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fluXpad is the first sample sequencer that fully functions by simply drawing the sounds. It is super simple to record your own sounds, to create different patterns and to jam with them.
fluXpad is a sample based groovebox/workstation with a highly original sequencer, where you “draw“ your music, which leads to completely different results compared to a traditional sequencer. The y-axis of your canvas controls the pitch, while the x-axis controls the sustain of your notes. Sounds familiar, but drawing on a canvas without any grid is a totally new experience. Of course it is possible to quantize your notes and you can limit your note range to major or minor scales.
Concept: Andi Toma, Jan St Werner (Mouse On Mars), Jan T.v. Falkenstein, Florian Grote
Development: Jan T.v. Falkenstein (TeaTracks)
Visual & font design: Gabriele Trützschler von Falkenstein
UX design: Jan T.v. Falkenstein, Florian Grote, Gabriele T.v. Falkenstein, Mouse On Mars
Soundbanks: Mouse On Mars
Product management: Oliver Greschke
– 6 melody sequencers where you paint your melodies based on a sample of your choice
– 1 percussion/drum sequencer where you paint/tap your groove which can be made up of 7 samples of your choice
– record mode: either paint your sequence (on top) or tap your notes (at the bottom)
– each sound has its own sampler section with unique envelope – loop – and start settings
– quantize / unquantize functions for each sequencer or the whole pattern
– 7 patterns to jam with, for each preset
– ability to record your own samples with the build in microphone
– import samples via iTunes or AudioShare
– huge sample library with high quality sounds/kits made by Mouse on Mars and others
– lots of demo projects made by Mouse and Mars and others
– ability to buy new projects/sounds via In-App-Purchase
– ability to export/backup your projects (including sounds)
– Audiobus supported
– IAA sync supported
– Ableton Link supported
– ability to sync to other apps and hardware via midi
www.deutschlandradiokultur.de (Musik malen und Klänge kritzeln)
https://ask.audio (AskAudio review)
http://www.fluxfm.de (Feature at FluxFM radio station)
http://1ikkai.com (Japanese Review)
http://www.soundonsound.com (Sound on Sound review)
The idea of a tool to „paint“ music came up a couple of years ago. Mouse on Mars were asked for ideas to use tablets instead of a mouse in a professional studio environment. It soon emerged that replacing the computer mouse was not what Mouse on Mars wanted nor would it have improved their workflow. They had ideas how to use a tablet instead. You already guess it: Draw your sounds/music with it. Mouse on Mars hired Florian Grote who is now a part of the Native Instruments team, to work on an idea for a prototype app to draw and sequence sounds. With the success of Apple’s iPad it became clear that this tablet would be a perfect platform to bring the idea to a larger audience. At that time Mouse on Mars happened to meet composer and developer Jan Trützschler v Falkenstein via STEIM (Dutch institute for electronic music of which Werner had been the artistic director for a while).
Jan created several music apps such as Gliss and SQRT under his own label TeaTracks. He had been exploring similar ideas regarding the drawing of sounds during his PhD at the University of Birmingham which resulted in the iPhone app Gliss.
It made sense to them to team up and merge their ideas into fluXpad – the first intuitive drawing and sequencing music app.
The first version will be for iPad only.
fluXpad presets of version 1.0.7
The official fluXpad trailer featuring Mr. Maloke (Puppetmastaz)
Video from the very first beta test version featuring Andi Toma
Another video with Andi Toma (Mouse on Mars)
Another great tutorial video by Red Sky Lullaby
Demo review by legendary SoundTestRoom
Bon Iver jams with fluXpad and WretchUp