To pay for the premium version you do to get rid of the ever so annoying publicity that are a regular feature of many free apps but it also gives access to a sequencer.
If this would have been a more standard music app it would not have been too exciting, but Noise machine being focused on getting synthesized noise out of it. Being able to set different types of noisy oscillators, Lfo (different types) modulation, filter, delay and distorted ring modulation it can bring forth a whole lot of different flavors of noise.
This may not be obvious at first glance as the interface appears simple but rewards tweaking, with all kinds of goodness for musicians that are willing to step out of the comfort zone of commonly accepted norms.
Ahh so back to the sequencer… It is a simple sequencer but very useful as each of the sixteen steps can be programmed with one setting of noise. Making it possible to build rhythms of noise that would be hard to achieve without much more work in other ways.
There is also the added bonus of randomization of each step for the lazy ones. Giving way to unexpected surprises of course.
There is griones, always griones knocking at the door of perfection!
The most obvious one being that there is no way to save the sequenced pattern steps. So once the app is turned off… But it comes with internal recording for further chopping in an audio editor or for importing into other apps/programs.
Another thing that could be nice is to be able to see what Bpm the sequencer is set to.
So that is something that has to be set by ear or retro fitted later into wherever the recordings go later, if wanting to use it within music set to a specific beat.
Would love to see this concept taken farther with more tracks, effects etc as it is unique to be able to noise things up on an even deeper level!
Maybe the closest to (but not limited to noise generation) that is Grainstorm which I also recommend to check out. Grainstorm can also load sounds so it is a nice companion to Noise machine…