GlitchBreaks 4+

Alex Matheu

    • 4.3 • 18 Ratings
    • $4.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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Glitchbreaks is an iOS Universal manipulation tool for “Glitching” breakbeats. Manipulate beats to create new beats and record them.

● "Glitchbreaks is a sick sample loop glitching app with a groovy interface and nice instant touch control of real time audio. It's capable of seriously twisting sounds out, is one of the most modern audio apps I've seen yet and Ninjas will love it" -Ninja Tune Records
● GlitchBreaks is an addictively fun and very useful app that will appeal to electronic musicians in a variety of settings. it’s a serious tool for manipulating audio loops. -
● I've spent many hours playing with Glitch Breaks, cutting, and modulating my way to pure glitch bliss. It's unmistakable high quality, effortless interface makes it easy to forget the world outside and go full tilt boogie to your hearts content.

Glitchbreaks uses four audio channels setup like mute groups. You can quickly switch between them to construct new beats, or manipulate loop points to “Cut” or “Glitch” the breaks.

Glitchbreaks can be used as a performance tool to juggle breaksbeats or destroy sounds at a granular level. You can make interesting effect-like-sounds by manipulating pitch, loop start, length, and cutting the beats with fluid responsive controls.

You can record your performance and bring it into iTunes through file sharing, or copy it out into another iOS application via Audio Copy and Paste. You pre determine the length of your recording by bars to easily make pieces to bring into a song without the need for further sample editing.

Auto-BPM detection will detect the tempo of a sample you copy into Glitchbreaks (you just need to specify the bars between 1-4). You can turn this feature off in order to manipulate audio that doesn’t have tempo, this is especially useful for manipulating voice samples.

Glitchbreaks contains a 4 channel mixer to adjust the levels of each sample, as you change the levels the sounds are combined into the mix, on the iPad version this is displayed graphically with a rendered waveform that is combined to give you an indication of what the entire sound looks like.

All of this is very easy to operate and even a beginner will be glitching and juggling breaks like a pro in minutes.

Features :

● 130 high quality factory beat loops
● Audiobus Support: Now you can stream live audio from Glitchbreaks directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps.
● Audio Copy and Paste and General Pasteboard support
● Full MIDI support, Virtual MIDI, MIDI Clock Sync In and Out, MIDI Learn
● 4 continuous looping channels with 4 channel mixer
● Dynamic Effects
● Auto-BPM detection / with on/off setting
● Set the BPM up to 2.9 times the original sample BPM
● Touchable Waveform Display with accurate position indicator
● Large Waveform view for iPad
● XY-Pad Loop Modulation (Loop Length, Loop Start)
● Cut Editor / Sequencer with 4 user save slots
● XY-Pads for selecting 4 Glitch or Cut styles
● Index Tracking keeps the beat on time
● Retrigger pads with quantize
● Pitch Shift
● Pitch Reset
● Independent time settings Whole, Half, Quarter
● Quantize for Cut and Glitch operations
● Recording to 44.1khz 16bit Wav files
● Set custom record length in bars
● Background Audio supports mixing with other apps
● iTunes File Sharing
● Mute
● Reverse
● Mixer view with volume faders per channel.
● Master volume
● Universal app
● Supports the New iPad retina display / iPhone retina display
● Load sounds while playing without hitting stop
● Preset Loading and Saving
● Background Audio Tracks
● Snap to Index

System Requirements and Recommendations
Glitchbreaks requires iOS 8.1 or higher

It is recoomended to run Glitchbreaks on : iPad/iPhone4/iPod Touch 4th Gen higher.

What’s New

Version 1.47

Fixed crash on start issue with iOS 16.2
Added support for Audiobus 3
Added support for Ableton Link 2
Note: This version requires iOS 11 or higher.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

midi fister ,

Pretty fun audio mangler

I'm digging this already just with the presets, but can't wait to throw my own sounds in here. This does a cut up method that seems difficult to find - whenever you hit one pad or another it can immediately cut over to that other sample at the same point In playback as the original pad, if that makes any sense... Anyway that's extremely useful for people into glitchy music.

I can wait to see what this may be able to do when I control it from my digitakt

MhueD ,

Terrific App when iOS is compatible

This digital widget can really surprise you with fresh decimated sounds and it simply could not be easier to use. Just start hitting the buttons and dragging the slider and sound data window and BOOM you have a whole new bag.

Some reviews have said you can’t use custom sounds with weird non-bar lengths…but I have NOT had that problem!

The problem I DO HAVE is that the app no longer works…it just opens and then closes. I see it in apps-running but the screen doesn’t stick to the active window. I tried reinstalling but no dice. It’s been like this for a while…I would hold off buying until this is resolved. ,


I absolutely LOVE this app, and have been using it for years, but I would like to suggest that a new user would take the time to READ THE MANUAL before leaving a negative review out of frustration. You can really create some AWESOME ear candy with this app, AND when you combine it with other AWESOME apps, the creative possibilities are just endless!!!!
GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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