A classic is reborn! With its introduction nearly a decade ago, Magellan pushed the boundaries of iOS technology and quickly took its place among the platform’s most popular synths. Continuing this pedigree, Yonac’s flagship Magellan Synthesizer 2 is a new alchemy of pristine sounds, innovative features, and devotion to user friendliness — all the same preserving the wicked soul of the original.
Cutting-edge synthesis technology, punchier tones, warmer filters, greater modulation options, AUv3, MPE, brand-new presets: these are just a few of Magellan’s features for a whole new era.
Magellan’s beating heart is its three realtime virtual-analog oscillators: with their pulse width and blend parameters, the first two connect to a unique Timbre module to derive many additional waveforms. A special Oscillator Unison stage activates additional “secret” oscillators to supply up to 24 oscillators per voice — perfect for supersaws, or true chorus/flange effects obtained right at the synthesis stage. A fully configurable Maximizer module helps create even bigger stereophonic sounds by activating up to 120 simultaneous oscillators per voice.
A powerful yet intuitive FM module gives life to Magellan’s unique hybrid design. With its very own ADSR and variable contour generator (with 3 different envelope shapes), it works as an additional sound source and transforms Magellan 2 into a very capable frequency modulation synthesizer. Combined with other oscillators and modulation features, it generates strong multi-layered textures impossible via subtractive synthesis alone.
Two independent filter banks, 11 different filters, series/parallel selection with variable balance — these newfangled filters incorporate nonlinearities and analog-derived quirks that impart them hefty servings of aural “sugar”. The addition of “FAT” controls helps give added gravitas and harmonic content. Dedicated ADSRs (with extra long maxes) feature A/B/C contour generators for totally different playing characteristics.
Twin LFOs, modulation envelope, as well as direct control: the backbone of a powerful and versatile modulation system that can take 16 simultaneous targets, each with its own variable amount. In addition, each LFO/Envelope target can be assigned a secondary control (including via MIDI) to dynamically vary or even “piggyback” its modulating signal. The inbuilt XY-pad can hit any pair of 140 parameters for realtime control, while the “EZ Velocity” module helps quickly dial in the right touch for amplitude, filters & FM.
Second generation Yonac SPAWN unlocks the power of A.I. to help create countless original presets. Powered with an Expert mode, three different algorithms, and configurable machine autonomy down to module level, you can produce anything from subtle variations on a theme to wild new sounds with unrivaled “hit rate” — all at the touch of a button.
AUv3, MIDI & MPE
The ultra-efficient synth engine and flexible user interface are specially designed so that you can run many Magellans simultaneously in your favorite AUv3 DAW or Mixer. Along with massively featured MIDI I/O (complete with MIDI learn/recall, program changes, et al.), Magellan 2 is also MPE compatible with full polyphonic pitch control. Aftertouch and even CC74 are assignable through the mod matrices — and the new onscreen MagTOUCH MPE controller provides voice-wise expression not only within Magellan, but to other MPE apps/devices and inside compatible DAWs as well.
Analog-inspired 32x4 step/pattern sequencer with gate, velocity and skip; ChordMaker with note matrix that maps one key into a chord; powerful, easy-to-use arp with live & program modes; FX rack featuring 10 stereo units and configurable signal flow; 360+ factory presets, with a bank custom produced by Sunsine Audio; Ableton Link, YPAT3 preset management, patch translator, app recorder are just a few more of Magellan Synthesizer 2 features.
• Improves compatibility with certain AUv3 hosts
• Fixes intermittent issues when restoring In-App Purchases
• Updates related to iOS 15
• Other optimizations and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
I was hoping we’d get a Auv3 update to Magellan for the longest and don’t mind having to pay for a whole new app, tbh I was apprehensive at first because as much as I love Kasper and Kauldron I always have to go into the midi settings and turn of the hardware midi in when using them with Daws so they don’t play when I’m playing other midi instruments, happily that’s not the case with this. Idk if I can import all my user patches from version one yet. As the other other mentioned apps, it would be great if e could just not have to turn off hard midi when using them as audio units in Daws.🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 Anyway great sounding and feature rich synth!!!
Some of the features of this app barely work since it crashes every time you use them. This app is very buggy, if you mess with the FX it immediately does this weird cracking noise and mutes your sound. You also hear a crackle sometimes while playing any of the existing presets. And I recently noticed that the developers haven’t updated this app in over a year so I doubt anything will get fixed soon. This is my worst purchase in the appstore as my request for a refund has been denied twice(which is the max amount of requests you could do per app) so basically I’m stuck with a broken piece of garbage.
Ive warned you. Do not buy this app, they swallow up your money and won’t give you refunds. Complete and total SCAM. I already tried to contact AppleSupport and they just did not care. I will not change my review until I get my money back, whether it be from the developer’s own pockets or Apple’s pockets.
Developer Response ,
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Great app, but....
This appears to be a great new synth app except for the surprise the second time I used it. It starts with 366 presets, but eliminates 261 of them the next time you use it, so plan on the additional $6 IAP, especially when you have no idea which of the deleted presets are on which IAP.
Please disregard the above as I opened the app again to find all of the presets were now working again. Obviously some user error here. I then purchased an IAP and received an additional 64 presets for a current total of 430 presets. Rating is now 5 stars. Good job, Yonac.
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- Yonac Inc.
- 46.8 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Yonac Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Like, Totally 80s $1.99
- Have a Nice Day: The 1970s $1.99
- MagTOUCH & MPE $1.99
- Sounds of Horror I $1.99
- Sounds of Horror II $1.99