KQ MiniSynth is a powerful polyphonic modular synthesizer.
This app lets you create tones with module patching.
You can add/remove up to 100 modules freely as you want.
(Oscillators, Envelope Generators, Filters, and so on)
Of course it depends on your device's ability.
Modular system is also good for education use.
You can learn the role of various modules while patching those.
The Patch-Editing view supports zooming.
You can connect modules with taps easily.
70 Presets are included.
External and Virtual MIDI is Supported.
MIDI over Bluetooth LE is Supported (Act as a Central device).
Inter-App Audio is Supported.
Audiobus is Supported.
Ableton Link integration.
Includes an Audio Unit Extension (AUv3 Instrument).
Q: The output sounds too quiet.
A: Expression value(Ctrl #11) may be too small. Try to Tap "RESET" on I/O Panel. When it is not improved, try to change an option "Boost Velocities".
Q: The velocities seem to be ignored on Audio Unit.
A: If you want to enable the note velocity function in Audio Unit, try to turn off "Ignore Velocities" in the settings. (The default is on because GarageBand sends velocities randomly.)
Q. I want to customize the software keyboard.
A. A gear appears when you drag the upper part of the keyboard. Try to tap it with another finger.
This app implements the follow modules.
- Oscillator Type A (Frequency Modulation)
- Oscillator Type B (Pulse Width Modulation)
- Super Saw Oscillator
- Low Frequency Oscillator
- LFO Type B (Tempo Synchronization)
- White Noise Generator
- 4 Channel Mixer
- CV Mixer
- Voltage-Controlled Amplifier
- Sample-and-Hold Amplifier
- Envelope Generator Type A
- Envelope Generator Type B
- Inverting Circuit
- Logical And (Series Switch)
- Logical Or (Parallel Switch)
- Polyphonic Or Gate
- Maximum/Minimum Selector
- V/Oct Vibrator
- Keyboard Level Scaling
- Ring Modulator
- Voltage-Controlled Filter (LPF/HPF/BPF/BEF)
- Delay Effector
- Modulated Delay
- Reverb Filter (KQ)
- Reverb Filter (FreeVerb)
- Chorus Effector
- Loop Gate (Tempo Synchronization)
- 8 Step CV Sequencer
- 8 Step Gate Sequencer
- Mono To Dualmono
- Stereo To Mono
- Custom Controller
- Const Value
If you feel it sounds noisy, slow or stuttering, try to decrease polyphony, increase buffer size and reduce connected modules.
Introducing Audiobus support: Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See http://audiob.us for more information.
Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.
Bug-fix: Files could not be opened at Files.app on iOS 13.
Updated Audiobus SDK.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent flexibility...design your own AU synths!
I’ve bought quite a few iOS synths...in a short time ;) this one might require a bit more study and effort but you can do sooooo much with it. FM and analogue! A mix of the two! I’m still learning but I’ve already created some great stuff by tweaking the presets and building from scratch isn’t that hard.
Thanks Kira. Please keep adding to this!
I LOVE this soft synth. So much fun to experiment with. There are very limited instructions so you are really forced to try new things and see what happens, which is cool.
Very realistic and detailed. You can learn all about signal paths and how modules effect one another, without having to set up a whole eurorack. I love the sounds I can get out of my patches and have sampled them many times!
The sheer ice bubbles of modular fm
This is haunted modular synthesis. FM mayhem and mind slicing photon rays create ice beams. Quite well in fact japan has a day devoted to this developer and is also worshiped in some exotic sound labs.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.