Nocturne MIDI Recorder 4+

Record at the speed of create

forScore, LLC

    • 3.8 • 5 Ratings
    • $2.99


Get your ideas down quickly with Nocturne. When a complete studio is overkill, Nocturne gives you the immediate freedom to improvise and iterate. Just connect your MIDI device to your Mac (adapters may be required) and tap record. Nocturne works great with electric pianos and supports not just the sustain pedal, but also the soft and sostenuto pedals so you can capture the most complete, faithful MIDI representation of your performance.

Or, if you're away from your MIDI controller, use the on-screen piano keyboard to save your idea. When you're done, tap the track to hear it and drag the yellow bar left and right to review a specific part. When you’ve got something worth keeping, share your MIDI file with another app for additional editing and mastering.

Nocturne is ready to capture one or more takes of your song at a moment’s notice, so when inspiration strikes, ditch the “smart” bands and granular settings and focus on playing instead.

What’s New

Version 1.5

This version features a brand new icon and a lightly refreshed interface.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

juygnbhu ,

Useful app. Needs a bit of work.

Really useful app!

I wish there was a count-in for the metronome.

Also, the sustain pedal function is buggy. If you mute playback while the sustain is on, it’s off when you unmute and has to be tapped twice to re-enable it.

There really needs to be an export to cloud function. I don‘t want to always have to connect my phone to the computer, open iTunes, and import the midi files that way. Please add an easier way to export the midi files!

EDIT: the developer wrote back (thank you!) and mentioned the “swipe left to delete or export” function. Great! However, when I was looking for this function, I couldn’t find anything about it in any online documentation. Glad it’s so easy, though. Thanks again.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback and support! We'll take a look at the sustain function, but I wanted to point out that sharing a single recording is just a matter of swiping from right to left over it and tapping "share" or, to share all recordings for an entire project, open the Projects list and swipe over the project name to share all of them at once. From there you can AirDrop it to a nearby computer or tap "save to files" to copy it to iCloud or any other cloud storage provider you've set up to work with the Files app. No iTunes needed. I hope that helps, and thanks again.

Robbie dm54 ,

I got it to capture ideas. Impossible to export them

As it says in the product description “When you’ve got something worth keeping, you’ll want to use the right tool for the job: share your MIDI file with a computer for additional editing and mastering.”

i couldn’t find that feature for the life of me, even on their website. But reading a review found it. Swipe left.

MrNathan1235 ,

Inaccurate recording of rhythm

There seems to be an issue with the timing of midi events. They are not captured precisely in time. I am professional pianist (and developer) who was hoping to grab my midi data from various gigs on keyboards to use for training data in ML tasks, but this program fell short on multiple keyboard models. Which is surprising for a company that released such a beautiful app as forScore. I will certainly continue using forScore daily while recommending it to others, but this particular app needs some serious QA work on various peripherals if the app is going to cost money. I was let down..

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