YouCompose 4+

Meet Aimée, she's awesome‪!‬


    • 4.3 • 32 Ratings
    • $6.99



Artificial intelligence and music go well together. 
YouCompose is proof of that.

Meet Aimée, your personal, artificially intelligent assistant composer, she's ready to help you compose great music.

Whether you are a beginner or a professional composer, she will boost your creativity with her vast knowledge of music theory and the clever use of genetic algorithms.

You give her your melodies and decide how she should handle them. Aimée then finishes your composition, doing all the hard work that normally takes hours, but now is done in seconds.

Aimée can also compose her own melodies or even sonatas, scherzos, fugues and more ... what about a complete symphony? 
You can use her compositions, or parts of them, in any way you want.

YouCompose is a great tool to create your own music for your movie, game or theater productions for example. It's also great for songwriters but above all: 
it’s just fun to play with this app and enjoy its sometimes surprising results.

YouCompose features:

Built-in instruments:
80 instrument definitions with their sounds are included. You'll find all regular orchestral instruments, keyboards, organs, guitars, basses, chorus, percussion and more.
With more than 85 predefined ensembles, you can quickly set up YouCompose for a wide variety of instrument groups such as trios, quartets, quintets, etc., small and large orchestras or a big band.

Creating and editing:
You create melodies using the built-in virtual keyboard or a MIDI keyboard, by entering single notes in a grid or score editor, by importing a melody from a MIDI file or by asking Aimée to make one for you. 
Aimée will then harmonize these melodies in a classical or jazz style taking into account the instruments you selected.
A composition can be edited in many ways. YouCompose allows you to copy, paste, move and delete movements, segments and individual notes.
You can ask Aimée to compose a complete 3 or 4 movement classical or jazz symphony for your ensemble all by herself, or let her add a new movement to an existing one. She can do that based on her own melodies or on melodies you provide.
You can control the way she harmonizes your melodies with special instrumentation tools, by defining ‘Composition instructions’, setting ‘Harmonization Points’ and other options, or you can also leave that completely to Aimée.
Special tools allow you to enter lyrics, apply melodic transformations or create dynamic effects.

Sharing and saving:
YouCompose is Audiobus, AudioCopy and Inter-App Audio compatible and supports background audio. In Audiobus you will find remote triggers for reverb and output level adjustment. With AudioCopy you can copy audio from movements, parts, segments or fragments to any other AudioCopy compatible app.
YouCompose is CoreMIDI compatible. This means that you can also use a MIDI keyboard, a MIDI sound module or synth apps running on your device together with YouCompose.
You can export audio files directly to other apps on your device. Supported audio file formats are: MIDI, aac, m4a, aiff, caf and wav. A m4a file contains iTunes data like ‘artist’, ‘song name’ and ‘lyrics’. You can export audio from movements, parts, segments or fragments.
You can view your composition’s full score and the individual parts (transposed when applicable), print them directly from YouCompose to an AirPrint compatible printer or export them to any PDF viewer like iBooks.
You can save compositions to your device and load them again later. Additionally, YouCompose allows you to send and receive them from other devices running YouCompose via iCloud, email or an AirDrop connection.
You can share your composition with others by sending an email containing a YouCompose file, m4a audio files, MIDI files and/or a PDF document with the full score and the individual (transposed) parts.
Several sample compositions containing well known melodies are also included in the package.

What’s New

Version 8.22

- Bug fixes for iPod and iPad mini.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

1dionysus ,

Awesome Compositional Tool

I'm kind of a sucker for this sort of program/app, and usually I'm left disappointed when I continually take the plunge. However, with Youcompose that thankfully is not the case! This is perhaps the best app of its kind on many levels. First of all the work flow is logical in its layout and flexible also. And you can choose to direct the musical output in several ways, or if you're feeling a bit lazy and uninspired at any particular moment, you will be pleasantly surprised with what the harmonization tool will come up with. The MIDI feature also makes this app so useful, fun and productive. Although I'm not yet sure this has MIDI tempo sync? But for the price this app is the best I've encountered so far. It comes with some stock sounds that are rather weak but it doesn't matter as their only purpose is to allow you to hear the voicing and counterpoint as well. Lastly, it's a breeze to either push play and have it transmit MIDI to your DAW, or you can email the MiDI file to yourself. Oh, and it will even print out your song score! I think that's pretty darn cool if you ask me!

djmaxwellhouse ,

Full of Surprises - coremidi? Inter App Audio? Yup! Ignore low raters

Low Raters, I’ll deal with you later in the review… Starting with the cheerful and clever tutorial, this app surprised and delighted me. I’m not a trained composer but this app made me want to be one. I think the devs and creative minds behind this gem need to be recognized as a real rarity these days - quality for quality’s sake. Bravo! ———— ————- ————- To all the confused reviewers who want this to be better than Cubase and Sibelius combined # or the reviewer who’s big complaint was that this software couldnt possibly be used because there’s not a $6,000 full multisampled orchestra included - have some perspective and recognize the cost of this app in comparison. I imagine you are the kind of person who regularly gives Uber drivers 3 stars or rarely tips more than 15% at restaurants. You understand it’s not like a movie rating, right? It’s pass/fail. After a certain number of non-5-star ratings, the app starts to suffer. Just like Uber drivers. Sorry, rant over.

Hey_Andre ,

Awesome helper!

This is a great app! A major boost to one’s creativity. I’ve been eyeing this app for a while and finally decided to check it out and i am pleasantly surprised by all the features and capabilities. It is very simple and yet gives you so much room to experiment. MIDI connectivity is great and the selection of in app instruments is great! It won’t necessarily compose for you but it will do most of the work and leaves you in control of your sketches. Great for composing something beyond the mundane. A cherry on top of your inspiration.

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