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This version of Mela has been superseded. Please download Mela 2 instead.

Mela is an intuitive virtual analog synthesizer and an effects module with a streamlined interface. It can be loaded either as an instrument or an effect plug-in (Mela FX) inside host applications such as AUM, GarageBand, Cubasis and NanoStudio.

Mela – Synth Audio Unit Extension
• 4 great sounding oscillators
• 2 virtual analog style filters
• 3 envelopes with adjustable level, time and curve parameters
• Envelope modes: sustain, trigger and loop
• 3 tempo sync-able LFOs
• Build-in effects: distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger and delay
• Fully featured Modulation Matrix
• Flexible signal routing options
• Voice modes: monophonic, polyphonic, legato and glide
• Built-in virtual musical keyboard

Mela FX – Multi-FX Audio Unit Extension
• Input section with pan and level controls
• 2 virtual analog style filters
• Effects: distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger and delay
• 3 tempo sync-able LFOs
• Envelope Follower with Peak and RMS modes
• Follower can be driven by the audio unit's normal input or side chain
• Fully featured Modulation Matrix
• Flexible signal routing options
• Global section with dry, wet and bypass controls

• Standard selection of Saw, Sine, Square and Triangle waveforms
• Ability to morph between the waveforms or distort them using the Shape parameter
• Modern Phase Distortion algorithm with an additional Harmonics parameter
• Harmonics adjusts the richness of the generated waveform and modulating it sounds similar to filter sweeps
• Great sounding Noise waveform, which sounds warmer than pure white noise
• Other features: transposition, tuning, pan and level

• Selection of great sounding self-oscillating resonant filters
• Ability to morph between low-pass, band-pass and high-pass

Modulation Matrix
• Both Mela Synth and Mela FX come with a fully featured modulation matrix
• Most parameters of the audio units can be modulated
• Modulation sources: Envelope Generators, Envelope Follower and LFOs
• MIDI sources: Velocity, Key, Mod Wheel, Aftertouch and Pitch Bend
• The matrix supports both positive and negative modulation intensities

• Oscillators can be routed to filters 5 different ways
• FX section can be inserted before Filter 1, after it or after both filters

Audio Unit Extension Features
• Expandable layout if the window inside the host is large enough
• Preset management with import/export features
• Numeric Pad for entering exact parameter values

Mela App
• Mela Synth can be used by simply launching the app
• It can respond to MIDI input from external sources
• Supports Background Audio

Tip Jar
• Support the development of Mela by leaving a tip of any amount
• The Tip Jar is accessible via the app settings menu
• This is completely optional – the app is fully functional as is

If you enjoy using Mela please leave a review on the App Store. It’s much appreciated and it helps a lot. For any issues, feature suggestions or for any other support query, please get in touch.

What’s New

Version 1.9.1

• Minor enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Wunderlust 19 ,

Sounds Amazing

This synth makes me feel like writing music. The sounds take me to another world. Thank you for such a beautiful machine.

Developer Response ,

Thank you, very happy to hear you like Mela 🙏

Septimo73 ,

Ok but More of the same

Nothing really new here. There are endless synths of various engines on iOS already. So usually what I look for is the presets. You’ll know a great synth by how much effort went into their presets and how many you get. When I see an app that only has a small handful of so so presets, to me it means that not even the developer felt inspired enough to create on this app and has the attitude of “ Here... maybe YOU can pull something good out of this..”. Hint to all developers out there, I’d say about 85% of your customers (or higher) are not sound designers and are instead musicians looking for inspiring presets to minimally tweak if at all necessary.

Developer Response ,

It’s a fair comment and I agree with you mostly. Expect more interesting presets in the future. Thanks for your feedback!

👍!WOW! ,

Lovely synth

I couldn’t get these sounds out of NS1.
This is a big improvement.
Very warm actually.
Will use this quite a bit for ambient pads.
Thanks Nikolozi!

Developer Response ,

Glad you like it. It will do even more in the future 😊

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