Xequence 2 4+

MIDI Workstation

Seven Systems Cross-Platform Media Limited

    • 4.6 • 49 Ratings
    • $15.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

This app is targeted at digital music production enthusiasts & professionals.

Xequence is a comprehensive, fast & reliable MIDI sequencer, editor, arranger & controller for iPhone & iPad.

Providing a desktop-class editing experience, it is the perfect centerpiece for a hardware studio, or for apps like AUM & Audiobus 3 to create a modular mobile music production environment.

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Efficient & fast User Interface for an amazing editing workflow
- Robust MIDI File Import & Export (notes, controllers, program changes, etc.)
- Extensive support for MPE (In-App Purchase) with per-note expression data editing
- Support for scales everywhere (keyboard, pianoroll, etc.)
- Over 70 included scales in 10 categories
- MIDI Time Stretching in all editors
- Best-in-class MIDI timing and clock output
- Full Ableton Link 3 support
- Full Audiobus 3 support
- MIDI In & Thru with re-channelization & re-routing
- MIDI Sync Master (Clock/Start/Stop/Continue/SPP) to sync other DAWs & sequencers to Xequence, e.g. to use audio tracks, or external drum machines. Several options for compatibility

ARRANGER:

- Unlimited Clips
- Unlimited Tracks
- Unlimited Sub Tracks per Track
- 64 Undo/Redo steps
- Flexible grid
- Per-track non-destructive Swing & MIDI Delay
- Linked Clips / Clones (editing the original changes all copies)
- Powerful clip-based, per-track independent looping
- Program changes
- Selection tools: Marquee/Rectangle, Same Track, Same Instrument, Linked Clips, Invert, etc.
- Editing tools: Create Copy, Create Linked Copy, Unlink, Split, Join, Convert loops to clips, etc.
- Global clipboard, even between projects
- Movement/Trimming Handles at screen edges for efficient editing

PIANOROLL EDITOR:

- 256 Undo/Redo steps
- Scale-awareness ("folding")
- Relative or absolute grid (move by grid increments or snap to nearest grid lines)
- Live MIDI previews of all edits
- Selection tools: Box, Same Note, Same Key, Same Beat Position, Invert, etc.
- Editing tools: Copy, Legato, Quantize, Quantize Ends, Octave +/-, Flip H/V (mirror), Fill clip with selection, etc.
- Smart Draw mode: Touch to create, touch again to delete, drag up/down to transpose, drag left/right to change length
- Global clipboard, even between projects
- Configurable "ghost" overlays
- Note velocities quickly adjustable via a handle, or editable like controllers, see below:

CONTROLLER EDITOR:

- 256 Undo/Redo steps
- Selection tools: Box, Same Beat Position, Invert
- Selection modes: Add & Replace
- Editing tools: Copy, Reduce, Quantize, Compress/Expand, Flip H/V (mirror), Ramp (various curves), Fill clip with selection
- Smart Draw mode
- Note Velocities can be shown as controllers and edited with the same tools
- Configurable vertical grid & value entry

KEYBOARD / CONTROLLER:

- Scale-aware, very playable single or dual keyboards
- Glide support
- Adjustable key width
- Velocity emulation (via vertical position)
- Drum maps and pads, fully editable, 40+ factory maps
- Touch ribbons for live control
- Controllers can be moved by sliding (ribbon), device rotation (up to three axes at once), like a button (sustain pedal, "trance gates"), or by touching the keys at different vertical positions. All highly configurable.

INSTRUMENTS:

- Unlimited Instruments (configurations for each target device / app)
- 30 definable Control Change (CC) slots per Instrument
- Optional support for (N)RPNs (In-App Purchase)
- Loading & Saving of instruments for re-use in other projects (In-App Purchase)
- Compatible with virtually ALL apps and class-compliant MIDI interfaces

VARIOUS:

- Audio or MIDI Metronome
- Note chasing (notes play even when playback starts in the middle)
- Controller chasing
- Perfect song looping, no dropouts/jitter at loop points
- Supports any time signature/BPM (fixed per song)
- Includes PolyHymnia, an advanced Generative Music module
- Light and Dark themes

Please report any issues via our website, we provide quick and comprehensive support!

What’s New

Version 2.3.6

FIXES:

- Pianoroll: Fix ghost notes intensity sometimes not updating immediately after changing velocities using the Draw tool.
- Pianoroll: MPE: Fix note velocity previews being sent on the global channel instead of the note channel.
- Arranger: Fix note previews sometimes missing in clips with both very low and very high notes.
- Fix very rare crash when sending MIDI or changing an instrument's channel or port.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Shadx77 ,

Preferred over my desktop DAW piano rolls

At first I was just testing Xequence out here and there with some instruments in Aum and finding it a joy to work with until I recently decided to try out the Bluetooth connection between my iPad and workstation because I didn’t realize how low the latency would be, but now I’m having more fun composing in Xequence with my DAWs (Ableton and Cubase). While this isn’t going to cover all the midi features cubase has, it has all the essential ingredients to get the notes and cc data along with efficient use of editing features. It’s EFFICIENT. It’s more immediate than having one hand on the keyboard and the other on the trackball. I literally have the piano roll in my hands. And if you want to experiment, there Polyhymnia! Just playing with the options in realtime works as a live performance tool! I use Beatmaker 3 frequently which has its own piano roll but the size is still confined; now I have more space to work with in Xequence! It’s a no brainer

GrahamBablam ,

The dev is always right.

I got this app a while ago and was like oh cool it’s a sequencer that’s super super easy to use and super stable and has a generative MIDI thing but it was only until I actually BECAME a HARDCORE iOS musician that I was like oh whoa this thing is now a super super essential tool. I actually also find it super handy to link it with all my synthesizer apps and make infinite generative music for my study time. (I could go buy a generative MIDI app but I already spend $18 on this and it works fine.) So anyway - if you’re not a hardcore iOS studio artist (basically if you haven’t gotten to AUv3 or IAA or Virtual MIDI yet and are just working with GarageBand) you’ll find this app nice, but hard to integrate; it’s not until you expand your digital sonic horizons and get a pro DAW running that you’ll fully realize the potential of Xequence.

Doctor Trey ,

Incredible period

Update: giving this one 6 stars. I’ve been in contact with the developer because i had a few questions regarding use with BM3 and Elastic drums. Not only was he quick to respond, but even sent me an update to the elastic drums map in Xequence 2.
He addressed each situation and all of my questions have been answered within a matter of days. It was as though I’m his only customer.

This midi editor/sequencer has made my switch to ios for music complete. I thought a touch screen would make a piano roll easier than using a mouse, but quickly learned that that was not the case. Now, with Xequence 2, i can manipulate notes with ease, and in many cases its easier than the desk top. Thank you for making my life easier.

Developer Response ,

Hey, thanks a lot for your review. It's a pleasure to help customers achieve their goals with Xequence or to get feedback on how to improve the feature set. Be assured though you're not our only customer despite the quick response times! :-)

Thanks again and have fun composing.

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