midiSTEPs is a powerful and fun MIDI step sequencer app that sends MIDI note and CC messages to other music apps and external synthesizers. It was designed to be super easy to use in a way that's similar to the SH-101 sequencer, where you can just quickly enter a few keyboard notes and you're ready to hit play and hear your sequence. At the same time, it also incorporates many ideas from other classic and modern sequencers, allowing you to set control values per step, mute and skip existing steps, switch between multiple patterns and parts, sync and link patterns in various ways, and modify your sequences.
midiSTEPs was designed from the ground up as a touch-based iPad sequencer app, so it's super easy and intuitive to enter, edit and play sequences.
64 step sequencer based on the classic SH-101 sequencer
Set note, chord or rest per step
Set accent and tie per step
Set CC, velocity, length parameters per step
Mute and skip individual steps
Probability options for individual steps
Set start and end points within sequence
Edit individual steps
Transpose, loop or one shot, start and pattern sync options
Four independent sequencer parts with 16 patterns each per set
Parts can have different speeds, lengths, sync and trigger options
Pattern Mix page with clip-launcher style pattern triggering
External MIDI clock sync with clock shift adjustments and swing
Ableton Link syncing support
Audiobus 3 MIDI support
Easy to set up CoreMIDI configuration and MIDI mapping
AB3 and IAA audio output per part
Audio Unit instrument and effect hosting of external apps for easy, powerful synthesis within midiSTEPs
Easy to use touch interface designed specifically for iPad
Tempo sync with AU plugins
Misc bug and stability fixes
Ratings and Reviews
A very competent and professional midi sequencer. Especially when paired with Audiobus 3.
Maybe you should think about removing the word "toy" from the app title, Mr. Kerns. It could be misleading to potential customers.
Great midi sequencer
Definitely not a toy 😄 Lovely user interface and some deep sequencing features, my latest favourite is step probability / randomisation. Would be 5 stars if it had Ableton Link and separate audio outs for hosted Audio Units. Good documentation too.
Awesome combo with the iSEM AU
Just bought this because of the AU hosting and already having loads of fun with 4 instances of iSEM.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.