills.
What was once only possible with $500 hardware is now possible with a $5 app…
“With the L7 Looper, we want to elevate the music creation process by making it cheaper and easier to access for everyone. What was once only possible with $500 hardware is now possible with a $5 app on your iPhone or iPad.” – Aure Prochazka, AudioKit founder
The application allows you to import and export various audio formats to use in your favourite DAW, bounce stems to finish off the mixdown or import new samples into L7 to tweak.
It’s also compatible with Ableton Link, so it should slot into any existing mobile music-making rig.
The AudioKit L7 app is a collaboration between AudioKit and Coda Labs, AudioKit are already well-known by mobile music makers, they offer a couple of very versatile iOS synthesizers, while Coda Labs focuses more on interactive learning apps – the result is an incredibly intuitive and feature-packed system.
AudioKit L7 is set to retail at USD $19.99 (Around R295 excl. duties), however, they are offering an introductory special of USD $3.99 (Around R60 excl. duties) – not bad compared to the couple of thousand a hardware looper will set you back!