Video User Manual sections
- Configurable Keyboard with pitch display on the keyboard
- Recording and looping of MIDI
- The Song Arranger -- sequence loops automatically
- Build in instruments and Inter-App Audio
- Pad configuration
- The Mixer
- The File Browser. Upload and download projects and audio.
- The Piano Roll editor. Move and modify notes, insert and edit pitch bend and CC messages, import and export MIDI, and import loops from other Infinite Looper files.
- Basic controls of the tempo, quantization, and recording of MIDI control data.
- The build-in Pitch-to-MIDI; use a guitar as a MIDI controller!
Aleph Looper has all of the features of Infinite Looper, but is designed to run on an iPhone. If you need more screen space to work, you can upgrade to Infinite Looper. Aleph Looper is available at a modest price; you can give it a try, and it you like it, upgrade to the iPad version using bundle pricing.
What Infinite Looper does
Infinite Looper and Aleph Looper are designed to let you make music. If you're playing guitar, and want to have a drum track backing you, the apps can do that. Want a bass line to go along? You've got that too. Backing chords? Check. And maybe you're sketching out a song structure, with verse, chorus, and bridge -- that's here too.
If you have used audio loopers or drum machines, Infinite Looper should seem familiar. And if you have not used loopers, it's easy to get going anyway. Put the app into record mode, tap on a loop -- and then any MIDI you play will be recorded, and played back repeatedly. Loopers are great tools for filling out a live performance, and for song writing. By supporting MIDI, Infinite Looper brings the full array of possible instruments into the mix -- synthesizers, drums, sampled instruments. It's quick to get a song going, and you don't need to read a mountain of technical manuals to find your way around. You can toggle loops on and off as you like, and everything stays perfectly in sync; you can even tweak the tempo, and it all works without a hitch.
Songwriters. This app is designed for you.
Songwriters will find a lot to love. If you enjoy writing new music, you may want to sketch out a chord progression, capture an idea of a melody line, or write lyrics -- and a full DAW environment, with a mountain of effects, tracks, and all of the possible bells and whistles, is not the right environment for that. We've worked with dozens of song writers over the years -- and across the board, there is a "less is more" approach when they start writing a new song.
You can capture chords and chord progressions as loops, so that you can hear how things sound. You can overlay melody and bass lines onto the chords, to see how they work together. Bring new loops in, take loops out, mix and match quickly. Add and remove drums parts. And you can create arrangements. Select a set of loops for a verse, and a second set for the chorus. The song mode of Infinite Looper will toggle on or off the loops automatically. Stretch a section out, add in a bridge, add in a pre-chorus. All sorts of things you'll do when writing a song (including jotting down lyrics) are right at your finger tips.
Once you have the structure of the song figured out, then you can move to a full-fledged DAW for production. Infinite Looper can produce a standard MIDI file from the arrangement, and you can import that into Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Reaper, Reason....
What Infinite Looper does not do
There are a number of apps that would suggest that they're replacements for professional studios and full-featured desktop DAWs; that's just silly. If you're a Grammy-winning producer putting together the next hit for Adele, are you really going to try to do that on an iPhone? Of course not.
We've kept the focus on quickly capturing loops, and letting you construct songs from the loops. We've limited the features to just the sorts of things you need; no mile-long technical manuals, nothing to make your head hurt when all you're trying to do is enjoy making some music.
When you're ready to work with the Grammy-winning producer, though, Infinite Looper can export a standard MIDI file of your song. Bring that into your desktop DAW, and unleash the effects, synths, and other studio magic there.
How to use Infinite Looper
After watching the Quickstart video, you should have a good idea of how to use the app. Start by using the piano keyboard to play some notes, and switch between instruments along the top bar. Tapping the gear icon will open up a dialog where you can select different instruments.
Once you have that down, make a loop -- tap both the triangle "play" button, and the round MIDI "record" button on the top left, and the app will be running. Tap any of the loop boxes, and then what you play will be recorded and looped.
Select another instrument, or another loop -- and then you can layer the sounds. You'll find it surprisingly easy to do!