Riffer 4+

The Creative MIDI Sequencer


    • 4.0 • 79 Ratings
    • $7.99



The Creative MIDI Sequencer

Riffer is a creative MIDI sequencer that generates random patterns and melodies for you. Designed to feed any Synth, Sampler, Drum Machine and anything that accepts MIDI signal both software and hardware. You can choose scales, complexity, steps, start and end points, playback motion, set pitch, transpose, measures and many more.

Generate fresh ideas, sequences, melodies, riffs and musical patterns. Turn them into something of your own, or let it run endlessly using the Infinity mode. Riffer is built both for studio and live performance. The app includes a huge variety of scales, from western to eastern and you can save your favorite Riffs for quick access.

Featuring MIDI output support over WiFi or MIDI cable. Riffer also supports Ableton Link for tight sync between apps on the same network.

What’s New

Version 3.1.5

• MIDI Outputs drop-down menus in AUv3 Fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

mcfripp ,

Serious Flaws (revised)

The midi and transport functionalities are seriously flawed. Note tie and sustain do not function properly when used in conjunction with note probability. This could be a great app. I question the choice of making it AUv3 compatible before fixing these issues.

Response to Developer:

Thanks for the update. When Ableton link selected and Sync Start/Stop deselected, transport does not begin on step one.
Midi Import selections do not stay deselected. Impossible to deselect all choices for no midi input. Would be nice to have more real estate in the UI for that.

Just tested latest version. I see now that volumes of ghosted notes (greyed out) must be changed manually in order for them to be filtered from the output. Can that be implemented programatically?

Developer Response ,

Hi, These problems have been solved, Please kindly update to the latest 1.1.1 Version

StupidGreedyCorporateDroid ,

Any Teething Problems Were Fixed Fast Long Ago

Very stable. Been using Riffer since the day it was released. Runs all night and then some without issue. If there is a problem some other app always crashes first. Super easy to use. That counts for a lot when it is late and you just want to get some ambient sounds up and running fast. The randomizer seems fine to me. All the controls seemed to respond to MIDI signals as I recall on the rare occasions I get that motivated.

It sounds like some folks need to understand iOS app developers don't have every variation of iPad or iPhone ever made, but, if they'd wait a few days or a couple of minor updates they will find whatever issues they are having will be addressed. At least that has consistently been my experience with music apps. Riffer is the much improved successor to an app, the name of which I can't even remember, but that just proves my point about music app Developers. They, in general, pretty consistently strive to improve their apps. Of course, they really are under no great obligation to keep up with major hardware advances, but, they do for the most part.

Terbano ,

Unusable in cubasis 3

All most recent versions. Fresh install of both apps. Riffer actually skips steps in the patterns the user creates. Whacko playback. Submitted the problem with a screenshot and video to Audiomodern and they responded that ‘it must be because I’m in loop mode’. Then they told me they can’t duplicate it. Then they told me there are no problems reported in cubasis. 1 - if there have been no problems reported, then they wouldn’t know it’s because of loop mode. 2 - it happens with both loop enabled or disabled, so the reason they fired back isn’t actually a reason. 3 - a software company can’t fresh install an iOS and 2 programs to try to duplicate a problem on a machine in 30 seconds, which is about how long it took them to respond to me. So they didn’t actually try to duplicate the issue in any effective way. Cubasis users beware, Riffer and the support offered behind it seems to be pretty sketchy, and I can’t say it seems completely honest. I’ll happily update this if Audiomodern owns up to the b.s., Makes Riffer usable and apologizes, but until then, it’s a no-go.

Update: Audiomodern’s response: “…ask for a refund in the App Store”.

Given the non-existent ownership of problems and proper support, I’d stay away, folks.

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