dot Melody is a multidimensional graphic arpeggiator, sequencer, and drum machine from the creator of the critically acclaimed music apps Patterning & Chordion.
Move dots around to create intertwining melodies, bass lines, and drum beats. Switch chords and patterns on the fly. Process your instruments through delay and reverb effects.
Featured on the App Store “Best New Apps” list.
Best with headphones or over AirPlay.
• iOS 8 and Above •
•• Sequencer ••
Tap or drag anywhere to create new dots.
Move dots horizontally to change pitch within the current chord.
Move dots vertically to change duration/rhythm.
Tap a dot to make it a rest.
Double tap to delete it.
•• Chords ••
Switch chords/scales on the fly to change the notes in your pattern.
Unlimited number of chords
Choose from suggested chords or create your own.
•• Patterns ••
Unlimited number of patterns, each with 3 instrument layers.
Copy, reverse, clear, randomize, and generate functions.
Easily re-order patterns.
•• Instruments ••
3 instrument at a time : lead, bass, and drums.
23 mod-wheel enabled sounds to choose from.
Independent volume controls with the mixer.
Independent delay effect sends.
•• Effects ••
Tempo-synced delay with feedback and low pass filter.
Reverb with mix and decay controls.
•• Tempo & Time Signature ••
Tap Tempo function
Choose from a range of time signatures for pattern syncing.
Use x/x time signature to enter “free mode” and let your instruments create phase patterns.
•• MIDI Out ••
Each instrument layer can use independent MIDI ports and channels.
Mod Wheel support included.
Advanced MIDI timing implementation using MIDI timestamps.
•• File Management ••
Create new files from templates in any key
Easily duplicate or re-name files
•• Audiobus ••
Use dot Melody as an Audiobus source! See http://audiob.us for more information.
•• Sync ••
Ableton Link, MIDI Clock Sync, and Inter-App Audio Sync.
• Fixed crash on iOS11
• Shiny new icon
• Adjusted layout for iPhone X
• Smaller dots on iPad
Ratings and Reviews
Such a cool little sequencer but...
The internal sounds are whatever...but I come up with such cool melodies that I'd never come up with otherwise. This is so close to perfect, what it needs is A) external midi control... so you can send chord and sequences changes to keep things tight.B) Also, as I said, the external sounds are whatever, and I don't have much use for a monophonic drum sequencer, so it would be cool if you could set the green track to behave like the regular melodic tracks when sending midi out. C) Also, the ability to transpose up and down octaves when sending midi would be awesome as well. Add that and this goes from a great app to a 5 star, genius level tool for coming up with crazy inhuman melodies.
DOTS da "T"
Only my 2 or 3 review but this little twinkle bot rhythm and melody matrix is more than it seems. If you are interested in ethereal bit or any non mainstream electronic music this is a buy. Link and Audiobus ready and also secret but has midi out and can be used like a generative sequencer on 3 diff models midi channels.
It works again!
The latest update fixed the crashes I was experiencing in iOS 11. I’m so happy that the dev is still supporting this wonderful app!
- Olympia Noise Co.
- 39.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Olympia Noise Co. 2017
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.