Looking for compact and genuine midi sequencer for iPad ?. You've already found it!
ProMidi It is great for musicians that trying to alternate studio setup, searching for a convenient and quality sequencer to play with synths and record midi data.
-Inter-app audio with multichannel Audio Recorder.
-"Open In" feature (Import and export, it's allow you open midi files from other apps or from mail attachments)
-Virtual Midi (Supports sending MIDI to other apps)
-Synchronous playback/record CC's and Notes (so song stays in sync)
-Sends and Receives MIDI Clock, Start, Stop and Continue events
-Scales (built in and custom)
-Undo / redo for most actions
-On screen keyboard interface
-Sending/Receiving any Envelopes, Note On, Note Off, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, Program change, Channel Pressure and CC's
-Export and Import of midi, kar, wmf files
-Clip/Row "add/copy/paste/duplication, etc" actions
-And very, very comfortable midi editor!
IMPORTANT: ProMidi does does not produce any sounds by itself and does not include a sound engine or synth. Some external MIDI gear or other music apps that support virtual midi connections are required to use this app.
-Fixed IMPORTANT bug with midi record. (after bug from ver 1.3 )
Ratings and Reviews
Good value, needs midi thru
Definitely one of the best values for a pure and functional midi sequencer on iPad that I've been able to find. The midi parameter automation section seems particularly powerful. I've been trying to use it with a midi keyboard (through camera connector kit) to compose chip tunes for the soundcard of my midi enabled Gameboy color, and it works decently, but would work much better if it allowed for midi thru directly from my keyboard to the gameboy. As it is. I can record in the midi from the keyboard, but I can't hear it on the gameboy until I play it back in the app, so I've been having to use another less capable app for midi thru in the background to able to hear what I'm doing. Also per-channel line in recording for external instruments and a timeline sequencing mode would be awesome. If you add those things this could replace Ableton in my midi composition workflow.
Updated Review - credit where credit is due
I previously rated this app very poorly because of screwed up quantization and an annoying metronome. Those things still exist but I decided to stop trying to sequence by playing notes on my external keyboard but instead by drawing them manually and I must say that it performed pretty darn well.
Also the Sound Recorder is phenomenal, as it automatically records the individual midi parts, which can then be "opened in" Audioshare. For those two things and solid inter-app audio/midi performance I'm giving it 4 stars.
I really like this app. It's not perfect, but it works really well. On my Air 2, I can easily create 5 tracks with SampleTank and DrumStudio. I'm sure I'm not even using it to its full potential. There are a few things that could make it even better, but it's pretty great right now.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.