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Description

The world's first multi-playhead music sequencer.
"How Bach would have made a sequencer." (Create Digital Music)
"A musical feat." (Creator's Project)
"A new approach to sequencing." (XLR8R)
"Next generation music sequencer." (Ask Audio)
"A brilliant concept that has been beautifully realized." (Music App Blog)
"It’s good. So good." (iOS Mars)
FUGUE MACHINE is a tool inspired by composition techniques used in Baroque music and Serialism — e.g. Bach’s canons and fugues, and Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique. The idea was to design a tool to manipulate a melody’s speed, direction, and pitch, as well as play multiple variations of the melody simultaneously.
As it turned out, the best implementation for this was to reimagine one of the most fundamental building blocks of all music sequencers: the piano roll.
FUGUE MACHINE is the world’s first multi-playhead piano roll. Create a musical sequence and play it back with up to four playheads at once — each at various speeds, directions, and pitches. You see the playheads dance over the music sequence, and hear the complex patterns that emerge.
It’s mesmerizing.
Fugue Machine supports iPhone, iPad, MIDI, AUv3 MIDI, Ableton Link, Audiobus, Audiobus 3 MIDI, and Inter-App Audio.
[Existing iPad Users] You will not be charged again for the iPhone version! There is a processing issue due to the iPad app becoming Universal. To download the app for free, simply tap the "buy" button, follow all the steps, and it will correct itself after you confirm payment.

What's New in Version 1.5.6

Fugue Machine 1.5 — iPhone support, AUv3 support, more scales, piano roll gesture improvements, and more! See 1.5.0 Version History for more info.
1.5.6 Changes
Fixed minor UI issue when reducing note length via one-finger-pan. When moving slowly, if the note was greater than 1 step, it would snap to the previous step momentarily, then back to the proper step under your finger. Fixed now.

Seller

Name

Alexander Randon

URL

Information

Developer

Categories

Version

1.5.6

Size

8.5 MB

Game Center

No

VPP Device Licensing

Yes

Rating

Rated: 4+

Compatibility

iOS 11.0 or later

Devices

iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad Pro, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 5, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi, iPhone 5c, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air3, iPad Air3Cellular, iPad Mini5, iPad Mini5Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

Languages

English

Customer Ratings

All Versions

2 Ratings

Customer Reviews

Dream machine

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Cotswold Boy
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2019-04-03
Version 1.5.4
Oh boy! So much to admire here. This is a beautifully designed music generator, made with love, and designed to help you create amazing, contrapuntal, mixed-up melodic harmonies that fly in spirals around your mind. It's that good!
Dive straight in with the pre-loaded songs to see how things work, then let your creativity flow through the simple, intuitive interface. This app has clearly been made by someone who loves the sheer possibility of combinatorial sounds and has delivered to us the ability to create new soundscapes - the focus here is on ambient and rhythmic exploration, and it is a wonderful thing to behold.
The latest update, which allows you to map MIDI out to any compatible app, and brings in Audio Unit functionality, is almost making me go into a frenzy of joy, such are the profound delights that it opens up.
Buy this app. You won't regret it!

It was such a good app before... Now indispensable

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Madyetmellow
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2019-04-03
Version 1.5.3
I loved this app and had it since launch, but it wasn’t very practical for my uses before having to go through AB. Then the update dropped. Been working flawlessly in AUM and now become a regular in my arsenal of great iOS music making apps.
Thumbs up 👍

Now That’s A Whole Lot Better!

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Aardvarkguy
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2019-03-29
Version 1.5.2
I’ve had this app for about a year now and after a bit of initial investigation I decided that Inter App Audio is not for me and so the app got consigned to my “great idea, pity about the execution” file.
NOW however with the addition of AUV3 Fugue Machine is exactly what I wanted in the first place. Thank you Mr Developer! As a point of interest, is there any chance you could do something with Arpeggiator Pro - another potentially brilliant app which desperately needs a rework? Thanks again.

🤩

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Versopoet
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2019-03-26
Version 1.5.1
What a lovely surprise and gift to now have this as AUv3 and Universal. It’s always been among my go-to apps, but had its inherent limitations... this should take care of those. 😎

Worth buying an IOS device for!

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format.k
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2019-03-26
Version 1.5.1
One of the best sequencers out there, and now works on my iPhone too. I love using this with Moog model 15 for a pocket full of synth that completely outperforms my eurorack setup most of the time.

Easy to use, instant Philip Glass machine

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Svetlovska
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2019-03-26
Version 1.5.0
*Update 26/03/19* Now with added AU awesomeness. Great to see this dev keeping one of the most beautifully simple music generating apps up to date.
A superbly clear interface and immediate gratification makes this one of my most used apps. Run it through the awesome shimmerverb app Crystaline for added ambient awesomeness.

Brilliant

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iklooshar
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2019-03-26
Version 1.5.0
A truly inspired app is now AUv3. What a joy thanks!

Now supports Auv3 and other new features!

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feathers632
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2019-03-26
Version 1.5.0
Will make much more use of Fugue Machine from this point on.
It was always a very popular music tool amongst iOS musicians but this new update really gives it a new dimension!

What’s not to like

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Henrywinkler
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2019-03-13
Version 1.4.1
Great app. Does exactly what it says.

Ingenious

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bead125
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2019-03-13
Version 1.4.1
Can we have it on iPhone please, being the only app of its kind we would even pay twice with no complaints .

Outstanding!

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Chitlun
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2019-02-09
Version 1.4.1
There’s little I could say that hasn’t already been said. This thing inspires creativity and I haven’t got a bad thing to say about it... Would love to see some midi continuous controllers added to the individual play heads for more expression but it’s still great!

Good but needs better midi control

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mbt101
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2018-07-02
Version 1.4.1
Produces great and inspirational sequences but they can become repetitive without using the transpose control. The problem is the only thing that can be controlled by midi in is program change, and my midi controller doesn’t even have that. Would be a great live tool if you could use midi to start/stop the play heads and transpose the sequence.

Superb App.

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Spookyzootoo
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2018-03-17
Version 1.4.1
One of those app where you can get lost in the music for hours.
Super easy to get great sounding results. Enter a few notes into the piano roll and then tweak the settings of the 4 different play heads so that they play at differing tempos, pitches and direction.
Soon you’ll be sitting up proud like a modern day Bach with a brand new composition.
Its a very cool app. I like to add in notes of a song I have already written and then hear how the app can spin a different outlook on that melody or riff which can then be useful to use elsewhere in the track.
All 4 play heads can be assigned to separate midi channels so you can play other iOS Synths with the app.
You’ll love it!

Great app but no AUV3 support

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Triton1000
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2017-11-30
Version 1.4.1
Very creative app but in the new iOS world of AuV, it feels slightly left behind. Hence only 4 stars

Diatonic Modes Only

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efflux
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2017-06-21
Version 1.4.0
Very creative app but it lacks one important feature. You can't create your own scales outside of the diatonic modes. The app could be very useful for sequencing drum machines but with many drum machines this is not possible because you can't select the right notes.

Excellent

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Grouchicrouchi
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2017-04-08
Version 1.4.0
Really worthwhile, great on its own and brilliant for sending midi out. Great app

Resides in my most used folder

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Arkyva
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2017-04-08
Version 1.4.0
Brings something new to my music making table and helps when I've run out of ideas.
Using just two of the four playheads can get your creative juices flowing.
Please don't just take my word for it do your research and see for yourself how much fun you can have with this app!

Just magic

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Zxwerdsff
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2017-04-08
Version 1.4.0
It's amazing how this app can turn very simple melodies into complex compositions.

Unique and Brilliant Midi Sequencer

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Lhboid
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2017-04-07
Version 1.4.0
Works a dream. Very happy with the app. Continued updates from the developer too.

Great app

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Kramer.
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2017-04-07
Version 1.4.0
Fantastic app - lots of variations from it.

Not your everyday run of the mill sequencer

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OldManKnott
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2017-04-07
Version 1.4.0
This little beauty is a simple but clever new take on the old piano roll sequencer idea.
Having 4 playheads which can all be tuned and timed differently yields wonderful and often unexpected results.
Fuss free user interface, audiobus and link integration make this a must have.

Amazingly Original Sequencer

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Appassin Greed
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2017-04-07
Version 1.4.0
Essential midi sequencer to control your iPad synths. If you make music on an iPad, then buy this app.

One of the best music apps on IOS

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MmmwahHa
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2017-04-07
Version 1.4.0
Extremely intuitive and creative, buy it.

Incredible

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TheSunAndTheRainfall
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2017-04-04
Version 1.4.0
If you're at all interested in composing electronic music just buy it. Great support too.

Genius

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@23skido
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2017-04-02
Version 1.3.0
The best music creating app I've ever used.this app just get better and better excellent

Beautiful

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Bassthum
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2017-03-22
Version 1.3.0
Fugue machine is everything you hoped it would be..... then more. Don't hesitate in buying it.

Great App!

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age666
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2017-03-22
Version 1.3.0
Very interesting and useful app!

Best music app i've seen in a while

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AP ME
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2017-01-21
Version 1.2.0
This is an amazing app, and is totally worth buying! Super imaginative idea with the multiple play heads and creates some super tunes!

Unique, superb, buy it!

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Nkersov
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2017-01-11
Version 1.2.0
Fugue Machine is in my top 10 music apps for IOS. Highly innovative, versatile, yet easy to get going with. It occupies a unique position. And it's well supported. So, don't hesitate, you won't be disappointed.
Nic

A great app...

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TonJagChilli
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2016-11-03
Version 1.2.0
Got this a few days ago, after watching a few youtube iPad music making tutorials and it a great piece of software with amazing potential.
Sometimes I just want something to sequence all the great synths (Moog 15, IMini, Korg ms, iSem) without playing them. And this does that and more. Its even teaching me more about counterpoint. Excellent stuff!

Martin L.

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Manwithnonickname1965
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2016-10-19
Version 1.2.0
My most used app currently. A lot of fun and very easy to get creative with. Bring out your inner Glass, Riley or Eno.

Amazing!

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CasualBody
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2016-08-22
Version 1.2.0
This app is absolutely amazing, really original and creative! 😀

Amazing App

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Hendrixchord
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2016-08-20
Version 1.2.0
Bought this after watching a demo on the Soundtestroom. Fugue Machine is a seriously inspirational app, turning a simple tune into something much more complex. It's really easy to use and gives excellent results. MIDI it up to your fav synths or other midi apps and create some great music. Buy it and have hours of creative fun.

Very good

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Flopmolf
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2016-07-20
Version 1.2.0
Very interesting app, endless possibilities. I was disappointed that there's only one core sound, although it can be manipulated with the settings and other apps.

Great little sequencer and all round wierdness

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PurplePilot
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2016-06-08
Version 1.2.0
looks simple at first but allows for great creativity within a small package

AMAZING

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leggobeast
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2016-05-31
Version 1.1
just buy it and have a go! proper out there amazing loop machine x

Super

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Frogstudent
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2016-05-30
Version 1.2.0
Absolutely brilliant. Much respect!

Outstanding

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JQJR80
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2016-05-19
Version 1.2.0
You need this.

Amazing

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pgm155
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2016-05-13
Version 1.2.0
Lovely software that makes making music relatively simple. If you don't own it, then do, because it's really first rate.

Superb update

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SaxBob
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2016-04-10
Version 1.2.0
A wonderful app. Please add more scales, have a look at Octavian app

Brilliant

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gimr
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2016-04-07
Version 1.2.0
A beautiful, simple to use (but deep if you want it to be) and inspiring tool

Essential

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Uuiubn
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2016-04-01
Version 1.2.0
one of my desert island discs

Genuinely essential

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morkcallingorsen
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2016-03-27
Version 1.2.0
In an overcrowded/samey music app market place I find this unique app one I keep coming to for ideas.
Works well on my old iPad 2 - I use this to put my hardware synths through their paces.
Great work Alexander,

One of the best

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Audilic
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2016-03-14
Version 1.2.0
Alexander, congratulations on a stunning update to what is easily one of the most creative apps ever to come on to the iOS music scene.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you ever reach a creative block, this is the app to turn to. Within seconds you can have the most amazing sequence running, which in turn can be changed into a multitude of variants - ready for live performance or recorded track.
Infinitely inspiring, fugue machine continues to amaze and entertain me. It also comes with some really fantastic sequences built in.
Get stuck in! If you are undecided....un decide your undecidedness, this is one of the apps you need to have on iOS.
Also if you are an Ableton user - this is a no brainier as it was one of the first apps to have Ableton link. This guys ahead of the game.
DC

Oh my.......

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rj.g
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2016-03-14
Version 1.2.0
This makes creating next level Bill and Ted style..... humanity changing music possible.
The app creater has given you a gem.

Fudge Machine

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Fruitbat1919
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2016-03-14
Version 1.2.0
I call it Fudge Machine, as however I fudge up my music, This app makes me sound good. I can get lost in this running different synths.
Fudge never tasted this good!

Gets better with every update

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zOpium
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2016-03-14
Version 1.2.0
This was a great app, now with separate MIDI channels per play head it's brilliant! I've used it with 4 different iOS instruments to great effect and the possibilities when driving Ableton Live are only limited by your imagination. Just buy it, you won't be disappointed.

Great

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Chromatouch
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2016-03-14
Version 1.2.0
So much fun. And based in classical music. A rare combination.
Alexandernaut is one funky muddy fudger.

A must have

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DavetheSynth
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2016-03-14
Version 1.2.0
An absolutely brilliant app that's now even better thanks to the work of the dev with his latest update