*** Chosen as one of Apple's "Best New Apps" in the music category ***
Earhoof is a futuristic virtual instrument which turns your iPad into a rhythmic gradient of sound.
A sophisticated instrument creation tool, it allows you to layer multiple audio files and combine them with high quality digital signal processing. By continuously changing the sound parameters along the length of your device, Earhoof allows you to create highly expressive playable surfaces.
Its innovative internal rhythm engine allows you to easily play this surface, switching seamlessly between complex rhythms while remaining in complete control of the generated sounds. The result is a playing experience unlike any other, blurring the line between sequencer and instrument.
* Includes over 80 carefully crafted presets, each one a unique multi-sample instrument
* Intuitively draw curves to modulate DSP parameters for Gain, Pitch, Pan, Filters, Delay and more
* Easily import your own WAV and AIFF files with iTunes File Sharing, AudioPaste, and AudioShare
* Record or manually create your own rhythms
* Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support allows Earhoof to interact with other music apps
* Record your performances as audio files without ever leaving the app
* In-app help manual will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the program
* AudioPaste and AudioShare for importing audio samples
* AudioCopy and AudioShare for exporting recordings
* MIDI input
Improved startup stability
Ratings and Reviews
It's a sampler! It's a drum machine!
Earhoof is an app that I decided to pick up on sale, and despite the fact that I haven't exactly determined how I will use it, I'm impressed. In essence, it's a rhythmic sampler that plays .wav files. There is a decent library of unique and atmospheric sounds, but you can easily import your own audio files and use the app the edit them heavily with filters, delay, etc. The "toaster-like" interface allows you to set a range of modification for variables such as gain, delay, filter cutoff, etc. And the whole thing is BPM-synched to the tempo you set and the pattern you deliniate.
One of my favorite features was how well the app was integrated with AudioShare. You can import your .wav files into AudioShare and there is a giant "Import into Earhoof" button on the player screen within AudioShare. The possibilities for this app are really endless because you can use whatever type of drum, bass, or lead sound you like. Neat app.
Originality at its best!!!
Instead of getting loads and loads of more emulations of hardware and ports, here we have an original creative masterpiece! Earhoof is a truly expressive app that turns your ipad into a rhythmic synthesized instrument:) A few things like being multitimbral and the ability to load samples on the separate strips, would be a great addition to the app, I have no doubt that the developer will update and implement things like this. It would also make an incredible midi controller of sorts. The one star review is obviously from someone who misunderstands this app and needs better speakers or headphones. Do yourself a favor and support this app. I have no doubts it will turn into an incredible instrument even more so than it already is.
i can’t remember having so much fun with a music app, this is incredibly fun and produces unique and performance-ready sounds/textures. integrates easily with autobus, impressive parameter functionality, some pretty decent factory sounds.
some improvements, i believe it needs midi slave support (something most iPad apps lack and seems soon to be resolved), and i would love to have an “undo” button as i’m tweaking (apologies if there is one and i’m missing it) - but, still gets 5 stars as the developer seems very visible/engaged on forums to get feedback and work on improvements.
even without midi clock, i’ve had great success using as a simple audio plugin in live to layer some texture and abstractions over beats. well worth the $.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.