Clavia has released Nord Beat – a 4-track CoreMIDI Step Sequencer for iPad.
Nord Beat is designed to be a companion for the Nord Drum percussion synth, but can be used with other MIDI instruments, especially for beat sequencing.
- 8 Patterns
- Flexible cueing system
- 3 Velocity levels
- Adjustable Pattern Length (1-16)
- Copy/Paste patterns
- Mute per track
- Tap Tempo
- Pad Mode with velocity support
- Load/Save song
- MIDI Setup
Nord Beat lets you create drum beats in classic 16 step grid with up to 8 patterns and offers great control over velocity.
Patterns can be played back in two ways: In Sequence Mode, up to 8 patterns can be cued and will play in a chained fashion. Each pattern can be set to repeat up to 8 times to create a song progression.
When Sequence Mode is turned off, a single pattern will loop until you cue another.
Any pattern can be edited while playing and the Copy/Paste function lets you create variations over a pattern very quickly.
There are 3 velocity levels represented by colors, and are easily changed by swiping up or down on the desired notes. The actual velocity values can be altered with the velocity faders for changing accents and dynamics in real-time.
The Shuffle amount can also be changed on the fly and each of the 4 tracks can be muted individually. The Pattern length can be shortened (1-16) while playing for creating breakdowns or alternative time signatures.
A CoreMIDI compatible MIDI interface is required.
Nord Beat is a free download via the App Store.