Record your sequences with a metronome and an advanced tap-tempo technique.
If desired, convert your recorded sequence to multiple tracks.


Edit your sequences in order to improve the content of your database using either the piano roll or the list of MIDI events.


Synchronize the content of your database between your devices.


Listen to your recordings, discover new musical ideas and rate your creations for future reference.


Organize your sequences in your database by creating a hierarchy of folders.


Export your favorite creations as audio or standard MIDI files.

Reviews

"I’m a professional pianist and I bought this sequencer so I could record my gigs when playing a solo piano set using a stage piano. It couldn’t have been easier, I just set it “rolling” when I started playing and stopped it a couple of hours later and I had my performance down as a Standard Midi File. [...] I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to record midi without installing a full DAW on their laptop."
— Ed Hopkins, www.edhopkins.co.uk

User Guide

The user guide for the desktop version of Melobase is available here.

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Description

Enjoy your music with Melobase, a creativity tool for recording, listening to, editing and organizing your musical sequences.

Melobase features a database, a sequencer for recording and playing back music sequences, an editor, a metronome with tap tempo capabilities and an embedded studio offering 128 General MIDI instruments and a drum set, an input from an external MIDI keyboard and a sample-based synthesizer with 16 channels. Melobase provides the ability to edit the MIDI events in your sequences comprising either one or multiple tracks. Melobase also provides the ability to import standard MIDI files and also to export your sequences in your database as audio or standard MIDI files.

The desktop version of Melobase includes an embedded server providing the ability to synchronize your sequences with the mobile version of Melobase. It is therefore possible to have the desktop version dedicated for studio recording and edition sessions, and the mobile version for listening to, organizing and exporting your sequences. Flag annotations can also be added at any position in your sequences.

When your device is connected to an external MIDI keyboard, Melobase offers the ability to split your keyboard at a given split point, and also to transpose each zone independently.

Melobase provides five features for organizing your sequences: (1) a hierarchy of folders, (2) a filter based on the newness, the presence of flag annotations or rating values, (3) a promotion or demotion of all unplayed sequences, (4) the ability to set as played all the sequences and (5) the ability to move all the sequences with negative ratings to the Trash.

Features

Embedded Studio

  • 16 channels;
  • 128 General MIDI instruments and a drum set;
  • Metronome with dual tap buttons with the option of using the MIDI keyboard to provide the desired numerator of the key signature and the tempo;
  • Automatic stop: recording stops after a configurable inactivity period;
  • Selectable external MIDI keyboard support;
  • Selectable MIDI output support;
  • Audio output selection with latency control;
  • Split keyboard capability with configurable split position when your computer is connected to an external keyboard;
  • Transposition per zone when your computer is connected to an external keyboard;
  • Sample-based polyphonic synthesizer with multi-sampling and voice stealing capabilities;
  • Sustain pedal support;
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheel support;
  • Reverb effect;
  • Chorus effect;
  • Mixer function with level and balance control for each channel;
  • Master level.

Sequencer, Editor and Organizer

  • Support for single and multiple tracks and conversion between the formats;
  • Support for dynamic tempo and time signature changes;
  • Browser with folders, names, ratings, date and time;
  • Rating scheme (0 to 5 stars);
  • Promotion and demotion of all played sequences;
  • Clean up operation for moving automatically all the sequences with negative ratings to the Trash;
  • Filter based on newness, presence of flag annotations or rating thresholds;
  • Piano roll with measure indicators and flag annotations allowing navigation in the sequence;
  • Edition of the sequence by changing properties, moving, resizing or deleting notes and other MIDI events;
  • List of events with edition support;
  • Quantization of notes based on current zoom level;
  • MIDI file import;
  • Audio (AIFF format) and MIDI file export;
  • Optional metronome sound during playback.

Requirements

PC: Windows 7 or higher;
Mac: macOS version 10.7 (Lion) or higher.

User Guide

The user guide for the mobile version of Melobase is available here.

Screenshots



Description

Enjoy your own music with Melobase, a creativity tool for recording, listening to and organizing your musical sequences.

Melobase features a database, a sequencer for recording and playing back music sequences, an editor, a metronome with tap tempo capabilities and an embedded studio offering 128 General MIDI instruments and a drum set, an input from an external MIDI keyboard and a sample-based synthesizer with 16 channels. Melobase also provides the ability to save and share your sequences on your computer as audio or standard MIDI files.

Melobase, with its client-server architecture, provides the ability to synchronize your sequences with another device running either a mobile or desktop (sold separately) version of Melobase. It is therefore possible to have the desktop version of Melobase dedicated for your studio, and the mobile one for listening to, organizing and exporting your sequences.

When your device is connected to an external keyboard using a Core MIDI compatible interface, Melobase offers the ability to split your keyboard at a given split point, and also to transpose each zone independently.

Melobase has two modes of operation: a recording mode using the embedded studio and a listening mode using the player. The embedded studio is available when the iPhone or iPod touch is held horizontally, and the player is available when the device is held vertically. During playback the user can navigate among sequences and rate the sequence being played for future reference. The user can also use the piano roll to move the player to a specific position, and the player automatically goes to the next sequence for extended listening.

Melobase provides five features for organizing your sequences: (1) a hierarchy of folders, (2) a filter based on the newness or rating values, (3) a promotion or demotion of all unplayed sequences, (4) the ability to set as played all the sequences and (5) the ability to move all the sequences with negative ratings to the Trash.

Features

Embedded Studio

  • 16 channels;
  • 128 General MIDI instruments and a drum set;
  • Metronome with dual tap buttons to provide the desired numerator of the key signature and the tempo;
  • Automatic recording: recording starts when the metronome tempo has been learned, and stops after four seconds of inactivity;
  • External MIDI keyboard support using a Core MIDI compatible interface;
  • Split keyboard capability with configurable split position when your device is connected to an external keyboard;
  • Transposition per zone when your device is connected to an external keyboard;
  • Sampler with reverberation and chorus;
  • Mixer function with level and balance control for each channel.

Sequence Player and Organizer

  • Browser with folders, names, ratings, date and time;
  • Play list optionally shuffled;
  • Rating scheme (0 to 5 stars) captured during playback;
  • Promotion and demotion of all played sequences;
  • Filter based on newness or rating thresholds;
  • Piano roll with measure indicators allowing navigation in the sequence;
  • Audio (AIFF) and MIDI file export;
  • Background playback (when available);
  • Optional metronome sound during playback.

Requirements

Melobase requires a iPod touch or iPhone with iOS 9.3. The application is also compatible with the iPad. More recent models and iOS versions are also supported.

Privacy Policy

The privacy policy of Melobase for Desktop and Melobase Mobile is available here.

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