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

Get Riffer HERE

2019
09/12
Bleass Sidekick Midi Trigger
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Bleass Sidekick Sidechain Compressor

The BLEASS sidekick AUv3 is the only iOS AUv3 effect plugin that offers a kick drum synth and sequencer coupled with a sidechain compressor in order to bring unique and creative dynamics to your music!

All music producers (techno / dubstep / ambient / house / hiphop…) alike will enjoy the instant pumping effect in the mix and the fully customizable kick drum sonic impact brought by the BLEASS sidekick Audio Unit plugin.

This update brings a brand new UI with improved colors and overall feeling.

You now can also trig the kick not only with AU parameters but also with midi notes in hosts such as Cubasis or BeatMaker3!

Inspired by the classic 808 analog sound as well as many other legendary drum machines, the drumsynth features extensive and precise parameters to get punchy / boomy / drum kick sounds:

– kick tuning, decay and volume

– sinus to triangle waveforms

– fine-tuned hardness, body and impact adjustments

– punch envelope with power and decay

– ghost mode (to simulate the sidechain compressor without the sound of the kick)

– trigger mode AU parameter

– trigger mode with external MIDI IN

________Sidechain Compressor / Ducker

– compression triggered by the kick

– threshold, ratio and makeup sliders

– attack and release for precise compression envelope

________Step Sequencer :

– up to 16 steps sequencer

– ternary and binary steps resolution from 8 to 32th.

– adjustable groove (swing)

________Audio Unit :

– All settings accessible via Audio Unit parameters

– Universal compatibility with iOS 10 or higher

– resource-efficient and low CPU usage

By using the treshold and ghost mode parameter, you also can use the BLEASS sidekick either only as a kick drum generator or only as a sidechain compressor.

BLEASS sidekick also includes a standalone version that can be used along an external audio input.

Check out www.bleass.com for video tutorials and demos !

*** NOTE : this is an Audio Unit Effect Plugin (AUv3) which ideally requires a compatible host (such as AUM, Audiobus, GarageBand, BeatMaker 3, Auria or Cubasis) ***

We recommend using quality headphones or studio monitor speakers with a good frequency response

Get Bleass apps here https://apps.apple.com/developer/bleass/id1220444177

2019
05/30
Mozaic MIDI Creator
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MIDI script app creator

Create your own MIDI plugins: MIDI filters, generative music tools, basic sequencers, MIDI control panels, chaos experiments… Let your imagination take you places.

Mozaic runs inside your favorite AU MIDI host, and gives you practical building blocks such as LFOs, pre-fab GUI layouts, musical scales, AUv3 support (with AU Parameters, transport events, tempo syncing, etc.), random generators and a super-simple yet powerful script language. Mozaic even offers quick access to your device’s Tilt Sensors for expressive interaction concepts!

The Mozaic Script language is designed from the ground up to be the easiest and most flexible MIDI language on iOS. A language by creatives, for creatives. You’ll only need to write a few lines of script to achieve impressive things – or to create that uber-specific thing that was missing from your MIDI setup.

Check out the Programming Manual on Ruismaker.com to learn about the script language and to get inspiration for awesome scripts of your own.

Mozaic comes with a sizable collection of tutorials and pre-made scripts which you can use out of the box, or which can be a starting point for your own plugin adventures.

Check out this cool example of a custom app designed in Mozaic:

Download Chordulator for free (requires Mozaic) https://patchstorage.com/the-chordulator/

Features in a nutshell:

– Easy to learn Mozaic Script language: easy to learn, easy to read

– Sample-accurate-everything: the tightest MIDI timing possible

– Built-in script editor with code-completion, syntax hints, etc.

– 5 immediately usable GUI layouts, with knobs, sliders, pads, etc.

– In-depth, helpful programming manual available on Ruismaker.com

– Easy access to LFOs, scales, MIDI I/O, AU parameters, timers

– AUv3; so you’ll get multi-instance, state-saving, tempo sync and resource efficiency out of the box

Mozaic opens up the world of creative MIDI plugins to anyone willing to put in a few hours and a hot beverage or two.

Practical notes:

– Mozaic requires a plugin host with support for AUv3 MIDI plugins (AUM, ApeMatrix, Cubasis, Auria, Audiobus 3, etc.)

– The standalone mode of Mozaic lets you edit, test and export projects, but for MIDI connections you need to run it inside an AUv3 MIDI host

– MIDI is not sound; Mozaic on its own does not make noise… so bring your own synths, drum machines and other instruments!

– AUv3 MIDI requires iOS11 or higher

Get Mozaic HERE

2019
05/15
Kymatica AUM Update!
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Kymatica just updated AUM – Audio Mixer with a whole bunch of MIDI improvements! There is a new MIDI channel strip to hold MIDI-only AUv3 plugins. There are a lot of features in AUM that can now be controlled via MIDI. The update also includes Ableton Link 3 start/stop support.

MAJOR NEW FEATURES

• Finally, updated to Ableton Link 3 with start/stop support!
• Add new “MIDI strip” channel type to hold MIDI-only AU plugins.
• Allow importing channels from another session. (Tap IMPORT add-button, or long-press a session file and choose ‘Import channels’)
• Allow easy duplication of channel strip.
• Allow loading sessions via MIDI actions. Its configuration is saved globally instead of in the session.
• Add MIDI program change as recognized MIDI control messages.
• Add MIDI ctrl for tap tempo.
• Add MIDI action ‘Show Plugin’ for AUv3 nodes.
• Add MIDI actions for AUv3 preset-loading.
• Avoid stuck notes when bypassing/disconnecting MIDI sources or changing MIDI destination filter/transpose
• Show AU contextName (if set) in plugin title and as node icon subtitle, long-press AU plugin title bar to edit.

IMPROVEMENTS

• Re-apply preferred samplerate on audio interface route change.
• Remember preferred sample rate on app launch.
• Save preferred instead of current sample rate in session.
• Bring keyboard to front if currently behind the plugin window when tapping plugin window keyboard button.
• Send error string to Audiobus if preset load failed.
• MIDI matrix: highlight source and dest on touch-down.
• Support upside-down portrait on iPhone.
• Improve display of long names in MIDI control table.
• MIDI learn consistency: always ignore the message that triggered the learn.
• Tweak node param-knob and menu button layout for consistency.
• Only update latency compensation on node-bypass if the node has latency.
• Save project: save when tapping Return on keyboard.
• Various minor UI and layout tweaks.
• Keep connections to MIDI Control from permanent MIDI sources on load/new session.
• Minor optimizations for MIDI Control.

BUGFIXES

• AUv3 Transpose: ignore extra bytes in note messages (hello Thesys).
• Clear MIDI matrix when loading session so it isn’t keeping connections from previous session.
• Don’t crash when trying to MIDI-control parameters of a crashed AU plugin.
• NodePicker: avoid keyboard on iPhone.
• NodePicker: fix memory leak if dismissed while in search mode.
• NodePicker: hide ‘remove slot’ button while searching.
• NodePicker: hide search if collection empty.
• Make sure we don’t free MIDI sources/destinations too early. Hopefully avoids rare crash…
• Improve MIDI safety when AU plugin was invalidated (crashed).
• Update MIDI matrix correctly if visible while loading session.

Get AUM HERE

2019
04/22
StepBud MIDI Sequencer AU
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AU midi sequencer app

StepBud is a MIDI Sequencer with Audio Unit AUv3 plugin, Audiobus and Ableton Link.

Add an unlimited number of steps to your sequencer.
Your steps appear with a LED and a fader on top of your screen.
You can change the active mode that your step faders displaying/controlling.
– Set the current note or chord in range of the scale and key you selected with respect the range of the octave you want to focus,
– Set the velocity, rate, gate time, modulation, pitch bend, portamento for each step,
– Try increasing the rate and repeat count your steps if you want to add more flavor.

Below the step faders, you have a master fader where you can control your entire sequencer. It has two modes which you can change from the settings strip on the bottom of the app.
– In copy mode, it assigns its value to each step.
– In shift mode, it shifts up or down each step.

If you want to go off-scale or try some crazy chords on some of your steps, or maybe on all of them, you can go to the Step Editor by double tapping the LED of the step you want to edit.

In StepBud’s powerful Step Editor, you can set your step’s notes either from the virtual keyboard or your connected MIDI keyboard. Don’t forget to enable MIDI in port of your MIDI keyboard or the you want to receive MIDI from the settings menu. You may also preview the selected notes by pressing the preview button in Step Editor for making sure you created the perfect sound for your particular step.

You can also toggle the steps you want to disable by tapping its LED.
If you long-press the LED, you can access a menu where you may copy/paste the steps around, remove them or edit them.

If you enable the lock mode from the settings strip on the bottom of the app, you may adjust each visible step fader on the screen by a single swipe gesture without having to lift your finger up.

Try to change your arppegio mode from the settings strip. You can sequence your steps up, down, up-down or random order.

StepBud is a MIDI sequencer app and it does not generate sounds itself. You need to route its MIDI out port in the settings menu to the audio app you want to sequence.

Please note that you need to have an iOS 11+ device and an Audio Unit host application such as AUM, apeMatrix, Cubasis, BeatMaker or Audiobus in order to use the StepBud as an Audio Unit plugin. And don’t forget to route StepBud’s MIDI out to the app or audio unit you want to sequence.

StepBud’s MIDI layer powered by free and open-source project AudioKit
https://github.com/AudioKit/AudioKit

Get StepBud here

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