Genome MIDI Sequencer
By White Noise Audio Software
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Musicians can start tearing it up in the studio with Genome MIDI Sequencer (GMS), a powerful pattern based MIDI sequencer for the iPad. With GMS you can control all of your MIDI gear and apps* - sequence single patterns or an entire 16 track song.
GMS is fun, easy and portable. Whether you want to make music from the couch, a hotel room or on stage, GMS is the right tool for the job.
It is great for people looking to try an alternate studio setup, searching for a compact sequencer to bring to band practice or those who just want to find a way to ditch the bulky laptop.
GMS easily syncs your drum machines and arpeggiators by sending and receiving MIDI clock messages. General MIDI files can be exported and imported for integration with desktop apps**.
Genome MIDI Sequencer is made for accessories like the Alesis ioDock, Line6 MIDI Mobilizer, the Yamaha i-MX1, the iRig MIDI and compatible MIDI devices using the Camera Connection Kit.
Genome also works great for sequencing other iOS apps. Now you can program melodies and basslines for apps like NLog PRO or Sunrizer while keeping a beat synced with Modrum.
IMPORTANT NOTE: GMS does does not produce any sounds by itself. Some MIDI gear, plugins or other music apps that support virtual midi connections are required to use this app.
List of MIDI USB devices that do and do not work with the CCK: http://iosmidi.com/devices/
- CoreMIDI, Line6 Mobilizer Mk I & II compatible
- Network MIDI for sending MIDI to other iOS devices and Macs***
- Sends and Receives MIDI Clock Sync, Start and Stop events
- Also sends Note On, Note Off, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, Channel Pressure and CC’s
- Pattern Based, pattern changes occur on bar boundaries so song stays in sync
- On screen keyboard interface
- Up to 16 simultaneous tracks, unlimited number of patterns
- Song / live modes
- Supports background operation for multitasking
- Record incoming CC’s and Notes
- Undo / redo for most actions
Rated as a Killer App by Apps4iDevices - http://apps4idevices.com/read/genome-midi-sequencer.html
Computer Music gave it 4.5 Stars - http://www.musicradar.com/gear/tech/computers-software/mobile-apps/ipad-apps/genome-505059
* Apps must support virtual MIDI ports
** Supports exporting songs and patterns from GMS and importing MIDI loops (not complete multitrack songs).
*** Your local network conditions will affect performance. The Windows rtpMIDI driver is not officially supported at this time.
What's New in Version 1.1.3
- Bug fix: Importing a file with a .MIDI extension would cause Genome to crash.
- Bug fix: Fixed issue where 'LastSong' could get corrupted when force-closing Genome
- Bug fix: Background Mode setting was not properly saved from the config panel
- Bug fix: Emailing a file always sent the file as an audio/wav file and named it 'audio'. Now uses the proper mime type and file name.
Great Multi-Pattern MIDI Sequencer
I’m using this app to give my iPad some functionalities of Ableton Live. I needed some looping/sampling capabilities for my band, and I’ve come up with this setup: Boss DR-5 used as a click and master MIDI clock, with Genome slaved to it. The latency adjustments in Genome let me get the MIDI sequences lined up perfectly with the audible click from the DR-5. Then I'm using multiple Genome tracks to control multiple apps on my iPad such as Sunrizer and Magellan. For some added extra functionality and fun, I can wirelessly choose which patterns I want to fire using TouchOSC on my iPhone. This app is the key to bringing my setup together.
A bit frustrating at first
I have a number of synths and am very familiar with midi so, This was my dream app... Multi channel pattern sequencer with automation and song mode.. Simply perfect for a hybrid iPad + synths rig.
The good thing is that it mostly does what it says...but the manual is non existent..i am no dummy but other than pattern creation it's unintuitive to use, and icons for (what you think would be) load a pattern are actually for saving... So a pain to get started..but..otoh..it works well therefore 5 stars for the functionality
I conclude that since the afeb 2013 this means this app is dead and no longer su
Auria's Little Helper
Once you learn how to sync clocks with Auria (search the AuriaApp forum for Genome) this becomes the midi engine Auria never had.
Very easy to use with a great piano roll editor, I created a song using 5 synths with 7 or 8 sequences each across about a dozen patterns in my first go, all in an afternoon. I can verify Genome plays nice with Auria, SampleTank, bs-16i, iFretless Bass, Sunrizer and Alchemy.
As a compositional tool and sequencer, for recording, Genome is top-notch and well worth the price.