Incident, the same folks that brought you the gTar, are today opening up the platform to a new group of users. Launching Sequence, the company wants to make it as easy as possible for total amateurs to get started making music.
The Sequence app is free, and offers the ability to mix together instruments to form a song, or record in real-world noises as samples.
“It’s a cross between a sampler instrument and a drum machine,” says co-founder Josh Stansfield. Most drum machines or mixing apps require you to be able to play the music in order to record it. To lay down a drum beat, you have to be able to play those drums and keep the rhythm. Sequence is different.
The rhythm of the song is completely mapped out on a grid, allowing you to simply drop in your beats where ever you’d like and at whatever pace you’d like.
“We realized the barrier to entry with the gTar is a bit high,” said Stansfield. “You have to buy new hardware and it can be intimidating as a jumping off point, so we built Sequence so that people who didn’t want to take the plunge could get their feet wet.”
There are 18 different instruments available on the app, six of which are drum kits.
Down the road, the Sequence app will even let you collaborate with friends on songs, no matter where they are in the world.
The mission of Incident, as told by Stansfield, is two-fold: the company first wants to inspire people to learn instruments and music, but they also want to elevate the indie singer/songwriter to get the attention and respect they deserve from an interested fan base. Sequence is the first step toward that latter mission.
To check out the Sequence app, head on over to the Incident website and get rocking.