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Friday, June 07, 2024

New FuncBud Generative MIDI Sequencer for iOS or Apple Silicon

via the developer Cem Olcay:

"I’ve released my new generative sequencer app today - FuncBud. It’s a unique and fun sequencer that uses simple math functions to generate patterns. You can create your own math functions with the function builder. It’s really fun to explore the possibilities, especially if you are interested in math."

Additional details via & the AppStore follow.

Make music with math!

Welcome to FuncBud, the generative sequencer that uses simple math functions to create patterns.

Create, chain, and repeat simple math functions to create complex sequences.

A simple x + 1 function would sequence all the notes in the scale in order.

But it gets more interesting when you use different formulas and chain them.

Build your math functions

The function builder lets you create functions using simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operations, as well as square, square root, sum, and product operations.

You can also use parentheses to prioritize the calculation order.

The newly created function will be saved and accessible in the library across both the standalone app and AUv3 instances.

Function results are saved to the history. Sum and product operations utilize the history to perform calculations on up to 64 values.

∑3 would sum up the last 3 results, ∏3 would take product of the last 3 results.

Define your limits

FuncBud's sequencer generates the notes in the working key and scale, within the defined minimum and maximum octaves.

Min/max octave, key, scale and the root note can be defined on the top of the UI.

The sequencer rate, gate length, gate variety, velocity, velocity variety, and swing parameters can be defined using the slider at the bottom of the UI.

The loop detector can be enabled in the settings menu if you get stuck in a loop due to the nature of the math and want to break it.

Functions can be muted by swiping them to the left, and deleted by swiping them to the right.

Take advantage of the AUv3 Plugin

FuncBud app operates both as a standalone application and as an AUv3 MIDI Plugin.

You can create AU presets and use AU parameters of the AUv3 plugin.

You can control the patterns and all other parameters with AU parameters.

You can also change the parameters or change the patterns with PatternBud."

FuncBud is available in the AppStore here.

Friday, February 02, 2024

New Auto Fills App by Cem Olcay

video upload by Cem Olcay

Auto Fills jam with Octachron and Hammerhead

video upload by Cem Olcay

"Auto Fills is a random MIDI generator app for creating drum fills."

"Auto Fills is a random MIDI generator app for creating drum fills for your drum synth apps or hardware synthesizers. It works as an Audio Unit AUv3 plugin with the supported host apps such as AUM, Loopy Pro, Logic Pro, Cubasis, Nanostudio, apeMatrix etc.

In Auto Fills, you are working with a drum kit. You can either create the kit by adding drum parts and assigning them MIDI notes/channels yourself, or you can select a kit templete from the settings menu for an app or hardware for quick setup.

- In Kit mode, you can assign a probability value to each drum part.
- In Velocity mode, you can assign a velocity to each drum part, and you can also introduce velocity variety for them.
- In Duration mode, you can set the drum fill length as well as the waiting time before and/or after the drum fill, in beats or bars.
- If you've set "wait before the fill" and/or "wait after the fill" durations in the Duration mode, the drum fill won't be played during the waiting periods.

If you have a favorite drum sequencer, you can route it through the Auto Fills, before the drum app, like
- Drum sequencer -> Auto Fills -> Drum App

Monday, May 15, 2023

Binarhythmic Walkthrough

video upload by boxoftextures

"A new Bud app! Binarhythmic, from Cem Olcay. Binarhythmic, which seemingly has far too many H's in the name because I keep leaving some of them out, is a combination of binary and rhythmic (and I only said combination because I can't spell portmanteau LOL). It's a really interesting sequencer app as instead of beats and measures it counts in binary, with each digit (potentially) being a trigger. This opens up all sorts of possibilities, because instead of "simple" patterns of four or eight notes you're counting in binary, so 1, then 2, then 4, then 8, 16, 32, etc. So you could use three binary digits to have a kick on 1 and a snare on 4, but you can go way beyond that to have some notes be conditional on others or to "gate" notes so they play for a while until a trigger hits and then they stop, to start up again at the next trigger. Endless possibilities. And that's only with three digits. If you use eight digits your sequences can now have 128 beats. And it doesn't stop there because you're transmitting MIDI notes, so you can use them to trigger other events, such as starting/stopping other sequencers, say.

When I first tried out Binarhythmic it seemed very random—flashing lights, things happening at odd times and unpredictably. But once I got the hang of it it all started to make sense. We generally work in even measures, all with the same length for the most part, but in Binarhythmic each measure can be twice as long as the last. The beauty of this is that you can use it to trigger seemingly random events because humans just can't keep track of large numbers like 32 or 64, so if something happens once every 32 or 64 notes it feels like it might be a little out of the blue.

So a couple of video housekeeping notes. Seems I was a little careless with where I ran my headset cable and picked up a bit of hum along the way. It's not terrible, but let this be a lesson to us all. But mostly to me. Also, there's a bit of chord noise as the headset mic too easily picks up the vibrations if one is not paying attention. Again, "one" being me. And lastly, reasonably sure I was able to avoid picking up any playground wailing children noise but just in case I missed any it won't be too much of a surprise. Hopefully.

And finally, the quote intended use unquote for Binarhythmic is rhythm. So of course I did not do that and instead headed out towards some sort of ambient generative territory LOL. But fun was had along the way, and of course that just shows how usable and flexible Binarhythmic can be. Definitely worth a look.

Stuff used
Binarhythmic -
Arturia iSEM -
Atom Piano Roll 2 -
Pipa -
Ravenscroft 275 -
Velvet Machine -
ScreenFlow -
Audio Technica BPHS1 broadcast headset -


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

In Theory Tutorial - Interval Based AUv3 MIDI Keyboard for iOS

video upload by Cem Olcay

"Here's a quick video tutorial for the AUv3 MIDI app In Theory.

00:00 - Keypad
00:54 - Chord Intervals
01:18 - MIDI Keyboard support
01:51 - MIDI Note Sequencing
02:13 - MIDI CC Sequencing
03:10 - JAM!"

Monday, January 02, 2023

TEXTQUENCER - AUv3 Text Based Midi Sequencer by Cem Olcay - Demo for the iPad

video upload by The Sound Test Room

"You can Textquencer here at the App Store"

Friday, December 30, 2022

Textquencer iOS app by Cem Olcay turns lyrics into synth cool is that

video upload by Brian Comnes

"Sorry about the audio quality...this was to demo functionality, not create a track.
I find that pop song lyrics with repetitive phrases are nice due to recurring words. Also nice are lyrics from languages with a lot of vowels like Hawaiian , ..try Hopi too

Textquencer AUv3 Text Based MIDI Sequencer
Cem Olcay"

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Textquencer - Text Based MIDI Sequencer

Textquencer Quick Minute video upload by boxoftextures

"Just got Textquencer, a new 'bud' from Cem Olcay. It feels like it was one of those bonkers 'hey, what if I…' ideas you get when you least expect them. Absolute madness, in the best of ways LOL

It takes your text and converts it to MIDI notes. Can be randomly chaotic, reined-in ordered, or even manually composed, if that’s your style.



"Textquencer is a text-based MIDI Sequencer. It creates MIDI sequences from the plain text!

Each letter in the alphabeth triggers a note in the scale you are working.

Letter A triggers the Note C (the first note) in the C-Major Scale
Letter B triggers the Note D (the second note)
Letter C triggers the Note E (the third note)
Letter H triggers the Note C but an octave higher"

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

PatternBud Multitrack MIDI CC Sequencer w/ Unlimited Steps

via Cem Olcay

"I released my new app PatternBud MIDI CC sequencer for sequencing the patterns of your Audio/MIDI apps. You can create multiple tracks for each app you want to sequence, assign a MIDI CC number to the track and add as many steps as you want for sequencing the patterns.

You can set a step’s duration in bars, beats, note values, seconds or minutes. Each step could send a MIDI CC value or a MIDI Program Change message. Also, the steps can trigger “actions” such as jumping to a random step or a random pattern, sending extra MIDI CC, Note or Program Change messages etc.

PatternBud also has its own patterns. You can actually introduce generative sequences with the random pattern actions.""

Thursday, August 27, 2020

New AUv3 Arp App - ArpBud 2

Cem Olcay

Available on on the App Store here. Note you can control external hardware synths with this as well.

And a demo from The Sound Test Room:

ArpBud 2 - AUv3 Midi Arpeggiator - Tutorial & Demo for iOS - Live

Available on on the App Store here.

Design Unique Arps

Design your unique arps with unlimited steps!

ArpBud 2 has a very easy to use UI that you can start working right away.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

New AUv3 MIDI App - RhythmBud

Published on Nov 1, 2019 Cem Olcay

RhythmBud - AUv3 MIDI FX | an Overview by Apps4idevices rebirth
RhythmBud and StepBud sequencing Moog Mother 32
RhythmBud - Strum Mode Demo
RhythmBud IAA Demo with Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard


Create Your Rhythm Patterns

RhythmBud is a MIDI effect application that would transform incoming MIDI messages into the rhythmic pattern you will create on its editor.

Has a very easy-to-use user interface that would work on iPad Pro to iPhone SE size screens as well as resizeable AUv3 plugin windows.

In its timeline editor, you can create/edit your rhythm patterns while controlling its MIDI transformation settings from its toolbar on the bottom.

You have quick timeline editor options on the top-left action menu - clear pattern, quantize, undo and redo.

Toolbar and Modes

RhythmBud has a very rich mode bar. You can select a mode from the left menu and then control it from the toolbar at the bottom.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ScaleBud - AUv3 MIDI Keyboard for iOS

From the maker of ArpBud - Open Source MIDI Sequencer & More for iOS

iTunes: ScaleBud - AUv3 MIDI Keyboard - Cem Olcay

"ScaleBud is a music theory tool for composers, artists and learners. It has more than 40 most popular scales and counting. AUv3 Plugin, Audiobus MIDI Sending/ Filtering and Standalone app included.

It has a very simple, single-view interface that you can choose the scale and key you want to work as well as note or chord mode selector on the left side. Right side lists the scale notes or chords you want to work with. In note mode, you can fastly jump between notes in the scale by selecting them from the list. In chord mode, you can see the triad, 7th, 9th, 11th or 13th chords for each note in the scale. You can jump between them quickly as well, by pressing the chord you want to play from keyboard. Also, in chord mode, you can set the octave you want to play for the chords from left side of the keyboard.

ScaleBud comes with an AUv3 MIDI plugin and standalone versions. You can directly control your iOS, Mac or PC audio apps with CoreMIDI. Just open the settings menu and select the MIDI Out you want to send MIDI to.

ScaleBud also supports Audiobus MIDI Sending and Filtering. You can send MIDI from Audiobus 3 app just like regular CoreMIDI workflow. Also, in Audiobus MIDI Filter mode, you can feed MIDI Input data from your hardware or MIDI app, and ScaleBud filters out the off-scale notes in note mode, or plays the corresponding chord, if any available, for each note, like a chorder, in chord mode.

You can use ScaleBud with Audio Unit version 3 hosts like Audiobus 3, AUM, Cubasis 2, Beat Maker 3, apeMatrix and Sequencism. As an audio unit plugin, it both maps/filters your MIDI Input to the MIDI Output you route, and sends the notes/chords you pressed from its keyboard. In chord mode, you can press any type of chord from the list in order to make chorder generate chords in that type. For example if you press a 7th chord, it will generate 7th chords for each note you send it from your MIDI keyboard.

Also, it has several presets but you can save your custom presets with the supported hosts. So, you can quickly jump between keys, scales and chords you want to work with.

ScaleBud is not an audio app. It just creates or filters MIDI data coming from input and sends them to MIDI output. It does not generate any sound in any mode.
You can always send feedback for bug reports, feature requests or rate the app from the Support section in Settings menu.

Standalone app requires iOS 10.0+
AUv3 plugin requires iOS 11.0+ and a supporting host app.

ScaleBud also offers its core components open sourced on GitHub. Feel free to fork them, send a pull request to make it better, open an issue to share your ideas or give them a star if you like them.

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