2017
12/18
SEQ3X64 MIDI Step Sequencer
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SEQ3X64 is a MIDI step sequencer, with two melodic tracks and one drums track. Each track can be from 2 to 64 steps long. Up to 16 projects can be stored in the sequencer memory, each project containing up 16 sequences on each track.

Each step on the melodic tracks has its own configuration (note number, velocity and gate length), and can be tied to next step in order to get any note length. The two melodic tracks can also be transposed in real time.

The drums track can trigger 16 different events (note number, velocity and gate length). Each step on drums track can trigger the 16 events at the same time.

The three tracks can be configured independently in terms of direction (forward, reverse, alternate) and time division (1/4, 1/8, 1/16 and 1/32). Each track can also be used in triplet mode and can have a different number of steps. Tempo can be set from 30 to 300 bpm. SEQ3X64 can be clocked internally or externally, and it can provide MIDI synchronization data to other MIDI devices as a Master.

SEQ3X64 has been specifically designed to stay compatible with older iOS versions (iOS 5.1 minimum). A nice way to recycle an older iPad…

Tutorial for the application is available here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsUXwCLDJGU

IMPORTANT : SEQ3X64 requires a iOS compatible MIDI interface connected to the iPad via a Camera Connection Kit (for iPads 1/2/3) or a Lightning USB cable (for iPads 4or greater, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Pro)

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2017
10/06
Quantum MIDI Sequencer For iOS
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Quantum is a performance midi sequencer which approaches music composition with an interactive creation processes – sometimes referred to as ‘noodling’.

Where pattern or piano-role sequencers are good for music forms (intro/verse/chorus etc) or grid entry, Quantum’s approach is built around the idea of a step being the focus – think of the step as a single note or chord written on a music sheet then add a lot of extra notation (like probability of playing or ornamentation say).

These highly detailed steps are then aligned into sequences (think melodies) that loop. You can have any length up to 64, but these can be further split into 4 sub-sequences that have their own set of sequencer parameters (like tempo, play direction, transpose etc).

To enter step parameters such as note pitch, velocity, gated length etc, 16 general faders are available which allow you to draw, drag, select copy/paste, inc/dec & link together to edit values. These are also midi learnable (midi cc or nrpn) to allow you to use control surfaces or midi controllers.

To aid you with faster control Quantum has loop actions which you can program in to carry out tasks when a sequence loops – e.g. transpose, randomise, start or load another sequence etc.

With up to 24 sequences playing Quantum introduces a mixer page allowing you to blend midi velocities. Built on the MidiSequencer engine, midi FX, devices & Controllers are now possible per sequence.

So why would Quantum be good for your setup? There are many midi enabled IOS & hardware synths that produce exotic timbres if you send them fast & varied midi controls that you just would not hear with keyboard playing or slow tempo tunes. Also, Quantum, embraces experimentation in melody creation and by copy/pasting allowing quick setup of arpeggios & counterpoint tunes that you can create & manipulate on the fly!

note : This app sends midi information – you need to use it in conjunction with any midi enabled iOS synth app (e.g. Sunrizer) to hear sounds

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2017
07/17
Poly Update Adds Link and more
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Poly Generative Sequencer For iPad

Back in July of 2013 I reviewed a cool generative app called Poly on my Youtube channel. Several years later this fun and cool app has an update and it’s an important one!

Poly is a unique generative sequencer that harnesses the power of poly-rhythms to create intricate and exciting patterns.

Different coloured nodes are added to a circular area. The closer a node is to middle, the faster it repeats. Each node has its own sample, FX settings and keyboard. There are five available colours and up to 12 nodes maximum.

Poly comes with over 40 preset sounds, including a selection of awesome 808 samples

Other features include:

– Audiobus integration
– Audio Copy and Paste
– AudioShare file sharing
– Virtual / Hardware MIDI
– Saving and Loading of Patterns
– Recording of performances
– Dropbox upload and download

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2014
11/11
Auxy Free Music Workstation For iPad
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Auxy

Auxy introduces a new way to make modern music on iPad. With a clean interface, stripped of unnecessary complexity, it encourages users to dive straight into the creative process and explore modern beat making without distraction.

With Auxy you create drums, bass lines and melody loops by drawing notes instead of recording instruments in real time. Loops can then be mixed and recorded to create your own beats.

Auxy is available for FREE

2014
09/17
Triggler iPhone Sampler, Sequencer, and Wave Synth
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Triggler

Triggler lets you rapidly record and sequence sounds from your device’s microphone or line input. Sample your voice, instrument or another sound source. Samples can be triggered and sequenced to create an arrangement. You can also add effects to modulate your sounds. This app is great for live performance and is set to inspire your sonic creativity.

What’s New in Version 1.0.5
• Audiobus 2.1.2 SDK for iOS 8
• Share performance through Facebook, Twitter & email!
• Minor bug fixes

** Key Compatibility **
• Audiobus input & output ports
• AudioCopy & SoundCloud integration
• CoreMIDI external keyboard input support

** Sampler **
• Quick & easy mic and line-input recording
• Load & save samples
• Upload custom samples with iTunes File Sharing
• Loop & one-shot modes
• Copy/paste, crop/trim & reverse
• Adjust pitch & amplitude
• Undo edit & record

** More Features **
• 16 step sequencer with 4 discrete loops
• Low latency swipeable trigger pads
• Effects include Distortion, Modulated Filter & Beat Repeater
• Record performances and share using SoundCloud, AudioCopy or iTunes File Sharing
• Background audio mode

Triggler is available for $2.99

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