Realistic Choir simulator ranging from simple Chorus emulation to full ensemble Choir with 128 members.

Emo Chorus is a modulation effect used used to create a richer, thicker sound and add subtle movement. The effect roughly simulates the slight variations in pitch and timing that occur when multiple performers sing or play the same part. In contrast to most traditional chorus effect units Emo Chorus allows for astonishingly realistic big choirs with up to 128 voices !

Use live input from any source – Microphone, Guitar, Audiobus and Inter App Audio – or take a song from your iTunes library for processing.


  • 128 voices chorus engine
  • 20 factory chorus and flanger presets
  • Unlimited user presets.
  • Delay time up to 180ms.
  • MIDI controllable parameter.
  • Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving
  • IAA compatible ( Auria, Cubasis, Garageband ).
  • Integrated iTunes player.

Emo Chorus costs $1.99 on the app store (this is a 60% off discount)


Project Ara delayed and more thoughts on modular phones

A little while ago I wrote down some thoughts about modular phones and also about modular operating systems. Then, just a few days ago, Google’s Ara got delayed, which I think is interesting. We all know (at least I expect we all know) that hardware is difficult to do, and hardware as complex as something like a modular phone is going to be very difficult.

So, why is Ara going to be delayed? Good question, I think that the official version of the story probably isn’t too far from the truth, at least as far as it goes, and it doesn’t go far at all. All they’ve said is that there are more ‘iterations’ than they expected. That’s fair enough, but what does that mean?

I think it probably means that this is a really hard project to get working, and it’s introduced way more complications in design than other hardware projects.

Personally I think that they should be talking to people involved in modular synths in order to get a better handle on this stuff. Perhaps it is the hardware, perhaps it is the OS, who really knows, it looks like they’re not letting on for now.

I don’t think that Apple will be doing anything similar soon, but I’d be interested to know what they think about it and how they might respond.


Patterning 101: Creating Patterns (video)

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Video description:

“Patterning 101: Creating Patterns

This video covers: Editing steps, selecting samples, setting amplitude, Start and End of sample, loop settings, envelope, applying effects, automation, layers, rotation, and the Pen Echo tool.

Patterning is an inspiring new drum machine from Olympia Noise Co. As beautiful as it is powerful, Patterning is a deep and flexible sample-based drum machine unlike any you’ve encountered before.”


7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth – Ondes (Olympia Noise Co.) (video)


iVCS3 1.5 (video)

Video description:

“+ Essential and Recommended EMS Modifications: + Oscillators Synchronisation + Oscillator 3 Lo/Hi Frequency Switch + Oscillators 1 and 2 VC Shape + Noise Sample & Hold + Envelope Attack/Decay Time Extension + Inverted/Controlled Matrix Red Pins + Joystick Glide”


Stompwatch 1.1 — Tamper Time! (video)

Video description:

“Stompwatch is a virtual MIDI pedal board app; it runs on iOS 7 and newer, and makes it easy to control synthesizers and sequencers. There are ten pages of controls, and each page can specify any number of MIDI destinations. On each page, there are ten pads; these can be configured to send MIDI notes, chords, or MIDI program change or control change messages. You can use MIDI over Bluetooth to allow one iOS device to control another.

A new feature of version 1.1 is support for the ION iCade. The iCade is a game controller, with eight physical buttons and a joystick; you can use this to trigger pads in Stompwatch. Because the iCade is inexpensive and durable, you can use it to create a MIDI foot controller. The iCade is also easily hackable.

Stompwatch also supports Audiobus Remote and the Apple Watch.”