While software vendors strive to make their assorted offering better through innovation and left field thinking, sometimes it’s simply a matter of using what you have bee given to make your stuff that little bit better. And with the launch of iOS 11, Apple has introduced the Files app, a feature that delivers a more desktop like experience to your iOS device. And Mixvibes has jumped right on that delivered drag and drop features between Remixlive and Cross DJ.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Drag your files. Drop the beat.
Featuring full iOS 11 compatibility, Remixlive 3.2 adds iOS 11’s brand new Drag and Drop feature, letting users exchange files with compatible apps quicker than ever.
The new update of Remixlive brings an enhanced user experience thanks to iOS 11 optimizations, among them Drag and Drop and file management features (Files app). More than a simple feature addition, this means a completely new workflow that opens broader creative possibilities for DJs and producers owning hundreds of files.
Building on the momentum of Apple’s new Files app —the much-anticipated counterpart to the MacOS Finder— Drag and Drop provides a simple way to move samples, recordings and packs between Files and Remixlive. Sounds stored locally or on cloud services can be dragged directly onto the grid, replicating the standard workflow of music production on desktop.
Mixvibes’ DJing app Cross DJ also receives Drag and Drop, adding the option to export looped sections of a track. Cross DJ and Remixlive can thus be combined into a mobile live sampling setup: loop a track in Cross DJ, drag the loop in Remixlive and let the beat drop!
Adding iOS 11 full compatibility
- Optimized for iOS 11.
- Enhanced user experience through Drag and Drop + Files compatibility.
Improved file management with Drag and Drop
- Move samples, recordings & packs between Remixlive and files.
- Easily import files stored locally or on cloud services.
A creative inter-app workflow
- Export looped sections of tracks played in Cross DJ.
- Drag and Drop the loop in Remixlive to remix it.
FULL FEATURE LIST
Finger drumming mode
- Tap the beat in the extra “Drum” grid with percussion & note samples.
- Record patterns thanks to a loop-based sequencer — with overdub
- Grouped (Link) & exclusive (Shock) triggering of samples.
- Route each pad to a mixer line — with its associated color.
Control everything in real time
- Tap Tempo and Live BPM control — with time-stretch.
- Play in sync with any Ableton Link-compatible app.
- 6 live-controllable FX (Delay, Filter, Flanger, Reverb,etc.).
- 6 Beat repeat pads from 1/16th to 2 bars.
Complete remix toolbox
- Mixer: EQs, levels, filters & Mute/Solo on each channel.
- Sample editor: Gain, Pan, ADSR, Transpose, Reverse & more.
- Record external sounds through the mic.
- Inter-App & Audiobus 3-compatible: share audio between apps.
Sounds for every taste: 50+ sample packs
- Grid: 24 pads on iPhone, 48 on iPad.
- 96 samples per pack: 48 loops/FX and 48 drum/note samples.
- 50+ sample packs, including artist packs by Carl Cox & DJ Vadim, among others.
- Colored pads: 16 colors to customize your grid.
- Import samples in WAV, MP3, AAC, M4A & AIFF.
- Export & import packs between devices.
- Record your performance & share it via email or Soundcloud.
- Drag and drop files with compatible apps (iPad & iOS 11 only).
Pricing and availability
Remixlive for iOS is available for free with In-App Purchases. Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id1058801458
Mobile — meet desktop
Being the lemming that I am, I installed iOS 11 on all my devices as soon as was humanly possible to see if it lived up to the hype generated by the super excited Apple staffers at the keynotes. And I have to say that the Files app really does make a huge difference. Having just completed some preview videos for the app store, it was incredibly easy for me to access the cloud and throw files back and forth between my iOS devices and my MBP. While not exactly a desktop experience, it’s a lot closer to that and clearly shows the convergence of mobile and desktop for Apple.
But on the mobile platform, it’s likely to have a huge impact too. Saving loops out of Cross DJ shows the potential to create content in one music app, and throw it into another easily and quickly. So while this release is all about Remixlive, I would expect to see other key apps get updates to fully embrace the Files app.