A new synth for your iPad. WOPR looks intriguing to say the least. Here’s what to expect:

WOPR is a mighty, 6-note polyphonic, stereophonic, twin oscillator, hairy-chested, medallion-wearing sonic pimp. Four waveforms plus noise; twin 24dB/oct low pass filters so fruity they’re practically fermented; three assignable envelopes and a pair of delays form the ventricles of WOPR’s throbbing heart. Unique modulation gives it a powerful brain, then the awesome full-width Wribbon keyboard provides the voice: pitch-perfect accuracy, with note-by-note free bending when your soul just has to soar.


A retro blast of classic 1970s computer science, Conway’s Game of Life drives WOPR’s modulation grid. Link a synth component to a zone on the grid, then the number of living cells controls the parameter. The progress of the game is linked to the tempo clock, one generation per beat. On WOPR’s wrapped 16×16 grid, the Game of Life produces an uncountable myriad of regular, repeating patterns: perfect for rhythmic modulation.

WOPR is priced at $0.99.

WOPR - Tim Kemp

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