play a round music and unleash your ingenuity with foreverloops: produce and perform pieces of music, audio visual collages, rhythmic mashups, and so much more with our new paradigm based on virtual gears.
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Positive (16) - 81% of the 16 user reviews for this software are positive.
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Nov 27, 2017
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About This Software

Easy-to-use and beginner friendly audio / video authoring tool, based on playful interaction principles.
Experiment with all kinds of audio–visual material, including your own sample library, and use unprecedented possibilities for music-making and performances.
Evolve simple arrangements to awe-inspiring media machineries that can be tweaked and customized in real-time.

Versions:

    foreverloops BEATS        foreverloops LONGPLAY       foreverloops STUDIO   
      not upgradeable     upgradable to STUDIO      DLC for LONGPLAY
unlimited tracks                 •                 •                 •
import audio, video, images                 •                 •                 •
drive gears                 •                 •                 •
sequencer gears                 •                 •                 •
scratch gears                 •                 •
MIDI gears                 •                 •
FX gears                 •                 •
included samples                 270                 339                 386
on-screen keyboard                 •                 •
Leibniz drives                 •                 •
ASIO support                 •
MIDI out                 •
Spout sender                 •
VST3 support                 •
included effects                 18                 18+13

Features:

  • amazingly intuitive interface
    • audio-visual programming
    • based on gear mechanics
      • group and relate tracks by forming gear trains
      • superb for
        • combining different bar measures
        • relating track playback speeds (transmission)
        • structuring
        • performing
        • a/v synchronization
    • supports polyrhythm and polymeter
    • avoids clutter by focusing on its core features and mechanics
    • implicit synchronization mechanisms
    • suitable for beginners - being able to read music is no requirement
    • five gear types for various tasks
      • drive gears to power gear trains with customizable speeds
      • sequencer gears to play audio, image and video samples
      • scratch gears to play longer voice or background samples or videos
      • MIDI gears for longer instrument tracks
      • fx gears for customizable audio effects
  • playful approach
    • real-time simulation
    • manifold performance capabilities
      • mute / unmute individual tracks, stacks and trains
      • set tracks, stacks and trains to solo mode
      • alter playback directions
      • enable / disable entire gear trains
      • manually drive the loops (scratching)
      • conveniently alter track speeds (gear transmission)
      • exchange events using the same samples on-the-fly
      • apply individual effects or effect chains
    • use programmable logic (Leibniz wheels)
  • powerful sequencing capabilities
    • almost unlimited tracks
    • individually adjustable gear segments (~ bar measures)
    • different concurrent playback speeds, live and dynamic control
    • supports audio, video, and images
      • multiple audio file formats, both compressed and uncompressed
        • mp3, wav, flac, ogg, aiff, aif, wma, aac, m4a
      • multiple image file formats
        • bmp, exif, gif, png, jpg, bpm
      • multiple video file formats (that are imported as mjpeg files for fast frame-to-frame access)
        • mp4, flv, avi, mov, wmv, mpeg, mpg, 3gp, ogv, mkv, webm
      • import your own library / recordings / …
    • supports sf2 and sfz SoundFont formats
    • several audio effects
      • effects: volume rotate, echo, autowah, phaser, chorus, distortion, gargle
      • mastering: compressor, volume, reverb, parametric eq
      • filters: low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop, peak-eq, low-shelf, high-shelf
  • MIDI
    • SoundFont-based rendering
    • MIDI gear type with circular piano roll editor
    • transpose / quantize notes
    • customizable virtual keyboard
    • external MIDI input device support
  • export your results (audio-/video session recording, save as a bundle for sharing)
  • ships with a neat sample library (+300 samples)
  • lots of customizable shortcut keys
  • ui languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, simplified Chinese

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 + convenience rollup)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible graphics card / OpenGL 3.3 support with newest drivers installed
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: yes
    • Additional Notes: sound card required, SSD recommended for video samples
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 2.4 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible graphics card / OpenGL 3.3 support with newest drivers installed
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: yes
    • Additional Notes: sound card required, SSD recommended for video samples

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