Sunvox new testing version 1.7.2 BETA 3 is out!

New Sunvox version for test. Here’s what’s in beta 3:

  • new module – MetaModule; with this module you can include some external .sunvox song to your project and use this song as synth or effect; EXAMPLES INCLUDED; Not available for PalmOS;
  • new option in the Preferences->Audio Ouput: Audio buffer size;
  • new std. pattern effect 30 – use it to stop playing the song;
  • changing the size of the modules by mouse wheel (scroll wheel);
  • bugs fixed.

Full details here.

If you like RJDJ and augmented audio then you might want to try Lis10er for iPhone

I’ve been playing with this app for a little while now. It’s a little like RJDJ and some of the other augmented apps I’ve posted on before, so if you like that kind of application on your iPhone it might be something you’d like to try.

Personally I like this kind of application, and I like this one as it adopts a scene type approach which gives a variety of different audio approaches.

It’s obvious that a lot of work has gone into the design of each scene. I think it’s something that I will be using for a long while to come.

Here’s the app’s description:

Lis10er (Listener) 1.0 is a binaural audio augmented reality iPhone application that creates an “augmented soundspace”, warping and mixing the sounds from the microphone with prerecorded imagined sounds. Lis10er is designed by Matteo Milani and Federico Placidi (aka U.S.O. Project) in collaboration with Tue Haste Andersen.

Lis10er is an application that places the emphasis on the surfaces of the world in which we live. It has been developed keeping in mind the issue of “environmental lis10ing” in everyday activities, like traveling, walking, reading.

Mixing “live” sounds and their aural context with designed sounds creates a new “virtual Place” where the lis10er can immerse himself and develop an active aural consciousness in order to better understand the physical and social context which describe and define our everyday life.

The app interconnects places, everyday situations and sonic awareness.

Lis10er promotes a creative mode of lis10ing.

Lis10er is priced at $3.99.

Lis10er - Digital4x4

CASSINI Polyphonic Synthesizer for iPad: Full specs and details

I realised that having posted all the videos of Cassini I hadn’t posted the specs. So, here it is:

3 OSCs + 2 Filters + AMP + 9 EGs + 6 LFOs + 3band EQ + Saturator + 2 Delays + Arpeggiator

3 Oscillators + 1 Sub-Osc

  • Sawtooth, Pulse(PWM), Triangle, Sine, Noise, FM
  • Waveshape Modulation
  • Oscillator Sync
  • Ring Modulation

2 Filters

  • LP24, LP18, LP12, LP6, BP, HP


  • Overdrive
  • 3 Band EQ
  • Auto Pan

9 Envelope Generators

  • DAHDSR (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release)
  • Velocity, Keyboard Tracking

6 LFOs

  • Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle, Random, 16 Step Sequence
  • Waveshape Modulation
  • Envelope(AD/AR)

Modulation Delay

  • Delay Time: 1-2000ms / Tempo Sync
  • Delay Time Modulation

Filtered Stereo Delay

  • Resonant Filter (LP, BP, HP)
  • Filter Modulation
  • Programable Polyphonic Arpeggiator
  • Scale/Chord Remapper
  • CoreMIDI (input)
  • Virtual MIDI-IN & Background Audio
  • Scrollable keyboard (Horizontal scrolling at the bottom edge of the keyboard)


  • Audio Copy (Compatible with INTUA BeatMaker, Apple GarageBand and so on.)
  • Export wav file via iTunes File Sharing
  • The recording time is limited to 3 minutes.

CASSINI Synth for iPad - iceGear

Magellan professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPad: Full specs and details

Here are the full details of the new synth from Yonac:

Magellan is the bold new professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPad. Not content with just one synth, we gave Magellan TWO independent polyphonic synth engines. Individually or together, they deliver a new powerful warmth to the sound of iOS music.

Complete with a full effects rack, a total of six oscillators, dual filters per engine, multiple unison stages, extensive modulation matrix, dedicated arpeggiators, powerful MIDI capabilities, and a polyphonic step-sequencer – the aural possibilities with Magellan are infinite!

Check out our awesome Magellan demo!


  • 2 independent virtual analog synth engines running simultaneously

  • 3 oscillators per synth engine; total of 6 realtime oscillators
  • Osc unison stage w/ adjustable detune & width, up to 24 simultaneous wave generators for super-saw type effects
  • Realtime PWM Modulation for osc 1 & 2

  • FM module w/ dedicated blend, ADSR envelope, adjustable contour
  • Oscillator 1&2 ring modulation
  • Noise generator w/ adjustable tone
  • VCA ADSR envelope
  • Separate voice unison stage w/ settable stereo spread, detune

  • Dual Keyboards w/ individual pitch & modulation wheels
  • Dual Touch Pad controls w/ settable key & scale, individual voice parameterization
  • Polyphonic, Monophonic, Poly/Mono Legato operation modes

  • Glide
  • Matrixpad modulation w/ configurable x/y destinations, synth out select, optional snapback
  • Realtime oscilloscope displaying output signal (iPad 2 and 3)

  • Synth coupling – allow running both synths by a single control interface

  • Audio backgrounding
  • Tap tempo

  • 16 voice combined polyphony (8 voice combined for iPad 1)


  • 2 filter banks per synth engine, configurable in series or parallel
  • Dedicated ADSR envelope for each bank; selectable envelope curve, adjustable contour

  • 11 Filter types for each bank:
  • “Magellan” 24dB Resonant Low Pass
  • “Victor” 24dB Resonant Low/High/Band Pass
  • “Voyvoda” 12dB Low/High/Band Pass
  • Formant, Comb, All-Pass, Notch filters
  • True bypass


  • Dual LFO’s per synth

  • Up to 4 freely assignable destinations per LFO
  • Dedicated amp setting for each LFO destination
  • 3 reset modes

  • Adjustable phase & delay
  • Frequency tracking


  • Dedicated arpeggiator in each synth engine
  • 10 arp patterns; Settable note value & gate; swing
  • 6 octaving modes, plus settable note and octave repeats


  • Analog inspired 16/32 step polyphonic sequencer

  • 8 track poly output per pattern in 16-step, 4 track poly out in 32-step “link” mode
  • Track wise selection of target synth engine

  • Settable pitch, velocity, gate, octave per step

  • 6 sequence direction algorithms for each pattern

  • Swing
  • Timeline for creating song length sequences w/ patterns
  • Import/Export song files containing sequences


  • Dedicated Chordmaker module for each synth

  • Create/save chord progressions, played by pressing a single key


  • Comprehensive FX rack: Reverb, Stereo Delay w/ BPM sync, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Waveshaper/Distortion, Bitcrusher, Sonic Expander

Recording & Sharing

  • Built in tape deck for recording app audio
  • Metronome

  • Export audio files via email, SoundCloud
  • Export/Import audio files via WiFi, Intua or Sonoma Audio Copy / Paste


  • CoreMIDI
  • Virtual MIDI, both vMIDI In and vMIDI Out ports
  • Control Magellan w/ external MIDI controllers
  • Synth-wise MIDI In channel select
  • MIDI Out w/ settable channel or omni

  • MIDI Learn w/ over 80 control destinations
  • Save MIDI CC configurations to file for later use
  • Sync w/ external MIDI clocks to control sequencer, arp modules


  • Over 242 factory presets
  • 34 presets and a song designed by Sunsine Audio
  • Export/Import presets, banks via email or iTunes; Create/save unlimited banks & presets

The app is priced at $4.99 / £2.99.

Magellan - Yonac Inc.

PixiTracker 1BIT arrives for iOS

PixiTracker 1BIT has now arrived for iOS, here’s what Mr Zolotov has to say about his latest creation for the mobile music world:

PixiTracker 1BIT is a simple and fun tool to quickly create musical sketches, chip tunes and experiments with TRUE 1-BIT SOUND (like on old microcomputers). No musical knowledge required!

Key features:

  • true 1-bit sound: only 1 and 0 in the final mix;
  • pattern based sequencer (tracker);
  • unlimited number of patterns;
  • max number of tracks: 12; max number of steps: 64;
  • several packs with unique sounds;
  • mic/line-in sound recording;
  • Wi-Fi export/import;
  • export to WAV;
  • audio copy/paste;
  • iTunes File Sharing;
  • true warm pixel interface!

The app is priced at $0.99

PixiTracker 1Bit - Alexander Zolotov

SAMPL for iOS arrives

A simple little sample player app. Here’s what to expect:

Add audio effects to the soundtrack of your life.

SAMPL allows you to play your own sounds from a customizable button interface. Sound files can be easily added to the app via iTunes file sharing.

Main features;

  • Easy to use, hardware-like user interface
  • Customizable button assignment
  • Switchable button labels
  • Wooden side panels

Supported audio file formats/extensions:

  • AAC (.m4a)
  • MP3 (.mp3, obviously)
  • AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
  • WAVE (.wav, .bwf)
  • Core Audio Format (.caf)

SAMPL is free at the app store.


Caustic announces modular for Android and maybe iOS iPad too!

This is great news from the maker of Caustic for Android. Not only could this modular be great addition into your Caustic 2 rack for Android, but as a stand alone iPad app it could be good too. Certainly one to watch.

Thanks to Discchord for getting to this story first.

SimpleSynth for iPhone arrives

The description for this app couldn’t be any shorter really. Here it is:

Simple polyphonic sound synthesizer

Hardware requirements:
iPhone4, 4S or iPod Touch 4.

Yep, that’s it. The app is priced at $0.99.

SimpleSynth - Tim Strelnikov

Auria for iPad – First impression

Auria - WaveMachine Labs, Inc.

Recording the Auria Demo Song – The Approach

Auria - WaveMachine Labs, Inc.

iPads at the Apple Store

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