PRLog - May 14, 2014 - SAN FRANCISCO -- Incident, the San Francisco-based startup behind the gTar smart guitar, today announced the launch of Sequence, a new music application that allows you to sample real world sounds and easily combine them with instruments to make music on the go. Then, if you love what you create, you can share it with the world at the touch of a button. Sequence is free and is available now in the App Store worldwide.
“Every single day, we pass by thousands of sounds that make up the rhythm of our lives.” explains Incident founder Idan Beck. “Whether it’s the rumbling of cars and roar of the busy city, or the calming push and pull of the ocean, there are familiar noises waiting to be captured and turned into music.”
Using an intuitive pattern grid, you can lay out the samples you record on top of eighteen pre-loaded instruments. Included instruments, like the drums or piano, are pre-mapped to the same musical key, so you can create melodies that sound great without any knowledge of music theory.
“Census data tells us that only about 8% of Americans actively play music,” Beck says, “but our research shows that an overwhelming majority of people want to participate in music in some way, they just have trouble finding the time. We designed Sequence so that you can make a song anywhere in about 5 minutes and not feel overwhelmed.”
• 18 unique instruments, including electronic and acoustic drums, strings, woodwinds, and a variety of modern and vintage synthesizers
• Record samples through your phone and create custom instruments by combining them with samples from the library
• Support for up to 5 simultaneous tracks with multi-track mixing
• Intuitive pattern grid makes every note in-time and in-key
• Set up to 4 unique patterns per instrument
• Record, arrange, and save sets
• Export tracks to Soundcloud
• Optimized for iPhone 5, but also compatible with iPod Touch and iPad
This marks the first standalone app release for the company whose mission is to empower anybody with the tools to learn, create, and perform music intuitively. Their first product, the gTar, a highly successful learning and performance tool, was launched in 2012 as part of a Kickstarter campaign. The gTar hit its initial funding goal in 11 hours and topped out at more than $353,000, becoming the highest funded musical instrument in crowdfunding history.