Red Dog Media Releases Molten Drum Machine App

Red Dog Media has released Molten Drum Machine, a new iPad app for creating percussive sounds and rhythm sequences. What makes it unique is its approach to grid based pattern sequencing that divides time to instantly add tuplets and fills to your drum programming.


Molten is designed to be a flexible pattern based rhythm step-sequencer. Unlike traditional step-sequencers that have a fixed step size of typically 16 or 32 steps, Molten has a dividable step size. This flexibility allows for the easy creation of tuplet-based rhythms. (And we all know that without Tuplets, our lives will never truly be complete… —Ed.)

Unlike many traditional step-sequencers that have a fixed or box based time signature (usually 4/4), Molten features a flexible time signature. The power of Molten lies in its grid layout – vertically you can see as many as eight instrument parts running simultaneously. Horizontally you can have anywhere from one beat on a single page to 16 beats over four pages. With Molten it is possible to divide any beat into as many as nine pieces, and this is where things become interesting.

Built on a versatile synthesizer Molten allows you to play and process your own sound samples. The kits can be mangled, filtered and crushed using the multi-touch interface. Load and store your patterns and share them with your friends. Export to a standard MIDI file and import into a professional digital audio workstation. With the forthcoming iOS4.2, Molten will support USB MIDI devices with the iPad Camera Connection Kit. Connect directly to hardware with the MIDI out and to a Mac over Wi-Fi with MIDI networking.

» Create rhythms with complex time signatures
» Divide a note into tuplets
» Each pattern has eight instrument tracks
» Each instrument track has its own effects processor which can be tweaked in real-time
» Global master effects processor including delay, reverb, EQ and compressor
» Sample based synthesis with user loadable samples
» Share your pattern compositions as audio or MIDI files or transfer patterns between Molten users

Red Dog Media Molten Drum Machine is available via the App store for $9.99.

Author: FutureMusic

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