Mouse On Mars Intros Fluxpad (Sneak Preview)


Mouse on Mars has introduced Fluxpad – a sample based groovebox/workstation with a unique approach to sequencing.

It’s developed by Mouse on Mars’ Andi Toma & Jan St. Werner, with developer Jan T V Falkenstein.

In Fluxpad you “paint“ in your music with your finger, which leads to completely different results than a traditional sequencer with piano rolls or step buttons.

The y-axis of the canvas controls pitch, while the x-axis controls the decay of your notes. You can choose to quantize your notes and whether you want to limit notes to major or minor scales.

Here’s a sneak preview, by Andi Toma:


  • 6 melody sequencers where you paint your melodies based on a sample of your choice
  • 1 percussion/drum sequencer where paint/tap your groove made of 7 samples of your choice
  • each sound has it’s own sampler settings with unique envelope, loop and start settings
  • quantize / unquantize functions for each sequencer or the whole pattern
  • combine 6 pattern to a longer piece of music
  • ability to record your own samples with the build in microphone
  • huge sample library with high quality sounds/kits made by Mouse on Mars and others
  • lots of demo projects made by Mouse and Mars and others
  • ability to sync via midi to other apps, hardware

Fluxpad is expected to go into beta testing soon, with a release planned for early 2016. The first version will be for iPad only.

8 thoughts on “Mouse On Mars Intros Fluxpad (Sneak Preview)

  1. One of the worst demos ever. Those samples sound like feces. These people really ought to pay someone a few bucks to do a decent demo.

  2. Nice workflow! Not bothered by the samples in the demo, they are just samples.. but.. can I opt out of the ‘huge sample library’? I want to make my own samples.. and space is limited on any iPad (eventually). I hope it will cater to rhythms outside of 4/4 !

Leave a Reply