• Fixed crash on iOS11
• Shiny new icon
• Adjusted layout for iPhone X
• Smaller dots on iPad
Ratings and Reviews
Original mobile groovebox
Olympia Noise Co are true innovators in software musical instruments. They have a track record consisting of the outstanding Patterning drum sequencer as well as Ribbon (fka Ondes) and Chordion.
dot Melody is a stripped back groovebox with a twist, the sequencer's interface is activated by a blank grid where you drop, tap and drag interconnected dots.
Like Allihoopa's Figure, dot Melody may feel like too much of a toy on an iPad, on the iPhone it makes much more sense as a simple sketch pad for tight moments. Ideal for commuting or being creative in private spaces (ahem.) With its preset sounds you can focus on song structures and progressions with its easy to use pattern bank.
However like Figure, it would be greatly improved with a export or multichannel record feature like say in ElasticDrums or audio output per channel like in Patterning.
Then the sketches whipped up on your tea break could be uploaded to dissected and fleshed out on a DAW.
Apps like this are often caught in a space where they conform to a preset ecosystem making them feel like toys but for them to evolve into bridges to professional tools, these kinds of exports could be great outlets.
But toys are fun and the appeal of dot Melody is its dot chaining interface, a new way to play music. A huge feature is that it can even be used as a 3 channel MIDI controller for other apps or with the help of a MIDI interface could be used to control 3 hardware instruments!
Olympia Noise Co deserve recognition along side developers like apeSoft for really pushing the boundaries of creating music on tablets and smartphones.
What a gem!
Now it is fully connected, and capable of driving other synths, this is an absolute joy to use. Also, it's really useful to mess about with song ideas, due to the super simple controls. Some apps are aimed primarily at trained musicians but Dot Melody can work for anyone with a sonic imagination.
Love this app! Really good to play around with ideas then connect to any soft synth or Daw! Ace👍
- Olympia Noise Co.
- 39.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Olympia Noise Co. 2017
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.