fluXpad giveaway – 5 copies of left-field a sample-based sequencer from MoM to be won

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 now have five copies of fluXpad to give away to readers of the Music App Blog. As usual with the giveaways I run on the blog, the deal is simple; get your name in the hat and see if it gets pulled out.

You can enter the draw in one of two ways.

  • First, if you just want to enter this draw, then use the Contact Us page to leave your details before 10 pm (GMT) on Saturday, 22nd October, 2016 Make sure to enter ‘fluXpad’ in the message subject line.
  • Alternatively, if you want to get included in this – and every future app giveaway run on the site – then sign up for the Music App Blog email list before the deadline. All members of the list will automatically be entered in every draw. You can sign up here and, as a bonus for signing up, you also get a copy of the Music App Blog’s ‘25 iOS music apps to get you started‘ guide. And if you are already signed up for the email newsletter, then consider yourself entered :-)

As soon as I can organise after entries close, I’ll draw a suitable number of names at random from all those entered. I’ll then notify the lucky winners by email and include the details required to download your free copy. I’ll also post a list of the winners here. If you are one of the lucky ones, do make sure to download ASAP – iTunes Redeem Codes generally have a relatively short life span once they have been issued.

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. And, if you put your name in the hat, then you will be in with a chance to picking up a copy for free….  Get entered :-)

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    1. Jeff Flores says:

      Please consider my name hat-entered!
      Thanks alot!

      • :-) You’re welcome… good luck when the draw comes around…. and thanks to Oliver for providing the codes. best wishes, John

    2. Would love to win this

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