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*** Featured in "New Apps We Love" in over 50 countries!! ***
*** "I haven't been able to put this thing down for days" - 9to5Mac ***
*** App of the Week - Stuff.tv ***

KRFT is a new approach to music production and composition. Designed from the ground up with a focus on live experimentation and expressive interactions, KRFT will help inspire you to make music that would normally be out of reach.

KRFT lets you build modular musical surfaces that can be controlled and interpreted on the fly. Recorded loops, custom samples, dials and more can all be controlled by one unified interface allowing for dynamic compositions. This structure lends itself to live play, each performance being unique and instinctive.

Freed from the conventions of standard keyboards – and from dull, regimented grid pads – there’s room for expression and dynamism, continually reinterpreting your track. This workflow allows you create dynamic compositions that would be difficult to create in other music software.

Open the door to new workflows and inspiration.

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MODULAR MUSIC MAKING
Make your own rules! Want to build a song? Add loops and groups to build a structure. Add drum fills, live effects and filters. Now get jamming!

POWERFUL SOUND ENGINE
A highly optimised and high quality custom sound engine is at the core of KRFT. Choose from 55 Bass presets, 50 Lead Presets, 14 Drum Kits & over 50 Sound Effects to make your creations. Go deeper and tweak filters, effects and more to make the sound your own.

IMPORT, EXPORT & SYNC
Import your own samples and export your recordings. Use KRFT as a source with Inter-App Audio and connect with other devices using Ableton Link.

NON-LINEAR COMPOSITION
Rather than writing a song from start to finish, KRFT lets you play and re-interpret your composition, giving you the opportunity to experiment and add flair in real time.

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Help us build the future of music production. Send your thoughts and ideas to hello@studioamplify.com and connect with us on Twitter & Instagram @StudioAmplify

What's new in v1.3.0

It's all in the details!

- Added 16th triplet & 8th triplet grids in to the matrix
- See note info when changing velocity, length, pitch in matrix
- Now add Labels to your cells to help you remember what they are!
- Added a preset picker list
- Redesigned the Surface Edit/Add Cell menu
- Now you can change the channel a cell points towards
- Also you can turn a Loop or a Fill on/off in edit mode
- Added a simple keyboard/drum preview keyboard to the sound tweaks page to help with tweaking!
- Added Cue Time and Mode to Group settings
- Reworked the keyboard toolbar and added velocity controls
- Now set cue & sync on timelines to 0 for instant fun
- Added a long hold in edit mode to go straight into cel edit
- Note preview toggle
- Metronome toggle
- Now enter custom value of horizontal sliders by tapping on the value
- Fixed gate issue on drums
- Fixed an issue with Ableton Link & swing
- Fixed importing .wav files

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However... It's limited to the built-in loops and sounds. As cute as the interface is... Just feels like remixing/DJ.

February 04, 2017  | person grammatonfeather
i think this is really, really awesome !
midi out please ! and ableton link for sure <3
February 05, 2017  | person_outline bruderkong
On February 04, 2017 - @grammatonfeather said:
However... It's limited to the built-in loops and sounds. As cute as the interface is... Just feels like remixing/DJ.

Yeah, I'm disappointed by that. It looks like it would be a fun platform if they opened it up... but they'd probably rather sell you lots of IAP sample packs.
On February 05, 2017 - @Tim Webb said:

Yeah, I'm disappointed by that. It looks like it would be a fun platform if they opened it up... but they'd probably rather sell you lots of IAP sample packs.


Yup, I really can't get into pre-made sounds and loops to make music. Blocwave or whatever it's called is well-made but I haven't used it since I bought it. I can imagine it might be good for ideas though and Blocs does allow new user sounds.
February 05, 2017  | person grammatonfeather
Are you guys talking about KRFT? It isn't limited to built-in sounds or loops at all. Every loop opens up to a fully editable piano roll. Every sound can be edited as to its envelope, filter, reverb and delay settings and more.You can build your own complex setups from nothing, laying down loops and controls wherever you want, or edit the ones included.

if this isn't apparent to people who use the app, I'd say they have a marketing problem.
February 05, 2017  | person_outline Shimbo
While you currently cannot import your own sounds , you certainly can edit the included sound set immensely to create your own sounds , it is a pretty decent featured synth and as above says you can make whatever patterns in whatever key you want from them they are not loops. Its a really interesting little app and decently priced for what it gives. If they get ableton link and IAA support it will really shine( and they say they are looking into these features)
February 06, 2017  | person_outline Chris Greenwell

Developer here --- the sound engine is actually pretty powerful and tweakable. It's not premade loops at all. It's actually more powerful than many other apps --- and yet it gets put in the "DJ Loops" pigeon hole for some reason. Hopefully we can find a way to explain it a bit better!

We would love to add in some kind of sample import --- just want to do it in such a way that it's actually useful rather than just a tick box. Any particularily good implementations out there ? Dropbox seems like a good idea.

February 16, 2017  | person_outline weepy
On February 05, 2017 - @Shimbo said:
Are you guys talking about KRFT? It isn't limited to built-in sounds or loops at all. Every loop opens up to a fully editable piano roll. Every sound can be edited as to its envelope, filter, reverb and delay settings and more.You can build your own complex setups from nothing, laying down loops and controls wherever you want, or edit the ones included.

if this isn't apparent to people who use the app, I'd say they have a marketing problem.
I think we meant changing more than just envelope and FX.

However... the app is very reasonably priced so worth trying.

Visually it reminds me of an 80's computer game. Good old Sinclair spectrum isometric perspective.
February 16, 2017  | person grammatonfeather
On February 16, 2017 - @weepy said:
We would love to add in some kind of sample import --- just want to do it in such a way that it's actually useful rather than just a tick box. Any particularily good implementations out there ? Dropbox seems like a good idea.

Hi, weepy! Sign up for an account and I'll set you up with developer flair so your comments stand out.

As for sample import, I believe I can speak for everyone with a heartfelt request of AudioShare! Nearly everyone in iOS music making uses AudioShare to manage their samples and recordings across all apps. It makes the whole business of sample management simple and intuitive. It is even easier than using Jailbroken tools that used to be necessary, like iFile file-browser.
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