MoMinstruments has released fluXpad, a sample-based groovebox /workstation with a unique approach to sequencing. 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 app was developed by Mouse on Mars’ Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner, with developer Jan T V Falkenstein, who describe fluXpad as as “the first sample sequencer that fully functions by simply drawing the sounds.”
The y-axis of the canvas controls the pitch, while the x-axis controls the decay of the notes. The user can choose to quantize their notes and whether to limit notes to major or minor scales.
- 6 melody sequencers where the user can paint melodies based on a sample of their choic
- 1 percussion/drum sequencer where one paints/taps the groove made of 7 samples of their choice
- Record mode: either paint the sequence (on the top) or tap the notes (at the bottom)
- Each sound has its own sampler settings with unique envelope, loop and start settings
- Quantize / unquantize functions for each sequencer or the whole pattern
- 7 patterns to jam with, for each preset
- Ability to record one’s own samples with the built-in microphone
- Import samples via iTunes or AudioShare
- “Huge” sample library with high quality sounds/kits made by Mouse on Mars and others
- Demo projects made by Mouse and Mars and others
- New projects/sounds available via In-App-Purchase
- Export /backup projects (including sounds)
- Audiobus supported
- IAA sync supported
- Ableton Link supported
- Can sync via MIDI to other apps, hardware
fluXpad for the iPad was released today on the iTunes AppStore at an introductory price of $7.99 US.
More information is available at the MoMinstruments website.