Free Beat Making App For Windows 8: Sequencer

Sequencer is a free beat making app for Windows 8 and 8.1 which lets you create beats on a virtual drum pad that you can generate electronically and save, or simply for performing live by hooking your Windows 8 or 8.1 machine to an amplifier. Sequencer allows you to create beats with ease and comfort, and also allows you to adjust the effects on the beats like flanger, reverb, echo etc. via the app’s settings. The app has a nice feel to it and clicking on a button tile on the sequencer is all it takes to generate a drum note. A combination of clicks will produce a catchy drum beat in the app.

Sequencer is available as a free download from the Windows App Store.

Main features of Sequencer for Windows 8 and 8.1:

When you install and launch Sequencer on your Windows 8 or 8.1.machine, you will be presented with an interface as shown below. This interface is nothing but the main menu of the app. The main menu can be seen in the below screenshot.

Sequencer Main screen

In the above screen, you can get to the Sequencer screen by simply clicking on the Load Sequencer button at the top left of the screen. When you click on it, you will be presented with the sequencer screen which is shown in the below screenshot.

Sequencer Main interface

In the above interface, you can see the highlighted notes in cyan and the other notes in gray. To highlight a note, all you have to do is to click on its block in the main interface of the app. You can then start the playback of the sequencer by clicking on the Play button at the top left corner of the screen. At the top right of the screen you will be able to see the waveform which jumps along with the beats of the buttons that you have clicked. The beat will be decided based on the button that you have clicked in a category. You can access the app’s settings via the gear icon at the top of the screen. When you click it, you will be able to adjust various settings like reverb, flanger etc.

Sequencer settings

You can also edit a key of the sequencer button by clicking on the pencil and paper icon at the top of the screen. When you do that, you will be presented with an electronic keyboard layout where you can change the key or the octave.

Sequencer Edit Step

This basically sums up the main features of the Sequencer app for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices. You can also check out the Tracktrix and Songza music apps for Windows 8 and 8.1.

Conclusion:

Sequencer is a very well designed music app for Windows 8 and 8.1 which allows you to easily create beats and hence be a rockstar at live events and what not! The app is lightweight, and the interface of the app is so polished that it is commendable that the app is available free of cost in the Windows App Store.

I rate the app a 4 out of 5!

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