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Little MIDI Machine

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Little MIDI Machine is an analog-style MIDI step sequencer app for CoreMIDI and/or the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer interface. This app requires you have a CoreMIDI setup or own the hardware Line 6 Mobilizer MIDI interface hardware accessory for full functionality. With version 3 you can also use Little MIDI to sequence iOS synth apps that support CoreMIDI and background audio!

Little MIDI Machine gives you the step sequencing power of a hardware analog sequencer on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch! Program two independent sequencers that send note and velocity MIDI data out on two MIDI channels to control your hardware synthesizers. LittleMM includes many of your favorite hardware sequencer features such as mute and un-mute notes, skip steps, reverse the sequencer, adjustable clock speed, etc. If you do not have a compatible synth app, a CoreMIDI hardware setup, or a MIDI Mobilizer setup, LittleMidi can generate very basic melodic sounds in place of sending MIDI. This will let you play around with the app and try it out, but it is not a feature that will be developed further and is not the primary purpose of the app. LittleMM is intended to be a MIDI sequencer driving other apps or external MIDI hardware. Check out the info page to see some great apps we recommend using with Little MIDI!

What's New in Version 3.0

Virtual MIDI and background audio support, so you can sequence other synth apps
Two sequences for iPhone/Touch version
MIDI input support, enter sequence notes or transpose on the fly
New supersequence feature lets you create 64 step sequences
Sequence note length per step, just like pitch and velocity
Un-link pitch, velocity and length parts so they run independently
Improved MIDI routing and configuration
Variable MIDI latency setting
Footswitch start/stop
OMAC fast switch support to quickly switch to other apps
Option to clear sequence with random data
Misc bug fixes and improvements


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Customer Reviews

This is the Mother of all step sequencers

Loving attention to detail and to the essence, power and versatility of the original big-name hardware step sequencers like Moog and Arp. I had been hunting for the ultimate step sequencer VST plugin, but surprisingly I found it in this, an iPad app.

It took me all of 5 minutes to set up, and I was controlling my VST synths in Ableton Live with this thing over WiFi. I kept the internal sound on just to see what the latency would be over WiFi - I honestly couldnt hear any latency at all. I would pay $30 for this app and it is FREE!!

Best for what it does right now

Could be better. Add a Random button! Make bpm easier to set .. I keep drifting into decimals. A way to input points with a sliding gesture(?)

Still i do not see any other step sequencers that allow me to sequence other apps thru virtual midi that is as simple and fun as this. Theres genome sequencer..but idk .. I like the immediacy and simplicity of this one . Would pay for an improved version.


Don’t let it’s appearance fool you, this sequencer is powerful, and routable. I have one on my iPhone and one on an iPad, each sending 2 midi channels of note midi controlling 4 independently tracked sw synths in Ableton, wirelessly. (If your WIFI is weak make a comp to iPad/phone network), All controlled through Ableton’s midi clock out over network. I LOVE IT. Simple, intuitive and very powerful and adaptable. I never rate apps, but this one is special. Thank you. Great work.

Little MIDI Machine
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 6.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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