Fugue Machine : MIDI Sequencer

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The world's first multi-playhead music sequencer.

Price $4.99
Author Alexandernaut
Type Host
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.89485 (447), current: 4.89485 (447)
Version 1.5.16
Released 10/10/2015
Updated 10/18/2019
A music sequencer reimagined with multiple playheads.

"How Bach would have made a sequencer." (Create Digital Music)
"A musical feat." (Creator's Project)
"A new approach to sequencing." (XLR8R)
"A next generation music sequencer." (Ask Audio)

FUGUE MACHINE is a tool inspired by composition techniques used in Baroque music and Serialism — e.g. Bach’s canons and fugues, and Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique. The idea was to design a tool to manipulate a melody’s speed, direction, and pitch, as well as play multiple variations of the melody simultaneously.

As it turned out, the best implementation for this was to reimagine one of the most fundamental building blocks of all music sequencers: the piano roll.

FUGUE MACHINE is the world’s first multi-playhead piano roll. Create a music sequence and play it back with up to four playheads at once — each at various speeds, directions, pitches, and more. Watch the playheads dance, and hear the complex patterns that emerge.

It’s mesmerizing.

Fugue Machine supports iPhone, iPad, MIDI, AUv3 MIDI, Ableton Link, Audiobus, Audiobus 3 MIDI, and Inter-App Audio.

Version 1.5.16 release notes

Fugue Machine 1.5 — iPhone support, AUv3 support, more scales, piano roll gesture improvements, and more. See 1.5.0 Version History for more info. 1.5.16 MINOR UI FIXES iOS 13 caused a few UI issues in the More Menu. All fixed now. NEW MORE MENU POSITION (iPhone) The new position no longer blocks the bottom toolbar buttons or the transpose control, making Fugue Machine more playable when the menu is open.

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