This App allows we you to create a song very easily and fast.
Everyone can use it. Pro musicians and beginners as well.
Medly works a little bit like Garageband.
First you create a new Project. Set the Scale and the Tempo. You create a new track. A Midi or an Audio track . You select the instrument you like. Then, you have 2 choices. Or you edit a blank pattern or you choose a pattern from the Library. Each packs from the Medly store comes with Audio loops and MIDI melodies and rhythms.
The developer offers me the Master Pack: 150 audio loops, 450 Midi patterns, 30 instruments. (Thanks a lot!)
I didn't have the others packs excepted the Starter one, but there are also a Rock, Jazz and Classical instruments Packs in the Medly Store.
Audio track and Audio editing:
At this moment, you can not import an Audio File into the App, but this feature will be add shortly.
You can record audio with the built in microphone of your iDevice.
You can trim an Audio File.
Midi and Midi Sequencer:
A Midi in feature. No output.
The sequencer works like most of all the MIDI sequencers. Tap to add a note, again to delete. Tap to add a note then swipe to the rigth to set its length. Tap and hold a note to set the accent (3 level). A snap feature is also available.
Track settings & FXs (Audio & Midi):
Volume, Pan, Echo, Reverb, Ducker, High / Low, and Pitch.
Delay rate 1/4, 1/8 & 1/16. No other Settings for the effects.
All the track parameters can be automated.
For Pro musicians,s first:
Are you using Garageband?
For myself: never... (the only reason why I would like to reinstall Garageband into my iPad is Alchemy...)
Garageband is an hybrid App. Too many features for a beginner and not enough for a Pro musician.
Sometimes a friend ask me for a track.... Sometimes my muse is going to visit another Galaxy... Sometimes,...
Sometimes it's cool to have an App like this. Very easy to use. A lot of melodies and grooves and a very good Audio sample's quality for all instruments.
All the things that you need to create a track are in this App. Only 10 minutes to understand how Medly works. Not too many menus, settings,... So, you will never be lost.
I like the concept and I don't want to have too many features in the future updates. Perhaps only one or two more with the import Audio one. The ability to record the audio from another App and the ability to import a Midi file. That's all. For me, it's enough.
A Killer App, a Must Have have for beginners. An App that Pro musicians must have to remember the day when their muse is travelling to another Galaxy.
I had the answer and the solution too.
If you launch Medly first and after the host App, no problem the signal will be recorded.
There is a bug. Sure, but at the end not really annoying...
The developer will fix it. The update will be released at the begining of the next year.
So, don't worry, no problem!
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Review by Ed