AUFX range coming as Audio Units?

Well so it would seem. According to this tweet anyway …

Of course that would be excellent, but my guess is that there may be a little wait as Mr Liljedahl gets through all the other projects he’s got on the go at the moment.

KQ MiniSynth 1.3 adds AU and more

Having just put up that page on Audio Units I noticed that KQ MiniSynth has also been updated (in version 1.3) and now supports Audio Unit hosts. So I need to update that page again!

Anyway, here’s what’s new inΒ KQ MiniSynth:

  • Supports Audio Unit Extension
  • You can send Patches via Mail
  • Presets changed a little
  • Fixed VPF Resonance/Width issue
  • Fixed other bugs

So, about AU then …

This is an interesting discussion on the AB forum about AU and why, or at least a series of views on why, it might not be such a big thing for developers as yet.

Of course, this could change, things do change quite a lot in the iOS world.

NS1 – Virtual Analog Synth Audio Unit arrives


Well at last we have another AU to add to the list (yeah, the list is coming soon I promise). So here’s all you need to know about NS1.

NS1 is a simple and intuitive virtual analog subtractive synthesizer. It works as an Audio Unit extension inside a host application such as GarageBand or MultitrackStudio. The clean interface consisting of knobs and XY pads lets you easily dial in and experiment with sounds.

Key features:

  • Oscillator combinations consisting of triangle, square and sawtooth waveforms
  • Separate noise oscillator
  • Envelope modulates pitch, filter cutoff and square oscillator pulse width
  • LFO modulates pitch, filter cutoff and square oscillator pulse width
  • XY pads for expressive control
  • Filter modes: LP, HP, BP
  • Stereo delay effect
  • Voice modes: monophonic, polyphonic, legato, glide
  • Preset management inside the app

NS1 costs $9.99 on the app store:

Video: IOS AU: Blamsoft F-16 Filter and Arturia Minibrute

Video description:

“Blamsoft F-16 Filter is a new IOS Audio Unit. Attention this Audio Unit is not an app but only an AU which work only with Apps which work with IOS Audio Unit Effects.”

Video published by Synth Anatomy.

Blamsoft F-16 Filter on the app store:

Video: Garageband for iPad, New Featues, Using Audio Units

Garageband on the app store:

So why is iSEM the only Audio Unit compatible app?

Having started this discussion about pulling together a page to contain a list of available AU compatible synths / instruments it appears that there really is only one! It seems very strange to me, and it wouldn’t be much of a list either.

So, if I’ve got it wrong, please let me know


Fair enough, this has nothing to do with handheld music making, but I so wish it did. I think that the idea of having a whole environment for creating new effects or synths in your pocket is wonderful. Of course, I have no idea of who difficult something like this would be, but I wonder is it that difficult from latest additions to miniMIXA in terms of modular synthesis?

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