Ever wanted a recording studio in the palm of your hand? Looptical is a complete music production solution for iPad and iPhone.

Record your musical ideas on the go and mix them into a finished track, or use them as the basis for a new project back at your studio. Create looped sections of music and combine them to form larger musical sections until you have a finished song. Going from an initial riff idea to full track is easy with Looptical. Then mix the track with comprehensive effects and fully automated mixer controls, or export the MIDI and component audio tracks to your DAW when back at the studio to take your song one step further.

- Play keys with a single or dual 128 key keyboard layout, complete with pitch/mod wheel.
- Use the Scale Keyboard to play scales effortlessly by sliding a finger up and down the screen.
- Strum your way through your own palette of chords with the Chord Guitar.
- Use the Latched Arpeggiator to turn simple chords into sequences of notes.
- Use Quantize to tidy up your performance, and Undo any mistakes.

- Songwriting in Looptical involves creating Loops: building blocks for a song that could be a one bar bassline, an 8 bar chorus, or a 100 bar indulgent guitar solo.
- Use the Loop Bank to combine, merge, repeat, and insert these Loops to form larger riffs, and ultimately a complete song.
- Use the Event List to perform mass edits of notes, such as tweaking velocity, quantize or transpose.

- Add and mix up to 24 stereo tracks with Looptical's Mixer.
- Add up to 5 Insert effects (Overdrive, Bit Crusher, Compressor, EQ, Filter, Chorus/Flanger, Phaser, Trance Gate, Delay) to each track, and a single Reverb Send effect.
- All mixer and effect parameters are automated and changes are recorded directly into the song.

- Record vocals with the iPad internal microphone or compatible audio interface and add your own effects with live monitoring.
- Control input with an intuitive preamp-style gain and noise gate.

- Record audio tracks directly from any Inter-App Audio (iOS7) Instrument app.
- Use Audiobus (requires purchase from third party) to send and receive live audio to other Audiobus-enabled apps.

- If the 95 keyboard and 50 drum presets (including 600 individual drum hits) are not enough, create your own from scratch.
- Import samples via iTunes Shared Folder, from another iPad music app via the clipboard, or resample the current song.
- Effortlessly create an entire new instrument from a single sample, or add further samples for a multi-sampled instrument.
- Edit your sample to trim, chop, loop, amplify, fade or reverse sections.
- Export your instrument to use again, or even share with others via the Looptical forum.

- Plug in an iPad-compatible MIDI keyboard and you can break out of the iPad screen and compose using a full hardware piano keyboard.
- Play drum parts by assigning piano keys to each pad, or effortlessly noodle a solo by playing the Scale Piano from the major keys.
- Assign spare MIDI controllers such as Pan or Modulation to directly control automation parameters in Looptical insert effects.

- Visit and listen to some of the amazing demo tracks created with Looptical.
- Watch video tutorials on using Looptical.
- Download the full instruction manual to read at your leisure.
- Discuss Looptical with other users in our forum and see what they've been doing with the app.

What’s New

Version 1.1.7

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Fixed various issues when running under iOS11.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Richard Williams ,

Different but wonderful

I have had my eye on this program for a long time but I was fearing wasting my money on another program that's just good for making dubstep or EDM sounding music. I play guitar and compose my own songs and I was really impressed with what you can create with this. It was really well thought out, the instruments sound great and you can easily create your own patterns and there's them together, I can hardly believe the quality of music that you can create in the palm of your hands. It took a little getting used to but I love it, it's the first app I have used that really can give garageband a serious run for the money. Garage band is still better at editing midi and wave files but that's about it! I could go on and on about the good stuff but I can tell you real composers out there will not be disappointed.

On the down side it doesn't always render midi files from other programs very well but I have had that problem with almost every program even desktop

Also a traditional format for editing wave and midi recordings would be a helpful and a more streamlined/visual way to attach loops together would make this app virtually flawless.
Awesome job, why didn't I get this earlier.

Dhiro ,

Great app...

If it had assignable midi channels per track, that feature would, for me, make it a 5 star app... The ability to auto-slice and assign samples would also be extremely useful!

Deltacaster ,

Needs an update

At one time my absolute favorite app, I produced a couple of albums using this and loved the quick, inspiring workflow.

It really does not function properly under iOS 14 though, and appears abandoned. I’m sad.

App Privacy

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

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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