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

2018
02/05
KQ Dixie Adds Mod Wheel
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KQ Dixie is a 6-Operator FM synthesizer that is modeled after the Yamaha DX7.

What’s New:
You can choose on-screen velocity slider or modulation wheel.
Improved memory management.
Other small fixes.

This app lets you make sounds freely with 156 voice parameters. Almost all parameters are compatible with DX7.

Audio Unit v3 compatible.
Audiobus 3 compatible.
32 algorithms included.
You can manage the hardware DX7 when it is connected with external MIDI cables.
Supports DX7 System Exclusive Messages (SysEx) and syx files.
Supports Zip files.
You may be able to find a lot of patches on the internet.

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2016
10/23
Phasemaker FM Synth Audio Unit AUv3
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Phasemaker FM Synthesizer Audio Unit

6-Operator FM Synth on iOS, building on the legacy of the classic synthesizers that defined the digital era of the 1980s.

It also happens to be the first FM Audio Unit instrument (AUv3), offering tight integration in many leading mobile DAWs, such as Auria, Garageband, Cubasis, Modstep and AUM.

(Note: there is a known bug in the current version of Garageband which may cause compatibility issues with some AU plugins).

Frequency Modulation brings rich timbres and dynamic evolving sounds full of personality which are impossible to create with analog modelling. The 6-Operator architecture allows for lively multi-layered sounds with lots of expression and playability.

Phasemaker’s characteristic FM sound will add classic digital character to your mobile sonic arsenal which no other analog synth can bring.

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System requirements: iPad 4+, iPad Mini 2+, iOS 9 or higher

– Audio Unit v3 compatible
– CoreMidi compatible standalone mode (with background audio)
– Custom preset management; user presets available across AU hosts
– Dozens of factory presets
– 42 FM Algorithms (including all 32 DX7 layouts)
– 12 Oscillators, including the 8 original TX81z waveforms
– All 106 parameters can be automated using MIDI CC and AU Parameters
– Vintage sounding chorus and reverb effects for classic ambiance

Phasemaker

2016
07/21
Free FM Synthesizer For iOS By Yamaha
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FM Essential Free FM Synthesizer For iOS By Yamaha

Featuring an FM tone generator, FM Essential is a synthesizer app for the iPhone and iPad that provides for real-time synth performances and also lets you edit voices.

[Spec]
-FM sound
・Tone Generator: FM
・Part: 1
・Polyphony: 16
・Preset Voice: 271
・Arpeggiator patterns: 64
・Chord pads: 20
・Scales: 25

-Drum Part
Tone Generator: Audio
Part: 1
Drum Pad: 16
Drum Pad Set: 3

Functions
Plug into MX!
-You can play full 271 voices and voice store function if you connect your iOS with Yamaha music synthesizer MX BK/BU series.

Effects/EQ edit
-You can adjust parameters to edit effects and equalization.

Ball controller
-Touch and drag in ball controller to modulate the sound by simultaneously changing multiple parameters based on the ball position.

Step sequencer
-We can store the ball position in the currently selected scene box.
Arpeggiator and chord pads
-You can play Arpeggiator and Chord pads in addition to keyboard with various scales.

What’s MX BK/BU/WH series? Find more here:
http://jp.yamaha.com/products/music-production/synthesizers/mx_bk_bu/?mode=series

[Support]
-Compatible with Audio Bus、Audio Unit Extentions

-Compatible devices:
iPhone 5S, 6/6 plus, 6s/6s plus and SE, iPod touch 6th Generation or later, iPad Air 1st Generation or later, iPad mini 2nd Generation or later,iPad Pro

Get FM Essential

2014
12/11
FM4 Authentic FM Synthesizer For iPad
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FM4 FM Synthesizer For iPad

FM4 is a four operator FM synthesizer for iPad. Modelled on the popular DX series from the 1980s FM4 provides the same gritty sound, with a modern interface, and without being bound by the limitations of the original units.

Every aspect of the hardware — from envelope curves to sine-table sizes and quantisation errors to digital-to-analogue converters — has been meticulously analysed, in order to recreate the raw and dirty sound of the original units.

The interface of FM4 has been carefully thought-out and is simple and intuitive, yet powerful — with every parameter being available on a single page. No menus, tabs, or jumping from page to page.

FM4 is capable of producing a multitude of sounds, ranging from punchy basses, crystal-clear bells, and lush pads, to organic textures, striking drums, and piercing leads.

Features:

– Four operators configurable in eight different routings
– Three sound engines modelled on 1980s hardware units
– Eight waveforms derived from classic FM synths
– 2x, 3x, and 4x polyphonic unison
– Tempo-syncable arpeggiator with up, down, up-down, and random patterns
– Microtuning with eight different temperaments
– Supports Inter-App Audio, background audio, and MIDI over bluetooth (support for Audiobus is coming)
– Up to 24 voices of polyphony
– Presets can be imported/exported through iTunes

Intro offer: $0.99 throughout December!

DISCLAIMER: MIDI is not working. Apple is currently reviewing an updated version that adresses this and other minor issues, which will be available next week.

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