Hook - Live DJ and Mashup Workstation 4+

Retronyms Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 33 Ratings
    • $4.99

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"Hook is exactly what the doctor ordered. Many apps came close but you nailed it." —DJ puzzle

"Hook is definitely the most fun I've had making music on iOS.  The sampling options are vast and the editing is intuitive.  It's connectivity and versatility makes it a powerful performance tool and production sketchbook." — Starkey

5 STARS "Most impressive DJ mashup & sampler / editor I've seen on iOS so far! It's like the best of all other apps combined in one and all of the latest developments integrated like recording or importing ur own music and inter-app audio." — App Store Review

Hook is a new music performance, mashup, and DJ app for iPhone and iPad. Arrange and trigger loops on a grid and create dynamic, expressive transitions with the Flux Fader — a multitouch "smart crossfader" that allows you to expressively make transitions between any combination of tracks/cells on the fly. The Flux Fader includes a two-axis control with 9 riser synths, glitch and gate effects, tempo-synced filter sweeps, an EQ, beat drop, tape stop, and filter drop. Combining all these to make transitions is the heart of playing live with Hook. Hook includes a full editor complete with auto transient slicing and waveform editing. Tight integration with AudioCopy makes it easy to drop in your own loops and sounds from other apps.

Real creative power can be found in the integrated sampler — record from mic/line, other apps via inter-app audio, and grab hooks from iTunes and Spotify. Change tempo in real time, and keep all your hooks in sync. Hook is a killer mashup tool with a full mixer, tons of tracks, integrated FX bus, per-cell fx, transpose, time stretching, tuning, timing and trigger settings, and more. Imagine the clip launching capabilities of Ableton Live in a futuristic multitouch environment.

Extend Hook with Wej!
Wej is an iOS music hub that combines a non-skid performance base with integrated lightshow and wireless MIDI for up to two controllers — all while keeping your iOS device charged. More info at http://retronyms.com

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Sextant Audio&Recording ,

All around fun

Hook is a lot of fun. It takes some practice to be able to fully understand the possibilities. I can tell that Hook really needs to be operated with Wej. If I could afford one I'd get it in a heart beat and have mini performances at the club I work at in between shows. I would like to see more in depth tutorials from Retronyms developers

SYVDad ,

App hasn't worked for over a year now

This was a truly fun app when it first came out. Played with it all the time. Spent ton of money on the additional sound packs. At an average price of $5-$8 per pack I now own close to 40 of them. However, the app has not been updated since July 2016! That would be fine if it still worked but it will not import ANY of those purchased packs anymore. App freezes upon import process then comes to a crashing halt. Only way to deal with the crash is to power down and restart the entire iPad. I have contacted tech support more than once. Sent them the various crash logs. Now they seem to think it's better just to ghost me without any further emails or tech support what-so-ever. Been a loyal customer to this company for many years and have bought LOTS of their products - software and hardware. Have spent hundreds of dollars with them. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS APP. YOU WILL REGRET IT AND WISH YOU HADN'T IN THE END!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reaching out to us with your feedback. We appreciate the time and effort you and all of our Music Makers have invested in our apps and writing reviews. We are constantly working to fix bugs in Hook when they appear and your feedback is a vital part of this process.

Please reach out to us at support@Retronyms.com with your experience so we can get the details of your situation and work on a fix. A few recent bugs with AudioCopy interfered with the downloading of sound packs and we will work with you to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the best sounds around. The world would be dull and boring without Music Makers like you.


jjthemick ,

Turns iPad into a live instrument

I come from a live instrumentation background (played guitar mandolin and fiddle in bands) and while I've enjoyed making electronic music, I've avoided getting serious about it cuz I don't want to bring a laptop on stage and just press play and jump around. Hook allows me to actually "play" my songs live. I can mess up or end up in a hole, and I need that threat to feel satisfied when I pull it off! It can be buggy, crash or exhibit weird behavior - but it's still pretty new, they're working on new updates all the time, and no instrument is perfect - how many times have you broken a string on your guitar on the first song of the set?

App Privacy

The developer, Retronyms Inc, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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