SequenceApp for iPhone

Nyquist Research has released a Euclidean algorithm sequencer with MIDI Out for iPhone!

iTunes Description:

Sequence is a new circular audio sequencer using the euclidean algorithm. Perfect for making polyrhythms, Sequence works well to create all kinds of electronica and techno.

Features:

  • Eight patterns to play with
  • 30 samples from classic drum machines
  • MIDI output
  • Save and load sequences
  • BPM control

Buy SequenceApp on iTunes: $1.99 (iPhone)


Experimental musicians have been playing with Euclidean algorithm rhythms for a while now, as a means of generating lively beats, but to my knowledge this is the first iOS app to make use of it. I was playing with it this morning and liked it a lot. The interface is very minimal, but a lot of functionality is in there. It would be nice to be able to import your own samples (at all, though especially via AudioPaste), but the inclusion of MIDI in the first version is very welcomed! You can set different MIDI notes and MIDI channels for each of the 8 patterns.

For more examples of how Euclidean rhythm generators work, check out this video. Below is a demo from the developer.

Chauliodus Universal Bass Synth

Just last week S4 released S4-Pad, and this week they have another Universal app with lots of features and a low price.



Buy Chauliodus on iTunes: $2.99

iTunes Description:

Chauliodus is a synthesizer that specializes in the bass. You can play the bass line from built-in sequencer, external MIDI devices, external sequencers, and other iOS applications.

It is possible to change the parameters of the filter by using gyroscope; you can get interesting effects by shaking the iPhone or iPad.

You can also enjoy dubstep wobble bass since LFO rate is synchronized to the tempo, and settable by each step!

Features:

  • OSC x 2
    Saw Wave / Square Wave
  • SubOSC x 2
    Square Wave / Sine Wave
  • Glide
  • Filter x 1
  • LPF/BPF
    Manipulate the CutOff Frequency and Resonance by using gyroscope.
  • EG x 2
  • LFO x 1
  • FX (Delay & Over Drive)
  • Real-Time Recording
  • 16 steps Pattern Sequencer
  • 300 bars Song Sequencer

Others:

  • Wireless Sync-Start Technology (WIST) is supported.
  • AudioCopy is supported.
  • CoreMIDI is supported.
  • Supported background playback.
  • Universal support for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.

3 iMinis in Tabletop

thesoundtestroom put together an excellent audio demo of iMini, and pushed his iPad 2 to the brink with 3 iMinis running in Tabletop!

Buy iMini on iTunes: $9.99

GlitchBreaks MIDI Update and Sale!

Alex "distraub" Matheu has released a major update to GlitchBreaks, adding a very complete MIDI implementation!

What's new in 1.20:

  • Added Full MIDI support, Virtual MIDI, MIDI Clock Sync In and Out, MIDI Learn
  • Made Waveform Touchable for Loop Modulation
  • Added Large Waveform view for iPad
  • Added Waveform to Cut Editor for iPad
  • Cut Offset now works from first cut
  • Bug Fixes

**Note there is an issue turning MIDI off resulting in a crash, I am working hard on resolving this issue, and will ask for an expedited review.

Fortunately MIDI is not enabled by default, so to avoid the crash mentioned there either leave it on or leave it off!

Buy GlitchBreaks on iTunes: $2.99 (On Sale, from $4.99)


Live Guitar Vs Korg iPolysix

This week I've been beta testing Live Guitar for Secret Base Design. Fessaboy wanted me to test VirtualMIDI, plus the new Audiobus support, and while I was at that I got to thinking about interesting uses for guitars as MIDI controllers. Typically pulling MIDI from a guitar is pretty lousy, so guitar-controlled synths are often just monophonic bass synths.

Live Guitar greatly expands the options! A simple bass synth would miss the point. With 6 strings I needed a synth with 6 voices, and for that I turned to a rich pad patch in Korg iPolysix! I liked the results enough to work up a little drum backing and share them here with you. Expect the Audiobus update for Live Guitar to arrive sometime next week, but you can play with MIDI today.

Buy Live Guitar Free on iTunes: Free

 

Buy Live Guitar on iTunes: $1.99

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