A big update to midiSequencer just hit the App Store today, and it's a beauty. The app is now universal, so you can use your iPhone to trigger either iOS synths or external hardware synths. There are not a lot of step sequencers for the iPhone, so this is a very welcome update! The app also contains a new midi effect (Rotator), as well as some new midi CC mappings. Check out the full list below:
What's New in Version 1.12
Complete rework of all graphics to allow retina iPhone 4,5,6,6+ screen resolutions - including zoom feature.
Now contains code to be fully multi-threaded - needed for new upcomming clip sequencer app which can run 20 instances.
New midiFX - Rotator - a chord with rotating middle note
Latest Audiobus sdk 2.2.2
Transpose now ranges from -24 to +24
Set the Start & End of sequence using [ & ] buttons
Improved midiFx blurred graphics
Moved Shift L/R to reset menu
Midi Fx - Echo - now allows 2 decimal places in gain (0.00 to 2.00)
Double tap tempo slider brings up panel to enter integer tempo (like Transpose slider)
Added new hardware midi CC mappings : moog Sub 37, moog Sub Phatty and Analog 4.
Increased bank snapshots to 100 (from 40). Added new < button on performance panel to scroll backwards
Was not playing first step on SLAVE start
Was not able to save to slot 11
Was not resetting %probability to 100% when reset all done
MidiFx - Echo - fixed issue with echo note off - only apparent on monosynths
Removed WIST - it wasn't working anyway
OMAC disabled in IOS9 - awaiting fix from MidiBus as IOS9 security limits access to other apps.
Transpose only loaded from snapshot if Include Controls enabled - was always doing this.
If you've been reading any of my recent posts, I've been writing about how I've started integrating hardware synths into my workflow. As such, I've been using my iPad and iPhone for both sequencing and as an effect. Being able to use such a powerful step sequencer like midiSequencer on my iPhone is going to be a huge win for me, as I can now dedicate my iPad to use for effects. Also, I'm very interested in testing out the new midi CC's for the Sub Phatty. At the time of this writing, I've got a Sub Phatty on a Fed Ex plane headed my way, so I will definitely be plugging in midiSequencer as soon as it arrives.
Tony hasn't created any recent YouTube demos, but you can take a look at this one to get a sense of how deep yet easy this app is. There have been several updates since this video, including the addition of midi effects (separate IAP).
If you're looking to check out midiSequencer, but still aren't sure, there is a free lite version to try as well, although it doesn't appear that the lite version has been updated to be universal as of yet (possibly coming?). Check out the App Store links below to get midiSequencer.[app 787934896] [app 863030388]