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RiffBox app review: create simple loops

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Introduction

RiffBox is a great iPhone and iPad app in the Music category of the App Store that you can use to conjure up some awesome loops by combining rhythmic sections, individual notes, and more, with some ingenious approaches to loop sequencing and recording that you are certain to love.

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I absolutely love the idea behind this app because it really helps with things like jotting down basic ideas for riffs and melodies, but you can also use it to quickly lay down some backing tracks to jam over, making it the ideal app for guitarists.

RiffBox

$4.99

Innovative Loop Creation

This app is great for making basic loops with individual notes or complex chord sequences, and the loops you create can be used for everything from full recordings to simply backing tracks that you can jam over.

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The loops are automatically created when you play the same note for a second time, but there are also options allowing you adjust the parameters under which loops are created for unrivaled freedom and customization.

Create audio loops
Create audio loops

Create Mixdowns to Add Even More Tracks

RiffBox also includes metronomes and click tracks to ensure your loops are perfectly on the beat, and once you’ve laid down the foundation of your track you can then record up to four addition tracks on top of it.

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As if that wasn’t enough, you can create a mixdown of your multi-track recordings before opening them back up again and then recording even more tracks over them, so you could theoretically continue this indefinitely to make some very intricate recordings.

Mix your layers
Mix your layers

RiffBox

$4.99

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Create basic loops with individual notes or complex chord sequences
  • Loops are automatically created when you play the same note for a second time
  • Adjust the parameters under which loops are created for unrivaled freedom and customization
  • Use metronomes and click tracks to ensure your loops are perfectly on the beat
  • Add up to four addition tracks to your loops once you’ve laid down the basic foundation
  • Mixdown your recordings and re-import them to add even more tracks on top
  • Add your recordings to your Loop Library for quick and easy future access
  • Share your loops with others online via email in .WAV file format

Cons                                                      

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Save and share your loops
Save and share your loops

Final Words

RiffBox is a whole lot of fun with very little technical experience required, so if you’re a musician who is looking to get down some of your material in a non-professional format then I think you’re going to really enjoy using this iPhone and iPad app.

 

RiffBox

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MarkBangs

Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.