Votan Telepathy v2.0 for iPhone arrives

Votan Telepathy v2.0 for iPhone is a groundbreaking multi-purpose synthesis engine, harnessing cutting edge technologies with traditional sound sculpting techniques. The power beneath Votan Telepathy is its cloud and communication platform within which you can create sounds and instantly share between your devices (iPad/iPhone/Mac), or even with friends.

The Votan Telepathy Synthesis Engine is also available as an 32/64 bit Audio Unit plugin. The iOS app can then act as an ultra low latency touch controller for multiple instances of the synth in your favourite DAW (Logic, Ableton etc). You can create new sounds on your iPad/iPhone, that magically appear in the Audio Unit to be used in a professional DAW environment.

Votan Telepathy Synthesis Engine


  • 4 x Free Range Oscillators
  • Band-limited Virtual Analogue waveforms. Free-range means they can be unlocked from key frequencies, and then used intelligently as audio rate modulators for FM and Ring Modulation. You can also morph between the different wave-shapes (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square).
  • Hyper Oscillators with up to 7 x Detuned Saw/Square waves.
  • 3 x Noise Oscillators (White, Pink and Purple).


  • 4 x Multi-filters
  • Virtual Analog(Moog Ladder, MS20, TB303 emulations)
  • Digital IIR and Formant Phase filters
  • 2/4 Pole with standard filter types
  • Low Pass, High Pass, Band Reject, and Band Pass.
  • Internal filter routing with Parallel, Series and Stereo, and Binaural routings


  • 4 x LFO’s
  • Transitional and morphing wave shapes.
  • Fade in envelope
  • Programmable trigger


  • 4 x Envelopes
  • ADSR & Filter envelope
  • 2 x assignable envelopes.


  • 8 x Modulation Matrix Slots for extensive modulations.
  • Assign almost every synth or FX parameter from within the matrix.


  • 4 x FX Slots
  • Delay,
  • Reverb,
  • Distortion,
  • Chorus,
  • Flange,
  • Frequency Shifter,
  • Phaser,
  • 4 Band EQ,
  • Decimator,
  • Glitch algorithms.

Performance Control:
8 x controls with direct assignment of ALL parameters for in-depth performance control.
User assignable Keyboard with key selector(select the keys you need to play, not the rest)

Binaural Beat Generator:
Votan Telepathy has been built with binaural synthesis in mind. You can assign each oscillator to play through Left or Right channels to create binaural beats with extended synthesis capabilities. The system can create all brain frequencies from 0.01hz up to megahertz. Get experimenting with the invisible frequencies of the mind.

Votan Telepathy Audio Unit:
Votan Telepathy is also available an 32/64 bit AudioUnit and is a direct mirror of the iOS app and fully compatible with all presets. Your preset library is synced over all devices and apps.
Imagine the power of being able to create new soundscapes on your iDevice, then they magically appear in the DAW work session. Tweak sounds on the fly, then polish them into your productions.

Votan Connect:
The iOS app of course can also act as a touch controller for the audio unit offering almost zero latency control of multiple instances of the audio unit plugin. Totally integrated synthesis and control like never seen before.

Votan Cloud:
The Votan Cloud is a powerful integrated Preset Management System. Users can create soundscapes and store them in their own device or in the Votan Cloud. In the Votan Cloud patches can be instantly shared with other users. The VotanDSP team will be in constant creation of new sounds so they will be instantly available for all users of the system. You can chose to make your preset library public or private.

iPad 4+ recommended for iOS synthesis.
iPad 2+ for controlling the Audio Unit.


If you get stuck contact support via http://votandsp.com/contact

For more information visit www.VotanDSP.com

Votan Telepathy v2.0 for iPhone costs $6.99

Audulus 3 Adds Nearly 100 Synth Modules … Plus "How to Think in Audulus"

Audulus 3 Adds Nearly 100 Synth Modules … Plus “How to Think in Audulus”

I thought you’d want a little more detail on Audulus 3 and what comes with the new version of the apps for iOS and OSX.

G​et ready for some serious patching – Audulus 3 now comes with nearly 100 Synth Modules arranged in the brand-new Module Library. The modular synthesizer and visual programming sound environment, developed by Taylor Holliday out of San Francisco, also includes a new tutorial series entitled, “How to Think in Audulus.”

“As the Audulus Module Library grows with each update, so too will new tutorials appear,” says Holliday. Written by Audulus LLC’s new Chief Evangelist, Mark Boyd, the tutorial series, in​just three in-app interactive lessons, will bring a total beginner to a basic understanding of how to think in Audulus. “Beginners jump aboard – we’re breaking the synth sound barrier with Audulus 3,” says Holliday.

From oscillators, filters, and envelopes to more unique modules like Touch Feedback Clock and the Cyclone Matrix Mixer, Audulus 3 comes with everything the user needs to build a monster modular sound. “And the best part… the initial library will continue to grow in future 3.X releases,” explains Boyd. “I’m cooking up something new every day, so, even if you’re not a patch designer yourself, you’ll never run out of new toys to play with.”

The UI for Audulus iOS has been totally revamped to maximize clarity and control. A new toolbar allows access to intuitively organized node and module browsers, along with a sleek on-screen multi-touch keyboard. Users can also sort modules by tags, read metadata descriptions of their functions, and even add or edit metadata for their own patches.

For Audulus Mac/Windows, users can also add and edit metadata from a pull-down menu, and the patches in the library are kept organized in menu subfolders.

Some other new features of Audulus 3 include a lasso tool, a new RGB light node with variable brightness, a pitch bend node, and a multi-line text node. Also, all meters are now exposable on sub-patch UIs.

As for the internals, Holliday adds, “I’ve also rewritten Audulus’s internal code in a more efficient language, meaning patches load and run faster. Also, Audulus’s oscillator node has been completely recoded to incorporate cutting-edge DSP techniques.”

Audulus LLC a​lso announces that they have done away with in-app purchases entirely, so every copy of Audulus now comes with access to all nodes and future 3.X updates. “I kinda talked Taylor into it, even though he was thinking about it already,” says Boyd. “The idea is that if more people have access to all of Audulus’s functions from the get-go, they’ll be more inclined to jump into the deep end of patch design.”

In addition to the app itself, the ever-growing online Audulus Forum keeps users up to date on the latest community developments and special Audulus user-only offers. “Whether you’re stuck on a design and need help, or just want to share your latest creation, the forum is the perfect place for all things Audulus,” says Holliday. “I literally would not be without the forum,” adds Boyd. “I learned everything I know about Audulus from being active on the forum – the community there showed me you don’t need to be an expert at programming to make truly unique and great-sounding patches.”

“If you haven’t started using Audulus, now is the perfect time to begin,” says Holliday. “Audulus offers users total control over every aspect of their sound without having to commit to learning a whole new language. If you’re tired of presets, tired of the same old synths, try Audulus 3 and see what you can do when you design sound from first principles.”

Audulus is a minimalist modular software synthesizer and effects processor. With Audulus, users can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance.

Audulus for iOS can be used as a stand-alone instrument or in conjunction with Audulus for Mac, for a round-trip workflow between platforms. Begin a patch on the busride home and then bring it up on your laptop at band practice later that night – with iCloud functionality, moving between platforms couldn’t be easier.

Coming soon: Audulus 3 for Windows, available directly through audulus.com.

Audulus 3 for iPad/iPhone is available on the App Store.

Audulus 3 for Mac is available on the Mac App Store.


All versions of Audulus are $14.99. (50% off for a limited time).

Audulus 3 arrives

The long wait is over. Audulus 3 has arrived! It’s a new app and not an upgrade from version 2, but that’s not a big surprise to me.

Here are the app store details:

With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus’s user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound – now made easier than ever with nearly 100 built-in Eurorack-style modules.

“Anybody into synthesis should check out Audulus on the iPad. Tweaker heaven.” – Jordan Rudess
“Audulus is fantastic, a thinking man’s synth.” – UK App Store review
Rated “Killer App” on apps4idevices.com!

Praise for the Mac version:
“beautiful interface” – Peter Kirn, createdigitalmusic.com
“Love this App. It has one of the best UIs I’ve ever used.” – USA Mac App Store review
“The biggidy bomb coolest most super tech-nerd fun times soft synth I’ve bought in recent times!” – Mac App Store Australia review
“Remarkable gesture control” – sequencer.de

Visit the Audulus Forum for exciting FREE user-created patches!

Please note: Audulus Requires iOS 7. Minimum Recommended Hardware: iPad 2 or iPhone 4s.

Key Features:

  • Fluid Vector Interface – smooth animated interaction
  • MIDI control – use your control surface or MIDI keyboard
  • Polyphony – process multiple voices
  • Diverse Nodes – from ADSR to ZeroCross
  • Patch Browser – quickly flip through your patches
  • 32-bit floating-point signal processing
  • Fully Enhanced for Retina Display
  • Unlimited Undo – full history stored in a patch
  • Round-trip workflow with Audulus for Mac
  • Virtual MIDI – control Audulus from your favorite MIDI app
  • Audiobus support! – Runs as both an Input and Effect
  • Sub-Patches – group and reuse nodes
  • Universal Modulation – modulate any knob
  • iCloud support – effortlessly sync patches between Mac and iPad
  • Custom Nodes – build your own modules!
  • Timing mode – figure out which nodes are using the most CPU!

Featured Built-in Modules:

  • 5ms Revolving Clock Divider
  • Touch Feedback Clock
  • Ms. Torsion Distortion
  • Fibonacci Sequence
  • Fab Five Rectifying LFO
  • The Warpeggiator
  • Scale Quantizer
  • Cyclone Matrix Mixer
  • …and many more!

Built-in Nodes:

  • Virtual Analog Oscillator (4 classic waveforms)
  • ADSR Envelope
  • Noise Generator
  • Mathematical Modules: Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction, Sine, Modulo
  • Math expression module – 34 operation expression language
  • Random Number Generator
  • MIDI controlled Keyboard
  • MIDI assignable trigger
  • 16-Step Sequencer
  • Delay
  • Distortion
  • Low Pass Filter
  • Low Pass Filter with resonance
  • High Pass Filter
  • Feedback Delay
  • Unit Delay
  • DC Blocker
  • Envelope Follower
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Constant Value
  • Gain
  • Mapper Curve
  • Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
  • Sample and Hold
  • Crossfade
  • 4-Channel Mixer
  • Level Meter
  • Value Meter
  • Scrolling Waveform Meter
  • Light
  • RGB Light
  • Input/Output
  • Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
  • Polyphonic/Monophonic signal converters
  • Multiplexer/Demultiplexers
  • Sub-Patch
  • Timer
  • Zero-crossing Counter
  • Text

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at support at audulus dot com if you have any questions or need help.

Educational pricing available. For more information, see http://www.apple.com/education/volume-purchase-program/

Audulus 3 costs £10.99 (UK) and $14.99 (USD).

Good things coming with Audulus 3, and there’s not long to wait now either

With the Audulus 3 launch coming along on the 8th, Bimini Road has published another two videos showing some interesting features and ideas.

First of all Audulus Jittery Euclidean Drums:

Video description:

“This is a demonstration of the Jitter Loop module in Audulus 3 (available on the forum after release) used to humanize a rhythm part for 4-sound drum machine patch.”

Another video from Bimini Road, Cyclone Matrix:

Video description:

“This is a video demonstration of a unique way to employ the Cyclone Matrix Mixer.”

And finally, some live patching …


Phase84 is now available on Samsung Galaxy Apps Store

So Android music making has got a bit more interesting then … This in from Retronyms:

Retronyms has released its first-ever Android app! Phase84 is now available on Samsung Galaxy Apps Store.

Phase84 includes over 110 presets including basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. Users can tweak the synth using a combination of advanced envelope, LFO, Delay, Filter, and Oscillator settings. Phase84 includes features for expressive performance, a groove editor, and an advanced multi-octave keyboard.

Phase84 is available now exclusively on Samsung Galaxy Apps for $4.99. It takes advantage of Samsung’s Professional Audio SDK (SAPA) to deliver low latency performance. Samsung Galaxy devices including Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Tab 5, and Galaxy Tab S2 support Samsung’s Pro Audio tech making this the first version of Phase84 to run on phones as well as tablets.

Phase84 also integrates with SoundCamp, a free mobile DAW by Samsung. Users can seamlessly load the synth into a track in SoundCamp, then record and edit notes on a piano roll sequencer. Combining Phase84 with other tracks, virtual instruments, and recorded audio, allows users to create full compositions and finished songs.

Get Phase84 on iPad for 4.99!
To celebrate the launch of Phase84 for Android, iOS users can get in on this fantastic synth for just $4.99.

And there’s a new modular synth for Android

ModSynth has arrived for Android according to Musical Android. It looks ok too. Not too fancy, but it seems to have a perfectly usable interface.

AnalogKit First Video, and other stuff about modular apps too

I first mentioned AnalogKit here in this post, which then prompted this second more general post about modular apps. At that point I hadn’t seen this video of AnalogKit in action, so it was good to see this and get a proper feel for what the app can do.

Personally I don’t think that the debate is over with modular stuff on iOS or indeed on any mobile device. More about that another time I think.

For now there’s this video from Jakob Haq about AnalogKit which you might find interesting.

You can find AnalogKit on the app store by clicking below

So, Modular is huge right now, but is it right for mobile music?

I was prompted to think about this because of two app initially, Patterning, Olympia Noise Co’s new drum machine for iPad, and AnalogKit, a new modular app, again for your iPad. In addition, I think that what tipped me over in writing this piece was the latest update to zMors Modular (see last post below).

For ages now I’ve seen mobile music as having a number of really important elements that in many ways differentiate it from other types of music making, especially electronic music making. These are:

  1. Immediacy – The app is obvious, you can see how to use it and understand it. You’re able to get up and running really quickly.
  2. Accessibility – And I’m not just talking about accessibility from a disability perspective. I’m talking about music software that’s easy to get to and once you’re there it’s easy to make use of.

There are other elements, but for now these two will do.

If you look at Olympia Noise Co’s Patterning app, that fits the bill really well. You can work out what’s going on very quickly, it’s pretty obvious how to use it and how to create patterns. Sure, there’s more depth to it, but you can get to that later, and if you don’t want to go there you don’t have to at all. But in terms of immediacy and accessibility I think it does very well.

Then we have a whole different type of app, the modulars. In this I’ll include zMors, Jasuto, Audulus and Modular. I haven’t actually tried out AnalogKit so far, so I’ll mention it, but not go into any depth with it.

Arguably non of these apps fulfills either of the two elements above. In terms of immediacy they all fail. In fact with a lot of the modular apps on iOS (as there are precious few on Android) you’d be hard pressed to know what to do without a fairly advanced idea of how synthesizers work. You’d probably also need to know how modular synths operate, and then also have a clear idea of some of the specifics of how all of that is implemented in the app in question. So, immediate, no, not really, in fact, not at all.

In terms of accessibility all of these types of apps also fail. There’s no real question of that at all.

It isn’t to say for one minute that I’m not a fan of either these types of apps, or indeed some of the specific apps themselves. I am. However, the point I’m trying to make or explore is how these hugely complex apps, within which users can create some totally awesome patches, can be made more immediate and accessible.

That might sound like a huge and overwhelmingly difficult task, but I think that it can be done and at the very least should be attempted. It isn’t impossible either. If you look at what Korg did with the DS-10 interface for the DS-lite you can see that they managed to make that easy to use (or at least easier anyway), and in some ways almost gamelike.

So what am I trying to say and why?

Well, if you’ve got this far it’s only fair to say thanks for reading this somewhat rambling post. I’ll get to the point though. I like the idea of modular and I like the idea of mobile music, but I think if we’re to get more people interested in and using modular apps on mobile we need to make these apps more accessible. That doesn’t mean dumbed down, not at all, it means more accessible and easier to get up and running with, and that won’t be easy at all.

However, that, I think, is exactly the challenge that’s needed.

AnalogKit is another modular synth app for your iPad

Another modular iPad synth app on the app store. Well it’s fair to say that this niche isn’t too crowded so far. Of course there’s Jasuto, Audulus and zMors Modular. And we shouldn’t forget TC-11, Modal Pro, Thor, iVCS3, and of course, Modular. Ok, so there are a few, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for another, and here’s AnalogKit adding itself to the list. From the app’s description (below) it seems like it has a lot to offer, although I haven’t tried it out as yet, but the competition is very stiff indeed from the likes of Audulus and zMors Modular in particular, especially as Audulus 3 is coming soon.

Anyway, I’ll let you make up your own mind. Here’s what the app has to say for itself …

AnalogKit lets you play, share, and build synths and effects in an incredible digital playground.

A music hacker’s paradise, Analogkit is designed to be enjoyed by both seasoned synth aficionados and curious cable-wranglers. Whether you’re into built-from-scratch effects pedals, synths, vocoders or even DIY games, AnalogKit allows you to build nearly anything you can dream of.

  • Piece together controls, effects and signal generators into any gear you can imagine.
  • 50+ included core components that can be combined to create endless possibilities of sounds.
  • Share your creations with the community via the built-in Swap Meet, or browse, live-preview, and download gear built by other users.
  • Compatible with many external audio interfaces so you can run AnalogKit as an effects board for mics, guitars, and other analog instruments.
  • Full USB, Bluetooth, and WiFi MIDI support to let you use your favorite external controllers
  • Advanced optimization algorithms enable you to run tens of thousands of basic modules in real-time on a modern iPad.
  • State of the art anti-aliased oscillators provide the most authentic sound sources digital synthesis can offer.
  • All the favorite toys from modular analog synths as well as digit logic components so you can build all the hybrid franken-synths your hardware modular friends could only dream of.

Under the hood, AnalogKit is anything but a toy. The process of putting things together with Analogkit is nothing less than an exploration of digital audio creation that’s both revealing and powerful.

Like a supercharged electronics project kit, Analogkit lets you combine and wire things up in any way you want, rather than having to settle for adjusting settings on existing gear. Depending on what components you choose, it can be both a trippy generative app that’s easy to lose hours with, or nimble and precise tool for building custom setups quickly.

Analogkit takes full advantage of its digital nature and lets you literally hook anything into anything, chain together as many of a thing as you like, and finally experiment like a kid again …a kid that happens to have the best audio toy to come to the iPad yet.

Analogkit costs $9.99 on the app store

Enkl is a new mono synth for your iPad

A new mono synth for your iPad … Enkl has a very intriguing design style. Here’s the app’s description:

This fully featured monophonic synthesizer can create a huge variety of sounds. Fat basses, stabby leads, glitchy noises, old style chip tune sounds (including arpeggios), weird percussion, you name it. Enkl does the job!

Enkl comes with 93 high quality factory presets, all crafted by professional music producers. Of course it is possible to create new ones and save.

The Extended Keyboard makes Enkl really fun to play in standalone mode, choose scale, key and hit it off!

With Inter App Audio, AudioBus and MIDI support it’s easy to connect the app to other DAW apps, MIDI generator apps or external devices.

When it comes to MIDI, Enkl supports both MIDI IN and MIDI OUT. It’s even possible to play other MIDI compatible instruments with the Extended Keyboard.

Noteworthy features:

  • Realtime rendered audio – no samples involved
  • Two separate oscillators with separate LFO’s
  • Oscillators can generate Triangle, Sawtooth, Square or Noise waveforms
  • Oscillators can be summed or multiplied together
  • Each LFO has its own ADSR and modulates its oscillator’s pitch or volume
  • High cut and low cut filter with resonance (also controllable via MIDI)
  • Chiptune-style arpeggiator
  • Legato mode
  • Ping-pong delay as a post effect
  • Three band EQ as a post effect
  • MIDI support (including IAA MIDI and Virtual MIDI)
  • Extended Keyboard for live performing (also sends MIDI to any output port)
  • Local on / off
  • Pitch bend, Modulation, Low Cut, High Cut and Resonance controllable via MIDI
  • Comes with 93 factory presets
  • Documentation within app
  • Inter App Audio support
  • AudioBus support including state saving

Enkl costs $5.99 on the app store now:

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