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Klevgränds brings us Syndt, their most advanced synth so far

You’ve got to love the apps that come out of Klevgränds, they’re excellent, and perhaps this one hits a new high.

Syndt is Klevgränds most advanced synthesizer in the Kanvas series, but also the most versatile. The XY pad based oscillator and LFO makes it very quick easy to dial in a new sound, and with numerous other parameters available, this synth is also a good match for the more confirmed users. Syndt is available for iPad (AUv3) on App Store and for desktop as a AudioUnit and VST at the Klevgränd webshop. With an intro price (~35% off for iOS and 20% off for desktop) Syndt for iOS costs $4.99 and Syndt for desktop costs $19.99.

Syndt is on the app store for $4.99 right now:

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Rytmik Ultimate Complete comes to the app store

Cinemax brings a new version of Rytmik to the app store. Rytmik Ultimate Complete is there latest app and the third version of Rytmik that’s now available. Here are all the details.

Rytmik Ultimate Complete is a powerful music station (Groovebox) allowing you not only to play with samples and musical instruments but also to mix them together, shape them and create music clips or whole songs for your Friday night set-list.

Key Features

  • More than 1 230 musical instruments
  • Robot and Female voices – over 400 words each.
  • A drawable waveform synth module
  • Advanced effects like the ADSR Envelope, Digital Delay, Noise Shaper, Sample Offset and Loop Definition and more
  • Almost every effect parameter can be modulated via the step sequencer
  • Drag & drop powerful interface
  • Share your songs via Rytmik Cloud and continue on Mac/PC
  • More than 6 000 Songs already shared via Rytmik Cloud
  • Export your music in the WAV format or export to AudioShare
  • Rytmik Ultimate is a powerful pocket music station.

This version includes instruments/samples from Rock Expansion and Voice & Acoustics Expansion.

Thanks to new features, Rytmik Ultimate Complete takes music creation to a whole new level. Rytmik allows you to share your songs with other users through the Rytmik Cloud and can also serve as a music player for songs uploaded on Rytmik Cloud with it. On top of that, users can exchange their songs and cooperate on their composing.

Once your work is complete, you can save it in WAV format to local storage or export to AudioShare.

And that’s not all! Every instrument is now a wavetable synthesizer. With the advanced effect module, you have more power to shape sounds with the ADSR envelope, vibrato, portamento, noise shaper, or digital delay. In addition to that, the drawable waveform synth module allows users to draw and modify their own wave and use it as a sample oscillator – with that you can use Rytmik Ultimate as a sonically unique chiptune synthesizer.

Rytmik Ultimate Complete comes with a sound library of more than 1230 instruments containing the libraries of the previous Rytmik series (Rytmik, Retrobits, Hip-hop King and World Music) and adding a brand new set of samples ranging from deep dubstep kicks and basses to cutting synth leads and special effects.

Rytmik Ultimate Complete with Rytmik Cloud will, of course, include more features and additions to the popular series to enrich your experience with playing with sounds and creating music on the go.

Rytmik Ultimate Complete costs $19.99 on the app store now:

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Sugar Bytes brings Unique for iPad and iPhone

Sugar Bytes have brought us some excellent iOS apps and this looks like a great addition to their portfolio. Here’s what they say about Unique, which comes in both iPhone and iPad flavours:

“Unique sounds like syrup with dirt kicked into it. If Bootsy Collins, Roger Troutman and Daft Punk would have met up in Studio 54 to create a soft-synth, for sure something like Unique would have come out of it…” Sound & Recording Mag

Unique was made for fun and vibes: Analogue sound, intense modulation and a killer set of features, delivering an amazing sonic spectrum that’s full of character: Classy sounds, powerful, warm… sometimes gritty.

Each of the 2 oscillators offers a selection of 5 waveforms: sawtooth and pulse waves are here, along with noise, triple saw and triple FM waves. There’s also an additional sub-oscillator strapped into the master section for added oomph.

The internal controllers will bring in the dynamics: an LFO and an envelope, there’s a recordable XY field & a sequencer. Use these to modulate any knob – a simple long tap will do.

The sound springs to life when it hits the filter section. Needless to say, analogue high-pass, low-pass and band-pass varieties are in place, along with a comb filter.

Standards aside, the actual intention behind this project, the Vowel Filter, also became its outstanding feature: string together two or four vowel formants and play them back in a multitude of ways.

Once you’ve built your sound, there’s tons of sound polish in two chained multi-effect units.

Features

  • Sawtooth, Triple Saw, Pulse, Triple FM, Noise with tonal Filter, Sub Sine
  • 5 Filters with 5 Modulators each
  • Duophone Arpeggiator
  • Vowel Filter
  • Two Effect Sections
  • Ableton Link Kit & AudioBus
  • MIDI Learn & Host Automation
  • 300 groovy presets by various artists

Unique for iPhone ($4.99):

Unique for iPad ($14.99):

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Midiflow Scales – Note remapper for Audiobus 3 has arrived

Another useful MIDI app from Johannes Doerr in his growing series for AB3. Here are all the details:

This MIDI effect app for Audiobus 3 lets you filter out unwanted notes or remap them to a scale. Thin out tracks from a sequencer to create a reduced variation. Prevent wrong notes when playing on a keyboard. Generate harmonies by using the app in combination with Midiflow Transposer.

  • Filter out “wrong” notes that are outside of a scale
  • Remap notes to the closest “right” note
  • Pick notes manually
  • Select from a list of predefined scales (Min/Maj Blue, Ionian, Dorian, …)
  • Use multiple instances of this effect in Audiobus

NOTE: This app requires Audiobus 3. Insert it into one or more MIDI effect ports to affect the data going through the respective pipelines.

SELECT ALLOWED TONES
In music theory, a scale is basically a set of tones relative to a root note. Building chords and melodies from a scale identifies its unique sound. The most popular scale might be the ionian scale in C, which is made up of all white keys on the keyboard. The scale of all black and white keys is called the chromatic scale.

Midiflow Scales is a note filter and remapper that is optimized for working with scales. The keyboard-style note selector lets you activate notes that should pass the filter and deactivate those that should not go through. You can also select from the list of pre-defined scales.

If you select a different root note (default is C), the app will update the selected keys to maintain the scale. So, if you have selected the ionian scale in C, and then change the root note to G, you’ll see the F changing to an F#.

MOVE NOTES INTO THE SCALE
Midiflow Scales can not only mute “wrong” notes, which are notes outside of the scale, but it can also move those notes inside. The selector at the bottom lets you choose between filtering out those notes or remapping them to the nearest note that is part of the scale. If possible, the algorithm assigns the activated notes to the keys of the ionian scale. What sounds complicated actually makes it very easy for you to play different scales just with the white keys, or transform a stream of notes into a completely different scale.

CREATE VARIATIONS AND SECOND VOICES
This note remapper has many applications and is really fun to use. If you have a melody programmed in a sequencer, you can create a bass line by sending the same track through this app and activate only one tone. Experiment with the remapping options explained above to either get bass notes on every melody note, or only when the melody reaches the root note.

Thin out tracks by removing some tones to create variations. Or use this simplified version of the track in parallel for a second, layered sound. This is also very useful when playing live with multiple sounds.

Audiobus allows you to chain MIDI effects, and doing so with Midiflow Transposer and Midiflow Scales lets you create second voices: First transpose the notes by 4 half-tones and then force them to the ionian scale, for example.

Midiflow Scales costs $1.99 on the app store:

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Stravinski creates melodies with adjustable complexity

Whilst I’m not entirely sure quite how this app does what it suggest it does, I’m quite intrigued to understand it. Here’s the detail that you do get about what it does:

“Stravinski” is a melody generator that creates eight-bar piano melodies with adjustable complexity. The algorithm is based on scientific research in the field of music psychology. It is developed by the team behind “CHAiOS SYNTH 2”.

Workflow: set the complexity to your preferred level, press “generate”, then “play”. That’s it. Hit “settings” to set tempo and key, or toggle the drum tracks on/off.

Of cause “Stravinski” supports Audiobus and Inter-App Audio.

Have fun and get inspired by this next-gen melody algorithm!

Stravinski costs $2.99 on the app store now:

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Concentric Rhythm is an interactive tool for generating, developing, and exploring musical patterns, and it’s free

This looks really interesting, and potentially extremely useful too. Plus it’s free and therefore definitely worth checking out and playing with. Here are the details:

Concentric Rhythm is an interactive tool for generating, developing, and exploring musical patterns. It uses geometric transformations and many other simple processes to create, develop, and evolve music.

The looping musical timeline is visualized as a circle, which allows you to treat musical patterns as concentric shapes. This makes performing geometric transformations such as rotations, reflections and folding very natural and intuitive. It also provides tools for melodic lines such as random-walk generation and scale-based inversion and transposition. You can generate rhythmic lines using cross-rhythms or the Euclidean algorithm, and allows for great visualisations of complex polyrhythms.

Concentric Rhythm now allows you to assign each pattern to a different MIDI channel and send your results to other MIDI compatible apps or devices.

Concentric Rhythm was originally developed as a new way to improvise electronic music, but it is also a great tool experimenting with and developing musical material, or just for casually playing with music in a unique, hands-on, way.

Many of the ideas here were inspired by the book ‘The Geometry of Musical Rhythm’ and this app is a powerful tool for anyone who is interested in exploring these ideas. But at the same time is easy enough to use that anyone (even with no musical or mathematical background) can make interesting musical patterns and think about the musical world a little differently.

Features:

  • Inter-App Audio and Audiobus Compatibility
  • MIDI Send (as IAP)
  • Landscape for iPad
  • Completely redesigned Note List now integrated into main display
  • Velocity based transformations
  • Global reverb control
  • User sample management
  • Improved system for project saving
  • Tempo calculations based on user selected meter
  • Many bug fixes

Concentric Rhythm is free on the app store:

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Edity-Audio & music editor tool arrives, it’s free, and you might find it handy

I wasn’t sure about this, but it’s free and could be useful to you, so I thought I’d let you know about it. Here’s the detail:

Edity – Professional and easy-to-use audio editor and recorder. You can work with files from the library or with the recorded sound.

Just edit

Make a smooth entry or fading effect? Crop music or sound? Copy or paste? All the necessary tools for editing at your fingertips

Apply audio effects

Add a little unusual? Slow down or speed up? Change the key or place the sound in a large room?Correct voice tune? Use creative audio effects: Pitch and speed control, Delay effect, Reverb, EQ

Record

Want to record voice or sounds? The recording function easily solves this problem

Enjoy high quality sound

Tired of audio editors and dictaphones with low-quality sound and clipping audio signal Save audio files in wav format, without losing quality!

Share

Want to share with friends and the world? Send audio tracks using share function to anyone. A clear, simple interface and animations, pleasing to the eye, will make the application more comfortable for you!