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.
So close to being perfect, but overpriced when flaws taken into account
I really want to give this app a 5 star review, and I'm sure I will one day. However, for the current price, there are some fatal flaws that need to be adressed:
-no metronome, are you kidding? makes it impossible to record midi data accurately
-when i duplicate a pattern, i would like it to also duplicate the scale. ALSO, the whole duplicate process is kind of cluttered…it should just be copy / paste from main page. also i want to be able to toggle between patterns when im in piano roll mode, so i can go back and forth quickly
-maybe i just don't see it, but some basic arpeggiator functions would be nice
-a good .pdf manual from the site would be nice…better than help web site
all in all it's an amazing concept and pretty well done but there are just some things that are unacceptable for the price. once they are fixed i will change this to 5 stars asap :)
One of the best IOS midi sequencers, with room for improvement
You can do some amazing things with this sequencer, it is so versatile. There are so many forward thinking ideas here you can look past some of the negatives, which are few. With Genome you can construct a custom "groovebox" running various compatible music apps. I'll be working on some videos to demonstrate this very soon.