Magellan professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPad: Full specs and details

Here are the full details of the new synth from Yonac:

Magellan is the bold new professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPad. Not content with just one synth, we gave Magellan TWO independent polyphonic synth engines. Individually or together, they deliver a new powerful warmth to the sound of iOS music.

Complete with a full effects rack, a total of six oscillators, dual filters per engine, multiple unison stages, extensive modulation matrix, dedicated arpeggiators, powerful MIDI capabilities, and a polyphonic step-sequencer – the aural possibilities with Magellan are infinite!

Check out our awesome Magellan demo!


  • 2 independent virtual analog synth engines running simultaneously

  • 3 oscillators per synth engine; total of 6 realtime oscillators
  • Osc unison stage w/ adjustable detune & width, up to 24 simultaneous wave generators for super-saw type effects
  • Realtime PWM Modulation for osc 1 & 2

  • FM module w/ dedicated blend, ADSR envelope, adjustable contour
  • Oscillator 1&2 ring modulation
  • Noise generator w/ adjustable tone
  • VCA ADSR envelope
  • Separate voice unison stage w/ settable stereo spread, detune

  • Dual Keyboards w/ individual pitch & modulation wheels
  • Dual Touch Pad controls w/ settable key & scale, individual voice parameterization
  • Polyphonic, Monophonic, Poly/Mono Legato operation modes

  • Glide
  • Matrixpad modulation w/ configurable x/y destinations, synth out select, optional snapback
  • Realtime oscilloscope displaying output signal (iPad 2 and 3)

  • Synth coupling – allow running both synths by a single control interface

  • Audio backgrounding
  • Tap tempo

  • 16 voice combined polyphony (8 voice combined for iPad 1)


  • 2 filter banks per synth engine, configurable in series or parallel
  • Dedicated ADSR envelope for each bank; selectable envelope curve, adjustable contour

  • 11 Filter types for each bank:
  • “Magellan” 24dB Resonant Low Pass
  • “Victor” 24dB Resonant Low/High/Band Pass
  • “Voyvoda” 12dB Low/High/Band Pass
  • Formant, Comb, All-Pass, Notch filters
  • True bypass


  • Dual LFO’s per synth

  • Up to 4 freely assignable destinations per LFO
  • Dedicated amp setting for each LFO destination
  • 3 reset modes

  • Adjustable phase & delay
  • Frequency tracking


  • Dedicated arpeggiator in each synth engine
  • 10 arp patterns; Settable note value & gate; swing
  • 6 octaving modes, plus settable note and octave repeats


  • Analog inspired 16/32 step polyphonic sequencer

  • 8 track poly output per pattern in 16-step, 4 track poly out in 32-step “link” mode
  • Track wise selection of target synth engine

  • Settable pitch, velocity, gate, octave per step

  • 6 sequence direction algorithms for each pattern

  • Swing
  • Timeline for creating song length sequences w/ patterns
  • Import/Export song files containing sequences


  • Dedicated Chordmaker module for each synth

  • Create/save chord progressions, played by pressing a single key


  • Comprehensive FX rack: Reverb, Stereo Delay w/ BPM sync, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Waveshaper/Distortion, Bitcrusher, Sonic Expander

Recording & Sharing

  • Built in tape deck for recording app audio
  • Metronome

  • Export audio files via email, SoundCloud
  • Export/Import audio files via WiFi, Intua or Sonoma Audio Copy / Paste


  • CoreMIDI
  • Virtual MIDI, both vMIDI In and vMIDI Out ports
  • Control Magellan w/ external MIDI controllers
  • Synth-wise MIDI In channel select
  • MIDI Out w/ settable channel or omni

  • MIDI Learn w/ over 80 control destinations
  • Save MIDI CC configurations to file for later use
  • Sync w/ external MIDI clocks to control sequencer, arp modules


  • Over 242 factory presets
  • 34 presets and a song designed by Sunsine Audio
  • Export/Import presets, banks via email or iTunes; Create/save unlimited banks & presets

The app is priced at $4.99 / £2.99.

Magellan - Yonac Inc.

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