Egoist 4+

Groove in a Box

Sugar Bytes GmbH

    • 4.4 • 42 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Egoist is a groove instrument. Load any audio file and squeeze the groove out of it!

Try your mp3 library and use it as a sound source! The additional onboard bass, beat and fx units make Egoist the perfect track sketch tool in the studio and on the road.

• Audio Unit v3 & Standalone
• Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing
• Minimal, yet effective bass line
• Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic
• Effect Sequencer
• Randomizers in all areas
• iCloud Synchronization of Presets and Samples
• AudioShare
• Mixdown / Bounce
• Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Bluetooth, Extern)
• Music Library Access

The Slicer arranges up to 16 slices of the loaded sample. Apply different parameters like Reverse, Attack, Decay, Level and pitch with the sequencer. Using the 16 available patterns, up to 16 different samples can be used at any time.

Egoist includes a great sounding bassline synthesizer/sequencer. The bassline synth offers a mean and strong sound, with different lowpass filter flavors and overdrive. The versatile sequencer is capable of notes and pitch bends of any length.
The internal beat box offers kick, snare and hihat, along with a simple sequencer. If you imagine, that you can change the drum sounds with each pattern, limitations start to get you inspired!

The Effect unit brings funky hickups to your tracks. Engage tapestop, looper, reverb or filter at any time to give your beats that otherworldly feel and create stunning breaks!

Chain your patterns! Or create stunning breakbeats by changing patterns quickly! The internal Part/Song sequencer lets you sketch your pattern progressions and line out your next track.

The very special Slice Keys turn Egoist into a slice keyboard! Play the sequencer steps on the keyboard, with all their settings and effects, you will not believe how cool that is!

What’s New

Version 1.7.5

Ongoing improvements and bug-fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Samuel Sullivan? ,

Brilliant, creative, fun for hours

Simple, intuitive and well thought out interface. Yet surprisingly powerful once you look under the hood. Within minutes of purchase, I was having great fun creating beats I never could have imagined.
I’m looking forward to see how this killer music app evolves.
I highly recommend it, there’s nothing like it.
A lot of bang for the buck.
However— I would give 5 stars if I could rely on my files staying the same way I left them. Opening previously saved works is inconsistent—sometimes the tempo is sped up, or some of my saved patterns simply disappear.

Spacedrum ,

UPDATE this is driving me crazy!!!!

I have never used “midi learn/clear” and don’t plan on using it. Why does this menu show up so quickly on long touching the iPad... and then it sticks making a few taps to get it to go away.... this really drags workflow... what can’t this be turned off to accommodate most users... that feature is no something called upon that we need it after a half second is up... its so annoying please add a preference. Please.

I’m convinced the limited sounds and the quality in the drum machine are mirrored from Emu SP1200 or 12bit machine alike. The sequencer groove (swing) stands out as having the same behaviors of the older boxes (DMX, Drumtrax, Linn) it literally reminds me of programming back in the day... I appreciate the limit of just kick + snare + hat... what else do you really need at the time of sketching...

It takes a little time before it happens, but when it does you will know you are there. Don’t know how else to explain it but this app is my new main tool for writing out ideas... I’d like to see some more filters added although the comb is perfection, no suggestions it’s made just right. Sugar Bytes is paid before the mortgage around here!

Eriptron ,

OMG, this is blowing my mind!

Aparillo is insanely fun right out if the box, so to speak. The sound textures you can make with Aparillo is truly mind blowing with looking under the hood, but if you do, you are ‘down the rabbit hole.’ And what a hole it is!

THANK YOU Sugerbytes for adding note hold. It was the only thing preventing my purchasing the app. Note hold is a key part of my sound tapestry creation technique. And thank you for making note hold persistent while sampling multiple presets. When I’m in my creation process, unnecessary mechanical interaction can break the musical idea I’m working on.

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