“Cool & Dre” edition of Groovemaker for iOS released

Miami-based hip-hop and R&B producers Marcello “Cool” Valenzano and Andre “Dre” Christopher Lyon have teamed up with IK Multimedia to create a custom version of the loop and beat remixing app Groovemaker, called the Cool & Dre edition, now available for the iPad as well as the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app allows users to control eight stereo loop tracks, adding from and manipulating a large library of grooves and rhythms custom-made for the pair’s “Dirty South” style and “West Coast” vocals to create full-length tracks that can be shared as WAV files for further development elsewhere. video after the jump.
The library of gritty sounds includes a variety of 76-90 beats-per-minute rhythms, 808-style subs, bass lines, dark synth leads, urban percussion and vocal hooks, says the company. Users can mix, play and randomize loops on the fly or build layered tracks that can be uploaded via Wi-Fi to Macs or PCs, save and recall compositions and draw from the included library of 315 loops, 355MB of samples and four included songs (an additional song is added free when users register with IK Multimedia).
The “Cool & Dre” edition of Groovemaker is the second custom version built around studio superstars of a particular genre — the first was a house-oriented version using loops built by DJ and producer Chris Domingo. Other versions of Groovemaker are available that are more generically aimed at styles of music including Rock, Reggaeton, Electro, Trance and Club among others.
That app sells for $10 for the iPad edition (requires iOS 3.2 or later), and $8 for the iPhone/iPod Touch edition (requires iOS 3.1.3 or later). The company has posted an interview with the producers about the new Groovemaker edition here.
Miami-based hip-hop and R&B producers Marcello “Cool” Valenzano and Andre “Dre” Christopher Lyon have teamed up with IK Multimedia to create a custom version of the loop and beat remixing app Groovemaker, called the Cool & Dre edition, now available for the iPad as well as the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app allows users to control eight stereo loop tracks, adding from and manipulating a large library of grooves and rhythms custom-made for the pair’s “Dirty South” style and “West Coast” vocals to create full-length tracks that can be shared as WAV files for further development elsewhere.The library of gritty sounds includes a variety of 76-90 beats-per-minute rhythms, 808-style subs, bass lines, dark synth leads, urban percussion and vocal hooks, says the company. Users can mix, play and randomize loops on the fly or build layered tracks that can be uploaded via Wi-Fi to Macs or PCs, save and recall compositions and draw from the included library of 315 loops, 355MB of samples and four included songs (an additional song is added free when users register with IK Multimedia).
The “Cool & Dre” edition of Groovemaker is the second custom version built around studio superstars of a particular genre — the first was a house-oriented version using loops built by DJ and producer Chris Domingo. Other versions of Groovemaker are available that are more generically aimed at styles of music including Rock, Reggaeton, Electro, Trance and Club among others.
That app sells for $10 for the iPad edition (requires iOS 3.2 or later), and $8 for the iPhone/iPod Touch edition (requires iOS 3.1.3 or later). The company has posted an interview with the producers about the new Groovemaker edition here.