The famous matrix sequencer app is back!
SoundGrid is powerful yet easy to use matrix sequencer for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, allowing to create melodies in a moment and wherever you are. It was inspired by famous Tenori-on by Yamaha and popular ToneMatrix web app (http://bit.ly/tonema).
Even if you have never composed music, you will find SoundGrid simple and exciting to play with and will start creating unique compositions in minutes with just the tips of your fingers. Then easily share them with other users and in turn browse, download and rate their creations. You can also record tracks and live performances to audio file, upload it directly to SoundCloud or export to a computer. For more experienced users SoundGrid offers advanced features and has everything you need to create longer and rich compositions and live performances.
Listen to tracks created in SoundGrid - http://soundcloud.com/groups/soundgrid and on http://www.mifki.com/soundgrid/#sg . Follow @mifki on Twitter for news and updates.
= FEATURES =
** Up to eight 16x16 matrix layers with up to 8 patterns per layer with different melodies
- Song Mode to automatically play one pattern after another
- Live Play Mode made specially for live performances
- Draw mode to play sounds as you multi-touch or draw over the screen
** Various instruments
- More than 20 instruments available with high-quality stereo samples
- Download and install additional instruments right from the app for FREE (no additional in-app purchases)
- Web Console to create instruments with your own samples
** High quality fast audio engine
- Real-time sound effects: Amp Envelope, Delay and Lowpass/Highpass/Bandpass/Notch resonant filter
- True 128 note polyphony with all effects turned on (on iPhone 4, older devices have lower limits)
** Share your compositions with other users, browse, download and rate their creations
** Adjustable project tempo, adjustable looping range for each pattern, pattern randomization, switchable musical scales, patterns copy/paste
** Easily load projects with graphical previews
= REVIEWS =
5/5, "the creme de la creme of matrix sequencer apps" - SlapApp.com
4.2, "Whether you are an advanced musician or just someone who enjoys easily creating your own unique tunes, you should definitely pick this one up." - AppVee.com
SoundGrid, one of the first and most famous matrix sequencers is back!
Ratings and Reviews
Fun and overlooked
I have owned most of the matrix sequencers in this class including the expensive ones. There were honestly just too many to try them all and I had to draw the line somewhere. I wish I had picked this one up a couple of years back. I bet I would have had fun with it. It does not seem to have some of the modern features I would consider necessary for my workflow but it you are on a budget and want to try one of these grid style pattern sequencers, this one has some useful capabilities. With a bit of love from the developer this could be a nice alternative to the rather expensive apps that it is similar to. Seeing as how it hasn't had an update since 2011 I am not sure we will see that.
i want to like this app
This app is o.k.
There's a nice feature that shows "ghost impressions" of all the notes being played. So often with these synth composing programs, you hear what you've programed, but you have to be on the right screen to see where it's coming from.
Editing notes is difficult. How you physically place the notes on the "dots" is way too small. I spend more time adding and deleting wrong notes just because the touch size is so tiny. Very frustrating, I would like this app a lot more if i could just tap the note i want without having to tap it 8 more times to delete and re-enter all the mis-taps. You need miniature fingers to program this synth.
2nd, the tone. The instruments sound alright. Pretty electronic. But there really aren't very many choices.
The layers are confusing. It keeps switching between layers when editing and playing, and i still don't know why? While editing layer one, I'll swipe up to a different instrument (a feature i like a lot), but somehow the layer will change to layer two?
isequence, isyn, and/or electron are still my top three synth composing programs.
Having a lot of fun with this.
A well-designed musical tool that is more complex than it appears at first glance. For instance, the ability to set loop ranges for each pattern means being able to play a 7 note sequence on top of 12 if so desired. There is a nice selection of instruments available, but of course I want more. (Note to developer: how does one access the web interface mentioned in the description, in order to create instruments?)
Another example: adjustable feedback and timing of the delay effect, either in milliseconds or in multiples of a 32nd note ... and fractional multiples if you want. 😎
Very glad to have found this gem.
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- mifki Limited
- 39.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2009-2019 Vitaly Pronkin
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.