Arthur Kerns has introduced midiSTEPs a new step sequencer for iOS that he describes as ‘powerful but fun’.
midiSTEPs was designed to be easy to use, in a way that’s similar to the SH-101 sequencer, where you can just quickly enter a few keyboard notes and you’re ready to hit play. At the same time, it also incorporates many ideas from other classic and modern sequencers, allowing you to set control values per step, mute and skip existing steps, switch between multiple patterns and parts, sync and link patterns in various ways, and modify your sequences.
Here’s a preview of midiSTEPs in action:
- 64 step sequencer based on the classic SH-101 sequencer
- Set note, chord or rest per step
- Set accent and tie per step
- Set CC, velocity, length parameters per step
- Mute and skip individual steps
- Set start and end points within sequence
- Edit individual steps
- Transpose, loop or one shot, start and pattern sync options
- Four independent sequencer parts with 16 patterns each per set
- Parts can have different speeds, lengths, sync and trigger options
- Pattern Mix page with clip-launcher style pattern triggering
- External MIDI clock sync with clock shift adjustments and swing
- Easy to set up CoreMIDI configuration and MIDI mapping
- Easy to use touch interface designed specifically for iPad
midiSTEPs is available for US $9.99 in the App Store.