AudioKit L7 Looper
AUDIOKIT L7 LIVE LOOPER RELEASE
Looping is one of the most exciting things to do on an iOS device. Musicians, vocalists, noise makers, professionals, beatboxers, and hobbyists alike will be delighted by this new looper app from AudioKit.
Inspired by one of the most popular hardware loopers on the market, the legendary RC-505 Loop Station, L7 brings this power to iOS. Easy to use for beginners. Powerful enough for the stage and studio.
L7’s killer features include “VoiceTune” (inspired by Auto-Tune) and the ability to apply eight different effects to each audio track individually. AudioKit L7 is the first iOS looper to have both input (microphone) and output (performance) effects.
You can turn every-day sounds like humming, whistling, and finger tapping into dreamy musical motifs that sound like they were recorded in a professional studio.
Additionally, L7 is the first iOS looper to have effect triggering, which allows you to automatically trigger multiple effect changes in time with the metronome. With this feature you can create powerful, spontaneous musical moments like bass drops and beat changes.
Users can save their sessions and can even export their creations and use them in a professional digital audio workstation (DAW) on their computer to make full-fledged tracks.
L7 is a premium app, which means that once you’ve bought it, it’s entirely yours. There are no in-app purchases, ads, or subscriptions.
It’s available beginning Dec 10th for an intro price of $3.99:
“I like that Daniel is fearless. There is basically nothing that really could get in his way. He’s also a classically trained pianist and brings a musician’s perspective. It was an honor and privilege to get to know this young developer and help bring his vision to life.” – Aure Prochazka
“Almost all iOS devices are more than powerful enough to run pro music software. The processor in your iPhone is probably 10 times as powerful as the RC-505. We set out to create a looper that matches and surpasses the power of hardware loopers. We hope you like it.” – Daniel Kuntz
“With the L7 Looper, we want to elevate the music creation process by making it cheaper and easier to access for everyone. What was once only possible with $500 hardware is now possible with a $5 app on your iPhone or iPad.” – Aure Prochazka
“We’ve designed the UI to be fast and intuitive, with almost all features accessible through a single tap. This is critical for live performance. You don’t want to be digging through menus looking for stuff. We’re working on dozens of new features to make L7 even more powerful, with some unique stuff not found on iOS or even any hardware looper.” – Daniel Kuntz
L7 is the new live looper from AudioKit and Coda Labs. With up to 16 tracks and 8 effects per track it’s an incredibly powerful looper for iOS.
Inspired by the RC-505 Loop Station, L7 packs dozens of features previously only found in professional hardware loopers into a sleek, easy to use package with virtually unlimited creative potential.
+ Record up to 16 tracks
+ 8 effects per track + master effects & input effects
+ Tempo delay
+ Pitch shift (± 12 semitones)
+ Comb filter
+ High pass filter
+ Low pass filter
+ “Voice tune” (inspired by Auto-tune) with 144 different scales, control amount & speed
+ Automatically trigger effect changes hands-free
+ Variable loop length with auto-stop
+ Mute / unmute individual sections of a track
+ Overdub tracks
+ Save sessions and export wave files and mixdowns to use in your favorite DAW
+ Import audio from any file format (wav, mp3, aiff, m4a, etc.)
+ Audiobus compatible
+ Sync with other apps using Ableton Link
+ Works with most USB audio interfaces
+ Best with wired headphones
This app has an amazing story. Daniel Kuntz started making apps in high school, inspired and enabled by the AudioKit framework. When Daniel met the founder of AudioKit, Aure Prochazka, earlier this year, they quickly discovered their mutual love of loopers.
“AudioKit people were incredibly welcoming, which was a really big deal. I felt like it legitimized my work. It really encouraged me to keep going. I honestly thought they were out of my league. I did not ever consider that we would develop an app together. It’s like a dream come true.” – Daniel Kuntz
Aure was instantly impressed with Daniel’s drive, design skills, and musicality at such a young age. He enthusiastically wanted to partner with Daniel with the mission of creating the most fun and powerful looper for iOS. They might have done it.
A musician starting at the age of 11, Daniel Kuntz taught himself how to make music apps in high school. He published several free apps and even got featured by Apple, all without any marketing. Daniel’s goal was always to make great apps for fellow musicians, so he followed his passion for music tech by attending Georgia Tech as a music technology major. He has since left college to focus on his passion of making music apps full time.
Aure is the founder of AudioKit. For the past six years, Since 2013, he decided to forego any monetary endeavors to chase his dreams of creating open-source software for free. Now, he leads a team of programmers and friends that volunteer daily to help make music programming easier for generations to come.