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Figure updated with Song Save & Export

Propellerhead has updated Figure with a couple of the community's biggest requests! You can now save your jamming as a song, for reloading later! There is even an export option to render an audio file for iTunes File Sharing.

This update also adds new loop lengths. Previously you were limited to a 2 bar loop, but now you can select loops of 1, 2, 4, or 8 bars. I was playing around with this a lot and they handled it pretty well. If you make a little pattern on 2 bars, but then shift the length up to 8, it will copy the 2 bars to fill in the new length.

If you have a multi-bar pattern, and reduce the length, you will lose the pattern information that is no longer in the loop. For instance, let's say you have a 4 Bar pattern with a flourish of crashes on the 4th bar. Then you reduce it to a 2 bar pattern, and then back to 4, you will only have whatever was in the first 2 bars and won't hear the crashes. This makes sense, and I'm not complaining, but I thought it was worth pointing out. Now that you can save your work, you can experiment without fear!

Buy Figure on iTunes: $0.99 (iPhone)

Reader Comments (5)

Finally!

This is a great app to quickly develop a melody or catchy tune.

Now, let's keep updating with even better export options, preset saving and I don't know, MIDI control ;)

Cheers,
h79

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhoyas79

IMO TriqTraq is what Figure *should* have been.

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRonzlo

Yet triqtraq still cannot export audio....

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZymos

Hooray!!

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom_TM

Been playing with the update. Absolutely love it. BUT...

The next update for me would be;

1. Bar timeline in the song open page
2. Open song quantise. (so that the new song selected starts on the first bar rather than at an arbitrary point).


This would mean that effectively you could create complete songs from the song page (which isn't really a song page- it's a pattern page?!).

The icing on the cake would be an option to be able to record pattern switching too?

3. WIST (or similar to allow sync to other apps/iOS units).

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom_TM
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