Primal Audio announced FM4, a new FM synthesizer for iPad modelled on the popular 1980s Yamaha DX series. It sounds like it could be amazing. Here’s what’s coming …

  • Four operators configurable via eight different routings
  • Three sound engines modelled on 1980s hardware units
  • Eight waveforms derived from classic FM synths
  • 2x, 3x, and 4x polyphonic unison
  • Tempo-syncable arpeggiator with up, down, up-down, and random patterns
  • Microtuning with eight different temperaments
  • Supports Inter-App Audio, background audio, and MIDI (support for Audiobus is planned)
  • Up to 24 voices of polyphony
  • Import/export presets through iTunes
  • Works on all iPads supporting iOS 7.0 and up

It’s launching in December for just $0.99 on the app store and we don’t have long to wait …

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