2017
02/14
Oval Free Synthesizer For iOS With Audiobus Support
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The Oval App is a music, synthesis and effects platform designed from the ground-up to revolutionize music creation, learning and live performance.

When paired together with the Oval physical controller, the App allows you to take full advantage of each subtle gesture, combining the expressiveness of an acoustic instrument with the flexibility of modern digital synthesis.

A NEW ESSENTIAL FOR MUSIC CREATORS
Tweak your favorite sounds from the growing collection of high quality instruments by adding effects such as filters, delays, and reverb. All the instruments in the library have been carefully crafted by professional sound designers, making the most of the Apps powerful gesture mapping functionality.

HOT FOR MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS
The Oval is also designed for those new to music creation. The intuitive layout will make it easy for you to immerse yourself in the music, and the large built-in scale collection allows you to explore different moods while always staying in key.

SHARE YOUR CREATIONS
When inspiration strikes, record your creations and share them with your friends, or export them to another music app and take them to the next level.

What’s New in Version 1.1.0
– Audiobus compatibility
– Deactivates processing when not in use, significantly reducing battery drain
– Bluetooth connection to the Oval
– 5 new scales

TECHNICAL FEATURES
– Exclusive sound libraries
– X/Y sensitive performing pads
– Large (and growing) list of scales from around the world, including microtonal scales
– Customizable filter, delay, reverb and dynamics effects
– Recording feature with simple editing capabilities like trim and fade in/out
– Compatible with other apps that use MIDI
– Customizable A4 frequency
– Audiobus compatible

MINIMUM REQUERIMENTS
– iPad 2
– iOS 8 operating system

Get Oval

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

2013
05/09
Sonic Zoom by Robert Tubb
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Sonic Zoom iPad

Sonic Zoom is a PhD research project from Queen Mary University. The app aims to look at how people interact with music synthesisers: how they adjust parameters and explore the vast range of sounds on offer.

There are two interfaces presented. The first is fairly standard: ten sliders that control each parameter. The second is more novel: a two-dimensional surface that can be scrolled and zoomed similar to a map. Every sound that can be made with the synth is located somewhere on this surface. If you find a sound you like, you can zoom in on it to explore smaller variations. You can save a sound and this will drop a marker on the surface. These markers are easy to revisit and can be smoothly interpolated between. Your path through the sound space is visible, so you can retrace your steps.

Sonic-Zoom-Screenshots

The first 15 minutes is a timed experiment. Users will then be asked to complete a quick questionnaire. After this you are free to use the app, and a few extra features will be unlocked as a reward.

Sonic Zoom is NO LONGER AVAILABLE

2012
07/26
Free Node Synthesizer App For iOS
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Free Node Synthesizer App For iOS

Network of nodes make a novel sound.

Each node has a distinct tone. Tapping a node makes it “excited” and it makes a different sound. Once the node is tapped, it is ready to connect it’s edge to other nodes (indicated by surrounding circles). The excitement of nodes are spread via edges. The cycle of the edges will produce an interesting sequence of sounds.

***Unfortunately, this app does not run properly iPodTouch 2ndG or earlier due to hardware limitation.***

SYnC SYnTHE is available for free.

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