Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer 2.0

Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer gets to version 2.0 with a big list of new features. Here’s what’s new:

  • Audiobus support added with state-saving;
  • XFM modulation engine improved: cleaner XFM-modulated sound achieved;
  • XFM modulation is now interpolated (smooth changes, no micro-steps) when controlling it with Modulation Wheel;
  • bug fixed that could cause issues with certain hosts with large audio buffer size (e.g. Multitrack Studio app);
  • fix: some factory patches were transposed to normal pitch;
  • new Poison-202 app icon;
  • new factory bank with 100 patches added: Essentials Soundpack by Fabio Ribeiro – Brazilian producer and keyboardist with the band “Remove Silence”. The collection contains lots of classic sounds from the 70’s and 80’s, modern and evolving textures, leads, basses, pads and sound effects. It also contains some famous patches from artists such as Rick Wakeman, Pink Floyd, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Triumvirat, and more;
  • plus, special opportunity for all current Poison-202 users to get 50% discount coupon to buy the newly released VSTi/AU version of Poison-202 for Mac!

Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer v1.4 gets ready for a VST/AU version in the wings

Not the first to head for this route, and probably not the last either, but either way it’s an interesting development for Poison-202. Here’ the whole of the update:

  • Export bank file format updated for compatibility with the upcoming VST/AU version of Poison-202;
  • 33 new cool presets added;
  • Banks C and D swapped for compatibility with the upcoming VST/AU version of Poison-202. Now Bank D is for the Drums;
  • added Arabic quarter-tone micro tuning option with 7 different modes and ability to switch it on/off via midi CC#69 (adjusted from the Settings Page);
  • some of the old presets have been edited for better sounding;
  • fixed graphical bug, appeared when using Poison-202 as an audio unit under AUM on iPad devices;
  • fixed bug, which did not allow synching of some global settings between standalone app and audio units.

Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer 1.3

Poison gets some lovely new sounds in version 1.3. Here’s everything that’s new:

  • 100 new haQ attaQ presets designed by Jakob haQ added to banks C and D;
  • 3 new parameters added on the LFO/FX page: Tempo Delay, LFO1 and LFO2 Tempo Sync. Now delays and LFO’s can be synced to the tempo (arpeggiator tempo in standalone version, host tempo in Audio Units version);
  • “Reset MIDI CC Mapping to defaults” function added (on Settings page);
  • minor optimizations and improvements.

Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer 1.2 is pretty big

Well it certainly seems that Poison-202 doesn’t pull punches in any way at all. In this second update to the app we’ve got a massive list of new features as you can see below, plus a lot of fixes too. Not bad for an app that’s only been around for 3 months.

Here’s what’s new:

  • added Midi Learn feature. To enter it, tap 3 times on any knob or fader control. When done, tap WRITE button to save changes.
  • added ability to Export / Import user preset sound banks using iTunes File Sharing system (look in Settings page);
  • added ability to merge user presets banks;
  • maximum number of user presets is raised to 300;
  • added “Poison-202” Virtual Midi In Port;
  • 10 new patches added to factory Bank B;
  • added new Bank C with 17 drum patches;
  • added background audio idle timer (adjustable from Settings page);
  • added default midi mapping (can be changed using Midi Learn);
  • fixed: audio units midi program change event issue;
  • fixed: issue with midi note off event, appeared when working with Geo Synth;
  • fixed: preset number related issues in audio units, which could cause crashes under Garage Band;
  • master volume and patch gain changes are now interpolated (no clicks);
  • delay time parameter change is now interpolated;
  • other minor improvements.

Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer 1.1 is massive, brings AU and much more

Yep, this is a huge 1.1 release for Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer. Here’s everything that’s new and updated …

  • Audio Units support (AUv3) added. Now you can use Poison-202 as a plugin inside Cubasis, AUM, Garage Band, ModStep and other hosts;
  • Virtual Midi sources support added;
  • Background Audio enable/disable option added;
  • IAA transport bar added with Rewind, Play/Stop, Record and Host buttons;
  • Hold button (with latch) is added;
  • Midi controller CC64 (Hold Pedal) is now supported;
  • special Hold Arpeggiator mode (play one key to transpose current pattern, 2 or more keys to assign new pattern);
  • 10 new factory presets added;
  • “stolen notes” bug fixed;
  • hanging notes bug fixed;
  • fixed bug when on-screen keys sometimes stop playing when dragging fingers fast in Solo mode;
  • added option to select audio buffer size: Optimal (depending on device type), 128, 256, 512 or 1024 samples;
  • fixed bug when turning on Reverb or other effect, previous effect’s tail was heard;
  • sample rate selection algorithm improved, bugs fixed;
  • maximum polyphony value is limited depending on device type for better performance;
  • Patch Selector: additional bank selection bar added to speed up switching between banks;
  • now you can hold the next/prev patch buttons for fast forward/backward scrolling of patches;
  • new knob parameter added: “velocity to cross modulation”. Some of the factory presets were tuned with this parameter to better react on velocity changes, making loud notes sound “brighter”, and vice versa;
  • new Arpeggiator parameter added: Note Repeat;
  • smooth parameter change algorithm added for Pitch Bend, Modulation Wheel and Filter Cutoff parameters;
  • sound clicks removed, which could appear when switching between patches;
  • other improvements and bug fixes.

Note if you are updating from version 1.0: After this update, please run Poison-202 standalone before running Audio Unit version. This will keep safe your previously created user patches. It needs to be done only once.

Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer arrives and looks a bit special

It feels like it’s been a while since we had a really good new synth app, then along comes Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer, a universal synth app, and if the video is anything to go on then it sounds good too.

So here are the full details of the app …

Poison-202 is a professional Vintage Midi Synthesizer. Made by musicians for musicians, it is inspired by famous classic hardware synthesizers of 80’s and 90’s and has all the main sound creation blocks you can imagine: oscillators, cutoff Filters, ADSR-envelopes, ring, cross modulation, LFOs, sync, super-saw oscillator and more! Unlike many other software synthesizers at the market, which can reproduce only limited family of sounds, Poison-202 is designed to be able to reproduce almost any classic synthesizer timbre! Check out the Presets Demo video:

The library of 150 built-in factory presets includes famous patches that can be heard in the compositions of such electronic and rave scene music performers as The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Azzido Da Bass, Darude, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk and many others!

You can play it with your fingers on iPhone / iPad, or you can plug-in your favorite USB MIDI keyboard into your device using Apple’s Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and turn Poison-202 into a real synthesizer module!

Main Features:

  • 2 oscillators with selectable wave form and pitch
  • 5 oscillator waveforms: Saw, Pulse (with adjustable Pulse Width), Sine, Triangle and Super-Saw
  • one Super Saw oscillator generates 7 individual saw oscillators at the same time, with adjustable Mix and Detune parameters, reproducing famous classic analog strings and hoover sounds
  • additional (third) sinusoid sub oscillator + noise generator
  • 2x-oversampled internal sound mixing frequency (96,000 Hz on iPhone 6s)
  • 2 TVF (time variant filter) modules with Cutoff, Resonance, Keyboard tracking and ADSR envelope, 12 dB/octave
  • 2 TVA (time variant amplifier) modules with ADSR envelope
  • It is possible to pair two 12 dB TVF to get one 24 dB filter
  • Pitch envelope (Attack/Decay) for each oscillator
  • Ring modulation
  • Sync modulation
  • Pulse width modulation (PWM)
  • Cross frequency modulation
  • 2 LFO modulation sources with Frequency and Fade-In parameters
  • LFO cross-modulation
  • 6 waveforms of LFO: Triangle, Sine, Saw, Square, Trapezoid and Random (Sample & Hold)
  • 4 LFO modulation destinations: Pitch, Filter, Amplifier and PWM
  • Note Portamento
  • 3-band EQ for each patch
  • Digital realtime effects: Distortion, Bit-Crusher, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Panning Delay and Reverb with adjustable parameters
  • Master brickwall type limiter (can be switched on/off)
  • Two signal flow connection structures: Parallel and Serial
  • Solo playing mode with Legato switch
  • Pitch Wheel with adjustable pitch bend range (2 – 24 semitones)
  • Modulation Wheel with assignable controls
  • Receive MIDI events: Note On, Note Off, Note Velocity, Control Change (Modulation Wheel), Pitch Bend Change, Program Change, Bank Select LSB/MSB
  • Arpeggiator with 6 selectable modes and 12 rhythm patterns with tempo and swing feel control
  • Scale play mode when playing onscreen keyboard with over 40 different scales to select from
  • Voice polyphony up to 24
  • Up to 100 user presets to store
  • Scalable and movable onscreen keyboard with key velocity control
  • CPU usage indicator
  • Volume meter
  • Show Oscillogram feature (can be switched on from Settings Page)
  • Inter-App Audio supported (MIDI-Instrument mode) to use Poison-202 together with other musical apps and sequencers on your iPhone/iPad, such as Garage Band and others!

Poison-202 is on the app store now and costs $9.99 / £7.99:

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