zenAud.io have today released ALK2 Solo, the ‘lite’ version of ALK2. Aimed squarely at the gigging solo performer, ALK2 Solo provides the essential features of ALK2 at an affordable price point. It enables musicians to compose and mix with complete ease while performing live, and is available now for only $35 ($45 List) at the DontCrack Store.
ALK2 Solo is a cross between a sequencer and a looper. Like a traditional looper, clips are performed live and subsequently looped to create layers of sound. In addition to this there is a complete sequencer, allowing you to manipulate the loops in real time. They can be drawn, moved, copied, cut and pasted in a musical arrangement, all while performing live.
When it’s time to perform the song, ALK2 Solo will follow your arrangement, pressing the necessary virtual pedals to arm channels, trigger effects, and record and play loops at the right time. ALK frees you to do what you do best; perform.
Here are some great quotes from magazines on review of ALK2…
Beat Magazine (print)
“ALK2 presents itself as the ultimate looper workstation and should become the standard tool for beatboxers, scratch artists, vocalists and one-man bands.”
“ALK2 from zenAud.io is a complete looper package, combining typical overdub looping with a sequencer to plan and play songs. The idea is as simple as it is ingenious!”
“zenAud.io ALK2 is an outstandingly simple to use looper station, that does not share the typical shortcomings of similar products, complements their functionality with the advantages of a sequencer and also provides innovative automation options.”
“ALK2 by ZenAud.io is a looper/sequencer hybrid, which in my opinion, is an excellent live performance loop sequencer with the potential to become the go-to tool for many musicians, songwriters, and producers.”
“Costing only 39 Euro’s for the “solo” version and 199 Euro’s for the full version, the ALK2 is not only cheaper than your regular looping pedal, it’s just better and a great songwriting tool.”
“ALK2 gives a wonderful glimpse into the future of live sequencing and recording.”
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“For hands-free, pedal-free and worry-free live looping zenAud.io ALK2 is the best possible choice”