This is the first post for the glowgraph forum. Since Everest is the first app, most of the early posts will be about it, but expect more apps in the future.

Feel free to ask me any questions and I will respond in a timely manner.



  • Hello!

    congratulations for your great App :)

    Greetings from Spain
  • Thanks! I am glad you like it. When I submitted the app a week or two ago, I never imagined that any one would be using it so fast, let alone on the other side of the Atlantic. :D
  • You are welcome!
    I hope you have a great success with your App!!
  • Hi Christian, great app. Easily the best linear style looper available. Look forward to the implementation of AudioBus. Nice tutorial videos too btw.
  • Thanks! That is very encouraging!
    Expect more videos in the near future. :)
  • Slightly OT, but what name do you post your own music under?
  • I haven't posted music in a loooooong time. Too long in fact! I have been working on the app these past few months so much (in my spare time) that I have completely stopped writing new music.

    I do have an old album somewhere I made with a friend a few years ago I will post soon. Lot's of looping + guitar pedals. My favorite! :D
  • edited February 2015
    Greetings from North Carolina and apologies if if this is in the wrong section. Just bought the app after watching thesoundtestroom demo. As a saxophonist/pianist I can get behind the idea of an app dedicated to looping..its the closet solution to what I'm looking for at the moment (the Boss RC505 being the previous solution and I didn't want to setup Ableton for just looping being primarily a pro tools user).

    Haven't tried it yet fully but I'm planning on using it via instrument -> iRig pro -> iphone and if it hasn't already been implemented I'd like to use it with a sustain pedal and/or footswitch pedal to control the main record/overdub functions.

    With all this said, Kudos and keep up the good work :)
  • Hi Michael, welcome!

    Everest does indeed respond to MIDI messages from MIDI keyboards. In fact, that is how I originally intended it to be used.

    The MIDI specification is detailed in two places: Inside the app under Settings/MIDI/Documentation, and also at this link:


    First, you will need some kind of controller that can transmit MIDI notes or MIDI CC values. In Everest, MIDI notes will let you perform press and hold functionality while CC will allow you to control multiple loops/functions with just a few switches. Let me know if you have any questions about that. MIDI learn is currently not available, but I plan on adding that in the future. For v1 it just seemed cleaner/less confusing to have a static MIDI implementation, esp. since most modern controllers allow one to fully assign any MIDI command to any controller.

    Second, you will need some way to connect the controller to the iOS device. This can be done in a number of ways:
    1. Connect a USB MIDI device to the dock/lightning connector via USB Camera Connector Kit/ or a so-called "Made for iOS" device.
    2. Connect/pair a bluetooth MIDI capable device with Everest (there is a menu for this in iOS under Settings/MIDI.
    3. Connect a MIDI controller to a desktop Mac computer on the same LAN as the iOS device. Then use the Network MIDI driver to connect to your iOS device. This allows wireless MIDI streaming between the computer and your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch.

    For example, when I perform, I use the Focusrite iTrack Dock for connecting audio in and out of my iPad. This keeps the device charged and has a USB port in the back for MIDI devices. I then connect a Keith McMillen SoftStep 2 to the USB port on the Focusrite iTrack Dock. The Focusrite then powers both the foot controller and the iPad. Though, it has a wall wort, which is a bummer. Hopefully more devices like this will appear from manufacturers in the future.

    One last thing, it is imperative that you find an audio interface that provides direct monitoring. This has been a standard feature on PC/Mac OS X interfaces for years, but since iOS is so new, there are devices that do not offer direct monitoring. Everest does not monitor the audio because of the nasty phase issues that occur, sound-wise. Again, feel free to contact me and I can explain further.
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