Continua is a three-oscillator / dual-filter six-voice virtual analog synth, with fully polyphonic modulation sources and built-in custom-designed effects, for everything from complex, evolving chill-out soundscapes to New Wave synth stabs
Full PDF manual available at the Audio Damage website.
• Standalone Version w/ IAA and AUv3
Your Continua purchase comes with a standalone version (with Inter-App Audio) and an AudioUnit V3 for using with an AUv3 host like GarageBand, Cubasis, or AUM.
• Three Flexible Oscillators
Continuously variable morphing waveform, with warp, shape, and skew controls.
• Dual Morphing Filters
Filters can be used in serial or parallel modes, and morph from lowpass through bandpass and highpass to notch in 2-pole and 4-pole configurations.
• Noise Source
Noise source features a "color" control that affects tonal characteristics of the noise.
• ADSR x 2
Continua has two ADSR-style envelope generators, with curve on attack, decay, and release.
• Flexible Envelope Generator (FEG) x 2
The two FEGs are arbitrary function generators, with up to 99 steps, curve and step level control, arbitrary loop points, and host tempo sync.
• Flexible Low-Frequency Oscillator (FLFO) x 4
The four FLFOs utilize four controls (phase, shape, skew, and warp) to access a virtually limitless palette of waveforms, and feature host tempo sync and retrigger.
• Sample And Hold
The S&H mod source can sample noise (random) or any of the other mod sources, at either a user-defined rate or a musical division, and includes built-in smoothing and distance limit (for a "walk" effect).
Every knob in Continua is a mod destination, with a very fast and simple assignment matrix access with a right-click on the knob (double-tap on iOS).
• Tuning Tables And Global Tuning Offset
Re-tune Continua to new intonations and temperaments using the open-source and easy-to-use TUN file format. A global tuning offset (default to A=440) allows you to easily retune the entire synth to match a different A frequency without using a tuning table.
• MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression)
Continua understands both "legacy" MIDI and MPE. Use your Linnstrument, Roli Seaboard, Haken Continuum, Madrona Labs Soundplane, or Sensel Morph (among others) to directly access per-note pressure, pitch bend, and modulation.
• Per-Instance Settings
Continua utilizes a per-instance customization method: set MPE mode, aftertouch smoothing, pitch bend range override, tuning table, and global tuning offset for each instance in your DAW, with an option to save any state as your global starting point.
• Factory Presets
Continua comes with a substantial collection of factory content, including Designer Presets from Red Means Recording, Glitch Machines, Red Sky Lullaby, and SonalSystem.
• Cross-Platform Preset Format
Continua utilizes an XML-based preset manager. Work between multiple systems without troubles, make a preset on your desktop machine and paste it to the iOS version with Handoff, easily share your creations with your friends, or make a preset bundle to sell.
Many little fixes and optimizations. But mainly...
1. Audio/MIDI settings panel in the standalone was too small on some devices. Fixed.
2. The GUI was sluggish in standalone on some devices. Fixed. (Hopefully!)
3. It was difficult to use the panel switcher buttons in some DAWs when fullscreened. Fixed. (Note this is a stopgap fix; it works now but it isn't as pretty, but we wanted to roll something out quickly. Better fix in the next update.)
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
MPE still needs work
This is a great synth. Beautiful sounds. But as a Linnstrument user, it’s made unusable because of the MIDI issues. After touch and modwheel appear not to work with my Linnstrument. The xy pads on the synth itself do NOTHING for the vast majority of presets. Which is a shame! Because this synth is so close to being great. Still waiting for a usable MPE iOS synth that actually has the midi capabilities to actually be fully MPE right off the bat. Amazing presets though this synth has a lot of potential. BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! DONT SPECIFICALLY ADVERTISE YOUR SYNTH TO MPE KEYBOARD USERS AND NOT INCLUDE MIDI MAPPING IN YOUR SYNTH. It’s honestly pathetic.
Oh and I forgot to mention, but the browser could use some work. No favorites. And you can’t scroll down the menu without loading every preset you touch. And the order of the presets is totally random and unorganized
Hopefully this and quanta stay updated
NICE BUT... NO MIDI MAPPING??
Ya’ll do some great FX and sexy GUI. But I must admit something is always lacking with the Instruments.
Continua has no midi mapping and that renders it much less useful to me. I find that should be standard in any instrument today.
As for modulation mapping, I personally prefer the GUI implementation in Quanta, but its not a deal breaker.
But that midi mapping, man. Please fix.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.