MIDI Pattern Sequencer
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MIDI Pattern Sequencer is a tool with powerful and at the same time very comfortable, intuitive and easy interface. It is the main feature, through which the sequencer can easily used by anyone, from beginner to professional, and everyone will find it most necessary for their own purposes.
The sequencer does not produce the sound. It is designed to control via MIDI any external sound modules, samplers, synthesizers and other applications running on iPad or another computer. Full support for external MIDI interfaces, network and virtual ports, synchronization with external devices and transport control makes this sequencer like playback control center for music devices or other applications.
The best things:
● Indispensable tool in creation of final composition or experiments with rhythm and phrase patterns.
● User interface is designed so that all features of the current mode are available immediately or through one or two steps.
● Can be operated with one hand, even with one finger, in any place of your workspace to which you can reach.
● Does not have complicated gestures, very small elements which are inconvenient for clicks, clumsy scrolling and distracting realistic interface elements. Just only single click and move fader.
● Classical data structure: Project - Song - Pattern.
● Pattern tracks can be configured for notes or drum events.
● Support CC/RPN/NRPN automation controllers for patterns (learn mode available).
● MIDI presets for Bank/Program change and CC/RPN/NRPN controllers (learn mode).
● Recording and editing patterns in real time thru internal controls or external devices.
● Patterns with different length can play together (can set Last step for patterns other than 4/4).
● Changes pattern events (Transposition, Velocity, Duration, Automation) during playback.
● Editing individual events or changes all events in track (possibility to make Swing/Shuffle rhythm).
● Song can contain patterns from current project and patterns from any other projects.
● Advanced set of editing functions - insert, delete, move, scroll a single event, measure or entire track.
● Clipboard to copy and paste tracks, measures and events between patterns and songs.
● Playback in background to real time tweak parameters in other running applications.
● Export complete song or individual patterns to MIDI files (include automation).
● Upload and download complete project files to copy on another iPad or backup.
● Access to files through iTunes or any Web browser in local WiFi network.
● Set of different color schemes of interface.
● Full support of MIDI specification and very accurate timing.
● Support of all external MIDI interfaces based on CoreMIDI (like iRig, MIDI Mobilizer II, StudioConnect, iConnectMIDI, IO dock, Camera Connection Kit).
● Each track can be configured for output to any MIDI channel (or more than one channel) and different devices.
● Creating virtual MIDI port for connect to internal iPad applications (like PPG Wave, SampleTank, iELECTRIBE and many others).
● Synchronization with external device that send MIDI clock.
● Send own MIDI clock to external devices and applications as master device.
● Send transport commands Start/Stop/Continue to (and from) external devices.
● Internal metronome on standard audio output.
● Metronome can start at recording only or at playback and recording.
● Metronome can start immediately or within one or two measures before.
● MIDI console displays all input MIDI messages in convenient form.
● Activity indicator shows channels of incoming MIDI messages.
● Displays external BPM value and status of synchronization.
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What's New in Version 1.3
● Last step option allows set length of measures to define time signature other than 4/4.
● For song possible to set In/Out markers and use loop playback mode.
● Some minor bugs were fixed.
Excellent MIDI Sequencer
This is an excellent sequencer, with plenty of features that just aren't available on some of the more expensive apps, and some features, like customized color schemes, that probably won't be available on those apps.
As with many independently developed apps, there are still a few bugs here and there, but the developer seems very responsive to suggestions and bug reports so it's likely they won't be there for long. Highly recommended.
a step forward in pro audio apps
if you make pro audio apps, take a lesson from this one. proper design and performance. a much needed sign that there are developers out there trying to make professional quality apps.
Reliable, but incomplete, MIDI Sequencer
I bought MIDI Pattern Sequencer for two reasons: (1) I was (and still am) looking for the ideal stand-alone piano roll MIDI editor to use with iPad synths, samplers, and drum machines; and (2) I am very fond on this developer's other product: Audio Mastering. But while I'm generally happy with the app, I feel 4 stars is a more appropriate rating, since it's gone a while without an update and is missing a few things.
The primary thing to recognize is that app is monophonic...well, sort of. Each row you see on that neat and tidy grid layout can only be assigned to a single note. However, you can assign multiple rows to the same instance of an app. So, if your MIDI app is Sunrizer, rows 1-3 could all be driving different notes from that same app, and you could make a chord. But you'd have to program it note-by-note, which is tedious. If polyphonic chords through MIDI are what you want to do, Xynthesizer, Genome, or other sequencers are probably a better bet.
But there are still many advantages to using "mSequencer". For one, hook up and assigning MIDI to other apps was a breeze. Very easy to get to and without having to dive through several sub-menus. Also, while the app itself does not produce sound, you can use the keyboard in the app to essentially "preview" notes as you program them. This, combined with the excellent pattern and sequencing options, would allow you to put together a fairly complete project with minimal hassle.
If the developer had continued to work on the app and improve it (polyphony interface? chord buttons?), this may be the best sequencer on the market at this time. Take a look at Analog midiSequencer for an example of a simple app that added major features down the road. But as it is, mSequencer still works, and is still preferrable to many of the alternatives.
Note: As a practical matter, trying to run multiple synths throuh mSequencer on my iPad2 is just not a good idea. If you dedicate the whole grid to just one app, it really is "polyphonic", it just has a different approach to note programming.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Mar 18, 2013
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 1.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Igor Vasiliev
- © Igor Vasiliev
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.