A new sequencer arrives which looks like it could be really quite impressive, and it’s free too.

From a few simple elements complexity can arise. Fifth Degree is a MIDI sequencer based on a simple concept: loop around the musical circle of fifths in key and tweak the performance parameters live. You can use it to create a mesmerising loop and change the way it plays or use it as a base while you improvise alongside it with another instrument. You can even use it as a convenient loop of notes while you try out different sound patches on your synthesizer.

Features:

  • Lean user interface that gathers the essential performance controls on the main screen.
  • Fixed sequence of notes (ascending circle of fifths).
  • Clearly displays the notes in the key and scale you select.
  • Outputs to CoreMIDI output ports (virtual, network and physical).
  • Keeps sending MIDI while in the background.
  • Can send MIDI notes and MIDI clock, so other apps can choose to synchronise.

Fifth Degree is a MIDI sequencer app supporting any CoreMIDI output: virtual MIDI, MIDI over Wi-Fi and CoreMIDI compatible hardware interfaces. Since it is a sequencer it does not generate sounds on its own, so use it with your favourite CoreMIDI-compatible sound generation app or hardware.

Fifth Degree was developed for the 2014 KVR Developer Challenge. It is powered by the MidiBus library from Audeonic.

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