figureiconWe 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]

Top Rated Comments

2A Batterie Avatar
160 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:
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Foggerty Avatar
160 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 :)
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xak Avatar
160 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?
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WissMAN Avatar
160 months ago
This app just sucked 45 minutes from my universe... Very cool app.
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Sabenth Avatar
160 months ago
audio out to audio in till they add an export option
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HimOffTheTelly Avatar
160 months ago
Been using this app for a few days and loving it. Beats and jamming on the go, yeah ;-)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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