From the beginning … PalmSounds on video, back in 2013: Molecule Synth

From the beginning … PalmSounds on video, back in 2012: Hardware synths

Analog Synth X is a new synth for your iPad, and it’s free

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Another synth for you to try out on your iPad, Analog Synth X is free on the app store, don’t know about any IAPs as yet.

What’s interesting is that this has been made using AudioKit 3.0, and is on that site as an example of what you can do with the framework. I wonder if other developers will pick it up and see what they can do with it?

Anyway, here’s the app store description …

Matt Fecher’s analog synthesizer for iPad created entirely with the new AudioKit 3.0 framework.

Get the full source code now from the AudioKit website at audiokit.io.

Features:

  • 5-Voice Virtual Analog Polysynth
  • Dual Morphable VCO Oscillators
  • Dedicated Sub Oscillator
  • FM Oscillator w/ Mod
  • Beautiful Sean Costello Reverb
  • Free-running LFO w/ 4 waveforms
  • Multi-tap (Ping-Pong) delay
  • 4-Pole Vintage Modeled Filter
  • ADSR Envelope
  • MIDI in for notes
  • Detune Oscillators by Semitone & Hz
  • Hold & Mono modes for keyboard
  • Noise generator
  • 8-Bit Crusher

Analog Synth X on the app store:

A new synth is coming from Teenage Engineer, stay tuned for the OP-Z

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It seems a little strange to go from the OP-1 to the OP-Z, somewhat final in my view, but there you are … Here’s what their site says:

wireless 16 track multitimbral synthesiserwith fully sequenceable parameter locks, video synthesisand the introduction of step components.”

No more information that that right now, but as it arrives I’ll pass it on.

(Thanks to Paul Collins for the tip off).

For $0.99 FongPhone looks like excellent value

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FongPhone brings the power and chaos of classic analog synthesis to your iPhone or iPad in digital form. Two Fong controls combined with a variety of voices and effects will have you sounding like a 70s psychedelic synth guru in no time.

  • Easy to play, expressive Fong controls with a variety of sounds
  • Classic effects, including resonant filters, delay, portamento and more
  • Ability to save states for later use or for real time control
  • Looping tools, including unpredictable or static Chunky modes to give your play a different feel
  • Mapped or free modes allow you to play Fongs either within musical scales or in a freeform range allowing maximum expressiveness

FongPhone is universal and costs $0.99 on the app store:

Audulus tips, the first three anyway (on video)

Very handy these are too. I do hope that they keep coming. They’re just bite sized enough to be handy, but not so big that you get lost.

Audulus on the app store:

Hey! Soulsby Synths are going to NAMM this year

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Which is great news. Having met Paul (quite a while back now) it’s great to see how his synth company has grown and taken off over the last few years.

I won’t be at NAMM this year. One day I’d love to go along. If you’re going, and could grab some pictures for me, please get in touch.

Video: SynthMaster Player, Dawn Of Electronic Music V2 Demo for iPad

SynthMaster Player on the app store:

CHAiOS SYNTH 2 has arrived

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Another new synth for your iPad (your iOS 9.1 as a minimum iPad) actually. Here’s all the details …

The CHAiOS SYNTH 2 is a further development of the free and easy-to-use CHAiOS SYNTH, which was formerly developed at the University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf. The new version is beefed up by a number of new features and improvements. Now the CHAiOS SYNTH 2 has become a full professional synthesizer while staying as intuitive and uncomplicated as its predecessor.

With support for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus the CHAiOS SYNTH 2 can be used together with other audio apps on iPad.

Main features:

  • 16 Step melody generator with unique random algorithm
  • Wavetable oscillator with three different waveforms
  • VA lowpass filter with variable resonance and cutoff frequency
  • Delay- and reverb-effects
  • ADSR envelopes for controlling amp and filter frequency
  • Support for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio
  • Improvements to CHAiOS Synth 1
    • New bandlimited wavetable oscillator
    • New „virtual analog“ 4-pole lowpass filter
    • Additional ADSR-envelope for the filter frequency
    • 3 modes for filter resonance
    • 16 step /3 track drum-sequencer
    • More parameters for reverb and delay
    • Adjustable oscillator volume
    • Improved, streamlined design

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Workflow:
By placing your finger on the X/Y-pad a looped melody is generated by a random algorithm, the finger position determines how many notes are used.
If a melody sounds good to you, it can be looped and the sound can be tweaked by a number of parameters and effects.
The options to modify the sound are carefully selected to work well together and provide a creative and fun workflow.

The old, free version of CHAiOS SYNTH is still available at the App Store FOR FREE, but will not be developed or maintained any further. Check it out to get the idea of the CHAiOS Engine!

Follow CHAiOS SYNTH on twitter:
https://twitter.com/chaios_synth

And Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/ChaiosSynth

Or listen to audio examples and demo tracks on soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/chaios-synth

The rise of the modular on iOS continues, KQ MiniSynth arrives

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Well it probably comes as little surprise to you, it comes as only a small surprise to me that another modular joins the ranks of Audulus, Jasuto, zMors Modular, and AnalogKit. Modular is popular and people love it. So here’s KQ MiniSynth, and it’s universal too.

Here are the app’s details:

The maximum number of modules you can set is 100! ..Of course it depends on your device’s ability. You can install 10 Oscillators, make 10 series FM Modulators, and so on as you want.

  • External MIDI (e.g. iRig MIDI) is Supported.
  • Inter-App Audio is Supported.

This app implements the follow modules.

  • Oscillator
    • Oscillator Type A (Frequency Modulation)
    • Oscillator Type B (Pulse Width Modulation)
    • Super Saw Oscillator
    • Low Frequency Oscillator
    • White Noise Generator
  • Mixer/Amplifier
    • 4 Channel Mixer
    • Voltage-Controlled Amplifier
    • Sample-and-Hold Amplifier
    • Booster
  • Envelope/Logic
    • Envelope Generator Type A
    • Envelope Generator Type B
    • Inverting Circuit
    • Logical And (Series Switch)
    • Logical Or (Parallel Switch)
    • Maximum/Minimum Selector
  • Modulator
    • V/Oct Vibrator
    • Keyboard Level Scaling
    • Ring Modulator
  • Filter/Effector
    • Voltage-Controlled Filter (LPF/HPF/BPF/BEF)
    • Delay Effector
    • Reverb Filter
    • Compressor

The app was tested on iPod touch 4G, iPhone 5s, iPad 2, and iPad mini 3.
The Recommended Minimum Device: iPhone 5, iPad 2, or newer.

If you feel noisy or slow, try to decrease polyphony and increase buffer size on Settings.app.

The app costs $3.99 (£2.99) on the app store.

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