Genome MIDI Sequencer For The iPad Updated

Genome MIDI sequencer for iPadWhite Noise Software has updated Genome MIDI Sequencer for the iPad.

Here’s what’s new in Genome 1.1.0:

  • Fixes for playhead visual positioning issues
  • ‘Create’ option for Grooves (create a groove template from a pattern, such as recorded MIDI notes).
  • Remix Pads
  • File management – Delete, email, Open in… (for opening files in other apps including Dropbox)
  • Improvements to Zooming – Zooming in and out should work a little better now in general. When zoomed out, the view now smoothly zooms in instead of abruptly zooming
  • New ‘advanced’ zoom mode
  • OMAC App Fast switch
  • Important Change: Genome’s virtual port is no longer ‘on’ by default. You have to enable it via the config menu.
  • MIDI import bugfixes.
  • Changed MIDI Panic button to an icon, and added it to the Pattern page too.
  • Network MIDI changes to accommodate issues with Copperlan driver
  • Bugfixes and stability improvements

Genome MIDI Sequencer is available for $12.99 in the App Store.

Genome MIDI Update Adds ‘Remix Pads’ (Sneak Preview)

Genome MIDI sequencer for iPad

White Noise Software has announced an update to Genome MIDI Sequencer (App Store link), its software sequencer for the iPad.

Here’s what’s new in Genome MIDI Sequencer 1.1.0:

  • Fixes for playhead visual positioning issues
  • ‘Create’ option for Grooves (create a groove template from a pattern, such as recorded MIDI notes).
  • Remix Pads
  • File management – Delete, email, Open in… (for opening files in other apps including Dropbox)
  • Improvements to Zooming – Zooming in and out should work a little better now in general. When zoomed out, the view now smoothly zooms in instead of abruptly zooming
  • New zoom mode. In additioned to the standard ‘fixed’ zoom (where X and Y scale is locked together), there’s an ‘advanced’ mode that lets you zoom X and Y are independently zoomable.
  • OMAC App Fast switch – This allows you to quickly switch between compatible apps (not every app supports this yet) via a menu in Genome. The button for this is on the sequencer page.
  • Important Change: Genome’s virtual port is no longer ‘on’ by default. You have to enable it via the config menu. The reason for this is that this is a frequent point of confusion for users. Having a virtual port can lead to issues where apps get connected twice (resulting in doubled tempos and other weird cases). It’s only necessary for Genome to have a virtual MIDI port when other apps don’t have one of their own. Only a few apps _don’t_ have virtual ports (such as Animoog), but for the majority of apps you won’t need it on.
  • Bugfixes and stability improvements

Not in 1.1.0 but being worked on:

  • MIDI Learn (for binding controllers to Patterns and Song steps) – I had wanted to get this in 1.1.0, but there are important bug fixes that need to get out now. This will be one of the first things I implement for the next update.

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Sequencing Software & Hardware With Genome Sequencer

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This is a quick tutorial, via jimmclaren1, that demonstrates his approach to MIDI sequencing both hardware and software synths using Genome Sequencer on the iPad.

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Genome MIDI Sequencer Updated WIth Note Snapping, Scales & More

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White Noise Audio have released a new version of Genome MIDI Sequencer, their multitouch sequencing app for the iPad.

Here’s what’s new in Genome MIDI Sequencer 1.6:

  • New: Continuous scrolling
  • New: Scales
  • New Options: View snapping, note echoing in Pat Ed.
  • Added MIDI panic button
  • ‘Envelope Draw’ mode for modifying length, velocity, and timing
  • Added selection toolbar for modifying note length, quickly deleting selected notes. More options are planned
  • Removed quantize config item, use Snap button in Pattern Editor instead
  • Fixed various selection issues and inconsistencies
  • Triplet status now gets saved in Pattern info
  • Added UI button for no snapping
  • CC select by Value
  • Bug fix: Saving the song on leaving the app will now occur in a background task
  • Usability: Popup windows allow click outside to close
  • Added URL scheme launching of Genome
  • Added snap size text on UI
  • Fixed selection / undo / copy / paste crash bug
  • Show +/on pitch bend line
  • Added color coding on CC’s
  • Fixed inability to delete notes outside of the pattern
  • Made it easier to tap tiny zoomed out notes (for delete / drag)

The new version improves usability and also should make creating and experimenting with sequences faster.

It seems like the developer is listening to user feedback at Synthtopia, so let them know what you want to see!

Coming Soon To Genome MIDI Sequencer For iPad

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Developer White Noise Audio Software has announced an update to Genome MIDI Sequencer for the iPad.

Here’s what’s coming to Genome 1.0.6:

One of the biggest improvements is the new scrolling gesture for the Pattern editor. The pattern editor has been rewritten to handle smooth scrolling and zooming using the two-finger gesture. Fans of the old navigation still have the option of of using the ‘View snapping’ option which keeps the view aligned to a bar, octave, and one of the set zoom levels. Otherwise, you can smoothly scroll and zoom as you please.

The other major improvement that went into the Pattern Editor is support for Scales. You can now pick from one of the many pre-defined scales (or make your own) which will limit the visible notes to just notes in the scale. This will make entering notes much more easy and fun. It’s also nice if you have a drum machine that only responds to certain notes. When picking a new scale, you’ll have the option to rescale your existing notes to the new scale.

We’ve also added draggable buttons to adjust the length of whatever notes you have selected, and also a quick delete button to delete the selected notes. This is a little more intuitive than having to click ‘cut’, and the length adjuster makes it easier to fix mistakes without having to start over. Additional  toolbar elements are planned.

Finally, we’ve also added a quick way to toggle off snapping to the grid. Users could previously set the grid resolution high if they wanted to do ‘off grid’ stuff, but this button makes it much easier to accomplish.

There will also be a host of small graphical improvements to the Pattern Editor. Among them: CC dots are now color coded to make it easier to distinguish them and fonts are also bigger for the Note names.

It looks like White Noise has incorporated the feedback of Synthtopia readers into their development roadmap. That’s great to see – and they also note that they’ve got ‘much more planned’.

Genome is ‘on the way’ but is not showing up in the App Store yet.

The Future Of Genome MIDI Sequencer – 2012 Developer Roadmap

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White Noise Audio Software has published their roadmap for development of Genome MIDI Sequencer for 2012.

Here’s what’s on the preliminary set of goals for 2012:

  • Revamp Pattern Editor controls, make usability improvements. Additional options and better scrolling for the piano roll. This may include easier ways to toggle the grid, swing, and more editing controls (such as quick ways to modify note length, etc).
  • Add file management. Must haves would be the ability to email a file and delete files. Nice to haves would be drop box support and ‘open in app’ support for midi files.
  • Add virtual instrument tracks. A big goal of mine is adding a modular synthesis environment to Genome. This would allow people the flexibility to mix on board synths with external MIDI gear and apps.
  • Add more OMAC stuff (such as a mixer that sends MIDI Vol / Pan, and an app quick launch bar)
  • The ability to control GMS itself using MIDI, such as triggering patterns via midi
  • Sequencer Page – Easier pattern duplication, delete, drag
  • and of course bug fixes and stability improvements

I’d like to see White Noise try to mature the state of multitouch music sequencing, before they tackle virtual instruments and try to make Genome more DAW-like. Genome is already a very interesting sequencer, but its actual MIDI capabilities are very limited compared to other MIDI sequencer from the last 25 years.

If you’re a Genome user, what changes would you like to see in 2012?

Genome MIDI Sequencer Update Bringing Background Support

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White Noise Audio Software has announced an update to Genome MIDI Sequencer.

Genome MIDI Sequencer is coming soon and will bring support for running the app in the background, letting you tweak synths while sequences run.

Here’s what’s new in Genome MIDI Sequencer 1.0.2:

Genome MIDI Sequencer will be getting background support, improved CC drawing and fixes to MIDI recording.

With ‘background’ support, Genome can continue to run in the background while sending midi sequences to other apps like NLog PRO and Sunrizer. Additionally, you can record notes and CC’s from those apps while you play.

Realistically, users can expect to be able to control 2-4 other background apps at once before hitting the limit of what the iPad can do. More than that will probably require better hardware (iPad 3 anyone?). Still, it’s a step in the right direction.

The update isn’t a huge one – but will bring some features that are going to be very welcome to anyone that wants to run this with synths on the same iPad.

Genome MIDI Sequencer Updated, Adds Virtual MIDI Support

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White Noise Audio has updated Genome MIDI Sequencer, adding virtual MIDI support and more.

Genome MIDI Sequencer (GMS) is a pattern-based MIDI sequencer for the iPad. With GMS you can now sequence iPad music software, in addition to your MIDI gear.

Here’s what’s new in Genome MIDI Sequencer v1.0.1:

  • greatly reduced time between editing a pattern and hearing your changes
  • fixed some timing issues
  • improved network MIDI performance
  • CPU optimizations (50-60% faster in some cases)
  • fixed issue with importing MIDI files with ‘running status updates’
  • fixed network MIDI disconnect / connect dialog issues
  • Network MIDI hosts no longer automatically reconnect on startup
  • adjusted octave label on pattern editor (-1 octave)
  • added virtual i/o’s
  • ensured note-offs sent on stop
  • stopped song from playing when opening config, load panel
  • fixed issue with notes at end of pattern not playing
  • fixed issue with CC drawing past edge of a longer pattern
  • made changes to startup sequence (crash fixed?)
  • fixed issue with black keys on keyboard not being hittable in some cases
  • other crash fixes + bug fixes
If you’ve used Genome MIDI Sequencer, let us know what you think of it!