2019
07/05
Spectrum Free Synthesizer App
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Spectrum free synth for iOS

Spectrum is a collection of Audio Unit ports of popular eurorack synthesizer modules. To use Spectrum, load the Audio Units in your DAW or AU host of choice, like Audiobus, GarageBand or AUM. The app itself makes no sound.

Included are:

Spectrum – Multi-mode 8-voice polyphonic oscillator featuring 14 high quality oscillator algorithms
Modal – Modal synthesis. Bowed, Blowed, and Struck sounds through a 64-band resonator. Also included as an effect.
Resonator – 7 beautiful string generation algorithms. Also included as an effect
Granular – Granular sampler, looper, pitch shifter, reverb effect.

Each audiounit also features:

– modulation LFO
– modulation ADSR envelope
– XY touchpad (except on Modal)
– 2-source modulation matrix allowing for complex and evolving patches.
– MIDI CC control of parameters
– Loadable as an AudioUnit effect (except Spectrum)

Spectrum contains DSP code provided under the MIT open source license by Mutable Instruments.

Get Spectrum for free HERE

2019
06/17
SF-1 Stereo Filter Numerical Audio
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SF-1 Stereo Filter iPad

SF-1 is a dual Stereo Filter Effect with a special focus on expressiveness.

Built around 2 multimode filters with multiple filter models that can be configured to run in series, parallel or one per channel, SF-1 is true filtering powerhouse.

It’s built-in XY-Pad can be automated over a maximum of 4 bars which makes sequencing complex filter sweeps as easy as it could possibly be.

With Pad-Lock, the XY-Pad will always return to a set location after lifting a finger allowing for a wide range of play styles.

In addition, Pad-Engage/FX-Release only enables the effect while the XY-Pad is being touched and applies a tempo synced delay effect when lifting the finger making it a great option for expressive live performances.

Overview:

– Dual Stereo Filter

– 2 Filter Models: SEM & Ladder

– 3 Filter Modes each: LP, HP, BP

– Serial, Parallel or Channel Split Routing

– Dual LFO with Tempo Sync

– Envelope Follower

– XY-Pad with Automation

– Pad Lock and Pad-Engage/FX Release

Connectivity:

– Standalone

– AUv3

– IAA

– AudioBus (Filter)

MIDI:

– Tempo Sync

– CC Control

Get SF-1 Stereo Filter HERE

2019
06/06
Woodstepper Sampler AU
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Woodstepper Sampler Step Sequencer

Woodstepper Sampler Step Sequencer

The WoodStepper is a sequencer having both audio and midi out.
It consists of 4 independent 8-steps sequencers which can be linked to a 16, 24 or 32 steps sequencer.
Each step can send 4 midi messages (note on, CC, …) to 2 midi channels.
The audio part for each sequencer has a pitch (down) shifter, (Moog lowpass) filter with ASR envelope, saturator, amplitude ASR envelope and delay line which can all be set independently per step.
The audio sources can be the track audio, sampled audio or the built-in VCO.
The app can be used stand-alone (device audio input and output) or as a plugin in a DAW.
In this case it has to be inserted in an audio track and not in an instrument track as WoodStepper is still an audio effects plugin with additional midi input and output.

Woodstepper Sampler Step Sequencer

The manual can be downloaded from : http://www.woodmansimmaculatemaplesyrupstudio.be/woodstepper/WoodStepperHelp.pdf– IOS plugin type : AUv3, IAA and stand-alone app.

– Has 4 independent 8-steps sequencers.
– Sequencers can be linked to form 16, 24, or 32 steps sequencer(s).
– Each sequencer can have a different timing.
– Steps can be disabled for non 4/4 patterns.
– Each step can send up to 4 midi messages (+ all previous notes off) on 2 midi channels
– Midi note-on values can follow a midi received ground note.
– Audio sources can be the track audio, sampled audio or a VCO (per sequencer).
– Sampling can be armed (per sequencer) with a button or a midi in CC.
– Each sequencer has it’s own gain, clipping led and brick-wall limiter.
– VCO’s have the usual waveforms and can be FM modulated.
– VCO frequency/note value can be set with a midi in note-on.
– Polyphonic mode sends 4 subsequent note-ons to the 4 VCO’s.
– Each step has a pitch down shifter.
– Pitch shifters have a glide control.
– Pitch shifters can be set to a random value (out of a list of scales).
– Pitch values can be harmonically locked to the Just Scale or the Equally Tempered Scale.
– Each step has a 4-pole Moog Lowpass filter with resonance and ASR envelope.
– Steps have an additional high-pass filter and a saturation control.
– All steps have an ASR amplitude envelope and a step gain.
– Each step has its own delay line with independent timing, feedback, and filtering.
– Step audio and delay can be panned independently per step.
– Sequencers can be started manually or started when Playing (transport) starts.
– A “Play 1 Step” button allows to finetune step settings
– An “All Steps” button allows to set the same parameter value in all steps.
– Has a global Dry-Wet, Input gain and Output gain control.
– Presets can be stored in iCloud Drive (makes them available on all your devices).
– Presets can be switched with Midi Program Changes.
– Major controls can be set with Midi CC messages.

Get Woodstepper HERE

2019
06/06
Dexed FM Synth AU
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Dexed FM Synth for iPad

An iOS port of Dexed, an FM Synthesizer. Comes with AudioUnit AUv3 plugin for GarageBand and other apps like AUM. iOS Midi, bluetooth MIDI supported, get a camera kit and plug in through USB. Dexed is a multi platform, multi format plugin synth that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7. Dexed is also a midi cartridge librarian/manager for the DX7. More information on the original Dexed soft synth here https://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/

Multi platform (OS X, Windows or Linux) and multi format (VST, AU, LV2)
The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modeled on the original DX7 characteristics
144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel
Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor and sysex manager
Each operator have a realtime VU meter to know which one is active
Can load/save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

Get Dexed HERE

2019
05/30
Mozaic MIDI Creator
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MIDI script app creator

Create your own MIDI plugins: MIDI filters, generative music tools, basic sequencers, MIDI control panels, chaos experiments… Let your imagination take you places.

Mozaic runs inside your favorite AU MIDI host, and gives you practical building blocks such as LFOs, pre-fab GUI layouts, musical scales, AUv3 support (with AU Parameters, transport events, tempo syncing, etc.), random generators and a super-simple yet powerful script language. Mozaic even offers quick access to your device’s Tilt Sensors for expressive interaction concepts!

The Mozaic Script language is designed from the ground up to be the easiest and most flexible MIDI language on iOS. A language by creatives, for creatives. You’ll only need to write a few lines of script to achieve impressive things – or to create that uber-specific thing that was missing from your MIDI setup.

Check out the Programming Manual on Ruismaker.com to learn about the script language and to get inspiration for awesome scripts of your own.

Mozaic comes with a sizable collection of tutorials and pre-made scripts which you can use out of the box, or which can be a starting point for your own plugin adventures.

Check out this cool example of a custom app designed in Mozaic:

Download Chordulator for free (requires Mozaic) https://patchstorage.com/the-chordulator/

Features in a nutshell:

– Easy to learn Mozaic Script language: easy to learn, easy to read

– Sample-accurate-everything: the tightest MIDI timing possible

– Built-in script editor with code-completion, syntax hints, etc.

– 5 immediately usable GUI layouts, with knobs, sliders, pads, etc.

– In-depth, helpful programming manual available on Ruismaker.com

– Easy access to LFOs, scales, MIDI I/O, AU parameters, timers

– AUv3; so you’ll get multi-instance, state-saving, tempo sync and resource efficiency out of the box

Mozaic opens up the world of creative MIDI plugins to anyone willing to put in a few hours and a hot beverage or two.

Practical notes:

– Mozaic requires a plugin host with support for AUv3 MIDI plugins (AUM, ApeMatrix, Cubasis, Auria, Audiobus 3, etc.)

– The standalone mode of Mozaic lets you edit, test and export projects, but for MIDI connections you need to run it inside an AUv3 MIDI host

– MIDI is not sound; Mozaic on its own does not make noise… so bring your own synths, drum machines and other instruments!

– AUv3 MIDI requires iOS11 or higher

Get Mozaic HERE

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