VirSyn Intros Arpeggist MIDI Arpeggiator For iPad

VirSyn has introduced Arpeggist – a new MIDI Note arpeggiator app for iPad.

Key Features:

  • Create custom arpeggios with a flexible step matrix editor a “rolling dice” random arpeggio generator.
  • Build arpeggios from scratch or use one of the factory arpeggios as foundation.
  • Create an unlimited number of user arpeggio presets.

Here are the details:

arpeggistFull featured programmable Arpeggiator

  • User programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
  • Can trigger single notes and chords.
  • Randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
  • 40 Factory arpeggios included, unlimited user arpeggios possible.
  • For each step you can program tie (bound notes), accent, transposition and note order
  • Use to control MIDI compatible Synthesiser


  • Play trigger notes live with the onscreen keyboard.
  • Optionally use CoreMIDI compatible hardware keyboard.
  • Chord generator plays complex chords on one finger playing.
  • Internal sound generator.
  • Selectable Arpeggiator MIDI Output port.
  • Dozens of scales selectable
  • Variable Keyboard layout for scale optimized playing


  • Audiobus 2 compatible (Input slot) with Preset saving.
  • Inter App Audio
  • Exchange user presets with File Sharing in iTunes.
  • Support for virtual MIDI input/output connections.

Arpeggist is available now for US $4.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used Arpeggist, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!

7 thoughts on “VirSyn Intros Arpeggist MIDI Arpeggiator For iPad

  1. So far so good, having some trouble reacting to midi input from certain apps.
    Wish steps could be longer duration.

  2. I like VirSyn’s stuff, generally, but this one is pretty boring and not very “smart”. For example, it wouldn’t be difficult in software to create “mixed/smooth” inversions where the user plays only roots and the arp automatically chooses inversions to keep the voice leading smooth (rather than fixed inversions that just jump up or down awkwardly).

    I think any standalone arp should offer more under-the-hood features to be more musical and less robotic.

  3. i like these arpeggiators. I have used the one native in Addictive Synth together with the Polysteparp. Togheter they can produce some really interesting results. Allthough, I do wish this would go as low as 10 bpm.

    1. StepPolyArp can handle sequences with much longer steps thanks to it’s easy pattern chaining, a very valuable and useful feature. I’m so sick of step sequencers being stuck at 8/16/32 even 64 steps. Bring on 128, 256, make the length infinite and up to the user to decide.

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