2016
09/27
Modstep Update Features State Saving New Templates And More
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ModStep

Introducing Modstep, Modulation Monster and the first full-blown MIDI sequencer for the iPad. Modstep allows you to create music and jam with your iPad and your favorite IAA Apps, Audio Units, Mac and PC software and MIDI hardware as well as the internal drum sampler and synth. Use it as the centerpiece of your setup to create and perform music on the go, in the studio and on stage.

What’s New in Version 1.1.4
– iOS 10 support
– “Autostart Plugins” allows you to decide whether you want to load AUv3 and IAA with the Session
– “Load last Session on Startup” allows you to decide whether you want to load the last Session on Startup or start with a new Session
– Preset support for AUv3 FX
– State-saving for AUv3 (except for bassalicious)
– new Templates for Ruismaker, Ruismaker FM, Korg Volca Kick, boom808, boom909, DM-2, bastl micro granny and FLUXFX
– updated Templates for Roland Boutique synthesizers

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FEATURES:
-Session-style MIDI sequencer with unlimited tracks & scenes.
-Play individual clips or whole scenes, or use the included arrangement features to manage more sophisticated song-structures.
-Clips are pattern based which allows quick edits on the fly. Set a variable speed per pattern.
-Edit clips with either the Step Sequencer or the Piano Roll
-Step Sequencer with active steps and step-shifting.
-Piano Roll with variable quantization including triplets, access to modulations, velocities and scales.
-Everything can be edited, arranged, modulated or changed in real-time.

-Note Repeat from 1-48th to 1/4th.
-Global Swing
-Unlimited MIDI & Audio tracks – only restricted by the power of your iPad.
-Tempo range from 20 to 999bpm.
-Sync via Ableton Link.
-Stable and low-latency MIDI Clock In & Out with latency adjustment.
-Trigger out

-integrated global keyboard with scales & drum-pads allow quick recording of individual tracks with a single surface.
-Use an external controller or keyboard to control, record or play any given track.
-Midi mappable via external MIDI controllers

-Internal additive synth with up to 64 harmonics per voice, 3-band eq, delay, reverb, lfo and detune.
-Internal sampler with pitch, volume, reverse, fx per slot, 3 band-eq, delay and reverb.
-Integrate any IAA compatible app or Audio Unit as an instrument or effect.
-unlimited number of effects per track.
-Audiobus support.
-convenient plugin management via drag and drop.
-Integrated mixer with Arm, Mute, Solo per track

-Any loaded instrument or external MIDI hardware is completely modulatable via CCs.
-Up to 128 CC modulations per track.

-Audio and MIDI streaming directly via charger cable to Mac and PC using studiomux technology
-Export sample perfect loops of audio per track. Choose which channels to record. The internal quantization will make sure they are sample-perfect and ready for any DAW.
-Import / Export of MIDI files.
-Import / Export of Audio & MIDI files via AudioShare.

-A sophisticated template system allows quick setup of tracks to control external MIDI hardware, apps or plugins.
-Includes many preconfigured templates for popular external hardware.
-Template editor to create your own templates for IAA Apps, desktop Apps and external MIDI devices
-Supports all MIDI interfaces for the iPad
-Works on all iPads (iPad 1 restricted to MIDI only)

Requirements:
iOS 8 or later
for audio and MIDI streaming to a Mac or PC, the studiomux server software is required: get the latest for free at studiomux.net

Modstep

2015
10/08
Fugue Machine Baroque and Serialism For iPad
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Fugue Machine Baroque and Serialism For iPad

FUGUE MACHINE is like “Bach In A Box”. It is a musical tool inspired by composition techniques used in Baroque music and Serialism — e.g. Bach’s canons and fugues, and Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique. The idea was to design a tool to manipulate a melody’s speed, direction, and pitch, as well as play multiple variations of the melody simultaneously.

As it turned out, the best implementation for this was to reimagine one of the most fundamental building blocks of all music sequencers: the piano roll.

Fugue Machine

THE PIANO ROLL, REIMAGINED.

FUGUE MACHINE is the world’s first multi-playhead piano roll. Create a musical sequence and play it back with up to four playheads at once — each at various speeds, directions, and pitches. You see the playheads dance over the music sequence, and hear the complex patterns that emerge.

It’s mesmerizing.

Fogue Machine

2013
07/06
Conform Glitch Sequencer For iPad
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Conform Glitch Sequencer For iPad

Conform is an interactive composition app for iPad, where complexity leads to less control.

You are presented with a normal 8-channel 16-step sequencer. Selecting a step will triggering it and move it to a new position. Additional function buttons modify the step grid further, enabling a new creative process.

Credits:

Programming and sound design by Johan Halin.

Clicks and pops by Otto Hassinen.

Created by Aero Deko.

The source code for Conform is available on GitHub: https://github.com/superjohan/conform

Conform is available for FREE

2013
06/28
Sugar Bytes Thesys Step Sequencer For iPad
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Thesys-For-iPad

Thesys is an extremely powerful and intuitive MIDI stepsequencer app, giving you control over just about all aspects of your favorite MIDI devices. Use Thesys to create varied and organic bass lines, screaming leads, pulsating chords, and organic pad sounds in the studio or on stage. For live musicians, Thesys provides an extremely versatile palette of performance options which can be triggered right from your MIDI keyboard: you can transpose, manipulate, twist up, mutate, and mangle your patterns without even getting near your iPad. No other MIDI sequencer plugin offers you the ease and power of Thesys. It is 100% MIDI compliant and therefore provides the ultimate MIDI sequencing solution.

Thesys iPad Screenshot

iPad Edition Features:
– Midifile Export
– Integrated Synth
– Audiobus Support (Sender)
– Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
– Midi Clock Sync (Master & Slave)
– Action Section (Gatetime, Looper, Slowdown…)
– Pattern Sequencer
– Jack iOS Support
– Zoom

Thesys is available for $14.99

2012
11/21
Synergy Workstation For iPad
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4pockets Synergy iPad Workstation

Synergy Studio an interesting and fun way to create music.

Synergy Studio is a sequencer that enables music creation by all musical abilities. By simply tapping on the grid interface users can lay down a series of notes and patterns of up to 64 notes to create a musical sequence.

If you are a seasoned musician looking for a tool to help lay down new ideas or need more advanced features then Synergy has the lot, a fully integrated mixer, lots of plug-in effects, complete customization of instruments and patches and extensive automation facilities.

If you want to experiment more, you can add multiple layers to your patterns by selecting different instruments for each layer. As you build up your layers you can create intricate musical patterns. By switching to the fully integrated mixer and effects options you can take your patterns to a professional level.

There are four main instrument categories to choose from: Drums, Analogue Synthesizer, Sample and Pad Synth. Each category contains different types of instruments – for example in the drum kit category you can choose from an array of different kits including Analogue T9, Orchestra, Rock and Techno. Further instrument packs are available in the Synergy’s free sound library or as In-App purchases.

Synergy includes MIDI implementation enabling you to interact with MIDI hardware, such as Synths and Samplers creating a powerful live tool.

Musicians can share projects with other iOS devices. Simply select the WIST function located at the top of the screen to seamlessly connect with other iPad to share tracks and projects with one another.

Exporting your finished songs and patterns from Synergy is just as easy with built in functionality for Dropbox, SoundCloud, Email, Pasteboard or exports directly into other apps such as Meteor Multitrack Recorder.

Although Synergy will run on the iPad 1, to get the full benefit we recommend an iPad 2 or later.

• Choose your pattern length from 16, 32 and 64 notes.
• 11 Drum Kits, 42 Analogue Synth instruments, 55 Sampler instruments, 21 Pad Synth instruments.
• Further instruments available from free Sound library and in-App purchases.
• Edit existing instruments to create new ones and save them to use again.
• Easily connect and interact with other MIDI controls.
• Fully integrated mixer and effects unit available.
• 3 BAND Parametric EQ on each of the 16 layers to control the tonal content of a layer.
• Automate panning, fading and effects using the mixer.
• Export and share to other iOS devices via Bluetooth, Pasteboard, SoundCloud, DropBox, Email and FTP

Synergy is available for $19.99

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