2020
02/13
Riffer Midi Generator Sequencer
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Riffer for iPad

Riffer is a creative MIDI sequencer that generates random patterns and melodies for you. 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

What’s New
Version History
Dec 26, 2019 Version 2.0
• Create and Save Custom Scales
• Lock Individual Notes or whole Steps
• Quick Load Preset Menu
• Audio Out for Quick Pattern Preview
• New Scale Transposition Engine
• New Range Engine for Pitch, Duration & Velocity
• Infinity Mode Loop Selector
• Root Note Probability selector
• New Preset Manager
• MIDI Controllable
• New MIDI Output menu
• Reverse Pattern
• Updated UI
• Performance Improvements

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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.

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2019
06/06
Woodstepper Sampler AU
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Woodstepper Sampler Step Sequencer

Woodstepper Sampler Step Sequencer

The WoodStepper is a sequencer having both audio and midi out.
It consists of 4 independent 8-steps sequencers which can be linked to a 16, 24 or 32 steps sequencer.
Each step can send 4 midi messages (note on, CC, …) to 2 midi channels.
The audio part for each sequencer has a pitch (down) shifter, (Moog lowpass) filter with ASR envelope, saturator, amplitude ASR envelope and delay line which can all be set independently per step.
The audio sources can be the track audio, sampled audio or the built-in VCO.
The app can be used stand-alone (device audio input and output) or as a plugin in a DAW.
In this case it has to be inserted in an audio track and not in an instrument track as WoodStepper is still an audio effects plugin with additional midi input and output.

Woodstepper Sampler Step Sequencer

The manual can be downloaded from : http://www.woodmansimmaculatemaplesyrupstudio.be/woodstepper/WoodStepperHelp.pdf– IOS plugin type : AUv3, IAA and stand-alone app.

– Has 4 independent 8-steps sequencers.
– Sequencers can be linked to form 16, 24, or 32 steps sequencer(s).
– Each sequencer can have a different timing.
– Steps can be disabled for non 4/4 patterns.
– Each step can send up to 4 midi messages (+ all previous notes off) on 2 midi channels
– Midi note-on values can follow a midi received ground note.
– Audio sources can be the track audio, sampled audio or a VCO (per sequencer).
– Sampling can be armed (per sequencer) with a button or a midi in CC.
– Each sequencer has it’s own gain, clipping led and brick-wall limiter.
– VCO’s have the usual waveforms and can be FM modulated.
– VCO frequency/note value can be set with a midi in note-on.
– Polyphonic mode sends 4 subsequent note-ons to the 4 VCO’s.
– Each step has a pitch down shifter.
– Pitch shifters have a glide control.
– Pitch shifters can be set to a random value (out of a list of scales).
– Pitch values can be harmonically locked to the Just Scale or the Equally Tempered Scale.
– Each step has a 4-pole Moog Lowpass filter with resonance and ASR envelope.
– Steps have an additional high-pass filter and a saturation control.
– All steps have an ASR amplitude envelope and a step gain.
– Each step has its own delay line with independent timing, feedback, and filtering.
– Step audio and delay can be panned independently per step.
– Sequencers can be started manually or started when Playing (transport) starts.
– A “Play 1 Step” button allows to finetune step settings
– An “All Steps” button allows to set the same parameter value in all steps.
– Has a global Dry-Wet, Input gain and Output gain control.
– Presets can be stored in iCloud Drive (makes them available on all your devices).
– Presets can be switched with Midi Program Changes.
– Major controls can be set with Midi CC messages.

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2018
09/21
Yuri Turov Xynthesizr Update
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iOS Midi sequencer

Xynthesizr is a streamlined yet capable 32-step matrix sequencer/monotimbral synthesizer with generative features and MIDI.

Version History

Sep 21, 2018 Version 1.6

– Reworked Inter-App Audio sync
– Ableton Link Start Stop Sync support
– Updated Audiobus SDK to 3.0.5
– Fixed song and preset sorting order issue with iOS 11
– Reworked song, preset and recording export UI
– Updated UI for iPhone X, 10.5” and 12.9” iPads
– Other tweaks and bug fixes

iOS MIDI sequencer

Create patterns and modify them in real time, or let Xynthesizr do it for you using its morphing algorithms. Change scale and key, or transpose within a scale on-the-fly. Tweak parameters of the internal synthesizer or output MIDI to your favorite apps and devices. Record and share your creations.

General features:
◦ MIDI support for syncing and sending notes to synths, samplers and drum machines
◦ Notes to MIDI channel mapping for driving multiple apps or devices simultaneously
◦ MIDI input to control transposition with note messages and synthesizer/sequencer parameters with CC messages
◦ Ableton Link support
◦ Audiobus 3 support
◦ Inter-App Audio support
◦ 40+ bundled presets
◦ Save, export and import your own patterns and presets
◦ Record and export audio

Sequencer features:
◦ Gestures to easily edit patterns on-the-fly
◦ [Conway’s Game of] Life-like cellular automata and probability-based pattern morphing
◦ Limit pattern morphing to a selected area of the grid
◦ Variable tempo, step length subdivision and pattern length
◦ Variable velocity per step
◦ Selectable keys and scales with ability to transpose in real time
◦ An option to tie consecutive notes of same pitch to make longer notes
◦ Shift and flip patterns
◦ Create and use your own scales and Life-like cellular automata rules
◦ Color-coded octaves

Synthesizer and FX feature:
◦ 32-bit floating point sound engine
◦ 16 voice polyphony
◦ 2 antialiased oscillators per voice
◦ 4 waveforms (sine, triangle, sawtooth, square)
◦ 4-pole (24 dB/oct) low-pass resonant filter
◦ 2 ADSR envelope generators (amplitude and filter cutoff frequency)
◦ 2 LFOs to modulate 4 selectable LFO targets (filter frequency, pitch, amplitude, second oscillator detune)
◦ Stereo delay, reverb and randomized panner

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2018
08/30
Xequence Update Audiobus 3 Support
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Xequence is a highly professional, fast & stable MIDI sequencer, arranger & controller for iPhone & iPad.

What’s New
Version History
Aug 28, 2018 Version 1.8

COMPLETE AUDIOBUS 3 SUPPORT:

– SIDEBAR: Audiobus sidebar for switching between connected apps, with access to all Xequence transport controls (Play, Stop (the Rewind icon) and Record) from any other Audiobus app.

– SYNCHRONIZATION: Full synchronization (Start, Stop, Tempo, Phase). Please note that Ableton Link has to be enabled in Xequence, all participating apps, and Audiobus.

– MIDI OUT: 16 Audiobus MIDI Out ports for connecting up to 16 Xequence instruments to 16 separate Audiobus MIDI lanes or apps. Displays connected apps’ names inside Xequence.

– COMPATIBILITY NOTE: Some apps hosted in Audiobus as a MIDI receiver might not work correctly due to implementation issues in these apps. In these cases, please send the MIDI directly to the app (do not put the target app on Audiobus’ MIDI screen. Instead, put it as a source on the Audio screen and select the app itself as the MIDI Destination on Xequence’s instruments screen). This problem can only be fixed by the receiver app developers.

– MIDI IN: Audiobus MIDI In port for recording the MIDI output of other Audiobus apps. (all input will currently be merged to a single track, i.e. multitrack MIDI recording is not yet supported, but will be in a future update.)

– MIDI THRU: Xequence’s usual MIDI Thru will also work inside Audiobus, passing whatever is received from the MIDI lane OR from any other source selected in Xequence’s settings to the current track’s instrument, which can be an Audiobus destination, hardware, OR another app.

– STATE SAVING AND RESTORE: Xequence will save the current project, including all modifications done since the last save, in the Audiobus preset, and restore it when a preset is recalled.

– MIDI MERGE: Xequence merges all MIDI input both from the Audiobus lane AND any other MIDI sources, both hardware and software, and can record it or send it to the current track’s instrument (MIDI Thru).

– Please note that Audiobus MIDI and State Saving still are very new and evolving technologies, and you may encounter issues which are caused by problems in third-party apps. However, please do let us know if you have a problem that you suspect might be due to a Xequence bug, and we’re happy to investigate.

IMPROVEMENTS:

– MIDI Input has been cleaned up: The “Any” source has been replaced by “Xequence Destination” and can be enabled alongside the other available sources. To send MIDI to “Xequence Destination”, most apps have a menu that will list “Xequence Destination” so you can send to it. Of course, the other way around (Xequence actively connects to other sources) is still available by enabling one of the other sources in the “Select MIDI sources” panel.
– Better contrast for instrument colors in “Light” theme.
– Pianoroll: When switching between note and velocity editing, scroll and zoom are now preserved.
– Various optimizations.

FIXES:

– Pianoroll: Fix vertical scrolling of keys on the left sometimes not in sync with scroll position of editor.
– Pianoroll: Fix slightly wrong vertical zoom in Drum editor mode when using “Zoom All” with the ruler enabled and “Ruler Auto-Dismiss” disabled.
– Keyboard: Fix sliders with “Return” option sometimes not returning to their zero position.

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