The pandemic still prevents many musicians from playing together in person, but Endlesss (no, that’s still not a typo) is about to make remote production more practical. It just released Endlesss Studio, a desktop version of its music collaboration app. The Mac software is built around cloud-linked, multi-track composition hat lets you quickly build tracks alone or with others, including in live jam sessions. You can even hand off between the iOS and Mac apps with little effort — say, to add vocals after you’ve created the beat.
Endlesss promises tight integration with “all” major digital audio workstation software, including Ableton Live, FL Studio and Logic Pro. You can work with AU and VST plugins as well as MIDI controllers.
Studio will be available for $99 (£79) until the end of March 2021, when the price climbs to $199 (£159). A Windows version is coming in summer 2021.
The software might make the most sense for electronic musicians given its emphasis on loops — some of its earliest users have included dance legends Underworld as well as Imogen Heap. Nonetheless, it could be very useful for any group determined to create albums when they’re far apart, even when it’s safe to meet face to face.