Well, it’s here, we’ve all been waiting for it, but it is just a module really. I’m intrigued to try it out though. Here are the details.

The good old sound module “SOUND Canvas” has come back for iPhone and iPad!

SOUND Canvas for iOS is the software synthesizer built-in SMF *1 player.
It is based on Roland GS standard that has been de fact standard sound source,
“SOUND Canvas” of Roland Desk Top Music (DTM).

It is compatible with the sound for “GS”,”GM2″, and “GM”.
It includes Reverb, Chorus, Delay, and 2 Band EQ, plus 64 types of insertion effects *2.

In addition, it plays SMF for “SC-88Pro” and “SC-8820”. *3

You can enjoy the old data created by SOUND Canvas series and a variety of GS
data on the market from Roland with high quality sound.

*1: SMF:Standard MIDI File with extension “.mid”.
*2: This utility cannot edit the tone nor insertion effect.
*3: Subtle nuance of Tone color, Volume balance, trigger timing of note on may vary depending on the data.

Features

  • Two types of graphical user interface: “Sound Canvas skin” for music data creation and “Player skin” for practicing with instruments or karaoke application
  • High quality MIDI file sounds by its 1,600 tones and 63 factory drum presets.
  • Convenient functions:”LOOP” mode to repeat your specifying region, “SONG LIST PLAY” to play sequentially plural songs, and more multifunction.
  • MIDI interface (separately sold) connection enables to receive MIDI data from the external devices to play sounds.
  • Available with a music application compatible for the Core MIDI.

Compatibility

  • Requires iOS : 8.1 or later
  • Works on : iPhone5s, iPhone6, iPhone6 Plus, iPad Air or later, iPad mini2 or later

It’s been launched with bugs though …

Fixing version is In Review now

  • The app aborts when you hook up or unhook a MIDI device to iOS device by Lightning connector. *You can avoid the bug in order to CONNECT them FIRST, then start the app.
  • No TEMPO data displayed at the edit window popped up.
  • Noise problem occurs at SC-55 map on playing the pedal hi hat sound (note number 44).


Launch celebration sale! Limited-time special price on SOUND Canvas for iOS. (until Feb 10)

NOTIFICATION! BEFORE PURCHASING
MAKE SURE to CONFIRM your iOS device is COMPATIBLE BEFORE PURCHASING.
The compatibility information lists iOS required and compatible models.

The app costs $14.99 initially

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