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zMors Modular 1.8 goes universal

zMors Modular is excellent and now in 1.8 it just gets so much better. I’m a big fan of iPad apps that go universal. Here’s what’s new:

  • zMors Modular is now universal (add iPhone support)
  • new Presets from Stephan Bobinger
  • new module 8 channel performance sequencer
  • new module loop recorder
  • new module swing clock modulation
  • new module analog pitch correction
  • fix a bug when try move the keyboard
  • add knob labels to macro module
  • resort AUv3 list
  • allow select AUv3 presets
  • switchable audio engine via setting app

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Are modulars getting smaller, and is it important?

Modulars are hugely popular right now, but, so far, as far as I’m aware, there isn’t a really mobile version, and you might ask, why you would you want one. That’s probably a good question, and one that could only really be answered once someone has created a really compelling mobile modular.

For now I’m interested in talking about some of the smaller modulars that are appearing at the moment. Like the AE Modular on Kickstarter right now.

This is a smaller format than Eurorack and is not compatible either, so it’ll be interesting to see if it takes off and gets adopted by other manufacturers. It’s passed its funding goal so it’s going to happen, but where it goes from there will be the real test.

Another similar development is the Erica Synths Pico Modular System, which is Eurorack compatible, but is just nice and small and tidy. This actually looks pretty cool and quite a lot of fun, and also as a nice way to get into modular in a compact format.

Of course there are other ways to get into modular. You could just use one of the many excellent modular apps for iOS, like Audulus, Model 15, Reactable ROTOR, or the excellent zMors Modular for example. If nothing else then these are very good ways to keep a modular synth in your pocket at all times.

But for many the app route isn’t quite enough, and they’d prefer a real modular that can be portable. Well, there is one. When I was at Loop earlier in the month I bumped into Tom Whitwell from Music Thing Modular, and he showed me this.

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And this is battery powered and very portable. He called it a lunchbox modular, and it was very cool.

Is it the shape of things to come? I’m not sure. I think that there’s still a space for a modular that is battery powered and portable but perhaps that doesn’t look like what we have now.

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zMors Modular 1.7 is another huge release

zMors Modular 1.7 brings a whole host of new features and updates. It’s huge, there’s no other word for it. Here’s the whole thing …

  • add a set of excellent presets from christian c. thompson
  • add a new audio engine with 8 input/output channels
  • add support for expert sleepers ES-8 module
  • add iPad Pro native display support
  • new ladder low pass filter module
  • new subpatch module
  • new monitoring option in oscilloscope,
  • euclidean module display pattern info
  • new monitoring option in wavetable
  • copy & paste function for module groups
  • auto add zmModulPolyLoop in console module channels
  • add ch2pulse programm to dsp module (output 1.0 when input signal is changing)
  • bugfix step sequencer module save pattern when > 16 steps
  • disable zoom/scoll when patch is locked
  • add attack,decay modulation inputs to slew module
  • cv sequencer hold current step when knob editing
  • when delay module clk input is connected knob using clock_multi as parm
  • 8Bit OSC with new defaults
  • ADSR2 will auto trigger when GT not connected
  • wavetable module in OSC-mode will render CV input in audiospeed (for fm stuff)

zMors Modular 1.7 is on the app store now, go get it if you haven’t already …

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modstep contest extended

I got an email confirming that the modstep contest has now been extended until the 20th of this month. Here’s the email …

“We are very curious to know what you do with modstep and how you use it, that´s why we decided to do a video contest to find out.

Show us how you use modstep on stage, in the studio, on the train, at the beach, in your bedroom or wherever else you like to make music and win a Korg Volca Sample and a meeblip anode as the first prize!

On top of that, the 5 best videos get to win a nice collection of apps from Elastic Drums, ZMORS Modular, Triqtraq, Blamsoft, Arturia and Sugar Bytes.

How to participate

Send us the link to your video until the 20th of June 2016 to this email: info (at) modstep.net. We will decide about the winners until the 30th of June and notify them. All decisions are final.”

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Video: playing Moog Model 15 filter inside the zMors Modular

Now that’s pretty cool if you ask me!

Video description:

“Playing the Moog Model 15 Filter inside the zMors modular while sending audio and cv via IAA to the moog filter and return audio from it. i like this filter so much! :-)”

Video published by sven braun.

Model 15 on the app store:

zMors Modular on the app store:

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zMors Modular 1.6 arrived

Here’s what’s new in the latest version of this excellent modular app:

  • new audio units module
  • new equalizer module
  • new sample & hold module
  • new quantizer module
  • new gate/cv to midi module
  • new midi to 4 gate/cv module
  • midi sequencer gets reset Input port for Ableton Link sync
  • new 2 finger gestures on greater canvas
  • fix backgroundimages and bluetooth le midi support