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.
AUv3, MIDI & MPE
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.
• Sequencer (AUv3 version): New "Host Transport Control" feature. Turn it on for synced starting/stopping of the sequencer via the host's transport controls (for hosts that provide transport data)
• Improvements to YPAT3 preset management and UI
• Enhanced oscillator 1 & 2 syncing
• Improvements to SPAWN2 arp pattern generation
• Improvements to standalone & AUv3 fluid UI
• Other optimizations and improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I was hoping we’d get a Auv3 update to Magellan for the longest and don’t mind having to pay for a whole new app, tbh I was apprehensive at first because as much as I love Kasper and Kauldron I always have to go into the midi settings and turn of the hardware midi in when using them with Daws so they don’t play when I’m playing other midi instruments, happily that’s not the case with this. Idk if I can import all my user patches from version one yet. As the other other mentioned apps, it would be great if e could just not have to turn off hard midi when using them as audio units in Daws.🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 Anyway great sounding and feature rich synth!!!
Great app, but....
This appears to be a great new synth app except for the surprise the second time I used it. It starts with 366 presets, but eliminates 261 of them the next time you use it, so plan on the additional $6 IAP, especially when you have no idea which of the deleted presets are on which IAP.
Please disregard the above as I opened the app again to find all of the presets were now working again. Obviously some user error here. I then purchased an IAP and received an additional 64 presets for a current total of 430 presets. Rating is now 5 stars. Good job, Yonac.
Feeling a little sad... Stock Presets don’t seem to capture the power!
I hope Yonac Inc. can put maybe a few more presets from users (maybe?) that will showcase the liquid transitions the subtle movements and the graceful beauty that this synth can deliver.
Right now presets seem glassy, harsh, and very sharp, but after playing with it a few moments I see that it can deliver soft and smokey tones. Magellan 1 is one of my favorite Yonac synths. I have made over 400 presets that blows everything the big synths produce out of the water! Amazing work Yonac on another GO TO SYNTH!
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- Yonac Inc.
- 42.8 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Yonac Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Like, Totally 80s $1.99
- MagTOUCH & MPE $1.99
- Have a Nice Day: The 1970s $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.