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 1.46

Now can receive transport start and stop even if you are not receiving MIDI Clock
Fixed a bug where Cut offsets were not being saved or applied correctly.
Fixed a bug with MIDI Clock Receive that could cause a crash.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings ,


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Schlurb69 ,


Hey, first off I want to say I really like this app, there’s currently nothing else i can find that’s fun and easy to use that allows for such expressive and fun looping and glitching. I’m having an impossible time trying to import my own audio though, anything I copy in through the pasteboard just ends up coming out as white noise. I even wound up additionally buying AudioShare hoping that would work, but still no avail. It’s great and fun with the presets, but I just can’t find any way to make my own audio work. Would be great if that could be fixed or updated, thanks

Obis11 ,

Beat Glitching made easy(ish)

It's extremely fluid and absolutely amazing for anyone who enjoys cutting some insane breaks. I'm in love with the quantization divisions seemingly going endlessly into infinity. A few small problems. Glitchbreaks crashes a lot. About 95 percent of the time when importing via audio copy paste it crashes. Also when switching rapidly between editing the loop modulation and the glitch pads, the playback stops until I select a new cut. Not a major issue, I just have to be aware not to do that.

I am hoping for some effects with the same fluidity I'm finding in the glitch pad. Maybe decimate/lo-fi, distortion/overdrive, HP/LP... Basic effects with a smooth and generally awesome interface like what we have so far in glitchbreaks.

Between Beatshuffler, loopTwister, glitchBreaks, chippad (and a few other obscure apps), glitchBreaks has the best implementation of this general concept (beatslicing/beatdestroying/ect). Glitchbreaks has the best import and export of audio clips, as long as the clips are the specified length otherwise longer clips will create major stuttering issues. Between looptwister and glitchbreaks I'm having loads of fun destroying beats. I highly recommend it.


Alexander Matheu
66.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. BreakLoops Volume 1 $1.99
  2. BreakLoops Volume 2 $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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