2017
03/08
LayR Multi Timbral Synthesizer For iOS
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LayR is a massively polyphonic, multi-timbral synthesizer for iPad and iPhone, optimized for modern 64 bit devices delivering up to 256 voices of rich, multi-layered and textured sounds.

LayR’s primary sounds are called Performances: A Performance is a set of Instruments where each instrument is a set of Layers and each Layer is a complete synthesizer. A performance can consist of over 100 instruments each with it’s own MIDI channel and crossfading keyboard span. Voices are assigned to each layer in each instrument until the audio engine runs out of available voices. This means that with normal playing technique it is possible to create extremely complex texture on each note or even to have a single insane monophonic instrument equivalent to 100 synths all playing at once!

Every Layer has a dual oscillator which can morph with modulation between two shapes and phase states, two rich and warm state variable filters and a mixer to blend the oscillator with filters in any serial/parallel combination. For modulation (Frequency, Amplitude and Phase) there are two aux oscillators ranging from DC to audio frequency switchable to optionally follow keyboard pitch and restart phase when a note is started. 2 loopable ADSR envelopes ranging from fractions of a millisecond to 100 seconds, a volume level ADSR and a random level generator with a smoothing filter. With stereo delay, reverb and EQ on the output section LayR excels at not only emulating normal analog synth sounds but also at creating ambient textures with extremely long evolution cycles.

Focused at keyboard players looking for a mobile synth that can be reliably used live on stage it is equally at home in the studio. LayR is provided with an extensive selection of usable instrument and performance presets which can be loaded using MIDI bank select and program change messages in the same manner as hardware synths. There is also an 8 channel arpeggiator with a 16 step event sequencer for creating exciting polyrhythmic patterns. Full IAA and Audiobus compatibility means LayR can be used with hosts and other music apps on iOS.

FEATURES
– Optimised 32 bit Audio Engine.
– Up to 128 Voices ( 256 on iPad Pro ).
– Multi-Timbral with 8 individual stereo instrument outputs + full mix output.
– Multi Channel Arpeggiator with 16 step event sequencer.
– Stereo Delay, Reverb and EQ on output section.
– Ranged MIDI control for all parameters.
– AudioBus and Inter-App Audio compatible.
– Performance and Program preset import & export via iTunes.
– Performance and Program preset sharing via iCloud Drive.
– Built-in Help

LayR is tested as thoroughly as possible and we hope there are no bugs left! If you do find one, rather than writing a negative review because of it, please report it to us either on our forum or by contacting support from our website. We hate bugs too and we’re always ready to stamp them out quickly.

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2017
02/28
iDensity Granular App Now Audio Unit
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This release will give you all the functionalities for the multi-streams Granulation. iDensity is a new real-time software designed for asynchronous sound file granulation, a genuine granular playground able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects: time/pitch shifting, time/pitch jittering, intricate textures, grain fountain/pulverizer, recording and manipulation of buffers, complex scrub pad exploration, dynamic envelope shape and many more. iDensity for iPad will give you all the basic and advanced tools you need to manipulate sound in subtle and surprising ways. All these features are packed in an optimized, user-friendly, visually sharp interface that is easy to access when fast-improvising live, composing in a studio, or sound designing at home and on the go! You will have the power, freedom, and flexibility to create like never before – on your iPad. Control and shape grains, anytime, anywhere with Density for iPad.

What’s New in Version 3
+ AUv3 Support, Instr and FX
+ AUv3 Full support of Parameters and Automations
+ ‘Quick Samples’ for sharing between the App and AUv3
+ New MIDI Takeover: Pickup and Value Scaled
+ In-App Retronyms AudioPaste Store Content
+ New multiple AudioPaste allows multiple files in a directory to be pasted at once
+ 14 bit NRPN fixed
+ Aubiobus SDK 2.3.3 updated

+ Six Granular Streams
+ Full Instr and FX AudioUnit (AUv3) support
+ High Density Granulation
+ Sampled and Live granulation
+ In-Stream Echo and RM post Fx
+ Multichannels Audiobus Inter-App Audio support
+ MIDI, Virtual Midi and Network
+ Sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox AudioCopy etc…
+ Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad
+ Post Fx chain: Parametric and High Shelf Filters, Classic Reverb and Dynamics Processor
+ Scrub Recording and playback
+ etc.

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2017
02/22
Blocs Export Wave To Launchpad
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What’s New in Version 11.0
Introducing Blocs Export: send your Blocs Wave creations directly to Launchpad, and continue your music making. Use your sounds with Launchpad’s in-built effects, play and record your performances, then jump back to Blocs Wave to tweak or add more sounds.

Highlight New Features
• Blocs Export: send your projects from Blocs Wave to Launchpad for iOS.

Other Minor Updates
• Various bugfixes and improvements

Recent Features
• Maximiser – New volume-leveling tool that improves the app’s output volume compared with other apps.
• Launchpad Soundpack Sharing – Open Launchpad soundpacks in Blocs Wave.
• Ableton Export – Send your Blocs Wave projects to Ableton Live.
• Loop Start Marker – Create interesting variations by tweaking the start position of each loop.
• Better Importing – Use Google Drive, Dropbox and many others with the document picker

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2017
02/17
Cube Synth Adds 64 Bit Support Link And More
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Cube Synth is a groundbreaking new software instrument giving you the power and flexibility of additive synthesis together with easy editing and morphing capabilities. Macro parameters allow you to control this beast with unequalled ease.

Intelligent sound morphing capabilities enables you to easily create complex evolving sound scapes, vocal phrases or stunning rhythms simply by choosing up to four sound sources from a predefined set. Then add one of the predefined envelopes and a unique, complex sound preset containing thousands of parameters is created! If you want to dive deeper into the inner secrets of this synthesis monster you can manipulate each parameter individually to get precise control over the sound. A number of high level parameters such as Brightness and Harmonic spread control hundreds of synthesis parameters in a way modeled after the inner workings of natural instruments.
Cube Synth gives you also a new method of getting randomly generated sound patches in a way you never experienced before: roll the dice! Every single try gives you a new unique sound patch, really every try, promised…

What’s New in Version 1.5.0
– Ableton Link support
– Bluetooth audio support
– Open recording in other app
– Export recording via mail
– 64-bit Binary added

Synthesis

• over 400 sound presets
• four morphable sound sources
• up to 512 partials per voice
• harmonic/inharmonic spectra
• arbitrary noise spectra
• morphable filter banks
• 3 Envelopes with tempo sync
• 64 time/level segments per envelope

Arpeggiator

• Uses programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
• Can trigger single notes and chords.
• Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
• 32 Arpeggios included, unlimited useer arpeggios possible.
• For each step you can program tie, accent, transposition and note order

Effects

• Chorus
• Phaser
• Overdrive
• Ensemble
• Echo/Delay
• Reverb

Global

• Audiobus 2 compatible (Input slot) (requires iOS 7 or newer)
• Inter-app audio compatible (Instrument/Generator)
• CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI
• Audio recorder with Metronome.
• Upload to SoundCloud and File Export.
• Audio pasteboard.

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2017
02/17
Saffron Saturator Filter and Distortion AU3
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Saffron Saturator is a filter drive, distortion and saturation effect. Built upon the tenet of simplicity, the flora project presents great sounding, lightweight audio effects using Inter-App Audio, Audiobus and AUV3 technologies to allow you to get the sound you want, without sacrificing processing power.

What’s New in Version 2.0
Saffron Saturator is the first of the Flora project to receive the 2.0 treatment to rebuild infrastructure, focusing on improving stability, user experience and audio quality.

Also included in this update:

– AUV3 Support
– Preset saving (Bonus: Saved presets are accessible from AU Hosts)
– Massive perfomance upgrades to both the audio processing and user interface. (Saffron Saturator idles at less than 1% on iPad Air 2).
– Reduced download footprint
– Improved stability
– Enhanced support system.

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