2013
08/03
Commodore 64 Sid Sounds For iPad
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Commodore 64 Sounds For iPad

SIDPAD is a flexible 8bit style synthesizer offering many features:

-3 Voice Synthesizer
Over 40 controllable parameters to create a wide range of 8 bit chip-tune sounds. All knobs midi controllable!

-Multimode Filter
includes Type, Cutoff, Resonance and customizable Cutoff Envelope

-Flexible Modulation
Hand draw up to 4 graphs and assign them to the synth’s parameters to add movement and expression to your sound

-Wavetable Editor
The 16 step wavetable editor is a great tool to set up sound effects and arpeggiated melodies.
You can sequence notes and waveform changes either as one shot or in a loop and vary the speed

-Help Mode
Every feature is explained via the help button to get you up and running with SidPad regardless of your synthesizer experience 🙂

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SidPad is FREE

2013
05/21
UPDATE: Ver 1 1 1bit Pixitracker Adds AudioBus and Jack Audio
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1 Bit PixiTracker For Chiptune

PixiTracker 1BIT is a simple and fun tool to quickly create musical sketches, chip tunes and experiments with TRUE 1-BIT SOUND (like on old microcomputers). No musical knowledge required. Perfect for producing Chiptune and Glitch music.

What’s New in Version 1.1
* Audiobus and JACK support;
* additional audio/gfx settings in the Main Menu -> Preferences -> Audio & Graphics;
* additional background images (Main Menu -> Preferences -> Background);
* now you can play any loaded WAV sound with its original speed on the first note of the 6th octave;
* bugs fixed.

[ Key features ]
• true 1-bit sound: only 1 and 0 in the final mix;
• pattern based sequencer (tracker);
• max number of tracks: 12; max number of steps: 64;
• MIDI keyboard support;
• several packs with unique sounds;
• mic/line-in sound recording;
• Wi-Fi export/import;
• export to WAV;
• audio copy/paste;
• iTunes File Sharing;
• warm pixel interface

PixiTracker 1 Bit is available for $1.99

2012
05/04
BitWiz 8-bit Synth App For iPad iPhone
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BitWiz 8-Bit Synth App For iPad iPhone

BitWiz Audio Synth translates C-like code expressions into lo-fi 8-bit generative audio in real-time.

Explore the algorithmic music of simple bitwise arithmetic operations. Uses simple math and lines of code to generate sounds. Based on this webpage http://www.bemmu.com/music/index.html

Explore the algorithmic music of simple bitwise arithmetic operations while watching the retro-digital 3D graphics.

You don’t need to learn C to use this app, just play around with the included codes and tweak a number here or there, and strange glitchy variations will appear.

What’s New in Version 2.0

– 3D oscilloscope with real-time visuals
– XY-pad for tweaking of variables. Play BitWiz as an instrument!
– Custom keyboard for easier editing

BitWiz iOS 8 Bit Synth For iOS Screenshot

BitWiz iOS 8 Bit Synth For iOS Screenshot

BitWiz comes bundled with lots of examples, and you can easily add your own codes to the built-in library.
You can also share your codes by e-mail.

The entered code expression is used to calculate each audio frame, and can optionally include the microphone input as a variable, for crazy distortion effects!

BitWiz is available for $2.99

2012
04/02
Sinusoid 8 Bit App For iPhone
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Sinusoid 8 Bit App For iPhone

Sinusoid is an 8 bit music tracker/sequencer sound toy. It has four channels, 2 sine, 1 square and 1 drum channel. Sound controls are attack, decay and tremolo. Other features are copy, paste, save and load. Sinusoid is inspired by retro games and old almost forgotten trackers…

— :::: NEW :: AudioBus, CoreMIDI :: /NEW :::: —

Sinusoid is an 8 bit music tracker/sequencer sound toy. It has four channels, 2 sine, 1 square and 1 drum channel. Sound controls are attack, decay and tremolo. Other features are copy, paste, save and load. Sinusoid is inspired by retro games and old almost forgotten trackers…

Support for Akai Pro’s SynthStation25 keyboard controller is included. SynthStation25 delivers instant hardware control for improved performance capability and expression. For more information on SynthStation25, visit http://www.synthstationapp.com.

Version 1.6
+++ Improved export speed.
+++ change drum octave.

Version 1.5
+++ Sound file export function (.aiff).

Version 1.4
+++ Revised bpm tempo controls. Touch text field for number pad input.
+++ Song starts from beginning upon loading.

Version 1.3
+++ Compatible with Akai Synth Station 25.
+++ Improved bpm controls (*2, /2).
+++ Minor performance tweaks.

Version 1.2
+++ Playable keys.
+++ Record on/off.
+++ Choice of hd textures, for retina and ipad users, no performance guarantee (see settings).

What’s New in Version 3.3
+++ New improved audio engine boost.
+++ Adding new wave shapes (sinusoid, square, triangle, pulse {12.5%,25%,50%,75%}).
+++ Adding nes like pseudo random noise, as drum option.
+++ Adding sample divider to bitchrusher.
+++ Allowing up to 16 bit wave shapes.

Support for Akai Pro’s SynthStation25 keyboard controller is included. SynthStation25 delivers instant hardware control for improved performance capability and expression. For more information on SynthStation25, visit http://www.synthstationapp.com.

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Sinusoid is available for $1.99

2011
12/28
Retro Sound Studio iPad App
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Free Retro Sound Studio For iPad

Retro Sound Studio is a free synthesiser application for the iPad that is aimed at creating retro electronic sounds reminiscent of 80′s arcade games. It is intended to be used by game developers to create sounds for their games or by music producers as a sample source, particularly for producers working in dance music genres such as tech house and electro.

Saved sounds can be accessed by using iTunes. Select the device, then go to the Apps tab and finally select Retro Sound Studio under File Sharing.

Retro Sound Studio is available for $0.99

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