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Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480Amazing groovebox that gives you an hypnotising music-making experience. It’s an innovative wave oriented sequencer that lets you make unique loops and sounds with simple gestures.

Please press “Developer Website” to see the demo video. The app is easy to pick up and go. You can play for hours but also produce high-quality tracks of any music style within minutes. 

• 28 wave shapers: control FREQUENCY, Filter CUTOFF, AMP and PAN of 6 devices.
• 6 Channel mixer, with 2 FX channels.
• Live Mode: 6 pads to tweak the frequency and cutoff of the generated patterns in real time.
• Drum Machine with 15 high-quality drumkits.
• 36 high-quality sampled instruments.
• Analog Synth with two oscillators, featuring ring modulation, frequency modulation and ADSR control.
• Global harmonic control: change all the arpeggiators tune settings from a single place.
• Record and upload your mixdowns to SoundCloud, Dropbox or other installed apps.
• Supports Audiobus, Audiocopy, Audioshare and Background-audio (IAA integration on the way).


Oscilab (AppStore Link) Oscilab
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (11)The first dedicated ‘Virtual Soprano’ instrument for iPad – add soaring operatic soprano tones to your recordings, or take a pitch-perfect Virtual Soprano on stage with you!

Here by popular demand is Omenie’s M3000 HD ‘English Soprano’ library, provided as a standalone instrument. Caitlin Downie, gifted soprano and national treasure, has been painstakingly recorded and assembled into a huge vocal collection. 525 different samples, 15 different voices, with chromatic sampling over the M3000’s 35-note range, and note stretching below and above the range to deliver 5 octaves in total. 

3 distinct vowel vocalizations, ‘soft’ voices, ‘forte’ voices with huge projection and vibrato, staccato vowels and 3 different ensemble voices are provided. Two different playable instruments are available at the same time, one blended from a selection 3 of the 15 voices (‘A/B/C’), the other a single voice (‘D’). The ‘D’ voice may be assigned to programmable chord pads, or the two instruments may be played independently via class-compliant MIDI keyboards. 64 programmable ‘Voicebanks’ allow popular selections of voices to be saved and restored immediately for recording or performance. 

Virtual MIDI on 2 separate channels and AudioBus support make Sopranotron a very flexible and powerful instument for adding vocal sparkle to recordings or live performances.

Sopranotron (AppStore Link) Sopranotron
Developer: Omenie Limited
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (9)Voxen is a voice synthesizer. It lets you synthesize singing voices.
Any voice, not just the few voices that someone else designed into it.
Plus voices that no vocalist can sing.
No pitch shifting. No time warping.
Just good ol’ pure synthesis.

Voxen is based on the voice synthesis technology used by speech scientists and psychoacousticians around the globe. Even though it can be great fun to play with, it is not a toy. Voxen is intended for musicians, DJs and producers who are looking for new and different sources of sounds.

It’s time to set your aural imagination free…


– Eight note polyphony
– Keyboard range of more than ten octaves
– Three X-Y touchpads
– Twenty-eight vertical linear knobs
– Choice of dark or light background colour
– Eight choices of foreground colour
– Save and load user-defined patches


For those who are interested in the more technical details, Voxen is a polyphonic formant synthesizer. There are three banks of knobs which control, respectively, the voice, the voice envelope and the formants. The six voice knobs control provide a modified Klatt 1989 voicing source. The ten voice envelope knobs control master amplitude and ADSR envelope for the voicing source and for a separate aspiration source. The remaining twelve knobs control the centre frequencies and bandwidths of the first four formants and the centre values and differences (spread) for a nasal formant/antiformant pair.

Each of the three X-Y touchpads controls a pair of parameters, f1 & f2, b1 & b2 and vibrato rate & vibrato depth.

Spectral tilt (or voice brightness) is controlled by the height you are touching the keys.

The overall aim of the user interface is to make it simple to control the many parameters in a live setting. The colours are based on the Solarized theme by Ethan Schoonover.

And if none of that made sense to you, don’t worry. You do not need to understand any of it to make cool sounds with Voxen.


If you have any questions or problems, our community forum is the best place to find support: http://community.modphon.com

This is version 1.0, so please do not expect perfection. It would be nice to believe that all bugs have been found and eliminated, but years of experience says that there are still a few left to be found. If you do find a problem, please tell us so we can fix it!

There is additional functionality already in the pipeline for version 1.1 and beyond. Top of the list are MIDI and Audiobus support. We have great plans for Voxen. Visit our community forum to help shape the future of Voxen.


Voxen is *not* a text-to-speech system. You cannot provide it with lyrics and expect it to sing them. Voxen is a synthesizer that acoustically simulates a glottis and vocal tract, allowing you to manually control the sound. It synthesizes sounds, not words.

Because a human voice is more complex than nearly any other musical instrument, a synthesizer of human voices is also very complex. To control one can require the real-time manipulation and coordination of dozens of separate parameters.

If you are looking for something that creates a musical performance from a piece of sheet music and some lyrics on a scrap of paper, hire a good vocalist. On the other hand, if you are looking some new and different sounds, use Voxen.

Voxen (AppStore Link) Voxen
Developer: Mod Phon Ltd
Rated: 4+
Price: $15.99 Download Here

Sequence by Incident

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568Sequence is like a drum machine you can use to create looping rhythms and melodies. Building on the design of a traditional step sequencer and similar musical devices, Sequence makes it incredibly easy to create a song with a variety of drums, percussion, and melodies.

Sequence makes it easy for anybody to create compelling music on-the-go with no experience whatsoever. The intuitive pattern grid means that you’re always in-time and in-key.

Sequence Highlights: 

•Easy to Play – Intuitive design and simple pattern-grid makes composing songs quick and simple. 

•Always In Tune – Every instrument is mapped to the same musical key

•Choose From 15 Preset Instruments – Drums (Rock, 808, Chiptune, House, Hand Drums), Melodic (Piano, Vibraphone, Violin, Guitar, Double Bass), and more!

•Record Your Own Samples + Create Custom Instruments – Take your creativity further by sequencing your own original sound recordings

•Multi-track Mixer for Adjusting Volume

Technical Features:

•15 Different Instruments
•Combine Samples Into Custom Instruments
•Sampler For Recording Custom Sounds
•Easily Save + Edit Your Sets
•Set Up to 4 Unique Patterns Per Instrument
•Extend Loops to 1-, 2-, or 4- Measure Phrases

Sequence by Incident (AppStore Link) Sequence by Incident
Developer: Incident Technologies Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Modal Pro

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)Modal Pro is a powerful app that allows you to build your own synthesizers and effects by connecting various modules together. Inspired by classical modular synthesizers, Modal Pro is nevertheless designed specifically for the iPad with touch controls that allow you to tweak the sound just the way you want it.

More than a tool for building and playing, Modal Pro is also a great learning companion. Each module is documented in detail and an extensive tutorial is included to help even absolute beginners discover the world of synthesizers. Modal Pro allows you to explore the world of sound in your living room, on the train, at school or on stage.


* Flexible and Intuitive Patching
Modal Pro allows you to connect modules whichever way you want. You can use any module to control any other module. You can even connect a module to itself. You’re not guaranteed to get an interesting sound, or even any sound at all but you’re guaranteed not to break anything. The touch interface allows you to rapidly connect and disconnect modules so that you can easily explore all sonic possibilities.

* Easy-to-Use Touch Controls
Modal Pro features interface elements such as its custom “double sliders” that allow you adjust each detail of the sound intuitively and accurately. Controls are adjusted specifically for each type of parameter.

* Analog Modeled Oscillators
Modal Pro’s oscillator modules are built to emulate the sound of classic analog synthesizer. The traditional waveforms sound rich and warm but because they are modeled rather than sample-based you can modulate them freely, in real-time and at audio rate. Go ahead, build an FM synth with bite, with sawtooths!

* Two Workspaces
Modal Pro features two workspaces where you can build instruments or effects. The “Polyphonic Workspace” is typically where you build instruments, and offers up to 8 voices of polyphony. (Actual polyphony will vary depending on your iPad’s speed and complexity of the instrument.)

The Polyphonic Workspace is connected to the “Monophonic Workspace.” As the name implies, instruments that you build here can only play one sound at a time. This is the perfect place, however, for building effects that process the output of the Polyphonic Workspace.

The two workspaces are entirely separate. You save and load work on these workspaces independently so that you can easily change the effects that are applied to your polyphonic instrument.

*The Preset Slider
The state of an instrument or effect can be saved as a preset. These presets are stored in the “Preset Slider,” which not only allows you to recall these states but also interpolate between them, making fluid and sometimes surprising transitions between presets possible.

*The Keyboard
Modal Pro features a keyboard optimized for the iPad’s screen. The standard chromatic piano keyboard is complemented with many fixed-scale keyboards. Adjustable portamento allows you to slide notes individually.

*Comprehensive Help
Feeling lost? Touch any module and the “Live Help” window will display a detailed description featuring not only an explanation of the module’s features but also advice about how to use it to get great sounds.

Modal Pro also comes with a lengthy tutorial to guide you through every feature, building your own simple synthesizer and effect along the way. In following releases, more tutorials will be added to help you learn the basics of sound design. 

* Modules
– Oscillators
Sine/Square/Triangle/Sawtooth/White Noise/Pink Noise
– Controls
ADSR(Envelope)/Simple Curve
– Modulators
Amplifier/Mixer/Crossfade/Ring Modulator/Sample & Hold
– Effects
Triple Filters/Delay/Lo-Fi
* MIDI Controls
Note/Volume/Preset Control
* Keyboard
Width : 9 octaves(scrollable)
Portamento : 3 presets(None/Legato/Glissando, intermediate value selectable) 
Scales : 24
* Outside-App Communication
 CoreMIDI, Inter-App Audio, AudioCopy, AudioBus

Modal Pro (AppStore Link) Modal Pro
Developer: dango Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

M3000 Free Edition

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 1 COMMENT

screen480x480 (5)A fully-functional version of Mellotronics M3000 50th Anniversary Edition, an authentic recreation of Streetly Electronics’ M4000 tape-replay instrument. The app includes 5 authentic tapes from Streetly Electronics’ production library, all authentic mellotron voices. In-App Purchases allow the full voice set of the 50th Anniversary Edition to be downloaded, and many other voices as well. 

Apart from the limited voice set included with the app, no functionality is removed in this free edition. MIDI and AudioBus is fully functional, including ‘Two Trons’ mode where 2 different MIDI channels can control the A/B/C and D voices.


M3000 Free Edition (AppStore Link) M3000 Free Edition
Developer: Omenie Limited
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here


Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (3)AnaddrSynth (An Adder Synth) is a sound synthesis tool comprised of three analog-modelling oscillator engines, three configurable oscillator banks, hi/lo/moving filters, a wah-wah effect, an echo/delay effect, and configurable attack-decay-sustain-release and modulation modules. 

****All filters, oscillators, and modulators are emulated analog components via digital signal processing algorithms, contributing to the app’s small size of 6.3MB.

This initial release is a “sound” foundation for future enhancements, with no in-app purchases thru the following feature additions: Real/Virtual MIDI, Audiobus compliance, and additional configurable oscillator engines.

Full current specifications as of Version 1.0:

3 analog-modelled oscillator engines
3 configurable oscillator banks
1 Triangle LFO modulator
1 Square LFO modulator
1 Lo Filter
1 Hi Filter
1 VCF emulated voltage-controlled filter 
1 Oscillating wah filter effect
1 Delay/Echo effect
1 Configurable ADSR
2 Octave keyboard
iCloud synthesizer state saving and retrieval

AnaddrSynth (AppStore Link) AnaddrSynth
Developer: Christopher L Anderson
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

GM Keys

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480GM Keys is a MIDI capable keyboard that features 128 sounds including pianos, organs and synthesizers. The sounds are compatible with the General MIDI sound set.

GM Keys supports Inter App Audio and can be used as an instrument or a generator with many popular audio hosts. Record, sequence and edit your GM Keys performances in apps like GarageBand, Cubasis, BeatMaker 2 and others.

This app is authored using the Make Audio Apps editor. You can get more information and source code at http://makeaudioapps.com.

This application uses the Fluid Soundfont as its sound library under LGPL license http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/fluidsynth/.


GM Keys (AppStore Link) GM Keys
Developer: Chris Moulios
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

iMPC Pro inbound

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS


iMPC ProBy now fans of the original iMPC for iPad will have caught the news that a ‘Pro’ version is expected sometime this Spring!

While we’re yet to get a full run down on the complete feature set, there has been talk (on Akai’s Facebook page) that this beast will handle 64 tracks, and it will be much more of a professional level music workstation than the original!

Akai is teasing the app through a series of videos focusing specific features. Here is the latest one –

Here’s a link to details on the original iMPC app – http://www.promusicapps.com/impc/


dot Melody

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (2)From the creator of the critically acclaimed* music app Chordion comes dot Melody, a fun new way to make music on your iPhone.

Move dots around to create intertwining melodies, bass lines, and drum beats. Switch chords and patterns on the fly. Select from a variety of instruments and process them through delay and reverb effects. 

Best with headphones or over AirPlay.


Tap or drag anywhere to create new dots. 
Move dots horizontally to change pitch within the current chord.
Move dots vertically to change duration/rhythm.
Tap a dot to make it a rest.
Double tap to delete it.

Switch chords/scales on the fly to change the notes in your pattern.
Unlimited number of chords
Choose from suggested chords or create your own.

Unlimited number of patterns, each with 3 instrument layers.
Copy, reverse, clear, randomize, and generate functions.
Easily re-order patterns.

3 instrument layers
23 carefully created built-in instruments 
Mod Wheel enabled
Independent volume controls with the mixer. 
Independent delay effect sends.

Tempo-synced delay with feedback and low pass filter.
Reverb with mix and decay controls. 

Tempo & Time Signature
Tap Tempo function
Choose from a range of time signatures for pattern syncing.
Use x/x time signature to enter “free mode” and let your instruments create phase patterns.

MIDI Out – In App Purchase
MIDI out is available as an In-App Purchase.
Each instrument layer can use independent MIDI ports and channels.
Mod Wheel support included. 
Advanced MIDI timing implementation

File Management
Create new files from templates in any key
Easily duplicate or re-name files

Hit the record button to record your jams in real-time.
Recordings are saved to iTunes File Sharing. 

Use dot Melody as an Audiobus source! See http://audiob.us for more information.

More Features are on the way! 
Got suggestions? Email us : support at olympianoiseco dot com!

* Chordion : App Store Best of 2013, Innovative Music Apps, China, Japan, and South Korea. App Store Editor’s Choice in 23 Countries.

dot Melody : Multidimensional Arpeggiator, Sequencer, and Drum Machine (AppStore Link) dot Melody : Multidimensional Arpeggiator, Sequencer, and Drum Machine
Developer: Olympia Noise Co.
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here
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