Developer Amedeo Farello has released MidiPatterns 2 – a major update to the multitrack, pattern-oriented, MIDI step sequencer for OS X.
You can use MidiPatterns as a simple drum machine, or to handle complex multi-timbral, polyphonic scores, controlling multiple hardware and software synthesizers at once.
Here’s what’s new in MidiPatterns 2.0:
- patterns now have an accurate time signature, a number of subdivisions per beat and a number of measures
- “songs” have become “sequences” and a new “Multiple Sequences” in-app purchase allows to have more than one per document; sequences can be switched just like patterns during playback
- a new “Customizable Modulations” in-app purchase allows to assign any midi controller to the 8 standard predefined modulations
- completely revised and streamlined interface, new sequences editor
- powerful, interactive quick help mode
- tap tempo function
- metronome precount and sound options
- virtual input and output MIDI devices
- variable score grid size
- improved midi import and export, with optional normalization of notes velocity during import
- tracks can now have a user defined name
- user defined middle C convention
- overlays mode to access contextual menus
- new Add Pattern To Current Sequence, Apply Tempo To All Patterns, Expand All Tracks, Collapse All Tracks, Clear Pattern’s Content For Track commands
- midi device loops check
- a double click resets sliders to default values
If you’ve used MidiPatterns, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!