MIDI Strummer is an AUv3 plugin designed to simulate guitar strumming and picking techniques. It can used to generate MIDI note data which can be sent to either an external synth of choice or the internal soundfont engine. 

The inbuilt soundfont player allows you to import all your favourite .SF2 and .DLS soundfonts and use them as a sound source. MIDI strummer has a set of 16 definable chord pads that can hold a series of chords, which in turn can be triggered remotely via MIDI messages or by tapping the pads.

Use the pattern editor to create a series of picking or strumming patterns that can be tranposed to the selected chord pad. 

Song mode allows you to chain these chord patterns together to form songs combining both picking and strumming patterns within the same song. Enable 6/12 string on a particular part to emphesize a pert by adding depth.

Strummer also features a number of audio effects that can be used to enhance the audio from the soundfont player. These include overdrive, distortion, tremolo, chorus, phaser, graphic EQ, digital delay and reverb.

Key Features:

• 6 and 12 string emulations.
• Simulate strum up/down with variable speeds.
• Create patterns up to 64 steps in length.
• Load up to 6 pattern variations.
• Ramdomize and rotate options.
• Songs can be up to 255 steps in length.
• Built in ARP function.
• Import your own soundfonts.
• 8 different effect types (reverb, delay, phaser, chorus, overdrive, distortion, tremelo and EQ).
• Paramter Automation from your DAW using MIDI.
• Built in Sampler.
• Comprehensive Help pages included.

Please Note: This version is now compatible with GarageBand running on iOS14.

What’s New

Version 1.09

Minor bug fixes and optimisation.
Added a new Harmonic Minor option to the Generate menu.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

cmruko ,

Finally! AUv3 Midi from a Guitar Interface & Sequencer

Coming from a guitar background this app has got me beyond excited. I can now use a guitar interface to input chords or notes on a fretboard then arp/strum/pluck/mute them in the sequencer. Now with the new addition of custom chords (Thank you for adding that so fast Paul) This is compositional heaven for me. I’m in love with this thing.

I highly recommend this app to everyone. Even if you have no guitar knowledge, or you’re a player at any level. It’s a great way to interact with midi. Strummer midi out can trigger not only some great guitar playing, but it is equally effective with synth, keys, and anything else you want to use. Everything sounds so good with midi generated from Strummer. Another 4Pockets masterpiece. What an amazing app! 6 Stars.

mhoman ,

Converted my CME x-key to a keytar

Fantastic app with really nice customization and sound. Would like to see midi learn for cc messages to control the on screen function to make this usable with a wind controller. Also I would like to be able to reorganize the saved settings. You can hold your finger on the setting and move it but goes back to its old place when you let go. More detailed documentation would be a plus. Especially what chords can be played on keyboard and how you should form then.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the great feedback. Checkout my tutorial videos on YouTube which can be found on the 'Paul the MusicMan' channel. This is where I get into more detail than I could ever do using the help.

SWDOnline ,

Positively Sick

There weren’t many reviews here, but everything was 4 or 5 stars so I took a chance, and WOW am I glad I did. This app is positively sick. Super easy to incorporate into GarageBand. Really intuitive interface with a lot of depth. Highly recommend it!

Great job to the Dev!

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