Spacelab Monophonic Synthesiver for iPad V 1.1 by Iglesia Intermedia – Waaaaay cool synth by the makers of MiniMash. Glad to see something from them. The UI design is very intuitive. There is no other synth like this. What really makes it stand out are the various layouts for playing it. It has four ways to play: keyboard, graph, guitar, and wind controller. Underneath those interfaces is a fully programmable subtractive synth with oscillators, filters, envelopes, effects, FM, presets, an arpeggiator, full MIDI control, and much more.
What’s New in Version 1.0.3
-Fix crash on saving presets
-Manually rotate orientation
-Creates virtual MIDI port for intra-app communication
-Optional run audio while in background (for use with iOS sequencers)
You get two oscillators and both can sync to BPM! Also get an arpeggiator, tap tempo, Bit Crusher, FM, gestures such as tilt, and X/Y pad.
Seems like there are still a few glitches with this app. I noticed some clicking/interrupted tones. The X/Y pad could be a bit smoother. I didn’t like swiping to select the different layouts. I would prefer that to be a simple button.
This is a universal app so it’s also works great on an iPhone.
Things I would like to see in future updates: a poly version, a step sequencer, strum mode for guitar, different tunings for guitar, normal pitch bend wheel or slider, modulation wheel or slider.
Spacelab is available for $0.99