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Propellerhead Software's 'Figure' Delivers Beats On The Go

We first previewed Propellerhead Software's second iOS app, Figure, last month. It's since been released and has been featured as Apple's iPhone App of the Week in the United States.

The software, powered by Reason -- the company's flagship music production software -- aims to let amateur musicians create their own beats through powerful but easy-to-use multitouch controls.
Playing bass, drums, and lead melodies on Figure all happens through the performance pads. These have been designed for touch control from the beginning. You can tap them like traditional keyboards or pad controllers or you can simply hold your finger down and let the rhythm wheels provide a pattern for you. You can easily tap into the sound-sculpting power of Thor’s filters, envelopes, and effects by adjusting each preset’s “Tweaks”. Don’t know what a filter or envelope is? No problem! Just move your finger along the same performance pad and listen to the changes in sound.


Figure for iPhone is available for $0.99 on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 30 months ago
What do you expect out of $.99? Sure there are some limitations, but I honestly think those boundaries force you to be more creative. Here's an example of me including Figure in my iOS music setup within the first hour of downloading it:
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Looks like fun. Hopefully it'll come out on the iPad soon but without the ability to save these songs, what's the point of this app?


for those who can't afford music?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
Excellent app. £0.69
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
audio out to audio in till they add an export option
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
The sound from this app and the sounds you can create are great but it is very limited.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
This app just sucked 45 minutes from my universe... Very cool app.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

It does have a recording feature... :cool:

Glassed Silver:mac


Yes it does, but that's limited to 2 bars recording.

There is no way to export a song, or record multiple 2 bars. So it actually is very limited, I'm a bit disappointed.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

The sound from this app and the sounds you can create are great but it is very limited.


If you actually dig pretty deep, and are creative enough the sounds can be pretty varied. Sure it's not unlimited but that's not the point, it's a for making your own grooves on the go with an extremely polished interface.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

...Haven't decided if I'd download or not, because I'd rather it also be optimized for my iPad (I hate working on such a small screen).



Its all using Vector graphics, so it scales perfectly to my iPad and looks fine :)
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
Looks cool. You could probably feed the output via headphone jack to computer, but an innate recording feature would be sweet. Haven't decided if I'd download or not, because I'd rather it also be optimized for my iPad (I hate working on such a small screen).

my iOS music setup


So what exactly is your iOS music setup? Software, hardware?
Rating: 1 Votes

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