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GridInstrument

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (4)GridInstrument lets you play your iOS device like a musical instrument. Instead of a piano keyboard, notes are arranged on a grid. It also lets you hook up your Launchpad device (using the Apple Camera Connection Kit) and play that as well!

Features:

– Launchpad integration (connect your Launchpad Mini in low-power mode without a hub or any other Launchpad with a powered hub)
– Change octaves
– Change keys
– Change from over 20 musical modes (“Major, Minor, Dorian, Mixolydian, etc.”)
– Choose between three grid layouts (“Diatonic 4th”, “Chromatic/4ths String Layout”, “Drum rack”)
– Core MIDI out so that you use GridInstrument to control your other instruments
– Audiobus 3 MIDI support

What’s New in Version 0.8.1

– New feature: Ability to select a MIDI output channel
– New feature: Drum rack layout
– App now stays awake when its in the foreground

demo of connection with Launchpad hardware

For more details and video head to – http://decided.ly/

GridInstrument (AppStore Link) GridInstrument
Developer: Decidedly, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

S-Modular

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (2)S-Modular is a semi modular synthesizer for your iPad.

S-Modular has been designed to have everything on one screen to make patching quick and easy. Drag from one jack port to another to make a connection, tap a plugged port to change the wirescolor instantly.

S-Modular has a unique and vintage sound quality, reminiscent of synthesizers from the 70s, warm and rich in character.

Features
– Audiobus 3
– IAA (Inter-App Audio)
– 2x oscillators
– 24db/oct ladder filter
– Resonant hi-pass and low-pass filter
– 2x LFO
– 4 step cv sequencer
– 4 track Mixer
– Audio and cvspliter
– 2x AHR envelope generators
– Delay

S-Modular (AppStore Link) S-Modular
Developer: Paul Betowski
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

iAbyssal

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

576x768bbIntroducing: iAbyssal, virtual analog photo-synthesizer / noise machine.
Based on the Abyssal analog photo-synth released by AtomoSynth in 2008. theiAbyssal is a virtual analog synthesizer that can be controlled by light using the frontal camera, this design allows using it for expressive live performances and having fun creating crazy sound effects, incredible sound textures and big soundscapes.

* Uses your device frontal camera as a light sensor for altering pitch, filter frequency and resonance.
* “Photocell” (frontal camera) calibration functionality for adjusting its sensitivity to different environmental light conditions.
* Can be used in low-light environments thanks to an inverse calibration feature.
* Features one oscillator with square and sawtooth waveforms.
* White noise generator.
* Two low frequency oscillators (LFO) which can modulate various parameters of the oscillator, noise generator and filter.
* One Filter with low pass and high pass mode and resonance (peak) control.
* Adjustable delay effect.
* Preset memory including many factory presets for using as a starting point and easily create your own sounds.
* Inter-App-Audio and Audiobus support (as generator unit) for using it with your favorite audio apps.

For more details – http://www.atomosynth.net/iAbyssal.html

iAbyssal (AppStore Link) iAbyssal
Developer: Alfredo Aliaga
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Scythe

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (1)Scythe has a powerful synthesis engine and makes it easy to create and discover sound.

Now with Audiobus Midi input and Inter-App-Audio, Scythe can be integrated into your studio or workflow.

The controls have been minimised to allow a simple workflow with the same complex modulation that you might be used to. If you are new to modulation, Scythe makes it simple with drag and drop, from source to oscillator control.

Scythe comes with presets and library wavetables for quickly hearing some of its possibilities.

AudioShare allows importing and exporting audio with Scythe easy.

Generate custom wavetables by importing your sounds using AudioShare or iTunes file sharing, record using IAA out or directly in Scythe and export using Audioshare or iOS sharing options.

Please note for best wavetable generation results, sounds with low frequency content or enough spectral content is required.

Top Features:

– High quality wavetable synthesis
– Modulation control of all oscillator parameters
– Easy to learn user interface
– Audiobus 3 – including MIDI input
– Inter-App-Audio
– AudioShare support for importing and exporting
– Global tempo control for syncing LFOs to note duration
– Easily record, playback and export audio
– Library wavetables and presets
– Max waves = 128 = 8 voices * 2 oscillators * 8 unison

 

What’s New in Version 1.3.2

Fixed critical bug reported regarding crackling/popping glitches when changing notes
UI improvements
Max voices set to 8

Scythe (AppStore Link) Scythe
Developer: Bitmask Studio Ltd
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Syntronik

Posted by Mikers On October - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (6)Play the vibe. Hear the magic. Syntronik is IK’s cutting-edge synthesizer that features the sound of the most iconic machines to ever grace the planet.

Syntronik comprises 17 powerful virtual synths recreating the legendary sonic signature of 38 of the most sought-after classic analog synthesizers and string machines ever created, recognizable by their elegantly designed, easy-to-navigate interfaces.

Thanks to IK’s exclusive DRIFT™ technology, which emulates the way real analog circuits behave over time, the astounding circuit-modeled filters and the multi-sampled oscillators, Syntronik is the most authentic sounding analog virtual synthesizer to date and is the one-stop solution for musicians, discerning producers and synth aficionados demanding utmost sound quality and extreme playability both live and in the studio.

Our team of developers and sound designers worked relentlessly to capture each machine’s “DNA” for the most realistic and flexible instruments possible that maintain the real character of the originals while extending their creative potential even further.

Syntronik offers Multis with 4 parts. Each part has its own synth, dynamic arpeggiator and a dedicated 5-slot effect section for unprecedented sound design flexibility, allowing for highly sophisticated sonic palettes.

The instruments available in Syntronik cover an incredibly wide range of sounds, triggering inspiration right from the start with 1200 instrument presets, easily accessible with a smart browser, 200 multis*, 129 arpeggios and much more.

Features:

– 17 virtual synths provide the iconic, timeless sound of 38 legendary machines: (Alesis Andromeda, ARP 2600, ARP String Ensemble (Solina), Elka, Rhapsody 490, Hohner String Performer, Micromoog, Minimoog Model D, Modular Moog, Moog Opus 3, Moog Prodigy, Moog Rogue, Moog Taurus I, Moog Taurus II, Moog Taurus 3, Moog Voyager, Multimoog, Oberheim OB-X, Oberheim OB-Xa, Oberheim SEM, Polymoog, PPG Wave 2.3, Realistic Concertmate MG-1, Roland Juno-60, Roland Jupiter-4, Roland Jupiter-6, Roland Jupiter-8, Roland JX-10, Roland JX-3P, Roland JX-8P, Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings, Roland RS-505 Paraphonic, Roland TB-303 Bassline, Sequential Circuits Prophet-10, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Yamaha CS-01II, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha GX-1, Yamaha SY99)

– Dynamic arpeggiators: create complex and compelling rhythmic lines

– Multis: combine instruments, easily define ranges, split points, FX and sequences for never-heard-before sounds

– 37 astounding effects: (Black 76, White 2A, Model 670, Parametric EQ, Vintage EQ-1A, Channel Strip, Crusher, Overdrive, Overscream, Lo-Fi, Phonograph, AM Modulation, Ensemble Chorus, Chorus C1, Electric Flanger, FM Modulation, Opto Tremolo, Phaser, Rotary Speaker, Small Phazer, Uni-V, AutoPan, Slicer, LFO Filter, Env Filter, Wah, Multi Filter, Digital Reverb, Digital Delay, Spring Reverb, Tape Echo, Stereo Imager, Amp & Cab Echo, Modern Tube Lead, SVT Classic, Jazz Amp 120)

– DRIFT™ technology: exact emulation of analog circuit behavior over time

– 4 analog-modeled classic filters: Moog transistor ladder, Roland’s IR3109 chip, Curtis CEM3320 chip, Oberheim SEM state variable filter

– Efficient browser: find sounds fast

– Based on SampleTank 3’s engine

– 1200 stellar sounding presets

– 200 carefully edited Multis*

– 129 ready to use, expressive arpeggios

– Inter-App Audio and Audiobus compatible.

– Single models are available separately via in-app purchase

– Available as a free version (includes 25 presets from all 17 synths)

More info http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/syntronikipad

Syntronik (AppStore Link) Syntronik
Developer: IK Multimedia US, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

mood

Posted by Mikers On October - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (2)The Mood synth has immense sonic ability.
It has captivated my imagination and sense of discovery.
In usual apeSoft form, it also has all the features that one expects in a top notch IOS instrument app.

Features:
° Audiounit v3
° Audiobus and Inter-App Audio Sender/Filter
° Audiobus 3 MIDI support
° Share Presets and Samples between App and AUv3
° iOS Universal
° 3 Oscillators
° Noise Generator with own envelope
° Sample WARP
° FM Module
° Input Source Processing
° VCF Filter Ladder 24db per octave
° ADSR VCA
° Mono or 16 voices Polyphonic
° Keyboard Tracking and Control
° Keyboard Ribbon Style
° XLFO 7 shapes + Sequencer
° Classical/Vintage Reverberator
° Stereo Delay
° Ring Modulator
° Distort Output
° Full Parameters MIDI/LFO/Accelerometer mapping
° Presets Interpolation Pad
° MIDI Clock and Ableton Link
° Record to .wav file

mood (AppStore Link) mood
Developer: Alessandro Petrolati
Rated: 4+
Price: $11.99 Download Here

Ripplemaker

Posted by Mikers On October - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (1)Ripplemaker: a West Coast Flavored Modular Synth

The freedom and versatility of a modular synth in a stylish mobile package.

In typical West Coast fashion the available modules, such as complex oscillator, lowpass gate, FM, mathematical utilities and slope generator, are designed for exploration and experimentation. The virtual patch cables will let you take your sound wherever you want to take it, from morphing basslines to evolving generative drones.

A modular playground
Even if you’re not familiar with modulars, wavefolders or control voltage you can dive right in, because all modules are prewired; offering a powerful monosynth without using a single cable. Then whip out the virtual cables and start patching. Ripplemaker is designed for fun – big enough to lose yourself into, yet intuitive enough to not get lost.

Standalone sequencer goodness
Sometimes you want to get away from your DAW and just play. That’s why Ripplemaker, beside being an AU plugin, also comes with a standalone sequencer app that helps you get creative. It has a random pattern generator with scale locks, a realtime probability-based mutation engine and it syncs with your other apps and hardware via Ableton Link or MIDI Clock.

Download the user manual on www.ruismaker.com

Connectivity beyond cables: obviously in a modular synth it’s all about cables. But Ripplemaker takes connectivity to the another level:
– AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugin) Extension for use in iOS DAWs
– Universal design (works on iPad 4+, iPhone 5S+, iPod Touch 6G+)
– CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI,
– Audiobus 3, including AB3 MIDI IN+OUT and State Saving
– Ableton Link
– MIDI Clock Sync
– WAV export, MIDI file export, AU preset export
– Ready for iOS11 Files access

For more details – http://ruismaker.com/

Ripplemaker (AppStore Link) Ripplemaker
Developer: Bram Bos
Rated: 4+
Price: $8.99 Download Here

SynthScaper

Posted by Mikers On October - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bbSynthesizer specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between.

You can construct melodic pads or atonal soundscapes from different kind of built-in or downloaded samples by using all power of multi-layered oscillators, chains of filters and effects, envelope generators and low frequency oscillators. Or just use predefined scenes and creating your own scenes from library of oscillators presets.

Very flexible settings of each module give you a great opportunity for creating unique and colorful sounding from usual instruments or natural samples and adding automated changes and spatial effects for an endless variations. Different ways of assigning screen and MIDI keyboards to the oscillators provide very advanced features to control the sound. The on-screen keyboard is adapted to create special effects and varying the continuous textures and drones.

Main features:

● Three independent oscillators.
● Three layers for each oscillator.
● Six voices for each layer.
● Six envelope generators.
● Six low frequency oscillators.
● Separate arpeggiator for each oscillator.
● General processing of level, balance, LPF, HPF for each layer.
● Three slots for filters and effects after each oscillator.
● Twenty additional selectable filters and effects.
● Set of different kind of filters and effect modules.
● Spatial mixer with two different sound space.
● Screen keyboard adapted for continuous drones and soundscapes.
● Predefined set of keyboard scales and custom scales.
● Full screen, double and split features for screen keyboard.
● Options of screen keyboard for pitch, continuous, modify, velocity.
● Supports for two virtual and two MIDI keyboards at the same time.
● Flexible assigning keyboards and controls to the oscillators.
● Two main effects controls can combine several parameters.
● Uploading samples thru Dropbox, Web access, clipboard.
● Auto and manual tuning of samples with frequency analyzer.
● Set of predefined and ready-to-use scenes and presets.
● Built-in library of samples of instruments, synths, noises, etc.
● Possibility to pack and share scenes and samples as single file.
● Supports loop points and note info in wav files.
● Detailed application description (built-in and PDF file).
● Inter-App audio compatible (with transport and BPM controls).
● Supports Audiobus 3 with “State Saving” and MIDI features.
● Supports Ableton Link.

SynthScaper (AppStore Link) SynthScaper
Developer: Igor Vasiliev
Rated: 4+
Price: $14.99 Download Here

Neo-Soul Keys Studio

Posted by Mikers On September - 21 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (9)Neo-Soul Keys® Studio is a 100% FULL recreation of the desktop version. This version contains every single preset, effect, and functionality as the desktop version, which costs $199.99. In fact, any preset you make on the desktop is 100% compatible to the iOS version. Amazingly enough, we were able to include the full functionality of the popular desktop grade Vintage Keyboard FX Suite, by Overloud™ built into the library.

Description:

Neo-Soul Keys® Studio is the #1 electric piano application for iOS. These are some of the most realistic, organic, and warm sounding electric pianos ever created. We pride ourselves on the intangibles. By intangibles, we mean: grit, dirt, release, bark, mechanics, bumps, clanks, and all of the electromechanical goodness that makes up an electro mechanical piano. Without such great detail, your electric piano can be very sterile, lifeless, and without character. Alternatively, don’t be mistaken–Our EPs can sound as clean and clear as a whistle, but you are always welcome to dial in as much dirt as you want.

When you first play our electric pianos, you will immediately hear a very distinct difference from any other electric piano you’ve played. Terms like warmth, vintage, phat, weighty, and vibey are many of the words often used when describing the sound of Neo-Soul Keys®. When you first play this thing in the studio or live, you will hear your speakers fill the room with a very reminiscent vintage and old school sound of the ’70s. All of this is because we didn’t just sample the DI of our pianos. We used the same vintage and boutique equipment the top studios use, to create the COMPLETE electric piano sound and experience.

See what the late-great George Duke has said about Neo-Soul Keys® and why he chose to use it live, rather than a real electric piano:

“I also incorporated one called [Gospel Musicians] Neo-Soul Suitcase, because that has a little more grit and meat on it for certain types of sounds. There’s another that’s pretty smooth, and it’s also a Scarbee thing but it’s toned down; it doesn’t have a lot of attack. As a matter a fact, I’m using that sound on “Brazilian Love Affair.” When I go into playing more funk, I might use Neo-Soul Keys, which has a lot of attack….” (Keyboard Magazine, Aug. 2013).

What’s New in This Version:

• New Clav.
• 13 New Suitcases.
• 10 New Stage EPs.
• 14 New Wurli EPs (New RARE Wurli 300 (This Model was only
available in Germany and came in a wooden cabinet). It was
based upon the 200, but with added speaker and the same
amp as the 206).
• All EX5 EP Factory presets.
• New Clavinets.
• 22 New EP Timbers.
• 30 New Mechanical FX.
• 12 New FM Tines, and hybrid EPs.

Highlights:

• AUv3
• 4.0 GB Lossless compression (Sample Size 11GB)
• 88 Distinct Electric Piano Timbres
• 60 Dedicated Mechanical FX
• 126 High Quality Presets
• Featuring Overloud’s Vintage Keyboard FX suite integrated and
specifically tweaked for iOS.
• 18 High quality AMP Sims
• Optimized CPU and disk streaming
• Optimize preset system with better saving options and a search
function
• New vintage modeled Master Limiter with a smooth and transparent
soft limit and tube saturation.
• Keyboard Follow (K.Follow) for Decay
• Each mechanical effect has a dedicated:
* ADSR
* Velocity Curve
* Velocity Amount
* Keyboard Amount
* Gain and Volume

Neo-Soul Keys® Studio (AppStore Link) Neo-Soul Keys® Studio
Developer: MIDIculous LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $24.99 Download Here

Phosphor 2

Posted by Mikers On September - 21 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (7)Phosphor is an unique instrument modeled on the alphaSyntauri, a vintage digital additive synth from the early 80s. The original alphaSyntauri required an Apple //e to operate, but we’ve gone ahead and eliminated the middle-man, and now you can have this classic digital synth in your iOS device, no 5.25″ floppy drive necessary!

Featuring two additive oscillators (with the original 16 partial complement of the alphaSyntauri, or optionally with 32 or 64 partials), each with its own amp envelope, Phosphor’s topology closely follows the alphaSyntauri, while adding many modern features such as full velocity control, a much more extensive modulation routing system, tempo synced LFOs, a pair of delays, and two monophonic modes. The noise and oscillators are able to work in the original alphaSyntauri “low-resolution” modes, or can be run in modern high-resolutions. Phosphor can accurately model the original sounds of the alphaSyntauri, yet still provide new paths for sonic exploration.

Features

• Two complete oscillator/envelope sections modeled on the original topology of the alphaSyntauri.

• Each set of partials can run in “lo-fi” mode, emulating the gritty digital voicing of original, or in a modern mode for alias-free sines.

• The noise can be either “lo-fi” digital shift-register noise per the original, or modern white noise.

• Two complete delay sections with LP/HP filtering and cross-feedback.

• Two tempo-syncable LFOs with multiple modulation destinations.

• A large complement of presets included that show off the extensive sound generating capabilities of Phosphor, including some famous alphaSyntauri presets directly ported from the original.

• XML preset system, with copy-to-clipboard, for sharing presets in forums and with your friends.

• AudioUnits V3 version for use in all AUv3 hosts, like AudioBus 3, AUM, BeatMaker 3, Cubasis 2, GarageBand, etc.

• Standalone version (with full single-panel UI) with Inter-App Audio and BlueTooth MIDI capability.

Phosphor 2 (AppStore Link) Phosphor 2
Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $5.99 Download Here
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