From the maker of scriptSONIC comes a new modular iOS app called Ops

Jonathan Mackenzie, the maker of scriptSONIC brings us a new universal app called Ops. Here are all the details …

Ops is a modular synthesiser designed to make it easy to create and explore sound interactively with a touch screen. Ops does away with patch cords, instead using a system of connected blocks with a clear signal flow.

The blocks, called ops, are joined together into structures by dragging and dropping them on screen. Structures can easily be copied and varied to build-up rich, interesting results.

There are ops to perform a wide range of functions, including interaction, signal generation, effects processing, control, audio input, MIDI input, and pitch and rhythm manipulation.

Ops costs $9.99 on the app store now:

Caustic 3.2 is the first update for over 2 years

There’s no doubt that Caustic is an amazing app. For starters it’s cross platform, iOS and Android. It’s an incredible universal production studio, and after over 2 years it’s got better. Here’s what’s new:

  • New machine: SawSynth (Polyphonic supersaw-type synth)
  • New “melody helper” to lock keyboards to scales
  • Support for more time signatures (3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4) from the song page and in pattern editors
  • Tool to create new PCMSynth instruments by merging your rack.
  • Keyable BPM

New effects:

  • Octaver
  • Vibrato
  • Tremolo
  • AutoPan

Machine improvements:

  • PCMSynth: Stereo sample support
  • Modular: Added stereo out to machine input component
  • Bassline: Custom waveform support
  • 8BitSynth: Random equation generator


  • Patterns show preview of notes
  • Quick jump table replaces machine list
  • Create machine by double tapping empty slot
  • Automation editor workflow visual crosshairs

Wave editor enhancements:

  • Stereo support
  • Effect support
  • Timestretch/pitchshift
  • BPM detection
  • Insert silence
  • Time ruler w/snap

Added mixer + transport MIDI mappings
Added support for using MIDI notes as CC triggers

Effect bypass is now keyable

Improved typing keyboard with uppercase/lowercase support

New loop and stem export options

More keyboard key width options for large screens

Caustic on the app store:

MIDI Designer Pro 2.8 is here

Another excellent update for MIDI Designer Pro. The app just goes from strength to strength as far as I can see. Here’s what’s new in 2.8:

  • Support for portrait mode
  • Support for slide-over multitasking on iPad. You can use Slide Over with iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, and iPad mini 2 and later
  • Support for side-by-side multitasking on iPad. You can use Split View with iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 4
  • Pan and zoom (both in portrait mode and in split-screen multitasking for iPad)
  • Choice to delete panel with/without member controls

2.8 also fixes the following issues:

  • FIX for reliable Wi-Fi reconnection on startup (we’re still waiting for Apple to fix Wi-Fi connections to Sierra)
  • FIX for Panel Delete Crash (thanks Ibokai and others)

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