2021
02/05
Pocket Operator AUM Video Series
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2018
09/21
Yuri Turov Xynthesizr Update
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iOS Midi sequencer

Xynthesizr is a streamlined yet capable 32-step matrix sequencer/monotimbral synthesizer with generative features and MIDI.

Version History

Sep 21, 2018 Version 1.6

– Reworked Inter-App Audio sync
– Ableton Link Start Stop Sync support
– Updated Audiobus SDK to 3.0.5
– Fixed song and preset sorting order issue with iOS 11
– Reworked song, preset and recording export UI
– Updated UI for iPhone X, 10.5” and 12.9” iPads
– Other tweaks and bug fixes

iOS MIDI sequencer

Create patterns and modify them in real time, or let Xynthesizr do it for you using its morphing algorithms. Change scale and key, or transpose within a scale on-the-fly. Tweak parameters of the internal synthesizer or output MIDI to your favorite apps and devices. Record and share your creations.

General features:
◦ MIDI support for syncing and sending notes to synths, samplers and drum machines
◦ Notes to MIDI channel mapping for driving multiple apps or devices simultaneously
◦ MIDI input to control transposition with note messages and synthesizer/sequencer parameters with CC messages
◦ Ableton Link support
◦ Audiobus 3 support
◦ Inter-App Audio support
◦ 40+ bundled presets
◦ Save, export and import your own patterns and presets
◦ Record and export audio

Sequencer features:
◦ Gestures to easily edit patterns on-the-fly
◦ [Conway’s Game of] Life-like cellular automata and probability-based pattern morphing
◦ Limit pattern morphing to a selected area of the grid
◦ Variable tempo, step length subdivision and pattern length
◦ Variable velocity per step
◦ Selectable keys and scales with ability to transpose in real time
◦ An option to tie consecutive notes of same pitch to make longer notes
◦ Shift and flip patterns
◦ Create and use your own scales and Life-like cellular automata rules
◦ Color-coded octaves

Synthesizer and FX feature:
◦ 32-bit floating point sound engine
◦ 16 voice polyphony
◦ 2 antialiased oscillators per voice
◦ 4 waveforms (sine, triangle, sawtooth, square)
◦ 4-pole (24 dB/oct) low-pass resonant filter
◦ 2 ADSR envelope generators (amplitude and filter cutoff frequency)
◦ 2 LFOs to modulate 4 selectable LFO targets (filter frequency, pitch, amplitude, second oscillator detune)
◦ Stereo delay, reverb and randomized panner

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2017
09/29
Werkbench Updated With Link
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WerkBench Sampler Sequencer For iPad

WerkBench Sampler Sequencer For iPad

Werkbench arrives with a wicked new update! At the heart of WerkBench are two step sequencers that can sample sounds directly into rhythms and then warp those sounds with synthesizer type controls and high-quality audio effects.

What’s New in Version 3.1.0
**We added Ableton Link and Kymatica AudioShare support!**
-Ableton Link’s technology let’s you easily sync WerkBench with other apps and the rest of your studio. No computer or additional software required, It just works. It’s amazing. Thanks Ableton.
-AudioShare support allows easy transfer between WerkBench and the popular audio editing/managing app AudioShare by Kymatica. WerkBench can now open all types of audio files into the importer.

**We implemented a better ‘initialize’ option**
Previously, there was no way to start over completely from scratch. Now you can choose ‘New session’ via the folder button.

**We implemented a better AudioBus control panel**
-Brought back the play toggle.
-Added a record button. Now you can temporarily disarm recording while working on sounds in another app and then re-arm your steps without having to switch back to WerkBench. Saves you some clicks!

**We fixed some things!**
-Step editing knobs now default to sensible values and are easier to control.
-Some buttons were hard to tap.
-Got rid of a click that would happen in the envelope with long low sounds.
-Saved loops now recall their first and last step correctly.

WerkBench features:

–“Fancy Controls” (pitch, lowpass filters, highpass filters, envelopes, and more!)

–Edit the level, pitch, pan, low-pass filter, high-pass filter, envelope attack & decay, echo send, reverb send, and bit crusher effects independently for each of the 128 steps!

–All of these settings can be: performed and recorded in real-time, randomized, or programmed on the sequencer grids.

–Individual sequences can have arbitrary start and end points (they can even run backwards and be any length up to 16 steps)

–Chain sequences to build longer loops (1 – 128 steps!).

–Modeled tape echo for spacey effects with a sweet real-time visualizer, tempo sync, and free running modes.

–Reverb with fully sweep-able controls for decay, color (tone), and mix.

–Save and load loops or whole sessions of 8 patterns.

–Share loops between devices easily via airdrop, iTunes, e-mail, etc.

–Import wav files to chop up with our editor (the editor also works as a granular synthesizer!!)

–Export loops and recordings via Audio Copy, iTunes file sharing, and email.

–MIDI sync and MIDI note modes. Each of the 128 steps can be triggered on its own MIDI note.

–User-programable scales per side.

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2017
08/27
SALE – Tera Synth – More Polyphony – Link
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Explore new sound spaces with Tera Synth that go beyond the emulation of synthesizer legends. Use the power of analog and digital synthesis combined with new modules for physical modelling. Wireless patching of modules combined with an intelligible modulation routing simplifies the development of new synthesizer designs from scratch. Distortion effect, Delay/Chorus/Phaser and Reverb effects give your sounds the final polishing. Tera Synth gives your music an individual character with its unique fat sound. The well-designed algorithms and the economical modular structure provides you with a comparatively high voice yield. Precise timing with the unique built-in Arpeggiator let you feel the rhythm.

What’s New in Version 1.5.0
– Audiobus 3 compatible
– Ableton Link compatible
– Polyphony now up to 32 voices

Modular Analog Synthesis
• Modular synthesizer with free connections between modules.
• 25 Sound Modules
• 4 Low frequency oscillators
• 4 Standard ADSR Envelope generators.
• 4 Multi Segment Envelopes with tempo sync.
• 64 time/level segments per envelope
• Monophonic or polyphonic with up to 32 voices.
• More than 920 factory presets, unlimited user presets can be shared.

FX
• Chorus with four delay lines.
• 8 pole Analog Phaser.
• Distortion effect with Tube/Tape emulation
• Stereo Echo/Delay effect.
• Hi end reverberation unit.

Live
• Play melodies live with the onscreen keyboard. Drag fingers for slides and vibrato.
• Optionally use CoreMIDI* compatible hardware keyboard.
• Dozens of scales selectable
• Variable Keyboard layout for scale optimized playing

Full featured programmable 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

Global
• Audiobus 3 compatible (Input slot) with Preset saving.
• Inter App Audio
• Ableton Link compatible
• Audio pasteboard. Copy audio recordings to Clipboard for use with other Apps
• Exchange user presets with File Sharing in iTunes.
• Support for MIDI input/output connections.
• MIDI learn functionality.

Get Tera Synth (40% off for a limited time)

2017
07/17
Poly Update Adds Link and more
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Poly Generative Sequencer For iPad

Back in July of 2013 I reviewed a cool generative app called Poly on my Youtube channel. Several years later this fun and cool app has an update and it’s an important one!

Poly is a unique generative sequencer that harnesses the power of poly-rhythms to create intricate and exciting patterns.

Different coloured nodes are added to a circular area. The closer a node is to middle, the faster it repeats. Each node has its own sample, FX settings and keyboard. There are five available colours and up to 12 nodes maximum.

Poly comes with over 40 preset sounds, including a selection of awesome 808 samples

Other features include:

– Audiobus integration
– Audio Copy and Paste
– AudioShare file sharing
– Virtual / Hardware MIDI
– Saving and Loading of Patterns
– Recording of performances
– Dropbox upload and download

Get Poly

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