From day one using Roli’s Blocks and NOISE app I’ve wanted them to add overdubbing to the app. Today they have, and I am really happy about this. They’ve given me an early Christmas present and something I’m going to enjoy trying out over the holidays. I’d really like to start getting more creative with NOISE and using it to make complete pieces. Now I think that’s going to be much easier. Overdubbing is the start. But that’s not all, they’ve added even more in version 3.1 too.

Here’s everything that’s new in the app:

  • Overdubbing (the feature that I’ve been hoping for all along) — You can now build up beats and harmonies by overdubbing over an existing recorded loop. Just hit the record button again to start building up layers on a clip
  • Cue and Record Loop Length — Go to the new settings page in the song view to adjust both the Cue Length (the timing clips can be launched) and the Record length (the global length any new clips will record for)
  • Ableton Link — Also in the new settings page you can enable Link to sync with other apps
  • Ableton Live Export — Now easier to share and export audio loops from your projects, as well as exporting Ableton Live Sets direct from NOISE

Additional fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed bug where recorded clips (most noticeably on Groove Kits) played back incorrectly the first time around
  • iPhone X support
  • Smoothed Tempo Changes and now accurately show tempo
  • Click is now enabled when first recording
  • Reduced memory spikes when loading SWAM sounds
  • Fixed issue with 5D settings not updating correctly
  • Fixed crash when exporting a project with multiple SWAM instruments
  • Fixed bug where Undo button undoes multiple clips
  • Now support brighter Lightpad Block displays introduced in latest firmware (please make sure to update your firmware to make the most of this!)

Roli’s NOISE app is free on the App Store with IAPs for content packs

And, as a festive treat Roli have made a special Christmas content pack!