Zaplin Music

Zaplin Music has released triqtraq, a new jam sequencer for the iPhone for the iOS.

Besides straight-forward recording of sequences in a 16-step grid, triqtraq offers more advanced features like real-time automation, sample import and polyrhythm.

The user can set the loop length and speed for each automatable parameter, un-linking it from the loop length of the note sequence, to make ever changing variations of a pattern.

For sequences longer than 16 steps, it is possible to chain multiple patterns together (max. 16 patterns for loops of 256 steps).

Key Features:

  • Create musical patterns by programming live or by using the 'step edit'-feature.
  • Automate parameters like pitch, filter, delay, decay and level in real-time.
  • Change samples or sample kits on-the-fly while jamming.
  • Edit multiple tracks simultaneously by selecting more than one channel.
  • Store up to 16 patterns and 32 samples per session.
  • Specify the length of a sequence per track, or set the automation length for each parameter individually, and let triqtraq spit out ever changing variations of your pattern.
  • Chain up to 16 patterns with the queue feature to make longer sequences (loops of max. 256 steps possible).
  • Switch seamlessly between patterns.
  • Use the loop range feature to create poly-rhythmic sequences, by sliding your finger over the note monitor.
  • Use sounds from the 350+ factory sample library.
  • Import your own sounds via iTunes file sharing.

triqtraq is available for an introductory price of $1.99 / €1.59 on the App Store and runs on iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S), iPod touch (3rd, 4th gen) and iPad.

For tutorials and audio examples, visit

A jam performance with triqtraq can be viewed on YouTube



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