Made for complex and organic sounds, Factory sports a big modulation matrix with all kinds of features to create a wildlife of sounds. A vast array of DSP is ready to play: Analog style oscillators and filters, but also different flavors of wavetable synthesis, Wavetable driven Waveguide resonators and a 3-FX-Chain in a dynamic signal flow. With the Morph crossfader, sounds can be changed drastically, but always musically. The Preset Browser with tags and rating makes finding sounds easy and fun.
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• Poly Synth with Mod-Matrix and Sequencers
• 2x10 Oscillator Engines
• Sub-Oscillator with Ringmodulation
• Noise Generator with 5 colors
• 8-voice VA-Sync, Wavetable, Waveguide & Fractal Synthesis
• 8x10 Mod Matrix with 36 targets
• Morph Fader, 2 States & Copy/Paste
• Envelopes and LFOs
• Sample & Hold Modul
• 4x Sequencers for all kinds of Gates and CV's, incl. 36 motion curves, uni/bipolar.
• Arpeggiator, Intonation engine, Scale Quantizer
• 11 Filter models & 3x Multi-Effect with drag 'n' drop signal flow
• Audio Unit v3 & Standalone
• Virtual, Network, External & Bluetooth MIDI
• Ableton Link
• MIDI Learn & Host Automation
• Preset iCloud Sync
• Preset Share
- iPadOS 14 compability issue fixed
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I am a man of many words. But Factory has just shut my pie hole. I was dumbstruck in the first hour I spent getting lost in this Ap.
The Synthesizer Aps we have today are amazing. Its hard keeping up with the flood of totally great synthesizers now piling up in the iOS world. At last count I have 27 and I love most of them - each for different reasons.
But Factory sits atop them all! Sugar Bytes has achieved something great here: a feature-rich, complex instrument that is uniquely versatile and yet still highly accessible and easy to work with. I found myself jamming live with great ease even with very complex patches and also quickly and interactively creating rapidly evolving musical material ...all within a single patch. This goes way beyond creating push-button presets to select as needed. You can an actually /PLAY/ this synthesizer. Its a lot like playing with a modular system except the interface is simpler. In fact it's not hard at all.
For the future, I would like to see a better scaled-pads type of on-screen keyboard. You can chose preset scales in Factory, but it leaves the chromatic keyboard on the screen and just nulls out the keys that do not fit in the scale you choose. Sugar Bytes should even consider creating user-defined key-pad tunings so that Factory can get deeper into more abstract musical territory.
I really want to give it 5 stars....but
This synth, is great, really great...probably one of my all time favs for creating patches. You can make sounds with this that you just can’t make with other synths, especially using the 4 track sequencer to drive synth parameters. That alone opens soooo many possibilities, plus the ability to morph between patches. And unlocking it lets you use it as an audio unit ( note to other developers, you’re wasting your time if you aren’t making your synth or fx app an audio unit, you’re missing out on sales. Personally I’ve stopped investing money in non audio unit apps for the most part ) Anyway, Factory is easily worthy of 5 stars except for one thing. When you make a song using it in a Daw, the patch doesn’t load correctly for some presets and you have to reload the preset again, so if you’re using a lot of instances, it make it not worth using it to me. I don’t know if there’s ever going to be a fix, but you shouldn’t feel hesitant about using an app, you shouldn’t have to worry about things like presets loading correctly. I would easily give it 5 stars , but right now it kind of a big deal for me not being able to open a song and just listen to it.
Developer Response ,
We've eventually reported the bug to apple and they confirmed that it's a problem on their end.
So there currently is nothing we can do about it from our side but we are full of hope the next iOS update will eventually fix it. Let's keep our fingers crossed that Apple acts quickly.
Simply amazing! Bravo!
This app is incredible. Super powerful, packed with features yet relatively easy to use. At firs you I was overwhelmed with all the signal routing possibilities but the app is super logical. I’ll add that the user’s manual for the app is very well written (over 100 pages long!), even just that makes me appreciate the work put towards the app. Thank you! I’m still using the basic free version but will definitely upgrade soon, mainly to be able to use its AUv3 functionality.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.