An enormously clever and fun app that lets you release your spontaneous musical genius.
by on August 25, 2011
This is one of those clever little apps that doesn’t really wow with incredible functionality but is just simple, clever and fun to use all at the same time.
The step sequencer, inspired by online programs like ToneMatrix, presents users with a grid of dots which can be touched to turn white to create a repeating pattern of sounds. The top row represents the low notes and the bottom row represents the highest notes.
Drawing a pattern sends out a ripple effect to surrounding notes and plays a repeating sequence you can add more and more layers to; each extra note noticeably changes the tune. You can also select slightly different tones and tempos.
Novices will be able to draw any pattern and still come up with a decent tune, but if you spend a little time on this add, you can create some really complex, if a little 8-bit console –sounding, sequences.
We’d love to be able to save and export our creations to save with the world (or even use as tones on the phone) but perhaps that’ll come in a later version. Other than that, there’s really nothing bad to say about this app. It epitomises the simple, fun app that takes your phone places you never imagined.
Download this app: MusicGrid for Android
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