Propellerhead, the makers of popular software sequencer and recording application Reason, has released Figure for iPhone. It’s a simple loop-based synth and drum machine designed for iOS. The sounds are based on Reason instruments Thor and Kong drum machine.
It has a simple setup, and a “Tweaks” section, which is seemingly just filters in simplified terms.
Here are some of the feature highlights of the software:
• Make songs with Drums, Bass and Lead Synth
• Play by sliding your finger across the play pad
• Always stay in key and on the beat
• No previous playing skills required
• Tweak and twist your track on the fly
• Sounding amazing has never been this easy
• The sound of Reason on your phone!
It seems like more of a “for fun” app than a music creation tool. Even then, that’s not to say that users couldn’t integrate it into their studio workflow. The downside? If you are on an iPhone 3GS or lower, you are out. It doesn’t say it won’t work on a 3GS, but it does say “not recommended for iPhone 3GS,” so we imagine it runs painfully slow on the device.