Figure by Propollerheads
Figure is a Reason powered world-class synth machine for iOS devices. It is the soul of Reason. Figure is developed by Propellerhead. Propellerhead is music hardware and software company which has been sensational for its Synth Application Reason. Reason is a Virtual Studio tool for Musicians. Figure is short version of Reason.
Figure is a music app for iOS platform. Basically, its like fruity loops. You create a pattern and it loops through the pattern. Figure has three parts. Drum, Bass and Lead. Drum is powered by Kong, Bass and Lead is powered by Thor Polysonic Syntheizer from Reason.
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Drum has basically kick, Snareclap, hats, Shaketing. There are various drum filters to create different drum effects.
You tap on the drum pads which is in blue color that creates drum patterns and beats. You can either record it or decide not to by clicking on the Record Button. Then you click play to loop through the beats. The wheels above each drum are used, to control the number of beats. You can change it by touching and swiping up and down if you want more beats on a drum.
Bass is powered by Thor polysonic synthesizer which is exactly what they used in the high performance professional application Reason. Bass effect is produced by tapping or swiping on the pad. Pitch is low at bottom and high at top of the Bass Pad. Bass rhythm can be changed by controlling rhythm wheels and Scale steps. Just like in drums. There is vibrant bass modes. There is huge collection of bass filters in figure.
80’s Bass Bassguitar
Squelech Bass Bendy Reece
Star Bass Buzzer Bazz
The yea yea Chrome Pole
Delay Bass En Bas
FM Mover Gommiband
Lead is the symphony or real music. Which you can adjust just like Bass. You have rhythm Wheel, Range and Scale steps. You tap or swipe on the orange Lead pad to create music. Just like Drum and Bass there are numerous filters in Lead. Propellorhead is developing a platform called RACK to make these filters more social. So users can create there own filters and share it with others. This is not available in figure yet.
Archery Bell Labs Tweet Lead
Bit Pop Lead Bowser Unpredictalead
Chainsaw Combined Lead Whinynail
Crnch Tlkr DIY Synth Whistle
DS8 Mk IV Dolphins & Lava Wobblelead
Dramaten FM Lead Yea Yea Yea
FM Nobel Faeries
Floater Glitch Keys
Harm Lead Harsh Lead
James Hook Kamelen
Mouthy Lead Mystic Bells
Notched Pick Overcombed
Pearl Lead Phuture Lead
Pkt Cathedral Princess
So-so Piano Soft Lead
Spooky Superer Saw
The Captain Thorgan
Toy Piano Traingle Keys
Trombone Trumpet Lead
Rhythm Wheel starts spinning when you tap on the pad. Tap on the rhythm wheel to control the rhythm. Swipe fingers up and down to control the Rhythm numbers. Move up to increase the rhythm numbers and move down to decrease rhythm.
Pad can be controlled by touching or moving fingers along the pad which create different effects. Bottom is low pitch and Top is high Pitch
Tweaks are used to tweak the sounds from Bass and Lead. It depends on what filter you are using. You can use upto three tweaks at a time. By swiping fingers across the pad. These tweaks can be subtle colorations to the sound or they can be radical wobbling, crunching, or aggressive reshaping.
Mixer used in Figure is Master Buzz Compressor by Reason 6 turned on. Mixer can mix, mute, reduce or increase volume individually. Pump Increases the tempo.
Song tab Changes Grooves, tempos and Shuffle Keys.
Figure has a very beautiful and user friendly user Interface. Everything is touchable on the screen. Everything is smooth and clean.
Figure is a beautiful app for Music lovers. Figures sound quality is outstanding. All the filters are awesome. Figure can compose thousands of music with its built in filters and features. Figure is cheap and can download from Appstore for £0.69 or $1 depending on which country you resides. However figure is lacking features to share in Facebook, Twitter or Soundcloud. Your recordings cannot be saved. Hopefully, they will include this in its next version. However figures debut is a success. It reached as App of the week in few days after its official release. This app is recommended for music lovers. Start Grooving.
Without any knowledge regarding Music and Synth Tools I decided to try it in my way. Have a look. If I can do it, anyone can groove.