UPDATE: Propellerhead Figure hits v1.1

If ever there was a productivity black hole inducing iPhone app, it’s the marvellous Propellerhead Figure. It really is that addictive, but doesn’t mean dragging the equally addictive Maschine around. By far my biggest qualm has been the inability to save out those kick ass beats I’ve been making on the toilet. But now you can thanks to this v1.1 update – that and much more.

Here’s the detail:

Propellerhead updates Figure to add saving, exporting and more

Stockholm, Sweden (July 06, 2012) (ictw) – Today, Propellerhead has released an update to Figure, its best selling music app for iOS. Available immediately, Figure 1.1 now adds saving, browsing and loading of songs, as well as variable loop lengths and export of audio through iTunes file Sharing. These new enhancements provide users with the most requested additions.

Figure pricing remains the same at EUR €0.79  / USD $0.99 and is available on the Apple iTunes AppStore: http://itunes.apple.com/app/figure/id511269223?ls=1&mt=8

Full list of changes in Figure 1.1
• Save, browse and load song files
• Set length of loop (1,2,4,8 bars)
• Export audio to iTunes File Sharing
• Changed Record behavior. Tap record and then draw on the pad to start your recording. Or press Play.
• Performance and bug fixes

Full product info on Figure can be found at: propellerheads.se/figure

Video intro to Figure: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLLjRH6GJec

I’m deliriously happy with the ability to load, save and export songs, as well as having greater creative flexibility to make more complex beats. This isn’t the same as arranging patterns, but it’s a step in the right direction.

You’ll have to excuse me – I’m off to the loo to make more beats for days.

  • ironstylus

    This app is too much fun, I love the simplicity of it, easily my most used music production app.
    Im glad its not been over complicated but i agree that arranging patterns would be nice…

  • This looks very interesting! I’m unfortunately on android, but maybe it’ll work on the wifes ipod touch for beat making mayhem!

  • From the first post: “Perhaps I should dip into Reason and see what that’s all about.”
    Did you? Reason looks more complicated than it actually is (all those knobs and cables!) but if you check out the demo–which is full featured, you just can’t open saved projects–you’ll see the learning curve is pretty gentle. If you decide to check it out and run into any walls there’s always a bunch of us on the forum ready to help.