Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer
iPad

Description

The world's first multi-playhead music sequencer.

"How Bach would have made a sequencer." (Create Digital Music)
"A musical feat." (Creator's Project)
"A new approach to sequencing." (XLR8R)
"Next generation music sequencer." (Ask Audio)
"A brilliant concept that has been beautifully realized." (Music App Blog)
"It’s good. So good." (iOS Mars)

BACH IN A BOX.

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.

THE PIANO ROLL, REIMAGINED.

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

It’s mesmerizing.


/ Supports Ableton Link, MIDI, AudioBus, and Inter-App Audio.

What's new in version 1.1

NEW FEATURES

ABLETON LINK SUPPORT!
Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network. It's awesome. Go to Settings > Ableton Link Settings for more info.

GLOBAL QUANTIZATION SETTING
You can now set Fugue Machine's Global Quantization, the musical time required for changes in the app to occur. Previously, this is was locked at eighth notes. Go to Settings > Sequencer Settings > Global Quantization for more info.

BUG FIXES

MIDI START MESSAGE BUG
When synchronizing to MIDI Clock from an external MIDI Source, and Start Message Offset was greater than 0, Fugue Machine would start playing notes even if the Play button wasn't engaged. That was bad. Fixed now.

FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD BUG
If you're on iOS 9 and tried to download one of my two albums (Songs for Fugue Machine and Songs for Arpeggionome), the system failed to send the email! It works now, my apologies.

SPECIAL NOTES

PER-PLAYHEAD MIDI ROUTING
Per-playhead MIDI routing is almost complete! I promise :]

THANK YOU!
Early support for Fugue Machine has been absolutely incredible. Thanks so much for your interest and please be in touch if you have any questions, feedback, feature requests, etc..

All the best,
Alexander

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Recommended by Andreas Muller

Version 1.1 – February 13, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Just got 3 new music making apps and this one is very innovative, good for creating ideas