Midi sequencer/synth app?

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  1. wonderbread57 macrumors 6502

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    Back in PDA days I really enjoyed the Palm app called Griff. It was a pattern based midi sequencer with a few selectable synth sounds and effects. It was great to lay down a beat or melody while on the train. Anything like this in the works for the iPhone? Reason and Cakewalk and the like should be paying attention.
     
  2. genshi macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to see an iPhone version of Ableton Live, but in the mean time, I've just downloaded Beatmaker from the App Store which is pretty cool and definitely more of a useful tool as opposed to a "toy" app.
     
  3. wonderbread57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, awsome app. Thanks for the tip. Too bad it doesn't export to midi so you can continue a project on the Desktop.
     
  4. DJ88 macrumors regular

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    I downloaded the beatmaker today and i'm kind of dissapointed you can't really make melodies. Unless I'm missing something, the best I can do is load up the pads with like 8 piano C notes, then change the semitones of each one to get a scale, but even then the notes sound way off and I can't get anything good sounding out of it.
     
  5. wonderbread57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There's no keyboard reference for sequencing quarter/half/etc notes? If not then the app has no business using the terms "song" or "melody" in the description.
     
  6. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    Beatmaker is really sweet although it is only a sequencer/sampler.

    Adding melodies to the app would make it a super functional tool.
     
  7. genshi macrumors 6502a

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    It's not meant to make melodies, it's meant to make beats, hence the name "Beatmaker". It's basically a virtual MPC 2000 (if you guys are familiar with that instrument.)
     
  8. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully they will add that but you can export as audio to use in a desktop app as loops.
     
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  10. wonderbread57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This thing called akaRemote seems similar to KaossPad. It lets you setup a bunch of midi controller interfaces including an X Y pad. Here is a youtube video of it and a link to the App Store is in the description

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eimft4WudEo
     
  11. Vaphoron macrumors 6502

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    I'm also waiting for some kind of cool MIDI sequencer with export options so whatever we work on we can transfer back to a computer and continue working on it.
     
  12. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Seems interesting, but are you sure it's on the App store? I couldn't find it.
     
  13. wonderbread57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Na, i'm not sure actually. It may only be for JB iPhones :/ so we still need a kaospad type solution. A continuous tone generating app based on multi touch would def. be cool
     
  14. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    a Kaossilator style controller would be cool as hell.

    a basic midi sequencer for working on melodies and basic chord stuff would be handy too. especially if it had a midi export function.

    that controller app looks cool as hell.
     
  15. musio macrumors 68020

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    Beatmaker seem responsive, maybe we could email them to ask to include some sort of melody module
     
  16. churchrd macrumors member

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    I have beatmaker although i haven't used it a whole lot. It does say on their website though that you can export WAV AND MIDI. I haven't tried it yet but the website says it can "export to MIDI score".

    Has anyone tried it?

    It also says that you can import sounds from Noise.io synth app. I'm not sure how that works but you guys might be able to get your melody into beatmaker that way.
     
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  18. Linkmobile macrumors newbie

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    There is iMorseU in appstore can synthesize multi-Midi into melody in other way. there are pattern based midi sequencer with a few selectable synth sounds in it.
    It can Mix Morse code which you typed into melody and "export to MIDI score" share with friends.

    cool and awesome.
     
  19. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    beatmaker is a full featured beat sequencer


    noise.io is a SICK ass synth app
     
  20. Ben Kei macrumors regular

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    Exports work fine in Beatmaker. The replies above are from an older version prior to the export functions being active.

    As for melodies, they can be done too.
    In your pattern under the tab step editors is another called pitch.
    It'll let you pitch your sample up or down by an octave (12 semitones)
    If you need a greater range than this you can import your sample into a second pad and pitch it up or down 2 octaves there, this way you have it spead across 4 octaves in the sequencer.
     
  21. vanakaru macrumors newbie

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    Beatmaker export?

    What does BM export? Is it MIDI file or live MIDI sequence?
     
  22. MokSiFu macrumors member

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    How about noise.io combined with beatmaker?

    Not too sure but that seems to be able to make some nice melodies.
     
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    I must be missing something with noise.io. I haven't really been able to get it to do anything interesting beyond triggering some crappy sounding arpeggios. What am I missing?
     
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