Arpeggionome Pro - A New Musical Instrument
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Arpeggionome (pronounced ahr-pej-ee-oh-nohm) is a new musical instrument designed to play arpeggios*.
• "Arpeggionome makes amazing patterns in arrays of pulsing circles" (Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music)
• "A masterpiece in design and functionality" (smitematter.com)
• Rated as the "Most Creative MIDI App" by iPadMusic.com
• "Arpeggionome Pro is a very very powerful arpeggiator that can really take your music to the next level" (Chip Boaz, iosmusicandyou.com)
• "If you like great Arpeggiators, this is it!" (Jordan Rudess)
Design an arpeggio pattern with various knobs and buttons, then move up-and-down the matrix to set its speed, or left-and-right to set its pitch. Tilt the device to control volume and pitchbend, or shake for vibrato. Arpeggionome Pro also features a robust MIDI implementation, allowing you to control other iOS music apps, external gear, and computer software like never before**.
*An arpeggio is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played in sequence, rather than together.
** MIDI input and output is recommended for iPad 2 and later.
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DESIGN AN ARPEGGIO FROM SCRATCH.
The Performance Matrix is Arpeggionome Pro’s main interface component.
•Touch any Control Point in the Performance Matrix to trigger the notes in the pattern
•Move your finger left and right to set the reference-note of the pattern
•Move your finger up and down to set the pattern’s rate
•Control up to 240 notes per second!
Six button-matrices and eight touch-knobs are used to design Arpeggionome Pro’s pattern.
•Key: sets the musical key
•Scale: sets the musical scale
•Notes: sets the number of unique notes
•Step Distance: sets the distance between each note
•Notes Style: sets how the pattern moves between notes
•Alignment: sets how the pattern is justified from the reference-note
•Octave Range: sets the starting and ending octaves of the pattern
•Octave Style: sets how the pattern moves between octaves
•Rates: set the pattern’s rate to 50% or 25%.
•Octave Offset: shift the pattern’s starting octave
•Note Offset: shifts the pattern’s starting note
•Velocity: sets MIDI Note Velocity for each note triggered
•Gate: changes the length of each note triggered
•Tempo: sets the global tempo
... OR USE A PRESET
Arpeggionome Pro includes a Pattern Library with a wide selection of presets. You can also save your own patterns to the Pattern Library. Additionally, eight pattern-buttons and two arrow-buttons provide quick access to the Pattern Library, enabling you to change and save patterns while performing.
A ROCK-SOLID MIDI IMPLEMENTATION
Arpeggionome Pro’s MIDI implementation is finely tuned to control external MIDI devices, digital audio workstations (such as Ableton Live, Logic, and Pro Tools), and other iOS MIDI Applications (such as GarageBand, Animoog, and DM1).
Compatible MIDI Connections:
•Virtual MIDI ports of other iOS MIDI applications
•CoreMIDI compatible hardware interfaces
•MIDI over WiFi
•MIDI over Bluetooth
MIDI Output Features Include:
•Send MIDI on any of 16 channels
•Select between four Note Gate Modes (Manual, Mono, Legato, and Legato+)
•Control Note Velocity with Knob or Accelerometer
•Control Note Gate with Knob or Accelerometer
•Transmit MIDI CC Messages with Accelerometer
•Transmit Pitchbend Messages with Accelerometer
•Transmit MIDI CC and Pitchbend on any channel
•Adjustable data-range of Accelerometer-controlled messages
MIDI Input Features Include:
•MIDI Time Clock synchronization
•Externally set Arpeggionome Pro’s pattern with a MIDI keyboard
•Externally set Arpeggionome Pro’s pattern with Program Change messages
•Quantize Arpeggionome Pro’s first note to external MIDI Source
•A simple built-in synth
•Supports landscape orientation
•Beautiful and informative visual feedback
•Backup, restore, and transfer patterns between devices via iTunes File Sharing
What's New in Version 1.2.1
Audiobus updated to support State Saving and Inter-App Audio.
Okay app, suggestion for the developer
This app is okay. Although the concept is good, I find the implementation very basic and with limited possibilities. Here are my impressions and suggestions:
1) the scale knob is very hard to turn to the right scale. I would recommend a drop down list. (I have a nice iPad with retina display)
2) why I cannot edit my own arpeggio by simply tapping on the keyboard my own keys ?
2) exporting the pattern in midi format would be useful.
3) an alternative vertical view of the keys with the arpeggio pattern would be much more effective and helpful than current keyboard view.
4)when changing arpeggio parameters would be helpful to have a preview scale mode that show in a different color all the keys at once.
5) remove some knobs and employ a list controller where the number of values is high.
6) the app is really worthy $ 5-6 . Why charge a so much higher price when could target so many other customers ?
Absolutely worth the money!
This app is phenomenal. It is a must-have in your iOS music-making arsenal. Many a times I have used this app when I was stuck in a rut writing, and I've stumbled across a new idea. Use it to control all your other virtual MIDI synths, and come across some great sounds.
Seriously, don't hesitate. Buy it. It's that good.
It's okay, more capability please?
I like the interface, but I wish it had a more user friendly interface. Also, the vibrato and volume are too sensitive to actually use them.