Xequence

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iTunes Description:

Xequence is an advanced linear MIDI Sequencer and Keyboard / Controller for iPhone and iPad.

NOTE: This app does not produce any sound by itself! It is meant to control OTHER apps via Virtual MIDI.

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Efficient User Interface for an amazing editing workflow on a mobile device
- Scale-Aware Keyboards and Pianoroll Editor: All modules and functions observe the current instrument's scale
- 16 scales included
- Extremely tight, best-in-class MIDI timing
- 100% accurate song looping, no dropouts/jitter at loop points
- Robust controller (CC) handling with backtracing (inside parts)
- Supports any time signature and BPM
- MIDI In and Thru with re-channelization and re-routing to currently selected instrument
- MIDI Sync Master (Clock / Start / Stop / Continue / SPP) - other DAWs or pattern sequencers can run in accurate sync with Xequence, e.g. to use audio tracks, or an external drum machine. Several modes for maximum compatibility
- Works perfectly with e.g. AUM or Gadget as hosts / sound generators, with drum sequencers like Ruismaker, or with Beatmaker 2 for synced audio tracks

ARRANGER:

- Unlimited Parts
- Unlimited Tracks via In-App Purchase (same price as the app), 4 tracks out of the box
- 64 Undo/Redo steps
- Per-track non-destructive Swing and Delay (timeshift +/- 200 ms)
- Any Track can be routed to any Instrument
- Parts can be independent or linked (editing the original modifies all the copies)
- Part-based looping
- Selection tools: Marquee/Rectangle, Same Track, Same Instrument, Linked Parts, Invert
- Two selection modes: Add & Replace
- Editing tools: Create Copy, Create Linked Copy, Unlink, Split, Join, Convert loops to parts
- All edits can be performed across multiple tracks and parts
- Individual Parts can be named
- Per Track Mute/Solo
- Draw mode
- Position/Length Handles at screen edges for efficient editing

PIANOROLL EDITOR:

- 256 Undo/Redo steps
- Fully scale-aware, all editing operations consider the current instrument's scale
- Relative or absolute grid: Snap Events to nearest grid line, or move by grid increments
- Live Auditioning of all edits and mini keyboard keys on the left
- Selection tools: Marquee/Rectangle, Same Note, Same Key, Same Beat Position, Invert
- Two selection modes: Add & Replace
- Editing tools: Copy, Legato, Quantize, Quantize Ends, Transpose +/- 12, Fill part with selection
- Smart Draw mode: Touch to create, touch again to delete, drag up/down to transpose, drag left/right to change length
- All editing settings remembered intelligently. It works like magic! (tm)
- Note velocities can be edited as if they were controllers, see below:

CONTROLLER EDITOR:

- 256 Undo/Redo steps
- Selection tools: Marquee/Rectangle, Same Beat Position, Invert
- Two Selection modes: Add & Replace
- Editing tools: Copy, Reduce, Quantize, Compress/Expand, Fill part with selection
- Smart Draw mode
- Automatic removal of redundant controllers
- Velocities of notes can be shown as controllers and edited with the same tools

KEYBOARD / CONTROLLER:

- Fully scale-aware single or dual keyboards
- Three modes: Scroll, Glide, Lock
- Three available key widths
- Up to three CCs (controllers) can be shown as touch bands next to the keyboard
- All three CCs can be controlled either via touch or device rotation (up to three axes simultaneously), with pickup
- Velocity emulation option (via vertical position on key)

INSTRUMENTS:

- Unlimited Instruments (an Instrument is a MIDI destination + channel)
- Up to 3 definable CCs (Controllers) per Instrument
- Compatible with virtually ALL synths and hosts

VARIOUS:

- MIDI Metronome
- Ruler can be either fixed or modal (hidden automatically after use, to preserve screen space)
- In-App hints for important features

COMING IN AN UPDATE:

- Audiobus 3 MIDI
- MIDI file import / export
- "Open In..." support for importing and exporting projects
- ...and many more!

Please report any bugs or issues via our site, we are happy to help out!

What's new in v1.1

IMPROVEMENTS:

- Much smoother zooming and scrolling in all editors.
- Part previews now show all controllers and notes, and look much nicer.
- Enhanced MIDI Sync. The "Sync" option in instruments now has a new "Relative" mode (old mode is called "Absolute"), which is compatible with pattern-sequencer-like apps and hardware, like Ruismaker, StepPolyArp, Korg Volca Sample, etc.
- The "MIDI In" button on the Settings screen now blinks when the app receives MIDI notes or controllers, for easier setup of incoming MIDI connections.
- Much more accurate timing on MIDI In from apps and devices that support MIDI Timestamping.
- You can now create multiple instruments with the same MIDI destination AND channel. Useful, for example, if you want to use different scales / root keys for the same synth in different parts of the song without constantly switching scales. As root key and scale are set per instrument, you can just create one instrument per scale / key, with the same destination and channel, and a corresponding track per instrument. Also, if you need more than 3 controllers, you can just create several identical instruments, but with different controllers.
- Looped parts will now loop for 64 bars beyond the song end (used to be 32).
- Basic iPhone X compatibility

FIXES:

- Fixed missing or wrong MIDI notes during recording.
- Fixed possible crash with MIDI input and switching tracks.
- Fixed possible crash with certain MIDI input sources.
- Disabled the "Xequence Source" MIDI source, as it was not used and only caused confusion when setting up MIDI routing.
- Various fixes, optimizations and usability improvements throughout the app.

iPad Screenshots:

iPhone Screenshots:

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