2013
02/04
Update: Magellan 2 1 Synthesizer For iPad
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Magellan iPad Synthesizer

Magellan is a bold professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPad and iPad Mini. 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

What’s New in Version 2.1

This free upgrade, includes intelligent preset generation, two new effects, configurable FX signal flow, user-friendly additions to the preset system and more! This update also opens up Magellan as an FX processor you can use with Audiobus.

You also get two free patch banks that you can download by visiting the Yonac forum at www.yonac.com/forum. These banks are compatible with Magellan Jr. also, and use some of the new features.

• Smart Preset Aggregation with Windowed raNdomization (SPAWN)
— Uses specially designed artifical intelligence algorithms to generate new presets on-the-fly
— Makes decisions based on the user-specified tonality parameters, such as Bass, Lead, Pad or “Weird”
— Algorithms intelligently decide and generate over 100 synth-related parameter and over 80 fx-related parameters
— Generate arp patterns in any chosen scale, or in a random scale
— Use “Surprise Me” option to give complete control to the system
— Retains 16 most recent spawns in memory under the dedicated “Recent Spawns” bank

• Use Magellan as an effects processor in Audiobus connections!
• Two new free effects,
— HEXEq: a very powerful and highly configurable 6-channel parametric equalizer with 9 filter types you can choose from for each channel, including shelving, peak, band and more.
— VC-93 Compressor: a juicy compressor with built in I/O VU meters
• Change the FX signal flow via easy to use drag-n-drop interface. Allows you to experiement with any possible linear ordering.
• MIDI inlets for all the new features
• Master output meter with clipping indicators on the main panel
• Improved launch procedure
• Favorite presets bank to collect your preferred presets in a single place. Simply star or unstar a preset
to add or remove it from favorites.
• Recent presets banks
• Restore Factory Presets option, so you can reinstall factory presets without having to reinstall the whole app
• Various other improvements

Magellan is available for $14.99

2013
01/17
Magellan Jr Synthesizer For iPhone
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Magellan iPad Synthesizer

Magellan Jr is the bold new professional analog modeling synthesizer for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Modeled after its acclaimed big brother, Magellan for iPad, you can now create powerful music wherever you go. With extensive MIDI capabilities and near-zero latency, Magellan Jr is a fierce live-performance machine.

Complete with a full FX rack, three oscillators, dual filters, multiple unison stages, extensive modulation matrix, arpeggiator, and a polyphonic step-sequencer – the aural possibilities with Magellan Jr are infinite! Magellan Jr and Magellan are completely compatible: presets, sequences and sound recordings are easily interchangeable.

What’s New in Version 1.1.2
Major free upgrade, including Audiobus integration (works as Input & Effects), 2 new effects, configurable FX signal flow, optimization, and more. Download FREE presets for the new FX in their forum: www.yonac.com/forum.html

Magellan Jr iPhone Synthesizer

• Audiobus support! Use Magellan Jr as an input or as an FX processor via Audiobus
• Two new free FX!
— HEXEq: a versatile 6-channel parametric equalizer with 9 filter types available for each channel, including shelving, peak, band and more.
— VC-93 Compressor: a juicy compressor with built in I/O VU meters
• Enables reordering of the FX flow. Go to Prefs -> FX and simply drag and drop the FX boxes to change the signal processing order.
• MIDI Inlets for the new FX
• 4 New FM-related vertical voice controls for the touchpads
• Start-on-first-touch recording option
• Keyboard velocity sensing using the accelerometer, with adjustable sensitivity.
• Engine-wide optimization for improved performance
• Increased polyphony to 10 voices on iPhone 4S & 5, and 5 voices on iPhone 4.
• Improved launch procedure
• Bug fixes

\\\ Synth ///

• 3 oscillators w/selectable waveforms

• Osc unison stage w/ adjustable detune & width, up to 12 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 2>1 ring modulation

• Noise generator w/ adjustable tone
• VCA ADSR envelope

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

• Dual Keyboards

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

• Glide

• Matrixpad modulation w/ configurable x/y destinations and optional snapback

• Realtime oscilloscope displaying output signal (iPhone 4S, 5, and iPod Touch 5)

• Audio backgrounding

• Tap tempo

• 10 voice polyphony (5 voice for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4)

\\\ Filters ///

• 2 filter banks, 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

• Up to 3 freely assignable destinations per LFO

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

• Adjustable phase & delay
• Frequency tracking & BPM Sync

\\\ Arp ///

• 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
• Settable pitch, velocity, gate, octave per step
• 6 sequence algorithms for each pattern


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

• Import/Export song files containing sequences

\\\ Chordmaker /// 

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

\\\ FX ///

• Comprehensive FX rack w/ adjustable flow order: Equalizer, Compressor, 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 SoundCloud
• Export/Import audio files via email, WiFi, Intua or Sonoma Audio Copy/Paste
• Audiobus support

\\\ MIDI ///

• CoreMIDI

• Virtual MIDI, both vMIDI In & 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 250 control destinations

• Save MIDI CC maps to file for later use

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

\\\ Presets ///

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

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

\\\ Requirements ///

• iPhone 4 or later
• iPod Touch 4th Gen or later

Magellan Jr is available for $4.99

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

2011
12/14
Guitar Synth For iPad
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Shredder Guitar Synth For iPad

Shredder Guitar Synth For iPad is here. As a guitarist I am extremely happy to have this app. In the past I would have to pay hundreds of dollars to get something this pro from companies like Roland for example. The tracking in this app is amazing.

Say hello to SHREDDER: the first professional iOS synthesizer designed for guitar! Raspy synth swells? Gotcha covered. Bass-doubled riffs? Yup. Strings ‘n Things for beefing up the mix? Ditto. No special synth pickup needed.

SHREDDER is a synthesizer controlled by your guitar. Pop it on, plug in your guitar, hit the “Guitar Synth” button and start jamming. SHREDDER comes with a true analog synth engine including dual oscillators, 3 types of filter, a dedicated FM envelope as well as other goodies like dual LFOs, a virtual pedalboard and more. Chose among 100+ built-in presets, or create and save endless ones of your own.

SHREDDER comes with a dedicated guitar mix fader to mix in your guitar, and has attack and decay sensitivity faders to allow you to customize guitar tracking to your playing and input interface, whether its a USB in, a guitar adapter or the plain built-in mic. Headphones are required with use of the built in-mic, and we always recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions for your audio interface to prevent feedback or a noisy signal.

But SHREDDER doesn’t just toot its own horn: It’s also a MIDI interface. Browse and select virtual MIDI compatible apps or MIDI Compatible devices inside the app, and select which one’s you’d like to control. Hit “MIDI OUT” when ready, and start driving any of your favorite apps/synths/drum machines/etc via SHREDDER. And, yes…you can drive all of the 16 MIDI channels at the same time.

Specs

— Guitar Controlled Analog Modeling Synth / MIDI Interface
— 44.1k, 16-bit CD quality audio
— No synth pickup needed: works via guitar adapter or mic (best in quiet settings w/ amplified electric or regular acoustic guitar, if using mic)
— FM/Subtractive fully programmable hybrid synth engine w/ dedicated FM envelope
— Dual individually configurable LFOs with 7 waveforms each
— 3-Pass custom resonant filter
— Dedicated filter, amp and FM ADSR envelopes
— Built in oscilloscope
— 16 channel virtual MIDI out
— MIDI in for playing w/ external controller
— Configurable MIDI CC map
— Glide & Noise
— Ring Modulation
— Virtual Pedalboard
— Audio Recording & Sharing (Audio Paste, WiFi, or Email)
— 100+ awesome presets
— Save any number of your own synth presets
— On-screen keyboard
— Built-in tuner

Shredder is available for $4.99

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