* Hybrid Polyphonic Synthesizer (VA, FM, Formant, PCM(112))
2OSC + FILTER + AMP + 4LFO + 8ENV
* Virtual Analog Monophonic Synthesizer x2
2OSC + FILTER + AMP + 3LFO + 6ENV
* PCM Polyphonic Synthesizer
OSC (112 PCM sounds) + FILTER + AMP + 3LFO + 6ENV
* Rhythm Machine for six tracks
* 16 step Pattern Sequencer
* Song Sequencer (320bars)
* CoreMIDI (input)
Updated Audiobus SDK to v2.3.1
Ratings and Reviews
Feels like a Casiotone Synth on Steroids!
I really love this synth it’s great! Ok so it’s old and doesn’t look as shiny and flashy as newer AUv3 synths but it’s designed very well both visually and in terms of its sound. The layout is clear with a clean minimal interface that’s very intuitive and simple to understand and navigate. The sound is quite retro and lofi, (especially the pcm synth). Yeah it’s not just one synth, but a suite, together with a drum machine, sequencer, mixer and basic fx section! The sequencer is quite basic, this is by no means a DAW like Cubasis by any stretch of the imagination, but you can flesh out whole ideas here with this.
At the moment I’m having great fun dialling in some wonky lofi sounds and sampling them into BeatMaker 3, yes! It would be great if this was AUv3 but then that’d take half the fun out of sampling the audio and chopping it up!
This app certainly won’t be for everyone but if you’re into more retro sounds, 80s home keyboard style, with a good amount of tweakable parameters, this will be an instant favourite! And for the price it’s a steal. Setting me off well at the start of my iPad music making journey, I think I can see myself buying a lot of stuff from IceGear Instruments!
So So close
With the addition of longer bars with smaller notes(down to 1/16T at least!) this would be just THE best on-the-crapper Ravestation hands down.
Sweet, resonant sounds, really intuitive pattern seq+builder (could do with 6 or 8 tracks, dedicated double-drum tracks for volume) but most features u head for on other apps are all there and a song groove will appear in minutes. Great for sketching, practical, quality support for line-out via Jack and Dock port.
Superb, truly. Would expect considerably more on iPad tho!
This is a great app! Buy it now!
I love this app! It's so intuitive and sounds great.
I particularly like the drum machine section as it's so quick and easy to program patterns either in step time or real time and give them real feel with velocity settings and the groove/swing parameter.
It would be great if users could import their own samples and if there was a basic reverb available but other than that I can't fault it and totally recommend it as a great musical sketchpad! Also a fantastic and very cheap way to learn about synthesis.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.