“A great performance tool”

by Music Tech Magazine (UK)

“Recommended”

by Beat (DE)

REW[f] award winning

for best artistic and creative iPhone app

 

Modular Environment for Portable Live Music


Loop, Resample, Remix, Filter and Create Sound Sequences

With Ricepad you create music by arranging objects called modules in a single chain. You start from existing sounds, freely available from the online library, importable from your computer (Mac/PC/Linux/…) or pastable from the clipboard of compatible apps, or you can use the mic line(*). Then the combination of modules you compose, divided between audio sources and effects, will manipulate the sound in an unexpectedly great number or ways.

Oriented To Live Music Performances

Ricepad allows you to create music that is immediately listenable to the audience: less editing and much more playing with the quick and simple interface. For example, if you like beat boxing, you can live record yourself through the mic, record a sequence and play it back as a loop, ready to be post processed or resampled, everything in sync with the bpm, e.g. quantized at 1/16. Nearly every interaction can be quantized, even the preview of audio clips when you want to set up a drum kit.

Inspirations On The Go With Your iPhone & iPod Touch

Ricepad has an extensive set of modules and offers many different techniques to create music easily and quickly, leaving room to unleash your creativity. Every new idea can be saved as a session to be later re-opened for future use. This makes Ricepad suitable for casual and short plays, as well as for long and more structured live performances, even while playing with other apps thanks to the multi-tasking support. You can even record the audio of your performance, copy it to another app through the pasteboard or save it to file and export it to your desktop computer, so to reuse your new groove in a studio environment. Finally you can also share your creations seamlessly in SoundCloud or by email.

Main Features


General

  • simple and original workflow to connect modules – audio sources or effects
  • 16 bit, 44100Hz quality
  • very low latency
  • low CPU consumption, allowing a smooth experience even on older devices
  • built-in library of loops and sample kits
  • constantly updating sound packs, downloadable for free
  • optional temporal quantization of most interactions per module
  • recoverable sessions (save and open functions) + autosave
  • possibility to make long audio recordings to file
  • import/export functions for personal audio files and sessions, supported in three ways including iTunes File Sharing
  • SoundCloud and email sharing integrated support
  • multi-tasking support

File Player/Recorder

  • support for a lot of audio formats (wav, aif, mp3, m4a…) with different sample rates
  • audio copy/paste, Intua compatible
  • recorder
  • loop with programmable parameters
  • set/get cue points for seeking in real time
  • crossfader

Sampler & Resampler

  • loading single files or sample kits (groups of 4 files)
  • audio copy/paste, Intua compatible
  • live resampling of the currently executing audio
  • live sampling from the mic line with the microphonic variation of the module
  • programmable step sequencer, 1/16 resolution, up to 4 bars
  • live playing/recording of a sequence
  • clip specific parameters: volume, pan, loop mode (none, hold or toggle), reverse, choke group

Effects

  • compressor, decimator, dub delay, LP and HP filters, phaser, reverb, ring modulator and wave shaper
  • all with the same XY pad controller interface

Other

  • microphone module (takes the mic line) with crossfader
  • tempo control 60-200 bpm (not dynamically applicable with loops) + metronome
  • built-in tutorials
  • built-in manual
  • iPad compatibility in 2x mode
  • a lot of fun!

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