2020
02/13
Tune Maker iOS Music Lab
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Tune Maker iOS Music Lab

Tune Maker is a music composition tool which helps you to understand the basic components of music and to quickly begin creating your own compositions.

Tune Maker can be used by musicians of all levels. Beginners can start using basic chords, rhythms and melodies. Professional musicians will appreciate the ability to construct very advanced chords, using non-standard time signatures, adding multiple melody lines, MIDI export, recording chords and notes from a MIDI keyboard and many more.

FEEL THE BEAT

There is not any strict sequence of steps in music composition, but if you are just starting, you can begin by adding some drums to your tune. It will create a basic structure of the future composition.

HEAR THE MELODY

Try to hear a melody in your head or sing it first. Then start drawing it on the melody track canvas. Hit Play and listen while you are working on it. To make it more dynamic, use the velocity tool to adjust volume of individual notes.

HARMONIZE

In music, the process of adding chords to a melody is called harmonization. Tune Maker allows you to construct almost any possible chord and it will help you to find chords that mach your melody.

ANIMATE CHORDS WITH AN ARPEGGIO

In Tune Maker, an arpeggio track is a rhythmic pattern for your chord progression. You can think of it as a right hand pattern when you play on a guitar. It can be like strumming, bass & chord or a single-note pattern. Tune Maker automatically maps this pattern to your chords and produces appropriate note pitches.

RECORD YOUR PERFORMANCE

Enable recording and start playing on the note editor’s scale buttons or use your MIDI controller connected over USB of Bluetooth. You can also record chords with your MIDI keyboard. Tune Maker will recognize chords you are playing and insert them to the chord track.

CHOOSE YOUR INSTRUMENTS

Select an instrument from the built-in collection. Play CoreMIDI-compatible apps. Or plug in any Audio Unit Extension Instrument available on the App Store.

BUILD A COMPLETE SONG

You can duplicate an existing section and add some alterations to it or you can just repeat a section. For example, if you have some kind of chorus section in your song, you could repeat it in multiple places inside your song. And if you decide to modify this section later, the changes will affect all the repeats.

ORGANIZE, SHARE & EXPORT

Tune Maker is a Document Based App. This allows you to organize your projects in the way that works best for you. You can store your projects on a local folder, on iCloud Drive, or on any other supported cloud storage like DropBox or GoogleDrive. You can share easily using AirDrop, Mail or Message. You can also export your project as a MIDI file if you want to continue working on it in a DAW like Ableton or GarageBand.

Get Tune Maker here

2018
11/13
Riffer Adds AU Support
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Riffer Melody Generator For iOS

Riffer is a creative MIDI sequencer that generates random patterns and melodies for you. it is an audio unit AUv3 designed to feed any Synth, Sampler, Drum Machine and anything that accepts MIDI signal both software and hardware. You can choose scales, complexity, steps, start and end points, playback motion, set pitch, transpose, measures and many more.

Generate fresh ideas, sequences, melodies, riffs and musical patterns. Turn them into something of your own, or let it run endlessly using the Infinity mode. Riffer is built both for studio and live performance. The app includes a huge variety of scales, from western to eastern and you can save your favorite Riffs for quick access.

Featuring MIDI output support over WiFi or MIDI cable. Riffer also supports Ableton Link for tight sync between apps on the same network.

Get Riffer https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1435691909?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

2018
04/04
Write A Song With Fortamento
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Ever got stuck writing a new song, wishing for a spark of inspiration to get started? This video tutorial will show you how to write a song with Fortamento.

Get instant musical ideas at a push of a button with Fortamento – a simple and effective music idea creator, capable of generating 4 bars of chord progression and melody, with the option to edit the idea and save the result.
To make life easier, there’s an option to export the tunes as MIDI files for further work in your favorite Digital Audio Workstation software or MIDI sequencer.

Fortamento is a great addition to the workflow of musicians, songwriters and producers to overcome the occasional writer’s block.

Key features:
– MIDI file export
– Tempo / key control
– Manual melody editing
– Save tunes
– Various instrument sounds

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2018
03/24
Fortamento Music Ideas Generator
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Ever get stuck writing a new song, wishing for a spark of inspiration to get started? Fortamento is a great addition to the workflow of musicians, songwriters and producers to overcome the occasional writer’s block.

Get instant musical ideas at a push of a button with Fortamento – a simple and effective music idea creator, capable of generating 4 bars of chord progression and melody, with the option to fine-tune (pun intended) the idea and save the result. To make life easier, there’s an option to export the tunes as MIDI files for further work in your favorite DAW.

Key features:
– MIDI file export
– Tempo / key control
– Manual melody editing
– Save tunes
– Various instrument sounds

Get Fortamento

2016
03/30
YouCompose Writes Harmonies For Your Melodies
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YouCompose iPad composition tool

With YouCompose you can easily accomplish complex compositional tasks in classical and jazz styles. YouCompose comes with a powerful built-in assistant composer. She knows her music theory and can help you compose and arrange your music in many ways. You give her your melodies and decide how they should be handled. She then finishes your composition, doing all the hard work that normally takes hours, but now is done in seconds.

It’s a great tool to create your own music for your movie, game or theatre productions for example. It’s also great for songwriters but above all: it’s just fun to play with this app and enjoy its surprising results.

YouCompose is of great educational value as well. Many teachers from around the world already use YouCompose in their harmony, composition and orchestration classes.

YouCompose Screen

Built-in instruments:
– Over 75 instruments are included with high quality sounds. You’ll find all regular orchestral instruments, keyboards, organs, guitars, basses, chorus, percussion and more.
– With over 40 preset ensembles you can quickly setup YouCompose for ensembles like a saxophone quartet, string quartet or orchestra, woodwinds or brass sections and much more.

Creating and editing:
– You create melodies using the built-in virtual keyboard or a MIDI keyboard, by entering single notes in a grid editor, by importing a melody from a MIDI file or by asking your assistant to make one for you. 
Your assistant composer will then harmonize these melodies in a classical or jazz style taking into account the instruments you selected.
– A composition can be edited in many ways. YouCompose allows you to copy, paste, move, repeat and discard movements, segments and individual notes.
– You can ask your assistant to compose a complete 3 or 4 movement classical or jazz symphony for your ensemble all by herself, or let her add a new movement to an existing one.
– You can control the way she harmonizes your melodies, by setting Harmonization Points and other options, or you can also leave that completely to her.
– If you wish you can even combine classical and jazz styles within one piece.
– Special tools allow you to enter lyrics, apply melodic transformations or create dynamic effects.

Sharing and saving:
– YouCompose is Audiobus, AudioCopy and Inter-App Audio compatible and supports background audio. This means that you can record its audio using Audiobus, GarageBand or any other Audiobus compatible or IAA host App. In Audiobus you will find remote triggers for reverb and output level adjustment. With AudioCopy you can copy audio from movements, parts, segments or fragments to any other AudioCopy compatible app.
– YouCompose is CoreMIDI compatible. This means that you can also utilize a MIDI keyboard, a MIDI sound module or synth apps running on your device together with YouCompose.
– You can export audio files directly to other apps on your device. Supported audio file formats are: MIDI, aac, m4a, aiff, caf and wav. A m4a file contains iTunes data like ‘artist’, ‘song name’ and ‘lyrics’. You can export audio from movements, parts, segments or fragments.
– You can view your composition’s full score and the individual parts (transposed when applicable), print them directly from YouCompose to an AirPrint compatible printer or export them to any PDF viewer like iBooks.
– You can save compositions to your device and load them again later. Additionally, YouCompose allows you to send and receive them from other devices running YouCompose via Dropbox, email or an AirDrop connection.
– You can share your composition with others by sending an email containing a YouCompose data file, m4a audio files, MIDI files and/or a PDF document with the full score and the individual (transposed) parts.
– Several sample compositions containing well known melodies are also included in the package.

YouCompose


The real magic happens at about 3:30 in.

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