By anthony saunders
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Note : *** works well with the new Audiobus Remote app to allow another device to stop/start/rewind/toggle input/outputs ***
16 Step Sequencer designed to get the best out of your ipad & hardware synthesizers.
Comprehensive manual available for view http://www.amssoftware.org/manual/midiSequencerManual.pdf
MidiSequencer is a new and exciting way to trigger your favourite ipad & hardware synths to produce more experimental sounds than would normally be possible using existing sequencers and keyboard playing techniques.
With an ability to run at extremely low and high tempos (1 to 1020 BPM or more) midiSequencer will produce sounds from your synths of a more ethereal and psycho-acoustic quality (feathery trills and bass rumbles) alongside the more traditional music sequenced patterns.
Aimed firmly at noodling, live or studio performance for both professional & amateur, every effort has been made to make changes whilst playing easy.
A Cycle button is available to delay changes until the sequence resets allowing you to be less accurate with your timing. This includes loading in completely new patterns or changes in key.
Rather than work in 12 note chromatic harmony, midiSequencer also allows conform to scale to make finding melodies easier. Enharmonic spellings make it easier to work in exotic keys, but you can include foreign notes too.
Each of the 16 steps can be individually configured for note, velocity, length, midi channel, and up to 16 independant midi controllers (types CC,NRPN,RPN,Prog chg,Aftertouch & sysex).
These controls can be set using sliders which can either be dragged or drawn on screen by hand or by using randomising functions.
After playing a step, flexible routing options exist on each step to allow you to jump out of the normal loop patterns enabling you to build up small sequences out of the available 16. This is also interactive during play.
Flexible routing allows virtual & network sessions and all midi is now based on the excellent midiBus library for rock solid midi clock.
Inputs & outputs can be individually activated, have clocks enabled and also include latency for synchronising with external higher latency
equipment (e.g. softsynths on your digital audio workstation). MidiSequencer will also listen to external equipment and stop/start on midi clock.
Midi input is also possible with the ability to record incomming midi channel notes, velocity & CC's into midiSequencer. During play your midi input can be made to transpose the sequence currently playing.
A performance rollout panel exists for you to quickly load & save ideas into snapshot patterns. Up to 40 are available in a bank which can be saved to disk with a name, date and a description. These files can be exported & imported using itunes file sharing or via email.
Sequences, as well as being played in regular intervals (stepTime) can also be played in legato mode (noteTime) where you have fine control on note length to achieve complex rhythms.
With the Chords IAP, it is possible to define each step as a chord.
A variety of ornamentations are available to add colour to normal notes. Repeated notes (2 up to 8) give ratcheting effects whilst mordents,appoggiatura & acciaccatura, tremolo add a more baroque feel. You can even repeat steps - including chords.
SPECIAL NOTES :
1) iOS 7 or greater only (Audiobus now requires this), so iPad 1 not supported.
2) This app makes no sound (although it can send/receive midi to coreMidi apps you have installed on your iPad).
3) To communicate with external midi equipment you will need a suitable iPad midi interface unless you use the Midi Network sessions over wifi.
What's New in Version 1.11
. Setting to enable load last bank/snapshot without any key presses.
. Adding filename to pf Panel saveBank button
. Fixed output latency set to 5000ms on initial install - now set to 120ms
. linked controls are now per type of control (notes, velocity, etc)
. lock controls - useful for audition & stopping playback mistakes.
. compressed graphics footprint by 20%
. fixed odd coloured green key mask for chords
. improved performance whilst in background
. Improved performance when IAA/AB host is disconnected/killed.
. Can now divide output clock by tempo (e.g. 1/2 or 8/1) in options panel - saved in snapshot
. increased midi echo fx tempo to include slower 8/1,16/1 & 32/1 tempo sync
. fixed bug with CCs not using values on Cycle reset.
Great Sequencer for Performing!
I’ve been looking for a powerful Sequencer for the iPad that has a simp[le interface for Live Performance etc… and midiSequencer fits the bill perfectly! If you are looking to compose and arrange entire songs you may want to look elsewhere as this is being sold as a 16 Step Software version of an Analogue Sequencer and it does a great job at it! MIDI to and from iPad Instruments and External MIDI Sources and Controllers makes this a great tool in the Musical Toy box! I can’t wait to see how it mixes it up with my two external Hardware Sequencers on my Minimoog! It’s going to be a wild Hootenany!
Very sweet full featured MIDI Sequencer
This app is the "real deal" for MIDI sequence exploration! Just check out the 96p manual to see all the features. If you want to go even further, the inexpensive IAPs 99c provide midi FX and chord+. I would suggest to set default values for drawing=ON to make initial entry easier and the Cycle reset also ON which is what I think most people would expect. Also, this is not just for hardware instruments. Worked great with my Amidio instruments.
Good, but not great
I like the fact that this sequencer works with Audiobus, (after the snafus following iOS8's release). But it'd be nice if it had a page for each sequencer track. Instead you have to assign each note to a track, so the first beat can only be played by track #1, etc. 64 step would also be nice, instead it has only 16, (each step length can be multiplied, e.g., x2, x3, etc). Not a bad app, but I'll save the five star rating for the sequencer that most resembles my QY-100.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 06, 2015
- Version: 1.11
- Size: 12.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: anthony saunders
- © 2013 tony saunders
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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