Mobile Music Sequencer
By Yamaha Corporation
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Yamaha's Mobile Music Sequencer enables composers to combine a range of phrase patterns and create musical compositions intuitively, following the flow of composition, from phrases to sections and from sections to songs.
Wherever you are, you can now sketch the outline of a composition. In addition, you can use the ingredients to delicately craft songs on a Yamaha synthesizer, or in Steinberg Cubase.
Create a song right away as follows:
Step 1-Create phrases
You can choose from a rich selection of 382 preset phrases (the phrase is the smallest unit in the structure of a composition). Under Phrase in the View screen, tap on a cell in which no setting has been made, then tap on the Select button on the left. To listen to a preset phrase, tap on its name. It is also possible to use real-time recordings made using the keyboard within an application, or user phrases which have been created using piano roll input. Using the powerful Loop Remix function, it is possible to divide selected phrases at specified intervals and then order them randomly, automatically insert rolls or breaks, and thus rework them into new phrases.
Step 2-Create sections
Combine multiple phrases together to create a section. Phrases are arranged in a vertical block and playback is turned on and off using the Section button at the bottom of the screen. The phrases can be managed as a single unit.
By specifying codes for individual sections, you can easily create variations. Using the Create command you can also create a succession of new sections based on the phrase that is currently being played back, which allows production to proceed smoothly.
Step 3-Create Songs
Put together complete songs by pasting together sections. This is easily accomplished by touching the Section area and then just dragging and dropping sections into the data area. Naturally, you can also input sections by recording in real time or by using the piano roll screen.
• Built-in software synth with 92 high-quality sounds (including 9 types of drumkit) enables faithful rendering of sequence patterns.
• Sound editing using filters, EG, and other effects
• Mixer function for each part
• Effects including reverb, chorus, and variations
• Audio Chord Assist functions
Audio Chord Assist automatically analyzes chord progressions and displays the results. You can copy this chord information from songs stored in music apps and paste it into any section of your own song.
• Additional phrases and sounds
Four additional voice and phrase datapacks can be purchased directly using the application. (Dance Pop, Electronic, Hip Hop, R&B). Moreover, two additional song and phrase datapacks and one phrase datapack can be also purchased directly using the application.(Song and Phrase datapack: TeddyLoid/Mobile Conductor, access/Eien Dive, Phrase databack: QY Pack)
*In case your purchased pack can't be transferred to the app, please tap the "Restore Purchases" button at the bottom of the purchase screen.
• File export
As well as a function for outputting standard general-purpose MIDI files, the application also includes a function for exporting files in an even easier-to-use format designed for Yamaha synths, in which characteristic sounds are specified in advance. (MOTIF XF, S90XS/S70XS, MOXF6/MOXF8, MOX6/MOX8, MX49/61, Tyros5 and MOTIF XS)
We also support Dropbox as an export destination folder.
Audio mix-down of a song or a phrase and conversion of the song or the phrase to an audio file can be performed in real time.
• Compatibility with SoundCloud
* To ensure the smooth operation, iPhone 4S or higher or iPod Touch 5th Generation or higher is recommended.
What's New in Version 3.3.0
Support Wireless MIDI Adaptor (UD-BT01, MD-BT01)
Small bug fixes
A truly awful UI
Whilst this app does functionally do what it says, the interface is really awful on both the iPad and iPhone versions. Everything feels so clunky and as if it was designed for a children's toy. Music creation is meant to be a creative and flowing process but using this app is simply jarring and unintuitive. The fact it has a manual that goes with it is testament to how the designers still seem to be designing this more for a 1980s hardware synth experience, than and modern mobile platform.
Two stars as opposed to a damning one simply because the functionality in there does work just about... when you eventually get to it.
- Category: Music
- Updated: 21 January 2016
- Version: 3.3.0
- Size: 211 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Developer: Yamaha Corporation
- © 2014 Yamaha Corporation.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Electronic Pack£2.99
- Dance Pop Pack£2.99
- QY Pack£5.99
- R&B Pack£2.99
- Hip Hop Pack£2.99
- Mobile Conductor Pack£2.99
- EienDive Pack£2.99