Shape is a polyphonic synthesiser allowing the user to draw the shape of the oscillator waveform. The first half of the oscillator is represented by 32 blocks and the second half is its mirror, generating all sorts of possible raw retroish sounds. 16 pages per oscillator allows to interpolate between different shapes. Add effects like arpeggio, stereo delay and a resonant filter and record your sounds on a classic tape. Modulate any parameter with keyboard, MIDI MPE or the device accelerometer. Connect to other apps with AudioBus, IAA, AUv3 and midi.
+++ 16 voice polyphony
+++ 2 oscillators, draw your own shape
+++ 3 oscillator mixing functions (add, subtract or multiply)
+++ Lfo modulation with ADSR: envelope, pitch, duty cycle, square, page or filter
+++ Record on tape with infinite overdubs (save, load, import, export)
+++ Stereo delay
+++ Resonant filter (low, band and high pass)
+++ Modulate any parameter using keyboard, MIDI MPE or accelerometer (Built in or Sphero)
+++ Mini linear sequencer with euclidean rhythm
+++ On screen 25 key stylophone style keyboard
+++ AudioBus, Inter App Audio and AUv3
+++ Ableton link or AUv3 host sync
+++ CoreMIDI, IAA MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI, limited MPE and MIDI out
+++ Audio Paste, files app drag’n drop or open with
Minor UI bug fixes.
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Erik The Great does it again!
First class updates to a first class app from a first class developer.
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The last update turned it into a better app
Great app. One feature that I’d love if it could be implemented is ability to copy shapes and setting between two HFO’s. Often times it’s very useful to start with the same waves in both and them just slightly tweak one of them, change the phase, envelope. Right now everything has to be copied by hand.
Another useful feature would be a separate volume/gain control of the tape recorder.
I still wish the TAPE had both user definable loop end AND loop start points. Also, why does recording stop at the end of the loop when overdubbing? There should be an option for it to record continuously.
I always loved the sound of Shapesynth, but could never wrap my head around the minimal and confusing interface. But this update basically restructures everything--it's virtually a new app. The developer has grown and grown, I think. His more recent apps like Elsa and Strng are brilliant, and I think all that experience has been applied to reinvent Shapsynth! So nothing but mad props from this girl! 😊
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.