Nambu - AUv3 Plugin Synth 4+

FM Synthesizer

iceWorks, Inc.

    • 4.7 • 21 Ratings
    • $17.99



NAMBU is a 6-operator FM synthesizer that supports AUv3 plug-ins. It's a semi-modular FM synthesizer that incorporates modern ideas, not designed to recreate the sound and workflow of a vintage FM synthesizer.

- 6x Operators
- 11x LFOs
- 11x Envelopes
- 2x Step sequencer
- 3 Band EQ
- Compressor
- Saturator
- Chorus
- Delay
- Reverb

# Note
- NAMBU is not compatible with vintage FM synthesizers and you cannot import those presets into NAMBU.
- This product is compatible with iPads and iPhones, but not compatible with Apple Silicon Macs.
- This product mainly contains basic presets that are useful as a starting point for sound creation. Please note that there are no huge amount of presets. Enjoy making sounds.

# 6 Operator Types
- FM Operator
- Noise Operator + AM
- Oscillator Operator(Analog synthesizer style oscillator) + AM
- Texture Operator + AM
- Filter Operator
- Resonator Operator

# Operator Matrix Mixer
The Matrix mixer creates an operator network that is not limited to traditional "Algorithm" methods.

# Modulation sources
- 4x LFOs
- 4x Envelopes
- 2x Step sequencer
- 2x Keyboard scaling
- 2x Velocities
- 2x Macros

# Effects
- 3 Band EQ
- Compressor
- Saturator
- Chorus
- Delay
- Reverb

# Programmable Arpeggiator
You can easily create your own pattern.

# Universal App
It is compatible with iPad and iPhone.

# Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3)
You can use this AUv3 Plug-In in a host application that supports Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3).

# Audiobus
You can stream live audio directly to an Audiobus compatible application. See for more information.

# Ableton Link
Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a local network. See for more information.

# MIDI input
- Core MIDI, Virtual MIDI, Inter-App Audio MIDI Input
- MIDI clock synchronization
- MIDI controller mapping

# Preset sharing
You can share your presets with other users. You can add presets created by other users to your preset library using the iOS Share Extension feature.

# More information
Introductory videos and manuals can be found on the website below.

What’s New

Version 1.1.3

- Added On/Off switches for each of Chorus, Delay, and Reverb. Bypassing the effects processing helps reduce CPU usage.
- The default keyboard layout when launched as a standalone App on the iPhone has been changed to a flat layout. The keyboard layout can be changed from the settings screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

john signal ,

best iOS synth of 2022

Nambu is amazing, versatile, and deep. It covers a massive amount of ground: it can go from very synthy modern sounds to natural instruments to experimental, weird noises.

I don't think it's accurate to judge a synth based on the quantity of presets, unless you never plan on programming it, which would be a shame. Nambu is delightful. For those looking for presets, you might periodically check in on your favorite iOS music forum(s). There are several sound designers who have released packs for the dev's previous synths.

audisea_ ,

Checks all the boxes for a great bass music synth

Been looking for a synth with auv3 support that’s as capable for complex sound design as Nave or Abletons operator and this is it. I can pretty much design whatever I need. The multi stage envelopes and modulation options are fluid and vastly deep. Get this instrument if your more into production then just beat making.


Wah wah no presets

Make your own! Another beautiful iceWorks creation thx !

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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