4PocketsAudio has released Synergy Studio – a matrix sequencer for the iPad
- Choose your pattern length from 16, 32 and 64 notes.
- 11 Drum Kits, 42 Analogue Synth instruments, 55 Sampler instruments, 21 Pad Synth instruments.
- Further instruments available from free Sound library and in-App purchases.
- Edit existing instruments to create new ones and save them to use again.
- Easily connect and interact with other MIDI controls.
- Fully integrated mixer and effects unit available.
- 3 BAND Parametric EQ on each of the 16 layers to control the tonal content of a layer.
- Automate panning, fading and effects using the mixer.
- Export and share to other iOS devices via Bluetooth, Pasteboard, SoundCloud, DropBox, Email and FTP.
Developer Alexandre Jean Claude let me know about an update to his Brainwave Sequencer for the iPad.
Here’s what’s new in Brainwave Sequencer 1.3:
- Compiled and tested for IOS 5.1
- Added a new demo song (Struhkcher)
- MIDI and Audio support
New instrument capabilities
- Now plays back in the background and mixes with other audio apps
- Add support for program change, bank select per instrument
- Properly support MIDI input for MIDI clock
Improved User Interface
- Added panning per instrument
- Re-calibrated the audio engine volumes
- Added new samples (drums, bass, pads and ProKeys 88)
- Fixed existing sample to remove some clicks
Many Bug Fixes
- Panning the timeline now scrubs the timeline
- Removed unnecessary buttons (rew, ff, add, event info, song info)
- Clip browser in the clip editor
- Open Song info by touching the song name
- UI revamp for the Mixer view and instrument editor
- New help interface
Intermorphic has introduced Noatikl 2, the latest version of their desktop generative music software for Mac & Windows.
It’s currently available, in beta stage. Here’s what’s new…..
Developer TvanD has released an updated version of Changeling Sequencer, a diatonic chord sequencer for the iPad.
Changeling Sequencer is designed for recording and manipulating musical phrases.
Here’s how they describe its use:
- Start by recording a simple melody-line with one finger.
- Change the scale and root by sliding the ribbons.
- Transform the melody to a chord progression by turning the chord knob.
- Play around with the available voicings and transition modes that affect chord inversions.
- Spread out the chord notes over time using the arpeggiator.
- Switch to the next track by swiping down on the pattern area.
- Change to playback mode, and start improvising a solo over the chord progression until you hear something that you really like.
- Rinse and repeat.
This is a preview of Cyclic – a new step sequencer software application, from Defective Records Software, in collaboration with Mutable Instruments.
This is quick intro showing some of its features – it’s using a monophonic Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1 synth.
Developer Alexandre Jean Claude sent us word of an update to Brainwave Sequencer (App Store link).
Brainwave is a clip based MIDI sequencer for the iPad that lets you edit and arrange MIDI clips and control up to 16 instruments.
Here is what’s new in Brainwave Sequencer 1.2:
- Support for IOS5
- Support for background
- Added “Also send by email”
- Added the ability to “Open using Brainwave” from other applications
- Added ability to open attachment when Brainwave is in the background
- Added control for Audio Latency
- Added setting note length using music notation standard
- Changed the behaviour of instrument/clip swap to move
- Now disables the screensaver
- Added more accuracy to the gestures, not accidentally entering events while pinching/panning
- Better memory management
- Smoother orientation
- Cosmetic Changes
- Selection of events no longer use white outline, but plain white
- Bug fixes:
- Fixed some trivial UI issues
- Fixed refresh of start and end range play in song and part view
- Fixed chopped notes when looping a part
- Fixed “ghost selection” bug when changing parts in the arrangement view
Brainwave Sequencer 1.2 is available now for $19.99.
If you’ve used Brainwave Sequencer, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!