2016
02/15
Swarmatron Type Synth For iPad RS-08 Ribbon Synth
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RS-08 Ribbon Controller Synth for iPad

Folks already familiar with the Dewanatron Swarmatron synthesizer will feel at home with this new synth for iPad called RS-08. The RS-08 is basically like 8 Swarmatrons in one. Ok so here is a little info about the Swarmatron. The Swarmatronwas created to produce eight tones tuned approximately to one note, each tone slightly different in pitch to produce a complex and natural choral effect. These eight oscillators can be played with a single ribbon controller (variable resistor) to move the pitch center up or down. The span control expands the sound of a swarm of eight notes spread just a few cents apart into a wide chord of equidistant pitches spread over the entire spectrum. The player can “taffy pull” the resulting chord by using the span control and pitch ribbon in tandem. Swarms of sine waves evoke swarms of angels congregating. Swarms of sawtooth waves evoke the swarming of bees. The sound of a host of voices, earthly or unearthly, has a unique character recognized by the ear even when they are folded together in unison.


(Swarmatron)

NOW enter the RS-08. RS-08 is a unusual synthesizer loosely inspired by the compositions of György Ligeti (and in my opinion the Swarmatron). It is an eight oscillator ribbon mono synth with fine tunable chord memory. The XYPad allows smooth pitch control and immediate jump to play back of 8 “Chord Slot” Chord Slots are the saved, fine or coarse oscillators pitches. RS-08 has 8 Chord Slots. The XYPad allows instant call back of a chord slot making RS-08 a great synth for playing one finger chords, or rich and dense cluster chords, or super saw like textures. The XYPad combined with careful setup of “Chord Slot” and glide control can yield an interesting micropolyphony performances. So essentially we have eight Swarmatrons (chord slots) here and a choice of three different waveforms PLUS ADSR filter and effects. So it’s like a Swarmatron on roids.

RS-08 Ribbon Controller Synth

Some features I hope for in future updates:
MIDI
import your own wavetables

What’s New in Version 1.1.0

Audiobus 2 support (Requires iOS 8 or higher)
IAA support (Inter–App Audio)

Currently the features above are just a wish list sadly as this little app has some killer potential.

RS-08

2015
12/22
Modstep all in one MIDI sequencer and controller
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ModStep

Introducing Modstep, Modulation Monster and the first full-blown MIDI sequencer for the iPad. Modstep allows you to create music and jam with your iPad and your favorite IAA Apps, Mac and PC software and MIDI hardware as well as the internal drum sampler and synth. Use it as the centerpiece of your setup to create and perform music on the go, in the studio and on stage.

ModStep

FEATURES:
-Full-blown MIDI sequencer with Step Sequencer and Piano Roll
-Unlimited MIDI tracks
-Audio and MIDI streaming directly via charger cable to Mac and PC using studiomux technology
-Up to 128 MIDI CCs per Track can be modulated
-Built-in drum sampler with filter, delay and reverb, fully modulateable
-Built-in synthesizer with filter, delay and reverb, fully modulateable
-Templates to control external MIDI hardware
-Template editor to create your own templates for IAA Apps, desktop Apps and external MIDI devices
-Supports all MIDI interfaces for the iPad
-Core functionality controllable via external MIDI controllers
-Works on all iPads (iPad 1 restricted to MIDI only)
-Trigger out
-Integrated IAA mixer
-Step Sequencer with active steps
-Use third party IAAs as instruments and effects within one app

Requirements:
iOS 8 or later

Modstep

2015
09/27
Laplace – Resonator Synth Update 1_2_0
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Laplace Resonator Synthesizer

Laplace resonator synth update to 1.2.0.

What’s new:
– Updated Audiobus SDK to v2.2.1
– Added a programmable arpeggiator style
– Added MIDI In port selector
– Added a pitch bend setting
– Improved MIDI learn mode
– Fixed sticky keyboard keys with multitasking gestures

Laplace is a physical-modeling synthesizer based on resonator synthesis that makes it easy to create bowed string, plucked string, blown pipe and metallic sounds.

Laplace resonator synth for iPad

Specifications:
* Inter-App Audio
* Audiobus
* MIDI
* CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI Input
* MIDI Controller Mapping with MIDI Learn mode
* External Midi sync
* Arpeggiator
* 16 step sequencer – On/Off, Glide, Octave, Accent, Staccato
* Exciter
* Click – Stiffness, Color, Decay, Damper Noise
* Noise – LPF, HPF, ENV
*Resonator
*Flavor, LPF, ENV, Pitch ENV
*Sine – Pitch, FM, ENV
*HPF
* LFO
*Effectors
*Chorus
*Delay
*Reverb

Laplace

2015
09/14
AnalogKit Modular Synthesizer For iPad
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AnlogKit-Modular-Synthesizer

Analogkit is a modular synthesizer for iPad. It was designed to be enjoyed by both seasoned synth aficionados and curious cable-wranglers. Whether you’re into built-from-scratch effects pedals, synths, vocoders or even DIY games, AnalogKit allows you to build nearly anything you can dream of.

• Piece together controls, effects and signal generators into any gear you can imagine.
• 50+ included core components that can be combined to create endless possibilities of sounds.
• Share your creations with the community via the built-in Swap Meet, or browse, live-preview, and download gear built by other users.
• Compatible with many external audio interfaces so you can run AnalogKit as an effects board for mics, guitars, and other analog instruments.
• Full USB, Bluetooth, and WiFi MIDI support to let you use your favorite external controllers
• Advanced optimization algorithms enable you to run tens of thousands of basic modules in real-time on a modern iPad.
• State of the art anti-aliased oscillators provide the most authentic sound sources digital synthesis can offer.
• All the favorite toys from modular analog synths as well as digit logic components so you can build all the hybrid franken-synths your hardware modular friends could only dream of.

AnalogKit Modular Synthesizer For iPad

Under the hood, AnalogKit is anything but a toy. The process of putting things together with Analogkit is nothing less than an exploration of digital audio creation that’s both revealing and powerful.

Like a supercharged electronics project kit, Analogkit lets you combine and wire things up in any way you want, rather than having to settle for adjusting settings on existing gear. Depending on what components you choose, it can be both a trippy generative app that’s easy to lose hours with, or nimble and precise tool for building custom setups quickly.

Analogkit takes full advantage of its digital nature and lets you literally hook anything into anything, chain together as many of a thing as you like, and finally experiment like a kid again …a kid that happens to have the best audio toy to come to the iPad yet.

AnalogKit

2015
09/07
Bent FM Circuit Bending Synth For iOS
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Bent FM

The iPadloops music app blog is proud to announce news by Mayank Sanganeria.

bent.fm is a full FM model of a circuit-bent synthesizer. bent.fm allows the user to tweak classic circuit bending modifications like fine and octave-decimated clock bends, and experiment with more esoteric bends. Circuit-bent distortions and algorithmic sequences can be created by (im)proper connections on the bend matrix. Reroute digital serial information through the base chip set (a numerically controlled oscillator) and extra logic gates (NAND and XOR, binary counters), and experience architecture-level bit crushing. For anyone interested in circuit bending, glitch sounds, industrial music, and post-procedural art.

Bent-FM

What’s New in Version 1.5
• bent.fm is now a Universal App
– iPhone version lets you control 1 oscillator
– iPad version lets you control 2 oscillators
• Updated to Audiobus 2.2.1
• MIDI keyboards supported for pitch input!

bent.FM

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