Appdicted: Loopy

IconAfter seeing this app all over the place, I finally went on a mission to figure out what it was and use it. So, I did that, and I found a really cool but confusing app that I love to hate. I’m not completely sold on this one, Fangirls, but it does have really awesome features, lots of options, and can be tons of fun.

I want to love it as much as I see other people loving it. Maybe I just need sometime, maybe I’m not doing it right, but somehow, I don’t seem to be as obsessed with this app as everyone else. I use Vine a lot, it’s one of my favorite apps, and Loopy seems to work perfectly for so many viners that I love. I tracked down the app, and have been trying to love it as much as they do. Maybe I just don’t have all the controls down, maybe I’m too blessed with the easy to use music programs & apps I already use. But I don’t think I can use that as an excuse, because Loopy sets you up pretty well for everything. photo 1 (11)There’s an in depth, 4 part tutorial for all different functions of the app. It’s interactive, let’s you play around, and spells out all of the app’s controls. The app also includes instructional videos for those who need more assistance. So, I feel like I  can’t say that it’s too confusing. Maybe I’m just an idiot, but after all of the tutorials, I still had some trouble grasping things. And that’s with a lot of experience with music and looping. To me, I think there’s too much going on for it to be plainly spelled out. There’s no simple way to execute things because there’s a lot to be thinking about. Which way you have to tap the circle to get to a certain menu, which way to rotate the circle to do this or that, there’s just a lot on your mind when navigating this app.

If you can manage it all though, it is pretty neat. Having pretty much you’re own little looping pedal is not only fun but functional. It’s helpful for any musician on the go or to use for live performance, and there are a lot of cool tools you can use like reverse or decay. You can add a lot of tracks and can even overdub several times on them. photo 3 (11)I think that this app might just take some settling into. There’s a lot going on, it’s a bit overwhelming, but I think that in time and a few loops through the tutorials, Loopy can be understood, functional, and fun. I’m actually real excited to try to trial my way through it more, I will master it one of these days.


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