MelodyBud Generative Sequencer 4+

Elektron style AUv3 MIDI App

Cem Olcay

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings
    • $5.99



MelodyBud is an AUv3 MIDI sequencer with great generative sequencing capabilities. Instead of a traditional sequencer, you can randomise your notes, velocity, octave, and gate length of your steps, add ratchets and glide to make it more interesting!

One of the most powerful feature of MelodyBud is "parameter-locking". With parameter-locks, you can set a step's randomisation values individually. That lets you create richer melodies. For entering the parameter-locking mode, you can simply tap a step's number on the top of the sequencer. The step and the control knobs turn orange when you enter the parameter-locking mode. If you edit a control when you are in the parameter-lock mode, the sequencer will execute that configuration for that step instead of the global configuration. You can tap the step's number again for exiting the parameter-lock mode.

You can work in more than 40 scales, you can even change them while the sequencer is running. With the AUv3 plugin, you can change them with the AU parameters and even modulate/automate them along with other parameters.

The standalone version supports Ableton Link which lets you in-sync with other Ableton Link enabled apps.

MelodyBud is a MIDI app and it does not produce any audio or sound on its own. You need to route its MIDI out to another audio app in order to sequence it and getting sound off of it.

What’s New

Version 2.2

This version updates the scale picker.
- Adds new favorite section and lets you mark the favorite scales.
- The favorite scales will be universal between the Bud apps.
- Scale picker shows the current scale with a checkmark.
- Fixes the scale picker search bar's case sensitive search.
- Fixes the "rate app" link on the settings menu for iOS 17+.
- UI fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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This is the ultimate artistic piece of expression and aesthetics you couldn’t even dreamt of in your sleep.

This is what Mr. Cem Olcay, brings, sophisticated integrity.

The value of this app isn’t measurable or tangible, this is Class, a sheer class on its own!

We love you, Cem!

StupidGreedyCorporateDroid ,

What the heck is BrainBud?

20230306: When I searched the [cr]App[le] 'store' for "BrainBud", as mentioned in one of your app's version update notes, all that came back was some sort of app for people addicted to porn (or something?). BuddyBrain? First attempts using DuckDuckGo on the web haven't help much yet either.

Anyway, thanks for the laughs. I've think I've liked everything of your music related apps (I only use AUM now) I've downloaded so far. Thanks.

BozoToo ,

Rate Knob Does Not Work

Without being able to control the rate, the app is of little use at all.

I hope this is just a compatibility problem. But I don't see how. The clock rate of a sequencer is fundamental to its operation. I would have assumed that the developer tested the app w/ enough different iOS versions to have trapped for this problem. I am running iOS 14.7.1 on a 12" iPad Pro v. 2 (2015).

Developer Response ,

Hi, please update the app to the latest version. It would be great if you can update your rating and your review.

App Privacy

The developer, Cem Olcay, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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