2015
09/14
UPDATE: Magellan iOS Synth Ver 3 2
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Magellan iPad Synthesizer

One of my absolute favorite synths for iOS just got even better. The “spawn” feature in this synth is wicked. It allows you to create new patches through a randomize process. The spawn feature is improved in this version and expanded.

What’s New in Version 3.2

This update includes…
• Expanded and improved SPAWN – use AI to magically create new and better presets at the touch of one button
• Free preset bank from New Wave Presets (NWP Lab30)
• iOS9 compatability
• Check out the Magellan Store – more preset packs coming soon

Magellan is the bold new professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPad. Not content with just one synth, we gave Magellan TWO independent polyphonic synth engines. Individually or together, they deliver a new powerful warmth to the sound of iOS music.

Complete with a full FX rack, a total of six oscillators, dual filters per engine, multiple unison stages, extensive modulation matrix, dedicated arps, powerful MIDI capabilities, and a polyphonic step-sequencer – the aural possibilities with Magellan are infinite.

Magellan iPad

\\\ Synth ///

• 2 independent virtual analog synth engines running simultaneously

• 3 oscillators per synth engine; total of 6 realtime oscillators

• Osc unison stage w/ adjustable detune & width, up to 24 simultaneous wave generators for supersaw effect

• Realtime PWM Modulation for osc 1 & 2


• FM module w/ dedicated blend, ADSR envelope, adjustable contour

• Oscillator 2>1 ring modulation

• Noise generator w/ adjustable tone
• VCA ADSR envelope

• Separate voice unison stage w/ settable stereo spread, detune

• Dual Keyboards w/ individual pitch & modulation wheels

• Dual Touch Pad controls w/ settable key & scale & note-snapping, individual voice parameterization
• Polyphonic, Monophonic, Poly/Mono Legato operation modes

• Glide

• Matrixpad modulation w/ configurable x/y destinations, synth out select, optional snapback

• Realtime oscilloscope (iPad 2 & newer)

• Synth coupling – run both synths by one control interface

• Inter-App Audio
• Audio backgrounding

• Tap tempo

• 20 voice combined polyphony (10 voice combined for iPad 1)

\\\ Filters ///

• 2 filter banks per synth engine, configurable in series or parallel
• Dedicated ADSR envelope for each bank; selectable envelope curve, adjustable contour & tracking

• 11 Filter types for each bank:
• “Magellan” 24dB Resonant LP
• “Victor” 24dB Resonant L/H/B Pass
• “Voyvoda” 12dB L/H/B Pass

• Formant, Comb, All-Pass, Notch filters
• True bypass

\\\ Modulation ///

• Dual LFO’s per synth

• 4 freely assignable destinations per LFO

• Dedicated amp setting for each destination
• 3 reset modes

• Adjustable phase & delay
• Frequency tracking

\\\ Arp ///

• Dedicated arp in each synth engine
• 10 arp patterns; Settable note value & gate; swing
• 6 octaving modes, settable note and octave repeats

\\\ Sequencer ///

• Analog inspired 16/32 step polyphonic sequencer

• 8 track poly out per pattern in 16-step, 4 track poly out in 32-step “link” mode
• Trackwise selection of target synth engine

• Settable pitch, velocity, gate, octave per step

• 6 sequence algorithms for each pattern


• Swing
• Timeline for creating song length sequences w/ patterns

• Share or bounce song files containing sequences

\\\ Chordmaker ///

• Dedicated Chordmaker module for each synth

• Create/save chord progressions; play by pressing a single key

\\\ FX ///

• Comprehensive FX rack: EQ, Compressor, Reverb, Stereo Delay w/ BPM sync, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Waveshaper, Bitcrusher, Expander
• Configurable FX signal flow

\\\ Record & Share ///

• Tape deck for recording app audio

• Metronome

• Export via email, SoundCloud
• Export/Import via WiFi, Copy/Past, Sonoma
• Audiobus for Input or FX slot

\\\ MIDI ///

• CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI

• Individually configurable synth MIDI In & Out ports
• Keyboard splitting
• Control Magellan w/ external MIDI controllers
• MIDI Learn w/ 350+ destinations


• Sync w/ external MIDI clocks – control sequencer or arp
• Share Magellan MIDI CC maps

\\\ Presets ///

• Over 300 factory presets
• 2 banks & song designed by Sunsine Audio

• Share presets, banks via email or iTunes; Save unlimited banks & presets
• SPAWN – use SPAWN’s artificial intelligence to automatically create amazing new sounds
• Export/Import presets, banks via email or iTunes; Create/save unlimited banks & presets

Magellan

2012
12/18
Update: Magellan Version 2.0 Adds AudioBus
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Magellan iPad Synthesizer

Yonac Software’s Magellan adds AudioBus compatibility.

What’s New in Version 2.0

Major free upgrade with many new and improved features!

Audiobus integration: use Magellan as an input in Audiobus graphs!

• Free new bank of 32 presets produced by Sunsine Audio!

• Fully compatible with the new Magellan Jr. for iPhone and iPod Touch

• New touch pad control framework with highly improved expression and expanded options:
✔ Step-to-step glide with adjustable note snapping
✔ New per-voice vertical controls, including FM parameters and velocity
✔ Display all occurences of selected notes in octaving mode
✔ Integrated with keyboard hold
✔ Edit musical scale
✔ Improved touch pad navigation, now enabled by simply using the scroll lock button

• New velocity sense feature for the keyboards, using the accelerometer. Touch softly for quieter notes, and tap harder for louder ones.

• Completely updated MIDI Learn / CC Maps feature
✔ Four new modules you can control with MIDI: Arp 1, Arp 2, FX and Sequencer!
✔ Over 350 mappable / learnable MIDI destinations
✔ Knobs, switches, displays and other UI elements are now animated with MIDI input
✔ Manipulate Arp settings, or program and use the Sequencer — all via MIDI

• MIDI Bank and Program changes

• Enumerated banks/presets tables for easier reference for program changes

• Settable hardware buffer size

• Much wider range of keyboard key sizes

• Updated recording module:
✔ Fixed-length recording option for creating loops on-the-fly
✔ Start recording on first touch option

• New, more robust metronome with a wider range of time signatures

• Bugfixes, internal improvements and optimization:
✔ iOS 6.0 mime type bug that affected bundle sharing via email
✔ Intermittent WIST issue when using sequencer as master
✔ Many subtle improvements to UI and synth engine
✔ Other fixes and improvements

• Completely tested and compatible with iOS 6, iPad Mini and iPad 4

Magellan for iPad

Magellan Jr for iPhone

2012
07/28
Magellan iPad Synthesizer
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Yonac Software Magellan Synthesizer For iPad

Yonac Software (the makers of Shredder, MiniSynth, and AirVox) have done it again with this cool new synthesizer for the iPad called Magellan. It comes loaded with x/y pad for effects like bit crusher, flanger, echo, distortion and more. Set your BPM for tempo sync effects, LFOs, and an arpeggiator.

“Magellan boldly travels waters where others have not dared to tread: Two independent polyphonic synth engines, with a total of 6 configurable oscillators. Polyphonic unison mode giving 24 simultaneous wave generators. Two filter banks per synth engine, each bank with its dedicated envelope and 11 unique filter types to choose from. FM synthesis module with blend and dedicated envelope. Dual LFOs in each synth with 4 freely assignable destinations each. Complete FX rack with modulation, time-delay, reverb and wave shaping effects. Dual traditional keyboards, as well as dual touch pad performance interfaces with individual parametric control over each voice. Built in arpeggiator for each synth engine, allowing you to run two different arps simultaneously, as well as a built analog-inspired polyphonic step sequencer, and much more!”

\\\ Synth ///

• 2 independent virtual analog synth engines running simultaneously

• 3 oscillators per synth engine; total of 6 realtime oscillators

• Osc unison stage w/ adjustable detune & width, up to 24 simultaneous wave generators for super-saw type effects

• Realtime PWM Modulation for osc 1 & 2


• FM module w/ dedicated blend, ADSR envelope, adjustable contour

• Oscillator 1>2 ring modulation

• Noise generator w/ adjustable tone
• VCA ADSR envelope

• Separate voice unison stage w/ settable stereo spread, detune

• Dual Keyboards w/ individual pitch & modulation wheels

• Dual Touch Pad controls w/ settable key & scale, individual voice parameterization
• Polyphonic, Monophonic, Poly/Mono Legato operation modes

• Glide

• Matrixpad modulation w/ configurable x/y destinations, synth out select, optional snapback

• Realtime oscilloscope displaying output signal (iPad 2 and 3)

• Synth coupling – allow running both synths by a single control interface

• Audio backgrounding

• Tap tempo

• 16 voice combined polyphony (8 voice combined for iPad 1)

\\\ Filters ///

• 2 filter banks per synth engine, configurable in series or parallel
• Dedicated ADSR envelope for each bank; selectable envelope curve, adjustable contour

• 11 Filter types for each bank:
• “Magellan” 24dB Resonant Low Pass
• “Victor” 24dB Resonant Low/High/Band Pass
• “Voyvoda” 12dB Low/High/Band Pass

• Formant, Comb, All-Pass, Notch filters
• True bypass

\\\ Modulation ///

• Dual LFO’s per synth

• Up to 4 freely assignable destinations per LFO

• Dedicated amp setting for each LFO destination
• 3 reset modes

• Adjustable phase & delay
• Frequency tracking

\\\ Arp ///

• Dedicated arpeggiator in each synth engine
• 10 arp patterns; Settable note value & gate; swing
• 6 octaving modes, plus settable note and octave repeats

\\\ Sequencer ///

• Analog inspired 16/32 step polyphonic sequencer

• 8 track poly output per pattern in 16-step, 4 track poly out in 32-step “link” mode
• Track wise selection of target synth engine

• Settable pitch, velocity, gate, octave per step

• 6 sequence direction algorithms for each pattern


• Swing
• Timeline for creating song length sequences w/ patterns

• Import/Export song files containing sequences

\\\ Chordmaker ///

• Dedicated Chordmaker module for each synth

• Create/save chord progressions, played by pressing a single key

\\\ Effects ///

• Comprehensive FX rack: Reverb, Stereo Delay w/ BPM sync, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Waveshaper/Distortion, Bitcrusher, Sonic Expander

\\\ Recording & Sharing ///

• Built in tape deck for recording app audio

• Metronome

• Export audio files via email, SoundCloud
• Export/Import audio files via WiFi, Intua or Sonoma Audio Copy / Paste

\\\ MIDI ///

• CoreMIDI

• Virtual MIDI, both vMIDI In and vMIDI Out ports
• Control Magellan w/ external MIDI controllers

• Synth-wise MIDI In channel select

• MIDI Out w/ settable channel or omni

• MIDI Learn w/ over 80 control destinations

• Save MIDI CC configurations to file for later use

• Sync w/ external MIDI clocks to control sequencer, arp modules

\\\ Presets ///

• Over 242 factory presets
• 34 presets and a song designed by Sunsine Audio

• Export/Import presets, banks via email or iTunes; Create/save unlimited banks & presets

Magellan available for $4.99

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