A 6 track drum synthesiser & sequencer for creating beats, electro rhythms or wacky synth blips.
Synthesizer controls shape each sound on each track to various electro synth drum & percussion sounds.
Create drum patterns using step edit as on various drum synthesisers, drum machines & sequencers or can be generated randomly.
Independent FX, GarageBand routing, Ableton Link, IAA, & Audiobus 3 support.
Parameter Set to step per track manually or while playing.
Press P-Set to enter mode (Flashing). turn dials, this stores on that current step. Double tap the P-Set to enter erase mode. Any dial turned will erase all that dials settings for the whole track.
Easily capture what you hea, export to AudioShare, Audio-Copy, Email or iTunes Shared Folder
Check out the "How to" video demo on Youtube
Choos various waveforms with noise balance.
3 Filters to choose: Low, High & Band Pass + resonance & side-pass high pass level, envelope amount & decay time.
VCA decay time + PUNCH for extra kick velocity.
Extra attack for track 1 option.
Create almost any drum synth sound
Dynamics. Each step per track can also have a variable dynamics level if pressed twice (yellow) to accentuate pitch, filter or amplitude.
RANDOM FILL: From zero to 100 percent this will create random non accentuated steps in mealtime so you can create free flowing dynamic drum synth sequences.
Adjust number of steps & offsets in each track to create complex poly rhythms
INIT starts over with a blank pattern.
Find this in Settings/System.
BPM control +/-1 or double tap for +/-5 increments.
LFO low pass CUT-OFF & PITCH. The pitch level can give a vintage effect subtly detuning with low SPEED or faster for ring modulated effect.
Trig forces reset on step to provide pitch or filter envelope.
Press P+1, P+2, P+3 for automatically switching to next 1,2, or 3 patterns at each loop end.
Changing pattern manually will reset.
Drum step edits cant be made during this mode.
LIVE CONTROL feature:
Use the pattern play section for the following cool tricks:
[Sequence/Control/Pattern]: Instantly switch to a saved sequence while playing. Keys correspond to available programs, starting from the current program thats loaded (key 1 is your current program, key 2 is current program+1 etc). Highlighted keys show stored programs. Blue tint shows if your are in Pattern Play still. This is great for building up live tracks and can be cut instantly like DJ cross-fade.
With P-Lock enabled, loading patterns locks parameters & just loads the patterns.
EFFECTS (Global/master are in yellow.)
ECHO tempo synced with feedback & wetness.
fade each track, mute/ unmute
Bass boost and pan on each track
Ableton Link syncs with Link apps .Enable for precise timing without syncing. Press LINK button at the bottom for settings. You can link to our other apps like 2XB303
MIDI sync with External, Virtual or Audiobus. 6X806 can be master or slave. ( any simple class-compliant USB should work but some may need to be power assisted)
Virtual MIDI In is always on. If you send from another app AND receive MIDI clock then you will be receiving both MIDI CLOCKS.
While Ableton Link is enabled you can send clock. This means you can use one app to control 6X806 with external hardware
MIDI note data is sent out on each channel
Record a fixed length, default to 32 steps. Can be changed in settings.
Arming sampling with CAPTURE (flashing). Starts at counter 1 (ON).
PLAY CAP to listen to your sample loop.
Audio can be routed via IAA (Inter App Audio) into apps like Apple's Garageband. Garageband will also sync your sequence for excellent multi-track recording.
Audiobus 3. Route audio to mix or record into other applications
To save you press "Save To", it then flashes. Now choose destination ("!" means its occupied ) then press "Save All" to confirm.
**** Big update with lots of new great useful features!****
(3.0 broke and 3.1 had a bug in the switch buttons (SORRY ABOUT THAT), so this is the fixed version):
*. Added parameter set for almost all knobs per step (manually or while sequence is playing)
Press P-Set to enable (flashing) Double tap P-Set to enter erase mode. Turning any dial will either set / lock that parameter to the currently selected or playing step on current track; or erase all parameter sets to all steps on current track. Colour of dial ring will be red when there is an active parameter on current step. You can clear all parameter sets for all active dials on the whole sequence using CLR params (in Edit Sequence).
*. Added 3 bars for total of 4 bars and 64 steps per track . The bar the track is currently playing within will be shown across the top row step LEDs. Choosing Bar 1-4 in Edit Step area, selects which bar to enter steps into.
*. Modified and reduced the gate time so if Gate mode on VCA is enabled, it's shorter and more noticeable for really short pulses of sounds.
*. iPad UI mode. If using iPad, you can choose to either use the new UI layout that removes sub menus and allows you to access more knobs at the same time for more hands-on control.
*. Changed Expand function so that it automatically extends length of track to 64 steps. This makes it easier to convert 4/16/32 steps to repeat to the rest of the bars so you can make subtle changes to the other bars, making your beats less repetitive. Example usage will be to make a 16 step beat, press Expand, select bars to edit beats.
*. Added a Beat click slaved to track 1. When ever a step is played on track 1, you can also have an extra drum attack to boost the overall drum impact. Just press the "Beat on 1" button
*. Updated AudioBus SDK to latest version.
*. Updated Ableton Link to latest version including new slave start/stop.
*. Updated step buttons to move away from the 909 look and more of a stylish 808 look.
*. Updated the look, hopefully you will agree its much nicer.
*. Updated core code.
*. Minor improvement to BPM when not using Link. Its still preferable to enable Link even if not syncing to other apps
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
6X806 = Pure Fun
Everything about this app is unique: the layout - which once understood becomes fluid - the sound - which to my ears emulates modular synthesis more than anything else - and the spirit which is half science and half “punk rock” in its originality. While not being a clean sounding drum machine per se (there’s plenty of those already) this offers something really fresh: six channels of gritty synthesis that I’d not guess came from an iOS device. Love it.
Developer Response ,
Hi Thanks your this great feedback. Its music to my ears knowing people are really getting the most out of this drum synth app just like I still do when Im testing it every day.
It’s nice to have something like this that takes me down a different road for electronic percussion. I always come up with something interesting. Dev is very responsive to input which is always a good thing!
Developer Response ,
I’m glad you are enjoying this drum synth sequencer and all the updates.
Thank you for your review and all your feedback. It is most appreciated.
I hope to always improve this and add new features, I already have some great ideas planned.
versatile cabable of awesome sounds!,
love it!i am surprise there are effects such as echo ,distortion and reverb,,,and a great lfo for c64 type sounds!,,
very different sounding drum synth you did an awesome job i cannot compare to electribe er1,etc this has its own unique sound .i have to get used to the knob movement it is a little bit weird ..very good app though i love it awesome bass heavy sound
Developer Response ,
Hello and thank your for leaving this great feedback 6X806. It was inspired by drum machines just like the great Korg ER1 as well as some analogue drum synths but I wanted to give it a much wider range of sound possibilities. I am super glad you say its awesome. This kind of feedback is much appreciated. Good luck with your musical creations.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.