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Synthesizer Arpeggiator & Drum Pad - US

By Yamaha Corporation of America

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


The latest version of the Yamaha app that lets you create fabulous phrases and beats of your own design! It's more powerful than ever with these new features.
- Compatible with the Inter-App Audtio function (iOS 7 and above)
- Audiobus support (input only)
- Perform an audio mixdown of recorded songs
- Audio library (compatible with SoundCloud and AudioCopy)
- MIDI channel is displayed when initializing the DrumPad EDIT settings
- An additional 19 tones and 24 arpeggiator patterns

Synth Arp & Drum Pad is an iPad app with arpeggiator and drum pad that allows you to easily play the internal synthesizer or any connected MIDI device and produce music with phrases having an abundant variety of musical styles.
(The arpeggiator automatically plays the individual notes of a chord in a selected pattern.)

There are 342 arppegiator patterns that can play phrases from all kinds of music genres like dance music, hip-hop, rock, pops, with one finger.

* This application is Core MIDI compatible. Wi-Fi communication possible with Yamaha MOTIF XF (body version 1.2 or above) Alternatively, use the MIDI Interface i-MX1 to communicate with all MIDI devices.
* A USB Wi-Fi adaptor, sold separately, is necessary for Wi-Fi communications.

Software Synthesizer
- Choose from 61 high-quality voices from a variety of instruments including 7 drum kits.
- Cutoff, resonance, attack, release, and portamento can be adjusted with the knob control. Setting tonal qualities is easy.
- Reverb, chorus, and variation effects can also be applied individually.

Keyboard Arpeggiator & Scale
- Choose from 342 arpeggio patterns from a variety of instruments.
- Control the swing, note length, octave range, and other characteristics for each arpeggio phrase in real time.
- Select and change the scale being played. That allows you to use Touch Control Function and you can modify the sound by sliding your finger vertically or vibrating your finger horizontally on the Keyboard.
- The velocity can be changed depending by adjusting the strength of the tap on the iPad screen, or use the ribbon controller displayed on the left-hand side of the screen.

Drum Pad
- For each of the 16 drum pads, you can assign 5 notes at a specific velocity which allows you to play chords with one finger as well as multiple percussion instruments.
- Separate notes can be assigned to the left and right sides of a pad along with their velocities for more intricate performances. The velocity can be controlled by the strength of the tap on the iPad screen.
- You can also use the built-in step sequencer of each pad, to easily create a rhythm track.
- The Learn function can be used to easily assign a chord to a pad using the keyboard displayed at the bottom of the screen or using the keyboard of an external MIDI device.
- There are 64 user templates that can be customized and saved.

Ribbon Controller
- Use the ribbon controller to change velocity, pitch, and assignable parameters.

MIDI Loop Sequencer/Recorder
- Overdubbing enables the blending of various layers of sound in one recording.
- In addition to standard recording, you can also record loops of varying lengths.
- Quantizing and recording speed can be adjusted, and a pre-count can also be set.
- It can be stored up to five songs.
- Recorded data can be mixed down into an audio file.
- Recorded data can be uploaded as audio to SoundCloud.
- Compatible with AudioCopy. Songs and patterns created with Synth Arp & Drum Pad can be passed to apps that are compatible with the audio data format (such as TNR-i and GarageBand)

What's New in Version 1.4.1

Bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Beautiful. Best on market

Thank you so much for this powerful app. It's compatible with GarageBand so therefore gives me so many more instruments to choose from. 5 stars

Not bad...

Never been much of a Yamaha fan, but I have to say that this app is pretty cool. With a little effort I was able to figure it out and create a pretty nice piece. I think I'll give it 5 stars and keep it around.

So much for free, incredible value

I use it with Garageband with inter app connectivity. So many instruments, and so much value, thank you! <3

Synthesizer Arpeggiator & Drum Pad - US
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 1.4.1
  • Size: 94.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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