Mela 3 — Synth, FX & MIDI 4+

AUv3: Audio Unit Plug-in Suite

Nikolozi Meladze

    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings
    • $19.99


Mela is an intuitive virtual analog synthesiser and multi-effects processor with a streamlined interface. It can be loaded either as an instrument, audio effect or a MIDI processor plug-in inside a host application such as AUM, BeatMaker, Cubasis, GarageBand, Ableton Live or Logic Pro.

If you begin working on a track in GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad, and later open the project in Logic Pro on your Mac, then all instances of Mela, Mela FX and Mela MIDI plug-ins will load just as you left them on your iOS device.

Mela – Synthesiser Audio Unit Plug-in (AUv3)
- 4 great sounding oscillators
- 2 virtual analog style filters
- 3 envelopes with adjustable level, time and curve parameters
- Envelope modes: sustain, trigger and loop
- 3 tempo syncable LFOs
- Effects: distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger, delay and compressor
- Fully featured modulation matrix
- Flexible signal routing options
- Voice modes: monophonic, polyphonic, legato and glide

Mela FX – Multi-FX Audio Unit Plug-in (AUv3)
- Input section with pan and level controls
- 2 virtual analog style filters
- Effects: distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger, delay and compressor
- 3 tempo syncable LFOs
- Envelope follower with peak and RMS modes
- Follower can be driven by the audio unit's normal input or side chain
- Fully featured modulation matrix
- Flexible signal routing options
- Global dry/wet mix and bypass controls

Mela MIDI – MIDI Processor Audio Unit Plug-in (AUv3)
- The Mela MIDI plug-in comes with many MIDI processor modules
- These modules can be arranged in any order on up to 4 lanes
- Each lane can receive and send MIDI to the host via different virtual MIDI cables
- The modules can be combined in creative ways to create interesting MIDI processor chains
- The LFO and Random modules can modulate any Mela MIDI parameter
- MIDI Modules: Arpeggiator, Chord, Control Change, Note Echo, Note Length, Pitch Range, Pitch, Scale, Strummer and Velocity
- Modulator Modules: LFO and Random
- Utility Modules: Logger and Panic

- Standard selection of saw, sine, square and triangle waveforms
- Ability to morph between the waveforms or distort them using the shape parameter
- Modern phase distortion algorithm with an additional harmonics parameter
- Harmonics adjusts the richness of the generated waveform and modulating it sounds similar to filter sweeps
- Great sounding noise oscillator, which sounds warmer than pure white noise
- Other features: transposition, tuning, pan and level

- Selection of great-sounding self-oscillating resonant filters
- Ability to morph between low-pass, band-pass and high-pass

Modulation Matrix
- Both Mela and Mela FX come with a fully featured modulation matrix
- Most parameters of the audio units can be modulated
- Modulation sources: envelope generators, envelope follower and LFOs
- MIDI sources: velocity, key, mod wheel, aftertouch and pitch bend
- The matrix supports both positive and negative modulation intensities

- Oscillators can be routed to filters in 5 different ways
- FX section can be inserted before filter 1, after it or after both filters

Plug-in Features
- Customisable Perform View that gives you access to the parameters that you care about most
- Highly flexible layout, makes the best use of the space provided by the host's window
- Preset management with import/export features

Mela App
- The Mela synth can be used by simply launching the app
- Supports all orientations on both iPhone and iPad, including split-screen on iPad
- It can respond to MIDI input from external sources
- Supports background audio

If you enjoy using Mela, leave a review on the App Store. For any issues, feature suggestions or other support queries, get in touch.

What’s New

Version 3.9.2

- Fixed a typo.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Station86 ,

Great synth and audio effects. MIDI plug-in is buggy in Cubasis.

This is a great, package deal for the price. One thing I really like is that you can scroll through the parameters in the Cubasis effects frame. That makes parameters easy to get to without feeling cramped. I really like the synth and effects. The synth and audio auv3 plugins come with a lot of mice presets. The midi plug-in with only 10 presets, but it’s enough to get you started. The Mela MIDI plug-in works in Cubasis, but it’s not very usable. When I loop a section in Cubasis with the Mela plug-in activated, the plug-in stops arpeggiating when the loop repeats. When I hit the MIDI panic button, the arp starts playing by itself. I really hope that the developer fixes this. Otherwise, I feel that this plug-in is great for someone who is looking for an all-in-one plug-in deal.

UPDATE: The developer fixed the issue! The MIDI effects plugin now works as expected! This my favorite MIDI effect plugin, now. 5 stars. Thank you, very much!

Developer Response ,

Hey, thanks for the review. I will look into the arpeggiator issue in Cubasis. And more presets will be added to Mela MIDI as I add more modules over time :)

Update: I’ve just released the Mela 3.0.1 update, with fixes to the Arpeggiator. Let me know if you experience any more issues.

Rian Diasporah ,

All three Mela versions are amazing.

I have been a supporter since version 1. Mela 3 falls right in line with the consistency and quality of the developer. After playing with each of them for differences , there are slight improvements with each version. Is it worth the upgrade? Absolutely, is it worth buying if you never heard of it? Without a doubt.

Oceans in space ,

great, amazing synth

U cant get it yo ryn un abelton, like many mac au or vst. ipad works perfectly. Super creative and fab UI

Developer Response ,

You should be able to run Mela and Mela FX plug-ins in Ableton Live 11.2 or later. If you still have issues please email me directly and we’ll investigate.

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