Monolith Loop Review


Version Reviewed:
14th Feb, 2011
Review Date:
Reviewed by Chris


4 out of 5


  • Publisher: Monolith Interactive, Inc
  • Version Reviewed: 1.0
  • Review Date: 14th Feb, 2011
  • Cost: FREE
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To put it as the developers do, "Monolith Loop is an escape from the pressures of modern life, if for just a little while, to share in a peaceful little world of zen."

This pretty much sums up Monolith Loop, Monolith Interactives first app developed for themselves. The first time I used it I was absorbed for about 25 minutes. I sat creating random sounds, tapping the screen to create ripples, sucked in by the melodies and slightly hypnotised by the soft colour fades and gentle ripples.

The basic idea is to tap the screen and create ripples. These ripples slowly move outwards until they hit another ripple, upon which they reverse direction and move inwards. The apps main principle is based around experimentation and seeing what you can come up with.

The beauty of the app is anyone can use it, you don't need to have any background in creating or reading music, everyone can start creating melodies right from the go.

Like dropping stones in a pond, you create ripples by taping the screen. Once you've laid down something you like you can go into the settings and select from the 6 different moods available. These moods change the tone. You can also alter the pitch, speed and dynamics using sliders. Oh, and don't worry if you create a ripple that's just not flowing right, you can step back removing ripples using the undo button.

The beauty of Monolith loop is it's simplicity. You, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, husband, wife, mother, brother, gran, child, even your baby, everyone can start experimenting right away and creating great musical soundscapes. Another sweet thing about Monolith Loop is it's completely free!!