Patch Base is a very useful app for anyone who has classic hardware. Personally I use it for my CZ101 and it works really well. In version 2.6 Patch Base adds:
Editors for 4 classic Roland synths:
Each synth features a separate editor for Patches (regular synth voices) and Rhythm Patches (drum kits)!
Patch Base is a great app for working with your hardware and it’s just got better with new editors:
- Added an editor for the Korg Volca FM!
- Added an editor for the Yamaha TX81Z!
- Bug fixes and interface improvements.
The latest release of Patch Base adds support for the Ensoniq ESQ-1, SQ-80, and ESQ-M in version 1.2.
So I mentioned a couple of days ago about a bunch of the other apps from Coffeeshopped LLC which had been updated and that there was a new app, Patch Base, too. However, I omitted to actually tell you anything about the new app!
A bit of an oversight on my part really. Never mind. I’ll put that right now.
Here’s what you need to know about Patch Base.
Patch Base is a multi-synth patch editor, enabling easy visualization, editing, and organization of patches for your hardware synths.
- See what patches on your synth look like
- Edit the parameters of your synth in real time, while you play
- Save patches in Patch Base, and optionally back them up for free using iCloud
- Access your patch files on your computer via iCloud Drive
- Create random patches, and “init” patches as starting points for new sounds
- Play your synth for sound testing using the on-screen keyboard
Patch Base currently supports the following synthesizers, with more to come:
- Casio CZ-1, CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000
- DSI Mopho and Mopho Keyboard
- Oberheim Matrix-1000, Matrix-6, Matrix-6r
- Yamaha DX7, DX7II, TX7, TX802, TX816
The app is free for download and to try out, ensuring that the app works with your hardware setup. For full access to all editor features, each editor is available as a separate In-App Purchase.
Patch Base on the app store:
CZ Touch from Coffeeshopped LLC gets updated, and it’s big …
“A big makeover! CZ Touch now supports improved patch saving and iCloud sync for backing up your patches and accessing them elsewhere. Bluetooth MIDI Connections are also now supported directly from the app.”
In addition, a bunch of other Coffeeshopped LLC apps get the same treatment, such as Patch Touch: for Dave Smith Mopho, Patch Touch: for Yamaha DX/TX, and Patch Touch: for Oberheim Matrix.
This update is happening alongside the release of Patch Base, a new all-in-one synth editor from Coffeeshopped. Patch Base includes all of the functionality of CZ Touch, plus support for lots of other synths. A limited version is available for free download.
So you can find Patch Base here on the app store: