Cakewalk has released ScratchPad, its first iPad app, which enables you to not only play but also "tweak, scratch and stutter" up to nine loops at a time.
The main body of the interface is made up of nine so called expression pads, each of which can contain a loop (some are included, others can be bought as in-app purchases and you can also import your own via Dropbox).
You can manipulate your loops by touching each expression pad in a variety of different ways - drag a finger down to stop a loop or across to scratch it, for example - and also bring low-pass and high-pass filters into play via an XY pad. A browser enables you to audition and drag 'n' drop loops onto pads, and your performances can be recorded.
Scratchpad is also Audiobus-compatible, though only as an output device, it would seem (so you can't record into it).
Cakewalk ScratchPad features
- Remix and tweak loops from genres like Dubstep, Hiphop, Trap, House, Drum and Bass
- Manipulate loops on the fly by sliding your fingers around the Expression Pads
- Record your live performance
- Recall previous songs
- Never lose the beat, stay on time all the time
- No musical skills required!
- Scratchpad has 3 main effects on each of the 9 expression pads.
- Stutter, Tape Stop, and Scratch
- Columns have a global tape stop
- Expression pads have 2 play modes: Loop and One Shot
- 3 trigger types: Normal, Momentary, and Re-Trigger
- XY Filter Pad has both a HPF and LPF
- Bring in your own content from Dropbox
- Route to other apps using AudioBus