What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

• This version add improved support for iOS 11 and fixes some minor layout issues.

App Description

Quincy is a musical explorer of Life, a cellular automaton created by J.H.Conway and Quincy Lite is the full version for iPhone. Conway’s Game Of Life has long been of great interest to musicians specifically as a pattern generator. Quincy is a full implementation of Life, capable of generating all possible variations, the common B3/S23 as well as others like HighLife or Seeds. It is document-based and features adjustable grid size, random cell insertion and more. Quincy comes with a large library of patterns, a color mixer for a document’s color set and many display options. Editing tools beyond pen and pattern stamp also include options like copy, paste and rotate.
Quincy ships with three sound modules (Chroma, Gregorian and Pentrix) with more to come. Each module uses its own algorithm to create sound but also defines meter, key and a base scale as tone material. The Chroma module is geared towards atonal music with several symmetric and chromatic scales. The Gregorian module employs church modes and the Pentrix module offers 27 types of pentatonic scales.
There are two playback modes, audio and MIDI. In audio mode playback is routed through a devices speakers or headphones. This mode offers 128 instruments and adjustable reverb settings. MIDI playback is WiFi based so you can route Quincy’s output to any DAW like Logic or Ableton.
Quincy is very powerful and a joy to work with. You can create infinite variations on a theme just by coupling playback loops with random inserts or use it in performance mode with one-tap document switching and the ability to draw into the playing document without disturbing the original. Quincy renders stunning visuals, produces the craziest looking metronomes, very atmospheric soundscapes and strange rhythmic patterns that have many uses in music production.

• Adjustable grid size
• Document based
• MIDI over WiFi
• Full general MIDI instrument library and adjustable reverb
• Large pattern library
• Extensive In-app and online documentation
• File transfer via AirDrop, Email, Message and iTunes File Sharing
• Inter-App Audio support
• Audiobus compatible
• Ableton Link integration

App Support: We cannot respond to comments and feedback on the App Store. If you face any issues with Quincy Lite, please email them to [email protected] We assure you it will be taken care of immediately.

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iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • November 19, 2014 Initial release
  • December 01, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • December 02, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • January 05, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • May 11, 2015 New version 1.1.0
  • July 27, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • August 13, 2015 New version 1.1.1
  • August 15, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • March 24, 2016 New version 1.2.0
  • March 25, 2016 New version 1.2.1
  • March 25, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • July 08, 2016 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • November 08, 2016 New version 1.2.2
  • November 15, 2016 New version 1.2.5
  • December 14, 2016 New version 1.5.1
  • June 15, 2019 New version 1.5.6