fluXpad giveaway results – 5 winners of left-field a sample-based sequencer from MoM

Download from iTunes App Storefluxpad logo 1I posted a review of fluXpad – the latest release from the Mouse On Mars team – last week here on the blog. Developed by MoM in collaboration with Jan T.v. Falkenstein, and Oliver Greschke helping out with promotion.

MoM describe fluXpad as a sample-based sequencer but where you ‘draw’ your pattern sequences for each sound. Multiple patterns (clips?) can be sequenced within a single project and these then triggered to create a full performance. As shown in the screenshots, given the ‘drawing’ element, the UI can look a little like a child’s sketchbook (!) but, if you check out the videos below (and once you have stopped laughing at the first one; it’s brilliant), you will soon realise the app is more than capable of creating some cool music.

In technical terms, the app requires iOS8.1 or later, is currently iPad-only, and is a 90MB download. Audiobus, IAA, MIDI sync and Ableton Link are included from the off. There are a number of demo projects to get you started and a collection of preset samples…  but you can also record your own or import samples from elsewhere. There will also be options to buy sample IAPs. The app is launched at a fairly modest UK£5.99/US$7.99.

fluXpad - not your conventional music creation environment :-)

fluXpad – not your conventional music creation environment :-)

Anyway, thanks to Oliver, I had five copies of fluXpad to give away to readers of the Music App Blog. The winning names were drawn at random out of the hat this morning. The winners should have now received an email with details of how to get hold of their free copy but, for information, the readers names drawn out the hat were:-

Pierre ZH

Mark Bee

Oxolote

Jani Juhola

James Simpson

Incidentally, if you do appear as a winner in one of these giveaways and you don’t seem to have seen an email from me with the promo code details, then do make sure you check in your junk, trash or spam folders just in case your email system has ‘filed’ the message there :-)

Oh, and if you want to make sure you are entered for all the promo code giveaways that I run through the Music App Blog, then get yourself on the email newsletter list – and pick up your copy of our free ’25 apps’ guide :-)

The Sampler Settings panel allows you to select, import record and - in basic ways at least - edit the samples associated with each of the seven fluXpad instruments in your project.

The Sampler Settings panel allows you to select, import record and – in basic ways at least – edit the samples associated with each of the seven fluXpad instruments in your project.

If you like your music structured in conventional ways and create conventional tunes – even if in some cutting edge styles – perhaps fluXpad is not the platform that is most obviously suited to that approach. However, for those of a more experimental nature, those who get a bit of a buzz from the unconventional and, yes, even for those who don’t actually see themselves as musicians, fluXpad will have an obvious appeal; it’s quirky, novel and a heck of a lot of fun.

And, of course, it is cheap as chips; just UK£5.99/US$7.99 if, whatever your musical background and usual working practices, you want to get a peek inside the rather experimental world that is Mouse On Mars. If you didn’t win this time around then read the full fluXpad review, check out the videos…  and then hit the download button :-)

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