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Flip - make music everywhere by Andrew Huang

YouTuber Andrew Huang released Flip, a new sampler designed for immediacy and ease of use. In addition to recording your samples, both quantized and non, Flip includes a bunch of sound design tools to tweak your recordings. If you don't want to record your own, there is a built-in store selling artist samples for $3-4 each.

Flip - make music everywhere

Flip was designed for a fast and intuitive workflow. As soon as you record a sound it’s available to be played on drum pads as well as being mapped across a keyboard. Sounds can be subtly shaped or entirely transformed using the built-in effects and easy-to-use editing tools.

You can record a quantized or unquantized performance on the pads or keyboard. There is also a full piano roll where you can enter and edit notes and velocities.

Record knob movements or draw automation by hand to bring even more life to your sounds. Every automation lane can also have its own independent length, for polymetric and generative music possibilities.

Create up to 16 different sections for your song and drag and drop them into any order to create your arrangement.

Mixing and mastering tools allow you to finish a full track without ever leaving your phone. You can export your full track, or hit the tape icon and record the live output of the app while you tweak anything on the fly. Both options allow you to capture individual track stems as well!

A performance page lets you trigger your patterns live while controlling a global filter, assignable pitch bends and reverb sends, and a random fill generator.

Artist packs are available in-app at $3.99 or less, which include original sounds and projects from Andrew Huang, Bad Snacks, Rachel K Collier, Cuckoo, Chuck Sutton, Pusher, and more on the way all the time.

Features:

- 9 track sampler
- 4 effects per track: Delay, Filter, Chorus, Bitcrush
- Graphic EQ per track
- Monophonic or up to 16-note polyphonic playback per sample
- Adjustable pitch, volume, playback direction, sample start and stop points
- 19 automatable parameters per track
- Independent lengths for each automation lane
- Automation can be recorded via knob movements or drawn by hand
- Drum pad and keyboard input
- Full piano roll with 10 octaves, note velocity, editing tools
- Randomization over sample selection for quick inspiration
- Randomization over note position to create surprising variations
- Drag-and-drop song arrangement page
- Global reverb with individual track sends
- Mixing and mastering tools
- Powerful performance features for creating instant fills, pitch shifts, reverb sends, and global low or high pass filtering
- Export full track and stems
- Live recording of performances
- Metronome with tap tempo and swing/shuffle
- Ableton Link integration for easy syncing with other devices over WiFi
- Share projects and sounds via AirDrop, emai l, etc.
- Undo and redo

Reader Comments 7

seems to have been a burst of you-tubers putting their name and ideas into apps lately, what a brilliant way to commoditise ... so ... whats your app going to look like Tim? :D
December 01, 2020  | person_outline bee
It's a circuitbent TB-303. I actually designed it myself in Native Instrument's Reaktor long long ago, in a galaxy far far away, before there was even an iPad 1!

I spent lot of time studying circuit modeling in DSP, and about an equal amount of time trying to break it. I found a computationally simple way to emulate some of the best qualities of circuit bending. So it sounds great, with a fun combination of ACID SQUELCH with goofy waveforms going bonkers, but doesn't eat up the CPU to do it!

It doesn't have an interface, and I'm sure the transfer from NI Reaktor's goofy shit into real code would be a nightmare, but that is going to be the one if I ever release a synth app! I really was planning on starting on that a few years ago, when I learned Swift and how to Hackintosh my machine. In addition to this synth I also designed a few unique effects algorithms that I'd love to have in app form. So the plan was to learn how to make music apps with the effects, and later make the synth when I had a very strong understanding of how to do it!

Then Apple made a trillion dollars and kicked me in the nuts in the same week. I've been a lot less keen on investing my time into designing for their sandbox.

https://discchord.com/appnews/2018/08/03/russia-apple-murder-independent-journalism
TB-303 with circuit bending funk, i can imagine it, it sounds awesome!

i remember getting into reaktor back then hoping i could export to VST and sell it, then trying my hand at flowstone, my vision was ahead of what those tools could offer, yet didn't have the time program it from the ground up, and very little desire to.

Yeah i agree Apple devices are great to own, but developing comes with a fist full of gotchas and a bitter taste left now after where it was say ten years ago when it was open and fresh, now its maturing its leaders and squeezing their margins while not generating the same volume of sales, good for Apple sure, but no where near as appealing to an upstart indie developer anymore.

Not to mention how many apps there are nowadays and trying to break through with some thing new. There is still space for good ideas, I tend to think an app that looks good and does one thing really well will be a success, there are too many open sound design apps when people actually want something limited by a sound designer. I bet if you put your name to something in the app store it would sell well, and why not, you've earned the rep!

I like that your covering raspberry pi and other circuits lately, that stuff fresh and inspiring.
Ive been learning Juce rather than Swift, i make things in PureData and put it on an Organelle which is a tonne of fun, although practically addicted to iOS music apps for past 10 years, i'm starting to feel the love affair was just lust.
December 01, 2020  | person_outline bee
no
December 01, 2020  | person_outline Ellen Djemberes
On December 01, 2020 - @Ellen Djemberes said:
no
Noted.
On December 01, 2020 - @bee said:
I like that your covering raspberry pi and other circuits lately, that stuff fresh and inspiring.
Ive been learning Juce rather than Swift, i make things in PureData and put it on an Organelle which is a tonne of fun, although practically addicted to iOS music apps for past 10 years, i'm starting to feel the love affair was just lust.
I had no idea the Organelle was programmable! I've seen those things for years, but wasn't drawn in by the design enough to ever look deeper.

I'm still all in on apps, despite my grievances with the custodians of the App Store. The combination of immediacy, tactility, and power is only getting better. You can just do so much, so fast, and so easy! I have zero excitement or interest in VSTs these days, and I don't know if I could even go back. I don't want to mouse my way through a menu, I want to touch everything!

But that said, I do like to feature other oddities that catch my interest. I'm very glad to hear there is at least one person that enjoys the random Raspi post.
Are you sure programming is your main skill? You should better find a well established dev team and collab with them to produce a...I don't know what but something very unique with all the usual connectivity (...well, at least midi in/out and AU).
December 02, 2020  | person_outline Hg
On December 02, 2020 - @Hg said:
Are you sure programming is your main skill? You should better find a well established dev team and collab with them to produce a...I don't know what but something very unique with all the usual connectivity (...well, at least midi in/out and AU).
I've thought about this, but there are two problems.

The first is that I worry about conflicts of interest, which in this case could seem coercive. If I were to approach a dev and ask, "Hey, want to make me an app?" That could be misinterpreted as, "I think I'm hot shit because I have a website that holds a monopoly on music app coverage, so you should dedicate your time to making my thing, or I'm going to fuck with the future coverage of your other apps."

The second is that programming might actually be my main skill. I'm really good at this stuff, and I enjoy the engineering aspects. Every single little feature requires a lot of thought, and even more thought must be paid to the way features interact with one another. The whole process of code complexity and design fascinates and engages me. But then again, I'm super displeased with Apple. Maybe this process would be better left to someone else, because it probably won't happen any time soon if I'm the one to do it.
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