7Z7's Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
This app has some serious MIDI note on/off messages that prevent it from correctly playing the notes in a sequence. Not very useful as a result.
polarpaul's Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
It is a very solid MIDI sequencer which does CC sequencing too and you can arrange your patterns into songs. The addition of Link support would be great though it works well with the Link to MIDI app. There are some aspects of using the app that aren't intuitive. Use this app on a regular basis and it's a go to app when you want to sequence multiple apps or hardware as it has very flexible and comprehensive MIDI routing.
boldstandard's Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
Unfortunately, I'm pretty disappointed with this app considering its price point. It does have a couple of good features. The synth that comes built in with it sounds pretty good. And I like the idea of being able to highlight a chord on the keyboard, and then punch in the rhythm and it automatically fills in the notes. But it is not very user friendly. Everything is controlled by counterintuitive buttons that have absolutely no labels, and are not adequately explained in the uninformative and awkwardly written owners manual. If there is a way to select notes in the piano roll to edit, quantize, copy, paste, etc., I haven't discovered it. These tasks are easy in other similar apps. Song mode apparently only holds up to 11 measures? No way to make it full screen? Can only loop one section of the song? Not functional at all. Sometimes the song will loop, sometimes it won't. And the inbuilt drum machine is not very great. Also, if you minimize the screen and come back to it, half the time it will have closed your song and you have to open it again.
angelo grover's Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
Serious, slick, logical Midi sequencer...built with PERFORMANCE in mind! Yes, yes, yes...now I can't wait to get back to the States, rescue my K2500s from the dust of my parents' storage room, hook it up, and tear it up!
Inventanew's Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
Very nice app but it keeps crashing with animoog, adding audiobus would be great.
ErikSF999's Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
I have tried very very hard to like The Best MIDI Sequencer in the App Store, but I am tearing out what little hair I have left over the UI. In the interests of vanity at the very least, I am going to have to move on now to second-best--whichever that may be. Most of the MIDI functionality of Genome 2 is perfecly fine, and I am sad to maybe have to settle for 32nd note resolution in some other app. The pattern editor lacks nothing that I can think of in the way of features: we get triplets and 128th notes and enough time signatures to adapt for almost any style of music. But the UI itself is unusable on my iPad Mini Retina. I suspect too much is left over from the pre-retina era: the font in the settings dialogs is impossibly small. The miniscule arrows that presumably scroll through the equally miniscule tempo values are smaller than my very slim-tipped stylus! Apparently one of the buttons in the sequencer is meant to accommodate two fingers, but it disappears under my pinky. The measure lines blink on and off as I scroll the piano roll horizontally; the chances that they will be visible when I stop to enter a note seem to be about 50/50. Nudging the editor minutely back and forth several times in hopes of knowing where I am placing the next few notes is making music writing downright painful.The blue note markers fade into the dark background at low brightness settings: very hard to work with at night, when as everyone knows we musicians are wide awake. The sequencer is puzzling, with cryptic transport control icons that are undocunented. I have not been able to figure out how to get a whole song to play as described in the very cursory documentation on the app's website. Turning a loop on is easy enough, but turning it off? No idea. I assume there is a good You Tube tutorial out there somewhere, but I get very impatient looking for "community documentation" for apps that should come with manuals. If Genome were trivially priced I could forgive this shortcoming, but at twenty bucks a pop, the devs should be documenting this thing or paying someone else to. Very disappointed with Genome. It was probably very nice several years ago, but this "updated" version unfortunately leaves too much of 2011 in the UI. Drat. I wanted to love you, Genome! But you insist on living yesterday instead of today. I must leave you now. Maybe you will wake up one of these tomorrows. Until then: àdieu.
Strizbiz's Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
Lots of features but the workflow is all over the place. It has a tendency to k*** the vibe. Just overall kind of clumsy.
freesoulvw's Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
The addition of this app to the store is a welcome one. After using the developers other app on my iPad(bleep!box) I was sure that the app was going to have polish and function. I was not let down. The app is beautiful and powerful. Powerful,a word I find becoming more and more prevalent in my AppStore reviews is also a welcome sight. The more apps like this that get developed the more the iPad and iOS devices in general will be adopted by mainstream music creators and deemed useful tools rather then a fun experiment better suited for the novelty bin. If you are a music producer using any kind of electronic device to produce music midi or not,thanks to virtual midi connections,you can use this app to tie all your gear/apps together. The app is used as a "hub" to sequence all your apps or gear to create patterns songs or parts. The interface is smooth the app responds and the developer is always adding new features to better the app experience as a whole. If you love your music apps and midi gear and love finding new and easy alternative methods of control that gear it would be wise to download this app and give it a go.
get to the choppa now!'s Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
I was apprehensive about shelling out thirteen greenbacks given that Im on a student budget, but in terms of aesthetics, functionality, and ease of use, this is definitively the best iPad sequencer I've come across.
Sbrenner611's Review of Genome Midi SequencerReviewed on 12/12/18 11:23 AM
I really want to give this app a 5 star review, and I'm sure I will one day. However, for the current price, there are some fatal flaws that need to be adressed: -no metronome, are you kidding? makes it impossible to record midi data accurately -TAP TEMPO -when i duplicate a pattern, i would like it to also duplicate the scale. ALSO, the whole duplicate process is kind of cluttered…it should just be copy / paste from main page. also i want to be able to toggle between patterns when im in piano roll mode, so i can go back and forth quickly -maybe i just don't see it, but some basic arpeggiator functions would be nice -a good .pdf manual from the site would be nice…better than help web site all in all it's an amazing concept and pretty well done but there are just some things that are unacceptable for the price. once they are fixed i will change this to 5 stars asap :)