Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Sequence is a music creation app made for people like me - the musically incompetent. It's fairly easy to learn and the results are apparent immediately. Just expect to experiment a bit to fully understand how it all works.
Almost reminiscent of a game, using Sequence is a simple matter of placing down squares in order to change how the music sounds. There's a choice of 15 different instruments including a variety of types of drums, the piano, violin, guitar, double bass, and numerous others. Each can be placed alongside each other, with it possible to adjust the instruments individually.
Through a swipe and a tap or two, this is where users can apply new squares to change how the instrument sounds. Alongside that, the tempo can be adjusted to slow or speed things up accordingly. It's possible to place more of a focus on individual instruments too, mixing up how things turn out. Like a certain section of music? Then copy it and cause it to loop a few more times.
It really only takes seconds to learn, and the results are often quite cool. It does take a bit of experimentation as the tutorial seems to drop out half way through, leaving certain things not fully explained, but fortunately Sequence mostly makes sense without instruction. The only thing that I found a slight issue was figuring out how to undo certain things.
It's possible to save creations, as well as send them to friends via email, SMS, or Soundcloud, proving pretty handy when wanting to show off one's musical prowess. Tied into the fact that it's just that easy to make something that sounds pretty cool, and Sequence is an ideal introduction to music creation for the newbie enthusiast. Even better, it's entirely free.