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Fiddlewax Pro is a cutting-edge music sketchpad for iPad.
Watch the overview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It4Gh4-9FFI
Create songs, riffs, and compositions with an instrument that's designed from the ground up to bring your musical ideas to life. Fiddlewax Pro is also fully compatible with MIDI, AudioBus, and IAA, so you can easily integrate it with your creative process.
In the most recent update (version 2.2), Fiddlewax Pro also includes visual pitch detection to help you see notes as you sing them and quickly learn/play them into your songs.
See how visual pitch detection works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRLWUtKixY0
Designed from the ground up to help you focus on what you’re creating. Reinvented piano layout extends your expressive potential. Optimized for 10-finger multitouch and seamless use; keep playing even while adjusting parameters.
Play your heart out
Choose from 12 instruments, all optimized for high quality playback on the iPad. Select from four drum modes with both analog and electronic samples. Add filter and reverb effects to shape your sound. Realtime visual pitch detection lights up corresponding notes as you sing.
Informed by theory
Choose from all 12 keys, 7 diatonic modes, and 7 secondary scales (Pentatonic, Blues, Whote-tone, etc.) to facilitate stylistic riffs and melodies. Intuitively learn relationships between notes and chords as you play. See what chord you're playing with realtime indication.
Chords with context
Quickly build complex harmonies with a single touch; push-button chords adjust to include triads, 6, 7, 9, sus2, sus4 and modulation chords while also informing the chorded zither / autoharp. The octave of each chords follows the keyboard range.
Five auto-expanding, synchronized loopers offer layering, contextual sizing, replay, and simple undo/redo via press-and-hold. Tempo control and beat quantization let you easily align looped sequences on the fly. Move samples between loops by dragging its record button left/right.
Record your session
Record live audio as you play — a stereo M4A file (clean output and vocal/mic input) and multi-channel MIDI file for use in a digital audio workstations (DAW) are both saved — with up to 90 minutes per session. Record with or without microphone input. Save the entire instrument's state at anytime.
Share with the world
Easily upload your recordings directly with SoundCloud or other installed iOS file apps (such as Google Drive or DropBox), share files via email to friends and family, and backup files directly to your computer when you sync your device.
Connect with other apps
Send realtime audio directly to other iOS apps via Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Output MIDI to control other iOS synthesizers or to desktop syths and workstations via WiFi / Bluetooth.
Customize your sound
Import SoundFont files (.sf2) to change all instrument. Import audio files (.m4a, .wav, .mp3, etc.) to override individual instruments with custom audio. Directly record new audio samples on-the-fly to create new instruments.
Extras for experts
Extreme tempo range (via +/-) from 1-300bpm. MIDI channel indication. Keyboard note hinting. Analog looping mode. AudioBus state saving. Chord automation recording. Expanded keyboard views for increased sensitivity to note velocity. Expert MIDI mode for per-channel volume control. Advanced quantization mode lets you adjust beat-locking per recording.
I was sent this product in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are that of my own. No compensation was received for this post.