Glitchbreaks 1.0 released

Now Available on the Appstore, my first iOS audio app. Quick note : Glitchbreaks broke into the top 10 iPad Music apps on the first day of release, it was #8, Thank you to everyone that helped make that happen.

GlitchBreaks

Glitchbreaks is an iOS Universal manipulation tool for “Glitching” breakbeats. 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.

Included in the factory sound set are 90 high quality loops hand crafted by Daniel Myer from Haujobb / Architect / Destroid / and more, Juan Espinosa from Cellmod, Isaac Glendening from Cesium 137, Alex Matheu from Negative Format / Distraub / Parallel Project and more, and Loopmasters: a high quality sample boutique.

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 :

  • 90 high quality factory beat loops
  • Audio Copy and Paste and General Pasteboard support (Both Copy and Paste)
  • 4 continuous looping channels with 4 channel mixer
  • Auto-BPM detection / with on/off setting
  • Set the BPM up to 2.9 times the original sample BPM
  • Waveform Display with accurate position indicator (iPad only)
  • 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
  • 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
  • iTunes File Sharing
  • Mute
  • Reverse
  • Mixer view with volume faders per channel.
  • Master volume
  • Universal app
  • Load sounds while playing without hitting stop

GlitchBreaks - Alex Matheu