StepBud Is A New MIDI Sequencer With AUv3 Support For iOS

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Cem Olcay has today released StepBud, a new advanced MIDI step sequencer for iOS. It allows you to program an unlimited number of steps, to sequence chords and go deeper with the step editor. On board is AUv3 plugin, AudioBus, and Ableton Link support.

Do you want to try out for free StepBud? If yes, participate on the StepBud giveaway and have the chance to win 1 of 3 codes for Cem Olcay’s new app. Just leave a comment below this article and say why do you need this app. The giveaway runs until Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 23:59 CET



StepBud is a MIDI Sequencer with Audio Unit AUv3 plugin, Audiobus, and Ableton Link. Add an unlimited number of steps to your sequencer. Your steps appear with a LED and a fader on top of your screen. You can change the active mode that your step faders displaying/controlling.

  • Set the current note or chord in range of the scale and key you selected with respect the range of the octave you want to focus,
  • Set the velocity, rate, gate time, modulation, pitch bend, portamento for each step,
  • Try increasing the rate and repeat count your steps if you want to add more flavor.

In StepBud’s powerful Step Editor, you can set your step’s notes either from the virtual keyboard or your connected MIDI keyboard

StepBud is a MIDI sequencer app and it does not generate sounds itself. You need to route its MIDI out port in the settings menu to the app you want to sequence.

Please note that you need to have an Audio Unit host application such as AUM, apeMatrix, Cubasis, BeatMaker or Audiobus in order to use the StepBud as an Audio Unit plugin. And don’t forget to route StepBud’s MIDI out to the app or audio unit you want to sequence.

StepBud’s MIDI layer powered by free and open-source project AudioKit

Cem Olcay StepBud is available now for $4.99 USD on the Apple App Store.

More information here: StepBud

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  1. That sounds like a promising development for programming sequences in AUM, so would love to try it out with various synth apps and see if I can stitch it all together to form a track.

  2. I need StepBud to use with ScaleBud! ScaleBud has helped me lots with music theory and I hope to learn more midi sequencing with StepBud.

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