Developer TvanD has released an updated version of Changeling Sequencer, a diatonic chord sequencer for the iPad.
Changeling Sequencer is designed for recording and manipulating musical phrases.
Here’s how they describe its use:
- Start by recording a simple melody-line with one finger.
- Change the scale and root by sliding the ribbons.
- Transform the melody to a chord progression by turning the chord knob.
- Play around with the available voicings and transition modes that affect chord inversions.
- Spread out the chord notes over time using the arpeggiator.
- Switch to the next track by swiping down on the pattern area.
- Change to playback mode, and start improvising a solo over the chord progression until you hear something that you really like.
- Rinse and repeat.
The video, via nakanosyun, demonstrates manipulating Mozart’s Jupiter theme with Changeling Sequencer.
Here’s what’s new in version 1.1:
- 16; one for each midi channel
- all parameters for each track in a sequence are saved & recalled
- lock scales and root notes per track, independently (longpress gesture)
- cycle through tracks by swiping up and down the pattern area
- copy/paste & clear patterns, works between sequences (longpress gesture)
- multiple undo / redo, state is saved each time you switch from record to playback
- quantization while recording patterns
- midi export via email (records all parameter changes & midi channel info)
- support for custom soundfonts; Open them in changeling via Dropbox or Email for example. The internal sampler is still monophonic though.
- fast sequence switching (by swiping left and right in the pattern area)
- memory; Soundfonts are unloaded in MIDI mode.
Changeline Sequencer is $4.99 in the App Store. If you’ve used it, leave a comment with your thoughts.