Novation Introduces Music Creation App

US New Novation sub-brand: Blocs, releases Blocs Wave for iOS      17/03/16

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A new Novation sub-brand, Blocs, has announced Blocs Wave - a music creation app for iOS. The Blocs team grew out of Focusrite|Novation, where they were responsible for previous innovations such as the original Launchpad hardware and the Launchpad for iOS app. Here's the full details in their own words...

Blocs Wave for iOS is a music-creation app designed to inspire new ideas. Combine professional sounds from a wide array of genres. Tweak sounds using beautiful touchable waveforms, and even record your own vocals or instruments to help bring your ideas to life in minutes. With a real-time stretch loop concept at its heart, the app is designed to get you moving through new combinations quickly, in search of the perfect groove or musical idea. When you're done, export each sound and then continue in your own favourite external music software.

Start New Music
Find and combine sounds using pads, change key and tempo in real-time.

Make Every Sound Unique

Tweak sounds using beautiful, touchable waveforms.

Record New Sounds

Capture your own sounds, vocals and instruments, even through audiobus.

Import and Export your Own Sounds

Bring in your own sounds from other apps, or export to them.

Huge Library of Pro Sounds

Explore pro sounds across genres, from electronic to indie. Get more sounds via the store.

Key Features

  • Made for iPad and iPhone
  • Combine 8 sounds at the same time
  • 6 soundpacks included (nearly 300 loops)
  • Browser Modes include: Discover, Soundpack, Type filtering
  • Store view: 12 soundpacks available, updated weekly
  • New soundpacks are added regularly
  • Download on-the-move - optimised for 3G/4G mobile networks
  • 3D touch enabled on iPhone 6plus - preview waveforms

Advanced Features

  • Real-time Stretch Engine - change tempo at any time
  • In-Key System - helps keep you in key at all times (minor)
  • Low-Latency Recording - ideal for live looping
  • iPad Pro supported - optimised to use the whole iPad Pro screen
  • Import and export from AudioCopy, AudioShare, Mail
  • Record and Monitor using most USB audio interfaces
  • Audiobus, AudioCopy, and hardware input and outputs supported


Pricing and Availability:
Introductory Price: £3.99, $4.99 at the app store.

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