"Great interface. Up and running in seconds. Intuitive, fun, musical and flexible." - Jordan Rudess
Molten is a powerful and intuitive tool for creating percussive sounds and rhythm sequences for the iPad.
Using a revolutionary approach to grid based pattern sequencing that divides time to instantly add tuplets and fills to your drum programming.
Built on a versatile synthesizer that allows you to play and process your own sound samples. The kits can be mangled, filtered and crushed using the multi-touch interface.
Load and store your patterns and share them with your friends. Export to a standard MIDI file and import into a professional digital audio workstation.
Connect to your Mac with CoreMIDI networking over Wi-Fi or USB with the Camera Connection Kit and transmit the sequence in real-time to your hardware.
Unleash the potential of your beats on the iPad.
- Multi-tasking and Background Audio
- Kymatica AudioShare export and import
- AudioCopy & AudioPaste between other apps
- Easily and quickly create rhythms with complex time signatures
- Intuitively divide a note into tuplets
- Sample based synthesis with user loadable samples
- Each pattern has 8 instrument tracks
- Global master effects processor including delay, reverb, EQ and compressor
- Share your pattern compositions as audio or MIDI files or transfer patterns between Molten users
- Connect to pro music equipment with MIDI CC and clock sync
- iRig MIDI compatible
- Molten cannot be used with iPhone and iPod touch
- USB MIDI requires the iPad Camera Connection Kit and a compatible USB MIDI interface, e.g. M-Audio Uno 1-in/1-out or ESI Midimate II
Audiobus 2.2.1 for iOS 9
- AudioCopy 3.0
Ratings and Reviews
A Classic on iOS - Still with features to compete
I picked up Molten Drum Machine on an extreme sale for the company's anniversary. I admit that I probably never would have bought it at the full price, due to the age of the app and its (apparent) outdated interface. Turns out that it's a pretty solid drum machine, and this is coming from someone who owns and uses more "modern" apps like DM-1, FunkBox, and DrumStudio. This has been around for awhile, and was actually almost discontinued in 2012 before fans begged the developer to keep it in the store.
The entire interface is really only two screens - there's the sequencing grid with 8 instruments, and there's an effects screen that allows you to tweak each sample and add effects. And when I say "sample", I should note that you can load your own! The two quickest ways to do this are using AudioCopy/Paste (preferrably with a go between app linking to DropBox, like AudioShare), or iTunes File Sharing. I hate using the latter, but since the sample files were already on my computer, it was the quicker way to go.
Once you pick your instruments, there are some basic velocity controls for each hit, and you can actually split one beat into many as 9 hits. Since the App is AudioBus compatible, you could monitor live and split beats for a glitch effect, kind of like a drum fill. However, AudioCopy/Paste is my favorite way to export quality loops. This is still a very useful app from the people who also brought you Arctic Keys and Arctic ProSynth.
Very good drum production app.Interface is simple and clear,easily operation! I like it!
Great app for my needs.
This app works the way I do. You set a tempo, pick a kit & begin entering a sequence. It has a nice swing feature (I mostly play funk, soul, and afrobeat) and you can do tuplets per beat. I can lay down a decent beat, then paste it into Garage Band & then I suddenly having a working sketch of a song. Record a little bass line & add some B3....by the next rehearsal, I'm on my way. Maybe this isn't the way you work, but for me it's great. And for $2? Puh-leaze. A steal. You can't ride a bus for $2. You can't buy a gallon of gas for $2. And you can make all these great rhythms for $2? Thanks for a great app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.