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Novation's Launchpad for iOS hits version 2 with new features

Novation has released version two of Launchpad for iOS, which looks to take some features from its sister music-making app, Blocs Wave.

The all-important and must-have wireless connecting technology that is Ableton Link is added alongside real-time tempo stretching, which features an updated version of the time-stretching algorithm deployed in Blocs Wave.

The new version represents the most significant update to the iOS app since its initial release, but more importantly it is free for all existing iPhone and iPad users of Launchpad for iOS.

For those of you yet to have a go, head on over to the App Store (opens in new tab) to download. More information can be found on the Launchpad for iOS website.

Highlighted features of Launchpad for iOS

  • New real-time stretch audio engine - Change tempo while playing
  • Ableton Link support - Jam in sync with your other apps, devices or laptop
  • New tempo control - Show tempo with inc & dec, tap tempo and reset
  • Updated effects - Now adapt intelligently as the tempo changes
  • Share more easily - With 'Open in' to easily export your recordings
  • A free update for all iPhone and iPad users

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.