c3n loops is a remix instrument for DJs and producers. Navigate an infinite space to play loops and create compositions on the fly. You can improvise or prepare grooves for a performance. A radically different user interface that leads to unexpected compositions and creative improvisations. Sync hardware to c3n loops via MIDI sync and sync apps via Ableton Link. c3n loops also supports AudioBus.
77 high quality loops to get you started.
Interface optimised for iPad pro resolution.
Loops of different tempos are automatically adjusted to play in sync.
Sync external devices via MIDI.
Sync to other iOS devices and apps via Ableton Link or MIDI.
AudioBus output for app-to-app audio.
The number of loops in the space is limited only by the device flash memory capacity.
Import your own loops.
Shape the loop sound with resonant filters.
128 Concurrent stereo streams.
Support for multiple audio formats such as, wav, aif, caf, mp3, m4a.
Video tutorial included.
c3n loops adds a new dimension of expressiveness to your live performance!
You may also try the c3n user experience with the c3n play one app for free.
Video loops are now supported.
Connect to an external screen or projector via hdmi to get video output of the video loops you are playing.
The background of the surface acts as a preview of your VJ output.
File import is now fully integrated into the Files App. Press the import icon to import sound or video loops to the surface. Any compatible file that you put into the c3n loops folder in Files will be automatically imported to the surface.
Ratings and Reviews
Loving the fresh update!
They'd added IAA at one point but an iOS update broke it. Looks like that's fixed now. Just trying in apeMatrix/AUM/AB3 and it now works in all. You might have to start c3n first.
The video thing is interesting. If you have 2 videos playing at once, you only see one of them. I can't tell how it prioritizes the video layer. Haven't tried to send out to an external display yet, but it has that look when other apps that do that. It's be cool if you could record a loop session. I guess you could record it to a desktop using OBS.. but you might as well just edit a video in Lumafusion if you want to do that.
Looks like it's focussed totally on being an extra live DJ tool. It's working well so far. Not sure how I'd use it since I'm not a DJ though. ;
Looks like you can control the opacity of each video loop, so you can play more than one at a time and they're layered. Only by splitting up the opacity though. Video layer blend effects would be nice.
You can import your video loops in OR copy them into the c3n folder within files and they just show up in the playscape.
Videos come with 2 sliding controls around the periphery... if the video has audio, one circular slider controls level. The other circular slider controls the video opacity.
I like the direction they're going with this.
If lost in space, double tap
That's a great line, one that I'm sure will be part of Elon Musk's UI on the way to Mars.
Heads up: this not for musicians (meaning no record input). DJs only.
I was hoping to use this as a musician, but there's no loop recording in the interface. Might be able to record into it via audiobus but based on what I'm seeing so far, I'm not going to spend the time trying to see if that's possible. It doesn't look like it.
I love the idea of grouped "scenes" (like Ableton) and the infinite space, but would assume I could save spaces and start fresh ones. And I need to be able to record and trigger loops via midi (like Loopy).
Anyway, not what I was hoping for but cool interface idea.
Excellent concept and fun to play!
Still one of my favorite iOS apps. I bring all my loops from the iPad onto this looper and it works great. Minimal controls in a really fun environment. Kudos to the developer!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.