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The Random Composer

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screenShot3qKeen to know if anyone has tried this quirky new, yet retro looking music/beat maker, as it looks kinda cool!

Create music from randomly generated and morphed segments16 tracks (8 melody + 8 percussion)

Choose from 30+ instrument samples

Configurable by track for melody and rhythmn characteristics.

About This App

  • Want to write music but too lazy to learn an instrument?

  • Already a virtuoso but always looking for shortcuts?

  • Burnt-out genius in need of artificial inspiration?

  • Maybe the Random Composer is for you …

Random Composer (AppStore Link) Random Composer
Developer: Jon Antonovics
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)Songtive is a songwriting tool, band and social network for musicians of all levels. Songtive allows you to experiment with arrangements for songs provided by the Songtive community or songs you have created yourself. It helps you to organize your favourite songs and chord charts, and to share them with your friends.
It’s easy to use other users’ styles or drumsets for your own songs. Just choose your style (or styles) and Songtive will do the rest. For greater flexability, you can create drumsets and attach them to your song, with different drumsets and styles for intro, outro, and the start/end of particular sections. 
Choosing a style does not restrict you to one instrument. You can create styles to play flute for only the root note of song chords, adding another style to play arpegiated chord. 
See our video tutorials to better understand Songtive’s flexibility: http://bit.ly/1rSCTT7
Song Editor helps you to quickly find chords and set alternative names for them. If you don’t see the correct alternative chord name, just send us your request and we’ll add it at the next update. 

Songtive Features:

• You can create your own song and attach custom styles/drumsets. Songtive will do the rest
• Unlimited number of styles/drumsets 
• Unlimited ways to use custom accompaniment created by you
• Wide set of instruments including: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Viola, Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Cello and others
• Convert your song, plus accompaniment, to MIDI file
• Store your songs in Songtive cloud 
• Songtive has read-only web access, allowing you to share your song with friends using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or use the embed mode to embed it into your blog
• Flexible mixer to allow mute, solo or specific styles/drumsets in your song
• Guitar chords
• Piano chords

Enjoy, and stay tuned for more updates. This is only the beginning!

Songtive - compose with songwriting tool, band on walk (AppStore Link) Songtive - compose with songwriting tool, band on walk
Developer: Songtive SIA
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here


Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480Amazing groovebox that gives you an hypnotising music-making experience. It’s an innovative wave oriented sequencer that lets you make unique loops and sounds with simple gestures.

Please press “Developer Website” to see the demo video. The app is easy to pick up and go. You can play for hours but also produce high-quality tracks of any music style within minutes. 

• 28 wave shapers: control FREQUENCY, Filter CUTOFF, AMP and PAN of 6 devices.
• 6 Channel mixer, with 2 FX channels.
• Live Mode: 6 pads to tweak the frequency and cutoff of the generated patterns in real time.
• Drum Machine with 15 high-quality drumkits.
• 36 high-quality sampled instruments.
• Analog Synth with two oscillators, featuring ring modulation, frequency modulation and ADSR control.
• Global harmonic control: change all the arpeggiators tune settings from a single place.
• Record and upload your mixdowns to SoundCloud, Dropbox or other installed apps.
• Supports Audiobus, Audiocopy, Audioshare and Background-audio (IAA integration on the way).


Oscilab (AppStore Link) Oscilab
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Steps – a Sequencer

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (1)Steps turns your iPhone/iPod in a step sequencer that lets you create beats with ease.


– 16 patterns
– 16 steps per pattern
– 9 sound channels
– easily copy & paste patterns
– modify velocity & pitch for each step
– lowpass or highpass filter for each sound
– playlist: drag & drop patterns to create songs with up to 999 patterns
– xy-Effect pad
– master effects (lowpass, high pass, compressor, reverb)
– 13 high quality built in sample kits
– 1/16th swing control
– High Quality Export
– AudioCopy

Steps - a Sequencer (AppStore Link) Steps - a Sequencer
Developer: Patrick Prochaska
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Sequence by Incident

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568Sequence is like a drum machine you can use to create looping rhythms and melodies. Building on the design of a traditional step sequencer and similar musical devices, Sequence makes it incredibly easy to create a song with a variety of drums, percussion, and melodies.

Sequence makes it easy for anybody to create compelling music on-the-go with no experience whatsoever. The intuitive pattern grid means that you’re always in-time and in-key.

Sequence Highlights: 

•Easy to Play – Intuitive design and simple pattern-grid makes composing songs quick and simple. 

•Always In Tune – Every instrument is mapped to the same musical key

•Choose From 15 Preset Instruments – Drums (Rock, 808, Chiptune, House, Hand Drums), Melodic (Piano, Vibraphone, Violin, Guitar, Double Bass), and more!

•Record Your Own Samples + Create Custom Instruments – Take your creativity further by sequencing your own original sound recordings

•Multi-track Mixer for Adjusting Volume

Technical Features:

•15 Different Instruments
•Combine Samples Into Custom Instruments
•Sampler For Recording Custom Sounds
•Easily Save + Edit Your Sets
•Set Up to 4 Unique Patterns Per Instrument
•Extend Loops to 1-, 2-, or 4- Measure Phrases

Sequence by Incident (AppStore Link) Sequence by Incident
Developer: Incident Technologies Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

B-Step Sequencer

Posted by Mikers On May - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)Transform your iPad to a real music-sequencer workstation with B-Step!

The sequencer comes with native support for one or two Novation Launchpads. B-Step supports CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI ports, Network MIDI and a lot of MIDI hardware devices!

It also supports MIDI Learn, so you can control B-Step’s user interface with any MIDI controller you like!

B-Step Sequencer can work as MIDI clock master or you can sync it to another clock master.

With B-Step you program your melodies in a few seconds and you can’t hit a wrong note. This sequencer is designed for improvisation and live use – your synthesizers will love B-Step.

Recommend: iPad4 or later.

– Native Novation Launchpad support.
– Advanced MIDI learn.
– Drag’N’drop.
– 3 color profiles.
– Clean and simple user interface.
– Run in background

– 16th step resolution.
– 4 tracks (we call them strings).
– 16 bars.
– 5 x 6 chords per project.
– Pattern auto chain.
– MIDI Clock master (up to 400 BPM) or slave

– CoreMIDI.
– Virtual MIDI ports.
– Network MIDI.
– Support standard MIDI hardware devices.

B-Step Sequencer 2 Pro (AppStore Link) B-Step Sequencer 2 Pro
Developer: Thomas Arndt
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

iMPC Pro inbound

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS


iMPC ProBy now fans of the original iMPC for iPad will have caught the news that a ‘Pro’ version is expected sometime this Spring!

While we’re yet to get a full run down on the complete feature set, there has been talk (on Akai’s Facebook page) that this beast will handle 64 tracks, and it will be much more of a professional level music workstation than the original!

Akai is teasing the app through a series of videos focusing specific features. Here is the latest one –

Here’s a link to details on the original iMPC app – http://www.promusicapps.com/impc/


dot Melody

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (2)From the creator of the critically acclaimed* music app Chordion comes dot Melody, a fun new way to make music on your iPhone.

Move dots around to create intertwining melodies, bass lines, and drum beats. Switch chords and patterns on the fly. Select from a variety of instruments and process them through delay and reverb effects. 

Best with headphones or over AirPlay.


Tap or drag anywhere to create new dots. 
Move dots horizontally to change pitch within the current chord.
Move dots vertically to change duration/rhythm.
Tap a dot to make it a rest.
Double tap to delete it.

Switch chords/scales on the fly to change the notes in your pattern.
Unlimited number of chords
Choose from suggested chords or create your own.

Unlimited number of patterns, each with 3 instrument layers.
Copy, reverse, clear, randomize, and generate functions.
Easily re-order patterns.

3 instrument layers
23 carefully created built-in instruments 
Mod Wheel enabled
Independent volume controls with the mixer. 
Independent delay effect sends.

Tempo-synced delay with feedback and low pass filter.
Reverb with mix and decay controls. 

Tempo & Time Signature
Tap Tempo function
Choose from a range of time signatures for pattern syncing.
Use x/x time signature to enter “free mode” and let your instruments create phase patterns.

MIDI Out – In App Purchase
MIDI out is available as an In-App Purchase.
Each instrument layer can use independent MIDI ports and channels.
Mod Wheel support included. 
Advanced MIDI timing implementation

File Management
Create new files from templates in any key
Easily duplicate or re-name files

Hit the record button to record your jams in real-time.
Recordings are saved to iTunes File Sharing. 

Use dot Melody as an Audiobus source! See http://audiob.us for more information.

More Features are on the way! 
Got suggestions? Email us : support at olympianoiseco dot com!

* Chordion : App Store Best of 2013, Innovative Music Apps, China, Japan, and South Korea. App Store Editor’s Choice in 23 Countries.

dot Melody : Multidimensional Arpeggiator, Sequencer, and Drum Machine (AppStore Link) dot Melody : Multidimensional Arpeggiator, Sequencer, and Drum Machine
Developer: Olympia Noise Co.
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)Cotracks is a collaborative music studio for teamwork on a single iPad. With Cotracks you can create multiple layers of loops and phrases using multiple instruments. Cotracks is designed to maintain your creative flow and is always ready to capture your ideas, regardless whether you are flying solo or collaborating with others.

It’s like playing with a band, but this time you can record and play back your own parts, in perfect sync with others, and create the constituents for a great track at the same time. With Cotracks the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.


• up to 12 instrument tracks
• beat synchronized playback and recording

• comfortable access for multiple users
• dedicated interface modes for single user, two users and four users
• switch between interface modes with a single tap
• independent playback control constantly available for each instrument
• repeater lets you play and record complex beat synced rhythmic textures
• XY-modulation control

• nondestructive quantize and transpose
• change the playback scale of recorded sequences
• drag and drop copying of sequences between instruments

• polyphonic synthesizer with dozens of high quality instrument presets
• monophonic bass/lead synthesizer with dozens of high quality instrument presets
• sample player with a library of professional quality samples from Inspire Audio
• programmable XY-modulation 
• band-limited oscillators to ensure professional grade sound quality

• stereo delay
• stereo phaser
• 2 equalizer units
• dedicated units for each track

• Audiobus support
• AudioCopy support
• export each instrument to separate audio clip
• export all in one audio mixdown clip
• export and import sessions via iTunes in XML format for backup and sharing

• on-screen help and tips
• online support integrated in app
• video tutorials

For more details- http://futucraft.com/cotracks

Cotracks (AppStore Link) Cotracks
Developer: Futucraft Oy
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Easy Chords Studio

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)A must have for every producer, composer or songwriter. An user friendly app which makes it easy to figure out the best mainstream chords for your track. It doesn’t matter whether you produce pop, dance, trance or rock, music is all based upon the same set rules which are used over and over. By simply selecting a base key and pressing the suggested chords you are a couple of clicks away from your next song. No musical knowledge required!
Key features:
48 chords (major/minor/7th)
6 chord suggestions per key
12 common progressions
5 different soundsets
4 different beats
Show notes in chord (text and piano position)
Show notes in current (piano position)
Suggested next possible keys
Store up to 5 custom chord progressions

Easy Chords Studio (AppStore Link) Easy Chords Studio
Developer: Pepijn van Rijen
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here
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