2019
07/05
Audiokit Digital D1 Now Audio Unit
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AudioKit D1 PCM Synthesizer

Epic 64-voice Virtual Analog / PCM iPad Synth. Inspired by the Digital Synths of the 80s and 90s. 100% of proceeds from this app go to support the AudioKit open-source project & AudioKit Synth One. FULLY LOADED w/ 500+ presets.

DIGITAL D1 is AWESOME:

• 64-voice Hybrid Digital Poly Synthesis.

• Full 1+ Gigabyte of original samples recorded from analog & fm synths over 30+ years old

• AUv3 Plugin & Stand-alone iPad Synth

• Space-saving Compression – The whole app is under 200mb!

• Dual layers per voice. Keyboard splits. Velocity Scaling.

• Vintage-style Arp/Step Sequencer that can be routed to specific layers.

• 3 LFOs. Fun Routings. LFOs can modify other LFOs.

• Dual Independent per-Layer filters

• Plus, per-voice Harmonic key-tracked Envelope filters.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

• FX: Glorious Reverb, Phaser, Digital Delay, Distortion, Flanger, Chorus, Crush, and more.

• Inter-app Audio & AudioBus 3

• Perfect with a MIDI Keyboard

• Ableton Link

• All kinds of awesome stuff

• The Sound. Oh, the sound. You won’t believe it.

REQUIREMENTS:

Works on iPad 4 and above.

Get D1 HERE

2019
07/05
Spectrum Free Synthesizer App
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Spectrum free synth for iOS

Spectrum is a collection of Audio Unit ports of popular eurorack synthesizer modules. To use Spectrum, load the Audio Units in your DAW or AU host of choice, like Audiobus, GarageBand or AUM. The app itself makes no sound.

Included are:

Spectrum – Multi-mode 8-voice polyphonic oscillator featuring 14 high quality oscillator algorithms
Modal – Modal synthesis. Bowed, Blowed, and Struck sounds through a 64-band resonator. Also included as an effect.
Resonator – 7 beautiful string generation algorithms. Also included as an effect
Granular – Granular sampler, looper, pitch shifter, reverb effect.

Each audiounit also features:

– modulation LFO
– modulation ADSR envelope
– XY touchpad (except on Modal)
– 2-source modulation matrix allowing for complex and evolving patches.
– MIDI CC control of parameters
– Loadable as an AudioUnit effect (except Spectrum)

Spectrum contains DSP code provided under the MIT open source license by Mutable Instruments.

Get Spectrum for free HERE

2019
06/06
Dexed FM Synth AU
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Dexed FM Synth for iPad

An iOS port of Dexed, an FM Synthesizer. Comes with AudioUnit AUv3 plugin for GarageBand and other apps like AUM. iOS Midi, bluetooth MIDI supported, get a camera kit and plug in through USB. Dexed is a multi platform, multi format plugin synth that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7. Dexed is also a midi cartridge librarian/manager for the DX7. More information on the original Dexed soft synth here https://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/

Multi platform (OS X, Windows or Linux) and multi format (VST, AU, LV2)
The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modeled on the original DX7 characteristics
144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel
Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor and sysex manager
Each operator have a realtime VU meter to know which one is active
Can load/save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

Get Dexed HERE

2019
02/21
AudioKit D1 Hybrid Synthesizer
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AudioKit D1 PCM Synthesizer

Epic 64-voice Virtual Analog / PCM iPad Synth. Inspired by the Digital Synths of the 80s and 90s – 100% of proceeds from this app go to support the AudioKit open-source project & AudioKit Synth One.

What’s new in Version 1.0.4

LOADS OF MICROTONALITY FEATURES ADDED:
+ Digital D1 can now open Scala Files: On your iPad select a link to a Scala file ending in “.scl” and you will see “Copy to Digital D1” as an option.
+ You can now use AudioKit Synth One to send Scales to Digital D1!
This functionality is kind of like Ableton Link, but, for Tuning.
How does this work? Go to the “Tune” panel in Synth One. There’s a new button called “TuneUp” (starting w/ version 1.0.3), click on that to open D1. You can also share master tuning setting.
+ New “Back” Button & Scale “Reset” buttons in D1 when using a scale from another app.
+ NEW Master Tuning knob on the bottom of the “FX” panel in D1 It goes from 432 to 440. If you want a wider range, you can set the tuning from Synth One

+ D1 now loads last used preset when restarted
+ Under the hood: Over 3,000+ lines of code have been re-worked as we fine-tune AUv3.
We are working every single day of the week on it. And, won’t rest until we get it to you. We’re in it for the marathon. We’ll always be updating and adding cool stuff to Digital D1.

ONE MORE THING: If you were an early adopter of D1, we have a special gift. Your copy of Digital D1 will be upgraded to the Platinum Edition in this update. Meaning, you’ll get all future sound expansions free for life. We’ve got a few great expansions planned this year. And, you’ll get every one of them for free as a thank you for your early support and patience. If your copy of D1 qualifies, you’ll see the “Platinum Edition” text on the Preset Panel after this update.

COMING TO DIGITAL D1 SOON:
+ AUv3 Plugin functionality
+ Free & IAP Expansion Cards (All Free with Platinum Edition)
+ MPE support
+ Video Tutorial/Instructions on Using D1
+ More bug fixes and upgrades

Legacy features:
• 64-voice Hybrid Digital Poly Synthesis.
• Full 1+ Gigabyte of original samples recorded from analog & fm synths over 30+ years old
• Space-saving Compression – The whole app is under 150mb!
• Dual layers per voice. Keyboard splits. Velocity Scaling.
• Vintage-style Arp/Step Sequencer that can be routed to specific layers.
• 3 LFOs. Fun Routings. LFOs can modify other LFOs.
• Dual Independent per-Layer filters
• Plus, per-voice Harmonic key-tracked Envelope filters.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
• FX: Glorious Reverb, Phaser, Digital Delay, Distortion, Flanger, Chorus, Crush, and more.
• Inter-app Audio & AudioBus 3
• Perfect with a MIDI Keyboard
• Ableton Link
• All kinds of awesome stuff
• The Sound. Oh, the sound. You won’t believe it.

“Digital D1 synth is pure ‘80s and ‘90s digital lushness” – Computer Music/Music Radar
“Beautiful. Lush. Modern and Amazing… An Instant Classic.”

REQUIREMENTS:
Works on iPad 4 and above.

Get this app HERE

2019
01/02
New Synth EG WaveShaper
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WaveShaper synthesizer for iOS

EG WaveSHAPER is the first synthesizer that lets you create your sound with a finger.

Draw the waveform on the screen or shape a builtin one, mix it with a classic analog oscillator and a sub oscillator and automate all the knobs with 2 drawable LFOs and 2 ENVs

HYBRID WAVESHAPING ENGINE
‘Waveshaping is a synthesis-and-transformation technique that turns simple sounds into complex sounds’

2 wavetables can be designed and morphed to create unique and dynamic sounds under your finger, choosing the morph attack and release; complex spectra can be created waveshaping the oscillator and introducing non linear distortion, rich harmonics and a tube-vacuum behaviour.
The hybrid Waveshaping/Wavetable engine lets you combine a wavetable oscillator with a classic oscillator and a sub oscillator, to add additional sound layers and depth.

LFOs & ENVs
2 Lfo and 2 Envelopes with indipendent time can be assigned to virtually any of the synth parameters. They can also be graphically designed with the touch of your finger or you can choose among the builtin envelopes.

OTHER FEATURES
– Hybrid Wavetable/Waveshaping engine
– Draw your wavetable oscillator with your finger
– 100+ presets (Pad, Lead, Bass and Fx)
– 30+ builtin waveforms to use and modify
– 2 LFOs and 2 ENVs assignable to any parameter
– FX: Reverb, Delay and EG Crush
– Detune osc to create huge unison sounds
– FM and Noise with configurble FM Ratio and Noise eq
– VCF and Reso filters
– Complete presets management with export and share
– Core MIDI: MIDI in, MIDI CC, MIDI channel pressure control
– AU3 with full knobs parameters automation
– Universal for iPad & iPhone

More info here https://www.elliottgarage.com/

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