By allowing for complex arrangements and the use of audio, MIDI hardware and software plug-ins and instruments, ZenAudio’s unique software platform breaks the boundaries of loop performance.
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After almost a decade in the wilderness, the original loop-based sequencer is back. But is Acid still the best?
This suite of six MIDI sequencer tools run as AU-only plug-ins within a suitable AU-host. Rozeta also makes use of one of the new features Apple has snuck rather quietly into the iOS 11 update: the ability for AU plug-ins to send MIDI Out data.
We conclude our review of PG Music’s unique music auto-generation package by exploring some of the more advanced ways you can shape its output.
With thousands of styles, songs and sounds on tap, Band In A Box 2017 can supply everything from inspiration to finished tracks.
Slicing audio samples based upon transient detection is a well-established technology, however, VirSyn have added two very interesting further twists that up the ante considerably in creative terms...
Modstep is an ambitious iOS sequencer for MIDI synths, whether they’re physical hardware or other apps on your iPad...
We explore Borderlands Granular Synthesizer App for iOS, Shure MV51 iOS/USB condenser mic, and Native Instruments iMaschine 2 sequencer.
Two more iOS apps reviewed: Futronica SAMMI Synth Multi-instrument • Xynthesizr Synth & Sequencer.
This month we feature the Microsoft Surface 3, MOM Instruments Elastic Drums and Tin Pan Rhythm app.
Akai iMPC Pro iOS sampling workstation and the Klevgrand Enkl Synth App.
Steinberg’s Sequel is one of many simple but intuitive loop‑based music programs. What’s new in version 3 — the sequel to the sequel to Sequel?
Steinberg have drawn on some of the technologies they pioneered in Cubase 4 to create a new entry-level sequencing package.
The latest version of Image Line's affordable FL Studio music software adds a powerful resampling editor and processor, plus some neat plug-ins.
The original loop-sequencing package has grown into a fully-fledged audio and MIDI recording program.
Apple's loop-sequencing application has grown up, with the addition of sophisticated recording, editing and mixing facilities, a powerful waveform editor, and many of Logic's most sought-after effects.
FXpansion's software drum machine takes the 'pad sampler' concept pioneered by Akai's MPC range to new levels.
Version 5 of Acid Pro is the first major upgrade under the Sony Media Software badge, and has taken two years to arrive. Does it keep pace with other manufacturers' loop-sequencing packages?
Flagship sequencer apps are so packed with features that it could almost be a full-time job learning the package of your choice. If your needs are simpler, why not make it easy on yourself and investigate one of many options that are more entry-level or cut-down, yet still remarkably capable?