senode is a MIDI sequencer. 1 pattern, unlimited length. Unlimited tracks. Unlimited steps. It comes also with a Synthesizer: an ADSR, 3 waveform types (Sinusoïdale, Triangle & Square), a Filter, a Reverb, a Volume and a Tone. Here is one of my only 2 regrets. At this moment, Senode is not Audiobus, IAA or Audio Unit compatible, but It's only the version 1.0 of Senode so, I hope that one of this feature will be added in a future update.
Senode is very easy to use and allows you to create a pattern, even a song very fast.
On the left side of the screen, 3 tools. The Emitter, the Node and the Connection tool. The Emitter is a generator. The Node is a step (of your sequence). And the Connection the wire. So, first you add an Emitter to the surface. The Emitter can also send MIDI to another App or an external hardware. It comes also with a Tick, a Volume and a Transpose knob. The Tick is a clock devider. Then, you add all the Nodes needed to create your chord progression, melody or rhythm. A Node can play one Note or one Chord. For each Nodes you can set the number of Ticks too, the Volume and the Legato. Once done you all the Nodes together and the Emitter to a Node. Then you can play your sequence.
You can connect several Emitters to a Node. You can connect an Emitter to the Node you like.
You can set for each of the Emitters (connected to the same sequence of Nodes) a different number of Ticks.
So, you can easily create a Polyrhythm or a "canon".
You can also multiplying this sequence by touching the + button located on the left side of an Emitter.
A Node can be connected to as many other Nodes as you like.
It can be also connected to himself for creating a loop.
Some shortcuts allows you to work faster.
Check out the tutorial.
A very unconventional sequencer.
Very easy to use and fun.
I love it! Really.
Before to tell you that it is a Killer App, I have to tell you my second regret. A copy and paste feature. Yes, I think that it could be really great to be able to copy a sequence of Nodes, but as I said at the beginning of this review it's only the version 1.0 of Senode...
A Killer App!
Review by Ed