Magellan Synthesizer 2 4+

Pro Analog Modeling Synth

Yonac Inc.

    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings
    • £12.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.


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.

What’s New

Version 1.2

• 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

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

mbt101 ,

Very nice synth

Although it is quite complex and has a lot of controls the interface is nicely done and easy to understand. The Spawn function is great for coming up with unique sounds which you can further modify. A lot of these sounds it comes up with are really quite surprising and not something I would be able to program so it is great for a starting point.
The overall sound can be thick and lush so great for pad and atmospherics but can do any all the usual analog synth stuff with the advantage of having dual filters and a FM modifier with its own envelope.
I already have more synth apps than I need but happy with this purchase and am having fun exploring it.

sleekitwan ,

Excellent synth, sets a high standard.

This is pretty solid, and well programmed, the sounds are great, it has pretty much everything covered. It seemed really, really good, then I realised the oscilloscope wasn’t just for show. AUV3, as well as standalone, Magellan 2 is possibly the best synthesiser in the app store, it just isn’t the most expensive! Managed several instances in a garageband song too.

piss me of ,

Magellan 1&2

Meg 2 works great no problems great selection presets, but Meg 1 when put my iPad on and I open it it played fine then put it off and put back on there is no sound, then I use garage band it plays fine I’ve contacted Yonac they sent me some help but I didn’t understand what they were asking me to do if there is anybody having the same problem, then write another review because I don’t want to give my email address

In-App Purchases

Sounds of Horror II
Gloomy basses, haunting arps, sinister leads+
Sounds of Horror I
Ominous moods, pads, drones, sound FX & more!
64 presets specially made for MagTOUCH & MPE
Like, Totally 80s
64 presets full of '80s classic synth sounds
Have a Nice Day: The 1970s
64 presets evoking warm, analog synth magic

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