Before I start this review, I have to confess something.
I received this App not long ago, but I knew it since its release. As you know, I never watch a video of an App before doing its review so the only thing I knew about Fugue Machine was the App Store description.
Fugue Machine a 4 playheads MIDI Sequencer....
And here, because of my nullity in music theory, I always wondered what could be the interest of such an App apart from creating a perfect cacophony...
When I received the app, I immediately wanted to try it, (because of all the positive comments I could see every time, everywhere), so immediately said immediately done....
And then the surprise....
It's magical for losers like me and logical for real musicians it seems to me...
"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."
So here we are, Fugue Machine is 4 playheads which will play all together (or not according to your desire) at different Speed, Scrolling direction, Octave, Pitch, Volume.
You can even invert the playing notes (the highest notes will become the lowest)
And even ask a playhead to start playing at a certain position on the Grid.
In the settings we will be able to select a Scale: Ionian (Major) | Dorian | Phrygian | Lydian | Mixolydian | Aeolian (minor) | Locrian | Harmonic (minor) | Phrygian Dominant | Lydian Dominant | Wholetone | Whole Half | Major Blues | Minor Blues | Major Pentatonic | Minor Pentatonic | Chromatic
Add a Reverb to the factory sound or send the MIDI out of each playhead to another connected App or hardware.
A Pattern named loop can be set up to 1 to 8 bqrs of 16 steps.
In conclusion, Fugue Machine is really great.
Will generate from a melody a surprising pattern, which you will certainly never have thought of creating.
I love it!!!!!!
A Killer App! A Must Have!!!!!
Price $9.99 Author Alexander naut Type Midi Sequencer Sequencer type Multi playheads Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Ableton Link )Version 1.5.15 Released 10/10/2015 Updated 08/31/2019
Stand Alone | IAA
The App Store description
A music sequencer reimagined with multiple playheads.
"How Bach would have made a sequencer." (Create Digital Music)
"A musical feat." (Creator's Project)
"A new approach to sequencing." (XLR8R)
"A next generation music sequencer." (Ask Audio)
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.
FUGUE MACHINE is the world’s first multi-playhead piano roll. Create a music sequence and play it back with up to four playheads at once — each at various speeds, directions, pitches, and more. Watch the playheads dance, and hear the complex patterns that emerge.
Fugue Machine supports iPhone, iPad, MIDI, AUv3 MIDI, Ableton Link, Audiobus, Audiobus 3 MIDI, and Inter-App Audio. Version 1.5.15 release notesFugue Machine 1.5 — iPhone support, AUv3 support, more scales, piano roll gesture improvements, and more. See 1.5.0 Version History for more info. 1.5.15 Minor UI fix. When Loop Length was set greater than 1 bar, bar masks in the Piano Roll weren't shown properly. Fixed now.
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