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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
• 3 tone oscillators with adjustable shapes
• Noise oscillator
• 2 virtual analog style filters with flexible routing options
• 3 envelopes with adjustable level, time and curve parameters
• Envelope modes: sustain, trigger and loop
• 2 tempo sync-able LFOs
• Build-in effects: distortion, phaser, chorus and delay
• Voice modes: monophonic, polyphonic, legato and glide

Mela FX – Multi-FX Audio Unit Extension
• Virtual analog style filter
• Effects: distortion, phaser, chorus and delay
• 2 tempo sync-able LFOs
• Envelope Follower with Peak/RMS modes
• Follower can be driven by the audio unit's normal input or side chain

• 2-pole or 4-pole filter types of low-pass, band-pass and high-pass
• Ability to morph between the filter types

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

Audio Unit Extension Features
• 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
• The app has a built-in virtual musical keyboard
• It can respond to MIDI input from external sources
• Supports Background Audio

What’s New

Version 1.4

• Distortion effect now has 2 modes: Saturation and Foldback
• Added Asymmetry parameter to the Distortion effect
• In Mela Synth, Modulation Matrix and FX sections were swapped. It looks more natural and is consistent with the Mela FX layout
• More consistent value formatting across parameters. This includes using kHz unit instead of Hz when appropriate
• If there are no user saved presets, the "User" section in the preset popover is no longer displayed
• Preset name editing text field is now fully functional: ability to move cursor freely etc
• Restore the old behaviour of the Number Box control, responding to a double tap (instead of a single tap) to present Number Pad. Small adjustments to the control used to cause Number Pad to be displayed unintentionally
• Removed preset selector's next/previous arrow buttons as swiping left/right achieves the same result
• Added new presets to Mela Synth and Mela FX
• Minor UI tweaks and internal enhancements
• Updated user guide

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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!

anickt ,

Great Sounding Synth UPDATE 2

Thanks again for April 1 update! This is a killer app!

What a great addition! The AUfx is very cool! Thanks for that!

When synths get overly complicated they’re no fun. This one has a good balance between features and accessibility. Plus it sounds really good. I like it!

Developer Response ,

Thank you anickt 🙏

Korg Fan ,

Cool synth, but could use some more features as you said

I like the fun things you can do with the oscillators as well as modulating the effects, but adding oscillator sync, fm, supersaw, audio rate loo mod, and oscillator brilliance would be really cool.


Nikolozi Pty Ltd
2.7 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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