Novation have announced an update to their widely popular free app Launchpad. The new update enables users to record performances and share them via Dropbox, Soundcloud and email – allowing a greater range of control and flexibility.
Read on below for Novation’s new press release detailing all the information regarding the update:
Press Release: Novation is pleased to announce a free update to its hugely popular Launchpad app for iPad, introducing the ability to record performances and share them via Dropbox, Soundcloud, and email.
In addition, improvements to the Audio Import upgrade allow users to categorise their sounds and create individual libraries.
What’s new in 1.3:
• Record your performance
• Share mix via Dropbox, Soundcloud or e-mail
• Change category of imported samples
• Various bug fixes, refinements, and workflow improvements
More about Launchpad app for iPad
Want to make and remix music?
The Novation Launchpad is an easy-to-use app for iPad that will have you making beats and music instantly. It comes with eight ready-to-perform sessions that span different musical genres, with regular new content delivered via In-App Purchase. Browse categories, packs, and favourites from your library to create your own sessions on the multi-colour Launchpad grid, and make and remix your music. Built-in time stretching and synchronisation always keep you locked into the beat – so your loops won’t go out of time – and recording and exporting to Soundcloud, Dropbox, and email let you share your performances.
For power users, Audio Import is available via In-App Purchase to allow you to import your own loops and sounds into Launchpad app. Import audio via Dropbox, categorise your sounds, and transform Launchpad app into a powerful performance tool for playing your own original music – with per-pad volume editing to ensure the whole session sounds just right.
The app follows some of the key features from the renowned Launchpad hardware – now used by many of the world’s most famous DJs, producers and performers – but brings a whole new level of simplicity and fun.
Eight volume and eight filter sliders allow quick changes, and simple FX modes offer DJ-style effects including beat repeat and filter LFO, adding fun ways to remix your music and make your performance unique.
Making music has never been so much fun.
• 8×6 Launchpad grid for launching up to 8 loops and sounds at a time
• Eight volume sliders and eight filter sliders
• FX section for adding repeat and synced filter effects
• Free professional loop and sample library from Loopmasters
• Record and share your performances
• Regular In-App Purchase Launchpack libraries
• Import your own sounds (In-App Purchase)
• Load new complete sessions and sounds
• Global tempo change
• Edit mode for loading samples
• Autosave – never lose your sessions
The Launchpad iPad app is designed to work alongside the Novation Launchkey iPad app, a powerful and unique synthesiser which uses interactive, hands-on graphics to give you a fast and fun way to add synth lines to your music.
Control the Launchpad App with Novation hardware. Connect any Launch product – Novation Launchpad Mini, Launchkey Mini, Launchpad S, Launch Control, or Launchkey 25, 49, or 61 note keyboard – to your iPad using the camera connection kit. Launch sounds and FX with real back-lit pads and control volume and filters with sliders and knobs.
Novation Launchpad is compatible with iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad (4th Generation), and iPad mini. Supports iOS 6 and iOS 7. More iOS 7 improvements coming soon.
Novation Launchpad is an iPad app and is not compatible with iPhone or iPod Touch.