Virsyn MicroTera Now Audio Unit
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Waveshaping Synthesis is a type of distortion synthesis that can create dynamic spectra in a controlled way. In waveshaping, it is possible to change the spectrum with the amplitude of the sound. A simple example of this method is the clipping caused by overdriving an audio amplifier.

These simple method creates an astonishing variety of sounds which are very unique and can’t be reproduced by any other contemporary synth!

microTERA gives you also a 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:
Version 1.4.0
– AUv3 AudioUnit with parameter automation (requires iOS10)
– Audiobus 3 support

Above is my MicroTera as an audio unit demo. 5 instances of MicroTera. Fun automating the shaper input knob in MicroTera now that it’s an audio unit. I call this one TeraBeat because every sound in it is from the MicroTera including drums and effects. I made my own drum presets because well I love synth drums.

• Wavehaper with user programmable shape
• Spectral shape specification
• Three sine oscillators
• Feedback input for noise components
• 4 Low frequency oscillators
• 4 Envelopes with tempo sync
• 64 time/level segments per envelope
• Monophonic or polyphonic with 16 voices.
• Over 150 factory sounds

• 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


• Chorus
• Phaser
• Distortion (Tape/Tube/…)
• Echo/Delay
• Reverb


• Audiobus compatible (Input slot) with state saving
• Support for Ableton Link.
• Inter App Audio compatible.
• CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI
• Audio recorder with Metronome.
• Upload to SoundCloud and File Export.
• Audio pasteboard.

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FS Refraktor Modulation Effects
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FS Refraktor is an innovative twist on modulation effects, inspiring the exploration of new sonic territory. Sitting somewhere between a delay and a flanger, FS Refraktor offers endless possibilities, from rhythmic flanging to chaotic pitch modulation and unpredictable stuttering.

Whoa this is such a cool multi effects app! I’m loving it so much. Thanks FutureSonic. – Jason

The highly flexible sixteen step sequencer and LFO rhythmically warp sounds beyond recognition – standard drums beats become bleeping basslines and synths gain a mind of their own, generating melodies from thin air.

The sequencer’s Slew control varies the speed at which the delay time changes – low settings produce sudden jarring variations while higher settings transition smoothly between delay times.

Bypass the sequencer, and FS Refraktor will add metallic overtones and strange resonances to your sounds, similar to a short, reflective reverb.
Carve Revolutionary Sounds
The dedicated filter section makes it simple to sculpt your sound. Select from a range of versatile filter types: Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Notch and FS Refraktor’s unique Carve mode.

– Delay section with delay time, feedback, modulation and mix controls
– A highly customizable sequencer for rhythmic modulation of the delay time
– Slew control to vary the speed of delay time changes.
– A versatile filter section with Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Notch and Carve filter options
– Stereo spread control for creating wide out of phase sounds.
– Runs as both a standalone app and an AUv3 extension
– Ability to save presets when run as an AUv3 extension

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Embertone Shire Whistle For iOS
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Embertone Shire Whistle is an audio unit instrument for iOS. Embertone’s Shire Whistle iOS edition uses the same sample set and concept from the original version for Mac/PC. It’s an authentic virtual Irish Whistle with true legato slurs and slides. A beautiful set of short samples are included for you to get a preciiioooooouuuusssssss sound.

• MIDI input / output
• Audio Unit 3
• Audiobus
• True legato sampling for realistic note transitions
• Three sets of articulations

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Tardigrain Granular Synth AUv3
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Tardigrain is a granular synthesiser that runs standalone or as an AU plugin. Sounds are created by taking smaller fragments of a sample and playing them back in a non linear fashion, with settings for grain size, direction, step size and more. Process the sound further through effects like reverb, wave shaper and sample crush. Tardigrain supports connections with AudioCopy, AudioBus, Inter App Audio and AUv3. Plus all audio parameters can be modulated by midi, as AU parameters and by aftertouch on the build in keyboard.

+++ Audiobus and Inter App Audio
+++ AUv3
+++ Core Midi, Inter App Audio MIDI and AUv3 MIDI
+++ Factory presets
+++ Record custom samples or import using AudioCopy
+++ Save and load state and samples
+++ Full modulation of audio parameters

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Rozeta Audio Unit Automation
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Rozeta is a suite of MIDI sequencers and controllers that lets you explore a new, freeform approach to sequencing and controlling mobile music apps.

The app contains 9 MIDI Audio Units (a totally new feature in iOS11) in a single package, which can be loaded in compatible MIDI AU hosts (Kymatica AUM, Beatmaker 3, Sequencism).

Rozeta Arpeggio, Collider, LFO, Particles and X0X now allow selected parameters to be automated:
– by recording parameter changes from the plugin’s UI
– through exposed AU Parameters
– by sending MIDI CC commands

1) Rozeta Bassline: a monosequencer based on the popular Troublemaker sequencer. Obviously comes with all the randomization and mutation features. Up to 8 patterns per sequence, with Follow Actions. Transpose using MIDI.

2) Rozeta Rhythm: a euclidean drum sequencer with mutations per instrument and polyrhythms. Comes with configurable key mappings for many popular drum apps.

3) Rozeta X0X: classic TR-styles step sequencer for drum machines. Supports triplets, polyrhythms and mutations per channel. Optionally emulates the exact timing jitter pattern of the legendary TR-808

4) Rozeta LFO: a triple MIDI LFO generator lets you modulate CC parameters of your MIDI instruments. Apply amplitude modulation to each wave for more organic behavior. Optionally syncs to tempo.

5) Rozeta XY: a double XY Controller Pad for generating 4 simultaneous configurable CC controller streams per instance. Also features MOD wheel and PitchBend sliders.

6) Rozeta Arpeggio: adds a MIDI arpeggiator to any of your synths. Offers latch mode, shuffle and automatic tempo synchronization. Turn any incoming MIDI stream into an arpeggio on the fly.

7) Rozeta Particles: MIDI particle generator – generates a cloud of MIDI notes that create pseudo-random patterns when bounding off the walls.

8) Rozeta Cells: Polyphonic Step Recorder – record and play back polyphonic phrases and patterns.

9) Rozeta Collider (NEW): MIDI Hadron Collider – explore semi-repeating generative patterns and melodies.

– these plugins do not run as a standalone app and require a compatible host to work
– MIDI is not sound. To make sound you’ll have to feed the MIDI into a synthesizer or instrument app. Bring your own synths!

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