Update: Changeling Sequencer v1.1 Released
TvanD has released version 1.1 of Changeling Sequencer – the diatonic chord sequencer for the iPad. The update includes tracks. You now have 16 tracks (one for each MIDI channel), quantization, MIDI File export, support for custom SoundFonts, and more!
- 16 – one for each midi channel
- All parameters for each track in a sequence are saved & recalled
- Lock scales and root notes per track, independently (longpress gesture)
- Cycle through tracks by swiping up and down the pattern area
This scale locking in combination with tracks makes for a pretty unique & radical feature.Â It basically enables you to improvise a solo over a chord progression like a jazz pianist.Â For example; you can play and modulate a naturalMinor solo over a fixed-root harmonicMinor progression.
Also it’s really awesome to connect Changeling via the 16 MIDI channels to your DAW, and use that as a sound module. Here use scale and root locking to fix drum sounds or bass lines.
Other new features:
- Copy/paste & clear patterns, works between sequences (longpress gesture)
- Multiple undo / redo, state is saved each time you switch from record to playback
- Quantization while recording patterns
- MIDI export via email (records all parameter changes & MIDI channel info)
- Support for custom soundfonts; Open them in changeling via Dropbox or Email for example. The internal sampler is still monophonic though
- Fast sequence switching (by swiping left and right in the pattern area)
- Memory – Soundfonts are unloaded in MIDI mode
- Bugfixes – One relating to a MIA scale
Meet Changeling; the super easy, flexible, diatonic chord sequencer from the future. This sequencer has its foundation in musical improvisation theory. All recorded musical notes remain relative, and can be changed in various ways during playback.
It’s a simple tool for people that like to create music, but don’t have the discipline or time for studying music theory, or years of piano improvisation practice. Changeling does not generate compositions, you remain in full creative control over the music that you come up with.
For more information about Changeling Sequencer click here.
Changeling is the super easy, flexible, diatonic chord sequencer.
It's purpose is to help people enjoy composing music by providing the basic tools to improvise!
Improvisation is a skill that can normally only be obtained by investing a lot of discipline and time in to studying music theory and practice.
Changeling does not generate compositions for you, you remain in full creative control over your music.
All recorded musical notes remain relative, and can be changed in various ways during playback.
1. Start by recording a simple melody-line with one finger.
2. Change the scale and root by sliding the ribbons.
3. Transform the melody to a chord progression by turning the chord knob.
4. Play around with the available voicings and transition modes that affect chord inversions.
5. Spread out the chord notes over time using the arpeggiator.
6. Switch to the next track by swiping down on the pattern area.
7. Change to playback mode, and start improvising a solo over the chord progresssion until you hear something that you really like!
8. Rinse and repeat!
Use Changeling's 16 MIDI channels to record patterns to your DAW or other MIDI capable IOS apps.
Or send an exported sequence via email to someone you are collaborating with.
Latest Release Notes - v1.4.1
- IOS 7 support
- bug fixed in sequencer
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