DRC is powerful virtual analog polyphonic synthesizer that recreates the characteristic sound of an analog synthesizer proving a minimal but powerful set of parameters, for limited but incredible sonic capabilities.
With the cloud preset sync technology, DRC enables you to sync patches across devices effortlessly. With this powerful feature, you to start the creative process on one device and continue on another, seamlessly.
- AUv3 compatible (use it on Garage Band, AUM, NS2, Cubasis, etc)
- Up to 8 voices
- Two main oscillators, one sub-oscillator and one noise source
- Detune, sync and ring modulation
- 4 pole self resonant low pass Ladder Filter
- 2 pole multi-mode filter (LP, HP, BD, NOTCH)
- 2 LFO's and 2 analog modeled envelope generators
- Stereo Tape Delay with time modulation
- Lush Stereo Reverb with modulation and self growing decay
- True stereo, analog modeled multi mode chorus
- Arpeggiator with 4 modes, tempo sync and hold function
- Sync to external MIDI clock
- MIDI clock out
- Audiobus Compatible
- Ableton Link Compatible
For detailed operation information and requirements please visit www.imaginando.pt/products/drc
"Elegant, easy to navigate and sounds brilliant."
"I can't enough express how amazed and happy I am playing this app. Before to write this review I read the manual (you must) and tested every parameter until understand perfectly how every one respond to the final output sound. I have to tell you the presets do not show how powerful this synth can be, you have to tweak by yourself every filter, modifier and fx's. For me the filter is the secret in this app to get a differentiated sound compared to your other synth app's. Filter add a deep texture and resolution to the sound that I forgot lfo's and adsr's.""
"One of the best iPad synthesizers!"
"This sounds better than 99% of iOS synths. Filters are awesome. Modulation options are numerous. Effects are great. Sounds like a Mac plugin, not an iOS synth. Very little out there like this. I have paid hundreds on the Mac for this kind of sound."
"A wonderful synth with it's own unique character to it."
"This app is excellent! Just enough of a twist on the standard synth app to make it worth the investment. Patch creation seems to be the focus, and UI is perfect for flipping back and forth while working out new presets. Cloud support and coming VST integration makes this synth truly a promising venture."
"Huge tone that will cut through any mix Fantastic control options for the musician Rich sounds and a beautiful visual design A developer who cares greatly about his customers and creation (frequent updates) It's alive! Recommended!"
"Easy to lose yourself in sound design. The sound sources, fx, filters and modulations are all laid out to be very easily accessible. The mixer is great for tweaking the balance between the sound sources to fine tune your sound. Can tell some love went in to making this"
"Great, rich, full-sounding sounds! Great job!!!"
"Awesome updates from a developer who truly cares about both their customers and their work. Nice job!"
"It is FAT. The interface is intuitive. It is universal."
"This is really a fine example of a synthesizer whose developers love synthesizers. It is rather difficult to explain, but there is something within not only the interface, but in the nature of the sounds that this thing produces that shows their passion. This synthesizer is a patch designer's tool, not a preset player. Yes, it does come with some nice patches which show off some of its abilities, but when you start to dig in yourself, you can create some really unusual sounds."
"Excellent job guys. The GUI looks great and everything is extremely easy to access and in a logical way. The fact that you can upload your patch to the cloud and carry on working at home is a plus also."
"Nice effects section great delay nice chord section IAA instrument support complete with transport bar and Midi learn. Good stuff."
- Fix in-app purchase persistency bug
Ratings and Reviews
Waaaaay more than it first appears!
At first sight it doesn’t seem this synth would have all that much going for it. It doesn’t have a GUI anything like Waldorf’s Nave of anything from Sugarbytes, etc, but if you judge it on that aspect then you’re selling yourself short. What it lacks in eye candy it more than makes up for it in the ease of creating excellent patches! Now, I’m no Jakob Haq but you don’t need to be to start creating great sounds with this and that’s where it really shines!
I ought to take away one star because, by reading other reviewers, for some reason this app seems to attract people who only want free stuff and don’t think a developers time is work what it costs to buy a cup of Starbucks crappy over roasted burnt tasting coffee! But, that’s not the dev’s fault so all stars given.
Developer Response ,
As we say here at Imaginando: "Hearing is believing" - Thank you for your review and support!
I get it now! (UPDATE)
Earlier I wrote a review complaining about three “issues,” specifically the advertising pop ups, noise bursts and failing to save AUv3 presets. I just really didn’t understand their business model or realize that this free version is a TRIAL. Imaginando sent me a very polite response to my review that cleared everything up. Now that I know that the free version of this app is designated as a trial, I’m pretty seriously considering buying the full version. It’s a great, beautiful synthesizer and the cloud preset function looks really great.
Thanks, Imaginando team!
Developer Response ,
Hi - we're so glad we cleared everything up. Thank you for checking out DRC and for your 5* review!
Accidental Purchase. Decent synth but misleading.
I recently downloaded DRC and after playing with it for only a few minutes, I was prompted to pay $8.99 because apparently this “free” app is really a trial. Because my finger was rested on the home button when this happened, payment went through without me having a chance to stop it. Ugh.
I think having the ability to create sounds on the go and have them easily loadable into the desktop VST is an incredible feature, but the VST costs an extra $79! Not a fan at all of this business model, because if I really enjoyed the synth I would gladly pay more than $8.99 to get it on all platforms.
Now, the synth itself is a standard subtractive synth. There are some cool presets that show off what the synth can do, and I really like the chord keyboard function. The oscillators sound good and the effects are decent, especially the tape delay which is a lot of fun to play with.
I also own Zeeon on ios and prefer the sound of its filters and modulation options, as well as it having a sequencer. Although it was an accidental purchase I still can see myself coming back to DRC. The GUI is slick and its fun to play with, but I feel like I’m missing out on its best feature which is cross-platform patches. I already own a bunch of softsynths and hardware that I use in Ableton, so I won’t be shelling out another $79 for this anytime soon.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks getting in touch with your feedback, we're sorry for not delivering the best experience for you in terms of DRC in-app purchases.
We don't directly market DRC as being a free product, it is available to download for free for the purposes of trial/demo. We certainly do not seek accidental purchases, we want our users to be able to make an informed decision on whether they wish to purchase any of our products.
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- 97.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Imaginando
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Synth Engine $9.99
- Unlock Factory Expansion $4.99
- Unlock Sounds From Outer Space $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.