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SynthScaper has arrived

Today Igor Vasiliev (creator of FieldScaper and SoundScaper) brings us another synth specifically for experiments and soundscapes, and I’m betting that this is going to be just as interesting in terms of sound design as his other apps.

Here’s what to expect from SynthScaper:

Synthesizer specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between.

You can construct melodic pads or atonal soundscapes from different kind of built-in or downloaded samples by using all power of multi-layered oscillators, chains of filters and effects, envelope generators and low frequency oscillators. Or just use predefined scenes and creating your own scenes from library of oscillators presets.

Very flexible settings of each module give you a great opportunity for creating unique and colorful sounding from usual instruments or natural samples and adding automated changes and spatial effects for an endless variations. Different ways of assigning screen and MIDI keyboards to the oscillators provide very advanced features to control the sound. The on-screen keyboard is adapted to create special effects and varying the continuous textures and drones.

Main features:

  • Three independent oscillators.
  • Three layers with own samples in each oscillator.
  • Six voices in each layer.
  • Six envelope generators.
  • Six low frequency oscillators.
  • Separate arpeggiator for each oscillator.
  • General processing of level, balance, LPF, HPF for each layer.
  • Three additional slots for filters and effects after each oscillator.
  • Set of different kind of filters and effect modules.
  • Spatial mixer with two different sound space.
  • Screen keyboard adapted for continuous drones and soundscapes.
  • Predefined set of keyboard scales and custom scales.
  • Full screen, double and split features for screen keyboard.
  • Options of screen keyboard for pitch, continuous, modify, velocity.
  • Supports for two virtual and two MIDI keyboards at the same time.
  • Flexible assigning keyboards and controls to the oscillators.
  • Two main effects controls can combine several parameters.
  • Uploading samples thru Dropbox, Web access, clipboard.
  • Auto and manual tuning of samples with frequency analyzer.
  • Set of predefined and ready-to-use scenes and presets.
  • Built-in library of samples of instruments, synths, noises, etc.
  • Detailed application description.
  • Inter-App audio compatible (with transport and BPM controls).
  • Supports Audiobus with “State Saving” feature.

SynthScaper will be constantly developed and next version will have even more sounds, effects and features.

Requirements:

Recommended at least iPhone 6 / iPad Mini 4 / iPad Air 2 and higher.

You can find more details about SynthScaper on the website:

http://motion-soundscape.blogspot.com

SynthScaper is available on the app store at the special launch price of $9.99:

 

Preview video:

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0 comments on “iDousyn Pro arrived”

iDousyn Pro arrived

We’ve seen iDousyn and iDousyn Lite, now there’s iDousyn Pro. Which is iPhone only. Which is in itself a little strange given that the other two are iPad apps. Nevertheless, here are the details …

iDousyn Pro is a musical instrument app simple and elegant which was designed for all people who want to,compose music with a lot of high quality sounds well selected for different musical genres including also reverberation effect, delay effect.

Key Features

  • 72 Keys of sampled pianos
  • Polyphonic
  • Key labels (with colors)
  • Pitch-Bend wheel
  • Mod wheel (Cutoff)
  • iTunes file sharing
  • Random Controls
  • Reset Controls
  • Scroll Piano
  • Glisse Piano
  • 100 Bass
  • 100 Chords
  • 100 Drums
  • 100 Guitars
  • 100 Instruments
  • 100 Leads
  • 100 Pads
  • 100 Piano
  • 100 SFX
  • 100 Strings
  • 100 Synth
  • Inter-App Audio
  • Learn MIDI Keyboard
  • Save Presets
  • Add Sharing Option (Presets).

iDousyn Pro costs $1.99 on the app store:

0 comments on “Bram Bos bring us a new modular synth, Ripplemaker (universal)”

Bram Bos bring us a new modular synth, Ripplemaker (universal)

Bram Bos bring another excellent app to their portfolio. Ripplemaker: a West Coast Flavored Modular Synth

The freedom and versatility of a modular synth in a stylish mobile package.

In typical West Coast fashion the available modules, such as complex oscillator, lowpass gate, FM, mathematical utilities and slope generator, are designed for exploration and experimentation. The virtual patch cables will let you take your sound wherever you want to take it, from morphing basslines to evolving generative drones.

A modular playground
Even if you’re not familiar with modulars, wavefolders or control voltage you can dive right in, because all modules are prewired; offering a powerful monosynth without using a single cable. Then whip out the virtual cables and start patching. Ripplemaker is designed for fun – big enough to lose yourself into, yet intuitive enough to not get lost.

Standalone sequencer goodness
Sometimes you want to get away from your DAW and just play. That’s why Ripplemaker, beside being an AU plugin, also comes with a standalone sequencer app that helps you get creative. It has a random pattern generator with scale locks, a realtime probability-based mutation engine and it syncs with your other apps and hardware via Ableton Link or MIDI Clock.

Download the user manual on www.ruismaker.com

Connectivity beyond cables: obviously in a modular synth it’s all about cables. But Ripplemaker takes connectivity to the another level:

  • AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugin) Extension for use in iOS DAWs
  • Universal design (works on iPad 4+, iPhone 5S+, iPod Touch 6G+)
  • CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI,
  • Audiobus 3, including AB3 MIDI IN+OUT and State Saving
  • Ableton Link
  • MIDI Clock Sync
  • WAV export, MIDI file export, AU preset export
  • Ready for iOS11 Files access

This app requires iPad 4, iPad Mini2, iPhone 5S or higher!

Ripplemaker is available now on the app store for $8.99:

1 comment on “apeSoft bring us another unusual synth to play with … Mood has arrived”

apeSoft bring us another unusual synth to play with … Mood has arrived

Absolutely in keeping with their other apps apeSoft deliver mood – A personal interpretation of the legendary Analog Synthesizer by Eugenio Giordani.

Jordan Rudess says:
“The Mood synth has immense sonic ability. It has captivated my imagination and sense of discovery. In usual apeSoft form, it also has all the features that one expects in a top notch IOS instrument app.”

Features:

  • Audiounit v3
  • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio Sender/Filter
  • Audiobus 3 MIDI support
  • Share Presets and Samples between App and AUv3
  • iOS Universal
  • 3 Oscillators
  • Noise Generator with own envelope
  • Sample WARP
  • FM Module
  • Input Source Processing
  • VCF Filter Ladder 24db per octave
  • ADSR VCA
  • Mono or 16 voices Polyphonic
  • Keyboard Tracking and Control
  • Keyboard Ribbon Style
  • XLFO 7 shapes + Sequencer
  • Classical/Vintage Reverberator
  • Stereo Delay
  • Ring Modulator
  • Distort Output
  • Full Parameters MIDI/LFO/Accelerometer mapping
  • Presets Interpolation Pad
  • MIDI Clock and Ableton Link
  • Record to .wav file
  • AudioCopy/Audioshare/Open In… etc…

Even an initial play with this tells me that this app has a lot of intriguing sonic possibilities and isn’t just a regular synth app (if indeed such a thing exists anyway). So if you’re into more unusual sound design then you might want to take a look at this app and give it a try.

mood is on the app store for $11.99:

0 comments on “Hyperion Synthesizer arrived”

Hyperion Synthesizer arrived

Looks like an interesting synth. Here are the details:

Morphing waves technology for great space sounds. AUV3 (Audio Unit) and midi keyboard support! In Hyperion I have used everything I know so far to create most full and nice sounding FM synth based on my sound engine.

Hyperion Synthesizer has:

  • Morph speed control
  • Morph depth control
  • phase shift control
  • stereo shift control
  • tremolo sound effect
  • reverb effect
  • volume control
  • envelope controls
  • 4 morph modes
  • 7 harmonics modes
  • supports MIDI keyboards via USB (full velocity and pitch shift support)
  • works as Audio Unit instrument plug-in AUV3

0 comments on “Klevgränds brings us Syndt, their most advanced synth so far”

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:

1 comment on “Sugar Bytes brings Unique for iPad and iPhone”

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):

0 comments on “Bastl Instruments Cuckoo Documentary 2017”

Bastl Instruments Cuckoo Documentary 2017

I’ve been watching the work of Bastl Instruments for a long time, and you may remember me posting about their awesome Kastle micro (or perhaps it is nano-modular) last year.

Well now there’s a full documentary about their work. I haven’t had time to watch all of it as yet, but I certainly will as I think that their products are excellent, fun, and a great place to start if you’re interested in hardware and micro-modular synths.

0 comments on “TF8 Synth for iPhone arrived”

TF8 Synth for iPhone arrived

A new iPhone synth from the maker of the TF7 Synth. The app is free, and the IAP for the ‘Pro Pack’ is on sale at $2.99 until 31st March 17.

Here’s the detail on the app:

TF8 Synth is a professional virtual analog synthesiser that melds superior synthesis algorithms with iOS technologies. It is built with usability in mind, for live playing and for recording.

Features (with Purchase of Pro Pack) :

  • 2 Main Oscillators (Saw, Square, Sine, Triangle and the coveted Roland-inspired Supersaw)
  • 2 Sub Oscillators for each oscillator to give that added extra oomph
  • 2 State of the art pure sounding filters, which can be used in series or parallel
  • 2 LFOs for modulating almost any parameter in the synth
  • 1 ADSR Envelope for the synth output
  • 1 ADSR Envelope for controlling the filter cutoff frequencies
  • 10 powerful effects comprising of Compressor, Distortion, Stereo Delay, Stereo Reverb, Reverse Delay, Stereo Chorus, Stereo Quad-Phase Phaser, Tube Distortion and Equalizer and Unison.
  • Arpeggiator, time-step, velocity, gate with plenty of fun arpeggio patterns.
  • Audiobus and Inter-app Audio for inter-app operability.
  • Ableton Link can be used to sync arpeggiator and bpm-syncable effects.
  • Midi controllers supported.
  • Knobs are controllable via midi cc.
  • Midi Out – use TF8 Synth as a midi controller!

From the deepest basses to the highest crystal bells, TF8 Synth sounds great, and is sure to be a worthy addition to your iOS music production arsenal. Best enjoyed with headphones.

1 comment on “After a brief false start LayR – Multi Timbral Synthesizer arrives”

After a brief false start LayR – Multi Timbral Synthesizer arrives

After an initial false start by putting up the wrong version LayR is now with us and looks pretty interesting actually. Here’s all you need to know …

LayR is a massively polyphonic, multi-timbral synthesizer for iPad and iPhone, optimized for modern 64 bit devices delivering up to 256 voices of rich, multi-layered and textured sounds.

LayR’s primary sounds are called Performances: A Performance is a set of Instruments where each instrument is a set of Layers and each Layer is a complete synthesizer. A performance can consist of over 100 instruments each with it’s own MIDI channel and crossfading keyboard span. Voices are assigned to each layer in each instrument until the audio engine runs out of available voices. This means that with normal playing technique it is possible to create extremely complex texture on each note or even to have a single insane monophonic instrument equivalent to 100 synths all playing at once!

Every Layer has a dual oscillator which can morph with modulation between two shapes and phase states, two rich and warm state variable filters and a mixer to blend the oscillator with filters in any serial/parallel combination. For modulation (Frequency, Amplitude and Phase) there are two aux oscillators ranging from DC to audio frequency switchable to optionally follow keyboard pitch and restart phase when a note is started. 2 loopable ADSR envelopes ranging from fractions of a millisecond to 100 seconds, a volume level ADSR and a random level generator with a smoothing filter. With stereo delay, reverb and EQ on the output section LayR excels at not only emulating normal analog synth sounds but also at creating ambient textures with extremely long evolution cycles.

Focused at keyboard players looking for a mobile synth that can be reliably used live on stage it is equally at home in the studio. LayR is provided with an extensive selection of usable instrument and performance presets which can be loaded using MIDI bank select and program change messages in the same manner as hardware synths. There is also an 8 channel arpeggiator with a 16 step event sequencer for creating exciting polyrhythmic patterns. Full IAA and Audiobus compatibility means LayR can be used with hosts and other music apps on iOS.

FEATURES

  • Optimised 32 bit Audio Engine.
  • Up to 128 Voices ( 256 on iPad Pro ).
  • Multi-Timbral with 8 individual stereo instrument outputs + full mix output.
  • Multi Channel Arpeggiator with 16 step event sequencer.
  • Stereo Delay, Reverb and EQ on output section.
  • Ranged MIDI control for all parameters.
  • AudioBus and Inter-App Audio compatible.
  • Performance and Program preset import & export via iTunes.
  • Performance and Program preset sharing via iCloud Drive.
  • Built-in Help

LayR is tested as thoroughly as possible and we hope there are no bugs left! If you do find one, rather than writing a negative review because of it, please report it to us either on our forum or by contacting support from our website. We hate bugs too and we’re always ready to stamp them out quickly!
www.livingmemorysoftware.com

LayR costs $19.99 on the app store now