2017
01/03
Electro Harmonix Mini Synthesizer For iPhone and iPad
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Electro-Harmonix, a pioneer since 1968 in the field of sound effects pedals for musicians, has produced an app which is a faithful digital re-creation of their circa 1980 analog cult-classic, The MINI-SYNTHESIZER.

Available for iPad and iPhone (IOS version 8.0 or later), the EHX MINI-SYNTHESIZER accurately delivers all the vintage synth sounds of the original plus modern updates.

EHX President and Founder, Mike Matthews stated: “Fans of vintage synths will appreciate the apps ability to recreate the original’s warm analog sounds and deep funky bass, but because it’s so affordable ($2.99 for phone, $4.99 for tablet) and user-friendly, parents, educators and non-musicians will love it, too.”

The MINI-SYNTHESIZER app comes with 25 presets and the ability to store an almost unlimited number of user presets programs. Audiobus and inter-app audio capabilities are included as well as Aftertouch for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus.

Intuitive, flexible and powerful control are provided by the MINI-SYNTHESIZER’s 12 sliders and nine switches. Here’s a breakdown of the user interface:

OSC Section
– PITCH slider lets the player raise or lower the pitch of the note by +/- 1 octave
– SUB-OCTAVE slider introduces a note one octave below what’s being played for extra bottom
– OCTAVE UP switch causes the note being played to jump up one octave.
– TUNE knob lets the player tune the MINI-SYNTHESIZER to other instruments and sound sources over a +/- 50 cents range.

FILTERS Section
– PHASE RATE slider adjusts the speed of the phase shifter
– FILTER START sets the start frequency of the filter sweep
– FILTER STOP sets the stop frequency of the filter sweep
– SWEEP RATE controls the speed of the filter sweep
– PHASE switch turns the effect on/off
– 2X FILTER switch changes how the audio passes through the filters (either in parallel or in series)
– Q switch sets the amount of resonance on the filter sweep
– RETRIGGER switch turns the filter retrigger on/off

DELAY Section
– TIME slider adjusts the delay time up to two seconds
– FEEDBACK controls the number of echo repeats
– BLEND adjusts the mix of the original signal and the echo repeats
– DELAY switch turns the effect on/off

REVERB Section
– AMOUNT slider adjusts the reverb effect level
– BLEND slider controls the mix of the wet and dry signals
– REVERB switch turns reverb on/off
– REVERB>DELAY switch lets the user place either Delay or Reverb first in the effects chain for a variety of cool sound effects.

MISCELLANEOUS CONTROLS
– VOL (Volume) slider adjusts the MINI-SYNTHESIZER’s overall sound output level
– POLY/MONO switch toggles between polyphonic (four notes can be played simultaneously) or monophonic (only one note can be played at a time) modes
– PRESETS pop-down menu displays the presets available and allows the user to instantly select one
– HORIZONTAL slider lets the player adjust the keyboards sounding range over an expansive eight-octave range.
– RIBBON Interface lets the player perform portamento (glide up or down to pitch), vibrato and other expressive playing.

The easy-to-use Electro-Harmonix MINI-SYNTHESIZER App is loaded with great sounds and features and is sure to appeal to serious musicians and non-musicians alike.

LIMITATIONS
– There is a known issue with old iPad and iPhone devices (pre-2012) and the emulation will cause a CPU overload.
– For iPad 2nd gen, iPad 3rd gen, iPad 4th gen, iPad mini 1, mini 2, mini 3, and iPad Air, polyphonic mode limits to 3 voices instead of 4 voices for Holy Grail REVERSE reverb.

DOWNLOADING iPHONE VERSION ON iPAD
– The iPhone version is not meant to perform optimally on the iPad. Be aware that if you download the iPhone version on the iPad you are more prone to glitches and crashes than having the iPad version on the iPad.

Electro-Harmonix Web SiteMini Synthesizer for iPhone Support
What’s New in Version 1.1.0
– MIDI Input and Output Functionality Implemented/Improved
– MIDI Aftertouch Issues Fixed
– Preset File Sharing

Get EHX MiniSynth!

2016
12/25
Geoshred 2 Is Here Now With MIDI and MPE!
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GeoShred Version 2, (Special Introductory price $24.95USD until Feb 1, 2017) an exciting update to the award-winning GeoShred musical instrument for iPad, now with MIDI/MPE support. GeoShred, Winner of a 2017 Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice Award as “one of the most innovative, groundbreaking products to emerge in the past twelve months”, has been enhanced with unprecedented MIDI/MPE I/O control, new effects, and additional model control parameters.

GeoShred is highly expressive when controlling, and being controlled by, instruments that use the upcoming “MPE” MIDI specification (MIDI Polyphonic Expression). It’s both a powerful synth and a formidable iPad based MIDI/MPE controller!

GeoShred is an expressive musical instrument with a multi-touch performance surface, coupled with an advanced physical model of a guitar. A fusion of Wizdom Music’s Geo Synthesizer user interface (Jordan Rudess), and moForte’s powerful, modeled guitar and effects chain based on the next generation Physical Modeling research of Dr. Julius O. Smith III of Stanford/CCRMA.

With GeoShred’s physical modeling synthesis, you can achieve realistic guitar sounds that bend, stretch and manipulate the sound into endless possibilities. You can explore, edit and control the physics of a guitar model – including solid or hollow body, nylon or metal strings, pick position, harmonics and more.

GeoShred is NOT just another app. GeoShred is a powerful, musical instrument that offers a performance environment on a multi-touch surface unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

What’s New in Version 2.214

GeoShred Version 2, now with MIDI/MPE support. GeoShred has been enhanced with unprecedented MIDI/MPE I/O control, new effects, and additional model control parameters. Bug fixes.

GeoShred Version 2 Features Include:
• A fluidly expressive playing surface coupled with a Physically modeled guitar
• MIDI IN/OUT and MPE support
• MIDI control using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, virtual MIDI and all digital interfaces including the TASCAM iXR and iConnectivity
• MIDI configuration presets
• Customizable control surface that can be mapped to physical MIDI Controls
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support.
• Multiple Modeled effects
• Modeled feedback and VCF effects
• Echo, a unique looper and multi-tap echo
• Finger vibrato, slide and fret scraping
• Unique mono mode using intervals of multiple strings.
• Built in Arpeggiator
• Alternative tunings
• Intelligent pitch rounding
• Easily share presets with friends

Geoshred 2

2016
11/19
Free Presets For Sunrizer Synth By Sam Izrael
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SunSunrizer Synthesizer Version 3.0

Sam Izrael presents the Sounds Of Izrael the first in a series of preset packs by this fello ipad musician and composer.

There are 201 presets in this set.

DOWNLOAD LINK HERE:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4bwafjupdqa1yd6/sound%20of%20Izrael.srb?dl=0

ABOUT SUNRIZER:

Sunrizer XS synth is a virtual analog synthesizer that takes the definition of iOs synthesizer to the next level.
Thanks to carefully designed architecture and heavy usage of coprocessor it blurs the boundaries between iOs and hardware synthesizers.
Sunrizer XS was built to perform and works perfectly with any MIDI keyboard or sequencer. A lot of research has been done in order to achieve unheard warmth and clarity.

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
10/23
Audulus 3 Update Adds New Audio Engine
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Audulus 3

With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus’s user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound – now made easier than ever with nearly 100 built-in Eurorack-style modules.

New in 3.3:

– New Audio Engine! Thanks to FANCY ALGORITHMS, you can now use z-1 without slowing down your entire patch.
– New Patch Library! A revamped patch library including some great new examples.
– Search by tag in the Patch Browser.
– New node/module addition UI. Tap on the background and select Create. Removed the toolbar.
– Support for split-screen and portrait orientation on iPad.
– Support for iOS 10.


▶ Key Features:

• Fluid Vector Interface – smooth animated interaction
• MIDI control – use your control surface or MIDI keyboard
• Polyphony – process multiple voices
• Diverse Nodes – from ADSR to ZeroCross
• Patch Browser – quickly flip through your patches
• 32-bit floating-point signal processing
• Fully Enhanced for Retina Display
• Unlimited Undo – full history stored in a patch
• Round-trip workflow with Audulus for Mac
• Virtual MIDI – control Audulus from your favorite MIDI app
• Audiobus support! – Runs as both an Input and Effect
• Sub-Patches – group and reuse nodes
• Universal Modulation – modulate any knob
• iCloud support – effortlessly sync patches between Mac and iPad
• Custom Nodes – build your own modules!
• Timing mode – figure out which nodes are using the most CPU!

▶ Featured Built-in Modules:

• 5ms Revolving Clock Divider
• Touch Feedback Clock
• Ms. Torsion Distortion
• Fibonacci Sequence
• Fab Five Rectifying LFO
• The Warpeggiator
• Scale Quantizer
• Cyclone Matrix Mixer
…and many more!

▶ Built-in Nodes:

• Virtual Analog Oscillator (4 classic waveforms)
• ADSR Envelope
• Noise Generator
• Mathematical Modules: Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction, Sine, Modulo
• Math expression module – 34 operation expression language
• Random Number Generator
• MIDI controlled Keyboard
• MIDI assignable trigger
• 16-Step Sequencer
• Delay
• Distortion
• Low Pass Filter
• Low Pass Filter with resonance
• High Pass Filter
• Feedback Delay
• Unit Delay
• DC Blocker
• Envelope Follower
• Pitch Shifter
• Constant Value
• Gain
• Mapper Curve
• Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
• Sample and Hold
• Crossfade
• 4-Channel Mixer
• Level Meter
• Value Meter
• Scrolling Waveform Meter
• Light
• RGB Light
• Input/Output
• Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
• Polyphonic/Monophonic signal converters
• Multiplexer/Demultiplexers
• Sub-Patch
• Timer
• Zero-crossing Counter
• Text

▶ Recommended hardware: 4th Generation iPad or later. iPhone 5 or later.

Audulus 3

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