Record, play, and remix stereo audio loops in real-time from the audio input of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Designed for both live and studio use, Everest puts the power of four road-worthy, independently controlled, self-synchronizing samplers in the palm of your hand.
• Ultimate Control: Over 10 different operations and functions can be performed on each loop, including:
~Undo/Redo - Up to 16 levels of Undo per loop; jump to older loops all while staying in sync.
~Overdub - Add new audio on top of a loop, just like those old tape machines from the 70's.
~Multiply - Overdub longer loops over shorter loops, or shorten a longer loop.
~Bounce - Merge many loops into one, even while making real-time changes.
~Insert - Splice new audio in the middle, beginning or end of any loop.
~Windowing - Change the start point and length of the loop in real time.
~Scrub - Perform manual granular synthesis: drag short loop windows across the waveform.
~Reverse - Play loops backwards without losing synchronization.
~Bookmark - Save your position in the undo history for future recall.
~Multi-Mute - Toggle playback of loops, going back and forth between two different sets.
~Rewind - Restart loops for stutter type effects, or temporarily wrangle asynchronous loops.
~Feedback - Fade loops to silence at any time, even while adding new audio.
~Volume - Dedicated output level faders. Bring loops in and out of the mix.
~Replace - Punch-In record over segments of the loop with new audio.
• Sample-Accurate Sync : No time-stretching here. Loops of different lengths can perfectly synchronize to each other, allowing for complex polyrhythms and time signature changes. No slipping, no artifacts, no drifting, no distortion.
• Local Quantization Defeat : Sometimes swirling chaos is a good thing. Disable quantization at will, on any loop, without affecting the other loops.
• Universal App : Runs on most devices (including iPhone 4 and iPad 2), as perfect for pedal boards as it is for desktops.
• Musical Editing : Use the multi-touch enabled waveform view to radically alter the length, position, and direction of each loop. Finally, audio you can play like an instrument!
• Dynamic Interface : Automatically adjusts for different device orientations and screen sizes.
• Inter-App Audio Compatible : Can be hosted inside of, and synced to, an IAA enabled host. Rapidly record different guitar or vocal takes without committing to saving the audio, or use the host instruments and tracks to keep time while you create the perfect loop. Can also host two other apps (Generator and Effect).
• Save, Copy, & Paste : Save loops as they play for archiving on your device or copy loops as they play for pasting into other apps that support pasting audio. Paste audio files copied from other apps into empty loops.
• MIDI Controllable : Comprehensive MIDI implementation for control via keyboards, foot switches and more. Control all the loops with as few as two controls or sequence every detail from your favorite DAW. Supports wireless control via WiFi and Bluetooth LE.
• Flexible Audio Routing : Support for quadraphonic input and outputs. Send each loop to its own amplifier or give each band member their own looper!
• Built-In Help : No network connection? No problem. Contains detailed embedded descriptions of all loop functions and MIDI controls.
• Tweak-able : Everest automatically saves settings, options, and parameters. These include quantization behavior, panning, crossfading, MIDI channel and more.
• Lightweight : Everest does not come burdened with a sample or loop library. The install size is small, it uses a modest amount of memory, all while running very efficiently, especially in the background.
***Beware of microphone feedback when looping, in general. Everest is best used with headphones, headsets or class compliant audio hardware. If you must use the internal speakers/microphone, try turning noise canceling on under the settings menu.
• Added new optional controls:
-- A musical pitch shifting Keyboard Control: Change the speed and pitch of any loop in real time in semi-tone steps. Two octave keyboard will appear underneath each loop, if there is enough vertical space.
-- Touch-able Loop History: Instantaneously jump to any Recording or Edit in any loop's edit/undo history. Supports all 16 undo levels. NOTE: This new control also requires enough vertical space on your device.
• Added customizable MIDI settings: Generate, edit and automatically load a custom JSON file with all current MIDI controls re-mapped to your liking. Easily restore original settings as well via a new MIDI Settings sub-menu. NOTE: To access the JSON file connect your device to iTunes and access Everest's documents. Now MIDI NoteOn and MIDI Control Change (cc) messages can be assigned to any existing MIDI control.
• Various Fixes:
-- Updated to latest Audiobus API.
-- Fixed random issue with incompatibility between Multi-Route hardware mode and IAA/Audiobus.
Ratings and Reviews
I currently use Loopy HD for live performance, but thought I'd give this a try. It has enormous potential, and its certainly worth picking up—the developer has already show he intends to improve it over time.
The main thing missing for me right now is more flexibility in assigning MIDI foot switch functions to control the app. It provides quite a bit already, but needs more customizable bindings so musicians can adapt the app to suit their performance needs.
I find it so incredibly frustrating that developers will come up with a good concept, and not follow through. Unit spending money on an application, investing time into learning it’s workflow incorporating it into your own, and then the Dev flakes off. I understand that we all have lives in, we’re all just trying to get by. But it feels like a betrayal. It feels unprofessional. Frankly, I don’t have a lot of money. So if I see an app I like, I wait. I waited to purchase this app because it appeared to be what I was looking for, and really it’s just been a disappointment. Two years since the last update. On the developers website, you can’t even sign up or register for the forum because the developer has let his recapture laps. And that’s time and money I’ll never get back.
Great update, pitch shifting loopers are the best. I like the unique windowing feature as well. Great update before this, too, that added the pause per track controls, that was all that was missing.
People might complain about not being able to slave the tempo of Everest, or it having ableton link, but one of the nice things about this app is that the audio fidelity is paramount, so it avoids time compression algorithms, which would be necessary to slave it to something else.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.