Posted June 6, 2010 by Stephan Earl in Reviews

iSequence for iPad

Here’s a fun app I got for the iPad which is great for putting together song ideas when you’re on the road. It’s called iSequence by BeepStreet.  Like all apps it’s available in the Apple store and costs $14.99.  As with most apps I’m amazed that such a product is sold for under $20 bucks when a sequencer of this type would cost over a hundred for a PC or MAC.
iSequence is a 8 track sequencer with 165 built-in instruments embedded in 3 banks; acoustic, drum kits, pads, leads, sweeps and ambient atmospheres recorded with top classic and modern hardware synthesizers. Additional banks available in the BankShop directly from the iPad.
Workflow was easy for me to pick up and I was recording music in no time.  Composing a full song may take an hour or two, but this of course depends on your personal flow.  During a two hour flight I was able to put together a great sounding tune with multiple verse, chorus and bridge and then exported the MIDI to Pro Tools.  The latest version of the app has both WAV import and MIDI export to your DAW.
Here’s a demo of iSequence from BeepStreet.

Stephan Earl

Composing, recording and producing music in the home studio environment for over 25 years, musician and author Stephan Earl now enjoys sharing his home studio setup experience with other home studio recording musicians via HomeMusicProduction.com.