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YUMI:synth for iPad: More detailed review

Now that I’ve had a bit more time to play around with YUMI I thought I’d put my thoughts down, although I get the feeling that this might ramble a bit.

YUMI is an instrument for the iPad, and I start by making that distinction as it is becoming increasingly important in defining the kinds of applications that are appearing for the iOS platform, and I hope in time will appear for other mobile platforms.

At the moment I think that apps fall into the following categories:

  • Instruments (like YUMI)
  • Synths (including noise makers)
  • Sequencers and All in one type app (this really needs a better name doesn’t it)
  • Recording
  • DJ apps
  • Controllers
  • Art apps

Anyway, I digress. YUMI is an instrument. That’s for sure. As an instrument, by default you may need some skill to play it. This is true in a way as you can make some fairly nice sounds with this app without really knowing what you’re doing, but, it is also true to say that you can make it sound awful as well.

So far I haven’t quite got a completely comfortable hold to use with this app that I think would work for performing, but I can see this being a very performance orientated instrument. I can see someone performing with it and doing it with style too.

If you didn’t know already, YUMI comes from the developer of the amazing Jasuto Pro modular synth for iOS, and I’d say that this is a bit of a departure for him. YUMI is a much more narrow application than Jasuto. Not that that is a bad thing at all, the two have very different focuses in terms of what they’re about.

In terms of using YUMI it has been very straightforward. The controls are all simple and easy to pick up and the array of sounds available is in keeping with the whole concept of the app, which is a good thing in my book.

In terms of playing the app, again it has been very easy to get to grips with, but I think that with time you could do a lot with this app and become very proficient in performing with it.

Overall I’d say that YUMI is well worth the $3 or whatever it is charged at right now. If you’re going to buy it don’t expect Jasuto in any way. It is a performance app first an foremost, and is very enjoyable to use.

YUMI:synth - Chris Wolfe

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1 comment on “Miki’s flow”

Miki’s flow

A very different workflow from Miki, with a lot of mobile stuff in their.

For me, constructing a workflow can be as creative as making the music itself, and it sounds like there’s a lot of thought that’s gone into this flow.

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2 comments on “New GRÜVTRON App on iPAD – Demonstration in All Styles – REVOLUTIONARY SYNTH REVIEWS”

New GRÜVTRON App on iPAD – Demonstration in All Styles – REVOLUTIONARY SYNTH REVIEWS

grüvtron - Sound Trends LLC

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0 comments on “Samplelab update”

Samplelab update

A small update for SampleLab adding support for stereo recording and playback through iPad compatible audio interfaces.

Sample Lab - fotoh LLC

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1 comment on “Apogee Mike for iPad and GB”

Apogee Mike for iPad and GB

Apogee are bringing a new mic product to the iOS (and Mac). No details on pricing or availability as yet. Via Gearwire.

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1 comment on “SimpleMidiPad for iPad”

SimpleMidiPad for iPad

A new controller app for the iPad. Here are the details:

SimpleMidiPad is an easy-to-use MIDI CC source for driving software or hardware synths and effects, and remote control of a DAW. Each of the four pads sends X, Y, and Z MIDI control messages, with user-selectable destination addresses.

Note that SimpleMidiPad makes no sound of its own. It requires either a CoreMidi-compatible USB MIDI adaptor (via the Camera Connection Kit) or an OS X computer running the Network MIDI interface for WiFi usage.

The app is priced at $1.99.

SimpleMidiPad - Naughty Panther

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0 comments on “NOTEPLEX App – iPAD NOISE BEAT Industrial IDM Ambient – Play Button as Trigger”

NOTEPLEX App – iPAD NOISE BEAT Industrial IDM Ambient – Play Button as Trigger

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3 comments on “Sythe Sequencer layout”

Sythe Sequencer layout

An update on new Android synth app ‘sythe’ and some detail on the sequencer layout. Read the post here.

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4 comments on “RISCy”

RISCy

I’ve only just started to play around with this, but already I know it is an excellent app for all the noise makers out there.

It reminds me a lot of Nick’s TOPLAPapp (which is still great), but with more graphical control. So far I’m just tinkering with this thing and I’ve no idea of what I’m doing, but as so often happens, that doesn’t seem to be a problem as it is a lot of fun anyway.

The app is free.

RISCy - Nicholas Collins

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1 comment on “Astero – iPhone GyroSynth Experience”

Astero – iPhone GyroSynth Experience

Astero – iPhone GyroSynth Experience from Alex Astero on Vimeo.

GyroSynth - BeepStreet

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