Fugue Machine : MIDI Sequencer

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App History

May 20, 2021
Apr 01, 2020
Jan 02, 2020
Nov 25, 2019
Version 1.5.16
Oct 18, 2019
Version 1.5.15
Aug 31, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
Version 1.5.14
Aug 14, 2019
Version 1.5.13
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 06, 2019
Version 1.5.12
May 01, 2019
Version 1.5.11
Apr 23, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
Version 1.5.10
Apr 20, 2019
Apr 20, 2019
Version 1.5.9
Apr 19, 2019
Version 1.5.8
Apr 18, 2019
Version 1.5.7
Apr 17, 2019
Apr 15, 2019
Apr 14, 2019

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App Store Description:

A music sequencer reimagined with multiple playheads.

"How Bach would have made a sequencer." (Create Digital Music)
"A musical feat." (Creator's Project)
"A new approach to sequencing." (XLR8R)
"A next generation music sequencer." (Ask Audio)

FUGUE MACHINE is a tool inspired by composition techniques used in Baroque music and Serialism — e.g. Bach’s canons and fugues, and Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique. The idea was to design a tool to manipulate a melody’s speed, direction, and pitch, as well as play multiple variations of the melody simultaneously.

As it turned out, the best implementation for this was to reimagine one of the most fundamental building blocks of all music sequencers: the piano roll.

FUGUE MACHINE is the world’s first multi-playhead piano roll. Create a music sequence and play it back with up to four playheads at once — each at various speeds, directions, pitches, and more. Watch the playheads dance, and hear the complex patterns that emerge.

It’s mesmerizing.

Fugue Machine supports iPhone, iPad, MIDI, AUv3 MIDI, Ableton Link, Audiobus, Audiobus 3 MIDI, and Inter-App Audio.

What's new in v1.5.16

Fugue Machine 1.5 — iPhone support, AUv3 support, more scales, piano roll gesture improvements, and more. See 1.5.0 Version History for more info.

iOS 13 caused a few UI issues in the More Menu. All fixed now.

The new position no longer blocks the bottom toolbar buttons or the transpose control, making Fugue Machine more playable when the menu is open.

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This is worth every penny! A fantastic way to explore melody creation and just have fun. The recent addition of per playhead midi routing allows for some awesome sound combinations.

I hook my iPad up to a Novation Circuit and let three Fugue Machine playheads dabble with synth 1 while a fourth controls synth 2 and I blast out some beats. Bliss!
October 05, 2016  | person nooooddy
This is an excellent app. I normally avoid buying apps with flat GUI designs, but one video demonstration of this app won me over in an instant. The app itself provides a fantastic creative utility for rhythm, melody generation, and song composition. I have a few critiques about the UI but the developer responded to me directly about wanting to adjust those things and I'm not going to comment about them here. Suffice to say, this is a fantastic app for music creation and its ability to send on four different MIDI channels is excellent. All it needs is IAA transport controls or MIDI start/stop synch and support for time signatures. It's a winner even without.
November 24, 2016  | person dysamoria
Fugue Machine is one of the best, most innovative apps around. Also, good news, I heard from the developer recently that something is in the works.
March 11, 2017  | person Zen

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