ArpBud MIDI Sequencer + More
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ArpBud has two main sequencers: the interval sequencer and the pitch sequencer, with unlimited number of steps for both. You can design your arpeggios by interval values in interval sequencer. And you can drive your arpeggios with a pitch sequencer by applying the pitch to each interval value of the interval sequence. Every step of pitch sequencer has its own interval sequencer. So, you are free to work on a single arpeggio as well as multiple arpeggios.

You can set the pitch bend, modulation and portamento MIDI control change values for interval sequencer steps. Also, you can set the rate, volume and loop count for each pitch sequencer step. You can copy/paste steps in between. And you can load other sequencers you have in your other projects.

You can set the layout of your projects and set the behavior of the knobs, or touch control gestures from the settings menu. It works for every screen sizes of iPhones and iPads. If you have an iPad user, you can take advantage of the split view feature and place both ArpBud and your audio MIDI app in one screen for working on them at the same time.

You can drive your favorite audio MIDI apps on your iOS or Mac/PC, like Garageband, Ableton Live, FMPlayer, Model 15 etc. ArpBud also supports Audiobus MIDI, IAA and Ableton Link for fitting into your current workflow. When you are not sequencing, if you have enabled any MIDI input (Audiobus MIDI app, connected hardware or other MIDI sending apps) for ArpBud, it will sequence the currently active interval sequencer for the playing MIDI input data.

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StepPolyArp Unit AUv3
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StepPolyArp Unit is a real-time polyphonic and polyrhythmic MIDI step arpeggiator and step sequencer. It can be used as a standalone application or an Audio Unit MIDI effect plug-in.

The application and the plug-in can operate as a step arpeggiator by automatically generating melodic patterns from played notes or chords, or as a step sequencer that doesn’t require MIDI input to play.

Unlimited presets can be saved on a local device and synchronized to iCloud. Each preset contains 16 patterns, 5 customizable polyrhythmic step controllers, and a 32 steps event matrix with 11 polyphonic and polyrhythmic lines driving the arpeggiator engine.

The application supports full internal and external MIDI connections for input and output, Audiobus MIDI sender, MIDI filter routing, Ableton Link sync, and MIDI clock source sync. An internal sound bank is included.

The Audio Unit MIDI effect plug-in supports multiple instances. A compatible host is required to run the plug-in. The host needs to support the Audio Unit MIDI effect format.


• Standalone application and Audio Unit MIDI effect plug-in
• Arpeggiator and step sequencer mode
• 1 to 32 steps programmable matrix
• 11 configurable transposition lines
• Polyrhythmic lines
• 16 patterns by preset
• Automatic chaining patterns
• 8 octaves resizable keyboard
• Multitasking
• Sample-accurate timing
• Internal sound bank
• Tap tempo
• Receiving MIDI from external MIDI sources
• Receiving external MIDI sync (MIDI clock)
• Ableton Link support
• Internal routing of inputs, outputs, and MIDI sync
• Send MIDI to a virtual port that can be used as MIDI input by other “Core MIDI” compatible applications
• Default velocity, modulation, pan, volume, aftertouch, and pitch bend steps controller
• Customizable steps controller MIDI setup
• Arpeggiator and sequencer conform to the selected scale
• 6 arpeggiator modes
• 1 random mode
• 1 chord mode
• Random patterns creation
• Presets manager
• “Program Change” support
• Native iCloud support
• “Files” application support
• Full support of “Split View” and “Slide Over”
• 128 Undo / Redo levels
• Copy and paste
• Lockable keyboard (latch mode)

Compatible hosts supporting Audio Unit MIDI effect:

• Cubasis

Supported MIDI connections:

• Virtual “Core MIDI” connections between applications
• iOS compatible MIDI interface
• MIDI over Wifi
• MIDI over Bluetooth
• Ableton Link (sync and transport)
• Audiobus (MIDI, transport, state saving)


An iPad or iPhone with iOS 11 or later

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Kirnu Cream For iPad Cream Mobile By Arto Vaarala
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Kirnu Cream Mobile

Kirnu Cream Mobile is a very powerful MIDI performer music application for iPad. This version is almost identical to the plugin version except the mobile version includes internal synthesizer and single drum track. The mobile version also has only one arpeggiator track by default. If needed, the other three tracks can be purchased separately via in-app-purchase.

This version can open plugin version presets and vise versa.

Kirnu Cream For iPad

– 4 independent tracks (One track available by default. Other can be added via IAP)
– 12 patterns per track
– Very powerful internal 2 OSC synthesizer FOR EVERY 4 TRACKS
– Two different views: Classic and quick edit view.
– Live Keyboard, Chord Memory and Pattern Sequencer sections.
– Sample accurate MIDI engine.
– Easy to use note hold mode with transpose and bypass functionality.
– Presets are compatible with the plugin version.

– Powerful Pattern Step Data Section:
– Tool section enables easy data editing.
– All data sections are independent from each other.
– Data sections can be looped with several different loop modes.
– Chord memory section enables different chords to be used in every step.
– Sequencer section enables sequencing the notes.
– Accent, order, gate, accent, transposition, note divide, note shift.
– 8 CC controls in each pattern.

– MIDI learn for all knob controls.
– Control Zone for changing most important parameters via external keyboard or MIDI events.
– Audiobus (generator) support
– MIDI sync with host and slave mode

– And lots of more

With Cream Mobile it’s very easy to create catching lead parts, bouncing bass lines, swinging drums and lots of other cool stuff. The only obstacle is your imagination 🙂

Cream Mobile isn’t like any traditional MIDI arpeggiator or sequencer. It’s a lot more. It’s simple and clever design makes it easy to learn and operate. You can easily create cool performances by tweaking only couple of controls. If this is not enough for you there are so many ways you can control Cream that you never feel bored with it.

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VirSyn Arpeggist for iPad
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Arpeggist is a MIDI Note arpeggiator with a very flexible step matrix editor for programming and a unique “rolling dice” random arpeggio generator. You can build arpeggios from scratch or use one of the factory arpeggios as foundation. You can also create an unlimited number of user arpeggio presets.

Just play a chord or a single note and it gets transformed into a grooving monophonic synth line or a rhythmical chord pattern.

Full featured programmable Arpeggiator
• User programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
• Can trigger single notes and chords.
• Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
• 40 Factory arpeggios included, unlimited user arpeggios possible.
• For each step you can program tie (bound notes), accent, transposition and note order
• Use to control MIDI compatible Synthesiser

• Play trigger notes live with the onscreen keyboard.
• Optionally use CoreMIDI compatible hardware keyboard.
• Chord generator plays complex chords on one finger playing.
• Internal sound generator.
• Selectable Arpeggiator MIDI Output port.
• Dozens of scales selectable
• Variable Keyboard layout for scale optimized playing

• Audiobus 2 compatible (Input slot) with Preset saving.
• Inter App Audio
• Exchange user presets with File Sharing in iTunes.
• Support for virtual MIDI input/output connections.


Advanced Midi Arpeggiator For iPhone
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Arpist Arpeggiator For iPhone

Arpist is an arpeggiator designed for MIDI hardware, iOS instrument apps and DAW environments, Arpist processes MIDI input to generate musical arpeggios and rhythms.

You can create rhythmic dynamics using the variable-step Rhythm Grid, in which you can create loud and soft steps, play chords for emphasis and skip steps altogether.

Arpist stores settings in snapshots, called Song Blocks. You can organize your settings across multiple Song Blocks to sequence through various patterns and rhythms while you play.


Key Signature and Transpose controls allow you to diatonically transpose your patterns, in any key, in real-time.

Advanced features include MIDI Remote Control and MIDI Clock Send and Sync. With MIDI Remote Control, you can manipulate Arpist’s controls from your keyboard, even when Arpist is in the background.

Note that Arpist is a MIDI generator, not a synthesizer. Enjoy Arpist with your favorite keyboard or iOS synth app.

Arpist is available for free


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