2019
06/06
Virtual ANS Version 3
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Virtual ANS 3 For iPad

Virtual ANS is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS – photoelectronic musical instrument created by Evgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958. The ANS made it possible to draw music in the form of a spectrogram (sonogram), without live instruments and performers. It was used by Stanislav Kreichi, Alfred Schnittke, Edward Artemiev and other Soviet composers in their experimental works. You can also hear the sound of the ANS in Andrei Tarkovsky’s movies Solaris, The Mirror, Stalker.

The simulator extends the capabilities of the original instrument. Now it’s a full-featured graphics editor where you can convert sound into an image, load and play pictures, draw microtonal/spectral music and create some unusual deep atmospheric sounds. This app is for everyone who loves experiments and is looking for something new.

Key features:
* unlimited number of pure tone generators;
* powerful sonogram editor – you can draw the spectrum and play it at the same time;
* any sound (from a WAV file or a Microphone/Line-in) can be converted to image (sonogram) and vice versa;
* support for MIDI devices;
* polyphonic synth mode with MIDI mapping;
* supported file formats: WAV (only uncompressed PCM), PNG, JPEG, GIF;
* Audio Unit Extension (AUv3), Audiobus;
* many new features compared to version 2.3; see the full list: http://warmplace.ru/soft/ans/changelog.txt

Get Virtual ANS 3 HERE

2018
12/10
Expressive AudioGenerator AUv3
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Indie audio app developer auDSPr has created auGEN X. You can think of auGEN X in two ways: first, it is a handy utility for making audio test sounds, and second, it is a performable creative sound design tool. On one end use auGEN X to help set up, test, calibrate, and optimize your audio system. On the other end use it to create a wide variety of interesting sounds. auGEN X has a full-featured audio oscillator, a high quality noise generator, and an impulse generator. The simple yet powerful user interface is designed for fast, precise, intuitive control over your signals. auGEN X works both as a Stand-Alone App and as an AUv3 Audio Unit Extension.

I started making this App because as an audio electronics engineer I could not find a single audio generator that does everything that I require AND is an AUv3 Audio Unit. It has developed into a cool tool for exploring sound design. Our goal is for auGEN X to be one of your Essentials in your audio toolbox. We hope you enjoy it and we’re excited to see and hear the cool things that you do with auGEN X.

FEATURES

– Oscillator for creating tone signals
– 3 Modes: Fixed, Frequency Sweep, or Level Sweep
– 4 Wave Shapes: Sine, Triangle, Rectangle, and Saw
– Triangle and Rectangle have a Duty Cycle control (1.0% to 99.0%)
– Triangle, Saw, and Rectangle are alias-suppressed yielding virtually alias-free performance at musical fundamental frequencies
– 10 Hz to 20,480 Hz extended audio frequency range (great for testing subwoofers!)
– Full-featured Frequency or Level Sweep with 5 Sweep Types, settable Sweep Direction, and selectable Repeat or 1-Shot Mode
– Sweep Period has a wide range from 1/1000th of a second to 100 seconds and can alternatively be set as a Sweep Rate in Hertz
– Wide sweep range allows for FM and AM style sounds
– Noise Generator
– 2 Modes: Fixed or Level Sweep
– White Noise or Pink Noise
– Pink Noise conforms to SMPTE Standard 2095-1:2015 Calibration Reference Wideband Digital Pink Noise Signal
– Impulse Generator (useful for checking the response of reverb algorithms)
– Impulse Width can be set in samples

– Works either as a Stand-Alone App or as an AUv3 Audio Unit Extension
– As a Stand-Alone App audio is sent to the iPad’s built-in speakers, the Headphone/Line Output, or to any iOS-compatible USB audio interface connected to the Lightning jack
– Verified to work great in AUv3 Host Apps such as GarageBand, AUM, Cubasis, BeatMaker 3, and Auria Pro

APPLICATIONS

– Testing and characterizing audio equipment
– Creative experimental sound design
– Sound effects for film and television
– Makes great chiptune style sounds
– Synthesize siren or alarm sounds
– Setting up or dialing in a home theater
– Tuning car audio systems
– Subwoofer testing
– Hearing tests
– Ear training
– Vibration analysis

SPECIFICATIONS

– Audio signal path uses state of the art Double Precision 64-bit Floating Point for maximum accuracy
– Stereo output
– Selectable Pan Laws include Linear Panning and Constant Power Panning
– Supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sample rates
– User Guide embedded in App — no internet connection required to read User Guide

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

– Compatible with iOS 9.0 and up (iPad 2, iPad mini (1st Generation), and up)
– iOS 9 support means auGEN X works on every iPad model except the original first generation iPad
– AUv3 Audio Unit Extensions are supported on iPads (iPad 4, iPad mini 2, and up)
– iOS-compatible USB audio interface connected to the Lightning jack required for 88.2 and 96 kHz sample rate

Pre-order auGEN X here http://www.audspr.com/apps/G1/

2018
07/20
Layr Synth Update and Overview
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Layr overview

LayR is a massively polyphonic, multi-timbral synthesizer for iOS devices, optimized for modern 64 bit CPUs and capable of delivering up to 256 voices of rich, multi-layered and textured sounds.

LayR’s primary sound components are called Performances where a Performance is a set of Instruments and each Instrument is a set of Layers and each Layer is a complete synthesizer. A performance can consist of any number of instruments each with its own MIDI channel and crossfading keyboard span. Each Instrument can consist of any number of Layers to a maximum of 128.

Each Layer has a dual oscillator that can morph with modulation between two shapes and phase states, two rich and warm state variable filters, a wave folder and a mixing section to blend oscillators and filters in any serial/parallel combination.

For modulation (frequency, amplitude and phase) there are two Low Frequency Oscillators ranging from DC to audio frequency switchable to optionally follow keyboard pitch and restart phase when a note is started. Two loopable ADSR envelopes ranging from fractions of a second to over 100 seconds, an amplitude ADSR and a random number generator with a smoothing filter. With stereo delay, reverb and EQ on the output section LayR excels at not only emulating normal analog synth sounds but also at creating massive pads and huge spacy ambient textures with extremely long evolution cycles.

Focused at keyboard players looking for a mobile synth that can be reliably used live on stage LayR is equally at home in the studio. An extensive selection of usable instrument and performance presets are included which can be loaded using MIDI bank select and program change messages in the same manner as hardware synths.

LayR sports almost unparalled and extremely flexible MIDI control. Every parameter in the synth engine can be assigned to any MIDI Control Change number and parameters spread across multiple Layers can be grouped and controlled by a single MIDI cc with assignable range and direction.

There is also an 8 track, 16 step Arpeggio Sequencer which can be used to create all sorts of exciting polyrhythmic looped patterns or even ambient generative music. Each track can have it’s own speed, playback mode and length.

On top of all that LayR has a MIDI Controller Mixer that can be used during performance to control the synth engine in real time and can also transmit MIDI cc’s from LayR’s output port to other destinations.

Full IAA, Audiobus, Audio Unit and Link compatibility means LayR can be used with all hosts and other music apps on iOS and desktop DAWs.

Changes:
– Macro Control Panel: A new panel that lets you change assigned synth parameters globally across an entire performance.
– Link Assign Panel now has an extra section for assigning Layer parameters to Macro controls.
– You can now assign any MIDI controller to Instrument Volume Sliders. ( defaults to cc 7 ).
– Load Preset panel now updates it’s selection if a MIDI bank or program change is received while it’s visible.
– New option in settings: Don’t Start Voices When Volume is Zero: Prevents voices being started if Instrument or Layer volumes are zero.
– New option in settings: “Multi Out: FX Only in Stereo Output”, converts the IAA Stereo Mix output to an effects return if any of the 8 aux audio outputs are in use.
– Dials will now always show at least 1 degree of coloured arc unless their value is equal to zero.
– Increased fall time for peak hold metering in master strip.
– Updated PDF manual.

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2018
06/27
Audiokit Synth One Free iPad Synth
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Audiokit Synth One Free iPad Synth

Created by over 100+ volunteers around the world, this app includes MIDI support (play it with a MIDI keyboard or controller), sequencer, vintage-inspired analog filters, expressive arpeggiators, warm analog delays, and, over 300+ presets to get you started. Plus, it’s completely open-source. Use the code to learn how to build your own synth app or modify the app yourself!

SYNTH ONE FEATURES:
This synthesizer is completely free, fully functional, and ad-free. There are no IAP or anything to buy — It’s the ultimate free iPad music instrument app.

• Hybrid Analog/FM Poly Synthesizer
• Over 300+ Presets crafted by famous sound designers
• Audiobus 3 & Inter-app Audio (IAA)
• Five Oscillators (2 DCO, FM, Sub, Noise)
• 2 LFOs with over a dozen routing possibilities
• Vintage-Style 16-Step Sequencer
• Classic poly arpeggiator
• MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or AudioBus/IAA)
• Touchable ADSR Envelopes for Amp & Filter
• FM Oscillator w/ Mod
• Mono glide and legato
• Dedicated Sine/Square -12/24 Sub Osc
• 4-Pole Vintage Low-Pass Filter
• High-Pass/Band Pass Filters
• Beautiful Costello Reverb
• Multi-tap (ping-pong) delay
• TouchPads
• Preset & Bank Import/Export & More…

BONUS: Full Source code will be released soon…

iPad Loops very own Dj Puzzle soundset preview:

On the roadmap:
• Ableton Link
• MPE Support (Play w/ a Roli Seaboard)
• AUv3 Plug-in support. Use AudioKit Synth One

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2018
06/06
Synthmaster One For iPad
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Synthmaster One For iPad

SynthMaster One iOS is the mobile version of KV331 Audio’s SynthMaster One software synthesizer, which was recently voted “The Best New Synth of 2017” by MusicRadar readers.

SynthMaster One iPad is feature wise identical to the desktop version except the following:

* 16 voice polyphony (32 for the desktop version)
*. Up to 2x oversampling (4x for the desktop version)
* Comes with 500 presets (800 for the desktop version)

SynthMaster One iOS is KV331 Audio’s first full blown synth app for the iPad. It’s a powerful wavetable synth with an intuitive workflow. With its simple layout, rich wavetable/waveform content and inspiring factory presets library, designing new sounds with SynthMaster One iOS is a joy.

FEATURES

* 500 Factory Presets: SynthMaster One iOS comes with inspiring factory presets from a world class team of sound designers: Arksun, Aiyn Zahev, BigTone Studios, Bluffmunkey, Bulent Biyikoglu, Gercek Dorman, Dejavu Sound, Nori Ubukata, Rob Lee, Ufuk Kevser, Selcuk Ergen, The Machine, Vandalism Sound, Vorpalsound and Xenos Soundworks

* AUv3: SynthMaster One iOS supports AudioUnits V3, allowing multiple instances to run under supporting DAW apps like GarageBand, Cubasis or Beat Maker. It also supports parameter automation and full screen when running inside GarageBand.

* AirDrop: Easily share your presets over AirDrop, Mail or other iOS Applications. SynthMaster One iOS presets are interchangeable with the desktop version.

* Semi-Modular Architecture: For each SynthMaster One instance, there are 2 oscillators with 2 sub oscillators, 2 Filters, 4 ADSR Envelopes, 3 LFOs, a powerful 16 step arpeggiator/sequencer and also 11 different effects that can be inserted on to 6 FX insert slots. The sub oscillators can be connected to the oscillators in 5 different modes which let you use it as a regular sub oscillator or do complex modulations such as ring modulation, amplitude modulation, phase modulation or frequency modulation.

* 16 Step Arpeggiator/Sequencer: The arpeggiator in SynthMaster One features classic arpeggiator modes such as Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, UpDown2, DownUp2, AsPlayed as well as Sequence, Chord and Arpeggiate modes. Each of the 16 steps of the arpeggiator has its own Velocity, Note Number, Note Length, Slide and Hold parameters.

* Wavetable Synthesis: SynthMaster One implements true wavetable synthesis which opens up new possibilities for sound design. SynthMaster One comes with a rich wavetable library and you can extend that by dragging and dropping wavetable files using the Files App (requires iOS 11+)

* Stereo Oscillators with up to 16 voices Unison: Each of the 2 oscillators in SynthMaster One have stereo output, and can have up to 16 voices “unison”. Using the “voices”, “voices mix”, “detune curve”, “detune spread”, “pan stread”, “tone spread” and “phase spread” parameters, each oscillator can generate a rich “supersaw” type sound.

* Zero Delay Feedback Filters: All of the 4 filter categories in SynthMaster One are developed using the zero delay feedback filter technology. With advanced filter parameters like input gain, drive and acid, you can get that “analog” sound from the filters!

* Rich Set of Effects: SynthMaster One features 11 different effect types: Distortion, LoFi, Ensemble, Phaser, 6 Band EQ, Compressor, Vocoder, Delay, Chorus, Tremolo, Reverb.

* Microtuning: SynthMaster One supports Scala tuning, so tuning can be set either for each preset or globally by loading from a Scala tuning file.

* Preset Browser: SynthMaster One features a comprehensive preset browser with separate search criterias for instrument type, preset attributes, music style or preset author.

SUPPORTS

* All 64-bit iPad devices
* AUv3 Audio Unit Extensions
* Note-per-channel MIDI controllers (MPE)
* Ableton Link
* Interapp Audio and AudioBus
* Bluetooth LE MIDI Controllers
* Share presets over AirDrop, Mail or other iOS applications

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