Karl Bartos (formerly of Kraftwerk) and Masayuki Akamatsu (media artist and author of various iPhone apps such as Banner, Oscillator, Echochops) have created a free iPhone app, Mini-Composer (App Store link).
“We have created this simple music app for fun: it implements the basic waves of a synthesizer with a 16-step sequencer,” says Bartos. “This app is totally free of charge, but we would be very glad if, as a relief to people’s suffering following the earthquake and tsunami, you would consider a donation to lend a helping hand to Japan. Please enjoy our music and think Japan.”
- 16 steps sequencer
- Start/stop sequence
- Multi-touch note input
- 32 polyphonic tones + 1 drum track
- 4 waves (saw, triangular, square, sine)
- 4 drumbeat loops
- Drums on/off
- Random notes
- Clear notes
The executive producer of the application is Jean-Marc Lederman.
If you give Mini-Composer a try, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!