Beats and Loops - looper

2.2
36 reviews
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About this app

Beats and Loops turns your phone into a looper and drum machine pedal.

Jam with guitar, bass or any other electric or acoustic instrument.

It works like a guitar pedal. You can control it by placing the phone on the floor and lightly swinging your foot above the screen - check the video!

Start and stop songs, trigger drum fills, switch song parts, and record loops. Hands-free.

LOOPER

• Record loops using just the phone microphone. It's dead simple - place your phone next to your instrument or amplifier, and start rocking. No cables or expensive gear required.

NOTE! To get acceptable sound quality you need to connect the phone to an external speaker, such as headphones, Bluetooth speaker or AUX input of an amplifier.

DRUM MACHINE

• You get all essential drumming styles in multiple variations, each with A and B parts, and unique fills.

• Trigger fills

• Adjust tempo

• Edit kick drum pattern

• The drum sounds are sampled using an awesome vintage Ludwig kit and are played back in uncompressed, multi-sampled 24bit quality.

• Natural sounding cajon kit for jamming in acoustic setting.

CHROMATIC TUNER

"The best tuner I've ever used" - a random beta tester.

ADVANCED USE

• Record via external audio interfaces

• Control the app with MIDI

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HOW TO USE THE APP IN PEDAL MODE

To use the app in pedal mode place the phone on the floor with the screen facing up. The top part of the screen starts blinking when the app is in pedal mode.

To "press" the pedal, lightly swing your foot a few inches above the top edge of the screen. You don't need to touch the phone.

The pedal functions differently depending on the app view and how long you press it.

In drummer mode, a short press starts the song or triggers a fill. You can switch between song parts by holding the pedal until the end of a measure. Double-press ends the song.

In looper mode, a short press starts or stops the recording. Long press starts overdubbing.

HOW TO USE FEEDBACK CANCELLATION

If you use the phone microphone to record you may notice the drum track leaking into loops.

To prevent feedback connect to external speaker, such as headphones, Bluetooth speaker or AUX input of your amplifier. If you are still getting feedback, enable feedback cancellation from the app settings.

The feedback cancellation requires calibration to work. The calibration is done by pressing the calibration button, either in settings or looper view. If you move the phone or adjust the playback volume you need to calibrate again.
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Mar 29, 2020

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2.2
36 reviews
Craig & Leslie Smoot
May 2, 2020
I'm using a Moto G6 w/ Android 9, and so far I'm not impressed. Maybe it works for iPhone users, but you've got a long way to go before you get it tweaked right for us. I'm a stage and recording musician with 43 years experience, and the App's lag time is awful—almost a second from striking a chord to hearing it in the loop. After the first full playback of the loop I can sense it trying to sync up my part, but it's still way off. Proximity sensor mode doesn't work either. Please fix!
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Kovaluu
May 4, 2020
Hi, the audio latency is inevitable with Android devices, but the loop should be perfectly in sync with the drums if the audio is calibrated successfully. Try pressing the "Calibrate" button in settings, it should auto-detect the latency and compensate for the delay when recording.
Eric Raymond
April 30, 2021
The proximity sensor virtual pedal switch is not working. The top half of the display does not flash per the docs (or at least it looks just like the non-sensor UI). I tested the sensor with another app and the sensor appears to work. Perhaps the threshold needs adjustment? If this cannot be fixed, I will need to request a refund (but prefer to get it working). This feature is the main reason I bought this app .This is on a Moto z4 if that helps. Really need an easier way to turn off the beat or better calibrate the latency of the drums (tried echo cancellation an didn't work) The device I use this with includes the audio in from the looper in the interface out (shame but it is what it is). This means I need to disable the drums after recording a loop or else the drums double up. (This also affects overdubs which I can live with). If the drums align perfectly this would not be a problem.
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E M
November 11, 2020
Lived the idea. And the design looked enticing. But couldn't get it to sync with audio and wouldn't respond to my efforts to end recording. Am very familiar with looping. Couldn't get it to function for me. Wishing the developers good luck with the project going forward!
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What's new

- Fixes a startup crash that occurred after the previous release
- Cajon drum kit
- Show suggested tempo for drum presets
- Silent metronome