Five12 today announced the fourth major release of Numerology, its modular step-sequencing environment for Mac OS X.
Numerology is a music sequencing and audio plugin environment which uses an approach based on modular step sequencing.
In addition to numerous modernization and usability improvements, Numerology 4.0 adds several new features that expand it’s capabilities in two areas central to its workflow: hardware control & modulation. Continue reading
Developer Amedeo Farello has released MidiPatterns 2 – a major update to the multitrack, pattern-oriented, MIDI step sequencer for OS X.
You can use MidiPatterns as a simple drum machine, or to handle complex multi-timbral, polyphonic scores, controlling multiple hardware and software synthesizers at once. Continue reading
Koushion MIDI Step Sequencer for iPad has been updated with some significant functionality improvements.
Koushion turns an iPad into a step sequencer that can be used to control iOS apps, desktop music software or hardware MIDI devices, using a hardware MIDI adapter.
Here’s what’s new in Koushion 4: Continue reading
Fiddlewax Pro is a new music app that turn your iPad into a musical instrument, drum kit, chorded zither, sequencer and multi-channel looper.
Here’s an in-depth walkthrough of Fiddlewax Pro: Continue reading
Jim Coker, developer of Five12 Numerology step sequencer, is featured on the latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.
Host Darwin Grosse says, “We kind of jumped all over the chessboard on this one, but I hope you’ll find it interesting!” Continue reading
The latest in Retronyms series of video teasers for the upcoming Akai iMPC Pro music production center for iPad takes a look at their approach to making precision editing adjustments. Continue reading
Developer Thomas Arndt has released B-Step Sequencer – an iOS app designed to turn your iPad into a music sequencing workstation.
The sequencer comes with native support for one or two Novation Launchpads. B-Step supports CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI ports, Network MIDI and many MIDI hardware devices. It also supports MIDI Learn, so you can control B-Step’s user interface with any MIDI controller you like. Continue reading
Marinus J.G. van de Molengraft has released DrumPerfect – a drum sequencer for IOS 7, designed for creating natural sounding drum tracks.
DrumPerfect features three extensive editors to create very ‘human’ drum sequences:
- An extensive pattern editor in which each individual drum stroke has its own velocity, timing and probability. Each pattern has its own BPM, time signature and beat subdivision settings. Multiple strokes can be linked to a single probabilistic event.
- An extensive kit editor with up to 16 different drum kits with 16 instruments each. Every instrument consists of up to 16 different user-selectable audio samples.
- An extensive song editor in which a song is built of pattern/kit events.
The ‘Two-handed’ and ‘Humanize’ features give a human feel to the rhythm by modeling the human drummer restrictions and variations.
Here are audio demos of DrumPerfect in action: Continue reading