Introducing Embertone's first Virtual Instrument for your iPhone/iPad: a deeply sampled iOS instrument with true legato, and the only virtual instrument with Sexiness Control. If you're looking for that George Michael/"Careless Whispers" sound... look no further!

This is your digital solution to sax saturation. Bring your sax levels to 11... Try Sensual Sax today!

- MIDI input / output
- Audio Unit 3
- Audiobus
- True legato sampling for realistic note transitions
- Three sets of articulations

Controls include REVERB (with controllable AMOUNT and ROOM SIZE settings); VIBRATO (with dedicated DEPTH slider); DELAY (with control over AMOUNT and TIME); and switchable LEGATO, SUSTAIN, and STACCATO playing styles using the onscreen lockable keyboard (switchable to DOUBLE KEYBOARD for further flexibility). It goes without saying that it is compatible with all major iOS-based DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), working with Apple’s Audio Unit Extensions technology — that brings the Audio Units system-level full plug-in architecture model (that was previously only available to third-party developers like Embertone in OS X) to iOS — as well as Inter-App Audio and Audiobus for full communication with the outside musical world.

Founded by composer/orchestrator Alex Davis and composer/sound designer Jonathan Churchill, Embertone has been producing next-level virtual instruments since 2012. Its mission is simple: sample lots of great instruments, and bring them to market to inspire awesome new music! The co-founders seriously love what they do, admiring the likes of Tonehammer, Sample Modeling, and Sonic Couture — companies that have led the way to this new age of deeply-sampled virtual instruments, and aim to move that tradition forward by finding new ways to capture the essence of an instrument and program it in an intuitive and responsive package... and, of course, offer it to the composing community at an atttractive price! As the go-to company for musicians looking for realistic and fun virtual instruments since releasing the free Intimate Strings LITE for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT (4.2.4+), the full-blown Friedlander Violin subsequently became the flagship solo product for the KONTAKT PLAYER platform while setting the production standard for future realistic-sounding releases.

What’s New

Version 1.0.9

1. Fix au3 bug.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Obkenob ,

Great sound, but lacking in range.

This app is fantastic, but has one major flaw: the range is way too small. You can move the register around by unlocking it, but I wish there was a way to lock it at a wider range. How am I supposed to play Careless Whisper on repeat over and over without moving the register back and forth?!?!

If this fix could be implemented, this would be a flawless app.

Baitnswitched ,

I want your sax!

I tried this withan mpe controller. 4 instances as AU plugins in AUM with each its own dedicated midi channel (per note channel) and it sort of worked. Each note receiving cc#2 for pressure /volume control and tried both sex knob with cc#1 active and not active for y axis controls. While the configuration worked it produced clicks and pops and zippering noises while changes in cc1&2 were changed. I don't know if this is asking for more resources than a iPad Pro handles. What makes it more difficult to play with mpe and wind controllers is that each note trigger is only a one shot loop which has no sustain longer than 2-3 seconds. Pitch bends limited to 2 semitones. Triggering from keys has the same result. So, basically it felt more frustrating with an expressive control versus static controller. I think the static controller kind of fits the aesthetic of a sexy Sax sample anyways.

That being said what the developers have done with this app and its scripting is still amazing. If you are a jazz guy I don't even know why you would take seriously something with a sex knob without asking to add a digital wind chime machine from the developers. Is this an option? This is an going to have some production value for many and fills a certain niche. I will continue to keep my eye on this developer and whenever I need more sex appeal in my music I know I at least have a big tool in my app drawer for the job.

briandash ,

No good with iPhone X!

The app’s aspect ratio is 16x9 to match the iPhone 7/8. For some reason on iPhone X instead of having the black bars on the left and right the interface is expanded from edge to edge cutting off the UI on the top and bottom making it extremely difficult to use.

The sounds are great, I would give this 5 stars if it was usable on my phone, but it’s not.


Embertone LLC
221.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2016 Embertone LLC


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