* Hybrid Polyphonic Synthesizer (VA, FM, Formant, PCM(112))
2OSC + FILTER + AMP + 4LFO + 8ENV
* Virtual Analog Monophonic Synthesizer x2
2OSC + FILTER + AMP + 3LFO + 6ENV
* PCM Polyphonic Synthesizer
OSC (112 PCM sounds) + FILTER + AMP + 3LFO + 6ENV
* Rhythm Machine for six tracks
* 16 step Pattern Sequencer
* Song Sequencer (320bars)
* CoreMIDI (input)
Updated Audiobus SDK to v2.3.1
Ratings and Reviews
Ok, here is my second review... I have been testing this great app for some days. Here are some thoughts as this app for sure targets the nano users. so, what is the difference?
intuitive synths - the nano one is great too but a bit harder to use. Actually the nano one is more detailed.
great sound quality
faster. more intuitive handling
no fx beside delay
only 8 drum slots, no user sound import
limited drum modulation possibilities (no reverse playing for example)
no modulation drawing or recording possibilites - you can adjust velocity though.
rotate controls can only be used by circling around them - like a real rotate know. a simple up and down swipe should rotate them as well
In general... what I am missing the most:
More drum slots + more playback modes (reverse).
user sounds for drums
Ability to choose what synth you want to use. Right now the different synths are connected to their note lanes. Anyhow, why can't i choose what synth I want to use?
More than 5 note lanes
This is a promising app. The concept feels more scalable than nano. I would be happy to pay for any of the above improvements.
Not easy to save songs and it crashes all the time!
They need to demonstrate in the videos how to save your songs , I pressed save , made a title , and it said saved , next day nothing ! Hours of work down the drain ! nowhere does it show how to retrieve your previous songs ! What the hell ?! Had I known I wouldn't have purchased it ! And of course they didn't give any easy contact info ! Hello ! Don't you think people will want to access the work they've spent a lot of time to make ? Sorry to sound so negative here but I'm really annoyed about , I had a really good song I made now it gone , Goddamit man ! Make it easier , that's one of the basic features of any music or creative app , too be able to easily save and access your work , I'll change my review if any one ever explains to me how to do this , if not screw it I'll use one of the many apps I have that are easy to save and retrieve work , like nano studio . All that work for gone ! And on top of all this it crashes every single time I try to open the sequencer now I'm really annoyed if needs to be fixed or I'm going get my money back from the AppStore and gave a worse review,
Step Sequencer Way Too Limited
My problem with this app is the step sequencer is way too limited. I have the Akai Synthstation and had a simple idea to sequence. I wanted to get a melody down. First problem I had was there is no metronome click. Ok, I figure I'll start with a drum part so I'll know where I'm at so I can play the melody. Then while playing the drum part I realized the pattern is too short and there is no way to lengthen patterns to fit my song. Ok, so I'll just have to use two patterns for the drum part. The problem is that you can only loop one pattern while recording so there is no way to get the feel right to get the idea recorded. I did manage to get the simple drum part sequenced using two patterns but it was a total pain to do something that should be so simple. Then I realized I was going to have to do the same sort of thing for the melody but using four patterns. I tried with the first pattern and realized some of my notes need to be held across patterns which I think is impossible. I waisted way too much time already and quit.
Are the sounds good? Don't know, never really got that far.
This app really seems geared toward those who just want to throw random notes together using the screen and patten editor and see what happens. I'm not really interested in that.
The company does have another synth which is great. It's called Argon.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.